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Wuthering Heights and more? Apparently, not the 1939 version.


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   CineKarine

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Posted June 12 2007 - 12:33 AM

From the Digital Bits:

"Now then... those announcements. Just in time to get ahead in your prep for the new school year, MGM has announced a whole slew of CliffsNotes catalog DVD releases on 7/24. No kidding, the studio is releasing Anna Karenina (1948), Wuthering Heights (1939), Of Mice and Men (1992), Moby Dick (1956), Lord of the Flies (1990), Jane Eyre (1944), Les Miserables (1935), Henry V (1989) and Inherit the Wind (1960) as CliffsNotes Ultimate Study Guide Editions, featuring the film on DVD and the corresponding CliffNotes study guide packaged together (SRP $14.98 each). They even come in familiar-looking black and yellow striped packaging. Nice. But you should STILL read the books."

The wrong version of WUTHERING HEIGHTS is noted in this announcement, it's the 1970 version MOST unfortunately.
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#2 of 18 OFFLINE   William Miller

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Posted June 12 2007 - 12:50 AM

Don't get too excited about Wuthering Heights.

It is the 1970 version and not the 1939 classic.

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#3 of 18 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted June 12 2007 - 12:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CinéKarine
From the Digital Bits:

"Now then... those announcements. Just in time to get ahead in your prep for the new school year, MGM has announced a whole slew of CliffsNotes catalog DVD releases on 7/24. No kidding, the studio is releasing Anna Karenina (1948), Wuthering Heights (1939), Of Mice and Men (1992), Moby Dick (1956), Lord of the Flies (1990), Jane Eyre (1944), Les Miserables (1935), Henry V (1989) and Inherit the Wind (1960) as CliffsNotes Ultimate Study Guide Editions, featuring the film on DVD and the corresponding CliffNotes study guide packaged together (SRP $14.98 each). They even come in familiar-looking black and yellow striped packaging. Nice. But you should STILL read the books."

Thrilled about WUTHERING HEIGHTS, but I could do without the black and yellow CliffNotes books Posted Image
Also, Jane Eyre (1944) and Les Miserables (1935 & 1952) were Fox productions and were just released last month or so.

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#4 of 18 OFFLINE   CineKarine

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Posted June 12 2007 - 02:28 AM

What a shame about Wuthering Heights!!!! What a sorry mistake to make.
Yes, I bought Jane Eyre etc. in April of course. I pre-order everything months in advance :-)
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Posted June 12 2007 - 06:44 AM

Wuthering Heights (1939) is going to be on TCM this week. Their print seems to be decent so it might be worth DVDR-ing it.
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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   John Skoda

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Posted June 13 2007 - 12:20 AM

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Also, Jane Eyre (1944) and Les Miserables (1935 & 1952) were Fox productions and were just released last month or so.

Ditto Anna Karenina (1948).

#7 of 18 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted June 13 2007 - 01:45 AM

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Ditto Anna Karenina (1948).
Yep, that one too.

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#8 of 18 OFFLINE   rbirk

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Posted June 13 2007 - 02:06 AM

Will Wuthering Heights (1939) ever come out on DVD?

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted June 13 2007 - 02:25 AM

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Will Wuthering Heights (1939) ever come out on DVD?

IT IS! That's what this thread is announcing.
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#10 of 18 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted June 13 2007 - 05:01 AM

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IT IS! That's what this thread is announcing.
Not the 1939 version.

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#11 of 18 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted June 13 2007 - 05:11 AM

It's what God invented R2 for...
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#12 of 18 OFFLINE   CineKarine

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Posted June 13 2007 - 05:27 AM

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IT IS! That's what this thread is announcing.

It's a mistake from the Bits page, I corrected the first post accordingly.
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#13 of 18 OFFLINE   RoyM

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Posted June 13 2007 - 05:39 AM

Yeah, pity about Wuthering Heights. I assume that MGM doesn't even have the rights to the '39 version, though.

I also assume these are just repackages of the extant releases of the other titles. So probably no anamorphic enhancement for INHERIT THE WIND, nor widescreen release for MOBY DICK. Bummer...

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Posted June 13 2007 - 06:51 AM

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Thanks for that!
I'd somehow missed it...

How is the picture quality on it?

#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted June 13 2007 - 08:17 AM

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It's a mistake from the Bits page, I corrected the first post accordingly.

Oh shucks. Oh well. I wouldn't want a prestige picture like that to have suck tacky looking packaging anyways.
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Posted June 13 2007 - 08:54 AM

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Thanks for that!
I'd somehow missed it...

How is the picture quality on it?

Review here.
So many films, so little time...
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Posted June 13 2007 - 02:45 PM

Thanks again - sounds pretty average, sadly, but the price seems about right...

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Posted June 14 2007 - 01:27 PM

he 1939 version of WH was released years ago, along with John Ford's THE HURRICANE, but both are sadly long gone. Can't understand why these Goldwyn productions have not been reissued - even Bob Hope's PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE has seen the light of day.


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