Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews

Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -

Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD Talk

DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases

Thread Tools
Old 02-09-05, 04:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 626
whats the best version of His Girl Friday?

I recently saw His Girl Friday in a film course and absolutely loved it. I did a pricesearch for it and found there were about 8 different releases of it (i thought double-dipping was bad for films today!). Which version is the best?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-05, 04:20 PM   #2
DVD Talk Special Edition
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,682
The Columbia-TriStar version is pretty much universally agreed to be the best...and most expensive version... of His Girl Friday out in R1. The best way to get this one is through Columbia House (it's available as an enrollment title); otherwise, it's going to cost you around $20. Vidcaps available at the link below:
"Boy, this is the last time I listen to my penis for movie selection advice."
- Opening line of Brian Orndorf's DVD Talk review for Blonde and Blonder.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-05, 05:14 PM   #3
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lower Appalachia
Posts: 2,881
This is a public domain movie. Columbia was the original releasing studio. In some cases, if there is another production company involved, they can be the party responsible for renewing the copyright; this is what I understand happened with Penny Serenade, another public domain title, which was released through Columbia but produced by George Stevens's company. Stevens's company failed to renew the copyright in 1969 or whenever and the movie is now PD.

Does anyone know the story of why His Girl Friday is in the public domain?
Be careful what you don't wish for. You may not get it.
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:01 AM.

Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.