DVD in sealed DVD case/artwork.
A/V Quality 7/10 (Good Quality)
THE LONG HOT SUMMER (1985)
2 DVD Set
Very difficult movie to find on DVD, Region 1. With this movie, the title and credits are in German (at the very beginning and closing credits), but the movie itself is in it's original english.
The made-for-TV The Long Hot Summer was based on the 1958 theatrical film of the same name-which, in turn, was based on two William Faulkner short stories. Don Johnson plays Ben Quick, a Southern drifter who is under suspicion as a "barn burner." Ben secures a job at the Mississippi mansion of town-boss Will Varner (Jason Robards). Varner's daughter Noel (Judith Ivey) and daughter-in-law Eula (Cybill Shepherd) vie for the handsome Ben's attention, while the patriarch's weakling son Jody (William Russ) seethes. When a few local barns are burned, Ben is the primary suspect-and no one is more suspicious than Noel. A murder trial and lynch mob both figure into the second half of the two-part The Long Hot Summer; the film originally aired October 6 and 7, 1985.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Don Johnson||...||Ben Quick|
|Jason Robards||...||Will Varner|
|Judith Ivey||...||Noel Varner|
|Cybill Shepherd||...||Eula Varner|
|Ava Gardner||...||Minnie Littlejohn|
|William Russ||...||Jody Varner|
|Wings Hauser||...||Wilson Mahood|
|Alexandra Johnson||...||Agnes Stewart|
|Stephen Davies||...||Alan Stewart|
|Charlotte Stanton||...||Mrs. Stewart|
|Albert Hall||...||Armistead Howlett|
|James Gammon||...||Billy Quick|
|Written by||William Faulkner (stories)
Rita Mae Brown
|Directed by||Stuart Cooper|
|Theme music composer||Charles Bernstein|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Leonard Hill
John Thomas Lenox
Bobbi Kronowitz (associate producer)
|Production location(s)||Marshall, Texas
T.C. Lindsey & Co., Jonesville, Texas
The Myrtles Plantation - 7747 US Highway 61, St. Francisville, Louisiana
Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation - State Highway 75, Geismer, Louisiana
Elysian Fields, Texas
Oak Alley Plantation - 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, Louisiana
|Editor(s)||Daniel T. Cahn|
|Running time||185 min.|
|Production company(s)||Leonard Hill Films
Long Hot Productions
October 6, 1985
Video Aspect: 1.33:1 (Full Screen)
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I couldn't find this older movie anywhere that I could watch it, so tickled to find it to purchase!
When I first received this order the 1st disk was unwatchable. I contacted DVDsnSuch and was promptly sent a new copy. I enjoyed watching this movie as I am a hugh Don Johnson fan. I watched it when it came out in the 80's and it was just as good as I remembered. It's great to have an option of finding older programs on DVD. Thanks
This 1985 made for TV version starring Don Johnson & Cybill Shepherd is superior to the Paul Newman 1958 version. This copy is superior to any VHS or previous DVD available in the US. The opening & closing titles are in German but otherwise it's the original version as broadcast on NBC. Clear, high quality visuals & sound.
I loved this movie growing up in the 80's. It has everything a girl and guy could ask for. Romance, muder and southern wit.
good quality, seeing that it was originally on TV. it was amusing to see the credits in german, a least the audio was in english. received it in a timely manor
I was extremely pleased with the 2 DVD set for this TV movie. Since I am older my hearing is as good as when I first saw this movie back in 1985 so it would have been nice to have closed caption. Other than that I highly recommend this movie and DvDs N Such. Have a Merry Christmas From Millermus