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domino harvey
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Re: Fox Cinema Archives

#51 Post by domino harvey » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:52 pm

...and it gets even more WTF: They're also selling a BD-R of Western Union, which Kino just put out on Blu-ray

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Re: Fox Cinema Archives

#52 Post by captveg » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:56 pm

Word is these are pressed discs. Coney Island reported to be pressed.

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Re: Fox Cinema Archives

#53 Post by domino harvey » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:51 pm

I will believe it when I see visual evidence, and would absolutely love to have been proven wrong on this

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Re: Fox Cinema Archives

#54 Post by captveg » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:47 pm

Another confirmation that they are pressed discs here

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Re: Fox Cinema Archives

#55 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:38 pm

Woman's World is one of the many lifeless 'Scope pics Jean Negulesco made for Fox, though there are a few errant rays of interest here. No studio was more concerned with the melodramatic possibilities of the new business class and upper-middle class America than Fox, but this is an early bite at an unripe apple the studio would get far better returns from later. Car company magnate Cliffton Webb (sure) gathers his three top CEO prospects and their wives together for a who's who of A-List players (rather pathetically indicating the failed awards-bait nature of the final product!) coasting by on their screen personas. The film turns into a series of chamber pieces as each wife and husband play out their assorted relationship dramas with the expected degree of hackneyed hokum. Webb's lines all appear to come from a different film, as they are biting and funny and perfectly suited to his effete screen persona, but also highlight how poorly scripted the rest of the film is in comparison! Other than some shots of Ford motors products in various stages of completion, the early 'Scope framings here are wasted.

This is a truly inexplicable title to compel Fox to make it their inaugural in-house boutique release, but maybe Fox is taking an additional page from the Warner Archives by releasing bonkers left-field picks? If they like this kind of thing, for the love of God let them put out the essential No Down Payment next, which is a vital key of post-war American cinema completely absent from the home market.

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