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Charlie Chan Collection #2 on the way


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#1 of 45 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted August 20 2006 - 08:17 AM

DVD Pacific has a listing for Charlie Chan Collection #2, a 4 disc set from Fox, headed our way on October 10th! No other details, but that's really all I need to know.

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#2 of 45 OFFLINE   GlennWD

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Posted August 20 2006 - 09:34 AM

This is great news, I can't wait for this set. I just finished watching Charlie Chan Volume 1 and Mr. Moto Volume 1 this week and I am dying to see more of these wonderful films again.
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#3 of 45 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted August 20 2006 - 11:34 AM

Wonderful. I assume my favorite Chan flick, CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA(with the great Boris Karloff), will be part of this set.

#4 of 45 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted August 21 2006 - 09:03 AM

Terrific news! They can't come fast enough to suit me. I was impressed with the featurettes on all of the CHAN and MOTO movies. Fox did well with these, and I hope the trend continues with the next sets of each.

#5 of 45 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted August 21 2006 - 11:57 AM

Thanks Gary!

Matt, Chan Vol 2 will have special features. Larry, unless something changes, Opera will be on Vol 2.

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#6 of 45 OFFLINE   GregoryMesh

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Posted August 21 2006 - 02:07 PM

It may have been delayed. It was listed with that release date at Amazon and Best Buy, but was taken off both sites and 2 other sites changed release date to 12/31/2025 (i.e. release date is unknown).

#7 of 45 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted August 25 2006 - 02:40 PM

DVD Pacific now lists "unknown" for this release date. Coupled with the lack of an announcement from Fox does point to a potential delay. As noted in another thread, Fox hasn't announced a lot of classic titles recently.
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#8 of 45 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted August 25 2006 - 02:54 PM

Yea, I was hoping beyond hope that the date would stick. But I had a feeling this would drop off DVDPacific's radar. Too bad.

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#9 of 45 OFFLINE   Johannes S

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Posted August 26 2006 - 03:15 AM

Sad news. I was looking forward to the next two batches of Chan movies and maybe the second Mr. Moto box set this year.

I congratulate Fox for their classic releases like the Chan, Moto and Will Rogers box sets and hope they will be commercially successful. We don't want to see these collections getting cancelled early as they did with some TV releases.

#10 of 45 OFFLINE   David_Blackwell

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Posted August 26 2006 - 05:44 PM

I think we will see at least another Chan set and the next Mr. Moto since Fox spent good money on restoring them.
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#11 of 45 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted August 27 2006 - 12:37 AM

There will be a Moto Vol 2 and additional Chan volumes are already in the works (Barrie Maxwell reported this in one of his columns). At one time, Fox had planned on getting both Moto sets and at 3 Chan volumes out in 2006 but that appears to have gone by the wayside. Maybe Fox is retooling the additional volumes to convert them to slimcases or maybe there were simply manufacturing delays? Or maybe they're evaluating the pricing structure?

At any rate, the series are continuing. Fox just hasn't told us when yet.
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Posted September 07 2006 - 02:47 AM

DVD empire now has volume 2 for December 15 release. They list titles to be included in the set - Charlie Chan's Secret is skipped, but it includes Charlie Chan at the Olympics. And here's the extras:

Disc 1:
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA
Fullscreen Feature (Black & White)
Charlie Chan's Lucky Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Restoration Comparison
Trailer
English Mono
Subtitles: French & Spanish

Disc 2:
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OLYMPICS
Fullscreen Feature (Black & White)
Layne Tom, Jr: The Adventures of Charlie Chan, Jr.
Restoration Comparison
Trailer
English Mono
Subtitles: French & Spanish

Disc 3:
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE RACE TRACK
Fullscreen Feature (Black & White)
Number One Son: The Life of Keye Luke
Restoration Comparison
Trailer
English Mono
Subtitles: French & Spanish

Disc 4:
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE CIRCUS
Fullscreen Feature (Black & White)
Charlie Chan At The Movies
Restoration Comparison
Trailer
English Mono
Subtitles: French & Spanish

#13 of 45 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted September 07 2006 - 01:13 PM

Thanks Gregory! I wondered what happened to the alleged 10/10 release and now I know it was pushed back.

Secret will appear on Vol 3. It was not included here because it does not have Keye Luke nor was it directed by Lucky Humberstone. This collection spotlights their work (Luke is in all 4 films and Humberstone directed 3 of them).

All films say "trailer". I know one for CIRCUS still exists but haven't seen any for the other films. I'd be curious to see if Fox is putting the CIRCUS trailer on all discs or if they unearthed some of the others.

I'm also curious as to what the "AT THE MOVIES" feature is about.

EDIT: I looked at a calendar and December 15 is a Friday. Maybe this date isn't quite set in stone?

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Posted September 09 2006 - 07:30 AM

Today's DavisDVD.com news (http://www.davisdvd.com/news/news.html) contains an item stating that Fox has announced Chan Vol 2 for 12/15. The titles and details match up with Gregory's post, but the date still doesn't make sense given that it is a Friday. Gary OS has pointed out that perhaps the real date is 12/05.

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#15 of 45 OFFLINE   David_Blackwell

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Posted September 10 2006 - 03:46 PM

Hmmm. I think I will have to ask again about this since the PR contact I have at Fox had no knowledge about future release dates a couple weeks ago.
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#16 of 45 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted September 14 2006 - 04:04 PM

Amazon US, Deep Discount DVD, bestbuy.com, and maybe some others have this for pre-order at the 12/15 (Friday) date. Amazon Canada has a pre-order with the 12/5 (Tuesday) date. From the Davis DVD blurb, it looks like Fox's own materials caused this confusion.
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Posted September 18 2006 - 01:23 AM

DVDTimes gives a December 5th release date.

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Charlie Chan Volume 2 for 5th December 2006 priced at $59.98 SRP. Continuing with their Chan films from the Fox era this four-disc set includes Charlie Chan at the Opera, Charlie Chan at the Olympics, Charlie Chan at the Race Track and Charlie Chan at the Circus. All are presented in Full Screen and you’ll find the following features spread across the four-discs…

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#18 of 45 OFFLINE   Mike*HTF

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Posted September 19 2006 - 04:48 AM

Fox is still hanging on to that high price point...

#19 of 45 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted October 12 2006 - 12:28 AM

Courtesy of DVD Times we now have artwork for Vol 2

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Posted October 12 2006 - 07:10 PM

Looks like DVDTimes is still being anal about hot linking directly to "their" images. Nice artwork though - Hope that the second (and final) Moto set gets a year end release.