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#81 of 141 OFFLINE   Doug Bull

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Posted June 19 2014 - 09:59 PM

So far there are at least fourteen George Formby titles on official, mainly good quality DVDs issued by Sony and StudioCanal.

The appearance of the rarely seen "Feather Your Nest" on the upcoming Ealing Rarities set will be a most welcome addition.

 

It's the film that introduced his famous song "Leaning On a Lampost"

 

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Posted June 19 2014 - 10:55 PM

I would be interested in The Lady Vanishes blu-ray but I don't think Network are including Crook's Tour, which is one of my favourite 'B's. I will wait to see how the image quality compares with the Criterion release before deciding which to buy.



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Posted June 24 2014 - 08:15 PM

New titles:

 

* Freedom of the Seas (Clifford Mollison) 10th November

* My Teenage Daughter (Anna Neagle & Sylvia Syms) 6th October

* Oh Boy (Albert Burdon) 22nd September

 

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Posted July 03 2014 - 01:19 PM

Just announced:

 

* Baby Love (Linda Hayden) 26th January

* Unearthly Stranger (John Neville) 3rd November DVD & BLU

 

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Posted July 03 2014 - 09:08 PM

Definitely in for Unearthly Stranger!

Love that cover also



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Posted July 04 2014 - 04:26 PM

More new titles announced:

 

* Mine Own Executioner (Burgess Meredith) 9th March DVD & BLU

* The Nightcomers (Marlon Brando) 23rd February

 

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Posted July 12 2014 - 01:18 PM

New announcements:

 

* British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 3 (Facing the Music / For the Love of Mike / My Song Goes Round the World / Heart's Desire) 12th January

* Our Man in Marrakesh (Tony Randall) 19th January

 

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Posted July 12 2014 - 02:03 PM

I didn't realize that this had been moved to the international category, which I never look at.  Anyway, I was over at Amazon.co.uk, and I saw that the classic BBC series of Count of Monte Christo had been found and released: http://www.amazon.co...of monte cristo.  It's not from Network, and there is a chance that the BBC will license it to A&E or someone for region 1, but I figured that those on this thread would be interested in it.



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Posted July 12 2014 - 03:47 PM

Hi Ray - be sure to also add this "Count of Monte Cristo" release to the general thread...  http://www.hometheat...reviews/page-28



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#90 of 141 OFFLINE   Doug Bull

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Posted July 12 2014 - 06:14 PM

A Third Box Set of British Musicals is fantastic news.

The first two sets are terrific, so this one is a must have for me.

 

They are really great value seeing you get 4 films for the price of one.

Thank you Network.

 

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Posted July 12 2014 - 06:39 PM

Yes the musicals sets are really taking off.  I hope there are at least 10 or 12 in this set, like the Ealing Rarities.



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Posted July 12 2014 - 06:41 PM

Our Man in Marrakesh is on blu in US from Olive under its US title - Bang! Bang! You're Dead!



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Posted July 12 2014 - 06:51 PM

I'm hoping that Network has a few more Glynis Johns and Margaret Lockwood titles coming.  I think all the titles for this year have been announced... now focusing on next year's slate.  I must say, Network seems very dedicated to this range, and the sheer volume of titles, already released and those to come, is very impressive.



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Posted July 24 2014 - 12:32 AM

I have just received my pre-order of The Man Who Wouldn't Talk. The image quality is very good and the DVD looks to have an aspect ratio of 1.66. I don't think Zsa Zsa has ever looked so good in b & w so recommended for fans of hers. If you want to see her in colour you obviously need look no further than the classic Queen of Outer Space (both films from 1958 - a good year).


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Posted July 24 2014 - 12:37 AM

Oh fantastic!  I have that film in my Network cart, ready to go as soon as "The Wild Affair" and "Loser Takes All" are released on the 28th.  



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Posted July 24 2014 - 10:43 AM

I have just received my pre-order of The Man Who Wouldn't Talk. The image quality is very good and the DVD looks to have an aspect ratio of 1.66. I don't think Zsa Zsa has ever looked so good in b & w so recommended for fans of hers. If you want to see her in colour you obviously need look no further than the classic Queen of Outer Space (both films from 1958 - a good year).

Thanks for this. I've had the title in my cart for some time now but have been on the fence until reading this.



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Posted August 01 2014 - 12:04 PM

Network are releasing a special limited edition box for the Supermarionation series. 



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Posted August 10 2014 - 04:02 PM

The reviews of PQ The Quiller Memorandum on Amazon are uniformly negative--has anyone here who bought the disc confirm?



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Posted August 11 2014 - 08:51 AM

The reviews of PQ The Quiller Memorandum on Amazon are uniformly negative--has anyone here who bought the disc confirm?

 

I've bought the Blu-ray disc and I think the picture quality is fairly good. Not exceptional, not the best disc in my collection but it's a disc I'll watch repeatedly without being irritated.



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Posted August 12 2014 - 01:59 PM

Cheers for that Robin9






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