I want A FACE IN A CROWD on DVD

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  1. Mike Rogers

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    I love the ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW(the B&W episodes,only)
    And I would like to see this movie eventually
    released on DVD.Griffith should've won best actor
    for his potrayal of a hobo who becomes seduced and
    corrupted by the television medium.Seeing pre-Mayberry
    Andy in all his homespun viciousness makes for an
    interesting night's viewing,especially after THE ANDY
    GRIFFITH SHOW.I only saw this flick a few times but I
    would definitely pay my 20 bucks to see it digitally
    remastered on DVD
     
  2. David Von Pein

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    Same here.

    Although the title of the film is "A Face In The Crowd" (not "A" Crowd). But why quibble. [​IMG]

    "Marcia! Marcia....don't leave me!!! Marcia!!!!!!" [​IMG]

    Lest we forget Andy's fabulous supporting cast in this 1957 flick: The likes of Patricia Neal (as "Marcia!!!!!"), Walter Matthau, and a luscious 21-year-old beauty named Lee Remick. [​IMG]

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  3. David Von Pein

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    Does "AFITC" have a Widescreen OAR?
     
  4. Joel Fontenot

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    I've been hoping for a new video release of this movie to do better than the old VHS since the days of having only laserdiscs for better quality. But Warner Bros. never seemed interested in doing another issue of any kind since the 1990 VHS.

    One of my favorites (my wife introduced it to me).

    I don't know about it's original screen format, but it seems to be an academy film possibly matted for 1.85:1 by '57

    Joel
     
  5. Mark Bendiksen

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    Man, oh man. I had never seen this movie before and I just caught the last twenty-five minutes on Turner Classic Movies. Now I'm dying to see the rest of it. Imagine my dismay when I discovered it's not out on DVD. What's a guy to do? Do I actually rent a VHS copy (horrors!)?
     
  6. Patrick McCart

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    I'd love to see "A Face in the Crowd" on DVD, too. Whenver Warner releases it, they ought to release "No Time For Seargents" as well.
     
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    "No Time For Sergeants" is an automatic buy for me. [​IMG]
     
  8. Paul_Scott

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    wasn't this mentioned in the last chat?
    (edit: just looked and didn't see it...funny i was certain i heard this was coming recently)

    i didn't remember Remick was in it (i agree, she was a beauty).

    great film. i remember seeing it in the early 90's and being thunderstruck how relevant it still was.
     
  9. Gordon McMurphy

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    Great, great film. I'd love so see it on DVD soon.
     
  10. Tim_C

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    I saw the first hour of it today on TCM but fell asleep (not because it was boring, but because I was exceptionally tired from staying up till 3 last night.) [​IMG] None of the local rental stores have it and I really want to see the rest, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for a DVD release. (Along with a DVD release of another of Kazan's great films, East of Eden.)
     
  11. Robert Crawford

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    TCM shows this film often and it's schedule for another showing on June 29th at 2:00 a.m. ET.
     
  12. Rodney

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    I TiVo'd this movie yesterday, and it is a great film. I hope it comes out on DVD soon, but more importantly I hope they do it right. It would be good to have a commentary from Andy Griffith on how he got wrapped up in the character. I have read that he was Lonesome Rhodes on and off the set!

    Bring on the DVD!
     
  13. Steve...O

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    Andy Griffith is very proud of this film (he's said so on many occasions) and readily sings the praises of Elia Kazan and everyone else involved in the making of this film. I would imagine that he could fill a "making of" documentary with many interesting stories and insights. The last time I saw him on Larry King (sometime near the end of 2003) you could just see his face light up when the topic of this movie came up.

    Unforunately, Andy is also now 78 years old. Let's hope that someone gets these interviews recorded before it becomes too late.

    Steve
     
  14. TonyD

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    i have this on tape from tcm years ago.
    great movie.
    dir elia kazan

    plus isnt this based very loosely on a real person?
    i'm thinking george gobel but not sure.

    no it was another guy who showed up on some older b & w game shows.

    ok after a long search i found the name.

    Arthur Godfrey
     
  15. Mark Bendiksen

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    That's awesome, Robert...thanks for the "heads up"! I'll be setting my VCR for that one.
     
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    Yes, great news, indeed. That's an amazing set of films. Bravo, Warner! [​IMG]
     
  19. Bob Cashill

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    The FACE disc will include a retrospective documentary with interviews with Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Budd Schulberg, says USA Today.
     

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