Sony why not release a Frank Borzage double feature

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  1. RafaelPires

    RafaelPires Second Unit

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    Following the same idea applied to the Boetticher, Michael Powell and Sam Fuller collections, I think it would be awesome if Sony decided to release a Frank Borzage Collection as a double feature set, containing the incredible Man's Castle (Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young) and No Greater Glory.

    I would gladly add this to my dvd collection.

    What do you think about it?
     
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    Great idea!

    It was kind of sad to see a few Borzage films added to Warner Archive this month after the luxurious Borzage / Murnau box that Fox must've spent a fortune preparing last year.
     
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    But, the sales more than likely helped kill the Fox classic DVD division. I did do my part and have the set (along with Ford at Fox) and would love to see a Sony double feature, but a least the WA allow us access where we would not if it was not there.
     
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    Following the same idea applied to the Boetticher
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  5. Charles H

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    A great idea! Does anyone know if the 75 minute version of A MAN'S CASTLE still exists?

    I hope that the Warner Archive brings out HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT. That and MOONRISE (sadly festering away in a LionsGate vault) are my favorite Borzages.
     
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    I too have a hunch that huge Fox set played a major part in closing down Fox's classic releases. If that actually is the case then Borzage films are likely considered poison in the industry right now.
     
  7. RafaelPires

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    But we are talking now about a double feature dvd, not a gigantic box set dedicated to Borzage, as it was te Fox Borzage collection.

    I think this double feature, if released in a reasonable price, as it was the Michael Powell collector's choice, would sell well.
     
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    I agree with you and think the double feature is a good idea, my remark on the box set was that an earlier poster was upset that Warners put a couple of Borzage films out in the Warner Archive and could not understand why they could not do a deluxe version as Fox did. I was happy that Warners released them at all and will be all over a Sony release of Borzage's.
     
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    IMHO, the problem with the Borzage/Murnau set was the value. The Ford box was about 25 features at a $300 list, or $12 apiece. The B/M box was 12 features for $240 list, or $20 apiece, a 67% increase. Throw in the fact that those two filmmakers are far less well-known and accessible than Ford, and you have a recipe for disaster. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's waiting until the price drops way down.

    Mike S.
     
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