Criterion- Heaven Can Wait...in June!

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  1. Ken Koc

    Ken Koc Screenwriter

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    Criterion has just announced the 1943 Ernst Lubitsch classic "Heaven Can Wait" for a June release!!!! I've been waiting for this one and apparently the wait is going to be worth it!
     
  2. RyanZ

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    I assume you mean the 1943 Ernst Lubitch version, not the unrelated Warren Beatty 1979 film of the same title.
     
  3. Ken Koc

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    Thanks. The Warren Beatty film has aleady been released by Paramount on DVD.
     
  4. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    RyanZ,
    Why do you say "unrelated"?
    I thought the Beatty version, was based on the original?
    Thanks.
     
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    Funny that FOX would not release it themselves under the STUDIO CLASSICS COLLECTION. Oh well, at least it is coming out.
     
  6. RyanZ

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    The Warren Beatty "Heaven Can Wait" is a remake of the 1941 film "Here Comes Mr. Jordan." "Heaven Can Wait" - the 1943 Lubitch comedy, has no relation.
     
  7. Eric Peterson

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    Excellent! More Lubitsch please![​IMG]
     
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    More Gene Tierney [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] .
    Now her 7-8 most essential films are completely on DVD, maybe Fox could tackle TOBACCO ROAD ...
     
  9. Ken Koc

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    Sure would like a Lubitsch festival in Chicago. At least his movies are slowly coming out on DVD.
     
  10. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Mine! Thanks much, Fox & Criterion! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Wow, looks like this is, in addition to being the Year of Steve McQueen & Lee Marvin on R1 DVD, it's also the Year of Gene Tierney:

    HEAVEN CAN WAIT
    LAURA
    LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN
    THE RAZOR'S EDGE
    NIGHT & THE CITY
     
  11. DaveK

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    Can someone please explain this to me. Why is Criterion releasing this film and not Fox?
     
  12. Brook K

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    Fox struck a deal with Criterion to allow them to release a number of Fox films that, I would suppose, Fox felt would not sell enough copies to be worth a release under their own banner and/or warrant the special edition treatment Criterion would give them. Previous Criterion Fox releases include Kagemusha and Three Women. The upcoming Criterion release of Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours is also a Fox film.
     
  13. Charles H

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    Where's CLUNY BROWN? Never on home video!!!
    I'd even take films "started" by Lubitsch and completed by Otto Preminger--A ROYAL SCANDAL and THAT LADY IN ERMINE. And where's CLUNY BROWN????!!!
     
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    What's the transfer like on the French version of Cluny Brown? How does it comapre with a Fox Studio Classic release in terms of picture and sound? I had no idea it was out on DVD.
     
  16. Brian PB

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    The only two reviews I can find are (as expected) in French:

    dvdrama.net The screencaps look excellent.
    dvdclassik.com

    For those interested in purchasing this DVD, note that the French title is La folle ingénue.
     
  17. DaveK

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    Brook K.
    Thanks for the information, because it confused me for a while.

    I know the movie used to be shown on Cinemax, but I never had the chance to watch it. I might buy it just because it's a Technicolor movie.
     
  18. Pete York

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    The other odd timing release was the two Fox Dassin noirs from Criterion in February and then the Fox noir line debuting a month later. I guess this was just an old deal with Criterion and it took them a while to release both these movies?
     
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    The Leopard was distributed in the US by Fox.
     
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    If you're saying that Fox distributed the dvd of The Leopard in the US then you're mistaken, it's a Criterion dvd.

    The Leopard
     

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