3 Fox Classics on April

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  1. RafaelPires

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    Dvd Empire is listing 3 Fox Literary Classics for 4-24-2007:

    1 - Anna Karenina (1948) starring Vivien Leigh;
    2 - Jane Eyre (1944) starring Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles (Finally!!!),
    3 - Les Miserables (1935) starring Fredric March.

    Great to hear about Les Miserables, I remember a Fox chat (I think from 2002), when they said they couldn't release this title for economical reasons. And now, here it is. That's the proof that classics also sell.
     
  2. Corey

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    OMG....Jane Eyre finally!!!! I'll take some Joan Fontaine whenever I can. It'll be nice to have the Garbo and Leigh versions of Anna Karenina
     
  3. oscar_merkx

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    never seen these versions.

    I will add them to my ever growing list

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  4. kenNew

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    Jane Eyre - a definite purchase for me. Great News, Fox.
     
  5. Roger Rollins

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    Gee....Hmmmm....

    Literary Classics on DVD....

    What a "novel" idea! I wonder how Fox came up with that one? [​IMG]

    Even if they have to blatantly imitate Warner Bros. marketing concepts, Fox's lack of creativity can be forgiven by the release of these three excellent films.

    I'm especially looking forward to Jane Eyre!
     
  6. Corey

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    lmao...yes all can definately be forgiven just with jane eyre alone. hopefully they release this above all down the line.
     
  7. Mario Gauci

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    JANE EYRE (1944) is a great film indeed...but the title which made my jaw drop is LES MISERABLES (1935) - two of my favorite actors (Fredric March and Charles Laughton) in arguably the best screen version of the timeless Victor Hugo classic.

    I've been reading about this film for over 20 years but it's never ever been shown on the local, Italian, British or French Cable TV channels I have or on any home video format in my neck of the woods. 2007 has barely started and there are already over 60 (in my opinion) essential titles forthcoming on DVD!!
     
  8. oscar_merkx

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    So tell me Mario what are your essential purchases so far ?
     
  9. Robert Crawford

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    I never cared for that version of "Anna Karenina", but those other two films are great films in my opinion and I will definitely be purchasing those two dvds.




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  10. Mario Gauci

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    I guess this is really should be in a thread of its own but...since you asked so nicely[​IMG]:

    101/09/07Blood And Sand (1941)
    301/09/07The Return Of Dr. Mabuse/The Invisible Dr. Mabuse/The Death Ray Of Dr. Mabuse [3-Disc Set]
    101/16/07Mouchette
    601/23/07Angel Face/Macao/Home From The Hill/The Sundowners/The Good Guys And The Bad Guys/The Yakuza [6-Disc Set]
    401/23/07The Haunted Strangler/Corridors Of Blood/First Man Into Space/The Atomic Submarine [4-Disc Set]
    201/23/07Yojimbo/Sanjuro [2-Disc Set]
    101/30/07The Arrangement
    101/30/07Immoral Women
    101/30/07Private Collections
    102/13/07Green For Danger
    202/13/07Bicycle Thieves [2-Disc Set]
    202/20/0749th Parallel [2-Disc Set]
    102/06/07All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
    102/06/07Arabian Nights (1942)
    102/13/07Performance
    202/27/07Perversion Story [2-Disc Set]
    102/27/07Count Dracula (1970)
    503/06/07The Prisoner Of Zenda (1937 & 1952 Versions)/The Three Musketeers (1948)/Madame Bovary (1949)/Captain Horatio Hornblower/Billy Budd [5-Disc Set]
    103/06/07The Blue Bird (1940)
    103/06/07The Burmese Harp
    103/06/07Fires On The Plain
    103/13/07The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1923)
    103/13/07Muriel
    503/20/07You're Telling Me/The Old-Fashioned Way/The Man On The Flying Trapeze/Poppy/Never Give A Sucker An Even Break [5-Disc Set]
    103/20/07The Naked City (1948)
    103/27/07Kill, Baby…Kill!
    503/27/07The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1936)/The Dawn Patrol (1938)/Dive Bomber/Gentleman Jim/Adventures Of Don Juan [5-Disc Set]
    104/24/07Les Miserables (1935)
    104/24/07Jane Eyre (1944)
    104/24/07Man And The Monster
    105/29/07World Of The Vampires
    5Jul-07Cornered/Decoy/Act Of Violence/They Live By Night/Mystery Street/Side Street/Tension/Where Danger Lives/Crime Wave/Illegal [5-Disc Set]
    109/25/07The Living Head/The Living Coffin
    63


    The number in front is the number of discs in each release so, therefore, while there are 33 items listed, actually you have 63 discs.
     
  11. Douglas R

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    I'm not familiar with the 1948 Anna Karenina but Jane Eyre and Les Miserables are superb. Charles Laughton, especially, is so good (as always) in Les Miserables. Hopefully there will be some decent extras?
     
  12. Paul_Scott

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    didn't Blood & Sand get pushed back?
     
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    Yes! Jane Eyre! I've waited YEARS for this... I can finally retire my homemade DVD-R. [​IMG]
     
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    When they get around to American Literary Classics I hope "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" finally gets released.
     
  16. Shawn Cornwell

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    Saw Jane Eyre in high school many years ago, and I've never forgotten that wonderful, vivid prologue sequence featuring great work from Peggy Ann Gardner, Agnes Moorehead, and a luminous Elizabeth Taylor. Fontaine, Orson Welles, and Margaret O'Brien are also excellent in the main storyline, and the film is richly atmospheric and satisfying. I'd sure love to see Fontaine pop up on a DVD commentary track sometime soon.
     
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    Lewis Milestone's 1952 version of LES MISERABLES is a worthy adaptation although it lacks the star power (Laughton, March) of the 1935 version. Fox Movie Channel has been showing a gorgeous letterboxed copy of TENDER IS THE NIGHT and hopefully that will come out on dvd.
     
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    RafaelPires, you've made my day! Jane Eyre has been my most-wanted DVD title for a few years, now. Les Mis will also be a welcome addition to my collection.
     
  19. RafaelPires

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    DVD EMPIRE is listing more Fox Classics for April, this Time, War movies:
    The Purple Heart (1944) starring Dana Andrews and Richard Conte;
    Tonight We Raid Calais (1943) starring Annabella;
    Sailor of the King (1953) starring Jeffrey Hunter;
    Fixed Bayonets! (1951) starring Richard Basehart;
    Man in the Middle (1964) starring Robert Mitchum;
     
  20. Thomas T

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    I'm thrilled to see Julien Duvivier's Anna Karenina finally rescued from public domain hell. I can now toss out my Madacy copy. Of the four actresses I've seen play Anna (Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Tatiana Samoilova, Jacqueline Bisset), Leigh makes the most heartbreaking Anna and I've always been partial to Ralph Richardson's Karenin. And that gorgeous Constant Lambert score!
     

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