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Mickey Rooney was earliest surviving Best Actor Oscar nominee (photo: Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy in ‘Boys Town’) (See previous post: “Mickey Rooney Dead at 93: MGM’s Andy Hardy Series’ Hero and Judy Garland Frequent Co-Star Had Longest Film Career Ever?”) Mickey Rooney was the earliest surviving Best Actor Academy Award nominee — Babes in Arms, 1939; The Human Comedy, 1943 — and the last surviving male acting Oscar nominee of the 1930s. Rooney lost the Best Actor Oscar to two considerably more “prestigious” — albeit less popular — stars: Robert Donat for Sam Wood’s Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) and Paul Lukas for Herman Shumlin’s Watch on the Rhine (1943). Following Mickey Rooney’s death, there are only two acting Academy Award nominees from the ’30s still alive: two-time Best Actress winner Luise Rainer, 104 (for Robert Z. Leonard’s The Great Ziegfeld, 1936, and Sidney Franklin’s The Good Earth, 1937), and Best Supporting Actress nominee Olivia de Havilland, »
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Any time a classic horror film makes its way to DVD, we get excited. There's just something about the older flicks... even the worst of them are charming to one degree or another. Case in point: Bloodlust. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
A wealthy hunter meets his new prey when two couples dock their boat on his private island in Bloodlust – available for the first time in full HD restoration from the original 35mm film elements – coming to DVD March 4 from Film Chest Media Group.
Filmed in 1959 and released in 1961, Bloodlust – starring Robert Reed ("The Brady Bunch," "The Defenders"), June Kenney (Earth vs. the Spider), Joan Lora (Sorority Girl), and Eugene Persson (Earth vs. the Spider, The Party Crashers) – was featured on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" in 1994, quickly becoming a cult classic.
In this thrilling drama, a group of young adults on a boat excursion become the »
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