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The African Queen? 23 March 10

Old 01-11-10, 10:00 PM
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Though many people have problem said it and dozens more most likely will, I'll say it anyways: Excellent, and about damn time.
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Old 01-12-10, 10:06 AM
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Weird that they're putting the Lux Radio Theater production on its own "audio disc" and treating it like a major extra for the deluxe edition. Fox and Warners normally just throw them on the disc with the movie because they're a cheap and easy extra -- most of them have fallen out of copyright so there're no royalties involved.
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Old 01-12-10, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
Weird that they're putting the Lux Radio Theater production on its own "audio disc" and treating it like a major extra for the deluxe edition. Fox and Warners normally just throw them on the disc with the movie because they're a cheap and easy extra -- most of them have fallen out of copyright so there're no royalties involved.
Yeah, that's why I figure there's no real point in getting the deluxe version. If I really want to hear that, it can be found on any number of old time radio sites.
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
Weird that they're putting the Lux Radio Theater production on its own "audio disc" and treating it like a major extra for the deluxe edition. Fox and Warners normally just throw them on the disc with the movie because they're a cheap and easy extra -- most of them have fallen out of copyright so there're no royalties involved.
Yeah, I think Warner usually says "audio-only bonus" to reduce expectations
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Old 01-12-10, 12:17 PM
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Totally in for this! Now I'm crossing my fingers for Wings!
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Old 01-14-10, 02:29 AM
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

If anyone is wondering Greer Garson is Bogie's co-star on the LUX Boardcast.
Hepburn did very little work on the Radio.
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Great to have a formal announcement after so many rumors and delays. I'll be getting the disc-only BD version.
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Old 01-25-10, 01:24 PM
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

just to repeat the release date of this is 3/23/10, maybe a mod can change the titles of the thread.

Hope this date holds now, looks like it will at least be released very soon. This is up for pre-order at Columbia House now too.
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Old 02-11-10, 12:38 PM
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I can't wait, I remember going to the movies as a kid to see this flick!
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Old 02-11-10, 02:32 PM
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I noticed Oldies has a region 0 version I have never seen in their catalog before...you guys clearly follow this title's travels and probably already know of it but I thought the timing was funny.

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/2829FD.html
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Old 02-11-10, 03:09 PM
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

If anyone is paranoid like me this is going to be on TCM Sunday night. I don't care how close the release date is, I'm recording it and keeping it until I have a DVD in my hands.
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Old 03-23-10, 12:01 AM
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Re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Congratulations to NoirFan! His quip was quoted in the Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...1&hpv=national

At long last, 'The African Queen'

By Jen Chaney
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, March 26, 2010; 12:00 AM

More than five decades since its release in theaters, and after years of queries and complaints from classic movie buffs distressed by its absence from DVD, it has arrived. "The African Queen" -- John Huston's beloved 1951 adventure about a gin-tippling boat captain (Humphrey Bogart) and a prim missionary (Katherine Hepburn) careening down a Belgian Congo river on a barely stable boat -- finally makes its debut today on DVD ($19.99) and Blu-ray ($26.99).

The first, most obvious question: What the heck took so long? Or, as a fan once eloquently put it two years ago while posting one of the many incredulous comments found on online DVD message boards: "I can't believe that 'Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie' is available on DVD, but not 'African Queen.'

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Old 03-23-10, 07:54 AM
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Re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

congrats on being blind quoted

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I can't believe that Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie is available on DVD, but not African Queen.
How did they find this? Is the writer here on DVDTalk or did it pop up in a google search?
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Old 03-23-10, 08:23 AM
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DVDTalk is usually one of the first results in Google when one searches a film.
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Old 03-23-10, 09:27 AM
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Anyone buy this yet? If so post pictures. I'm really interested in the DVD collector set.
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Old 03-23-10, 09:34 AM
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So... If I go across the street, to Best Buy right now... It will actually be there? It's not a trick? Lucy *won't* pull the football away? It will actually be IN my hands??????
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Old 03-23-10, 09:46 AM
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BB has it listed as available. Limited availability for the collector set in stores though
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Old 03-23-10, 02:20 PM
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Re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

So, the 2nd disc in the limited set is just an audio disc? If so, I can skip that overpriced version and just get the 1 disc.

I'm surprised there isn't a review here at dvdtalk yet. Anyone actually have this?
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Re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

I was tempted, but didn't think the collectors box was worth double the price of the regular blu-ray.
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Re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Target had it in stock this morning.
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Re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

I has it i has it in mah hands and the studio can never take it away!
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Old 03-24-10, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by zombeaner View Post
Target had it in stock this morning.
How much was the Blu Ray at Target?
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How much was the Blu Ray at Target?
About $30 at my Target ($20 for the DVD).
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Old 03-25-10, 09:31 AM
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Re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Well I got the commemorative box blu-ray set the other day after trading in a few dvd's and a coupon I got it for around $30.
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Here's everything that comes in the box set. Sounds interesting - I'll get it:

Fully Restored using state-of-the-art restoration process

Includes all-new hour long “making of” feature with never-before-seen images and commentary

Collectible packaging highlighting Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn Second disc with the original Lux radio broadcast of The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Greer Garson (Audio CD)

Reproduction of Katharine Hepburn’s out-of-print published memoir: The Making of The African Queen or How I Went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind

Collectible Senitype®: a four film frame card illustrating the Technicolor® process

8 images inspired by original theatrical lobby cards
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