Film Movement releases more Blu-ray classics starting this December

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  1. Billy Batson

    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.

  2. StarDestroyer52

    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

    Dick

    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.

  3. Stephen_J_H

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

  6. dana martin

    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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