MGM/UA Vault titles 4/19

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  1. TimJS

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    I've pre-ordered "Ambush Bay" at DVD Empire, it is a minor favorite of mine. The $$ is right!
     
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    The classic version of The Four Feathers would be very welcome. I can't figure out why they didn't release it to coincide with the lousy remake from a few years ago, though.
     
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    A precursor to Terrence Malick's THE THIN RED LINE, Cornel Wilde's BEACH RED is a crudely poetic and very interesting film that's not all that easy to see if you don't have Turner Classic, which plays it from time to time. I'll be picking it up.
     
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    Wow, Beach Red is being released. Scratch another title from my wish list.

    - Walter.
     
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    I'm so happy to see MGM/UA release more obscure films! Maybe, they will get around to releasing Samuel Fuller's Park Row, a film that has been on my wish list for years, and I have had little hope of seeing released.
     
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    I'll definitely be picking up BEACH RED, THE PURPLE PLAIN, THE FOUR FEATHERS, and another MGM April release recently announced: Louis Malle's VIVA MARIA!

    --that is, if proper OAR is preserved (fingers crossed).
     
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    Details, of all these and more back catalogue titles, including cover art, at DVD Times here, here, here, and here.
     
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    Thanks for the links John. I'm glad to see that "Ambush Bay" will get a WS treatment. I was so disappointed in what Universal did to "The Forbin Project".
     
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    Here are all the ones that have fullscreen transfers. I haven't heard of most of these, so could someone tell me which were widescreen in theaters?

    C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)
    Mac and Me (1988)
    Namu: My Best Friend (1966)
    The Golden Seal (1983)
    Beachhead (1954)
    The Four Feathers (1939) (Most certainly OAR, since widescreen wasn't popular until 1950)
    The Purple Plain (1955)
     
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    All of them should be widescreen, with the exception of The Four Feathers of course and, possibly, Beachhead & The Purple Plain. 1953-54-55 was the transition time from Academy ratio, so those two films might be correct.
     
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    Cornell Wilde's, Beach Red is one of the most underrated War films ever made. As Bob Cashill puts it above, "crudely poetic" - that's a fair assessment. But it is powerful film. The men on both sides are shown to be human and the flashbacks are intercut very well. The great camera operator, Cecil R. Cooney (The Canterbury Tale, I Know Where I'm Going!) was the DP - his only credit as DP.

    I'd love Paramount to release Wilde's, The Naked Prey. It might be seen as a politically-incorrect film today, but it's a true gem.

    MGM own his 1970 apocalyptic oddity, No Blade of Grass, which is a very hard to see these days. They also own his fine Noir, Storm Fear starring Dan Duryea. It has some amazing cinematography by the legendary Joseph LaShelle. And his last film as director, Sharks' Treasure is also MGM. It stars CW and Yaphett Kotto, which is a fun adventure yarn, with beautiful underwater photography; again very hard to see today.

    Sorry for going off topic a bit, but Cornell Wilde made some interesting films as a director and most people only know him as a Golden Age actor! [​IMG]
     
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    Here, here brother!

    I've also been waiting forever for a release...
     

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