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Old 05-26-05, 06:43 AM
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They seem to have cut back on the extras with the August releases (no commentaries, no Biography episodes, ...). I wonder if this is being done to save money. Oh, well, as long as the transfers are done properly, I won't complain.
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Old 07-20-05, 04:55 PM
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Reviews indicate commentaries have been included on 2 of the releases in the latest wave:

"Man in the Grey Flannel Suit" extras:

commentary by author James Monaco
Movietone Newsreel - 1956 Premiere
Still Gallery
Restoration Comparison
Movie Trailer

"Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte" extras:

commentary by DVD Savant Glenn Erickson
teaser and theatrical trailers
TV spots

"In Old Chicago" extras:

Roadshow (111 minutes) version
Theatrical (95 minutes) version
A&E Biography - Don Ameche (44 min)
Movietone Newsreels - Hollywood Spotlight, Hollywood Spotlight 2, Along Broadway, Chicago (total length about 5 minutes)

Nice to see that for the most part, Fox is continuing to offer commentaries. I will still be getting "In Old Chicago."
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Old 08-07-05, 02:02 AM
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November Releases

Looks like the next three titles in the series are:

The Rains Came (1939)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...054521-7244063

Two for the Road (1967)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...054521-7244063

and

Orchestra Wives

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd

available November 1....
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Gregory Peck rules. I'm getting The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. And Bette Davis was a pretty ugly chick. Was she supposed to be pretty?
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Old 08-07-05, 04:18 AM
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And Bette Davis was a pretty ugly chick. Was she supposed to be pretty?
Not in Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

You should check out some of her '30s work sometime. Hubba, hubba.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
...Bette Davis was a pretty ugly chick. Was she supposed to be pretty?
Check her out in The Petrified Forest (a GREAT movie, by the way). She was VERY pretty back then. She did not, however, age well at all...

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What is the status on A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?

I'm asking this for my older brother since he loved this movie. Cameron's big August list show that is suppose to come out on August 9, but Amazon does not show that coming out on that date. So what the deal then? My brother really what this badly.
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Originally Posted by js097
Looks like the next three titles in the series are... The Rains Came (1939)... Two for the Road (1967)... and Orchestra Wives.
Ah yes, those beloved classics.

C'mon Fox, are you kidding me? How about some Frank Borzage? Some John Ford? Some Frank Tashlin? You know, some actual classics?
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Old 08-07-05, 09:03 PM
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Ah yes, those beloved classics.

C'mon Fox, are you kidding me? How about some Frank Borzage? Some John Ford? Some Frank Tashlin? You know, some actual classics?
Amen. Fox continues to underwhelm.

I love Charlotte as much as anyone, but it's not a "classic" in the sense most people would define it.
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Old 08-07-05, 11:27 PM
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I love Charlotte as much as anyone, but it's not a "classic" in the sense most people would define it.
I disagree. In Old Chicago is the only questionable choice in this wave.
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Old 08-07-05, 11:48 PM
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Amen. Fox continues to underwhelm.

I love Charlotte as much as anyone, but it's not a "classic" in the sense most people would define it.
It's totally a camp classic.
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Old 08-07-05, 11:49 PM
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I am glad to see Fox releasing some of its classic musicals - and though "Orchestra Wives" was not high on my list - one of the extras is a commentary by two surviving cast members. Rare these days for anything made before 1950, and enough of an incentive that I may pick it up.

Now if they would only release a Sonja Henie musical!
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Old 11-04-05, 09:58 PM
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this thread really needs an update...

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Old 02-12-06, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by dom56
What is the status on A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?

I'm asking this for my older brother since he loved this movie. Cameron's big August list show that is suppose to come out on August 9, but Amazon does not show that coming out on that date. So what the deal then? My brother really what this badly.
Any word on this title and the other(s) that was soppose to be released?
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Old 02-12-06, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by darkhawk
Any word on this title and the other(s) that was soppose to be released?
Has this line been replaced by the Fox "Cinema Classics Collection"?
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Originally Posted by LorenzoL
Has this line been replaced by the Fox "Cinema Classics Collection"?
Yes.
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Old 02-22-06, 06:12 PM
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So they released 37 titles plus Sunrise. Is the Cinema Classics Collection also numbered?
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Originally Posted by chente
So they released 37 titles plus Sunrise. Is the Cinema Classics Collection also numbered?

not numbered...
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Old 04-21-06, 01:19 PM
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It doesn't look like the Fox Studio Classics has been replaced by the Fox Cinema Classics Collection after all.

Being released July 11 2006 as part of the Studio Classics line are:

The Black Swan
The Keys of the Kingdom
The River’s Edge

Source: http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=61294
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Old 08-01-06, 11:52 AM
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Does anyone know if "The Barbarian and The Geisha (1959)" is getting the Fox Studio Classics treatment? I believe the film has been released in the R2 format recently...
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From davisdvd.com:

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced a trio of new titles - starring Doris Day - coming under their "Fox Studio Classics" line.



Due on January 30th, 2007 are Caprice, Do Not Disturb and Move Over Darling. Caprice will include featurettes "Decoding Doris Day," "Double-Oh Doris," "The Caprice Look: Conversation With William Creber;" Do Not Disturb features "Taylor Made: A Look Back With Rod Taylor," "The Extra Prince: Mike Romanoff," "The Music Man: Mort Garson;" Move Over Darling includes "Remaking Something's Got To Give," "Doris Vs. Marilyn," "The Amazing Road To 'Move Over Darling.'" All three also include 2.35:1 anamorphic transfers, Dolby Digital Stereo tracks, restoration comparisons and trailers. Retail is $19.98 each.
http://www.davisdvd.com/news/news.html
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Old 12-04-06, 02:29 PM
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That Move Over Darling DVD seems to have some interesting extra features.
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Old 12-07-06, 08:15 AM
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Davisdvd.com seems to have mistaken in the labeling of this releases. According to DVDEmpire and DVDTimes.co.uk, these DVDs are part of the Fox Cinema Classics collection, no the Studio Classics.

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=63450
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So, what's the difference between a Studio Classic and a Cinema Classic? I thought they just re-branded until they released 3 more Studio Classics earlier this year.
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