Twilight’s Last Gleaming Headed To Blu-Ray – ManlyMovie

Twilight’s Last Gleaming Headed To Blu-Ray


This is one of those movies I’ve been intending to watch now for a long time but have not gotten around to.  Maybe holding out for the upcoming Blu-Ray will now be the best bet, because that’s where Twilight’s Last Gleaming is headed for an apparent re-release.

The film starred Burt Lancaster and was directed by Robert Aldrich, with music provided by Jeremy Goldsmith.

In the movie an Air Force general (Burt Lancaster) seizes a SAC missile silo and orders the president (Charles Durning) to tell the truth about Vietnam.  If he doesn’t tell the truth, the general will kick off WW3.

The movie was released in 1977 and was a box office bomb, with no entries to Rotten Tomatoes.  Can anyone vouch for this movie?  It’s headed our way in October.

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  1. jim

    August 3, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I won’t exactly vouch for it..It’s a bit has a kind of hectoring quality…and there is some surprisingly unconvincing model work for a big budget seventies movie….but I love Robert Aldrich’s movies.This guy is the definition of old school manly virtues but the only film of his anyone remembers is The Dirty Dozen..(My favourite Aldrich movie is Ulzanas Raid (1972) ).For me, ageing tough guys like Lancaster and Richard Widmark will always be worth seeing but I would say the following are essential viewing:
    Stone classics one and all.This one is hated by everyone but me..the definition of a guilty pleasure:
    Good to see Aldrich being name checked on this site.He belongs here.

  2. David Barber

    August 6, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I saw this film 16 years ago on VHS. Really provocative and stirring stuff with a tragic climax.