Kirk Douglas: The Legacy Collection (2011)

Kirk Douglas: The Legacy Collection was released on DVD on November 15, 2011
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The handsome, chiseled features and dimpled chin of Kirk Douglas are instantly recognizable. With two Golden Globes and an Academy Award for lifetime achievement, the gravelly voiced star was named one of the 25 greatest male American screen legends of all time by the revered American Film Institute. Following service in WWII, Kirk found work in radio, theatre and commercials before his big break on Broadway, going on to star in dozens of films and TV shows.

With an intense, tough guy, American hero image, Kirk dominated the screen – often opposite the day’s top leading ladies – and became a major star of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Though a celebrated, seven-decade career is a tough act to follow, Kirk’s son – two-time Academy Award-winning producer, director and actor, Michael Douglas – has achieved his own fame with a career spanning five decades, cementing the Douglas dynasty. Laughs Kirk, “If I had known Michael was going to be so successful, I would have been much nicer to him when he was young.” Included in this four-disc release are five full-length feature films, including Kirk’s debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), My Dear Secretary (1948), The Big Trees (1952), To Catch a Spy (1971) and The Master Touch (1972); two episodes (one rarely seen) of TV’s The Colgate Comedy Hour (1952); The Jack Benny Program: The Jam Session Show (1954); and a Kirk Douglas biography (1991). BONUS: Thirty-two original film trailers charting Kirk’s career (1949-2004) and 27 from Michael’s career (1966-2009). The cavalcade of stars featured starring alongside Kirk include Barbara Stanwyck, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Van Heflin, Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor, Fred MacMurray, Dick Powell, Laraine Day, Lizabeth Scott, Keenan Wynn, Rudy Vallee, Trevor Howard, Eve Miller, Helen Walker, Edgar Buchanan, Tom Courtenay and more!


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US DVD Release Date November 15, 2011
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 810 Minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date November 15, 2011
Actors Kirk Douglas
Directed by Kirk Douglas
Studio Inception Media Group
MPAA Not-Rated
Genre(s) Documentary
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