Two years ago I added Fox Home Video’s Elia Kazan Collection so I could enjoy pristine viewings of Boomerang!, Gentleman’s Agreement, Viva Zapata!, East of Eden, A Face In The Crowd and Wild River…but really because of Zapata and Face In The Crowd. Now there’s a new Fox Bluray set containing eight of the Collection titles, but I’m only interested in the second edition because it contains Zapata and the exquisite silver capturings of dp Joseph MacDonald (My Darling Clementine, Call Northside 777, How To Marry A Millionaire).
$44 and change for the delight of watching the young and even more vivid Marlon Brando, Joseph Wiseman and Anthony Quinn act together on Bluray for the first time? Yes. A little foolish, I admit. A little nutso. But I eat this shit up.