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Old 09-11-2006, 19:50   #1
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Universal Cinema Classics 2007; Second Wave Announced for May '07

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the first wave in their "Universal Cinema Classics" line for release on February 6th, 2007. Titles include All Quiet on the Western Front, Arabian Nights, Going My Way and The Heiress - all featuring fullscreen transfers, Dolby Digital Mono tracks, introductions and trailers. Retail is $14.98 apiece.
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Old 09-11-2006, 20:17   #2
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What wonderful news!!!!!!!!!! Especially the long-awaited THE HEIRESS!

EDIT: And Going My Way is one of my favorite films.......

The release of Arabian Nights is a good sign for all those who love those splashy Technicolor adventures with Montez and De Carlo

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I'm pretty excited about All Quiet + The Heiress...I hope they get into some of the John Stahl "weepers" next!

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DVD Times now has the news, such as it is, here.
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The Heiress is available for pre-order on Amazon.com (I don't see the other titles yet).
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Art added at DVD Times. Nice.
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DVD Times on the second wave:

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of four titles as Wave 2 of their Universal Cinema Classics line. Due on 22nd May 2007 priced at $14.98 SRP each are: No Man of Her Own, Scarface (1932), So Proudly We Hail and Unconquered.

All titles will be digitally remastered for optimum picture quality and include an exclusive introduction by Turner Classic Movies Host Robert Osborne. The films are presented in 1.33:1 Full Frame with English DD2.0 Mono audio and optional English SDH and French subtitles. Extras include introductions and original trailers, with Scarface (1932) also boasting an alternate ending.
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those are some pretty excellent choices--especially No Man of Her Own!

If some of these universal classic "women's pictures" do well, I hope we'll see things like Little Man What Now?, Back Street (both versions), Magnificent Obsession (Irene Dunne), Hold Back the Dawn, etc...
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No Man of Her Own is the Carole Lombard '32 film, is it not? There's a Stanwyck noir from 1950 of the same name that's also a Paramount title, but I don't know if Universal would have rights to that?

And more Veronica Lake/Claudette Colbert. Happy to see them doing something with their back catalogue.
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oh dear--I guess you're right--it's probably not the Stanwyck film... too bad!
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No Man of Her Own
So Proudly We Hail
Unconquered
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I'm a big fan of Lombard, so No Man of Her Own will be a must buy, especially since it was the only time she and Gable starred together.

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I'm a big fan of Lombard, so No Man of Her Own will be a must buy, especially since it was the only time she and Gable starred together.
I like the Lombard/Gable NMOHO too--it's just not quite the rarity that the Stanwyck film is (NMOHO '50 is based on one of Cornell Woolrich's greatest novels, I Married a Dead Man, and Stanwyck is perfect casting!--I've been dying to see it for years! But I guess Paramount isn't about to relieve my suffering any time soon!)

I always love Paulette Goddard (as well as Veronica Lake and Claudette Colbert, of course), and I'm looking forward to her entries too!

unfortunately for me, I broke down and bought the big gross Depalma Scarface gift set last week, just to get Hawks' version... if only I'd waited another few days!
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The Beaver's comparisons for The Heiress here
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DVD Times on the second wave:

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of four titles as Wave 2 of their Universal Cinema Classics line. Due on 22nd May 2007 priced at $14.98 SRP each are: No Man of Her Own, Scarface (1932), So Proudly We Hail and Unconquered.

All titles will be digitally remastered for optimum picture quality and include an exclusive introduction by Turner Classic Movies Host Robert Osborne. The films are presented in 1.33:1 Full Frame with English DD2.0 Mono audio and optional English SDH and French subtitles. Extras include introductions and original trailers, with Scarface (1932) also boasting an alternate ending.
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Mmmmm, nice; looking forward to Unconquered in particular.
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The first two arrived this morning; I don't have the R2 of The Heiress so I can't make a comparison (though the Beaver, as above, gives the edge to the R1). Decent transfer, Universal has never minded a little - or even alot of - film grain, and neither do I. It's clean, though not unmarked, sharp and shows grays right across the scale. I'm happy with it; it's years since I've seen it and I'm interested to listen to the score, one of the few Aaron Copland did for film.

Arabian Nights is much the same, except of course it's Technicolor. Again, very decent, the colours don't absolutely leap off the screen as they do, say, in The Thief of Bagdad, there's a little misregistration here and there and it throbs a bit in the way that three-strip sometimes does.

Nothing to get too upset with then, except perhaps Universal only according each a paltry three minute intro with Robert Osborne (which amounts to a plug for TCM) as an extra. But they are cheap enough.
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The Beaver on Arabian Nights here

Looking forward to my copy of THE HEIRESS
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...and at least the new iteraton of All Quiet on The Western Front is a step up from the previous version.
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JH what is your opinion on arabian knights, if your a fan of Flynn, adventure, swashbucklers and stuff like thief of baghdad and gunga din is it a worthy watch?

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