What's the status of The Enemy Below? 20th Century Fox's War Classics

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  1. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

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    I was under the impression that Fox had lost the rights to "The Enemy Below" in R1. Have they reacquired them?
     
  2. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    Excellent wish lists folks! I'll start working on adding them shortly.

    That is an excellent question. I'll try and get confirmation on this rumor. Even if Fox required the rights (or have plans to) I still would think they would market it as one of their 'War Classics' titles and not as one of their 'Studio Classics'.
     
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    Yes! It should be out in May.





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  4. David Lambert

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    Great news, Crawdaddy!
     
  5. Jeff_HR

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    I'll second that! [​IMG]
     
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    We have re acuired the rights to The Enemy Below and it will be a FoxWar Classics.

    Film Noir will be coming to DVD this year, in a series similar to the Studio Classics line. It will not debut until much later in the year. It will follow a similar release pattern as long as sales hold up.

    Thanks for your patience and interest,

    Peter
     
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    sweet!
     
  8. Jeff_HR

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    Great! I hope "The Enemy Below" will have some extras. I'm looking forward to the Film Noir series too! [​IMG] Any word on titles in the series when available will be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million Peter! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Due on May 25th is wave four in Fox's War Classics Collection, this time featuring Crash Dive, The Enemy Below, The Hunters, Morituri and What Price Glory?

    All come with new widescreen transfers (except Crash Dive and What Price Glory, which are fullscreen), Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks and trailers.

    The Enemy Below also comes with the vintage Movietone newsreels "The War Situation," "U-Boat Capture by Biplane," and "Inside the German U-Boat Base at Lorient, France" while The Hunters has newsreel footage from the film's premiere and "Air Cadet Treat."

    Retail is $14.98 each.*
     
  10. Robert Crawford

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    I see at least three of those dvd I want to get. I'm not a big fan of "What Price Glory" even with James Cagney in it. That film never really clicked for me.






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    Is it the 1952 John Ford What Price Glory with James Cagney or Raoul Walsh's 1926 What Price Glory with Victor McLaglen and Dolores Del Rio? Fox owns the rights to both.
     
  12. Robert Crawford

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    Fox might own the rights to both films, but it's the Cagney film that's being released.
     
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    Fox is doing a great job in getting so many great movies out to us with such awesome pricing. They for me are turning into a poor mans Criterion. The recent re-pricing of the Studio Classics line has these wonderful extra laden discs going for 12 to 14 Canadian dollars.The war classics and great titles like Quest for Fire,Vanishing Point are streeting at 10 or 11 bucks.They are certainly at least in Canada the fairest priced studio that puts out quality product.Now we get a noir series! Kudos all around at Fox and thanks for posting Peter.Another big thanks for getting my copy of Sunrise out to me in two weeks !
     
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    When oh when will The Longest Day finally get an anamorphic transfer. Seems like I've waited forever.[​IMG]
     
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    I'll be rebuying "The Enemy Below" & picking up "The Hunters" too! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Home Theater Info's cancellation list shows The Enemy Below as cancelled on 9 March 2004.

    That's the second announcement-and-cancellation for this title that I can remember. What gives?

    (Edited to change May to March: thanks to Robert Crawford for the correction.)
     
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    I think you mean March 9th, I haven't heard a thing about the cancellation, but that doesn't mean it's not true. I changed the title of this thread in hope of Fox responding to it.




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  18. oscar_merkx

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    I am interested in the John Ford picture What Glory Gives
     
  19. John Hodson

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    What Price Glory is not vintage Ford (or vintage Cagney), Oscar (but I'll probably still get it [​IMG] )

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    So many films, so little time...
     
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    Does not matter, John Ford pictures are always good.

    I would like to see more silents from him like The Iron Horse
     

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