- Jan 10, 2002
Only available in the R&H box. WHY?
Fox seems to make a habit of keeping some films exclusive only to sets. Silent Movie, 12 Chairs and To Be Or Not To Be could only be purchased in the Mel Brooks Collector's Set. In the Kazan sets Man on a Tightrope, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, PInky and Boomerang did not get separate releases while the other 4 films did. Recently Kino released Boomerang and the sets are now OOP.
Younger people probably never heard of Carousel - the other R&H musicals get better press. I tell younger people that Carousel is a "film noir" R&H musical which is why it may be my favorite work of theirs.Art is subjective. It deserves exposure. Period! There are enough who remember, enough who value, and enough who enjoy and would buy a copy of Carousel on Blu, should it ever arrive as an independent release. Suggesting otherwise is just the studio's lazy way of opting out of their custodial responsibilities where their vault treasures are concerned.
It is if you know where to look. I believe there could be copies available in Region 2 in some European countries. I actually saw it listed on Amazon. I am sure not an official one though.I think Disney wishes Song of the South would just disappear. We’ll NEVER see a copy of that on disc or anywhere else, which is a shame since it won an Academy Award .
So, no Porgy and Bess, or Centennial Summer or Song of the South. No Greed. No Around the World in 80 Days. No Great Ziegfeld.
This from a site called, Internet ArchiveIt is if you know where to look. I believe there could be copies available in Region 2 in some European countries. I actually saw it listed on Amazon. I am sure not an official one though.