Early'06 Fox Cinema Classics Collection & Marquee Musicals

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  1. John Hodson

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    More confusion from Fox; although some etailers are carrying Pinky for a January release, I got that latest batch of R1 FSC's today and a flyer inside says the next wave in February '06 will include Elia Kazan's Pinky and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, plus the Fred Astaire musical Daddy Longlegs.
     
  2. Eric Peterson

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    Two more Kazans!

    Sweeet! Politics aside, I love his films.
     
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    Thanks for keeping us updated John
     
  4. Bradley-E

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    Fox cannot decide on when/what/where to place their titles. NO WAY OUT has been mentioned as both a Noir and a Studio Classic. Whatever the case, I have every Studio Classic and every Noir title and will continue to buy them as they are released.
     
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    I believe Barrie Maxwell over in his Digital Bits column said Pinky would be released on January 10, 2006 as part of a Fox black history promo including Stormy Weather and Island In The Sun. All three welcome releases.
     
  6. AlanP

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    I thought "STORMY WEATHER" was WARNERS ???
     
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    No, it was a 20th Century Fox release.






    Crawdaddy
     
  8. Charles Ellis

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    Where's Valley of the Dolls?? This was a big box-office hit based on one of the biggest-selling novels ever. If Peyton Place and its sequel can be released on DVD, why can't Valley and it's unofficial "sequel" Beyond the Valley of the Dolls??
     
  9. John Hodson

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    Hence my dubbing of this as 'more confusion' from Fox; what's even more confusing is the flyer has artwork for both Kazan titles in 'Studio Classics' livery!
     
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    I am just happy that Two for the Road is coming out next week as part of the November Studio Classics.
     
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    Yes!

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

    I ended up buying the Region 2 release as I got tired of waiting for the region 1. The region 2 was only ok IMO - reasonable picture quality but I can't wait to see it as a FSC as they are usually restored releases. Hopefully its got a commentary too.

    Bravo Fox....you got there... eventually.
     
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    Richard Schikel does a commentary for A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN. It was reviewed awhile ago in "Playboy."
     
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    YES, WHERE ARE THE "DOLLS" ??
    "VALLEY" and "BEYOND THE VALLEY" ???
     
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    Both the Valley of the Dolls films are released as a 2 disc set in R2 UK - it's on offer in a lot of places for ~£10 at the moment too.

    ali
     
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    from today's Digital Bits

     
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    FINALLY BOTH DOLLS !!!!!!!!!!!!
    THE SOONER THE BETTER,
    AND A "RUBY COLLECTION", with JAYNE
     
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    Actually, I think that Mariska's mommy is more of the sapphire type!
     
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    Still no definitive word on "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" though? Why the big holdup with this title? It's been rumored, scheduled, and re-scheduled at least three times over the last three years. Are the rights in some kind of holding pattern?
     
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    Does it means that Fox is dropping its Studio Classic Line for this Cinema Classic Collection? I really hope not, so that this two banners can coexist, since there are so many classics out there that still need a dvd release. I did a list of some remaining Fox movies from the 30's and 40's, and some of them were really obvious choices, and then I counted like 80 titles. And I didn't count the 50's nor Charlie Chan nor Shirley Temple movies what would certainly enlarge the list. So, it's really the time Fox get more agressively into the classic dvd market, so we can have at least half of those titles out here before the end of this media. I know that all of them need restoration and this costs money and time, but since WB can manage it why not Fox?
     

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