Heston with co-star Hildegarde Neil and wife Lydia at London premiere of Antony and Cleopatra at Astoria Theatre on Charing Cross Road, 1972. (Photo courtesy of William Burge collection)
Warner Home Video gained distribution rights to movies owned by Agamemnon Films, which is controlled by the estate of Charlton Heston. Among the titles to be released in March 2011 are Charlton Heston Presents the Bible, a four-part TV documentary hosted by Heston who takes viewers to key sites in the Holy Land. Also making their debut in March are Mother Lode, a late career film in which Heston was cast against type as a villain and the little-seen Antony and Cleopatra, which Heston starred in and directed in 1972. If that isn't enough for his fans, Heston's 1970 film The Hawaiians (aka Master of the Islands) is being released this month. Now how about Counterpoint, 55 Days at Peking and Number One? We're getting close to having all of the iconic star's major films available on home video.
Scorsese won the Best Director Oscar for his last crime flick The Departed
Here's one worth getting excited about. Martin Scorsese will direct Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci in a crime drama titled The Irishman - based on the life of an actual hitman. Click here for details.