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DECEMBER FOX TITLES ON DVD-R

 

?Iceland (1942) - Sonja Henie, John Payne, Jack Oakie

?Thin Ice (1937) - Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power

?Wintertime (1943) - Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero

?You Can't Have Everything (1937) - Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, Don Ameche, Tony Martin

?Young America (1932) - Spencer Tracy, Doris Kenyon, Ralph Bellamy

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?Young America (1932) - Spencer Tracy, Doris Kenyon, Ralph Bellamy

 

Another early thirties film and directed by Frank Borzage.

(I also picked up their recent Tracy offering from the same year, Me and My Gal - that one directed by Raoul Walsh).

 

This is somewhat of a double-dip - previously available as part of The Murnau, Borzage and Fox box set.

 

Edited by: farnsbarns on Nov 27, 2013 5:13 AM

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Upcoming DVD-R titles:

 

GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS, Alice Faye

LOVE THAT BRUTE, Paul Douglas, Jean Peters

MY LUCKY STAR, Sonja Henie, Richard Greene

THUNDER IN THE VALLEY, Lon McAllister

 

Edited by: Edgecliff on Dec 13, 2013 2:28 PM

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More FOX DVD-R:

 

ONE IN A MILLION, Sonja Henie

HAPPY LANDING, Sonja Henie

BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF, Robert Wagner.

(Previously available only in PD versions, FOX as reported will release this one anamorphically and not pan and scan.

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20th Century Fox is adding 14 more classic to their Fox Cinema Archives MOD DVD-R line-up. *In Love and War (1958),* *Island in the Sky (1938), and The Glory Brigade (1953) are available now. Danger: Love at Work (1937), Home in Indiana (1944), and City of Bad Men (1953) arrive on 1/28. Pride of St. Louis (1952) and Follow the Sun (1951) follow on 2/4. Five Fingers (1952) and The Great Profile (1940) are due on 2/11. Margin for Error (1943) and Mother* *Wore Tights (1947) are expected on 2/18. And Wild on the Beach (1965) and Sing, Baby, Sing (1936) round things out on 2/25.*

 

Best of the bunch are FIVE FINGERS and MOTHER WORE TIGHTS

 

Edited by: Edgecliff on Jan 25, 2014 12:47 AM

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Great news for the release of SING BABY SING. It was an early Alice Faye vehicle, and quite funny comedy. It gained a historical footnote in that the then unknown Tyrone Power was cast as the leading man, but then removed when the studio wanted a "name" actor, Michael Whalen.

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APRIL RELEASES:

 

 

*Dante's Inferno* (1935), starring Spencer Tracy and Claire Trevor.

 

Two Biblical epics: *Esther and the King* (1960) starring Joan Collins and Richard Egan and *Sodom and Gomorrah* (1962) starring Stewart Granger and Pier Angeli. While it has not been confirmed, the latter two are likely pan and scan.

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Amazon is having a sale on select older FOX ARCHIVE titles for $12.99 as of 4/30.  Not sure how long this sale will go on.  Titles I bought include MOTHER WORE TIGHTS, BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF and SING, BABY SING.

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Thanks for mentioning the Amazon sale. I picked up:

 

36 hours to kill   
cardinal richelieu 
career woman   

thanks a million

gay deception

 

Somebody on DVD bargain forum said to wait for the 50% off Fox Connect sale, but I don't recall these Cinema Archive discs being any cheaper than this.

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More new releases coming

 

3 Technicolor drama's

 

THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE (1956) - Van Johnson, Joseph Cotton, Ruth Roman

MARYLAND (1940) - Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter

WOMAN'S WORLD(1954) - Clifton Webb, June Allyson, Van Heflin, Lauren Bacall, Fred MacMurray, Arlene Dahl, Cornel Wilde

 

The two films from the 1950s are widescreen. Its up in the air if these will be released as pan and scan. FOX has been pretty inconsistent with their releases.

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More new releases coming

 

3 Technicolor drama's

 

THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE (1956) - Van Johnson, Joseph Cotton, Ruth Roman

MARYLAND (1940) - Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter

WOMAN'S WORLD(1954) - Clifton Webb, June Allyson, Van Heflin, Lauren Bacall, Fred MacMurray, Arlene Dahl, Cornel Wilde

 

The two films from the 1950s are widescreen. Its up in the air if these will be released as pan and scan. FOX has been pretty inconsistent with their releases.

Any word on whether WOMAN'S WORLD is widescreen rather than pan-and-scan?  I like the movie a lot and would be glad to get a good DVD of it.

 

The print that FMC has shown, which I've recorded, is widescreen, so such a print is actually available -- did they use it for this DVD?

 

The description on Amazon seems a bit confusing: "Shown in 4:3 letterbox format using the highest quality source material available."  Saying "4:3" suggests pan-and-scan, but adding "letterbox" suggests widescreen.

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Yes, I am afraid WOMAN'S WORLD will be non-anamorphic.  I love the film and bought it anyways.  Better than pan and scan.  FOX could care less unfortunately. Unless TWILIGHT TIME picks this one up for letterbox.  I was amazed at the beautiful BENEATH THE 12 MILE print was in letterbox. 

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More new releases (Basically 'B' films that have vanished from TV airings.)

 

 

•THE COWBOY AND THE BLONDE (1941) - Mary Beth Hughes, George Montgomery

•HERE COMES TROUBLE (1936) - Paul Kelly, Arline Judge

•I WAS AN ADVENTURESS (1940) - Vera Zorina, Richard Greene

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More new releases (Basically 'B' films that have vanished from TV airings.)•THE COWBOY AND THE BLONDE (1941) - Mary Beth Hughes, George Montgomery•HERE COMES TROUBLE (1936) - Paul Kelly, Arline Judge•I WAS AN ADVENTURESS (1940) - Vera Zorina, Richard Greene

The first two are B films, but IWAA was an A film, if an unheralded programmer. About a ballerina (Vera Zorina, natch) trying to break away from the thieves she had fallen with, once she married socially prominent Richard Greene. With a cast that includes Peter Lorre and Erich Von Stroheim, it is quite fun. Both it and TCATB have been on Fox Movie Channel fairly recently.

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MORE NEW TITLES:

 

THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI (1934) stars Constance Bennett and Frederic March

 

EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT NIGHT (1939) stars Sonia Henie and Ray Milland

 

FIVE OF A KIND (1938), starS Canada's famed Dionne Quintuplet

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