Bell, Book and Candle

Bell, Book and Candle

James Stewart
Director: Richard Quine Cast: James Stewart
James Stewart
, Kim Novak
Kim Novak
, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Richard Quine

DVD (Wide Screen / Pan & Scan / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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Bell, Book and Candle gets a fair DVD reissue from Columbia TriStar Home Video that doesn't offer any additional features to fans of this "nonconformists as witches" movie. Thankfully, all the technical aspects of the DVD edition of this late-'50s romantic comedy are fine. The movie is returned to its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio in a clean anamorphic widescreen transfer, and the audio track is well balanced in a Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono mix. Besides Jack Lemmon's sly comic supporting performance, the movie's best asset is James Wong Howe's lush widescreen camera work, which is presented beautifully on this DVD. Perhaps a future DVD release of the movie could contain a documentary featurette that charts the continued cult interest in Bell, Book and Candle.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2000
UPC: 0043396013292
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 4,601

Special Features

Digitally Remastered Audio & Anamorphic Video; Production Notes; Interactive Menus; Audio: English (Mono) Spanish (Mono); Subtitles: English, Spanish; Vintage Advertising; Talent Files; Theatrical Trailer; Bonus Trailers; Scene Selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Stewart Shepard Henderson
Kim Novak Gillian Holroyd
Jack Lemmon Mickey Holrod
Ernie Kovacs Sidney Redlitch
Hermione Gingold Mrs. De Pass
Elsa Lanchester Queenie
Janice Rule Merle Kittridge
Philippe Clay French Singer
Bek Nelson Secretary
Howard McNear Andy White
Wolfe Barzell Proprietor
Gail Bonney Merle's Maid
Monty Ash Herb Store Owner
Don Brodie Cab Driver
James Lanphier Waldo
Ollie O'Toole Elevator Operator
John Truax Cab Driver

Technical Credits
Richard Quine Director
Julian Blaustein Producer
Louis Diage Set Decoration/Design
George Duning Score Composer
James Wong Howe Cinematographer
Ben Lane Makeup
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
Irving Moore Asst. Director
Charles Nelson Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Cary O'Dell Art Director
Daniel Taradash Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:26]
2. Gillian in a rut [1:24]
3. Being neighborly [2:33]
4. Reporting a sick phone [3:36]
5. Angry with Queenie [5:00]
6. The Zodiac Club [1:31]
7. Charming little number [2:20]
8. Former classmates [3:29]
9. Walking home [1:51]
10. Exchanging gifts [1:53]
11. Summoning [2:34]
12. Brandy with Gillian [5:10]
13. Spellbound [4:17]
14. Breaking the news [3:02]
15. Sidney Retlich [5:06]
16. A drink with friends [4:18]
17. A collaborator [5:40]
18. Shep propeses [6:08]
19. Absolute trash [3:34]
20. Telling Shep [9:09]
21. Hard to break up [5:59]
22. Breaking the chains [3:54]
23. Shep moves out [4:02]
24. Warning Merle [1:47]
25. Pyewacket runs away [1:30]
26. Real tears [2:54]
27. Familiar familiar [1:41]
28. Flowers of the Sea [5:19]

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