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Brian E

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How about releasing some more of the classic war films you hold in your vaults. Thanks for what you've done so far, but I want more!
Universal
Red Ball Express
To Hell And Back
Battle Hymn
Shenandoah
A Time to Love and a Time to Die
Schindler's List
MGM/UA
633 Squadron
Attack
Battle of Britain
Hells Angels
Warner Bros.
Air Force
Objective Burma!
Where Eagles Dare (undergoing restoration?)
The Wings of Eagles
Above and Beyond
Darby's Rangers
Heartbreak Ridge
The Tanks Are Coming
The Dawn Patrol
The Red Badge of Courage
They Died With Their Boots On
THe Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Gunga Din
The Fighting 69th
Sergeant York
Diver Bomber
Battle of the Bulge
Battleground
Command Decision
Merrill's Marauders
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Devil Dogs of the Air
Fox
The Blue Max
The Desert Fox
Immortal Battalion
Sink The Bismarck!
Columbia/Tri Star
A Midnight Clear (non MAR)
King Rat
The Boys in Company C
Paramount
The Eagle and The Hawk
O.S.S.
Strategic Air Command
Waterloo (both the dub and original language with subs)
Beau Geste
Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Wings (coming 2003?)
Five Graves to Cairo
Not Sure Who Has The Rights
Spitfire (The First of the Few)
Zulu Dawn
Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri)
The Winter War (Talvisota)
317th Platoon (La 317e section)
The Lighthorsemen
The Lost Patrol (1934)
The, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
The Bridge (Die Brucke)
Cross of Iron (The Hens Tooth Release is MAR???)
In Which We Serve (MGM?)
Fires on the Plain (Nobi)
The Steel Helmet
Go Tell the Spartans
A Rumor of War
The Siege of Firebase Gloria
(note: I lumped the pre 1986 MGM stuff in with Warner and attributed the UA titles to MGM per their arrangement of a few years ago.)
 

Robert Crawford

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Brian,

In fairness, Fox has released a steady flow of their "War" films on dvd for the last three years and should be given kudos for doing so, unlike Warner.

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I agree that Fox has been doing a great job of releasing War Classics. I hope they will continue the trend. The other studios have been slackers, especially Warner. I would buy most of the titles Brian noted above.

I seem to recall that The Lighthorsemen was a Hallmark movie initially, or that is what I was told. I have it on laserdisc and is one of my favorite movies. It was issued by Lumivision on laserdisc. Not sure who took over that studio. It could be Artisan.
 

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Well I did thank them for what they've done so far and there are only 4 Fox titles on my list. :)
 

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There is one FOX title left off the list above that is one of my big favorites "The Enemy Below". It would make a great double feature with "Sink The Bismarck!", since both are less than 100 minutes long.
 

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I'd add requests for--
MGM:
PLAY DIRTY (1968)
BEACH RED (1967)
THE FOUR FEATHERS (1939)
Fox:
DECISION BEFORE DAWN (1952)
THE ENEMY BELOW (1957)
SAILOR OF THE KING (1953)
THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1956)
THE HOUSE ON 92ND STREET (1945)
13 RUE MADELEINE (1946)
AN AMERICAN GUERILLA IN THE PHILIPPINES (1950)
DESTINATION GOBI (1953)
THE FROGMEN (1951)
THE GLORY BRIGADE (1953)
Paramount:
MURPHY'S WAR (1971)
THE COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR (1962)
FRAULEIN DOKTOR (1968)
Columbia:
EIGHT IRON MEN (1952)
 

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I second "The Enemy Below" as well as "An American Guerilla in the Philippines" and "13 Rue Madeleine". Hopefully, Fox is reading this thread and will put these titles on their schedule for next year's Memorial Day releases.

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I forgot about "DECISION BEFORE DAWN". That is a film I've only seen on TV a few times, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd like to add "The Man Who Never Was" starring Clifton Webb. (OAR PLEASE!!):emoji_thumbsup:
 

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Fox Movie Channel is getting ready to show "The Man Who Never Was" in it's OAR on June 6th @ 8:00 p.m. ET. and June 30th @ 6:00 p.m. ET. I think somebody needs to start a seperate Fox "War" films thread so that a certain Fox representative has a chance to read our requests for 2003 releases.

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Henry V

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I don't know who has North American rights to the classic British films but I'd love to see some of their great war films like ICE COLD IN ALEX,THE CRUEL SEA,NORTHWEST FRONTIER,THE DRUM and SINK THE BISMARK to name but a few,make it to DVD over here.
 

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Henry V,
Anchor Bay announced in one of their more recent HTF chats that they'd be releasing severeal British war classics to DVD in the near future, including:
ICE COLD IN ALEX
THE CRUEL SEA
THE DAM BUSTERS
THE COLDITZ STORY
WENT THE DAY WELL
THE WOODEN HORSE
(and a few others)
However, these titles haven't been in their "in the future" list on their website, so situations may have changed, or it simply may be that they are farther off in their release plans. Other U.K. films they mentioned around that same time, including several Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers comedies, DEAD OF NIGHT (1945), and the CARRY ON films are on the list, so perhaps those have priority. I believe all/most of these British films (including the war pictures) are being licensed from Studio Canal.
I also strongly echo your request for the excellent NORTH WEST FRONTIER (1959, aka FLAME OVER INDIA), a grand, widescreen/color epic adventure flick, which got director J. Lee Thompson the chance to helm THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961) immediately afterward. I'm not sure if it is currently controlled in the USA by Fox, Studio Canal, Artisan, or some other entity. I'm fairly certain its rights don't belong to Warner, Universal, Paramount, Columbia, or Disney. It ran several times a couple of years ago on Encore Action Channel (a beautiful, but unfortunately Pan & Scanned print), but with no corporate logos other than its original J. Arthur Rank "gong" logo.
 

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One of the best WWI movies, and one of the best silent movies ever!
 

Jim Spencer

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Not sure who has the rights, but we need Cross of Iron in OAR. This is a classic war movie set on the German/Russian front.
 

Brian E

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It would be nice to see a decent release of Cross of Iron. I refuse to buy the current Hen's Tooth one.
 

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I'd also like to see a re-release of Cross of Iron. Whoever is responsible for the current DVD should be shot. :thumbsdown: :angry:
Well, perhaps shot is too harsh. Permanent latrine-digging detail, maybe? :D
 

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