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New on Disc: 'The Scalphunters' and more …

21 Jul, 2014 By: Mike Clark

The Scalphunters

Street 7/22
Kino Lorber, Western, $19.95 DVD, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas.
Aside from Tarantino, this minor cult Western from a young Sydney Pollack likely represents the best way to make a comedy about American slavery, which is a dicey enough prospect any way you cut it.
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Olive, Drama, $24.95 DVD, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan.
Here’s another example of what used to be called a “woman’s picture,” in which Barbara Bel Geddes plays a relatively low-end fashion model and former carhop who gets a taste of glamour and marries an enigmatic millionaire who basically abandons her inside his cavernous Long Island digs, leading her to take a job as an assistant to a physician played by James Mason in his first American screen role.
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