4 new classic Fox titles due Feb 22, 2005 including A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

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  1. Thomas T

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    DVD Planet has pre orders for these Fox films all listed for a 2/22/05 debut:

    A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945) with Dorothy McGuire and Peggy Ann Garner
    Agony And The Ecstasy (1965) with Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison
    Satan Never Sleeps (1962) with William Holden and Clifrton Webb
    Francis Of Assisi (1961) with Bradford Dillman and Dolores Hart
     
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    Y-A-W-N

    Give me THE GANG'S ALL HERE (or VALLEY OF THE DOLLS) and I'll cheer some recognition (along with ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY magazine) that Fox understands the potential within its library.....
     
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    Ditto, waiting for Bigger Than Life, Forty Guns or House of Bamboo
     
  4. Thomas T

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    Well it didn't take long for the whining "I'm not interested, where's Fill In The Blank already?" to begin! As predictable as the sun rising in the East and setting in the West.

    Why did I even bother posting this news!?! It's always the same people asking for the same titles. We heard you the first time, fellas. We get it, we get it already and we'll get it the next time someone posts some new Fox titles coming soon that you don't want!
     
  5. John Hodson

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    Glad to hear the news Thomas [​IMG]
     
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    Thomas,

    Great to hear this news and sorry to see
    people thread crapping all over it.
     
  7. Paul_Scott

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    i'm suprised they didn't issue ATGIB as a Studio Classic title.
    i thought that would have been inevitable.
    heard nothing but good things about it and will look forward to checking it out.
     
  8. Joe Caps

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    What a weird bunchof films.
    Fox has many religiou themed films they have not released that are wanted - the Egyptian, David and Bathsheba, story of Ruth., - whatever would posess them to release Frnncis of Assisi - a piece of kaka if ever there was one - or Satan Never Sleeps - a film that NOBODY wants!!
     
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    Joe,
    That's a matter of opinion because I always thought "The Egyptian" to be disappointing, I never liked "David and Bathsheba" because I thought Gregory Peck was miscast and "The Story of Ruth" bored me to tears. Anyhow, when those films do make it to dvd, I will revisit them to see if my opinion about them has changed over the years.

    Another thing, it's quite annoying reading a thread that has new dvd announcements become litered with disparaging remarks either about the studio or the announced releases because somebody's favorite film(s) didn't make the cut this time. At times, I really don't understand some of you and I can see why the studios refuse to participate on this forum any longer because no matter what they release onto dvd, they just can't win with some of you. The attitude of "I want my favorite on dvd and I want it now" becomes a rather tiresome act to say the least.







    Crawdaddy
     
  10. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    I never heard of Satan Never Sleeps, but I like the description, like Leo McCarey, and like William Holden. Sounds like a good blind buy.
     
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    I think it's McCarey's last directed film.






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    At least one person here does. [​IMG] TREE and AGONY will be blind buys as well.
     
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    I have never heard of these titles yet I will be making some blind purchases

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    A Tree Grows In Brooklyn and Agony And The Ecstasy will soon be mine. Great news.

    I am glad that Fox is increasing its output of classic film releases. Even if these are film only releases it is great that we are getting more then just the once a month studio classics.

    We don't know why favorites are not being released yet. It could be restoration is needed. It could be they are waiting for an anniversary to promote them.

    I believe I read in Barrie Maxwell's column at the Digital Bites that Fox is revisiting the Rogers and Hammerstein films as part of a celebration of 40th anniversary edition of the Sound of Music. As I said perhaps the studio is waiting for a way to promote the films many people want before releasing them.

    A Tree Grows In Brooklyn and Agony And The Ecstasy have a list price of only $9.99 with DVD planet selling them for $6.99. The other two have a $14.99 list price with DVD Planet selling them for $10.49.
     
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    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a highly regarded film and a great performance by child actress Peggy Ann Garner. I've been hoping that this title would be released and it looks like I'll get my wish. Thanks Twentieth Century Fox.
     
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    Agony And The Ecstasy have a list price of only $9.99 with DVD planet selling them for $6.99.


    This seems too good to pass up.
     
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    I agree about the whining. Enough. I'm thrilled that A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is coming. I remember enjoying Satan Never Sleeps and I pretty much buy anything with William Holden in it. Haven't seen Francis of Assisi or Agony in years and will be interested to see them again. And boy do I agree with Robert Crawford about Joe's choices - I couldn't be paid to watch those three films. Once was enough, especially for The Egyptian and The Story of Ruth, despite their excellent musical scores.

    While I don't love The Agony and the Ecstasy, it's a must-have if only for the Alex North score (and, I'm assuming the prologue will be on there, too, with Jerry Goldsmith's score).

    The next thing I expect to see in this thread is someone having read that The Agony and the Ecstasy will be released in mono. [​IMG]
     
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    As the saying goes, "One man's junk is another man's treasure".

    Personally I'm quite excited about both Satan Never Sleeps and Francis Of Assisi. Both have never been released in their original CinemaScope ratio on any home video format. In addition to being Leo McCarey's final film, Satan was also Clifton Webb's final film and has a lovely Franz Waxman score too. As for Francis, any opportunity to see the lovely Dolores Hart (Where The Boys Are) before she quit Hollywood to become a nun is most welcome.

    I have both Agony And The Ecstasy and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn on laser disc but if the transfers are improved, I'll upgrade to the new DVDs.

    I do hope that Fox doesn't eliminate the intermission sequnce to Agony like they did with Star! though.

    On another note, I've seen many request for titles that I consider bizarre or outlandish or stinkers that I wouldn't be caught dead with in my collection. Still, those films have many fans that take great pleasure in them and hold them in great affection. I've never understood the "Dude, your movie sucks" mentality. If someone asks me I say "I didn't like it". Other than that, why rain on the parade?
     
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    I am very happy to hear about the release of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. A must buy, undoubtly. But isn't it supposed to be part of the Studio Classic Line? Just hope Fox makes justice to that wonderful movie.

    Laura, Leave her to heaven, Pinky, Call Northside 777, A Letter to 3 Wives and now A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It seems Fox has finally decided to put more classics out on dvd.
     

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