May 192017
 

Seven Days in May certainly seems to be a prescient film given today’s climate and the movie itself is a showcase of some solid performances by prominent actors of that era, namely Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.

 

 

Seven Days in May
— Warner Archive Collection —
(1964)

Genre(s): Drama
Warner Archives | NR – 118 min. – $21.99 | May 2, 2017

Date Published: 05/19/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
John Frankenheimer
Writer(s): Fletcher Knebel & Charles W. Bailey II (novel); Rod Serling (screenplay)
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner
DISC INFO:
Features:
Commentary
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Disc Size: 35.1 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


U.S. President Jordan Lyman (FREDRIC MARCH) hopes to bring an end to the Cold War by signing a nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviets, much to the displeasure of the hawkish General James Scott (BURT LANCASTER), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When Scott’s aide, Martin “Jiggs” Casey (KIRK DOUGLAS) stumbles on shattering evidence that the General is plotting a coup to overthrow Lyman in seven days, “Jiggs” alerts the President, setting off a dangerous race to thwart the takeover.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.5/5


Not much here, but an Audio Commentary with Director John Frankenheimer, was included.

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5, AUDIO – 3.5/5


Warner Archives releases Seven Days in May onto Blu-ray and is presented in its original 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and given a nice-looking and well-defined 1080p high-definition transfer. The DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track is serviceable enough though I did notice it topped out a couple times (mainly with the score) while dialogue came through rather clearly.

OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, Seven Days in May certainly seems to be a prescient film given today’s climate and the movie itself is a showcase of some solid performances by prominent actors of that era, namely Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. This is a nice release in Warner’s Archive Collection offering great video and decent audio transfers to go along with a fascinating commentary by Frankenheimer.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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