The web site The Bad & Ugly has the first photos we've seen of Clint Eastwood directing the Nelson Mandela pic The Human Factor. The film stars Morgan Freeman as the iconic South African leader. The plot centers on how the nation's 1995 rugby team helped unite both blacks and whites in the tense days following the end of apartheid. For more click here
It will be a groovy summer for rock music fans when Warner Home Video releases a new special edition of the landmark documentary Woodstock. There will be two releases with the Blu-ray edition having some unique extras. Most exciting is the fact that the studio has unearthed a full two hours of previously unseen footage - a find that Warners says it probably unique in terms of film history. It's generally a major event if even a few minutes of a classic movie are unearthed, but to locate missing footage that equals the running time of most movies is unprecedented. For more click here
It's hard to believe it was thirty-two years ago that Jacqueline Bisset caused a sensation with her appearance in the opening sequence of The Deep. All Jackie had to do was don a regular white T shirt, jump into the surf and let nature take its course. By the way, isn't it time for Sony to finally create a deluxe DVD of this terrific film, which co-starred Robert Shaw, Nick Nolte, Eli Wallach and Louis Gosset Jr.?