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Long Lost Film ‘Sunshine’ to Make Home Video Debut

The below press release announces the word-wide home video debut of the oft requested and very rare telemovie from 1973, Sunshine, directed by Joseph Sargent (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Burt Reynolds’ White Lightning). Pre-orders begin Tuesday, November 6 at Screen Archives or Twilight Time Movies for a street date of Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

You will never see another love story like SUNSHINE – its emotional impact will touch you deeply – you will never forget it. Something spiritual resonates from this beautifully crafted motion picture, a compelling true story that speaks so eloquently to the truth of love, loss and life… It is probably the ultimate story of the human condition! It’s a movie to be discovered for the first time, or to be re-discovered all over again, but above all, truly a movie to be cherished for all time.

Redwind Productions have gone back to the original film negative to create a 4K DPX scan, fully restoring the film to its original aspect ratio for presentation in the stunningly superior Blu-Ray Master format. This is a lost treasure, as movies go, and Redwind Productions are privileged to have the opportunity to bring this poignant, beautiful motion picture to Blu-ray for the very first time.

Synopsis: Her husband, her baby, but just a few months to live. SUNSHINE, a true story, based on the journals of a young wife and mother diagnosed with terminal cancer, was originally a Made-for-Television Docu-Drama and aired on CBS November 9th, 1973. It was the most watched Television Film in history and its emotional impact still resonates to this day. Directed by Joseph Sargent and Produced by George Eckstein it features an iconic soundtrack with words and music by John Denver.

The restoration of each film and the creation of brand new 4K Masters are being undertaken by Redwind Productions. We believe in these films, and feel strongly that they will resonate with cineastes and film collectors everywhere.

The titles we have chosen are in many ways “lost cinematic treasures”. They made a profound impact on audiences in their time, but left a trail of frustration over the fact that they have not been made available – in some cases on any Home Entertainment format, anywhere.

SUNSHINE (1973) is a World Premiere for any Home Entertainment format.


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J. Tonzelli is a writer, film critiquer, and avid Arnold/Van Damme/Bronson enthusiast who resides in rural South Jersey. He is the author of "The End of Summer: Thirteen Tales of Halloween" and the "Fright Friends Adventure" series, co-authored with Chris Evangelista. He loves abandoned buildings, the supernatural, and films by John Carpenter. You can read some of his short fiction at his website, JTonzelli.com, or objectify him by staring at his tweets: @jtonzelli. He apologizes for all the profanity.

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