Frank Sinatra fans are going to get another new look into the life of their favorite singer very soon. Shout! Factory is scheduled to release the new Sinatra documentary Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home on June 11. The 92-minute documentary, which made its limited theatrical debut in Feb. 2018, is an interesting look not only at Sinatra, but as the title notes, the place that he called home. The documentary’s main feature plays directly into that interest. It will be discussed shortly. The bonus content plays into the program’s presentation, too. It will be addressed a little later. The Blu-ray’s average price point is relatively affordable and is worth paying. It will be addressed a little later, too. Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of Sinatra in Palm Spring: The Place He Called Home. All things considered, this documentary proves that it deserves a place in any Sinatra fan’s home.
Picture Palace’s new Frank Sinatra documentary Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home is a presentation that deserves a place in any Sinatra fan’s home. That is due in part to the program’s primary content, its main feature. The main feature tells stories of Sinatra himself and of the Palm Springs compound that he called home up until he started to fall ill in his later years. The stories are told by some of those who were closest to him, including his last wife Barbara, famed singer Trini Lopez, friend Michael Fletcher and Mel Haber just to name a handful of people who make appearances. Throughout the course of the interviews, audiences are presented with lots of history on Sinatra and his equally famed desert oasis. Early on, viewers learn through the interviews that famed composer Jimmy Van Heusen was the person who first introduced Sinatra to the Palm Springs area, and that it was that introduction that led Sinatra to make the westward move. As the program progresses, viewers learn that Sinatra’s home was featured in a variety of movies, including, but not limited to The Damned Don’t Cry (1950). Viewers also learn the compound featured its own unique recording studio, which was used to record many of Sinatra’s hits, as well as hits for other artists. Just as interesting to learn in watching the program, is the role that none other than The Marx Brothers (yes, those Marx Brothers) played in the creation of Sinatra’s Palm Springs home. It had to do with yet another interesting note that is addressed later, Sinatra’s humble personality. That story will be left for viewers to discover on their own. As a hint, it is a story of two golf courses. Speaking of Sinatra’s humble personality, that is addressed, too during the course of the documentary. It is noted more than once that Sinatra did a lot of charity work, but did not talk publicly about that work. That nature shows great humility. It will make fans appreciate Sinatra even more not just as a musician, but as a person. As if that is not enough, audiences also learn, of his personal life, that Sinatra was also a train enthusiast, going so far as to even establish a fully working train station near his Palm Springs home. That’s another story that will be left for viewers to take in for themselves. Between this story, the others noted here and the so many more not discussed here, the main feature of Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home is certain to keep viewers engaged and entertained throughout the course of the program. While the program’s main feature does more than its share to keep viewers engaged and entertained, it is just one part of what makes the program appealing. Its secondary (bonus) content does just as much to make it appealing as its primary content.
The bonus content featured in the forthcoming home release of Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home is essentially extra interview content that did not make the cut for the final main feature. Audiences get more interview segments from the figures featured in the main feature, and the discussions are on additional topics. Among the most notable of the bonus discussions are anecdotes about Sinatra’s driving style (which will certainly bring plenty of laughs and smiles), additional commentary about Sinatra’s love of trains, and a very moving story from one of Sinatra’s friends who served as one of his pallbearers. The story he shares involves a discussion on mourners’ reactions to one specific moment during his funeral. Any viewer not moved by that story is either not human or just has no heart. As if all of this is not enough, there is even some brief discussion by yet another figure, on Sinatra’s acting career. That discussion in itself adds even more interest to the overall presentation. When it is considered alongside the other bonus discussions noted here and the others not noted here, the whole of the bonus interview segments makes the Blu-ray’s bonus content just as entertaining and engaging as the interview segments that make up the program’s main feature. When the bonus and primary content are considered together, they make the documentary in whole, a presentation that is more than certain to appeal to any Frank Sinatra fan. Keeping all of this in mind, the average price point for the doc’s Blu-ray presentation proves to be money well-spent.
The average price point for the Blu-ray presentation of Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home is $18.47. Its DVD presentation averages to $13.78. Simply put, both prices are below the $20 mark. The prices were reached by averaging prices at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Shout! Factory’s own store. The retailers’ prices are all below the $20 in themselves, too. In other words, audiences will be paying a relatively affordable price for a presentation that they will agree is well-spent. That is because the depth and breadth of the content presented in this documentary will have those audiences watching this program more than once. To that end, the pricing for this doc is just as much a positive as the program’s content. All things considered, they make the documentary in whole a positive new offering from Picture Palace and Shout! Factory that any Frank Sinatra fans will appreciate.
Picture Palace’s new Frank Sinatra documentary Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home is a presentation that will easily find a place in any Sinatra fan’s home library. That is due in part to the program’s primary content, which tells a very in-depth story of Frank Sinatra and the place that…well…he called home. Audiences learn plenty about Sinatra himself and the history and inner workings of his Palm Springs compound, which served as a home for himself and a getaway for many of his well-known friends. The bonus content that comes with the documentary takes viewers a little bit deeper into the story of Frank Sinatra, sometimes moving viewers to laughs and smiles and to tears at another. Considering the depth and breadth of the documentary’s primary and secondary content, the documentary’s average price point proves relatively affordable both on DVD and Blu-ray. Each item noted in this review is critical in its own way to the whole of the documentary. All things considered, they make this doc a presentation that will appeal to every one of Frank Sinatra’s fans. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:
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