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Peyton Place is a well acted and finely made atypical 1950s era drama based on a controversial book. This Blu-ray released through Twilight Time offers up good video and audio transfers and an okay amount of bonus material.

 

 

Peyton Place
— The Limited Edition Series —

(1957)

Genre(s): Drama
Twilight Time | NR – 157 min. – $29.95 | March 14, 2017

Date Published: 03/18/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Mark Robson
Writer(s): Grace Metalious (novel); John Michael Hayes (screenplay)
Cast: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn, Hope Lange
DISC INFO:
Features:
Audio Commentaries, Featurettes, Trailers
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 45.5 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Newcomer Michael Rossi (LEE PHILIPS) arrives in town on the eve of World War II and is soon involved with gorgeous but prudish shop owner Constance MacKenzie (LANA TURNER), who keeps some secrets from her daughter, Allison (DIANE VARSI). Amidst engagements and school graduations, Michael discovers seething, dark undercurrents that include rape, suicide, and murder.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 3.0/5


This release comes with a 8-page booklet with an essay by Julie Kirgo.

Audio Commentaries:

  • Filmmaker/Historian Willard Carroll
  • Actors Terry Moore and Russ Tamblyn

On Location in Peyton Place (7:35; HD) is a featurette taking viewers to the town where the film was made. Includes optional commentary with Willard Carroll.

Hollywood Backstories: Peyton Place (25:06; SD) is an episode of the series featuring interviews members of the cast and crew.

Also included are 2 Fox Movietone News Reels and 2 Theatrical Trailers.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5, AUDIO – 4.0/5


Peyton Place comes to Blu-ray presented with a good-looking 1080p high-definition transfer featuring vibrant colors, nice film grain distribution and minimal flaws (I did notice a few minor instances of dust marks). The disc includes both a 5.1 and 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks, both fine options with the former providing minor depth. Since this is strictly a dialogue-driven film, the rear channels don’t get much of a workout but still sounds decent, especially for a movie closing in on 60 years old…

OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, Peyton Place is a well acted and finely made atypical 1950s era drama based on a controversial book. This Blu-ray released through Twilight Time offers up good video and audio transfers and an okay amount of bonus material.

 

 

 

 

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