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2oth Century-Fox movies still MIA on Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Nick*Z, Jun 30, 2014.

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  1. mgdvd0

    mgdvd0 Well-Known Member

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    What's the situation on the Studio Classics series? Has Fox officially discontinued it?
    Perhaps it's on hold to address staff issues regarding the color grading on The King and I and Carousel BDs.

    I mean the staff could be getting educated on how to produce period accurate color, right?

    Regardless, Fox is falling severely behind, and I'm losing patience due to a lack of official announcements.

    The films I think of which should be released are anything featuring Gregory Peck like
    Keys of the Kingdom
    The Gunfighter
    David and Bathsheba
    The Snows of Kilimanjaro
    The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
    The Bravados


    War films like
    The Enemy Below
    Sink the Bismarck!
    Halls of Montezuma

    and countless others like
    In Old Chicago (roadshow cut, please!)
    The Return of Frank James
    The Mark of Zorro
    The Ox-Bow Incident
    Kiss of Death
    Dragonwyck
    MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
    Captain From Castile
    Garden of Evil
    A Man Called Peter
    The Long, Hot Summer
    The Longest Day (REMASTERED EDITION)

    just to name a few...
     
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    I think Fox is disappointed by the sales of the Classic series and that's why there are no more announcements. The low sales are evidenced by that (lack of announcements for 4 months now) and having them bundled up in triple packs for the same price of a single movie, only a few months after they were released originally. Also Fox Connect has had a few half off sales. The 2 Kazan at Fox sets were on sale, 4 movies per set at $20, a bargain and all classics with 2 movies in each set exclusive to that set. I even commented about it in the Elia Kazan thread but nobody responded. I mean, if interest is that low in a forum like this then what does that say about interest as a whole for the sake of sales? I guess people would rather support TT and pay $30 for their releases, which for the most part are lessor movies (as they get the movies Fox doesn't want to bother with). Go figure.
     
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    How do you know if interest is low on this forum? Who's to say that this forum membership didn't buy a good portion of those Fox Connect units sold? Since, there isn't a brick and mortar retail base to support those releases, I'm willing to bet that several HTF members have bought those releases.

    What's today, pick on the HTF Membership Day? This is the second post today that is trying to question our passion for classic films. Aren't we all in this together with our love for classic films and hoping and wishing more of them are released on BD? We shouldn't be divisive in our comments about each other.
     
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    Geez take a chill pill. Sorry if you took my comment as an offense to the forum. You really seem to have a really strong negative reaction with many of my posts, so for my sake I have decided to hide your posts going forward. I don't need the aggravation.
     
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    You see that's it, you think I'm against you because I disagree with some of your posts. I'm not against you, but I will stick up for this membership because it's a great group of people to talk film with even though, we disagree a lot with each other.
     
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    Wanted to add that my comment "in a forum like this" was meant in the best way. This forum, IMO, is second to none regarding member knowledge and appreciation of classic movies (and movies in general) as well as many other aspects of HT, and I feel privileged to be a small part of it.
     
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    And I want to add that I'm glad you're a part of this membership. We might disagree on certain topics, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate your contributions to the discussions that take place here. Also, I want to publicly apologize to you if you think I have something personally against you. The nature of making our comments in this type of format causes us to miss the face to face communication. At times, it means posted comments without such interaction can easily be misconstrued or not properly conveyed in the manner/vain they were meant to be presented.
     
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    My post in response to bruceames hasn't saved but I agree with his Post 43 about possible low sales of classic films and Fox in particular. Looking at their Film Noir series they have released Laura and Panic in the Streets but if sales had been brisk they would surely have released other titles by now. They have given TT Leave Her to Heaven which seems to me a good indicator that they no longer expect these types of catalogue films to sell in great numbers. The demographics are ageing and many consumers no longer want to re-purchase titles on new formats. His point about few posts in response to these titles is representative of the enthusiasm for them. There are plenty of posts for every Star Wars and comic book film threads.
     
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    If you look at the Laura and Leave Her to Heaven threads there are plenty of replies in them. Sure, they might not be on the level of Star Wars and such, but there is heavy interest in those titles, at least, on this forum.
     
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    I'd enjoy the opportunity to purchase the following 20th Century-Fox films on Blu Ray:

    Great Expectations - 1998
    The Little Princess - 1939
    The Blue Bird - 1940
    The Best of Everything - 1959
    Three Coins in the Fountain - 1954
    Peyton Place - 1957
    Anastasia - 1956
    The Rose - 1979
     

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