Picnic and The Roots of Heaven Coming to Blu-ray January 17th

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Picnic is director Joshua Logan’s 1955 screen adaptation of the William Inge play. William Holden stars as a drifter whose presence upsets the status quo in a  small town, particularly with regard to young Alan Benson (Cliff Robertson) and his beautiful yet frustrated girlfriend (Kim Novak).

Directed by John Huston, The Roots of Heaven focuses on Morel (Trevor Howard), who begins a mission to save the elephant in French Equitorial Africa. Under great pressure from the local government, Morel teams up with an ex-British Army Major (Errol Flynn), an American TV commentator (Orson Welles), and a photojournalist (Eddie Albert).

Twilight Time’s Picnic Blu-ray presents the film in its 2.55:1 original aspect ratio with a 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The disc also has the following bonus features:

  • Isolated score track
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Liner notes by Julie Kirgo

The distributor’s The Roots of Heaven disc preserves the picture’s 2.35:1 aspect ratio and also adds a 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio track alongside the followiing supplements.

  • Isolated score track
  • Liner notes by Julie Kirgo

As is the standard for Twilight Time releases, both Blu-rays have limited 3,000 unit runs.