ClassicFlix is pleased to announce another slate of upcoming titles which include nine films and two television shows.
All nine classic features will be released on both formats with five
debuting on Blu-ray and the other four making their DVD and HD bow. They
include Tomorrow is Forever (1946) starring Claudette Colbert and Orson Welles and He Walked by Night (1948) starring Richard Basehart (which is expected to be part of an Anthony Mann/John Alton boxed set).
On Blu-ray for the first time:
Along Came Jones (1945) – starring Gary Cooper and Loretta Young
Casanova Brown (1944) – starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright and Frank Morgan
Crime of Passion (1957) – starring Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden and Raymond Burr
He Walked by Night (1948) – starring Richard Basehart, Scott Brady and Jack Webb and co-directed by Anthony Mann
The Noose Hangs High (1948) – starring Abbott and Costello
On DVD & Blu-ray for the first time:
Five Steps to Danger (1956) – starring Sterling Hayden and Ruth Roman
The Killer is Loose (1956) – starring Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming and Wendell Corey and directed by Budd Boetticher
Nightmare (1956) – starring Edward G. Robinson and Kevin McCarthy
Tomorrow is Forever (1946) – starring Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent, Lucile Watson, Richard Long and Natalie Wood
Two rarely-seen television shows will also be making their DVD debut having never been available on any home video format:
It’s About Time (The Complete Series) – starring Frank Aletter, Jack Mullaney, Imogene Coca and Joe E. Ross
Lock-Up (Season 1) – starring Macdonald Carey and John Doucette
Three new releases have been announced by Warner as part of their Archive Collection, all on Blu-Ray, including the arrival of Fred Astaire's final musical, Finian's Rainbow (1968). Click here for details.
It is my pleasure to announce the first two films being released by our home video label: Another Man's Poison (1951) starring Bette Davis and Miss Annie Rooney (1942) starring Shirley Temple.
Both will be released on DVD & Blu-ray for the respective retail prices of $24.99 and $29.99 and will be available at all major online retail outlets including Amazon, TCM and MoviesUnlimited in the coming days. Street dates are March 28th for Poison and April 4th for Rooney.
About the transfers, we acquired Cohen's stunning restoration of Poison for this release and transferred and restored Rooney which now looks terrific. We'll be posting clips on our Facebook page in the coming days. There are no bonus features, but they will be English subtitled.
More about our other future releases coming this week also. In the meantime, stay up to date by visiting our Facebook or Twitter page.
Another Man's Poison (1951)
In her first role since starring as Margo Channing in the Academy Award®-winning All About Eve (Best Picture, 1950),
Bette Davis plays mystery writer Janet Frobisher, a cold and conniving woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants -- and what she wants at the moment is her secretary’s fiancé Larry (Anthony Steel).
But Janet’s plan hits a snag when her estranged husband shows up unannounced after attempting to rob a bank. Her husband’s partner in crime, George (played by real-life husband Gary Merrill), further complicates matters for Janet when he pays her a visit later the same day. Getting rid of one of them proved easy. The other, not so much.
Filmed in England and co-produced by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Another Man’s Poison presents the dynamic Bette Davis at her devious and beguiling best.
Miss Annie Rooney (1942)
It’s spring in the Rooney household, and starry-eyed Annie dreams of blossoming love. Her father dreams of something more tangible -- to be parked on easy street. But in their working-class Irish neighborhood, the odds are against them both.
Shirley Temple stars in the title role of Miss Annie Rooney and displays all the endearing charms that made her America’s little sweetheart. Along the way, Annie jitterbugs a path straight into the heart of Marty (Our Gang alum Dickie Moore) who may fulfill the hopes of both Annie and her father.
Co-starring William Gargan and Shirley’s Captain January co-star Guy Kibbee, and featuring Peggy Ryan, Roland Dupree and June Lockhart, Miss Annie Rooney is a fun, heart-warming treat that all Shirley Temple fans will enjoy!