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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) (Blu-ray) Available for pre-order

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Noach Kowalski, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Noach Kowalski

    Noach Kowalski Well-Known Member

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  2. lukejosephchung

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    If this is true, we have not only this wonderful Capra classic to look forward to before the New Year, but a Criterion-produced "It Happened One Night" AND "A Pocketful Of Miracles" from Kino-Lorber...HALLELUJAH!!! :dance:
     
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  3. jim_falconer

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    Great film, and great price.
     
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    Preordered!
     
  5. Mark-P

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    I guess the rumors that this would be coming from Criterion turned out to be false. According to Bluray.com this will be a Sony release. I'm all for skipping the boutique pricing!
     
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    Looks like Sony will be releasing some of these themselves. First deep-catalog blu from them in ages. Now I wonder who will get Mr Deeds Goes to Town...
     
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    They did From Here to Eternity in the Fall last year. Maybe the goal is one per year from them of the big remasterings in the US? They do put out many more 4K remastered titles abroad themselves.
     
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    :dancing-banana-04: :banana: :rock: Mr. Smith !! Id get Mr Deeds as well.. come to think of every titles in the Capra set Id get .. lets hope the rest get released soon !
     
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    I do hope it is more than one a year!Supposedly they've also worked on:Mr Deeds Goes To TownYou Can't Take It With YouLost HorizonI don't want to wait until 2017/2018 to get all of these.
     
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    I look forward to finally retiring my 15-year-old DVD.
     
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    Amen to that!

    The Film Forum in NYC is going to be doing a Capra retrospective in October, and they're showing Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, It Happened One Night, You Can't Take It With You, and Lost Horizon in new 4K DCPs:
    http://filmforum.org/series/capra-festival-series-page

    (Not the same as having a Blu-ray available for purchase, but for anyone in the area, I think it's gonna be fun.)
     
  12. John Doe

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    From other forum.

    Release date: December 2

    Extras:

    Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: The Golden Years

    Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: A Family History

    The Frank Capra I Knew

    Frank Capra: Collaboration

    Frank Capra Jr. Remembers... "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington"

    Commentary by Frank Capra Jr

    Languages: English Mono, German (Germany) Mono, French (Parisian) Mono, Spanish (Castilian) Mono, Spanish (Latin Am) Mono, Italian Mono, Portuguese (Brazil) Mono, English Stereo

    Subtitles: English (UK), English (US), German, French (Parisian), Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Latin Am), Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Greek, Chinese (Mandarin Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai

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    Celebrating its 75th Anniversary with its Debut on Blu-ray Dec. 2
    MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
    Nominated for 11 Academy Awards®,
    Including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor & Best Supporting Actor
    Fully Restored in 4K & Presented in Collectible Digibook Packaging
    With an All-New Essay by Film Historian Jeremy Arnold
    Bonus Content Includes Five Featurettes, Commentary by Frank Capra Jr.
    & the Feature-Length Documentary Frank Capra’s American Dream



    CULVER CITY, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2014) – MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, one of the crown jewels in the Columbia Pictures catalog, celebrates its 75th anniversary by debuting on Blu-ray™ Dec. 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray, digitally restored & mastered in 4K, will be presented in collectible Digibook packaging, featuring rare photos and an all-new essay by celebrated film historian Jeremy Arnold. Originally released during Hollywood’s golden year, 1939, MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON was nominated for 11 Academy Awards®[1] and follows a naive man (James Stewart) appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. Although his plans promptly collide with political corruption, he doesn't back down.

    Bonus content includes commentary by Frank Capra Jr., the original theatrical trailer, a rare international trailer that includes footage deleted from the final film, and the feature-length documentary Frank Capra’s American Dream, narrated by Ron Howard and incorporating interviews with the director's friends, colleagues and admirers. The featurettes include “Frank Capra Jr. Remembers ... Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” in which the son of the famous director offers insight on his father’s technique, the motivation of the actors and the production of the film. Also included are four additional featurettes offering a behind-the-scenes look at one of Hollywood’s greatest and most influential directors.

    SYNOPSIS:
    An idealistic, newly-appointed senator (James Stewart) heads to Washington, where he single-handedly battles ruthless politicians out to destroy him. Winner of the 1939 Academy Award® for Best Writing (Original Story), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a timeless and stirring ode to the power of democracy.

    Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
    § Commentary by Frank Capra Jr.
    § Frank Capra’s American Dream feature-length documentary
    § Featurettes:
    o “Frank Capra Jr. Remembers... Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
    o “Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: A Family History”
    o “Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: The Golden Years”
    o “Frank Capra: Collaboration”
    o “The Frank Capra I Knew”
    § Original Theatrical Trailer
    § Rare International Trailer
    MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON has a running time of 129 minutes and is not rated. 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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    Wow! It certainly seems like a deal at that price!
     
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    My favorite part of this press release - that banner across the bottom of the picture "Capra Collection".Hopefully this indicates that the other Columbia Capra titles will be released soon.
     
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    Both this and "It Happened One Night" will make great Christmas presents........for myself!
     
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    Yes, at that price, I couldn't press the "buy" button fast enough.
     
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    For $13.99, you don't have to ask me twice - preordered!

    Can't wait for future "Capra Collection" releases as well!
     
  19. lukejosephchung

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    Don't forget "A Pocketful Of Miracles" is ALSO coming out on November 18th from Kino-Lorber...a Capra triple-feature for the holidays!!! :P
     
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    Pre-ordered.
     

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