February 5, 2019

BEDAZZLED UP IN BLU

New release: Bedazzled (1967) Blu-ray edition. Dudley Moore and Peter Cook established their dynamic collaboration within Beyond the Fringe, that groundbreaking comedy troupe that helped to establish the satire boom in 1960s Britain. The two branched off into their own hilarious projects as a duo with the series Not Only... But Also (1965-1970), many films, appearances, and recordings, and the classic masterpiece, Bedazzled. Peter Cook as the mischievous Lucifer, Raquel Welch as Lust, leaping nuns, and Dudley Moore as a sensitive fry-cook smitten with Eleanor Bron (Help!) are just a few reasons to check out this film. It's been long overdue for a hi-res transfer and Twilight Time is gearing up to create a limited-edition Blu-ray! From the press release: "The great Stanley Donen directs Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in Bedazzled (1967), a Faustian tale about a Wimpy bar burger-flipper (Dudley Moore) so hopelessly in love with a waitress (Eleanor Bron) that he sells his soul to the devil (Cook) in exchange for seven wishes. All, of course, goes hilariously wrong, up to and including the brief appearance of a beauteous Raquel Welch as the very incarnation of Lust." Pre-orders start February 9th. More info hereIn other news, I have a new book out (over 700 pages!) about one of America's legendary cartoonists. Check it out! Enjoy!


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