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Olll for DVD releases by TCM: WHERE IS NOVARRO'S BEN HUR???


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OK, so I'm new here and all....

 

So, the 1926 version of BEN HUR with Ramon Novarro is considered to be a classic, and Turner owns the rights to it.

 

SO WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE IT ON DVD???

 

I was highly disappointed to see it was passed over in lieu of filns such as Tatum O'Neil's 'International Velvet'... come ON, people!

 

I've been waiting to see justice done to this beautiful piece of cinema for a long long time now!

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> OK, so I'm new here and all....

>

> So, the 1926 version of BEN HUR with Ramon Novarro is

> considered to be a classic, and Turner owns the

> rights to it.

>

> SO WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE IT ON DVD???

>

> I was highly disappointed to see it was passed over

> in lieu of filns such as Tatum O'Neil's

> 'International Velvet'... come ON, people!

>

> I've been waiting to see justice done to this

> beautiful piece of cinema for a long long time now!

 

Do you really think that silent film is a classic?

As I recall it had a couple are bare-breasted women in a parade honoring Novarro"s chariot victory.

Thay's probably why turner classic movies isn't going to release it in DVD format.

 

keep hoping!!!

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Very good question!

 

I would have thought that either TCM or the Museum of Modern Art or the Film Forum in New York would have had a film festival to show his films when the excellent biography of Ramon Novarro was published about a year and a half ago. But there was nothing - and based on the biography, good copies of his silent films and his early talkie movies do still exist.

 

TCM should issue one of those collector packages of his films, like they did with Lon Chaney last year. I would buy it!

 

 

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> Very good question!

>

> I would have thought that either TCM or the Museum of

> Modern Art or the Film Forum in New York would have

> had a film festival to show his films when the

> excellent biography of Ramon Novarro was published

> about a year and a half ago. But there was nothing -

> and based on the biography, good copies of his silent

> films and his early talkie movies do still exist.

>

> TCM should issue one of those collector packages of

> his films, like they did with Lon Chaney last year. I

> would buy it!

>

 

That is not the point.

 

Today's society is very conservative. A silent movie that even hints of sex in a fleeting manner will not be show, even if it is available.

Besides, Charlton Heston's Ben-Hur is more pleasing to today's audience,and he was the "god" of the NRA.

Keep Hoping!!!

 

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