More War films coming from Fox on 5/21.

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  1. Jay E

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    Fox must really have a thing for war films as it seems like that's the only B&W catalog titles they release on DVD besides Marilyn. Here are the tiles, $19.95 each:

    A Yank in the R.A.F.

    Between Heaven and Hell

    D-Day The 6th of June

    Desert Rats - IMO, the best film of the bunch

    To The Shores of Tripoli
     
  2. David Lambert

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    I wonder if Fox is planning to make the Tuesday-before-Memorial-Day-weekend an annual war movies event? Or perhaps they've been doing it already for years with VHS and I just never noticed...
     
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    It would be nice if Fox would release The Desert Fox as a companion piece to The Desert Rats. They are both good movies. [​IMG]
     
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    Don't write off Between Heaven And Hell, an underrated interesting film with a fine Oscar nominated score by Hugo Friedhofer (Best Years Of Our Lives).
    I must confess I find it odd that they are releasing The Desert Rats but not The Desert Fox. Still, I do have a decent copy of Fox on laser disc.
     
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    What's really weird is that they released The Desert Fox on laser but not The Desert Rats[​IMG]
    Yes, I would also love to see The Blue Max on DVD. I hope they're not thrown off by the fact that it's a World War I film (seeing how all their other releases are WW II and that's the "in" war right now).
     
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    I'd be happy if they just released an anamorphic version of The Longest Day. [​IMG]
     
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    Terry H -
    The most recent release of Tora! Tora! Tora! finally is anamorphic. (I waited for it before buying MY copy)
    Check out the DVD details on these reviews:
    DVD Movie Guide
    DVDFile
    DVD Shrine
     
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    Tora! Tora! Tora! has always been anamorphic on DVD. So has Patton. That's one of the reasons that it was so disappointing that The Longest Day (released at the same time as the other two film's first DVD appearances) was not.

    Regards,
     
  12. Terry H

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    Heh... everyone jumped on that one.

     
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    I thought the commentary on Tora, Tora, Tora was quite dull. It's mostly made up of Richard Fleischer pointing out the vast number of scenes he had nothing to do with -- "And this was done by my second unit..." Pretty much all of the good scenes were directed by someone else. He doesn't seem to have many answers to Stewart Galbraith's questions and they almost never discuss the actual historical event.
     
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    I wish that they would give us SEs for The Thin Red Line and The Longest Day.
     
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