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Capra Box Coming From Sony


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   JohnPM

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Posted February 05 2006 - 10:42 AM

In checking out this week's Cary Grant box set, I came across a trailer for Sony's upcoming Frank Capra box, and while there's no release date as yet, they do include, among the standard previously released titles, one that is new, "American Madness". Sort of like the Grant box with "Holiday". If you want "American Madness", you'll presumably have to buy the box. The good part is, it looks as though Sony will be doing more of these boxes. I've got a feeling we're going to see a Randolph Scott/Budd Boetticher set before long. Anybody got any info on that?

#2 of 13 OFFLINE   RafaelPires

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Posted February 05 2006 - 11:59 AM

That's weird, cause Sony just released 2 Stanwyck/Capra titles in UK, that were never available in USA: Miracle Woman and The Bitter Tea of General Yen. So it would be logical that they would be in this box. Also there was a talk about a restoraton for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and a new trasfer for You can't take it with you. Let's wait and see.

#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted February 05 2006 - 12:38 PM

Thanks for the info John. Rafael, I recall reading the same thing about MR. SMITH (either here or at the Bits). Supposedly a good nitrate print was discovered. This is perhaps my favorite Stewart film so a sparkling new edition would be most welcome. I passed over YOU CAN'T...after reading the bad reviews here. An improved transfer would cause me to take a look.
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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted February 05 2006 - 12:42 PM

Smith has been undergoing a full photochemical restoration and even a partially restored print screened at the Academy two summers ago was of unbelievably high caliber, probably one of the best two or three black and white prints I've ever seen screened.
 

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted February 05 2006 - 01:20 PM

This sounds interesting. If anyone can get a hold of the list of films in this set, I'd appreciate it.

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Mark-P

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Posted March 21 2006 - 01:11 PM

There's a trailer advertising this set on the Bewitched Season Three set. It's on disc #4. Here are the titles in the Capra box: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Mr. Smith Goes to Washington It Happened One Night You Can't Take It With You Platinum Blonde American Madness

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Justin W

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Posted March 21 2006 - 01:42 PM

hmm... might have to pick this one up.

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted March 21 2006 - 04:35 PM

since, i own none of these titles, this is set is definately a must have.Posted Image
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#9 of 13 OFFLINE   CameronMcC

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Posted March 21 2006 - 11:11 PM

sony also owns the 1928 film The Matinee Idol...lots of options here.

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Sean A

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Posted March 22 2006 - 02:27 PM

I wonder why "Lost Horizon" isn't included ?

#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted March 22 2006 - 05:25 PM

Well, I own the first four titles in that list, but if the transfers are improved, I'll gladly double-dip. Especially for You Can't Take It With You, which is dreadful in its current incarnation.
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Richard Matich

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Posted June 07 2006 - 03:39 PM

Has anyone heard any news on this box? I'm guessing October for a release but I have read noting since March. Hmm. They tempt us in the Cary Grant box set with Capra so I want this sometime this year. Posted Image

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Posted June 08 2006 - 06:18 AM

Lost Horizon would have been great if it were included into this set!




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