Sony Pictures Releases Wave 3 of Martini Movies7 Jul, 2009 By: Isabella Hecht
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Sept. 8 debuts its third round of Martini Movies. The five newly restored and remastered films, never before on DVD, incorporate and explore some of the most important themes of their era, the late 60s and early 70s.
Model Shop (1969) explores themes of detachment and disaffection in Los Angeles as a man begins to obsess over a French model. The Buttercup Chain (1970) details four friends’ search for identity and love in a time of changing attitudes and sexual mores.In the anti-establishment tale, The Pursuit of Happiness (1971), a man learns that trying to do the right thing can lead to the severest consequences. Summertree (1971), starring Michael Douglas, examines the consequences the Vietnam War had on both the drafted soldiers and the families they left behind. In Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) two strangers meet on a European bike tour in a story that exhibits the isolation and alienation felt by the younger generation after the revolutionary ’60s era.
Each title is available for $19.94, and comes with its own martini recipe.