The Light at the Edge of the World 02/04/20
Jules Verne’s version of ‘Die Hard’ takes place not on Christmas Eve in Century City, but 160 years ago at a lonely lighthouse in Tierra Del Fuego. The mini-moguls the Salkinds rounded up a great cast — Kirk Douglas! Samantha Eggar! Yul Brynner! — but let them down severely in production details and particularly the edit. Most everything needed is here for a classic adventure-suspense picture, but somebody thought the action had to be ultra-violent and nihilistic. The new Blu-ray restores it to good color and an uncut state. With Fernando Ray, for about fifteen minutes. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.