- Jun 17, 2022
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Just checked, The Wrong Box is going for an elevated price on Amazon, so may be out of print.
I stumbled on to that film as an addon, it was one of the titles in the 5 for $40 sale!! I'm glade I got it as well!! Great cast and funny premiss.One release among my very most wanted and which I obtained purely by luck and timing was The Wrong Box (1966), a supremely deft, charming and highly amusing Bryan Forbes comedy with Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Ralph Richardson, John Mills, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, with a sublime extended cameo by Peter Sellers. It’s been a favorite since catching it at a specialty cinema that offered foreign and offbeat titles back in the day, but which I had only found available on DVD. By chance I was visiting my eldest nephew who was doing a college semester in London in the fall of 2018, when I wandered into the Fopp video and music store, and found the newly released Indicator all region Blu-ray which had just been released. It’s an excellent print and has a newly done interview with Newman (widow of director Forbes) reminiscing about the production. I never saw this for sale in any retail store stateside, which is a shame. But it’s one of my most treasured favorites, with a brilliant cast. Wilfrid Lawson as Peacock the butler is absolutely priceless! Great John Barry score to boot.
check this out - still available -Just checked, The Wrong Box is going for an elevated price on Amazon, so may be out of print.
If you lived in U.K. or somewhere with access to U.K. tv you’d be sick of it as it’s on so often, especially when there’s a holiday weekend! But they do have great transfers!I’m also a fan of Half a Sixpence. It has a terrific score with memorable tunes. Saw it in its roadshow run at the Criterion in NY. Both soundtrack and Broadway cast albums are quite good.
I love the song A Certain Smile but not the Johnny Mathis rendition. Sammy Fain wrote the melody and he composed several songs for 20th Century Fox in the mid to late 1950s.A Certain Smile would be a welcome companion to the other Sagan adaptation, Bonjour Tristesse, which had a nice Twilight Time release. (The song was nominated but that was the year Gigi won for that and all its other nominations.) And I recall being very impressed by The Story of Ruth at the time of its release. It was a fine production, dignified but not dull, don’t think I’ve seen it since. Also, Good Morning, Miss Dove had a touching lead performance by Jennifer Jones. I’ve only ever seen it years ago on television (not in widescreen of course) but I still recall it being a very memorable bit of nostalgia, despite the limitations of the presentation at the time.
So totally agree. After all it's called the movies! You go to the movies. You don't go to Netflix. You just squat on the sofa!Anything that arrives on Blu-ray from that notorious hoarder Netflix. Of course, now, they're not alone...Disney +, Hulu, Amazon...it will soon be a miracle if anything gets released on physical media. Personally, I don't think that any streaming service should qualify for Academy Awards, just because they throw a movie into a few theatres for a week or so.