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Twentieth Century Fox Celebrates 75 Years and announces special 4th Quarter Blu-ray releases


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#1 of 26 Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 14 2010 - 01:01 PM

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TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF INNOVATIVE, GROUND-BREAKING

AND 

AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKING
Fox Home Entertainment To Commemorate and Promote Fox’s Library and Legacy 
With Collectible Gift-Sets, Gift With Purchase Programs And Unique Partnerships
Visit WWW.FOX75TH.COM For A Chance To Win $75,000, 
Limited Edition Posters, Blu-ray and DVD Products
Los Angeles, CA April 14, 2010 – Today, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment kicked off a 12-month marketing, promotions, publicity and media campaign to honor and promote the studio’s legacy and library. The celebration will include the release of more than 300 films on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, showcasing a remarkable, rich and unparalleled heritage of great movies, Academy Award&reg-winners and box office smashes featuring a cast of the greatest movie stars and directors from yesterday and today.
FOX 75TH ANNIVERSARY MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Fox’s year-long celebration will include extensive catalog releases of more than 300 of the studio’s most notable films on Blu-ray Disc and DVD and will be supported by event publicity campaigns, national advertising, retail and account specific promotions, internal and studio driven special events and limited-edition gift with purchase promotions.
The studio has launched a dedicated Web site – www.fox75th.com – that will feature information about upcoming Blu-ray Disc and DVD products, theatrical releases and national and local events and promotions tied to the 75th Anniversary campaign.
The website provides consumers with a chance to win a prize daily from Fox Home Entertainment. Prizes include a chance to instantly win $75,000 or a special limited edition poster, Blu-ray Disc or DVD. Complete rules and eligibility requirements are available at www.Fox75th.com.
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
Fox Home Entertainment will release a selection of seasonally timed singles, double and triple features and classic quads on DVD representing some of Fox’s most recognizable films. Each product includes a gift with purchase offer to redeem a limited edition 75th anniversary commemorative movie poster. Each poster features a globally recognized and iconic film image from Fox’s 75 years of glamour, dynamic duos, rebels, cult classics, screams, sci-fi and music.
The first product wave representing critically acclaimed films timed to awards season is available in stores now. Product includes:
SINGLES ($14.98 and $19.98 US / $16.98 and $21.98 Canada MSRP)
Nine titles including:
THE KING AND I, LOVE ME TENDER, ALL ABOUT EVE, GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENT, ALL THAT JAZZ, LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING, ROMANCING THE STONE, HELLO DOLLY! AND THE GANG’S ALL HERE

DOUBLE FEATURES ($14.98 US / $16.98 Canada MSRP)
Nine collections including:
THE COMMITMENTS/THE FULL MONTY, AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER/EVER AFTER, MOULIN ROUGE/TRISTAN & ISOLDE, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE/JUNO, WALK THE LINE/WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO & JULIET AND GARDEN STATE/SAY ANYTHING…, among others.

TRIPLE FEATURES ($22.98 US / $25.98 Canada MSRP)
Seven collections of award-winning dramas, comedies and sci-fi films in 75th branded packaging include:
AWARD-WINNING DRAMA: THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND/MASTER AND COMMANDER/WALL STREET
AWARD-WINNING COMEDY: THE FULL MONTY/M*A*S*H/MY COUSIN VINNY
AWARD-WINNING SCI-FI: THE ABYSS/ALIEN/ALIENS

CLASSIC QUADS ($19.98 US/ $21.98 Canada MSRP)
Three collections of Fox studio classics in 75th branded packaging include:
ANNA KARENINA/A FAREWELL TO ARMS/LES MISERABLES/THE SUN ALSO RISES
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN/A LETTER TO THREE WIVES/PEYTON PLACE
ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM/COLE PORTER’S CAN-CAN/DADDY LONG LEGS/STAR!

Upcoming seasonally available product waves will include family friendly films timed to Easter, a selection of dramas timed to Mother’s Day, westerns and war films timed to Father’s Day, key comedies in time for summer vacation, sci-fi and horror films timed to Halloween and a selection of collector’s edition and gift box sets for the holidays.
BLU-RAY DISC
Fox will release a selection of event titles on Blu-ray Disc for the first time. Event titles making their Blu-ray Disc debut in Q3 and Q4 2010 include:
ALIEN ANTHOLOGY
 All four Alien films digitally restored and available together in a six disc set packed with extras


THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (35TH ANNIVERSARY)
 New special features including live cast re-enactments and RHPS karoake


THE SOUND OF MUSIC (45TH ANNIVERSARY)
 Digitally restored with 7.1 audio and never before seen interactivity and features


WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO & JULIET
 New high definition transfer and BD Live special features including Live Lookup


MOULIN ROUGE!
 New high definition transfer and BD Live special features


THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
 All-new Director’s Definitive Cut and interviews with Daniel Day Lewis

COMMEMORATIVE BOX SET
To cement the Fox 75th Anniversary promotion, Fox will premiere the most comprehensive collection of Fox films ever to be released on DVD this fall in a lavish collectible package. This unique collection was handpicked by studio chairmen Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos based on several criteria including cinematic merit, historic significance, cultural impact and commercial and critical success. Titles include ALL ABOUT EVE, AVATAR, BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID, CLEOPATRA, DEVIL WEARS PRADA, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, ICE AGE, JUNO, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, MINORITY REPORT, PATTON, WALL STREET, and more.
Exact title configurations, packaging and release dates for Fox 75th Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.
 

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Posted April 14 2010 - 01:28 PM

 Count me in for the Alien set and Rocky Horror for sure.  And maybe Mohicans if the original theatrical version is included, too.  
 

 


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Posted April 14 2010 - 07:34 PM

Count me in for...

Alien Anthology
Moulin Rouge
Tristan & Isolde
The Abyss


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Posted April 15 2010 - 12:41 AM

So far I am a little disappointed.  I will celebrate the 75 years with Alien, Moulin Rouge, Sound of Music and Rocky Horror in Blu-ray, but all the hints that were in another thread have not materialized.  The rest of the titles announced, though all fine and great films, have already seen the light of day on standard DVD.  I just hoped that the vaults would be looked at a little deeper with some of the classic titles that have not seen the light of DVD released.  This reminds me a lot of the Paramount anniversary where we got the fourth DVD release of SUNSET BOULEVARD and FUNNY FACE, but nothing new.


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Posted April 15 2010 - 12:55 AM

As I said up in the thread for Criterion doing The Thin Red Line (seriously great news), all of this is like Christmas in April regarding Blu news.

The only one of those 6 Blu-Rays I won't be getting is Rocky Horror (though I know it's many fans are rightly thrilled).  I have coveted the other 5 films quite a bit.


Some of my favorite directors.


Awesome news, expensive year for Blu.  But I'm thrilled about it.


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Posted April 15 2010 - 01:00 AM



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Count me in for...

Alien Anthology
Moulin Rouge
Tristan & Isolde
The Abyss
 
Unfortunately, the double-, triple-, and quadruple-feature releases (which include Tristan & Isolde and The Abyss) are DVD-only, it appears.  
 

 


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Posted April 15 2010 - 01:00 AM

I'll be picking up the Alien anthology.


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Count me in for...

The Abyss
 
That's just a DVD.

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Posted April 15 2010 - 01:07 AM



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So far I am a little disappointed.  I will celebrate the 75 years with Alien, Moulin Rouge, Sound of Music and Rocky Horror in Blu-ray, but all the hints that were in another thread have not materialized.  The rest of the titles announced, though all fine and great films, have already seen the light of day on standard DVD.  I just hoped that the vaults would be looked at a little deeper with some of the classic titles that have not seen the light of DVD released.  This reminds me a lot of the Paramount anniversary where we got the fourth DVD release of SUNSET BOULEVARD and FUNNY FACE, but nothing new.


And like United Artists' 90th celebration..which was never completed/img/vbsmilies/htf/frown.gif
At least we know 2 new titles are coming from the other thread later this year.



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Posted April 15 2010 - 01:14 AM

Allen, the studios believe they have released everything that's gonna make them money. All the majors have tons of obscure movies that may never see the light of day and that is why all we see are re-packagings. Remember Warner's (or was it MGM?) anniversary a couple of years ago - some announced titles didn't even make it out! We're living in a post-DVD age of burn-on-demand, unfortunately. And as exciting as Blu-ray is, at this point all we can hope for is that they port over DVD extras and put a little bit of effort into remastering for hi-def.
 

 


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Posted April 15 2010 - 01:31 AM

While it's too bad The Kind & I isn't getting the blu treatment this year, I'll be more than pleased to add The Sound of Music and Moulin Rouge in blu to my collection. 

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted April 15 2010 - 09:00 AM

I'm not overwhelmed, that's not to have a go at Fox, who've been so great in the past. I can understand the re-packed DVD titles, they must have warehouses full of them. The Blu-rays are a good choice & should sell well. It's just that it would be nice to have a few BD catalogue titles in with that lot, not oscar winners or big movies, stuff like; The Comancheros/Rio Conchos - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - The Egyptian - The Rains Of Ranchipur...Cleopatra, just great old movies looking the best they can. Even one every two months & we'd be getting six a year. Yes I know, I should be patient.

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Posted April 15 2010 - 10:17 AM



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Allen, the studios believe they have released everything that's gonna make them money. All the majors have tons of obscure movies that may never see the light of day and that is why all we see are re-packagings. Remember Warner's (or was it MGM?) anniversary a couple of years ago - some announced titles didn't even make it out! We're living in a post-DVD age of burn-on-demand, unfortunately. And as exciting as Blu-ray is, at this point all we can hope for is that they port over DVD extras and put a little bit of effort into remastering for hi-def.
I know and understand that, but with the hints that were given by people "in the know," I expected a little more.  There is another thread where A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN was hinted at.  And just read the thread of the Fox films being released in Europe so there is a market, and what of more Betty Grable and Alice Faye.  There are a couple of Power films that still have not seen the light of day, but his DVD's sold well.

I would even be happy even if Fox went to a MOD program as Warner, MGM and Universal have, well not so much as MGM has, that would be a great gimmick for its anniversary.  And we could some of the Ritz Brothers and other obscure films.


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Posted April 15 2010 - 10:23 AM

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There is another thread where A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN was hinted at.
 

What's to say that it still isn't coming? Not to knock A Tree Grows... but that title isn't going to be as popular as the Alien movies or The Sound Of Music coming to Blu-ray. It says in the press release that the celebration is going to last all year and they're planning on releasing 300 Blu-rays and DVDs. I'm sure alot of that 300 will be DVD re-releases or new to Blu-ray titles but there's bound to be some new to DVD titles as well.

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Posted April 15 2010 - 05:43 PM

Yeah /img/vbsmilies/htf/frown.gif I caught that after I read the finer print.

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Posted April 16 2010 - 12:02 AM

While I'm interested in a few of those titles I'd really like it if Fox would do a new DNR-free transfer/release for Patton. Being one of their top catalog titles it deserves no less. Unfortunately I'll probably be waiting awhile.

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Posted April 16 2010 - 03:09 AM

So no Abyss? Any sign of The Abyss? Where is The Abyss? Don't tell me Cameron is now "too busy" developing the Avatar sequel to dedicate time to his true masterpiece. That excuse wasn't even a good one before Avatar
 

 


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Posted April 16 2010 - 04:16 AM

its been reported that cameron will work on the blu ray for true lies and the abyss. maybe by christmas or early next year. its in the works.
thanks to adam for the info. he was the one that asked cameron about it.

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Posted April 16 2010 - 04:53 AM

Are there any 75th Blus out right now that have the code for the free poster? I wouldn't mind having some of those posters.
 
I guess I can beg here... if anyone has a code for a poster that they're not gonna use I'd appreciate it.

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Posted April 16 2010 - 04:57 AM

So they finally abandoned the use of the term Quadrilogy... /img/vbsmilies/htf/tongue.gif

I'm definitely in for Alien Anthology, Moulin Rouge, The Sound of Music.
Probably will buy Last of the Mohicans and Romeo & Juliet.

And yeah, I'm a sucker, as long as it's not cost prohibitive I'll probably send in for those movie posters (assuming they also come with the BDs and not just with the DVDs).


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Posted April 16 2010 - 05:36 AM


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Don't tell me Cameron is now "too busy" developing the Avatar sequel to dedicate time to his true masterpiece. That excuse wasn't even a good one before Avatar
Cameron is too busy developing the Avatar sequel to dedicate time to his true masterpiece.

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