Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests to win things like this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo

Charlie Chan


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
3 replies to this topic

#1 of 4 Brad Vautrinot

Brad Vautrinot

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 199 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 16 1999

Posted May 09 2008 - 01:48 AM

Has anyone heard when the next Charlie Chan box set (that would be volume 5) will be released? The previous ones have been wonderful and I'd love to see all the Chans on DVD.

Brad
From the rocking of the cradle to the rolling of the hearse, the going up was worth the coming down.

#2 of 4 Steve...O

Steve...O

    Producer

  • 3,218 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 2003
  • Real Name:Steve

Posted May 09 2008 - 09:02 AM

Hi Brad,

Should be in the fall. All 7 of the remaining Fox Chans will be on this set along with the usual plethora of bonus features. Exact date and bonus features have not been announced yet. The films, most of which are quite good, are: Murder Cruise, Rio, Panama, Dead Men Tell (with George Reeves), Wax Museum, Murder Over New York, and Castle in the Desert. The recently deceased Kay Linaker was in two of these so I'm hoping that additional interview footage will be included.

This will mean that Fox will have released all 25 extant Chan films they produced (12 Oland, 11 Toler, 1 foreign language, 1 pre-Oland). Mega Kudos to the current team at Fox that made this happen.

MGM has released the first 6 Toler Monograms. There were indications a couple of years ago that Warner was looking to release the other 11 Monogram Chans but they've apparently put those plans on hold due to element concerns (same issue as the Bowery Boys films).

Steve
Please help UCLA restore the Laurel & Hardy films: https://www.cinema.u...aurel-and-hardy

#3 of 4 Brad Vautrinot

Brad Vautrinot

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 199 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 16 1999

Posted May 09 2008 - 09:34 AM

Thanks for the information, Steve. I'll be looking for this in the Fall. I just love these films.and I'm happy the Fox team has has spent the time and effort make these available.

I have the Charlie Chan Chanthology from MGM and I hope Warner can restore what's left of the other Monogram Chans. A complete Bowery Boys set would also be terrific. Hope springs eternal.

Brad
From the rocking of the cradle to the rolling of the hearse, the going up was worth the coming down.

#4 of 4 WadeM

WadeM

    Supporting Actor

  • 894 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 11 2006

Posted December 12 2008 - 12:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve...O

MGM has released the first 6 Toler Monograms. There were indications a couple of years ago that Warner was looking to release the other 11 Monogram Chans but they've apparently put those plans on hold due to element concerns (same issue as the Bowery Boys films).

Steve

I bought the Chanthology collection from Deep Discount for $27 the other day and was surprised how much I actually liked the Monograms. Of course, I also like volume 5 from Fox more than some of the volumes.

Anyway, has there been any indication that Warner found better elements? I read somewhere that there's a new Charlie Chan movie being released in 2009, so it would certainly be a great year to finish these out!