TCFHE Press Release: Fox unveils new selection of classic films from MGM Limited Edition Collection

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    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

    Unveils New Selection of Classic Films from

    MGM’s Limited Edition Collection




    19 New Classics Currently Available From Online Retailers




    LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2011) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing even more classics to DVD in April through its unique “manufacturing on demand” (“MOD”). The newest group of films will be part of the MGM Limited Edition Collection and available through online retailers. The vast catalog ranges from 1980’s DEFIANCE to 1965’s four-time Academy Award® nominated A THOUSAND CLOWNS.




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    Enjoy your favorite movies from across the decades including:





    1950's



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    DAVEY CROCKETT, SCOUT (1950): A U.S. military scout is assigned to stop Indian attacks on a defenseless group of wagon trains making their way West. Stars George Montgomery, Ellen Drew, Noah Beery Jr. Directed by Lew Landers.



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    CLOUDBURST (1951): A World War II veteran, working in the British Foreign Office, avenges his wife's murder. Stars Robert Preston, Elizabeth Sellars, Noel Howlett, Harold Lang. Directed by Francis Searle.



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    FORT DEFIANCE (1951): The story of a young blind man, the brother he worships and a Civil War veteran who intends to kill the latter. Stars Dane Clark, Peter Graves. Directed by John Rawlins.



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    CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL (1957): Brian Keith stars as Jim Fremont, an Illinois States Attorney fighting corrupt unions in Chicago. The union crooks in collaboration with a gambling syndicate try to pin a murder rap on an uncooperative union leader Blane (Dick Foran). Fremont and his co-worker fiancee Laura (Beverly Garland), work to prove Blane's innocence and to punish the true villains. Also stars Brian Keith. Directed by Sidney Salkow.



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    FOUR BOYS AND A GUN (1957): The moving story of four young men struggling against overwhelming odds to remain honest. When a crooked employer shorts their earnings they turn to crime, with their first theft ending in tragedy. Stars Frank Sutton, Tarry Green, James Franciscus, William Hinant. Directed by William Berke.



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    FORT BOWIE (1958): Attempting to affect peace between his men and the Apaches, the commander of a fort unwittingly inspires an Indian massacre. Stars Ben Johnson, Kent Taylor, Jan Harrison, Jana Davi. Directed by Howard W. Koch.



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    THE GUN RUNNERS (1958): The owner of a cabin cruiser in Florida innocently rents it to a ruthless gun merchant who sells arms to a revolutionary group in Cuba. Stars Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert. Directed by Don Siegel.







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    THE HAPPY THIEVES (1961): A dapper art thief enraptures a wealthy duchess, then steals a priceless painting from her estate. Stars Rita Hayworth, Rex Harrison, Joseph Wiseman. Directed by George Marshall.



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    GERONIMO (1962): Chuck Connors stars as the legendary Apache leader in this sweeping 1883 story that has the brave Geronimo steadfastly holding his ground against both U.S. and Mexican military forces. Stars Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi. Directed by Arnold Laven.



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    STOLEN HOURS (1963): Susan Hayward stars as a rich Texas playgirl with no real ambition who meets a young Welsh doctor who sees the despair beneath her indifference -- and the illness she's trying to hide. Also stars Michael Craig, Diane Baker. Directed by Daniel Petri.



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    THE CEREMONY (1963): The brother of a man sentenced for committing murder during a bank robbery plans his brother's escape on the condition his brother's girl dates him instead. Stars Laurence Harvey, Sarah Miles, Robert Walker Jr., John Ireland, Ross Martin, Lee Patterson. Directed by Laurence Harvey.



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    A THOUSAND CLOWNS (1965): In this four-time Oscar® nominated film (including Best Picture), Jason Robards stars as a nonconformist who is forced to find a conventional job. Barbara Harris and Martin Balsam co-star. Directed by Fred Coe.







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    CALL OF THE WILD (1972): Based on the 1903 Jack London (WHITE FANG) adventure classic, CALL OF THE WILD is an exciting tale of gold fever and adventure in the Yukon. Also Stars Charlton Heston. Directed by Ken Annakin.



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    THE DESTRUCTORS (1974): A tough U.S. Embassy official in Paris is assigned to break a narcotics ring, but after several of his agents are killed he hires a professional killer. Stars Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, James Mason. Directed by Robert Parrish.



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    OLD DRACULA (1975): In this spoof of the Transylvanian legend, David Niven stars as Count Dracula, who sinks his fangs into a bevy of Playboy Bunnies in order to find the right blood type to resurrect his dear-departed wife. Also stars Teresa Graves, Peter Bayliss, Jennie Linden, Nicky Henson. Directed by Clive Donner.



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    BOBBIE JO & OUTLAW (1976): A stunning carhop who wants to be a country singer and her sweetheart who dreams he's Billy the Kid become involved in robbery and murder. Stars Marjoe Gortner, Lynda Carter. Directed by Mark Lester.







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    DEFIANCE (1980): An out-of work merchant seaman single-handedly tames a powerful street gang ("The Souls") that has been terrorizing his neighborhood on New York City's Lower East Side. Stars Jan Michael Vincent, Theresa Saldana, Art Carney. Directed by John Flynn.



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    THOSE LIPS, THOSE EYES (1980): Stagestruck adolescent learns about love the hard way while interning in Cleveland summer stock during the early '50's. Stars Frank Langella, Jerry Stiller. Directed by Michael Pressman.



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    PATTY HEARST (1988): A dramatization of the newspaper heiress' abduction and subsequent brainwashing by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Stars Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Dana Delany, Frances Fisher, Jodi Long. Directed by Paul Schrader.









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    interesting mix of titles.... but i hope films from the 1930's - 1940's will be offered in the future, that would get me buying.
     
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    They cant release MGM filmfs of the 30s ANSD 40S BECAUSE THOSE FILMS ARE OWNED BY wARNERS



    DEAR FOX. I HAVE A REALLY CLEVER IDEA FOR YOU. WHY THE HECK DON'T YOU ATART RELEASING YOUW OWN FILMS IN THIS MANNER?
     
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    Actually there are not a lot of titles that MGM owns from 30's and 40's through the UA brand. Most of the UA titles that they own are from the mid fifties and up. That is when Arthur Krim and Robert Benjamin took control of the company. Before that UA acted more as a distributor and the producers retained the all rights to those titles; i.e. The African Queen. What MGM could do is release the Samuel Goldwyn titles that they have or more Selznick films , but since they do not own them and only have a long term lease, they more than likely will not pay for any restoration or new transfers.


    There are still a ton of AIP titles from the 50's and 60's that need to see the light of DVD (day) and they do own those titles. Where are those MGM/Fox?
     
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    Some interesting sounding titles. Interested in The Destructors.
     
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    AIP- they would hold the rights to the american version of karloff's 'black sabbath'? have the italian version, but would like the film version i grew up with.
     
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    AIP only had theatrical rights to the film. Starz/Anchor Bay released a still available region 1 DVD in 2007 and I doubt that that this is the AIP release since Samuel Arkoff was notorious about cutting and re-editing the foreign films he picked up.
     
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    I've been wondering why they have been absent in the MOD side of things. Hopefully further revenue from this newest MOD incarnation might cause them to dig into the Goldwyn/Selznik vaults.
     
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    Wouldn't it be great to have the Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Eddie Cantor musicals of the 30's and 40's plus some "little" titles like Wuthering Heights, etc !
     
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    If Runaway Train were to be re-released someday properly, who would it come from? I want to direct my frustration towards the right studio.
     
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    So where can I go to buy these titles? Specifically, I am interested in A Thousand Clowns - it's a best picture nominee.
     
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    Dear Battlebeast,

    I hope I'm not breaking any rules by giving a specific answer to your question. You can purchase the MGM Limited Editions by clicking on

    DVD and Blu-Ray on Screen Archives Entertainment. I've been very pleased with my purchases from them ...

    Yours truly,

    Poder
     
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    I've buy MGM mods through Amazon . free shipping over $25 and easy to replace if defective .
     
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    Make that "I buy" on my last post .
     
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    A number of worthwhile films coming out in the above schedule.


    Cloudburst (1951) is a solid and effective film noir from Hammer Films. They made a lot of noirs before turning to Gothic horror films, and Cloudburst is one of their best, better than all the noirs in VCI's Hammer Film Noir collections.


    The Gun Runners (1958) is a gritty, hardboiled adaptation of Hemingway's To Have and Have Not that takes different pathways out of the book (Hemingway wrote it a couple of different ways) than Howard Hawks did in the 1944 version. Don Siegel (best known for the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick etc) directs for realism. It is perhaps the only film Audie Murphy starred in in which we can believe that he is at risk because it is devoid of sentimentality. Siegel is the only director aside from Huston to challenge Murphy, and it shows.


    There is very little history to speak of in Geronimo (1962) but Chuck Connors gives a dignified and compelling performance in this well-produced tragedy in western dress. He also gets to show off his expertise as a horsemen. I don't understand why Connors didn't become a huge western star throughout the 1960s to the 1980s. He should have been.
     
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    CLOUDBURST has a screenplay by the remarkable Leo Marks, who wrote PEEPING TOM. Marks was a "codemaster" for the British during WWII, and the Criterion PEEPING TOM has a fascinating documentary "A Very British Psycho" about Marks.
     
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    I'm looking forward to A Thousand Clowns, one of my all time favorites from the 60's. Hopefully, it will show up on Amazon as many of the other titles have already done.
     
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    I, Too, am waiting (I have it pre-ordered from Movies Unlimited!) for A Thousand Clowns; I loved the movie... it was hilarious, and not only that, it's a best picture nominee! :D My Collection is nearing completion!
     

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