Mike’s Picks: ‘Trapeze’ and ‘Never So Few’

Trapeze

Street 9/25/18
Kino Lorber, Drama, $19.95 DVD, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado, Thomas Gomez.
1956. Trapeze was a big deal at the time for boomer kids who wanted to see real stars, plus kinetic scenes where the mechanics of flying are explained.
Extras: Includes a very strong commentary by Kat Ellinger.
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Never So Few

Available via Warner Archive
Warner, Drama, $21.99 DVD, NR.
Stars Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Steve McQueen, Richard Johnson, Charles Bronson, Peter Lawford, Paul Henried.
1959. There’s really only one “must” reason to give this glossy adaptation of a 1957 novel by Tom C. Chamales a cursory whirl, and that’s seeing the emergence of Steve McQueen into what now seems like inevitable stardom.
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