Twilight TIme has reissued on Blu Ray many special films and many that fans have wanted for the new format that have looked immaculate as compared to their DVD counterparts such as The Blue Lagoon, In Like Flint, Our Man Flint, Enemy Mine and their most recent sell out, Stephen King’s Christine. Led by Nick Redman, his restoration of these special films should be commended and the label does justice to these films as the way they were meant to be seen and appreciated.
1978’s The Fury is film that is no exception. The film was was directed by Brian DePalma coming off the major success of his Stephen King adaptation for Carrie and starred Kirk Douglas, Amy Irving, Andrew Stevens, John Cassavetes (in a brilliant turn as a sadistic villiain), Charles Durning, Carrie Snodgress, Fiona Lewis and a pre NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues, Dennis Franz, playing a Police Officer no less.
The film is based on the novel by John Ferris, in which the son of CIA agent Peter Sandza’s (Douglas) son, Robin (Stevens) is kidnapped by the neferious Childress (Cassavetes), an evil CIA agent who betrayed Peter and is now manipulating Robin’s unique teleknetic powers along with those of the seemingly waif like Gillian (Irving) who as the movie goes along find a strong connection between them. Sandza then devises a plan to find Robin to get him away from Childress’ evil plans with the help of his girlfriend Hester (Snodgress) and rescuing Gillian. Robin begins to grow restless as his powers start to begin to unleash themselves slowly and with terrifying results. Will Father and son reunite to a happy ending or will Childress’ win? Well, you have to see the movie for yourself which is now a Limited Edition Blu-Ray release from Twilight Time, in which they’ve done an excellent job preserving films such as this and Enemy Mine which I had the pleasure of reviewing.
The film garnered positive reviews upon its release and still holds a great deal of affection for those who have seen it for its stylish atmosphere by Director of Photography Richard H. Kline, who would shoot the memorable noir, Body Heat years later.
Twlight Time has spared no expense in bringing back this film for the Blu-Ray format with some very nice features:
Isolated Score Track of John Williams’ masterful score
Original Theatrical Trailer
SUBTITLES: English SDH
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1
AUDIO: English 4.0 DTS-HD MA / English 2.0 DTS-HD MA
1978 / Color 118 MINUTES
Rated: R/ REGION FREE
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
The release of the Blu-Ray also coincides with the reissue, remastered edition of Academy Award Winner John Williams, masterful soundtrack by La-La Land Records just released this week after a decade of being out of print and that soundtrack can be ordered here: http://lalalandrecords.com/FuryThe.html Which is also a treat for fans of the soundtrack and the film as well.
The film can be pre-ordered here: http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/23997/THE-FURY-1978-PRE-ORDER/ as well as other Twilight Time titles in their catalog.