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Old 24-07-2007, 12:09   #321
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The Day the Earth Stood Still Special Edition
(dir. Robert Wise, USA 1951)


What can they possibly add to this or will it be a straight re-issue of the Studio Classics release?
A colourised version??
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Old 30-07-2007, 17:36   #322
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In R2, Fox is set release what they call 'Studio Stars' box sets themed around actors. The first sets, coming September 17, feature Gene Tierney, Gregory Peck and Tyrone Power (please note, Fox PR dept., it isn't 'Powers'). All these sets, they gush, 'will feature at least one new film to DVD', so buying the boxes may involve some double dipping.

Future 'Studio Stars' boxes, released by Christmas, will feature John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley and Annette Funicello (a studio 'star'..?). No word on pricing.

Tired of all these re-releases myself, and a tad hopping over the tactic above...
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Old 27-08-2007, 16:30   #323
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And here's the details on that.

Tobacco Road - I believe the first release for that? - in the Tierney box, along with Thunder Birds, Laura, Leave Her To Heaven and The Ghost and Mrs Muir.
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Old 16-09-2007, 08:06   #324
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I am intrigued by DVD Savant's opinion of Farley Granger's performance because I take almost exactly the opposite view. I've always thought Farley Granger really brought out the unstable nature of the character and, in particular, the way his self-esteem collapses when he realises the girl does not want him.

I'd be very interested to hear other people's opinion on this.
I've got the Joan Collins box-set and have watched The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing. My assessment of Farley Granger's performance is unchanged except in one important regard. Unlike real movie stars with massive screen presence, Farley Granger cannot (could not) hold the audience's attention and convey emotions and attitudes with just a look or a posture. Whereas, for example, John Wayne and Robert Mitchum could convey so much without any dialogue, Farley Granger - at least in The Girl With The Red Velvet Swing - was totally dependant upon dialogue. When he has lines to speak, he is really good in this movie, but in reaction shots he's a bit feeble.
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Old 24-09-2007, 21:30   #325
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Future 'Studio Stars' boxes, released by Christmas, will feature John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley and Annette Funicello (a studio 'star'..?). No word on pricing.

John Wayne Set
looks like the new title is Legend of the Lost.
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The Beaver has his review up for the Fox Horror Classics.
He gives it the thumbs up and it does seem a very attractive set.
I just wish mine would ship.
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Some R1 on-line stores are announcing An Affair to Remember (50th Anniversary) for Jan. 8, 2008 followed by collections celebrating Fox Best Film, Actor and Actress winners (all of which are already on DVD) for Jan. 22, 2008. No specs as yet.

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Old 06-10-2007, 21:00   #328
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I'd like to see them get around to announcing those new noirs and Chan 4.
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The Beaver has his review up for the Fox Horror Classics.
He gives it the thumbs up and it does seem a very attractive set.
I just wish mine would ship.
Looks very nice indeed. Mine shipped ages ago, and is no doubt sat somewhere in the Royal Mail strike backlog right now.
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Looks very nice indeed. Mine shipped ages ago, and is no doubt sat somewhere in the Royal Mail strike backlog right now.
Mine shipped on the 2nd of Oct and I received it today

My weekend is planned!!
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My set is still sitting with Amazon.com and reading shipping soon .
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Savant on the Fox Horror Classics. Mine finally arrived the other day, too. Very nice looking set.
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Indeed, although Fox are - ahem - stretching things a bit with the "Horror" tagline. I think anyone who picks this up from a store as an impulse buy will be a tad disappointed, in that only The Undying Monster really qualifies...
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