More Capra on the way!

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    According to DVDFile, Columbia will release Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You on 2/18/03. [​IMG]
    No specs as yet.
     
  2. Eric Peterson

    Eric Peterson Cinematographer

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    Excellent News!!

    Hopefully, they give this movie the same treatment as previous Capra discs. Amazingly, I have never seen this movie, and now I will wait for the DVD release.

    Bring on "Meet John Doe"
     
  3. Thomas T

    Thomas T Cinematographer

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    Actually, Eric, Meet John Doe which is a public domain title has been released in a very decent transfer from Image Entertainment with original cover art. The catalog number is #HRS 9449.
     
  4. Peter D

    Peter D Stunt Coordinator

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    That is good news - Columbia did a nice job on both Mr.Smith Goes to Washington and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.

    On another Capra note, does anyone know who has the rights to Meet John Doe and State of the Union?
     
  5. Eric Peterson

    Eric Peterson Cinematographer

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    Thomas,

    Thanks for the thumbs up on "Meet John Doe". I remember seeing this in the store, but I didn't realize it was an Image title. I thought that it was a Madacy or something and was very hesitant about buying it. Has this been released by more than one company?
     
  6. Richard Carnahan

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    STATE OF THE UNION is owned by Universal.
     
  7. Peter D

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    There are probably multiple versions (I have the dreadful Madacy myself).
     
  8. Mitty

    Mitty Supporting Actor

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    Woo Hoo!!!

    Hopefully, some of the other Columbia Capra's will follow.
     
  9. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    So what other Capra titles does Columbia have? I'd still like to have Broadway Bill and The Bitter Tea of General Yen.

    Hopefully, Universal will release State of the Union.

    Those are the three remaining Capra titles I'm interested in and don't have.
     
  10. Brandon Conway

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    I'm pretty sure that Columbia has the rights to the both American Madness (1932) and The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933).
     
  11. Walt Riarson

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    This is great news!
     
  12. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Paramount currently controls the home video rights to Capra's BROADWAY BILL (1934, made at Columbia Pictures), dating back to when Capra remade the picture for Paramount, as the Bing Crosby vehicle RIDING HIGH (1950). Paramount released BROADWAY BILL on laserdisc in the mid-1990s (I own a copy), as well as RIDING HIGH.
    Some Columbia-controlled Capra flicks not yet on Region 1 DVD:
    THE YOUNGER GENERATION (1929)
    FLIGHT (1929)
    LADIES OF LEISURE (1930)
    RAIN OR SHINE (1930)
    PLATINUM BLONDE (1931)
    THE MIRACLE WOMAN (1931, an interesting antecedent to ELMER GANTRY (1960))
    DIRIGIBLE (1931)
    FORBIDDEN (1932)
    AMERICAN MADNESS (1932)
    THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN (1933)
     
  13. Jeff Adkins

    Jeff Adkins Screenwriter

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  14. Rodney

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    Jeff, Thanks for the great information. I just went over and ordered it. I can't wait!
     

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