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Discussion in 'DVD' started by CineKarine, May 30, 2008.
According to Savant:
What fabulous news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was expecting something like this, but it's nice to see it confirmed that Fox are actually going ahead.
As you say, fabulous...
AWESOME!! Apparently the Ford set sold well enough.
Several of these I've been waiting decades to see, so I'm really thrilled to read this announcement.
Great news, but a few thoughts... Isn't "Four Devils" included on the existing "Sunrise" DVD in a fragmented form? Is this set going to include a more complete version? I ask because "The River" is singled out as fragmented, while this title is not.
Also, with this set containing roughly half the number of films of Ford at Fox, I wonder why Savant is concerned about it costing as much. I'm sure it won't be cheap, but a $300 MSRP?
I already got SUNRISE, and it did have bits of FOUR DEVILS on it. I'll still pick up the set. That FORD one was great, if not a bit cumberson
Fabulous news--particularly LILLIOM, which I thought might have been included on CAROUSEL. I believe that prints of BAD GIRL and AFTER TOMORROW exist, but are prints of DOCTORS'WIVES, YOUNG AMERICA, YOUNG AS YOU FEEL extant?
Wow! Really fantastic news! Both of these filmakers were truly artists.
They Had to See Paris! Yah!
Bad Girl - there's one I would love to see.
That does leave 5 more films that Borzage made at Fox from 1930 to 1932. Maybe those will be included in a second volume. I hope it does, since that would mean Young As You Feel would get a release also.
The two-disc SE of "Carousel" has Fritz Lang's 1934 version of "Lilliom". (Quite great, BTW.) Borzage's version is dated 1930, according to IMDB. Looking forward to seeing it.
Too bad they're apparently holding a few titles back. It would be nice to have everything in one place. Maybe it's a restoration/time-limit thing.
very exciting news!
hopefully, this'll prompt Warners to release some of the dozens of Borzage films that are stagnating in their warehouse!
Would love to see more Borzage on dvd: WB (THE SHINING HOUR, THREE COMRADES, THE MORTAL STORM, HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT, GREEN LIGHT, SMILIN' THROUGH, THE SPANISH MAIN, FLIRTATION WALK, MANNEQUIN, THE VANISHING VIRGINIAN, SEVEN SWEETHEARTS), LionsGate (MOONRISE--arguably his masterpiece, THAT'S MY MAN!, THE MAGNIFICENT DOLL, I'VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU), Disney? (THE BIG FISHERMAN), and filing this under "It Ain't Going to Happen"): Columbia (MAN'S CASTLE and NO GREATER GLORY) and Universal/MCA (LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW?, DESIRE, HIS BUTLER'S SISTER, DISPUTED PASSAGE, TILL WE MEET AGAIN). Borzage was a hugely underrated talent, and it's sad to see how neglected his output is today....possibly because of the blacklist in the fifties. It is great to see that Fox will be opening their vaults on his silent and early talkie films.
If Fox is going to make this another $300 set, I hope they try and include all of the surviving Murnau and Borzage films they have access to.
I hope it features better packaging, and better quality control that picks up on scratched discs!
Would be so thrilled to see ALL of these, especially the Warner and Universal titles - Borzage was one of THE greats and even his lesser efforts stood out.
Looks like Fox have confirmed a release of Seventh Heaven, I hope that means the whole box is still a goer:
Fox Studio Classics - Coming Soon
That's been up there for some months; certainly long before Savant's news.