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The Directors Collection

10 Movie Set

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SKU:
54226
Language:
English
Genre:
Drama
Starring:
John Ford, Howard Hawks, Frank Capra, Orson Welles, John Huston
Co-Starring:
Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdonovich, Richard Donner, Paul Verhoeven, Stephen Frears
Format:
DVD
Run Time:
14 Hours 57 Minutes
Rating:
R
Region Code:
Region 1
Street Date:
09-15-2015
UPC:
683904542267

Packaging Details

Number of Discs:
3
Product Height (in):
7.5
Product Width (in):
5.25
Product Depth (in):
0.625
Product Weight (oz):
4.3
Carton Height (in):
17.75
Carton Width (in):
7.625
Carton Depth (in):
5.625
Carton Weight (lbs):
8
Carton Weight (oz):
14
Carton Qty:
30
Distributed By:
Mill Creek Entertainment
Catalog Title:
The Directors Collection - 10 Movie Set
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Synopsis

Classics from Hollywood Filmmaking Legends

Featuring the works of the following directors:

•JOHN FORD - JUDGE PRIEST
•Also known for The Searchers, The Grapes Of Wrath, Won 4 Oscars

•HOWARD HAWKS - HIS GIRL FRIDAY
•Also known for The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, Nominated for 1 Oscar

•FRANK CAPRA - MEET JOHN DOE
•Also known for It's A Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Won 3 Oscars

•ORSON WELLES - THE STRANGER
•Also known for Citizen Kane, Touch Of Evil, The Lady From Shanghai, Won 1 Oscar

•JOHN HUSTON - BEAT THE DEVIL
•Also known for The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, Won 2 Oscars

•FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA - DEMENTIA 13
•Also known for The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Won 5 Oscars

•PETER BOGDANOVICH - VOYAGE TO THE PLANET OF PREHISTORIC WOMEN
•Also known for The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, Nominated for 2 Oscars

•RICHARD DONNER - LOLA
•Also known for Superman, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon.

•PAUL VERHOEVEN - KATIE'S PASSION
•Also known for Total Recall, Robocop

•STEPHEN FREARS - SAIGON: YEAR OF THE CAT
•Also known for Philomena, The Queen, Nominated for 2 Oscars

Contents:

Judge Priest
Starring Will Rogers, Anita Louise, Stepin Fetchit
(1934) B&W 75 Minutes Not Rated

Will Rogers portrays Judge William “Billy” Priest, a southern judge whose home-spun humor, common sense rulings and laid back lifestyle raise some concerns with the townspeople. Priest is faced with his toughest court case ever involving a murder trial, meanwhile trying to balance his personal life. This John Ford (The Grapes of Wrath) directed film also features Anita Louise, Tom Brown, David Landau, Stepin Fetchit and Hattie McDaniel.

His Girl Friday
Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
(1940) B&W 92 Minutes Not Rated

Rosalind Russell plays Hildy Johnson, a star newspaper reporter still working for her ex-husband Walter (Cary Grant) at a major Chicago newspaper in this Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo) feature. Hildy has told Walter that she is going to marry her insurance salesman fiancé Bruce (Ralph Bellamy). Unfortunately, Walter doesn’t want to lose Hildy to Bruce or to lose Hildy as a reporter. Walter wants Hildy to cover a major story about a convicted murderer Earl Williams (John Qualen). Things get complicated when Williams escapes and Hildy and Walter are hiding him in the prison pressroom.

Meet John Doe
Starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan
(1941) B&W 95 Minutes Not Rated

This Frank Capra (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) directed film has a soon to be laid off female newspaper reporter writing a final column, using a phony letter about a disgruntled man who plans to jump off of City Hall on Christmas Eve, as a protest of the mistreatment of the common people in society. When the article is a hit, the reporter must come up with someone to impersonate the writer of the letter she fabricated so she recruits a down on his luck former ballplayer to take on the identity of the letter writer. When the newspaper publisher, with aspirations towards a Presidential bid, plots to use the man for his political gain, the reporter and the ballplayer are forced to make a decision about keeping up the ruse.

The Stranger
Starring Orson Welles, Loretta Young, Edward G. Robinson
(1946) B&W 89 Minutes Not Rated

In this legendary dark masterpiece he also directed, Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) stars as Franz Kindler, a horrific Nazi war criminal who has painstakingly erased all evidence of his identity. Edward G. Robinson (Double Indemnity) plays Wilson, a War Crimes Commission detective who is determined to track Kindler down. Only one man, Kindler’s former ally Meinike, knows the true identity of the monster, so Wilson allows Meinike to leave in order to track him to Kindler. The trail leads to a small Connecticut town but Meinike is killed before Wilson can trace him to Kindler. The suspense build relentlessly as the chase reaches its nerve-wracking conclusion.

Beat The Devil
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley
(1953) B&W 90 Minutes Not Rated

A quarter of swindlers, posing as vacuum cleaner salesmen, are sailing on a steamer to Africa and get stranded in Italy, while the ship is repaired. Heading to Africa to buy some land supposedly rich in uranium, the quarter meet a seemingly innocent British couple also enroute to Africa. Things are not as they seem as identities are revealed and true intentions are discovered in this dry comedy directed by John Huston (The Maltese Falcon).

Dementia 13
Starring William Campbell, Luana Anders, Bart Patton
(1963) B&W 75 Minutes Not Rated

Louise Haloran is faced with a dilemma since her husband John has died of a heart attack and she is not included in his mother’s will. Traveling to his family’s ancestral home in Ireland, Louise hopes to ingrain herself into the family while telling them that John is away on business. Unfortunately, John’s family is very dysfunctional due to the drowning death of his little sister years ago so Louise must deal with some very bizarre behavior and strange happenings. This is the first feature film directed by Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather).

Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
Starring Mamie Van Doren, Mary Marr, Paige Lee
(1968) Color 80 Minutes Not Rated

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), this film tells the tale of a group of astronauts attempting to rescue another group of explorers stranded on the surface of Venus. In the process they encounter numerous perils, including distinctly unfriendly prehistoric monsters. Their misadventures are watched from afar by a group of telepathic alien women who worship a pterosaur named Tera.

Lola
Starring Charles Bronson, Susan George, Orson Bean
(1970) Color 89 Minutes Rated PG

In this Richard Donner (Superman) feature, a May-December couple tries to hold their relationship together despite the twenty-three year gap in their ages. Scott Wardman (Charles Bronson), a middle aged writer of pornographic novels, meets and falls in love with a sixteen year old school girl named Twinky (Susan George). With her parents disapproving of their relationship, the age gap plays out in differences that become apparent and the trouble (and fun) really begins when Scott brings his new bride to New York City to meet his friends

Katie’s Passion
Starring Rutger Hauer, Monique van der Ven, Andrea Domberg
(1975) Color 106 Minutes Rated R

This Paul Verhoeven (Robocop) film set in 19th Century Holland has a young woman moving with her family from the country to Amsterdam to seek a better life. What they find are deplorable living and working conditions, with the woman moving from one poor quality job to another, until she finally takes up prostitution to earn money. Using her new “profession” as the means to get out of the squalor of the slums, the young woman works her way up the social ladder until she eventually becomes that which she resented when living as a poor person.

Saigon: The Year of the Cat
Starring Judi Dench, Frederic Forrest, Roger Rees, Wallace Shawn
(1983) Color 106 Minutes Not Rated

During the end of the Vietnam War, a female British bank officer meets and becomes involved with a CIA operative working out of the US Embassy. With the fall of Saigon soon approaching, the British woman becomes worried over the lack of time being spent with her by her American lover due to his undercover activities. Also worrying the woman is the fate of the South Vietnamese citizens who have helped the US during the war.