SONY Screen Classics By Request
Posted 26 December 2010 - 06:45 PM
i just discovered they have Storm Center with Bette Davis and Kim Hunter. i would say take a look and point out anything new that interests you. also send them some feedback that it doesn't really help for them to release new movies if nobody even knows about them.
Posted 24 November 2010 - 08:52 PM
Assignment: Paris (1952)
Battle of Rogue River (1954)
The Black Dakotas (1954)
The Gun That Won the West (1955)
Jungle Man-Eaters (1954)
The Nevadan (1950)
Psyche 59 (1964)
Return to Warbow (1958)
Streets of Ghost Town (1950)
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
The Swordsman (1948)
X, Y and Zee (1972)
Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:40 AM
The others of interest Fragment of Fear and the 27th Day I plan to rent from ClassicFlix ..in fact I opened an account with them so I will rent a lot of the studios Archives from here on out if there is a title that Im not sure about
Some titles I suspect I will enjoy very much and get them when they are discounted while the ones I need to be certain if its a 'keeper' I will rent out and give it shot that way
Posted 16 November 2010 - 01:32 PM
I degrade Attenborough's performance compared to others by him (MORNING DEPARTURE gets my favorite status, and BRIGHTON ROCK is up there, too) but his real-life character seems to have been much like Atten's portrayal - meek, milquotoast-ish, pretty darned weird.
The film's construction of events gets a good recommendation - taking us into the murder-house, then recounting the story, finally recounting the discovery afterwards.
Are you familiar with SOMETHING WILD (1961 with Carroll Baker and Ralph Meeker)? That film upsets me on so many levels, makes me totally uncomfortable watching it - and that's probably part of their good purpose. RILLINGTON PLACE has the same sort of "I feel dirty after seeing this" kind of effect. I want to say, "This is an unpleasant film" as if some films about killers are great and joyful exercises. They shouldn't be. But still, RILLINGTON is unpleasant for me.
It's hard to recommend that kind of experience onto someone, but I can say we bought the Brit DVD years ago and we'll get the Region-1 release soon.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 06:45 PM
> New titles:
> 40 Carats (1973)
> Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
> Everything's Ducky (1961)
> Idol on Parade (1959)
> Ladies in Retirement (1941)
> Mark of the Gorilla (1950)
> No Sex Please, We're British (1973)
> Screaming Mimi (1958)
> The Wrong Box (1966)
> The Deadly Affair (1966)
Couple of my favorites on that list.
THE WRONG BOX is a marvelous comedy awash in mid-1960's style Victoriana, with a great cast ? Michael Caine, John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Peter Sellers as a drunken doctor in a room full of cats has only two scenes, but hysterically funny ones. The whole film, though, is stolen by Wilfred Lawson as the oldest, dottiest butler ever.
IDOL ON PARADE marks the first time Anthony Newley sang in a film, playing a pop singer drafted into the army. (His character, Jeep Jackson, specializes in rock-a-billy, which was especially popular in England at that time. Even the Beatles credit Buddy Holly and Gene Vincent as their influences.) Jackson's Irish drill sergent is played by William Bendix and his long-suffering CO is the wonderful Lionel Jeffries. The film's four songs were released on an EP and, much to the surprise of the producers, the ballad, "I've Waited So Long" went to #1 on the UK pop charts and overnight, Newley became a recording artist.
Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:17 AM
40 Carats (1973)
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Everything's Ducky (1961)
Idol on Parade (1959)
Ladies in Retirement (1941)
Mark of the Gorilla (1950)
No Sex Please, We're British (1973)
Screaming Mimi (1958)
The Wrong Box (1966)
The Deadly Affair (1966)
Posted 18 September 2010 - 11:35 PM
The only ones that might be of interest to me are Fragment of Fear, 10 Billington Place and the 27th Day
None of them I have seen and I am not sure if I want to spend any more $$ on even more obscure titles than Warner Archive..at least with Warner I know my tastes and I rarely buy one I dislike but Sony's titles are all unknown to me
Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:37 PM
Word has it that FOX will be starting some sort of an MOD release plan beginning January. They have so many titles yet to be released, I hope this is true. I have very little interest in most of the announced upcoming Columbia titles.
Edited by: Edgecliff on Sep 14, 2010 3:40 PM
Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:54 PM
As a followup apparently there are some glitches on the site and they will be corrected shortly.
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