Donnerstag, Januar 01, 2009

Mehr Forbidden Hollywood - Im März

SO muss ein Jahr beginnen. Kaum einen Tag alt und schon gibt es eine superbe DVD-Ankündigung aus dem Hause Warner zu vermelden. Die beliebte Forbidden Hollywood-Reihe wird im März fortgesetzt und es erscheint Vol. 3 der Serie. Das interessante bei Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 3, welche ab dem 24.03. offiziell erhältlich sein wird, ist die Tatsache, dass alle sechs Filme von einem Regisseur sind: Es ist William A. Wellman. So wird das Set wie folgt aussehen:

Other Men's Women (1931)
The Purchase Price (1932)

  • Classic Cartoons:
    • You Don't Know What You're Doin'!
    • Moonlight for Two
  • The Wall Street Mystery Short
  • Theatrical Trailers
Frisco Jenny (1932)
Midnight Mary (1933)

  • Commentary by Jeffrey Vance and Tony Maietta (Midnight Mary)
  • Shorts:
    • The Studio Murder Mystery
    • Goofy Movies #1
  • Classic Cartoon: Bosko's Parlor Pranks
  • Theatrical Trailers
Heroes for Sale (1933)
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)

  • Commentary by John Gallagher (Heroes for Sale)
  • Commentary by William Wellman Jr. and Frank Thompson (Wild Boys of the Road)
  • Classic Cartoons:
    • Sittin' on a Backyard Fence
    • One Step Ahead of My Shadow
  • The Trans-Atlantic Mystery Short
  • Theatrical Trailers
Bonus disc with two full-length documentaries.

Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick
The documentary traces Wellman's life from his birth in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1896, through his distinguished World War I career as a flier (which later got him the job of directing the classic silent film Wings), his start as a mail boy at Goldwyn, his rise to director in the 20's, his five marriages and stormy career through the 30's to late 50's, with a total filmography of more than 80 films.

The Men Who Made the Movies
William Wellman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original A Star Is Born (1937), was called "Wild Bill" during his World War I service as an aviator, a nickname that persisted in Hollywood due to his "larger-than-life" personality and lifestyle. A leap-year baby born in 1896 on the 29th of February to a stockbroker father in Brookline, Massachusetts, Wellman was the great-great-great grandson of Francis Lewis, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. His mother, the former Cecilia McCarthy, was born in Ireland. Despite an upper-middle class upbringing, the young Wellman was a hell-raiser. He excelled as an athlete and particularly enjoyed playing ice hockey, but he also enjoyed less savory pastimes, like joy-riding in stolen cars at night.

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