Showing posts with label Mary Higgins Clark. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mary Higgins Clark. Show all posts

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Mary Higgins Clark: 14 Film Collection

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon

Mary Higgins Clark is one of most beloved modern mystery writers. Soon to be 91-years-old next month, "The Queen of Suspense" has sold over 100 million copies of her novels in the U.S. alone.

Many of her books have been turned into movies over the years.

Earlier this year, Mill Creek Entertainment released the six-disc DVD set Mary Higgins Clark: 14 Film Collection ($29.98), featuring four theatrical film adaptations and ten made-for-television movies.

The titles on the DVD set include:

Where Are The Children?
(R; 97 minutes)
The Cradle Will Fall
(PG-13; 94 minutes)
Lucky Day
(PG-13; 94 minutes)
Loves Music, Loves To Dance
(PG-13; 94 minutes)
All Around The Town
(PG-13; 94 minutes)
Pretend You Don't See Her
(PG-13; 93 minutes)
You Belong To Me
 (PG-13; 93 minutes)
We'll Meet Again
(PG-13; 94 minutes)
I'll Be Seeing You
(PG-13; 93 minutes)
Before I Say Goodbye
(PG-13; 94 minutes)
Haven't We Met Before
(R; 94 minute)
Try To Remember
(R; 94 minutes)
A Crime Of Passion
(PG-13; 95 minutes)
He Sees you When You're Sleeping
(PG; 95 minutes)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Review - Mary Higgins Clark: Bestselling Mysteries: 5 Movie Collection

Rated: PG-13, R; 473 minutes
When it comes to mystery authors, one of the first names that comes to mind is Mary Higgins Clark, who has over fifty novels in publication. Her first mystery novel, Where Are The Children?, was published in 1975 and is now in its seventy-fifth printing! The novel was adapted into the a feature film in 1986. Mill Creek Entertainment has recently released the 2-disc DVD set Mary Higgins Clark: Bestselling Mysteries: 5 Movie Collection, which features Where Are The Children?; The Cradle Will Fall; Lucky Day; Loves Music, Loves To Dance; and All Around The Town.

Where Are The Children? happens to be the first novel that I ever read by Mary Higgins Clark, back when I was a teenager. Though I enjoyed reading the book, I wasn't even aware that there was a movie until I heard about the DVD release. Directed by Bruce Malmuth, the film stars Jill Clayburgh, Max Gail, Harley Cross, Elizabeth Wilson and Barnard Hughes.

Similar to many book-to-film adaptions, this is more of a watered-down version or the original story. The plot involves Nancy Harmon's son and daughter going missing on the seventh anniversary (which happens to also be on her birthday) of other children's, from a previous marriage, disappearance. Of course the police believes she is the prime suspect.

Despite the R-Rating, the film is pretty tame and could have been rated PG-13. I watched the film early this morning, and it wasn't that bad of a movie. Yes, the directing was a little choppy and the music was campy, but it kept my interests for 97-minutes running time.

Cradle Will Fall was published in 1980 and was adapted into a made-for-television movie in 2004, starring Angie Everhart and Ralston. The plot involves Prosecutor Katie De Maio investigating the suicide of a pregnant woman. She quickly realizes that the woman was murdered. As she gets closer to unraveling the murder mystery, she fears that she'll be the next victim.