News in a nutshell: getTV celebrates Memorial Day, another upcoming book to check out, and what’s new on DVD and Blu.
If you need more than the three days of movies TCM airs for Memorial Day, or if you’re looking for something different, head over to getTV and watch their Memorial Day tribute on Monday, May 25th starting at 8am. The nine-film lineup includes titles with A-list leading men like Steve McQueen, Sidney Poitier, and Jimmy Stewart, and include airings of The Night of the Generals (1967), The Heroes of Telemark (1965) and more. The complete schedule is up on the getTV website.
BearManorMedia announced the 2nd edition of the biography, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story. The press release didn’t say whether any new text was added, but if you haven’t been able to get your hands on a copy, now is the time to buy it!
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Warner Archive: Warner Archive announced the release of Kid Glove Killer (1942), the directorial debut of director Fred Zinnemann, as well as two 1960s titles: Escape From East Berlin (1962) and Scorpio Letter (1967). You can purchase all of these on-demand through Warner Archive.
Cohen Media: Cohen Media will release the critically acclaimed documentary, Magician: The Astonishing Life & Works of Orson Welles, on May 26th on both DVD and Blu. The documentary recently toured film festivals last year.
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