For those who've seen them, what thoughts do people have on the films in the Rita Hayworth set -- other than Gilda, which I already have? I'm probably going to pass on it because (a) there are so many other good sets coming out and (b) I mostly know Hayworth from Gilda and Lady From Shanghai (and Only Angels Have Wings is great but of course she only has a supporting part). I like these but still would not call myself a fan of hers. Things like Tonight and Every Night and Salome have never stood out to me as anything I need to see, but nevertheless I'm a little curious.
i myself am a HUGE fan of rita hayworth and am looking forward to this set. thanx to this forum i've been able to discover exactly what titles are being included.
IMHO, first thing.... rita hayworth is simply GLORIOUS in three-strip technicolor. stunningly photogenic. so (hopefully) sony will have remastered these 4 color films (including 'cover girl'!) and the images will really pop.
if the recent sony/film foundation box set releases are any indication, then these images will be killer...crisp and glowing!!
and 'salome' and 'tonight and every night' in particular contain some of the most jaw-dropping hayworth closeups ever filmed.
'miss sadie thompson', 'salome', and 'tonight and every night' will be new to dvd (in the US), so every rabid hayworth fan (like myself) will be closer to owning a complete collection of rita's films from her heyday.
also for classic movie musical fans, 'cover girl' and 'tonight and every night' are great musicals of that era... hayworth the dancer was well showcased in almost all of her films, and some of her best performances are in this set.
'miss sadie thompson' is one of hayworth's best performances, a robust characterization from a woman known to be shy and retiring in real life..
and finally, another dvd of hayworth's signature film 'gilda' is just icing on the cake.