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Murnau and Borzage Box Set from Fox: 12/9/08

Old 11-14-08, 04:17 AM
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I just want SUNRISE. I've been wanting it forever, but so far it's only been available in the Fox "Best Picture Collection", and now they put it in this huge set.

Is a solo release too much to ask??
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Masters of Cinema (R2) has an excellent solo edition.

And I have seen the Best Picture Collection for $12-15 before... so, what's the hold up again? The other three films in the set are also very good.
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$12-$15? really? where?
wow, I've only seen $25 and up. I'd buy it at $15 and just sell/trade the rest if I didn't want them.

...and I only have R1 player


EDIT: I guess I hadn't checked prices in quite a while! After reading your post, I looked around and DD has it right now for $18.87, so with the 25% off, it'll only cost me $14.17 with free shipping! Thanks for spurring me to take another look!

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Variety article on the set. Looks like Fox is making a serious commitment to their early catalog.
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Old 12-05-08, 04:58 PM
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DVD Beaver review of the set.
NOTE: Sunrise may very well be a new transfer (it has 2008 dated VOB files) and without extensive comparison looks like it might be superior to the 2003 release compared to UK editions.
This is the leading contender for release of the year, I just wish it was available at a reasonable discount. DVD Planet's price is now up to $187.15!
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Old 01-26-09, 01:44 PM
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Re: Murnau and Borzage Box Set from Fox: 12/9/08

Originally Posted by indy81 View Post
There are some great films here, but that price is pretty shocking. Ten films compared to 24 on the Ford set, and it costs nearly as much. Did Fox get greedy when the Ford box was a big seller? You've got to think this set will have even more of a niche appeal. I'm sure the packaging will be beautiful, but I hope Fox provides a cheaper alternative like they did with the Ford films.

Were the ones in the Ford collection made available individually?

I'm talking about the collection that included "The Informer" and "Mary of Scotland".

I am probably the only person here who likes "Mary of Scotland", but I think it's a very underrated film. It's not Ford's fault that Maxwell Anderson (the author of the play) wrote in blank verse.

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Re: Murnau and Borzage Box Set from Fox: 12/9/08

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Were the ones in the Ford collection made available individually?

I'm talking about the collection that included "The Informer" and "Mary of Scotland".

I am probably the only person here who likes "Mary of Scotland", but I think it's a very underrated film. It's not Ford's fault that Maxwell Anderson (the author of the play) wrote in blank verse.
The collection that includes The Informer and Mary of Scotland was released by Warner Bros. They have not been released separately.

Most of the titles in the Ford at Fox box were released individually, as double features, or as part of three smaller sets (John Ford's Silent Epics, The Essential John Ford Collection, and John Ford's American Comedies.) There are a few films, like Tobacco Road, that are only available in the large Ford at Fox set. Here is a breakdown of the availability of the Ford at Fox titles.
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