That is interesting to read because I remember reading the exact opposite - that the Chan films did very well on DVD to the surprise of the Fox executives. If the Chan films had tanked, I don't think we would have gotten the full Fox series. Remember, Fox did pull the chord on further Betty...
1. Michael Curtiz
2. John Ford
3. Buster Keaton
4. Cecil B. DeMille
5. Someone like Lew Landers, William Beaudine, Charles Lamont, or Charles Barton. Someone who was prolific and solid in directing B movies. It'll give me a lot of content to watch as I'm living out my Gilligan's Island existence.
My feelings mirror yours - the emphasis should be more on bringing new titles onto blu-ray and not rehashing the war-horses onto 4K. However, I remember what David Shepard said about why he would bring out a new edition of the Lon Chaney version of The Phantom of the Opera every few years - that...
I've been perusing some period trade journals (thanks to the Media History Digital Library), and based upon what I've been reading, audiences who saw the film in its initial few weeks of release may have seen a longer version. Harrison's Reports reviewed the film at 127 minutes, and some...
I might as well list a few off of the top of my head in no particular order:
Beau James (1957)
Goodbye Charlie (1966)
The Midnight Hour (1985)
Comprehensive collections of the Disney catalog of cartoon shorts (1920s - 1960s)
Paramount on Parade (1930)
If you bide your time, most DMC titles can be acquired from ebay for around the twenty to thirty dollar mark. Clearly still more than what you'd pay through the club, but if you want to avoid the hassle of the featured title non-sense, then the premium may be worth it. I've been mulling over...
Just from the top of my head:
Kings Row (1942)
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1963)
The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
More Errol Flynn - especially Captain Blood (1935) and Gentleman Jim (1942)
I think Biograph will also be releasing a double feature of two of Fairbanks' pre-swashbucklers - Double Trouble and Mr. Fix-It. Cohen has also done some restoration work on a few Fairbanks titles like Robin Hood and perhaps The Iron Mask. Have there been any rumblings about those or any other...
The score was actually done in the early 1990s for Paramount's VHS release. I've heard parts of the score, and it sounds funky for a lack of a better term. It's definitely nothing remotely traditional, but I'll give it a fair hearing once I receive the disc.