Ford at Fox: 24 Film Boxset

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#1 Post by patrick » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:34 pm

Ford at Fox: 21 Disc Collection

Hopefully this all pans out, although the apparent $300 price tag is a bit daunting.

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#2 Post by Lino » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:40 pm

:shock:

Never thought I'd see Fox going the Criterion route. Daunting is the word.

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#3 Post by Matt » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:51 pm

This is absolutely incredible news. Fox was the last studio I would have expected to see releasing silent films (Sunrise still has never been made available as in individual release in R1). I won't buy it myself, but it's a no-brainer as a purchase for the library collection.

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:12 pm

Holy smokes, Merry Christmas one and all

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#5 Post by mogwai » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:23 pm

Wow, indeed. Incredible news. My wallet is taking a beating this year.

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#6 Post by Derek Estes » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:45 pm

Fucking Unbelievable. I'm speechless. A bargain at any price. Wow. Fuck Yeah.

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#7 Post by zedz » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:30 am

I'm pathetically grateful, but this is one of those announcements that convinces me that I'll never understand the 'logic' of major studio DVD divisions.

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#8 Post by justeleblanc » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:08 am

zedz wrote:I'm pathetically grateful, but this is one of those announcements that convinces me that I'll never understand the 'logic' of major studio DVD divisions.
You really do have to laugh at that reality.

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#9 Post by mentalist » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:20 am

This is thrilling news! I know how you all feel. Have acquired quite a few of these films on the grapevine already. Muchos gracias and props to 20th C-Fox if this is true.

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#10 Post by shearerchic » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:27 am

Fox is releading silents??? :shock: I;m shocked!!!

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#11 Post by Antoine Doinel » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:12 am

patrick wrote:Hopefully this all pans out, although the apparent $300 price tag is a bit daunting.
The $300 list price will probably amount to an actual retail price around $150-175 which isn't too bad at all. If this is true, very awesome news from Fox.

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#12 Post by Jeff » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:52 am

Kehr also mentions in the comments on that post that:

[quote]apparently a few “sub-setsâ€

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#13 Post by unclehulot » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:06 am

[quote="Jeff"]Kehr also mentions in the comments on that post that:

[quote]apparently a few “sub-setsâ€

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#14 Post by John Hodson » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:56 am

Colour me astonished. I was hoping for more Ford from Criterion so they'd at least give us the second half of that BBC Lindsay Anderson doco.

But this appears to be beyond my wildest dreams.

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#15 Post by BenCheshire » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:11 am

Here's my guess: I've put them in order of which I know the most about, and arbitrarily grouped the silents at the bottom. Anyone think I might be close?

1. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
2. Grapes of Wrath, The (1940)
3. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
4. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
5. My Darling Clementine (1946)
6. Judge Priest (1934)
7. Tobacco Road (1941)
8. Prisoner of Shark Island, The (1936)
9. Men Without Women (1930)
10. Brat, The (1931)
11. World Moves On, The (1934) First film to be ok'd by hays office.
12. Doctor Bull (1933)
13. Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
14. Pilgrimage (1933) Worth checking out.
15. Seas Beneath (1931) OK
16. Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) Will Rogers swansong, comedy.
17. Submarine Patrol (1938)
18. Up the River (1930)
19. Wee Willie Winkie (1937) Ford's Shirley Temple.
20. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) weird, apparently.
21. North of Hudson Bay (1923)
22. 3 Bad Men (1926)
23. Four Sons (1928)
24. Hangman's House (1928)
25. Iron Horse, The (1924)
26. Riley the Cop (1928)

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#16 Post by patrick » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:50 pm

I doubt they'll be rereleasing Young Mr. Lincoln in this set.

Steamboat Round the Bend was a pleasant surprise when it came out in that Will Rogers set last year.

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#17 Post by Derek Estes » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:31 pm

patrick wrote:I doubt they'll be rereleasing Young Mr. Lincoln in this set.

Steamboat Round the Bend was a pleasant surprise when it came out in that Will Rogers set last year.
I think it would be silly not to release it in this set. I mean I love the Criterion, but it is one of the Fox gems.

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#18 Post by patrick » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:13 pm

Would that force the Criterion out of print, or do you think the agreement between Fox and Criterion would allow for it to be released from both companies?

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#19 Post by zedz » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:24 pm

A simple solution would be to make Young Mr Lincoln a more basic edition (e.g. film only) and only available in the box set, which would present next to no competition with the existing Criterion edition while also enhancing the comprehensiveness of this set.

This set is still in the "I'll believe it when I see it" category for me, but my fingers are crossed.

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#20 Post by Derek Estes » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:27 pm

I really hope Wee Willie Winkie is tinted like a silent film as it was originally presented in theaters.

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#21 Post by alandau » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:39 am

At last, I hope we get We Willie Winkie, perhaps Ford's most underrated film by cinephiles.

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#22 Post by Narshty » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:14 am

Well, it's definitely coming: Fox announce it at the bottom of this page.

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#23 Post by John Hodson » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:40 pm

If it's half as good as I imagine it will be, then damn the cost, the import duty, the Royal Mail 'handling charge', the slog down to the depot to pick the bloody thing up - well, I can honestly hardly wait... :D

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#25 Post by htdm » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:06 am

Interesting read, thanks Jeff.

I'm really looking forward to this box! I wish they'd hurry up and officially announce the titles.

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