"Laura" Blu-ray Release on February 5th!

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    More great news to follow from Fox regarding classic film releases on Blu-ray in 2013 and beyond.
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    Awesome!
     
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    I'm not a big fan of the fancy emoticons, but if news ever called for a dancing banana, it's this news.
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    I've had a crush on Gene Tierney for as long as I can remember...first day buy for me!!!
     
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    Great news. It will be their fifth title after How Green Was My Valley, Gentleman's Agreement, Wild River and Titanic (1953) which are all coming out on 1/15
     
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    Interesting to see the Kazan titles start getting individual releases. Great news!
     
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    Glad to FINALLY get news about Titanic!
     
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    Yes, that TITANIC has been a long time coming since it was initially announced last year.
     
  9. Robert Crawford

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    There will be about 25 classic releases onto BD throughout 2013. A consumer voting process will be utilized for some of these releases. Details will follow in the coming months.
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    Same here! I'll never forget that day in 2005 when I was browsing through Virgin Megastore and my eye caught on the cover of the newly-released Fox Film Noir DVD:
    Such an entrancing film. I watch it at least once a month.
    I'm hoping Fox will include additional extras, like the featurette on the R2 DVDs ("Laura: The Obsession"), various radio adaptations (Wikipedia lists 5, but only 4 include the film cast), and the "20th Century Fox Hour" television adaptation. The slate of extras on the current DVD is great, and I hope they all carry over to the Blu-Ray.
    Also, the commentary had some playback issues on the DVD when selecting the extended version. Namely, Behlmer's commentary (as well as Haskell/Raksin's) for the film is interrupted in order to present his abruptly-started commentary over the deleted scene. And Haskell/Raksin's commentary over the regular version actually discusses the deleted scene as if Haskell were watching it. I've always wondered why that was. Either way, I hope this is fixed on the Blu-Ray.
     
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    Will the Kazan sets, which are currently sold exclusively at FoxConnect, be offered in general shops as well?
     
  12. Robert Crawford

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    No idea!
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    Always love the consumer voting stuff - got us the better cover for Sunset Boulevard.

    Hopefully those 25 titles don't count the 8 Kazan titles already released in the box sets, but even if that's the case that's 17 new-to-Blu titles.

    How Green Was My Valley
    Laura
    Titanic (1953)

    That leaves at least 14. I'd wager Cleopatra (1963) is definitely one as well.
     
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    This is the first time I've heard about a date for How Green Was My Valley.
    I know there is a UK version schedule for 1/28/13 (up for preorder on Amazon UK), but I hadn't seen anything definite about it here in the US (other than a mention in http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/323498/fox-mgm-in-2013-the-great-escape-how-green-was-my-valley-laura-fantastic-voyage-von-ryans-express-hello-dolly that it was coming in 2013).
    Is there a thread for that film, or an announcement. It is not up for preorder on Amazon yet
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    Great news. I sold my DVD of Titanic last Spring in preparation for the blu-ray that I was starting to think was never going to come. Came very close to buying the UK disc a few times. It seems Fox decided on a 50th anniversary of the film rather than the 100th anniversary of the actual disaster.
    As for the Kazan blu-rays, I've been putting those on hold as well given that I own the DVD set and that I'm expecting the future wide retail release of the sets will net a better sales price eventually.
    From what I gather, Robert's getting it straight from the horse's mouth.
     
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    For me, it's a tie between Laura and The Third Man for best Film Noir of all time. Just a perfect movie. Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, and Vincent Price are all excellent in it.
     
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    We (HTF) met with Fox yesterday and are meeting with Paramount today.
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    Same with Cleopatra, 2013 will be the 50th Anniversary.
    I've had the UK BD since last year so I'm happy lol
     
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    Robert,did they mention The Flight of the Phoenix *original" BD,by any chance?
     
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    I would also imagine we'll see the rest of Fox's Rodgers & Hammerstein catalog titles out in calendar 2013 as well...at least that's my hope!!!
     

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