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Old 08-06-10, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Preterite View Post
SOLD!

It's "Caligari", btw, though I'd happily pay double to see "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligula"!
Thanks, changed it... I'm definitely in for set 16 and 18 hoping they make it to Target.

It's odd they'd include just the last Planet of the Apes movie since that series is so epic, like reading just the last chapter of a novel.

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While we are on the topic, any more of the titles not the best release available (the aforementioned Can-Can, An Affair to Remember)? Anyone have already done the research and have the info handy?
The only research I done is breaking them down and checking to see what ratings Maltin gave and which were Ebert's greatest. I have it on an Excel spreadsheet but I'll try to post it on here. Not sure how formatting will work though. I personally look forward to Classic Quad Set 15 for the two silent shorts.

Classic Quad Set 01 - Studio Classics
Anna and the King of Siam 1946 John Cromwell 3.5
Can-Can 1960 Walter Lang 2.5
Daddy Long Legs 1955 Jean Negulesco 2.5
Star! 1968 Robert Wise 2.5
A&E Biography - Anna and the King: The Real Story of Anna Leonowens 1998 Steven Smith

Classic Quad Set 02 - Studio Classics
An Affair to Remember 1957 Leo McCarey 2.5
Leave Her to Heaven 1945 John M. Stahl 3
A Letter to Three Wives 1949 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 4
Peyton Place 1957 Mark Robson 3.5
AMBC Backstory - An Affair to Remember 2001 Michele Farinola
A&E Biography - Linda Darnell: Hollywood's Fallen Angel 1999 Hilary Atkin

Classic Quad Set 03 - Studio Classics
Anna Karenina 1948 Julie Duvivier 2.5
A Farewell to Arms 1957 Charles Vidor 2.5
Les Miserables 1935 Richard Boleslawski 3.5
Les Miersables 1952 Lewis Milestone 3
The Sun Also Rises 1957 Henry King 3

Classic Quad Set 04 - Studio Classics
The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965 Carol Reed 2.5
Bible…In the Beginning, The 1966 John Huston 0
Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 Delmer Daves 2.5
The Robe 1953 Henry Koster 2.5

Classic Quad Set 05 - Studio Classics
Francis of Assisi 1961 Michael Curtiz 2.5
The Gospel Road 1973 Robert Elfstrom 2.5
A Man Called Peter 1955 Henry Koster 3
The Song of Bernadette 1943 Henry King 4
A&E Biography - Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady 2001 Lawrence Williams

Classic Quad Set 06 - Studio Classics
Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 Henry Levin 3
Little Miss Broadway 1938 Irving Cummings 2
My Friend Flicka 1943 Harold D. Schuster 3
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines 1965 Ken Annakin 3

Classic Quad Set 07 - Studio Classics
Anastasia 1956 Anatole Litvak 4
Gentleman's Agreement 1947 Elia Kazan 3
The Ox-Bow Incident 1943 William A. Wellman 4
The Snake Pit 1948 Lee Schneider 3.5
A&E Biography - Anastasia: Her True Story 1997 Michele Farinola
AMC Backstory - Gentlemen's Agreement 2001 Mimi Freedman
A&E Biography - Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero 1997

Classic Quad Set 08 - Studio Classics
Black Widow 1954 Nunnaly Johnson 2
Call Northside 777 1948 Henry Hathaway 3.5
Dangerous Crossing 1953 Joseph M. Newman 2.5
Laura 1944 Otto Preminger 4
A&E Biography: Gene Tierney: A Shattered Portrait 1999 Rouben Mamoulian
A&E Biography - Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain 2000 Steven Smith

Classic Quad Set 09 - Studio Classics
All About Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 4
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970 Russ Meyer 3
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958 Mark Robson 3
Valley of the Dolls 1967 Michele Farinola 0
AMC Backstory - All About Eve Documentary 2001 Mimi Freedman
Aboe, Beneath and Beyond the Valley 2006
Look On Up at the Bottom 2006
The Best of Beyond 2006
Sex, Drugs, Music and Murder 2006
AMC Backstory - Valley of the Dolls 2001
The Dish on Dolls 2006
Divine Ms. Susann 2006
Gotta Get Off this Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes 2006
Jacqueline Susann and the Valley of the Dolls 1968

Classic Quad Set 10 - Studio Classics

Classic Quad Set 11 - Studio Classics
The Blue Max 1966 John Guillermin 2.5
The Desert Fox 1951 Henry Hathaway 3
Immortal Sergeant 1943 John M. Stahl 2.5
Sink the Bismarck! 1960 Lewis Gilbert 3

Classic Quad Set 12 - Studio Classics
The Desert Rats 1953 Robert Wise 3
Twelve O'Clock High 1949 Henry King 4
Von Ryan's Express 1965 Mark Robson 3
The Young Lions 1958 Edward Dmytryk 3.5

Classic Quad Set 13 - Studio Classics
On the Avenue 1937 Roy Del Ruth 3
Pin Up Girl 1944 H. Bruce Humberstone 2.5
Something For the Boys 1944 Lewis Seiler 2.5
You're in the Navy Now 1951 Henry Hathaway 2

Classic Quad Set 14 - Studio Classics
Desk Set 1957 Walter Lang 3.5
Hollywood Cavalcade 1939 Irving Cummings 2.5
How to Steal a Million 1966 Malcom St. Clair 3
I Was a Male War Bride 1949 Buster Keaton 3
A&E Biography - Audrey Hepburn: The Fairest Lady 1997 William Wyler

Classic Quad Set 15 - Studio Classics
Move Over, Darling 1963 Michael Gordon 2.5
O.Henry's Full House 1952 Henry Hathaway 2.5
On the Riviera 1951 Howard Hawks 3
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! 1958 Henry King 2.5
Amazing Road to 'Move Over Darling' 2007 Henry Koster
Conversation with Polly Bergen 2007 Jean Negulesco
Doris Day vs. Marilyn Monroe 2007 Walter Lang
Girls 1927 Leo McCarey
A Man About Town 1927 John Cork

Classic Quad Set 16 - Studio Classics
The Alligator People 1959 Roy Del Ruth 2.5
The Cabinet of Caligari 1962 Roger Kay 2.5
The Fly 1958 Kurt Neumann 3
House of the Damned 1963 Maury Dexter

Classic Quad Set 17 - Studio Classics
Fantastic Voyage 1966 Richard Fleischer 3.5
The Lost World 1960 Irwin Allen 2
The Towering Inferno 1975 John Guillermin 2.5
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 3

Classic Quad Set 18 - Studio Classics
Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973 J. Lee Thompson 2
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 Robert Wise 4
The Neptune Factor: An Undersea Odyssey 1973 Daniel Petrie 2
The Poseidon Adventure 1972 Ronald Neame 3
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Old 08-25-10, 05:30 PM
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Re: Target - 20th Century Fox Classics 4 discs sets 9.99

Has anyone seen the new sets at their Target? Should be around this time, the next round of releases should be at Target right? I really want #14 and #15 (esp. for the silent films).
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Re: Target - 20th Century Fox Classics 4 discs sets 9.99

^The highest set# here is 12. I checked today as I'm also waiting for #14 & #15... But just which films do you think are silent on these 2 sets? They are all "talkies".
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Originally Posted by BobO'Link View Post
^The highest set# here is 12. I checked today as I'm also waiting for #14 & #15... But just which films do you think are silent on these 2 sets? They are all "talkies".
#15 comes with..

Girls 1927 Leo McCarey
A Man About Town 1927 John Cork

Not sure if they are films or shorts.... but I am guessing these two are silent since they are from 1927.

UPDATE: These two came with the original release of "Full House" and are indeed silent and have no accompanying music.
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^Ahhh... bonus features. Didn't even catch those...

"A Man About Town" is a one-reeler with Stan Laurel.

"Girls" (actually "Why Girls say No") is a two-reeler with Oliver Hardy.

Both based on O Henry stories.

I'd rather have those 2 shorts than the film they come with!
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Old 08-27-10, 01:16 PM
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Re: Target - 20th Century Fox Classics 4 discs sets 9.99

Can anyone tell me if the Von Ryan's Express is from the 2 disc release with better picture or the previous single dvd release?
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^Based on the "special features" listed for the 2 disc version what is on the "Classics" set is the original 1 disc version.

Audio: Mono *or* Stereo English, Mono French
Special Features: Theatrical Trailer

The 2 disc version has a commentary on one track - this does not.

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Old 09-26-10, 10:38 PM
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Hi guys,

Any new sightings for the latest sets 13-16 at your stores?
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Re: Target - 20th Century Fox Classics 4 discs sets 9.99

Does anyone else have a local TARGET that never got ANY of these in stock? For whatever reason, the big Target in Burbank, CA, has yet to get a single volume of these for sale. I checked all the neighboring Target stores in SoCal and they all had at least some of these, but not the Burbank one. Why?
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Does anyone else have a local TARGET that never got ANY of these in stock? For whatever reason, the big Target in Burbank, CA, has yet to get a single volume of these for sale. I checked all the neighboring Target stores in SoCal and they all had at least some of these, but not the Burbank one. Why?
I have a smaller Target store nearby that never got any of these. I've even checked for the shelf tag, but to my surprise-NOTHING. I've checked pretty much all over the store because as I've seen in the past, they put DVDs in multiple locations throughout the store (front end, back in electronics, in with books (which is usually near the electronics in this store), seasonal, toys, etc.)

I have decided to quit wasting my time with TARGET and take my business elsewhere.
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Any new sightings for the latest sets 13-16 at your stores?
None at my two targets
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Re: Target - 20th Century Fox Classics 4 discs sets 9.99

these are all 19.99 at my Targets!!
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Re: Target - 20th Century Fox Classics 4 discs sets 9.99

Nothing past #12 here, but they're still $9.99/ea.
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Re: Target - 20th Century Fox Classics 4 discs sets 9.99

I've been through five stores this week and I saw no new Quad Classic titles.
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Set 17 - Fantastic Voyage / Sir Alfred Conan Doyle's The Lost World / The Towering Inferno / Irwin Allen's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Of course, we all remember Sir Alfred Conan Doyle, evil twin of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Alfred liked to take credit for "The Lost World," but it was really his last release, "Sherlock Holmes and the Wombat of Doom," that got him kicked out of the family.
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Of course, we all remember Sir Alfred Conan Doyle, evil twin of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Alfred liked to take credit for "The Lost World," but it was really his last release, "Sherlock Holmes and the Wombat of Doom," that got him kicked out of the family.
And that damn story about the Giant Rat of Sumatra that was hinted at but never written because it was written as an late Victorian 'fancypants' porn novel.

So far nothing at my Targets, but I'll check tomorrow.
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All of the new titles have arrived at my Target. I picked up 12 and 13. It appears that they filtered out the older sets, so if you haven't got your hands on sets 1-11 you might want to pick those up quickly.

Additionally, they updated their stock of the TCM Greatest Film collections. Hammer Horror and the Gangster sets were in, as well as some that my particular Target didn't previously carry (Best Picture Winners).
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Additionally, they updated their stock of the TCM Greatest Film collections. Hammer Horror and the Gangster sets were in, as well as some that my particular Target didn't previously carry (Best Picture Winners).
Is the pricing special on the TCM's?
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^Not here. Actually a bit high IMHO - $15-$18 depending on the title. Many of those are currently part of the DD "autumn sale" and can be had for under $10/each.

The store here *finally* got the rest of the Fox 75th Classic Quad sets and they have *all* sets in stock. I had to hunt a bit as they moved them *again*... but it was worth it as I picked up the last couple in which I had interest.
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At the Target in Henderson NV I saw the following for $9.99

Classic Quad Set 13 - Studio Classics
On the Avenue 1937 Roy Del Ruth 3
Pin Up Girl 1944 H. Bruce Humberstone 2.5
Something For the Boys 1944 Lewis Seiler 2.5
You're in the Navy Now 1951 Henry Hathaway 2

Classic Quad Set 14 - Studio Classics
Desk Set 1957 Walter Lang 3.5
Hollywood Cavalcade 1939 Irving Cummings 2.5
How to Steal a Million 1966 Malcom St. Clair 3
I Was a Male War Bride 1949 Buster Keaton 3
A&E Biography - Audrey Hepburn: The Fairest Lady 1997 William Wyler

Classic Quad Set 15 - Studio Classics
Move Over, Darling 1963 Michael Gordon 2.5
O.Henry's Full House 1952 Henry Hathaway 2.5
On the Riviera 1951 Howard Hawks 3
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! 1958 Henry King 2.5
Amazing Road to 'Move Over Darling' 2007 Henry Koster
Conversation with Polly Bergen 2007 Jean Negulesco
Doris Day vs. Marilyn Monroe 2007 Walter Lang
Girls 1927 Leo McCarey
A Man About Town 1927 John Cork

Classic Quad Set 16 - Studio Classics
The Alligator People 1959 Roy Del Ruth 2.5
The Cabinet of Caligari 1962 Roger Kay 2.5
The Fly 1958 Kurt Neumann 3
House of the Damned 1963 Maury Dexter

Classic Quad Set 17 - Studio Classics
Fantastic Voyage 1966 Richard Fleischer 3.5
The Lost World 1960 Irwin Allen 2
The Towering Inferno 1975 John Guillermin 2.5
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 3

Classic Quad Set 18 - Studio Classics
Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973 J. Lee Thompson 2
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 Robert Wise 4
The Neptune Factor: An Undersea Odyssey 1973 Daniel Petrie 2
The Poseidon Adventure 1972 Ronald Neame 3

I purchased 14, 15, 16, and 17
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Is it just me or do others feel that the titles in Sets 17 & 18 just do not go together...

"The Neptune Factor" would fit better with #17 (Irwin Allen and similar) with "The Towering Inferno" going better with #18 (disaster). Even then, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" deserves much better company! And as has been mentioned, why include "Battle for the Planet of the Apes" at all? Fox has better "theme related" films to put in that slot.

In that "theme" vein I discovered that the first 3 "quads" are sort of "generic" with the other sets being themed waves with 3 releases for each wave:

Family friendly films timed to Easter
Dramas timed to Mother's Day
Westerns and war films timed to Father's Day (with set 10 MIA - was it the Westerns?)
Comedies in time for summer vacation
Sci-fi and horror films timed to Halloween (although I just don't see where "The Towering Inferno" or "The Poseidon Adventure" fit this theme)
A selection of collector's edition and gift box sets for the holidays.

I'm not sure if that last entry means another wave of holiday related quads or just new boxed sets of holiday films.
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Re: Target - 20th Century Fox Classics 4 discs sets 9.99

Stopped at my local Target (Central PA) this morning to pick up a few of these sets only to find that they've all been pulled from the shelves. Talked to one of the clerks, and he told me this happened within the past two weeks. He checked inventory on the sets I was interested in, and none were in the "back" of the store. He also checked stock at another local Target store, and came up with the same results. Just a "heads up" in case anyone has been hesitating (like me) because of title duplication. I don't know if this is indicative of all Target stores, but you might want to check your local store(s).
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The Target where I had previously bought two of these sets had NONE on the shelves on Friday. I was hoping to find some of those new ones. Bummer!
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Re: Target - 20th Century Fox Classics 4 discs sets 9.99

Stopped at my local Target this evening and they had a lot of empty dvd shelves but they did still have all of the first classics as well as the newest wave except for oddly enough set 18. There was only 1 or 2 copies of each set. I picked up set 15. Debated on set 16 as i wondered about the Alligator People. Also debated on set 14. Might have to go back in the next day or two. All sets were still 9.99.
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