today announced the worldwide release of Anthony Quinn: An Original. The title is the 15th to be released on DVD from the company’s Hollywood Collection, an award-winning archive of 34 movie star biographies and retrospectives produced by Wombat Productions between 1985 and 1999.
Born in Mexico, he became the main family provider when his father died in an accident. So began the story of a man who had a “thousand jobs” before acting in a film of Cecil B. DeMille – and who within weeks had married the great director’s daughter. After being stereotyped in countless roles as Mexican bandits, Indian warriors, Oriental villains and Arab princes, he confounded Hollywood by turning his back on a career as character actor. Instead, by going his own way, he became an internationally acclaimed Academy Award-winning star.
Here is the Mighty Quinn with his own on-camera narration and comments of actors Julie Harris, Tony Franciosa, Gina Lollobrigida, Giulietta Masina, Giancarlo Giannini, directors Federico Fellini, Martin Ritt, J. Lee Thompson, Stanley Kramer and children, Valentina and Lorenzo. Clips come from La Strada, Lust For Life, Lawrence Of Arabia, Requiem For A Heavyweight, Blood And Sand, Viva Zapata, The Guns Of Navarone, Wild Is The Wind, The Black Orchid, Walk In The Spring Rain, and of course, Zorba The Greek.
Anthony Quinn: An Original was written and produced by Gene Feldman and Suzette Winter of New York-based Wombat Productions, and is now available for all television, DVD, VOD, non-theatric, and new media markets worldwide exclusively through Janson Media. The DVD also includes an Anthony Quinn photo gallery, a Meet the Producers slideshow, and trailers of other Hollywood Collection titles. The program is available for online viewing at the Janson Media Screening Room at janson.tv.
ANTHONY QUINN: AN ORIGINAL DVD
LENGTH: Main program: 59 Minutes – Total Content: 95 Minutes
OUR PRICE: $24.95
RELEASE YEAR: 2009
PRODUCER: Wombat Productions
STREET DATE: April 27, 2009