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Old 02-07-2004, 12:43   #61
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Review of the latest FSC release, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie here.
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Box shot and specs for the forthcoming FSC The Three Faces of Eve here at DVD Times.
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So Fox get Pamela Franklin to do the commentary on "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", maybe there is hope for a dvd release of "The Innocents" then!?
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What are all the films in the FSC range, is the full list available anywhere?
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This is a decent thread to keep an eye on, with a full list in the first post, here
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thanks John that's exactly what i was looking for.
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Bargain heads up...

The next entry in the Fox Studio Classics range is now up at dvdsoon at a ridiculously low price of $9.98 CAD (£4-ish) here
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The next entry in the Fox Studio Classics range is now up at dvdsoon at a ridiculously low price of $9.98 CAD (£4-ish) here
Don't know anything about this film other than Anthony Quin's in it. At that price I guess I'm going to find out whether I like it or not.
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Mnay years since I saw it, but my memory of it is that both Quinn and Alan Bates are wonderful; and for that price you get a (usually informative in this series) commentary track plus a doco on Quinn. Bargain!
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Just ordered Anastasia, An Affair to Remember and The Mark Of Zorro while I was at it.

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The annoucement of the specs for the November FSC release from dvdfile.com:

Also just announced from Fox is the next in their Studio Classics line, Three Coins in the Fountain. Hitting stores on November 2nd, the flick will get a remastered 2.55:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo mix (the original mono is also included), plus audio commentary by Jeanine Basinger, a MovieTone newsreel, a restoration comparison and trailer gallery. List price will cost you a mere $14.95.

Artwork at DVD Times here who also have details of September's Alexander's Ragtime Band here
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Don't know anything about this film other than Anthony Quin's in it. At that price I guess I'm going to find out whether I like it or not.
It's based on a book by Nikos Kazantzakis, who also wrote the novel of The Last Temptation of Christ.

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DVD Savant's review of Zorba The Greek is here
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DVD Times has details and a pack shot for the December FSC release How To Steal a Million here.
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Fantastic news about Fox giving the 'Home Entertainment' treatment to How To Steal A Million , I was thinking only the other day about the lack of Peter O'Toole films in my collection the only one I've got is Lawrence of Arabia.

By the way watched Zorba the Greek yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the story, I loved the simple, human interaction. Quinn was brilliant and I really enjoyed the performance of the actress that played Madam Hortense. The story left me completely unprepared for one shocking scene, which left me devastated. A great film.
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Just been reading some disquieting news; Fox are said to be 'disappointed' in the sales of Alexander's Ragtime Band. I hate hearing that because of the possible consequences of the future releases - and quality therein - of classic films, especially in this fantastic series.*

My copy arrived today and on first glance it's another fabulous effort from Fox - the transfer is spanking. Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, (and a documentary of her too), plus a learned commentary from a film score restoration expert, deleted scenes, and more. Go on, you know you want it - it's a mere $9.98 CAD (about £4.40) from dvdsoon here.

*I've read that Paramount has only sold less than 3,000 copies of Half a Sixpence and it's yet to acheive half its production costs. I last saw the film when I was 11-years-old, and had no interest in buying it...until I read that news, now I'm tempted if only to show a little solidarity

Dang it - forgot; Natski's DVD Times review of The Three Faces of Eve is here

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I think this is a superb range and am looking forward to Three Coins in the Fountain and How to Steal a Million. It's great to see Fox actually looking after their back catalogue, unlike MGM...
Cornelius, was it the one featuring stones...? That traumatised me as a child.
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Watched Alexander's Ragtime Band on Saturday and can confirm it's one of the best FSC releases (I have about half of those available). Terrific transfer; very entertaining, warm-hearted movie, great songs and performances -- just good fun all round. The extras are better than usual for this series: some superb outtakes of three production numbers and fascinating footage of the UK premiere that's, frankly, gold dust (to me anyway). One to watch again, for sure.
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I've gone and ordered Alexander's Ragtime Band, let's send Fox the right message god damn it!

Don't think my enthusiasm can stretch to Half a Sixpence though, musicals set here aren't as glamorous as those set in the states and can be postively depressing. I guess it's all those poor victorean chimney sweeps that always litter the landscape that puts me off.
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Cornelius, was it the one featuring stones...? That traumatised me as a child.
Confession Time.

Cornelius is no more. The username was a homage to a favourite relative of mine who sadly passed away some weeks ago. So I didn't want to use that virtual monica anymore. The mods were kind enough to let me re-register under a new username.

So Cornelius = Spectre07. Spectre07 = Cornelius.

As for the question, if you're referring to Zorba the Greek, the scene has nothing to do with stones. I've forgotten how to use [spoilers] otherwise I'd elaborate.
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