Wuthering Heights and more? Apparently, not the 1939 version.

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  1. CineKarine

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    From the Digital Bits:

    "Now then... those announcements. Just in time to get ahead in your prep for the new school year, MGM has announced a whole slew of CliffsNotes catalog DVD releases on 7/24. No kidding, the studio is releasing Anna Karenina (1948), Wuthering Heights (1939), Of Mice and Men (1992), Moby Dick (1956), Lord of the Flies (1990), Jane Eyre (1944), Les Miserables (1935), Henry V (1989) and Inherit the Wind (1960) as CliffsNotes Ultimate Study Guide Editions, featuring the film on DVD and the corresponding CliffNotes study guide packaged together (SRP $14.98 each). They even come in familiar-looking black and yellow striped packaging. Nice. But you should STILL read the books."

    The wrong version of WUTHERING HEIGHTS is noted in this announcement, it's the 1970 version MOST unfortunately.
     
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    Also, Jane Eyre (1944) and Les Miserables (1935 & 1952) were Fox productions and were just released last month or so.
     
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    What a shame about Wuthering Heights!!!! What a sorry mistake to make.
    Yes, I bought Jane Eyre etc. in April of course. I pre-order everything months in advance :)
     
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    Wuthering Heights (1939) is going to be on TCM this week. Their print seems to be decent so it might be worth DVDR-ing it.
     
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    Ditto Anna Karenina (1948).
     
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    Will Wuthering Heights (1939) ever come out on DVD?
     
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    IT IS! That's what this thread is announcing.
     
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    It's a mistake from the Bits page, I corrected the first post accordingly.
     
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    Yeah, pity about Wuthering Heights. I assume that MGM doesn't even have the rights to the '39 version, though.

    I also assume these are just repackages of the extant releases of the other titles. So probably no anamorphic enhancement for INHERIT THE WIND, nor widescreen release for MOBY DICK. Bummer...
     
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    Thanks for that!
    I'd somehow missed it...

    How is the picture quality on it?
     
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    Oh shucks. Oh well. I wouldn't want a prestige picture like that to have suck tacky looking packaging anyways.
     
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    Thanks again - sounds pretty average, sadly, but the price seems about right...
     
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    he 1939 version of WH was released years ago, along with John Ford's THE HURRICANE, but both are sadly long gone. Can't understand why these Goldwyn productions have not been reissued - even Bob Hope's PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE has seen the light of day.
     

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