New on DVD
The Ghost Writer; Elvis: 75th Anniversary Collection; TCM Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures
The Ghost Writer(Summit, $27)Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer is a “terrifically tense and twisty thriller,” said Entertainment Weekly. Ewan McGregor “gives his best performance in years” as an author hired to write the memoirs of a prime minister (Pierce Brosnan). The DVD includes an interview with Polanski.
Elvis: 75th Anniversary Collection(Warner Home Video, $75)Celebrate Elvis’ 75th birthday with a trip to the movies, said The Seattle Times. This box set assembles 17 of the King’s films, including Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas, and a restored, remastered version of the documentary Elvis on Tour, the singer’s last film before his 1977 death.
TCM Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures(Warner Bros, $50)Errol Flynn “goes to war” in this collection, said The Kansas City Star. When World War II came, Flynn “took his dashing cinematic heroics” to the skies, battlefields, and war-torn beaches. Turner Classic Movies compiles five of his combat films as well as newsreels and cartoons from the 1940s.