Norma Rae 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Length  1 hrs. 58 mins.
    Rating PG
    Release Date: 
    Apr 01 2014
    Added Jan 15 2014
    Production Year 1979
    Empire SKU 1686359
    UPC Code 024543893776
    Studio 20th Century Fox

     

    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below.  If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.
     
     
     
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    The movie blu-ray up for preorder on Amazon.
     
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    Joe,

    You 'da man. Did not think it was available yet. Posted preorder link.

    Never saw this film. I am probably going to buy it blindly.
     
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    I have been waiting so long for Ms. Field's first Oscar-winning performance on Blu-ray. I just pre-ordered using the link!
     
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    Oh man, this is the best Blu-ray news in a while for me. Fantastic film. Preordered.
     
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    OMG, this movie is 35 years-old! Nah, can't be. I'm not that old…or am I?
     
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    Love this film! This is a definite for me. :banana:
     
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    Field's performance not only won the Oscar but also just about every other possible Best Actress prize that year from all of the major critics' organizations, the Golden Globes, even at Cannes.

    Very few performances manage to sweep everything like she did in 1979.
     
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    A bit of movie theatre trivia on this film. Our company had a twin cinema in Bogalusa, LA and the main employer in town was a big paper mill. The mill owners were in ingotiations to take the mill union when NORMA RAE was released. They went to the Theatres owners and asked that it not be played, for they did not want to "stir" up emotions. Since the Mill owners and the theatre owners were friends, the film never played that small Louisiana town.
     
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    This movie, along with her Emmy-winning performance in the television movie "Sybil", was Ms. Field's career breakthrough...and rightfully so!!! Ordered through your link, Ron!!! :thumbsup:
     
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    Mark, Luke and all who ordered via link -- thank you for the support.

    I am greatly looking forward to this film.
     
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    WOOOOT!!! Another best picture nominee!!!
     
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    Pre-order placed through the link! :)

    Two things:

    1) Get it for $13.99 while you can! These $19.99 titles always start at $13.99 but, in short order, Amazon jacks the price up!

    2) Anecdote...

    I worked in the grocery industry for 35 years, in a union job the entire time. I'm strongly pro-union. Back in 2003, during the big grocery strike here in Southern California, a local radio talk show host was going on and on about the grocery strike and making demeaning comments about the workers. Eventually, his listeners convinced him that they were tired of hearing about it and he announced on the radio that he was going to change the subject. He announced that he wanted everyone to call in and talk about their favorite movies. I instantly picked up the phone and dialed the station. I got really lucky and got right in. I told the screener the name of my favorite movie and she made me to the first caller to go on the radio after the break. When the talk show host answered my call and asked me the name of my favorite movie, I said..

    NORMA RAE!

    He about split a gut laughing!

    :)

    True story! (Although, Norma Rae wasn't really my favorite movie at the time, I just did it for the laughs.)

    Mark
     
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    Glad to hear that Fox is releasing one of its 1979 gems on blu ray.

    That same year, Fox also released "Breaking Away" which also gathered a number of nominations on its way to the Oscars in early 1980. So whenever I hear the name of either title, I always think of the other movie.

    QUESTION: Does anyone know if Fox is planning to release "Breaking Away" on blu ray, too?
     
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    Just finished watching this film for the very first time...anywhere.

    Took me 35 years to get around to it, but I am glad I took the initiative
    to buy this title blindly.

    I work for a unionized job. So, I have a huge amount of appreciation
    for what this film is all about.

    Really loved this film. Sally Field's performance is top-rate.

    So very proud to have this film in my collection.

    I am also very proud of the job Fox has done with its catalog releases.

    First, the fact that this film got on Blu-ray has to be applauded. It was a
    good choice of title.

    Second, I'll begin by saying that this is not a pretty-looking film by any means.
    It looks like a typical 70's movie. It's somewhat dim, not very colorful, and not
    the kind of image that would make for demo material....

    ...but it's the way I imagine the film should look.

    What Fox has done is make it look pristinely clean and faithful to the original source.

    If you haven't bought this one yet, it's worth having in your collection.
     
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    I saw it many times on HBO and once at the USA Film Festival with director Martin Ritt in attendance. Great film.
     
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    Well, I received this yesterday and didn't even remember ordering it! What a great surprise :D

    I must have gotten swept up by Mr. Epstein's sales skills and pre-ordered it through the link months ago and promptly forgot all about it. I can't wait to sit down with it when I have time to enjoy it.

    Sally Field is just amazing in this, and more amazing for audiences in the late 70's who didn't know the actress she would become. (I must have been the only kid in America who actually LIKED "The Girl With Something Extra")

    I haven't seen it in awhile, but I absolutely love the credit sequence set to "It Goes How it Goes." The song is perfect for the movie and the sequence it tells us SO much of what we need to know going in. (plus we get to see Sally Field's baby pictures)

    Can't wait.
     

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