how I would love to see them release The Grey Fox, such a gem of a film, and Farnsworth just steals your heart with his performance.
Like the 'gentleman bandit' he portrayed, Farnsworth did not go completely unnoticed for his work Dana...winning Best Actor from Taormina, the London Critics Circle, our own Genie awards, and snagging a Golden Globe nomination (back when that meant more). And yet no DVD. In fact, no home video presence at all either domestically or internationally since VHS and Laserdisc days.
So The Grey Fox is the very definition of a MIA title deserving rediscovery and re-appreciation. But without even a DVD, it's unlikely that an HD master was ever prepared, which limits what a single cottage label like TT could do to rescue it from obscurity. Also, like a lot of Canuck films of that era, I think it had rather complicated public/private financing, so rights could be an issue as well. AFAIK Video Treasures (do they even exist anymore?) was the last company with any home video connection to it, back in 1989.
I just hope I live long enough to see someone - somewhere - resurrect this lost gem because it does have a devoted cult following. I'm always surprised by the number of folks on various boards who have not only seen the film, but love it...ironically, more from the U.S. or overseas than domestically. Usually when I ask Canadian fans about The Grey Fox they just cock their heads quizzically like the RCA dog.