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Old 11-28-05, 10:52 PM
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Fox Cinema Classics ----> 1/10/06

From dvdtimes.co.uk:

Fox Cinema Classics Collection debuts in January

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of 3 titles for 10th January 2006 as part of their new “Cinema Classics Collection” range. Priced at $19.98 SRP each are...

Island in the Sun - Four different love affairs simultaneously wreak havoc in the lives of the inhabitants of a tropical paradise. A wealthy plantation owner plots murder when he suspects his wife of having an adulterous relationship. At the same time, his sister-in-law is drawn to his enemy, a dedicated black labor leader, and a governor's aide is torn over his scandalous affair with a native woman. Darling and exquisitely filmed on location, this rich romantic story with it's focus on race, passion and politics, was one of the most talked about films of its day.

Features include:
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English Dolby Surround
French & Spanish Mono
English & Spanish subtitles
Audio Commentary
Dorthy Dandridge: Little Girl Lost
Theatrical Trailer
Fox Flix: South Pacific & Carmen Jones

Pinky - Pinky (Jeanne Crain), a black woman who works as a nurse in Boston, finds she is able to "pass for white." Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiancé (William Lundigan) and returns home to Mississippi. There, she helps her ailing grandmother (Ethel Waters) by caring for her employer (Ethel Barrymore), an imperious plantation owner. When she names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment, triggering a sensational court trial.

Subject of landmark Supreme Court case in film censorship, this story about a mulatto woman's rights against prejudice, became itself, a battle for civil rights.

Features include:
1.33:1 Full Frame
English Stereo
English, French & Spanish Mono
English & Spanish Mono

Stormy Weather - Lena Horne plays a rising club singer in this jazzy musical. Cab Calloway, Fats Waller and Dooley Wilson co-star.

Features include:
1.33:1 Full Frame
English Mono & Stereo
English & Spanish subtitles
Commentary by Dr. Todd Boyd
Fox Flix: Daddy Long Legs & Call Me Madam

Artwork for each dvd here . All I can say is that those are one of the best covers Fox has ever done.
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Old 11-29-05, 01:47 AM
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kind of sad they appear to be retiring the studio classics line. Great value and usually nice production values. I wonder if the MSRP for the film noir series will also go up?
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The odd thing is, not only did Pinky (and Daddy Long Legs which is now one of the 'Marquee Musicals' line) appear in a flyer in the last batch of FSCs as being the next 'Studio Classics' releases, but Pinky is still on the FSC homepage as coming next - see here.
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Old 11-29-05, 07:48 AM
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I haven't seen Island In The Sun for many years, but I always think of it more as a camp classic than a genuine quality film, while the other two titles genuinely deserve to be called "classic". Looking forward to picked up all three.
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Old 11-29-05, 09:32 AM
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i posted the cover art at Warner to release a number of racially sensitive dvd's 01.10.06 last nite. here it is to keep it together.


Originally Posted by Cameron
fox is on board with Pinky, Stormy Weather and Island in the Sun

and original cover art is coming



i could have swore that these had their own thread, but i couldn't find it. feel free to link me if so. someone asked for stormy weather earlier...so there ya go
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Old 01-08-06, 03:25 PM
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savant review of island in the sun

anybody found these on shelf yet, or got copies in early. Wondering what kind of numbering system they are using...also if they have announcements for future titles in the insert.
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Old 01-20-06, 12:43 AM
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I just picked up all three Fox Cinema Classics at my local Best Buy for $9.99 each! I don't think anyone else comes close to that price.

And Cameron, no numbers this time, but each disc comes in a very nice card sleeve with an envelope containing four scene cards from the film (No listings for future Cinema Classics, either; just an ad for some older Fox releases like I Robot, Man on Fire, Never Die Alone, etc...)
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Old 01-20-06, 01:08 AM
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Anyone know off hand how many titles were in the Studio Classics collection?? 37??
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Old 01-20-06, 03:30 AM
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Up to this point: 38 (You missed the "limited edition" Sunrise, which doesn't have a number.)
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Old 01-23-06, 07:22 AM
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Any word on wave 2 (titles or dates?)
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Old 12-07-06, 08:15 AM
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From dvdtimes.co.uk:

3 Doris Day films in January

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of three Doris Day films in their Cinema Classics range. Arriving on 30th January 2007 priced at $19.98 SRP each are: Caprice, Do Not Disturb and Move Over, Darling.

Caprice - Industrial spy Patricia Fowler (Doris Day) is hot on the trail of a secret formula with the power to change the world...by keeping ladies' hair dry in the water! So important is this miracle hair spray that cosmetics operatives everywhere have mobilized to find it. But when Patricia crosses paths with sexy spy Christopher White (Richard Harris), she discovers something much more sinister behind her quest...a plot that could cause bad-hair days the world over!

Features include:
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English Stereo
English & Spanish Mono
Spanish subtitles
Featurettes:
Decoding Doris Day
Double-Oh Doris
The Caprice Look: Conversation With William Creber
Restoration Comparison
Trailers: The Doris Day Collection

Do Not Disturb - What's a devoted wife to do when her husband spends more time "working" with his sexy secretary than helping her with their new home? For Janet Taylor (Doris Day), an American who has relocated to England with her executive husband Mike (Rod Taylor), there's only one solution - make him jealous by inventing an admirer. But as soon as Janet creates her make-believe Romeo, a real suitor arrives, whisks Janet off to Paris, wines and dines her...and comes face-to-face with an insanely irate Mike!

Features include:
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English Stereo
English & Spanish Mono
Spanish subtitles
Featurettes:
Taylor Made: A Look Back With Rod Taylor
The Extra Prince: Mike Romanoff
The Music Man: Mort Garson
Restoration Comparison
Trailers: The Doris Day Collection

Move Over, Darling - Five years after losing his first wife Ellen (Day) at sea, Nick (Garner) is finally ready to have her declared legally dead, get remarried and settle down to a peaceful second marriage! But wedded bliss becomes marital mayhem when Ellen turns up alive -- with a hilarious, hair-brained scheme to win back her husband, put a stop to the honeymoon and give first love a second chance-at happily-ever-after!

Features include:
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English Stereo
English & Spanish Mono
Spanish subtitles
Featurettes:
Remaking Something's Got To Give
Doris Vs. Marilyn
The Amazing Road To 'Move Over Darling'
Restoration Comparison
Trailers: The Doris Day Collection
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=63450



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Several releases and re-releases under the Cinema Classics banner coming soon:

The Day the Earth Stood Still Special Edition
(dir. Robert Wise, USA 1951)

An Affair to Remember 50th Anniversary Edition
(dir. Leo McCary, USA 1957)

The Robe Special Edition
(dir. Henry Koster, USA 1952)

The Lodger
(dir. John Brahm, USA 1944)

The Undying Monster
(dir. John Brahm, USA 1942)

Hangover Square
(dir. John Brahm, USA 1945)

http://www.foxclassics.com/comingsoon.php
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I check the site and it's said Boomerang! is coming soon.

Now I wish Fox would release these and I will be a happy camper.

Cry In The City (1948)
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)
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Thumbs up on SE for Day the Earth Stood Still. Even though the current release isn't too shabby (if I recall) I love this movie so much I'll happily upgrade. Here's to hoping they use the original poster art.
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The site also shows reads "Ford at Fox" as coming soon. Which is that sweet 21-disc John Ford set.
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Old 10-09-08, 05:10 PM
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Fox has updated their Studio Classics site with the following:

In development:
- The Robe (CinemaScope and Flat version) 1953 / Dir: Henry Koster

- The French Connection 1971 / Dir: William Friedkin

- The French Connection II 1975 / Dir: John Frankenheimer

- Man-Hunt 1941 / Fritz Lang

- Diary of Anne Frank 1959 / Dir: George Stevens

- Vanishing Point 1971 / Dir: Richard C. Sarafian

- Stars and Stripes Forever 1952 / Dir: Henry Koster

- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945 / Elia Kazan
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Nice to finally be able to purchase The French Connection II separately. Good news on Manhunt, though I figured it would be part of the Fox Noir line.
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I'm glad to see A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, at long last.
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Interested to see what direction Vanishing Point goes in. Hopefully that and the French Connection movies end up on Blu.
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