Edge of Darkness (Warner Archive DVD $21.99) Errol Flynn is a Norwegian(!) fisherman leading the anti-Nazi resistance in this 1943 adventure from director Lewis Milestone, one of several Flynn movies previously only available in a boxed set from TCM but as of this week available individually from the Warner Archive. Ann Sheridan co-stars.
The Flame and the Arrow (Warner Archive DVD $21.99) Burt Lancaster is a Robin Hood type, battling the evil sheriff and protecting the fair Virginia Mayo. Jacques Tourneur directs, 1950.
I Walk Alone (Kino BD $29.95, DVD $19.95) 1947 Byron Haskin film noir; several years after a bootlegger is sentenced to a lengthy prison term, he’s back on the street and looking for his share from his ex-partner. Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Lizabeth Scott starr.
Love Me Deadly (Kino BD $29.95) Necrophiliacs open their own funeral parlor and sometimes I wish I were reading my own notes wrong. Get this: Lyle Waggoner stars! 1973 drive-in crud.
A Matter of Life and Death (Criterion BD $39.95, DVD $29.95) Powell & Pressburger’s 1946 fantasy about an RAF pilot (David Niven) who’s dead, sort of, but still finding time for romance.
Northern Pursuit (Warner Archive DVD $21.99) Errol Flynn is a Canadian(!) Mountie rooting out Nazis north of the border in this 1943 actioner with Julie Bishop.
Someone's Watching Me! (Shout! Factory BD $29.99) John Carpenter made this TV movie in 1978, right before hitting the big time with Halloween. Somebody’s haunting the apartment of a TV director (Lauren Hutton).
A Strange Adventure (Kino BD $24.95, DVD $19.95) Republic ace William Witney directs; a trio of on-the-lam criminals holds up with their hostages in a cabin. Joan Evans, Ben Cooper, Marla English, and Nick Adams star.
Tiger by the Tail (Kino BD $29.95, DVD $19.95) Christopher George tries to solve his brother’s murder with the help of Tippi Hedren, John Dehner, and Charo. I have a bad feeling about this one, which was released in 1970.
Trapeze (Kino BD $29.95, DVD $19.95) Life amongst the circus swingers; Carol Reed directs this 1956 favorite with Burt Lancaster, Gina Lollobrigida, and Tony Curtis.
Uncertain Glory (Warner Archive DVD $21.99) 1944 wartime thriller with Errol Flynn as a French(!) convict marked for execution until he’s captured by the Nazis – and gets a chance to be hero by dying for his country. Sounds like a lose-lose proposition to me. Paul Lukas co-stars.
The Wreck of the Mary Deare (Warner Archive DVD $21.99) Gary Cooper and Charlton Heston star in this 1959 ghost ship mystery-adventure; Alfred Hitchcock was set to direct it for MGM but he made North by Northwest instead and the picture was handed over to Michael Anderson.