Burt Lancaster

The 1927 Ernest Hemingway short story The Killers was adapted to film twice in a span of less than 20 years, producing two fantastic films which share some of the same themes, but in every other respect couldn’t be farther apart. The fact that The Criterion Collection has updated their previously issued double-movie DVD and has just released it on Blu-ray is real cause for celebration.

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‘From Here to Eternity’ went on to win Best Picture and seven other Academy Awards and, according to the Blu-ray itself, help usher in a new era in “frankness” in motion pictures. Danny Kaye’s quick delivery and physical comedy skills are on display in the Technicolor “backstage” musical comedy On the Riviera, out now on Blu-ray.

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