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Olive Signature Collection Announces ‘The Quiet Man’ and ‘Night of The Grizzly’

Olive Signature is a new series of DVD/Blu-ray titles for the loyal Olive Films fan. Highlighting cult favorites, time-honored classics, and under-appreciated gems, each Olive Signature edition boasts a pristine audio and video transfer, newly designed cover art, and an abundance of exciting bonus material.

 

THE QUIET MAN – OLIVE SIGNATURE
Available on DVD & Blu-ray

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JOHN WAYNE  (Rio Grande, True Grit, Sands of Iwo Jima)
MAUREEN O’HARA  (Rio Grande, Miracle on 34th Street, McLintock!)
BARRY FITZGERALD  (Going My Way, Union Station, Silver City)
WARD BOND  (Johnny Guitar, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Maltese Falcon)
VICTOR MCLAGLEN  (The Informer, Rio Grande, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)

Directed by
JOHN FORD (Rio Grande, The Searchers, How Green Was My Valley)

YEAR: 1952
GENRE: ROMANCE, DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with Optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  129 mins
RATING: N/R
VIDEO:  1.37:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO
OLIVE SIGNATURE FEATURES

  • Mastered from 4K scan of original camera negative
  • Audio commentary with John Ford biographer Joseph McBride
  • Tribute to Maureen O’Hara with Ally Sheedy, Hayley Mills, and Juliet Mills
  • “Don’t You Remember It, Seánín?: John Ford’s The Quiet Man” – a visual essay by historian and John Ford expert Tag Gallagher
  • “Free Republic: The Story of Herbert J. Yates and Republic Pictures”
  • “The Old Man: Remembering John Ford” – an appreciation of the director with Peter Bogdanovich
  • “The Making of The Quiet Man” – Written and hosted by Leonard Maltin

Sean Thornton (John Wayne, Sands of Iwo Jima), an American boxer with a tragic past, returns to the Irish town of his youth. There, he purchases his childhood home and falls in love with the fiery local lass, Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara, Rio Grande). But Kate’s insistence that Sean conduct his courtship in a proper Irish manner with matchmaker Michaleen Oge Flynn (Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way) along for the ride as chaperone is but one obstacle to their future together; the other is her brother, “Red” Danaher (Victor McLaglen, Rio Grande), who spitefully refuses to give his consent to their marriage, or to honor the tradition of paying a dowry to the husband. Sean couldn’t care less about dowries or any other tradition that might stand in the way of his happiness. But when Mary Kate accuses him of being a coward, Sean is finally ready to take matters into his own hands. The Quiet Man would go on to win two Academy Awards in 1953, including Best Director (John Ford) and Best Cinematography and received five more nominations including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (McLaglen).

 

THE NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY – OLIVE SIGNATURE
Available on DVD & Blu-ray

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CLINT WALKER (The Dirty Dozen, The White Buffalo, The Great Bank Robbery)
MARTHA HYER (Sabrina, Houseboat, The Sons of Katie Elder)
KEENAN WYNN (Once Upon a Time in the West, Shack Out on 101, Nashville)
NANCY CULP (Shane, Sabrina, TV’s The Beverly Hillbillies)

Directed by
JOSEPH PEVNEY (Tammy and the Bachelor, Cash McCall, TV’s Wagon Train)

YEAR: 1966
GENRE: WESTERN
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with Optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  102 mins
RATING: N/R
VIDEO:  2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO

OLIVE SIGNATURE FEATURES

  • New High-Definition digital restoration
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Toby Roan
  • “Blood on the Claw: How Cheyenne Bodie Became a Movie Star” – an essay by C. Courtney Joyner
  • “The Legend of Big Jim Cole” –  interview with Clint Walker
  • The Night of the Grizzly World Premiere archival footage
  • “At Home with Clint Walker and His Home Gymnasium” – archival interview

Adventure is the name of the game in the action-packed, western-tinged The Night of the Grizzly. Clint Walker (The Dirty Dozen) stars as “Big Jim” Cole, a former lawman who trades his badge for rancher duds when he inherits land in Wyoming. But no sooner has the Cole family begun settling into their new life when nature — in the form of a blood-thirsty grizzly bear — rears its ugly head. Adding to the terror and tension are a group of envious neighbors who want the Cole property for themselves, and the unwelcome return of an outlaw from Big Jim’s past who’s out for revenge. Directed by Joseph Pevney (Man of a Thousand Faces), The Night of the Grizzly features a who’s-who of great character actors including Keenan Wynn (Once Upon a Time in the West), Jack Elam (Hannie Caulder), Leo Gordon (Hondo) and Ron Ely (TV’s Tarzan).

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