The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp - Season 2 in March

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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp - Season 2
March 12th
Inception Media
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Inception Media has announced The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp - Season 2 for release on March 12th.

The series had been in limbo since Infinity Entertainment was bought out, but has been on Inception's radar since it acquired the rights to it last year from SFM Entertainment.

Retail will be $24.98, but It is available at ClassicFlix.com for just $19.99. Bonus features are not expected.

AUDIE MURPHY: Cast a Long Shadow in January

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Cast a Long Shadow (1959)
January 29th
Gaiam
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Gaiam has announced the Audie Murphy western Cast a Long Shadow (1959) for release on January 29th. Co-starring are Terry Moore, John Dehner, James Best, Rita Lynn, Denver Pyle and Ann Doran.

The studio, officially known as Gaiam/Vivendi, is the parent company of Shout! Factory (which purchased Timeless Media) and is releasing this title under their name rather than one of their holdings.

Retail will be $9.99, but It is available at ClassicFlix.com for just $7.99.

SYNOPSIS:
A troubled saddle tramp Audie Murphy with a penchant for drinking away his pain inherits a ranch from the man who may have been his father. Coming back to the lands of his youth leads him back into the arms of an old flame as well as into the fists of some old rivals. As it turns out the ranch is deeply in debt and if they can't drive the cattle to Santa Fe within a week, the bank will foreclose.

BONUS FEATURE:  Medal of Honor: The Audie Murphy Story

WARNER ARCHIVE: Reagan, Bugs & More Vitaphone

Ronald Reagan gets three releases in this week's wave from the Warner Archive Collection. They are: That Hagen Girl (1947), The Voice of the Turtle (1947) and The Girl from Jones Beach (1949).

Also out are two Vitaphone releases: The Vitaphone Comedy Collection, Vol. 1 and Vitaphone Varieties, Vol. 2.

The documentary Bugs Bunny Superstar, previously released on Looney Tunes - Golden Collection, Vol. 4 is also part of this wave.

All will be available here at ClassicFlix on November 20th.

These new DVDs add to the total of over 1,000 Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent at ClassicFlix.com.

OFFICIAL: The Quiet Man, Standard & Blu in January

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The Quiet Man (60th Anniversary Special Edition)
January 22nd
Olive Films
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The Quiet Man (Blu-Ray)
January 22nd
Olive Films
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Of the many Republic titles recently licensed by Olive films, none has sparked more interest than John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952). This is primarily due to the lackluster quality of the DVD released ten years ago, and knowing that Olive has pledged to "get it right" regarding their restoration.

Well, it's now official. The Quiet Man has been announced with a street date of January 22nd on both standard DVD and Blu.

The Blu-Ray will have a special pre-order price of $17.98 until Thursday November 1st. Don't miss this special! Bonus features are below.



Newly re-mastered and restored in 2012 with a 4K HD transfer, John Ford’s The Quiet Man celebrates one of Hollywood’s most romantic and enduring epics. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland’s picturesque countryside… Ford richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people.

Sean Thornton (John Wayne) in an American boxer who swears off fighting after he accidentally kills an opponent in the ring. Returning to the Irish town of his youth, he purchases the home of his birth and finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara). But her insistence that Sean conduct his courtship in a proper Irish manner with matchmaker Barry Fitzgerald along for the ride as “chaperone” is but one obstacle to their future happiness: the other is her brother (Victor McLaglen), who spitefully refuses to give his consent to their marriage, or to honor the tradition of paying a dowry to the husband.

Sean could care less about dowries, he would’ve punched out the bullying McLaglen long ago if he hadn’t sworn off fighting. But when Mary Kate accuses him of being a coward and walks out on him, Sean is finally ready to take matters into his own hands, the resulting fistfight erupts into the longest brawl ever filmed, followed by one of the most memorable reconciliations in movie history! The Quiet Man won a total of two Academy Awards including Best Director (Ford) and Best Cinematography and received five more nomination including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (McLaglen).

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Printed Booklet: Joseph McBride on The Quiet Man Adapted from his biography: Searhing for John Ford
  • The Making of The Quiet Man (1992, 28 min.) - Written and hosted by Leonard Maltin – Includes interviews with Michael Wayne, Toni Wayne LaCara and Andrew V. McLaglen

WARNER ARCHIVE: Seven Keys to Baldpate, Perry Mason Collections

Two great collections, the Seven Keys to Baldpate Collection and the Perry Mason Movie Collection, are now available from the Warner Archive Collection over at WBShop.

Each will be 2-discs sets with Seven Keys comprising the 1929, 1935 and 1947 versions, and Perry Mason containing all six 30's films.

Both will be available here at ClassicFlix on November 13th. These new DVDs add to the total of over 1,000 Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent here at ClassicFlix.com.




BLU: Easter Parade in February

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Easter Parade (Blu-Ray)
February 19th
Warner Home Video
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Warner has announced Easter Parade (Blu-Ray) (1948) for release on February 19th.

Retail will be $19.98, but It is available at ClassicFlix.com for just $15.99. Bonus features (below) will carry over from the previous 2-disc special edition.



Strolling along 5th Avenue or going on the bum as A Couple of Swells, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire lead a parade of music (17 Irving Berlin tunes and an Academy Award winning adaptation score arranged by Johnny Green and Roger Edens) and gotta-dance fun (including Astaire's Drum Crazy) in this never-ending delight co-starring Ann Miller (performing a knockout Shakin' The Blues Away) and Peter Lawford (gamely crooning The Fella With The Umbrella with Garland). Don't let this colorful Easter Parade pass you by!

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Commentary by Fred Astaire's daughter Ava Astaire McKenzie and Judy Garland Biographer John Fricke
  • Making-of Documentary Easter Parade: On The Avenue
  • American Masters documentary profile Judy Garland: By Myself
  • Outtake Musical number Mr. Monotony
  • Mr. Monotony Dailies
  • Audio Only: Radio Production with the Film's stars (03/11/1951)
  • Audio Only: Radio Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer

WARNER ARCHIVE: Gable & Harlow Plus Clint Walker

Over three and a half years after the introduction of the Warner Archive Collection and the A-list titles keep coming.

This week is no exception as three Clark Gable and Jean Harlow titles are out: The Secret Six (1931), Red Dust (1932) and Hold Your Man (1933).

Also out are two Clint Walker releases: Cheyenne - Season 4 and Maya (1966).

All will be available here at ClassicFlix on October 30th.

These new DVDs add to the total of over 1,000 Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent at ClassicFlix.com.

Perry Mason - Season 8, Vol. 2 in January

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Perry Mason - Season 8, Vol. 2
January 15th
Paramount
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More Perry Mason as Paramount has announced Perry Mason - Season 8, Vol. 2 for release on January 15th.

The 4-disc set will retail for $55.98, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $39.99.


UNIVERSAL VAULT: Durbin, O'Hara, Mae West & More

Seven more titles have been added from Universal's Vault Series.

While it looks like a much hoped-for third Deanna Durbin set isn't in the works, fans can at least be happy that her work is trickling out of the vaults. A few months ago it was The Amazing Mrs. Holliday, and now comes Up in Central Park (1948) with Dick Haymes and Vincent Price.

Also out are two Maureen O'Hara films, Comanche Territory (1950) and Flame of Araby (1951), as well as Mae West's Every Day's a Holiday (1937).

The Monster and the Girl (1941) has a great cast including Ellen Drew, Paul Lukas, Joseph Calleia and Rod Cameron to name a few.

More Westerns too:

All are now available for rent at ClassicFlix... and nowhere else!



CRITERION: The Man Who Knew Too Much - Standard & Blu

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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935)
January 15th
Criterion
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The Man Who Knew Too Much (Blu-Ray) (1935)
January 15th
Criterion
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A Januray 15th release date has been announced for standard and Blu-Ray versions of Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935).

This rescue public domain purgatory by Criterion will come with the usual bonus features offered by the label.


An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped by spies plotting a political assassination. This fleet and gripping early thriller from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was the first film the director made after signing to the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation.

Besides affirming Hitchcock’s brilliance, it gave the brilliant Peter Lorre his first English-speaking role, as a slithery villain. With its tension and gallows humor, it’s pure Hitchcock, and it set the tone for films like The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • New audio commentary featuring film historian Philip Kemp
  • New interview with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
  • The Illustrated Hitchcock, an extensive interview with director Alfred Hitchcock from 1972, conducted by journalist Pia Lindstrom and film historian William Everson
  • Audio excerpts from filmmaker Fran├žois Truffaut’s legendary 1962 interviews with Hitchcock
  • Restoration demonstration
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme

TCM VAULT: Carole Lombard in the Thirties

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Carole Lombard in the Thirties (TCM Vault)
January 22nd
Sony
No More Orchids (1932), Brief Moment (1933), Lady by Choice (1934)
 


Three pre-star Carole Lombard flims are coming to DVD via TCM's Vault line on January 22nd.

The 3-disc set, Carole Lombard in the Thirties, will contain No More Orchids (1932), Brief Moment (1933) and Lady by Choice (1934) and should have all the usual bonus features associated with the Vault line.

Available exclusively for purchase at TCM.com, this set will be available for rent here at ClassicFlix and nowhere else!

SYNOPSIS:
Although her film career began in the silent era with bit parts in features and comedy shorts by Mack Sennett, Carole Lombard didn’t become a major star until 1934 when she played the female lead in Twentieth Century, one of the most popular screwball comedies of that era. Prior to that, she was mostly cast in contemporary romances or dramatic roles which showcased her elegant beauty and, at the same time, displayed her accessible, unpretentious nature.

The three films in this collection offer a fascinating look at a pre-stardom Lombard at Columbia Pictures before she became known as a dazzlingly beautiful and sexy comedienne. Presented for the first time on DVD, restored and remastered, these three movies demonstrate Lombard’s versatility and strengths as an actress during a career transition.

No More Orchids (1932)
Lombard plays a spoiled heiress who falls in love with a struggling lawyer despite her arranged marriage to a European prince.

Brief Moment (1933)
The class conscious formula is reversed in Brief Moment (1933) in which Lombard stars as a nightclub singer trying to convince her rich playboy finance to abandon his party going lifestyle in favor of a respectable livelihood.

Lady by Choice (1934)
Lombard gets to shine in one of her best early roles as a fan dancer who adopts a feisty elderly woman with a police record.

TCM VAULT: Noir Thrillers - Glass Key, Phantom Lady & Blue Dahlia

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Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers (TCM Vault)
December 4th
Universal
The Glass Key (1942), Phantom Lady (1944), The Blue Dahlia (1946)
 


Some long-awaited Universal Film Noir titles, including two with Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake, are finally getting a DVD release via TCM's Vault line this December 4th.

The 3-disc set, Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers, will contain The Glass Key (1942), Phantom Lady (1944) and The Blue Dahlia (1946) and should have all the bonus features usually associated with the Vault line.

Available exclusively for purchase at TCM.com, this set will be available for rent here at ClassicFlix and nowhere else!

SYNOPSIS:

The Glass Key (1942)
A ruthless political boss and his personal advisor become entangled in a web of organized crime and murder which involves the alluring daughter of a rising gubernatorial candidate in The Glass Key, a stylish remake of the 1935 film based on Dashiell Hammett's popular pulp fiction.

Phantom Lady (1944)
A man arrested for murdering his wife can't produce his only alibi - a mysterious woman he met in a bar - so his loyal secretary goes undercover to locate her in Phantom Lady, based on the crime novel by Cornell Woolrich.

The Blue Dahlia (1946)
A WWII veteran is accused of killing his unfaithful wife and races against time to find the real murderer with the help of a sympathetic stranger in The Blue Dahlia, adapted for the screen by hard-boiled detective writer Raymond Chandler who received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.

BLU: The Jazz Singer (1927) in January

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The Jazz Singer (Blu-Ray) (1927)
January 8th
Warner Home Video
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Warner has announced The Jazz Singer (Blu-Ray) (1927) for release on January 8th.

The Blu-Ray "Book" will come with 88 pages of film history, photos and more. Bonus features are unknown at this time.

Retail will be $35.99, but It is available at ClassicFlix.com for just $30.99.


Cantor Rabinowitz is concerned and upset because his son Jakie shows so little interest in carrying on the family's traditions and heritage. For five generations, men in the family have been Cantors in the synagogue, but Jakie is more interested in jazz and ragtime music.

One day, they have such a bitter argument that Jakie leaves home for good. After a few years on his own, now calling himself Jack Robin, he gets an important opportunity through the help of well-known stage performer Mary Dale. But Jakie finds that in order to balance his career, his relationship with Mary, and his memories of his family, he will be forced to make some difficult choices. 

WARNER ARCHIVE: Leslie Caron in Lili & The Glass Slipper

Two Leslie Caron films, Lili (1953) and The Glass Slipper (1955), are now available from the Warner Archive Collection over at WBShop.

Both will be available here at ClassicFlix on October 30th. These new DVDs add to the total of over 1,000 Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent here at ClassicFlix.com.

FOX ARCHIVES: 14 More in New Wave

Fox has made 14 more titles available via their Cinema Archives line.

Showing the depth of their catalog, most of these previously unreleased Fox gems are "A" titles with "A" stars. They will be available here at ClassicFlix on October 23rd.

Of particular note are:

  • Come to the Stable (1949) - Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester, Thomas Gomez
  • Holy Matrimony (1943) - Monty Woolley, Gracie Fields, Laird Cregar, Una O'Connor, Alan Mowbray
  • Mother Is A Freshman (1949) - Loretta Young, Van Johnson, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence, Robert Arthur
  • Night People (1954) - Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford
  • Swanee River (1939) - Don Ameche, Andrea Leeds, Al Jolson, Felix Bressart, Chick Chandler
  • Take Her, She's Mine (1963) - James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows, Robert Morley
  • Tampico (1944) - Edward G. Robinson, Lynn Bari, Victor McLaglen, Robert Bailey, Marc Lawrence
  • The Second Time Around (1961) - Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith, Juliet Prowse, Thelma Ritter
All can be found in the recent additions section.

NOIR: Pitfall (1948) in December

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Pitfall (1948)
December 11th
Film Chest
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The wait is now over for noir fans as Pitfall (1948), starring Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt and a creepy Raymond Burr, makes its DVD debut on December 11th.

Film Chest, the company that did a masterful job restoring The Red House as well as other neglected PD films, will retail the DVD for only $11.98. It is available at ClassicFlix.com for just $9.99. Bonus features are not expected.


Dick Powell plays a returning World War II veteran who at first blush would seem to have everything going his way - a good marriage with a beautiful wife in Jane Wyatt and a healthy, energetic young son in Jimmy Hunt, along with a lovely home and a position as a Los Angeles insurance executive. Powell exhibits the restlessness that many returning servicemen experienced following the global military conflict. His penchant for excitement leads him into an extra-marital affair with blonde model Lizabeth Scott.

What propels Pitfall into the ranks of a chilling film noir drama is the appearance of a ruthless sociopath will to destroy all in his path to secure his objective, which in this case is possessing Liz Scot, body and soul. Corrupt private detective Raymond Burr overlooks the unyielding rebuff of Scott who detests him. Burr convinces himself that eventually her feelings will change. 

BLU: Cape Fear (1962) in January

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Cape Fear (Blu-Ray)
January 8th
Universal
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A steady stream of Blu-Ray's continue from the major studios. This time its Universal's turn as they have announced Cape Fear (Blu-Ray) (1962) for release on January 8th.

It will retail for $19.98, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $15.99.

SYNOPSIS:
Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum star in the shocking tale of revenge and murder, Cape Fear. Sam Bowden (Peck) is a small-town lawyer whose worst nightmare comes true when the criminal (Mitchum) he helped put away returns to stalk his beautiful young wife (Polly Bergen) and teenage daughter (Lori Martin).

Despite help from the local police chief (Martin Balsam) and a private detective (Telly Savalas), Sam is legally powerless to keep Max from playing his sadistic game of cat and mouse. Finally, Sam must put his family's lives at stake in a deadly trap that leads to one of the most suspenseful and heart-pounding confrontations ever committed to film.

BONUS FEATURES: 
  • The Making of Cape Fear
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Photographs
  • My Scenes

Christmas With Danny Kaye in November

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Christmas With Danny Kaye
November 6th
Inception Media Group
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Inception Media Group has announced Christmas With Danny Kaye for release on November 6th.

The single disc release will contain 2 full-length episodes of the hour-long show not seen since their broadcasts in 1963 and 1966 respectively.

It will retail for $14.98, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $12.99. Details below.



 
Two classic, episodic television variety hours – holiday extravaganzas featuring legendary, all-star casts – come together in Christmas With Danny Kaye, available for the first time on DVD.
 
As one of the stars of the enduring holiday classic White Christmas, Danny Kaye became synonymous with the holiday season. From 1963 to 1967, Kaye hosted the Emmy Award-winning, top-rated television variety series on CBS, The Danny Kaye Show
 
This holiday DVD collection brings together two memorable Christmas episodes in their entirety, unseen since their original ’60s network TV broadcast: the first (aired Christmas day, 1963) features the legendary Nat King Cole and Mary Tyler-Moore; and the second (Dec. 21, 1966) features Peggy Lee and Wayne Newton.
 
Musical highlights include Nat King Cole’s iconic performance of “The Christmas Song” (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”), as well as a pair of swinging duets of “Jingle Bells,” featuring Kaye with Nat King Cole and Peggy Lee. Also featured are solos by Cole of the My Fair Lady classic “Get Me to the Church on Time” and Lee performing “Here’s That Rainy Day” and “So What’s New?” 
 
BONUS FEATURE: 
  • Dec. 22, 1965 Episode of The Danny Kaye Show featuring Danny reading from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

DISNEY BLU: Babes in Toyland (1961) in December

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Babes in Toyland (Blu-Ray)
December 11th
Disney
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Disney has announced Babes in Toyland (Blu-Ray) (1961) for release on December 11th.

Bonus features, if any, are not forthcoming. Neither is information regarding the aspect ratio (As the standard DVD is full screen).

It will retail for $19.99, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $15.99.


WARNER ARCHIVE: Early 60's Susan Hayward - Ada, I Thank a Fool

Two early 1960's Susan Hayward films, Ada (1961) and I Thank a Fool (1962), are now available from the Warner Archive Collection over at WBShop.

Both will be available here at ClassicFlix on October 23rd. These new DVDs add to the total of over 1,000 Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent here at ClassicFlix.com.