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Yup, Dunkirk (1958) staring John Mills, great film, it kicks the pants of the new version. I have the UK release, I'm glad the Americans are getting a Blu-ray release.
I also have the UK version and what a great looking picture. Like the film more than the recent remake.
 

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Have the UK Blu-ray releases of Passport to Pimlico and The Titfield Thunderbolt and they look fine. I have a feeling that the US versions will look the same.
 
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I’ve picked up the UK versions of Dunkirk and The Colditz Story but Im in for all the other WW2 films, Titfield, and Passport to Pimlico
 

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Nice to see some Ealing Studios minor classics here.
 

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Excellent news, but the one I really want is THE MAGGIE, one of the Alexander Mackendrick titles so far only available from UK in Region B-locked editions.
 
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I’ve picked up the UK versions of Dunkirk and The Colditz Story but Im in for all the other WW2 films, Titfield, and Passport to Pimlico
Excellent news, but the one I really want is THE MAGGIE, one of the Alexander Mackendrick titles so far only available from UK in Region B-locked editions.
The Ealing titles seem to be complicated, rights-wise, in North America. Kino has a relationship with StudioCanal for some titles (Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob, and The Man in the White Suit), Lionsgate issued The Ladykillers, and now we have Film Movement with these two titles. The initial VHS release of Passport to Pimlico was handled by Prism Home Entertainment [remember that label?], while the others were handled mostly [I think] by Thorn EMI in North America. Wouldn't it be nice if just one label would licence from SC? As for The Maggie, it was originally released in North America by Universal. I doubt they hold any residual rights in North America.
 
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The Ealing titles seem to be complicated, rights-wise, in North America. Kino has a relationship with StudioCanal for some titles (Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob, and The Man in the White Suit), Lionsgate issued The Ladykillers, and now we have Film Movement with these two titles. The initial VHS release of Passport to Pimlico was handled by Prism Home Entertainment [remember that label?], while the others were handled mostly [I think] by Thorn EMI in North America. Wouldn't it be nice if just one label would licence from SC? As for The Maggie, it was originally released in North America by Universal. I doubt they hold any residual rights in North America.
Thanks for this info. Universal I am sure only had distribution rights, and probably have no current hold on this title.
 

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Very happy to hear of these releases from Film Movement! With Fritz Lang's The Indian Epic coming this December and Dona Flor and Her Two husbands coming around August 2020, Film Movement has joined the ranks of Kino-Lorber, Cohen Media, and Criterion as my favorite home media distributors.
 
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Also arriving February 18 is the double feature WHISKY GALORE! and THE MAGGIE,

was posted on "the other site" just for your info, it's a single disc

and from Film Movements own site

Whisky Galore! & The Maggie double-feature
Directed by Alexander Mackendrick
Alexander Mackendrick
Film Movement Classics
1949
175 Minutes
United Kingdom
English
Comedy, Classics

February 18, 2020, is THE ALASTAIR SIM BLU-RAY COLLECTOR'S SET
This specially-curated set includes HUE AND CRY (1947, 82 minutes), LAUGHTER IN PARADISE (1951, 93 minutes), THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN'S (1954, 90 minutes) and SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS (1960, 94 minutes).
 
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Also arriving February 18 is the double feature WHISKY GALORE! and THE MAGGIE,

was posted on "the other site" just for your info, it's a single disc

and from Film Movements own site

Whisky Galore! & The Maggie double-feature
Directed by Alexander Mackendrick
Alexander Mackendrick
Film Movement Classics
1949
175 Minutes
United Kingdom
English
Comedy, Classics

February 18, 2020, is THE ALASTAIR SIM BLU-RAY COLLECTOR'S SET
This specially-curated set includes HUE AND CRY (1947, 82 minutes), LAUGHTER IN PARADISE (1951, 93 minutes), THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN'S (1954, 90 minutes) and SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS (1960, 94 minutes).
Excellent news -- thanks for the report.
 
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Have the new release of The Titfield Thunderbolt and did a quick a/b comparison to the UK 2013 release. Both have the same picture and sound so no difference and that's a good thing because the film looks good showing the British country side. The nice thing about the new release is it comes with a 6 page booklet with text and pictures.
 

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When is Dunkirk going to be released here in the states? I'd really like that one. Isn't Dam Busters part of that list as well?

EDIT - never mind, it helps to read the original post. Duh... So March 10 will be a good day.
 

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It appears that the collection of five British WWII films has been delayed indefinitely.
 

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I'm sure they'll be a lot of delays as the world slowly grinds to a halt.
 

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It appears that the collection of five British WWII films has been delayed indefinitely.
Nobody has it in-stock though it's still listed on different sites. What's really strange is that four of the movies in this set are available in HD digital on iTunes for $6.99 each. The only one not available is "The Dam Busters". I have that title on 2018 5-disc Blu-ray set. Also, I already had "Dunkirk" on 2017 Blu-ray as well as on iTunes in HD.

So I ended up buying the other three titles on iTunes and I sampled each of them and they all had Film Movement listed in their before credits. Furthermore, there is another HD digital available for "Dunkirk" which without a doubt has Film Movement listed in their before credits too. My HD digital that I bought back in 2017, for $4.99 is no longer available to purchase. It's still available for me to watch from my iTunes library. I've seen that before with other titles like "The Big Clock". It was released digitally a second time on iTunes after Arrow released the 2019 Blu-ray. The difference is that there must be a digital rights issue with that Arrow digital as iTunes pulled it very quickly so you can't purchase it any longer. However, I still have both HD digital releases in my iTunes library to watch if I wanted to do so.

One more thing, those four movies looked damn good on iTunes.
 
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I have been ordering directly from FILM MOVEMENT and their service is excellent. Received the set of 5 war films (THEIR FINEST HOUR), and the Sim's collection is in the mail.
 
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I have been ordering directly from FILM MOVEMENT and their service is excellent. Received the set of 5 war films (THEIR FINEST HOUR), and the Sim's collection is in the mail.
I'm thinking of canceling my Amazon order and then turn around and either ordering from film movement if you do a quick internet search you can actually find places that have this in stock other places seem to be back ordered on this set. The difference is being price point, depending on the site that you look on for it.