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20th Century Fox's 'Studio Classics' DVD Series


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#1 of 368 OFFLINE   Nils Luehrmann

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Posted February 02 2004 - 11:19 AM



#2 of 368 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted February 02 2004 - 11:43 AM

i'm finally taking the time to get caught up with 2003 titles, and the past few days i finally got around to watching The Ghost & Mrs.Muir and Ox-Bow Incident.
Boy, do these films still satisfy!
i still adore Ghost and was very pleasantly surprised by how much more moving i found Ox-Bow this viewing.
i originally saw it in my early 20s and while i respected it, it didn't really pack the same punch it did this time around.
what a fine, fine film.

i also didn't realize that G&MM was a Joe Mankiewicz production.
my big hope for a future Studio Classic is A Letter To Three Wives another witty Joe L. M. film.
after falling in love all over again with Tiereny in G&MM, i can't wait for Laura and LHTH.
i've never seen the latter before so i'm really looking forward to that one.

Thanks again Fox, keep up the good work!

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Posted February 02 2004 - 11:58 AM

Wish List for Fox: Tales of Manhatten (with the W.C. Fields sequence, which has been restored beyond the video edition); O. Henry's Full House* Nightmare Alley* Five Fingers Captain from Castille Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend Deadline USA (Bogart)* What Price Glory? Centenniel Summer* A Royal Scandal* That Lady in Ermine* The Fan (Otto Preminger)* Prince of Foxes* Up The River (John Ford with Tracy and Bogart)* Just Imagine* Charley's Aunt (Jack Benny)*/The Meanest Man in the World (Benny)* Call Me Mister* *Never before on video
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Posted February 02 2004 - 12:09 PM

Nils… Great thread as I’m also a huge fan of the Studio Classics.

I’m hoping (and assuming) that perhaps the reason for the delay in Laura is for an upcoming line of film noir titles – God only knows they have enough of them in their library to keep us satisfied for awhile. And I’d buy every single one of them…!!!

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Posted February 02 2004 - 12:11 PM

Sunrise is not out of print as it can be found in the Studio Classics Boxset along with How Green Was My Valley, Gentleman's Agreement, and All About Eve. Cheers
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Posted February 02 2004 - 12:19 PM

Nightmare Alley and Laura would both be good titles to help kick off a film noir line. i'd probably buy every one too, Herb. another title i would love to see as a Studio Classic would be Blood And Sand. we need more Technicolor Rita and she was in her prime here. (and Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell and Anthony Quinn don't hurt either)

#7 of 368 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted February 02 2004 - 12:27 PM

My usual refrain...

And so far, not a single noir unless you count their licensing of Pickup on South Street to Criterion. Posted Image

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Fidelity to the source should always be the goal for Blu-ray releases.

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Posted February 02 2004 - 01:56 PM

We need more Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Linda Darnell,

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Posted February 02 2004 - 02:04 PM

We need more Tyrone Power (all of his movies), Betty Grable (Moon over Miami, pleaseeee), Gene Tierney, Linda Darnell ( a Letter to three wives, Star Dust, Forever Amber and Fallen Angel), Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda (It would be awesome to have restored The gang's all here and That night in Rio as part of the STUDIO Classic Collection), Jeanne Crain (she was just lovely in Margie and Centennial Summer and Pinky), John Payne, Maureen O'Hara (The Foxes of Harrow, Black Swan, Sitting Pretty), Joan Fontaine (Jane Eyre and Above this all), Sonja Henie, and why not, Shirley Temple.

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Posted February 02 2004 - 04:58 PM

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". I'd take that over "Peyton Place" any day. I'd also be glad to see Nightmare Alley".

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Posted February 02 2004 - 05:11 PM

My #1 most wanted from Fox is Nicholas Ray's Bigger Than Life, but the chat said it wasn't being considered.

Also would like to see:
Forty Guns (Sam Fuller)
City Girl/Our Daily Bread (F.W. Murnau)
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Posted February 02 2004 - 08:08 PM

Another vote here for A Letter To Three Wives. Posted Image

And thank you Fox, for The Diary Of Anne Frank on DVD!

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Posted February 02 2004 - 08:40 PM

Right now I have 5 of them, and I finally managed to get the Sunrise dvd via the UK Amazon Marketplace.

I should have this within the next couple of days.

Keep them coming

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#14 of 368 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted February 03 2004 - 12:53 AM

I wish Marilyn Monroe were in some of those Film Noir's that Fox has buried away in their vaults, they would all be out on DVD by now.

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Posted February 03 2004 - 01:07 AM

If "Pickup on South Street" doesn't sell for Criterion than the film noir genre will continue to be ignored by Fox as well as the other studios. I know I have my copy on preorder, but I wonder about others here that are screaming for these film noir titles? Crawdaddy

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#16 of 368 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted February 03 2004 - 02:04 AM

I have Pickup on South Street pre-ordered and I bet almost every other Film Noir fan here at HTF has it pre-ordered too. If they don't, they should be taken to a dark alley and have Robert Ryan slap them around till they do.

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Posted February 03 2004 - 02:05 AM

For the wishlist/never going to happen list:

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#18 of 368 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted February 03 2004 - 02:40 AM

Robert - I'm unsure how to respond to this. Of course I have this title on order. If you believe that repeated requests for noir titles are "screaming" I'm willing to stop posting in these threads. As a fan of noir it never ceases to frustrate me that Fox hasn't to date supported noir. DVD is no longer a nascent format, and I sincerely wish that Fox's approach to noir reflected this reality. - Walter.

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Posted February 03 2004 - 02:59 AM

Walter, There is no need for you to take my comment/"screaming" in the literal sense of the word. Matter of fact, I don't think some of us scream enough for these titles if we really want them on this format. Fox will release any film on dvd that they feel will sell enough units. Crawdaddy

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#20 of 368 OFFLINE   Nils Luehrmann

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Posted February 03 2004 - 03:06 AM

During the HTF Chat with Peter Stadden of Fox Home Video Peter Fitzgerald asked:

His last statement though sums up the dilemma of why many great films are not rushed, or even sometimes ever released on to DVD (or any HV format for that matter) simply because there often is not enough of a market to justify the cost. This is especially true when a title needs a great deal of restoration work.

As a huge fan of Film Noir (especially those of the detective genre) I too hope Fox and other studios continue to work on ways to make it possible for future DVD releases of all these wonderful films. The fact that some of the studios are open to licensing agreements with companies like Criterion, hopefully this will mean many of these titles will get released in a more timely fashion.

At the end of the day though, if sales of film noir are not enough to turn a profit for either the studio or distributor then future Film Noir titles will be in jeopardy. Posted Image




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