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#1 of 33 OFFLINE   Brent Avery

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Posted March 31 2010 - 04:27 PM

 On dvd Glenn Ford is quite under appreciated, apparently. I was surprised at how many films out of the more than 100 he made that are absent from the home video market. I noticed that the Warner Archives has The Fastest Gun out and am wondering what might be out there in other Regions. Hope the studios will release more! I have never failed to be entertained by any movie he has starred in. Anyone want to make a list? Added The Big Heat, forgot I had it in the Sony Film Noir Classics Vol.1 set.

These are what I have so far:

Experiment In Terror
3:10 To Yuma
Lust For Gold
The Man From Colorado
Jubal
The Violent Men
Blackboard Jungle
The Desperadoes
The Teahouse Of The August Moon
Plunder Of The Sun
Cimarron
Pocketful Of Miracles
The Courtship Of Eddie's Father
Midway
Gilda
Superman
The Big Heat
The Man From The Alamo



#2 of 33 OFFLINE   Robin9

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Posted March 31 2010 - 05:34 PM

I'm very surprised that Love Is A Ball (All This And Money Too), a charming and amusing comedy he made with Hope Lange and Charles Boyer has never been out on DVD.

#3 of 33 OFFLINE   Charles H

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Posted April 01 2010 - 01:35 AM

LOVES OF CARMEN, AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD, TEXAS, THE SACKETTS, SO ENDS OUR NIGHT are available, and the Archive has THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE, THE SHEEPMAN, THE ROUNDERS, and THE MONEY TRAP.
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#4 of 33 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted April 01 2010 - 02:27 AM

I'm surprised that the original version of "Ransom" has never seen the light of day.  I have a DVD-R copy that I recorded from TCM. 


#5 of 33 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted April 01 2010 - 02:35 AM

I have 29 Glenn Ford films in my dvd collection.





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#6 of 33 OFFLINE   Van594

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Posted April 01 2010 - 04:42 AM

Glenn Ford is always a joy to watch on film...I just got a copy of Day of the Evil Gun off a TCM broadcast recently...one of my favorite Ford pics.

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Posted April 01 2010 - 05:04 AM

Don't forget Heaven With a Gun in which Ford plays a preacher who used to be a gunfighter but has put his guns away -- until he has to pull them out again, of course. 

A restored print of Jubal will screen at the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival. Ernest Borgnine will introduce.  

http://www.tcm.com/festival/#/films/jubal

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Posted April 01 2010 - 05:31 AM



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Originally Posted by Brent Avery View Post

 On dvd Glenn Ford is quite under appreciated, apparently. I was surprised at how many films out of the more than 100 he made that are absent from the home video market. I noticed that the Warner Archives has The Fastest Gun out and am wondering what might be out there in other Regions. Hope the studios will release more! I have never failed to be entertained by any movie he has starred in. Anyone want to make a list?

These are what I have so far:

Experiment In Terror
3:10 To Yuma
Lust For Gold
The Man From Colorado
Jubal
The Violent Men
Blackboard Jungle
The Desperadoes
The Teahouse Of The August Moon
Plunder Of The Sun
Cimarron
Pocketful Of Miracles
The Courtship Of Eddie's Father
Midway
Gilda
Superman



 
I'd suggest adding 'The Big Heat', one of Ford's best (and one of Fritz Lang's best).  'The Big Heat' used to be a stand-alone release; however, I believe it is now available in Vol. 1 of the Noir collection Columbia released last year.



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Posted April 01 2010 - 06:28 AM



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I'd suggest adding 'The Big Heat', one of Ford's best (and one of Fritz Lang's best).  'The Big Heat' used to be a stand-alone release; however, I believe it is now available in Vol. 1 of the Noir collection Columbia released last year.

 
That's true, I have both releases of "The Big Heat".  I didn't really want it a second time, but that film noir boxset had some titles I wanted to have in my collection.





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#10 of 33 OFFLINE   Dave B Ferris

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Posted April 01 2010 - 06:38 AM



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That's true, I have both releases of "The Big Heat".  I didn't really want it a second time, but that film noir boxset had some titles I wanted to have in my collection.





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Hi Crawdaddy,

Some folks might prefer the stand-alone release for various reasons (easier to access, perhaps; or full cover art, possibly), but I think the version in the boxset includes a commentary, whereas the stand-alone version was bare-bones.  Also, I was thinking the stand-alone version might now be OOP, since the boxset was released more recently. 


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Posted April 01 2010 - 06:51 AM



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Hi Crawdaddy,

Some folks might prefer the stand-alone release for various reasons (easier to access, perhaps; or full cover art, possibly), but I think the version in the boxset includes a commentary, whereas the stand-alone version was bare-bones.  Also, I was thinking the stand-alone version might now be OOP, since the boxset was released more recently. 
That's true, I listened to the commentary while viewing this latest release.  I intended just to sample the disc then compare it to the prior release, but started listening to the commentary and before you know it, watched the whole film in it's entirety with the commentary and never bother doing any type of comparison./img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif



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Posted April 01 2010 - 08:58 AM

I am wondering what happened to Torpedo Run with Glenn Ford and Ernest Borgnine?


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Posted April 01 2010 - 12:26 PM



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I am wondering what happened to Torpedo Run with Glenn Ford and Ernest Borgnine?
It's an MGM film owned by WHV, so hopefully it will appear on Warner Archive.



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Posted April 01 2010 - 03:07 PM

 Thank you for adding more titles that are available - being in Canada the Warner Archive collections are a bit pricey and not easy to get at the moment. I hope they ship here one day. There are a good number of films I would purchase.


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Posted April 02 2010 - 12:28 AM



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I am wondering what happened to Torpedo Run with Glenn Ford and Ernest Borgnine?
 
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Posted April 03 2010 - 02:07 AM

Seeing as the OP asked about other regions, there are a few titles available from Spain:
Torpedo Run (just released by WB)
Undercover Man (from Sony)
Day of the Evil Gun (from WB and also out in France - probably the same non-anamorphic transfer)

and in the US no one mentioned Appointment in Honduras from VCI.
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Posted April 03 2010 - 04:25 PM

 I was looking through some of the Westerns in my collection and found Classic Western Round-up Vol.2  ( Universal ) which has four westerns, among them The Man From The Alamo, directed by Budd Boetticher. It was pretty good one at that. I will add it to the list.


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Posted April 04 2010 - 04:22 AM

I wish Universal -- I could be wrong but I think it was Universal -- would release BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL (1970) to home video. An absolutely brilliant film. The best film ever made for television. It was so good it should have been released to theaters. Glenn Ford considered it his best work. He wanted it to be seen. I bought a VHS copy from his secretary almost 20 years ago. He was so proud of it he was disseminating tapes himself.

Does anyone here remember BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL ?

The Disney Movie Club released SMITH! (1969), co-starring Chief Dan George with Ford, as one of their Exclusives. The title does not sound promising but the film was serious and quite good, if memory serves. I'll probably pick it up in my next go-round.


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Posted April 04 2010 - 05:44 AM



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I wish Universal -- I could be wrong but I think it was Universal -- would release BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL (1970) to home video. An absolutely brilliant film. The best film ever made for television. It was so good it should have been released to theaters. Glenn Ford considered it his best work. He wanted it to be seen. I bought a VHS copy from his secretary almost 20 years ago. He was so proud of it he was disseminating tapes himself.

Does anyone here remember BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL ?

 
Cinema Center 100 Films produced the film which was a company owned by CBS to make films for broadcast. They ended up only producing 10 films from 1970 to 1973 under that production company.  Cinema Center Films was the company owned by CBS to make theatrical films, which numbered 30 between 1968 and 1972, and were distributed by National General Films.  The rights should lie with Paramount as most CBS owned properties do.


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Posted April 04 2010 - 06:11 AM

Thanks for clearing that up, ahollis.  One can always rely on the members of HTF to know the minutia. I wish that Cinema Center / CBS / Paramount  would release BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL (1970) to home video. An absolutely brilliant film. The best film ever made for television. It is so far above the usual TV fare, dramatically intellectually and technically, it should have been released to theaters. Glenn Ford considered it his best work. He wanted it to be seen. He was so proud of it he disseminated tapes himself. I bought a VHS copy from his secretary about 20 years ago.

Has anyone here seen BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL ?