Classics on dvd: Estrogen Overflow?

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  1. Scott Calvert

    Scott Calvert Supporting Actor

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    The title of this thread is meant in good fun, so I really hope it doesn't offend anyone. But I'm actually sort of serious:

    The amount of classic releases have been pretty decent lately, but am I alone in thinking way too many of them are "women's pictures"? I don't have anything against that, but geez louise, check this out:

    Dark Victory
    Now Voyager
    Auntie Mame
    Alice Adams
    Mildred Pierce
    Imitation of Life
    An Affair to Remember
    All About Eve
    42nd Street
    The Bad and the Beautiful
    etc etc etc.....

    I like all these films, but it's about time for a testosterone fix. Where's the Cagney? Errol Flynn? How about a kick-ass adventure flick like Gunga Din or a good ol' pirate movie like Captain Blood? I'm sure I'm not alone on this.
     
  2. John Watson

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    An interesting slant on this is the "good roles for women" subject.

    Personally, I want them to go back a little further and issue Pride and Prejudice with Greer Garson.

    And My Little Chickadee [​IMG]
     
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    Well, at least we know The Adventures of Robin Hood is coming this Fall. [​IMG]

    I'd like to see:

    "Testosterone":

    The Crowd
    The Roaring Twenties
    White Heat
    Hail the Conquering Hero
    Ben-Hur (1926)
    Foreign Correspondent
    The Great Ziegfeld
    The Cameraman
    He Who Gets Slapped
    The Informer
    Sergeant York

    "Estrogen":

    Phantom Lady
    Ninotchka
    Gaslight
    Queen Christina


    ....and many others
     
  4. Scott Calvert

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    Y'know, after posting this thread I found out Dead Reckoning, The Harder they Fall and Sirocco have all been released in the past 3 weeks. There goes my theory I guess.
     
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    How come the Women was left off the list for female films? Not a single male in the cast but a great film. I say keep on releasing these estrogen films.

    But I think we are getting a lot of new testosterone films in the next few months. I have a long list of westerns and war films on pre-order.
     

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