Monday, June 24, 2019

June 24 - Elvis on Blu-ray

Due for release from Twilight Time August 20, 2019 (estimated street-date) is the Blu-ray release of the 1961 classic "Wild in the Country". The movie was already available on Blu-ray in Europe, this release marks it's U.S. debut on Blu-ray. 

Steve Dunleavy Died

Steve Dunleavy, the hard-hitting, hard-drinking journalist who helped define The New York Post as a crime reporter, editor and premier columnist, died Monday at his home on Long Island. He was 81.

Dunleavy once flew to California to entice three members of Elvis Presley’s “Memphis Mafia” bodyguards to reveal the singer’s drug addiction. The ensuing series of stories boosted the circulation of the Star tabloid, where Dunleavy was then working, from 2 million to 3 million, and also led to the publication of a best-selling book, “Elvis: What Happened?” shortly before Presley’s death.

Fans of the King responded with death threats that followed Dunleavy to The Post — where someone even sent a hearse with instructions to pick up his body.

(Source: FECC / Silver Screen Archives / FECC)