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Old 22-10-2004, 09:18   #81
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Old 22-10-2004, 15:28   #82
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So Cornelius = Spectre07. Spectre07 = Cornelius.
Glad you cleared that up; I was wondering where you'd gone!
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Old 22-10-2004, 16:33   #83
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That's very disconcerting news John about Alexander's Ragtime Band.

I bought the title as soon as it came out and I believe I have all the Fox Studio Classics except the most recent 3 Faces of Eve and Zorba the Greek.

These titles are exceptional value for money and they deliver the film in as good a condition as never seen before and the chances are with some of the titles, the DVD version may well be the only way of seeing the title again as TV concentrates on more reality shows, gardening shows and DIY shows etc!

With regard to Half a Sixpence, this was the first DVD I tried to order from PlayUSA but was refused because it was classified as a musical title and as such could not be shipped to the UK. I wonder how many people tried to order the title, were refused and gave up? The number of people in the UK who would like to see this film is disproportionately high as it is a British film with 2 British stars in the leads. The less than stellar sales will probably mean less liklihood of this sort of title being released in Region 1 and (assuming it has not been released here in Region 2) little chance of a release over here in the UK. Total madness!

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Old 22-10-2004, 19:30   #84
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Glad you cleared that up; I was wondering where you'd gone!
I was waiting to pick my moment.
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Old 25-10-2004, 09:32   #85
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Nick, a review of 'Three Faces' is available here, if you're interested. Reviews will be going up of ARB and The Ox-Bow Incident presently, plus the next two scheduled titles as they appear.
RE: the PlayUSA incident, why on earth did they refuse to ship it because it was a musical?
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Old 25-10-2004, 12:54   #86
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Half a Sixpence

Yes, PlayUSA allowed me to put the item in the basket, but once it confirms my address as being in the UK, it removed said item as it was deemed a music title. The same happened recently with That's Entertainment boxset, but I was able to buy 7 Brides for 7 Brothers!!!!!!!!!!

I guess 3000 copies of this Region 1 title is very low and that is such a shame as not only will Paramount now review future musical titles, but so will the other studios. Shame, especially as the cost of the title is so competitive- I think I got mine delivered for about £7.
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Old 25-10-2004, 12:56   #87
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Well, it's 3001 copies now...

EDIT - scratch that; no amount of Julia Foster can make up for Tommy Steele...

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Barrie Maxwell is reporting on the HTF that Fox will be altering its approach to releasing titles in its Studio Classics series in 2005. Instead of one release per month, waves of three to four titles will be released four times a year. The first wave will appear in February and will include Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, with Bette Davis), A Letter to Three Wives (1949, with Jeanne Crain), and Return to Peyton Place (1961, with Jeff Chandler).
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Return to Peyton Place....aaargghhh. You would think with all that's in their catalogue, they could be more imaginative. Don't think I would make that Return trip. It also feels like Fox is emulating Warners in releasing in a waves of 3 and 4.
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Yes, I must admit, looking at Fox's back catalogue that's not one of the titles that I would have chosen.
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If you have any gaps in your Studio Classics collection, now is a good time to plug them. DVD Soon now have them at $6.98 CAD, I think. (I've only been able to check to check a few, because of their site problems).

Unfortunately, I decided to do my gap filling in September, when $9.98 - $11.98 seemed quite a good deal, so I've only been able to take advantage with "How To Steal a Million". And the February releases don't seem to be "up" yet.

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I can't understand why they're not a bit more imaginative in their film choices. What about "A Walk With Love And Death", "Compulsion" or "Bigger Than Life", all of which would be a damn sight more attractive purchases than "Return To Peyton Place" - which is so poor it makes the trashy original look like a masterpiece.
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BTW, it's not confirmed yet that they made a mistake, but surely they must have; in the original press release as reported on the HTF, Fox has Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte in the new film noir series and Leave Her to Heaven as a Fox Studio Classic. I misread a post that I thought confirmed it as an error, but no confirmation as yet - sorry chaps!
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Most people have probably tried by now, but DVDsoon are up and running a bit better now - just ordered Day the earth stood still, My darling clementine, all about eve and affair to remember (last two for the missus) for the measly amount of about £12 delivered in total.....
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HTF review of Three Coins in The Fountain here - sounds like it's up to Fox's usual standard. BTW it's still just £3 delivered here.
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Whatever you do, don't leave "All About Eve" to the missus. It's a wonderful, funny, nasty film with one of the greatest screenplays ever written.
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Decided to mop up some FSC titles from DVDSoon as they're cheap.

Picked up All About Eve and Anastasia
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And finally Laura seems to be down for the new Film Noir collection in March, 05.
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The new Film Noir series will debut on March 15th with three titles: Call Northside 777 (1948, with James Stewart), Laura (1944, with Dana Andrews), and Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, with Bette Davis). The latter is not usually grouped with film noir, but that's what Fox is currently saying.
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And finally Laura seems to be down for the new Film Noir collection in March, 05.
...as reported in this Forum's Film Noir Thread
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