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Title: Olive Signature November
Starring: Orson Welles
Released: 15th November 2016
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Macbeth

(1948, 1950)
1.37:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W; Mono Audio
Features:
  • New High-Definition digital restoration
  • Includes 1948 and 1950 versions
  • Audio Commentary with Welles biographer Joseph McBride
  • Welles and Shakespeare – An interview with Welles expert, Professor Michael Anderegg
  • Adapting Shakespeare on Film – A conversation with directors Carlo Carlei ( Romeo & Juliet) and Billy Morrissette ( Scotland, PA)
  • Excerpt from We Work Again, a 1937 WPA documentary containing scenes from Welles' Federal Theatre Project production of Macbeth
  • That Was Orson Welles – An interview with Welles' close friend and co-author, Peter Bogdanovich
  • Restoring Macbeth – An interview with former UCLA Film & Television Archive Preservation Officer Bob Gitt
  • Free Republic: The Story of Herbert J. Yates and Republic Pictures
  • The Two Macbeths – An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum


Olive Signature November

Quote: Something wicked this way comes in Orson Welles’ cinematic retelling of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Welles stars as the titular Macbeth—a doomed Scottish lord tragically undone by his own ambition. Welles’ noir-tinged interpretation bubbles over with supernatural prophecy and murderous intrigue, effectively mixing the use of shadow and oblique camera angles to achieve an ominous sense of a land in peril. Beautifully shot by John L. Russell ( Psycho) and starring Orson Welles (who also adapted, produced and directed), Jeanette Nolan, Dan O’Herlihy, Roddy McDowall, and Alan Napier, Macbeth is an altogether unique interpretation of Shakespeare's Scottish play. This special Olive Signature edition includes both the original 1948 107-minute cut, replete with affected highland accents, and the 1950 pared-down 85-minute re-release that removed most of the accented dialogue.


Hannie Caulder


2:35:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Mono Audio
Features:
  • New High-Definition digital restoration
  • Audio commentary by Western expert and director Alex Cox ( Walker, Repo Man)
  • Exploitation or Redemption? – An examination of rape-revenge movies with film scholar Ben Sher
  • A Very British Horror Studio[/i] – Interview with Sir Christopher Frayling on the history of Tigon Studios
  • Essay by film critic Miriam Bale


Olive Signature November

Quote: Revenge is a loaded gun in director Burt Kennedy’s ( The Train Robbers) Hannie Caulder. Raquel Welch smolders as Hannie, a widow sworn to avenge her own brutal rape and husband’s murder at the hands of Emmett (Ernest Borgnine), Frank (Jack Elam), and Rufus (Strother Martin), three of the most despicable scoundrels to have ever roamed the prairie. Eager for revenge, but lacking the gunfighter’s know-how, Hannie soon discovers new confidence and skill when bounty hunter Thomas Luther Price (Robert Culp) teaches her the way of the gun. In no time, Hannie is strapping on her six shooter and setting out to put a few notches on its handle. Co-starring the legendary Christopher Lee, playing against type as a sympathetic gunsmith who befriends her, Hannie Caulder hits its target from ten paces.

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