Posted October 27 2004 - 07:24 AM
Hello Mr. Harris, and thank you for a most enlightening and entertaining interview with Mr. Feltenstein.
Mouth-watering to hear about the forthcoming releases (and the sheer size of the schedule) and the various original prints found in archives. Maybe they´ll find the Charles Laughton outtakes from DAVID COPPERFIELD also.
Many thanks to Mr. Feltenstein for his dedication to product quality, wide-ranging taste in motion pictures and his excellence in being aware of movie history.
Does the THAT´S ENTERTAINMENT box include all of the audio outtakes from the LD box?
Now, permit me to share with you and the Forum quite a few ideas for future releases of MGM titles.
I´ve purposely neglected the most well-known musicals and star vehicles, concentrating on various genres, directors and stars I like as well as individual films of great or second-great but often auteur-type merit. A prime objective in these suggestions is to get more titles into the internet debate on possible DVD releases.
THE GOOD EARTH
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
YOLANDA AND THE THIEF
LUST FOR LIFE
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
HOME FROM THE HILL
DON´T MAKE WAVES
BELLS ARE RINGING
EDGE OF THE CITY
RYAN´S DAUGHTER + docu w/John Mills, Christopher Jones,
Sarah Miles, Maurice Jarre, Stephen Grimes interviews,
maybe also the guy who dubbed Mr. Jones. Yes, I love
Lean movies and this one deserves a 2-disc edition!
Further Film Noir boxes could include
EYES IN THE NIGHT
LADY IN THE LAKE
GRAND CENTRAL MURDER
THE TALL TARGET
ACT OF VIOLENCE
LADY WITHOUT A PASSPORT
PEOPLE AGAINST O´HARA
BEWARE MY LOVELY
Pulp Fiction boxes/double features – yes, inspired by Tarantino: suspenseful/violent/sordid crime thrillers and melodramas, which by tone, acting style, choice of subject and photographic style are different from films noirs.
CAUSE FOR ALARM
CRY OF THE HUNTED
DECKS RAN RED
TERROR ON A TRAIN
ONCE A THIEF
Western boxes/double features featuring
STARS IN MY CROWN
ESCAPE FROM FORT BRAVO
THE LAST HUNT
TRIBUTE TO A BAD MAN w/Wise commentary
THE LAW & JAKE WADE
WELCOME TO HARD TIMES w/Doctorow interview
FIVE MAN ARMY
The Ingram, Cromwell and Thorpe PRISONER OF ZENDAs
Double Feature of FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE
Double Feature of SCARAMOUCHE (silent + 1952)
UNKNOWN + HE WHO GETS SLAPPED
Greta Garbo Silents
FLESH AND THE DEVIL
WOMAN OF AFFAIRS
Fragment of THE DIVINE WOMAN
ANNA CHRISTIE US + German versions
TWO-FACE WOMAN, both edits
Rex Ingram – an Unsung Master:
MARE NOSTRUM – PRISONER OF ZENDA – FOUR HORSEMEN – THE MAGICIAN + a Kevin Brownlow docu
Tennessee Williams Collection
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH (could be in a Newman Collection also)
SUMMER AND SMOKE
James Garner Comedy Box
BOYS NIGHT OUT
AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY
James Garner Thriller Box
THEY ONLY KILL THEIR MASTERS
Glenn Ford Western Double Feature:
ROUNDERS + ADVANCE TO THE REAR
…and of course the Joan Crawford, Harlow, Eleanor Powell, Broadway Melody, Norma Shearer,Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Tracy, Hepburn, Tracy/Hepburn boxes etc…
My WB/RKO selections will have to wait.