Picks and Pans Review: New on Video

updated 08/08/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/08/1988 01:00AM

>WRITTEN ON THE WIND This steamy 1956 soap opera shows sex as furtive, sinful and punishable. As a Texas oil heiress, Dorothy Malone pants after Rock Hudson, who pants after Lauren Bacall, who is married to Malone's playboy brother, Robert Stack. Malone's last scene, caressing a miniature oil derrick, must be seen to be believed. (MCA)

BRIEF ENCOUNTER Married Celia Johnson sins in her heart with Trevor Howard in this 1945 classic, but convention triumphs. (Paramount)

HEAT In this 1972 film, Warhol star Joe Dallesandro walks into an L.A. motel and guiltlessly, joylessly beds everyone handy, (Paramount)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Tennessee Williams' play gets a 1980s twist as John Malkovich underscores Williams' homosexuality and galvanizes director Paul Newman's otherwise stodgy remake. (MCA)

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