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New on Disc: 'The Southerner' and more …

15 Feb, 2016 By: Mike Clark

The Southerner

Kino Lorber, Drama, $24.95 DVD, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Zachary Scott, Betty Field, Beulah Bondi.
One wouldn’t exactly call this Jean Renoir-directed movie about Texas sharecroppers rose-colored, but even the closest thing it has to a villain is more stubborn than evil.
Extras: The disc includes Pare Lorentz’s classic documentary short The River, and the much less seen 45-minute 1944 propaganda film Salute to France.
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The Happy Ending (Blu-ray)

Available via ScreenArchives.com
Twilight Time, Drama, $29.95 Blu-ray, ‘R.’
Stars Jean Simmons, John Forsythe, Shirley Jones, Lloyd Bridges.
A key story element here is a wedding anniversary celebration that proves significantly less joyous than intended.
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