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New on Disc: 'Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines' and more …

13 Aug, 2012 By: Mike Clark

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (Blu-ray)

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Twilight Time, Comedy, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Terry-Thomas.
Director-co-writer Ken Annakin’s real-life love for aviation permeates every frame of Machines, and the movie is beautiful to look at. Though not the ultimate in star power, Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles and James Fox are easy to take as the three points of a love triangle.
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Rio Grande

Olive, Western, $19.95 DVD, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Victor McLaglen, Ben Johnson.
Overall, Rio Grande is the loosey-goosiest of director John Ford’s famed Cavalry trilogy, which began with Fort Apache and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.  Olive’s is a solid Blu-ray job, threading the needle between too much grain and not enough.
Extras: The Leonard Maltin making-of featurette carries over from the old DVD version.
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There’s No Business Like Show Business (Blu-ray)

Fox, Musical, $24.99 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Ethel Merman, Donald O’Connor, Marilyn Monroe, Dan Dailey.
Marilyn Monroe is kind of an appendage here to a showbiz family that manages to keep performing with humongous production budgets even after vaudeville dies. Yet her “Heat Wave” number was such a conversation piece at the time that you can see why Fox Entertainment has also included Business on its new $99.98 Forever Marilyn Blu-ray box of seven Monroe features.
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