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ayric
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      05-09-2006
I have been collecting the R1 collection of Fox Studio Classics for a
while. Their web site is incredibly poor, so it's hard to keep up with
the correct release list. It seems like it has stopped being updated,
but now I see that there is a new collection for R2 where they all of a
sudden released many more titles than the R1 series ever had. What's
going on? Will the R2 films that haven't been released on R1 be
released later, or do I have to keep up on two different collections in
two regions? If someone is up to date on the Fox mess, please let me
know. And I would really appreciate a link to a complete list of films
with spine numbers. I can't believe Fox don't have the brains to put up
a well arranged site such as Criterion has done. Thanks in advance!
This is driving me crazy.

 
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jayembee
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      05-10-2006
"ayric" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I have been collecting the R1 collection of Fox Studio Classics for a
> while. Their web site is incredibly poor, so it's hard to keep up with
> the correct release list. It seems like it has stopped being updated,


There haven't been any Studio Classics released since November 2005.

> but now I see that there is a new collection for R2 where they all of a
> sudden released many more titles than the R1 series ever had. What's
> going on? Will the R2 films that haven't been released on R1 be
> released later,


Just about everything that has been released under the Studio Classics
banner in the UK has been released in the US, just not all as Studio
Classics. Among the "extra titles" released as SC in the UK included
the US "War Classics" titles, some of their John Wayne titles, some
of their Marilyn Monroe titles, etc.

As far as I can tell, the only title in the UK Studio Classics series
that has not had any release in the US is VIVA ZAPATA (which I'd ordered
from Amazon UK for my sister

> or do I have to keep up on two different collections in two regions?
> If someone is up to date on the Fox mess, please let me know.


It could be worse. Have you noticed what Fox has released under the
Studio Classics series in Japan? Given that Fox has distribution
rights in Japan to a number of films that are distributed in the US
by other studios, the SC series there has a number of titles that
Fox can't release in the US, under that banner or no.

> And I would really appreciate a link to a complete list of films
> with spine numbers.


US Series:

no# Sunrise (1927) (originally through mail-order only)
1 All About Eve (1950) (2003 01 14)
2 Gentleman's Agreement (1941) (2003 01 14)
3 How Green Was My Valley (1947) (2003 01 14)
4 An Affair to Remember (1957) (2003 02 04)
5 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) (2003 03 04)
6 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) (2003 04 01)
7 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) (2003 05 06)
8 The Song of Bernadette (1943) (2003 06 03)
9 Anastasia (1956) (2003 07 01)
10 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (195 (2003 08 05)
11 Titanic (1953) (2003 09 02)
12 The Mark of Zorro (1940) (2003 10 07)
13 The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) (2003 11 04)
14 My Darling Clementine (1946) (2004 01 06)
15 The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) (2004 02 03)
16 Peyton Place (1957) (2004 03 02)
17 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) (2004 04 06)
18 Desk Set (1957) (2004 05 04)
19 The Snake Pit (194 (2004 06 01)
20 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) (2004 07 06)
21 Zorba the Greek (1964) (2004 08 03)
22 Alexander's Ragtime Band (193 (2004 09 07)
23 The Three Faces of Eve (1957) (2004 10 05)
24 Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) (2004 11 02)
25 How to Steal a Million (1966) (2004 12 07)
26 Leave Her to Heaven (1945) (2005 02 22)
27 A Letter to Three Wives (1949) (2005 02 22)
28 Return to Peyton Place (1961) (2005 02 22)
29 Anna and the King of Siam (1946) (2005 05 24)
30 The Razor's Edge (1946) (2005 05 24)
31 The Best of Everything (1959) (2005 05 24)
32 Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) (2005 08 09)
33 In Old Chicago (1937) (2005 08 09)
34 Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) (2005 08 09)
35 Orchestra Wives (1942) (2005 11 01)
36 The Rains Came (1939) (2005 11 01)
37 Two for the Road (1967) (2005 11 01)

UK Series (up through Feb 2006):

* part of Fox's "Studio Classics" US series
** part of Fox's "War Classics" US series
*** part of Fox's "Film Noir" US series

1 All About Eve (1950) (2005 04 1 *
2 The Big Trail (1930) (2005 04 1
3 The Boston Strangler (196 (2005 04 1
4 The Comancheros (1961) (2005 04 1
5 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) (2005 04 1 *
6 The Fly (195 (2005 04 1
7 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) (2005 04 1 *
8 Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) (2005 04 1 **
9 Heidi (1937) (2005 04 1
10 Hello, Dolly! (1969) (2005 04 1
11 How Green Was My Valley (1947) (2005 04 1 *
12 How to Steal a Million (1966) (2005 04 1 *
13 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (195 (2005 04 1 *
14 Lady in Cement (196 (2005 04 1
15 Leave Her to Heaven (1945) (2005 04 1 *
16 Peyton Place (1957) (2005 04 1 *
17 The Sand Pebbles (1966) (2005 04 1 **
18 The Undefeated (1969) (2005 04 1
19 Von Ryan's Express (1965) (2005 04 1 **
20 Young Lions (195 (2005 04 1 **
21 300 Spartans (1962) (2005 05 09)
22 An Affair to Remember (1957) (2005 05 09) *
23 The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) (2005 05 09)
24 The Bible (1966) (2005 05 09)
25 Buffalo Bill (1944) (2005 05 09)
26 D-Day: The Sixth of June (1956) (2005 05 09) **
27 Fantastic Voyage (1966) (2005 05 09)
28 A Farewell to Arms (1957) (2005 05 09)
29 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) (2005 05 09)
30 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) (2005 05 09) *
31 Halls of Montezuma (1950) (2005 05 09) **
32 How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) (2005 05 09)
33 The Hunters (1957) (2005 05 09) **
34 The Longest Day (1962) (2005 05 09) **
35 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) (2005 05 09) *
36 North to Alaska (1960) (2005 05 09)
37 The Song of Bernadette (1943) (2005 05 09) *
38 13 Rue Madeleine (1947) (2005 05 09) **
39 Wing and a Prayer (1944) (2005 05 09) **
40 Zorba the Greek (1964) (2005 05 09) *
41 Anastasia (1956) (2005 07 04) *
42 Bandolero! (196 (2005 07 04)
43 The Blue Max (1966) (2005 07 04) **
44 Crash Dive (1957) (2005 07 04) **
45 Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) (2005 07 04)
46 The Desert Rats (1953) (2005 07 04) **
47 The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) (2005 07 04) *
48 Gentleman's Agreement (1941) (2005 07 04) *
49 The Mark of Zorro (1940) (2005 07 04) *
50 Return of the Fly (1959) (2005 07 04)
51 The Robe (1953) (2005 07 04)
52 Sink the Bismarck! (1961) (2005 07 04) **
53 Star! (196 (2005 07 04)
54 To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) (2005 07 04) **
55 Viva Zapata! (1952) (2005 07 04) x
56 Between Heaven and Hell (1956) (2005 08 01) **
57 Born to Be Bad (1934) (2005 08 01)
58 The Bravados (195 (2005 08 01)
59 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) (2005 08 01) **
60 Desk Set (1957) (2005 08 01) *
61 The Enemy Below (1957) (2005 08 01) **
62 Flaming Star (1960) (2005 08 01)
63
64
65
66
67 A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941) (2005 08 01) **
68
69 Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) (2005 08 01)
70 Kiss Them for Me (1957) (2005 08 01)
71 Love Me Tender (1956) (2005 08 01)
72 People Will Talk (1951) (2005 08 01)
73 Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) (2005 08 01) *
74 Twelve O'Clock High (1949) (2005 08 01) **
75 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) (2005 08 01)
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87 Classic War Movies [Box Set] (various) (2005 10 10)
The Desert Fox
The Hunters
The Sand Pebbles
Von Ryan's Express
The Young Lions
88 Classic War Stories [Box Set] (various) (2005 10 10)
The Desert Rats
A Farewell to Arms
The Longest Day
Sink the Bismarck!
Twelve O'Clock High
89 Fantastic Classics [Box Set] (various) (2005 10 10)
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Fantastic Voyage
The Fly
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
90 Classic Encounters [Box Set] (various) (2005 10 10)
An Affair to Remember
Three Coins in the Fountain
Anastasia
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
91 Classic Award Winners [Box Set] (various) (2005 10 10)
All About Eve
Gentleman's Agreement
How Green Was My Valley
The Grapes of Wrath
Zorba the Greek
92
93
94
95
96
97 Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) (2006 01 16) *
98 The Street with No Name (194 (2006 01 16) ***
99 The Gunfighter (1950) (2006 01 16) x
100 Somewhere in the Night (1946) (2006 01 16) ***
101 The Dark Corner (1946) (2006 01 16) ***
102 Heaven Can Wait (1943) (2006 01 16) (out in US from Criterion)
103 The Razor's Edge (1946) (2006 01 16) *
104 Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) (2006 02 20) x
105 Stowaway (1936) (2006 02 20) x
106 Captain January (1936) (2006 02 20) x
107 Morituri (1957) (2006 02 20) **
108 The Barbarian and the Geisha (195 (2006 02 20) x
109 Our Little Girl (1936) (2006 02 20) x

Unfortunately, there are some gaps. If anyone can fill them in, it would
be appreciated.

-- jayembee
 
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