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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ronald Epstein, Mar 13, 2014.
More Sonja Henie - very nice. The Dionne Quintuplets film is quite the curiosity.
I just watched EVERYBODY'S BABY from Fox Cinema Classics. I love the Jones Family series and looking forward to Down On The Farm. The transfer is excellent. Crisp and clear and little to no scratches or dirt. The only draw back is the sound has some hiss to it but not to the point it ruins the film. I mean how can not love a film that Spring Byington is in. What a great actress.I hope that Fox releases the rest of the series. It was their answer to MGM's Hardy family series as was Paramount's Henry Aldrich series, which Universal has yet to release. Are you reading this Universal? Please!!!
Finally Alex and the Gypsy!
I understand it's pretty terrible but it is something I have long wanted to see.
For those curious, Blood and Steel is widescreen but (not surprisingly) non-anamorphic letterboxed.
Call Her Savage- really bad news about this title- according to DVD Savant-
The 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives DVD of Call Her Savage does not appear to be mastered from MoMA's restoration, but is instead from a dupe of a worn film element. Although the show is intact and of reasonable image quality, it is marred by a pattern of light scratch marks printed into the image from beginning to end. Occasional analog tape flaws crop up, suggesting that the transfer was done before digital mastering.
Fox, What is the point of putting this out and not using the best possible source? It's bad enough what you are doing with Cinemascope movies and now this! This was actually a title i was not going to wait for a sale to buy but glad I waited for a review before purchasing.
Highly unlikely but really hope the MoMa restorations of this and Hoopla get the Twilight Time or Criterion treatment.
Big Disappointment about this Pre Code classic.
That's a disappointment - it was one that I'd also planned to order - glad I saw the review first.
This is due out on September 30th. There was a very poor release of this in Europe. This should be a better transfer. A 1938 Ritz Brothers comedy with Ethel Merman is also being released on this date: STRAIGHT, PLACE AND SHOW
- The Ritz Bros. (bless 'em) were maybe the lamest comedy troupe of the olden age
- If a movie were released today called "Molly and Me" it would be about something totally different...
Ethel Merman and the Ritz Bros. in one movie...the mind boggles. I don't know if I can handle so much shrillness in one 68-minute movie. (Well, at least it's short.)
Willie Best might offer some saving grace if he has a big enough part. He plays a character named Hannibal. The next time someone complains about a white actor playing Hannibal (as some historians did after Victor Mature played the part in 1960), you can now point them to this movie.
Many Fox Archive titles are on sale at Amazon. Some of the more recent are 14.99. It's better then paying 19.95-now if only they could bring the prices down on the recent Universal vault titles!
I just rerecorded today Prince of Players from Fox movie channel. I will buy this movie in any form they give to me. I have only done this with two other titles if they should offer it.
Where the heck is King of the Khyber Rifles which I have recorded but has not been out of the vault for some time. I also want Seven Cities of Gold which is broadcast quite often.
It's in the U. K. Obviously a Region 2 disc, but if you're multi-region . . . .
PRINCE OF PLAYERS? How did it slip by me? I've been trying to record every film with a Bernard Herrmann score from Fox.
Why not a Bernard Herrmann box set or two from Fox?
THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO
WHITE WITCH DOCTOR
BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF
GARDEN OF EVIL
KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES
PRINCE OF PLAYERS
THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT
or a b&w one:
ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM
THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
Vic it will be back. Fox will air the movie again several times this month I am sure.
I just bought Frenchmans Creek from Universal Vault series. I did not know it was out. Have not seen this movie in many many years. I thought it was a Fox film for some reason. I wonder how long it has been out and how it will look. I have never purchased from this series before.
"Frenchman's Creek" was released just a couple of weeks ago. I have yet to see it myself, but its on my wish-list.
I will report how Frenchman's Creek looks after I receive it next week.
I remember liking FRENCHMAN'S CREEK a lot when it used to air on TV back in the day. Beautiful Technicolor and delightful performance by Joan Fontaine. It's based on a historical romance novel by Daphne du Maurier (REBECCA, THE BIRDS). The only problem with it was a rather uncharismatic leading man, Arturo de Cordova, who was cast because all the charismatic swashbuckling leading men were off fighting in the war or entertaining the troops or something related.
Arturo may have been miscast in Frenchman's Creek, but he was a big, charismatic star in Mexico. Superb performance in Bunuel's "El."
And I agree, Frenchman's Creek is a beautiful Technicolor production with a gorgeous Joan Fontaine.