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#1 of 143 Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 15 2013 - 04:04 AM

What Movies do you Want Released on Blu-ray? The Choice is Yours!

We are pleased to be working with Fox on an exciting promotion allowing members of HTF and other consumers the ability to vote for the film they want to see released on Blu-ray from each of the following decades: the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Fox will release the winning title from each decade on Blu-ray later this year as part of the Fox Studio Classics Blu-ray line.


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#2 of 143 David Weicker

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Posted January 15 2013 - 04:44 AM

not a lot of 30's choices. Went with Shirley (Little Princess).

#3 of 143 JFKarr

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Posted January 15 2013 - 05:35 AM

It's disappointing that two of Shirley Temple's dullest movies are being considered for Blu-ray. A lesson in How Not to Sell Product. Why not Captain January, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, or even Stand Up and Cheer--all would be preferable to the clinkers being nominated.

#4 of 143 Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 15 2013 - 05:39 AM

Originally Posted by JFKarr 

It's disappointing that two of Shirley Temple's dullest movies are being considered for Blu-ray. A lesson in How Not to Sell Product. Why not Captain January, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, or even Stand Up and Cheer--all would be preferable to the clinkers being nominated.

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Keep in mind that since they are releasing the winners this year, they needed to have films that are in or have finished any needed restoration and I don't know what shape those films are in.  I think thats why we see more films to choose from in the later decades.



I too went with Little princess.



#5 of 143 JoeDoakes

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Posted January 15 2013 - 05:46 AM

It's disappointing that two of Shirley Temple's dullest movies are being considered for Blu-ray. A lesson in How Not to Sell Product. Why not Captain January, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, or even Stand Up and Cheer--all would be preferable to the clinkers being nominated.

I don't really see how you can say that The Little Princess is a clinker. Most people seem to think that it's one of her best. Nevertheless, I would rather see Poor Little Rich Girl, which most seem also to rate as one of her best, and has never been released on DVD. One real surprise: Steamboat Round the Bend. I wasn't expecting a chance to see Will Rogers in HD.

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Posted January 15 2013 - 07:13 AM

I'm having a problem here. Over a third of the nominees in each category are covered by the list of Official Sponsors, which I can't seem to move or remove. Any suggestions on how to deal with this? It's an on-going problem!! Thanks in advance for any help ...

#7 of 143 Ejanss

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Posted January 15 2013 - 07:19 AM

I don't really see how you can say that The Little Princess is a clinker. Most people seem to think that it's one of her best. Nevertheless, I would rather see Poor Little Rich Girl, which most seem also to rate as one of her best, and has never been released on DVD. One real surprise: Steamboat Round the Bend. I wasn't expecting a chance to see Will Rogers in HD.

It's NOT one of her best (and neither is Heidi, but maybe close), but it's the best-known. Of the choices, I had to take one for the team: Princess is one of the most revered pantheon of Public Domain titles, and believe me, if Fox doesn't do their own respectable studio-approved Blu-ray, a hundred other vultures WILL. They often DO. I'd like to have shown off and voted for something lesser-known, but personally thought Will Rogers was no actor. :(

#8 of 143 Adam_S

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Posted January 15 2013 - 07:33 AM

voted for the John Ford Steamboat Round the Bend


I wish they had the Prisoner of Shark Island as an option, that film I think already has a UK bluray release.


 

#9 of 143 Will Krupp

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Posted January 15 2013 - 07:38 AM

Originally Posted by Ejanss 

Of the choices, I had to take one for the team: Princess is one of the most revered pantheon of Public Domain titles, and believe me, if Fox doesn't do their own respectable studio-approved Blu-ray, a hundred other vultures WILL. They often DO.


Being a Technicolor junkie I 've always liked PRINCESS, but to my mind (and for purely selfish reasons) I didn't vote for it because A) the DVD the Fox finally released a few years ago was pretty good while B) their JESSE JAMES DVD looked so horrid that I think that one will be a more dramatic improvement on blu-ray.  I wouldn't hate (and would buy) either one but I thought Tyrone needs a little more love.



#10 of 143 RafaelPires

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Posted January 15 2013 - 08:27 AM

I am having some trouble here. Whenever enter the page to vote, the list of candidates does not appear to me. I tried to access it from various computers, never with success.

#11 of 143 Matt Hough

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Posted January 15 2013 - 08:31 AM

I think The Little Princess is an excellent film. However, since I picked The Blue Bird for the 1940s, I chose Jesse James today. I will likely switch votes tomorrow and go with Shirley.



#12 of 143 PODER

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Posted January 15 2013 - 08:34 AM

Shout out to RON EPSTEIN: Ron, I need your invaluable help! (Check Post #6 above).

#13 of 143 Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 15 2013 - 09:44 AM

Originally Posted by PODER 

Shout out to RON EPSTEIN: Ron, I need your invaluable help! (Check Post #6 above).

Try this link Peter: http://www.hometheat...me#post_4025481  Might not be perfect but should be better.



#14 of 143 Andrew Budgell

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Posted January 15 2013 - 09:45 AM

THE LITTLE PRINCESS a clinker? I disagree...it's my favourite Shirley Temple film, and I will vote for it every day. I remember when the only DVD you could find for PRINCESS was released by a public domain company. The Fox DVD looks quite nice...I'd love to see how great it could look on Blu!

#15 of 143 Ejanss

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Posted January 15 2013 - 09:50 AM

I remember when the only DVD you could find for PRINCESS was released by a public domain company. The Fox DVD looks quite nice...I'd love to see how great it could look on Blu!

Haven't seen the DVD, but I'm always amazed to see studio-adopted color Public-domain titles (like Criterion's Charade) with their REAL original corrected/restored Technicolor. It's so ungrounding, after all those years of brown and green orphaned/neglected prints on local stations.

#16 of 143 Garysb

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Posted January 15 2013 - 10:13 AM

Wow many of the films I asked about before we saw the list are on the list. Others I forgot about are also on the list. I voted for Two for the Road , The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Anastasia, and Call of the Wild. I wish they could find an uncut version of Call of The Wild. Does Fox ever release films 20th Century Pictures film made prior to the the merger with Fox with the original 20th Century Pictures intro. The copy-write of films such as Call of the Wild and Les Miserable say 20th Century Pictures but the fanfare says 20th Century Fox on versions I have seen on Fox Movie Channel? Actual only time I have seen the 20th Century Pictures fanfare is on Fox Movie Channel when they run a promo showing how the fanfare has changed over time. I wonder what the color films from the 30's and '40s are going to look like since its been noted by Mr. Harris that the 3 strip technicolor negatives no longer exist .

#17 of 143 Steve Tannehill

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Posted January 15 2013 - 10:28 AM

I voted for Steamboat Round the Bend...gotta see Will Rogers in blu.

#18 of 143 Ejanss

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Posted January 15 2013 - 11:14 AM

I voted for Steamboat Round the Bend...gotta see Will Rogers in blu.

Well, as long as it's not Judge Priest, where Rogers plays against Stepin Fetchit (and all that that implies), or A Connecticut Yankee, which should have been all-time made-to-order, but was so 30's-Hollywood off-book in places, it was....just plain weird :confused: I'd like to see Rogers' film career, but don't know which good ones to start with.

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Posted January 15 2013 - 11:23 AM

Steamboat Round the Bend. John Ford, Will Rogers. Great team, great picture.

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Posted January 15 2013 - 11:42 AM

Adam ... worked perfectly! Many thanks!!




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