KINO: Since You Went Away, I'll Be Seeing You & More Arrive on Blu in November - 3 Day Special Price

Eight titles are scheduled for release in November from Kino including the Blu-ray premiere of Since You Went Away (1944).

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CLASSICFLIX: He Walked by Night - Special Edition Coming Next Month

He Walked by Night (1948) starring Richard Basehart and lensed by cinematographer John Alton is coming to Blu-ray and DVD this October 31st from ClassicFlix.

Having undergone a major restoration, this Special Edition will also be loaded with bonus features, including a 24-page booklet (info below).

Retail price will be $39.99 for the Blu and $34.99 for the DVD.

SYNOPSIS:

When a Los Angeles police officer is savagely gunned down, a city-wide manhunt ensues for his cunning and ruthless killer.

But finding the murderer, chillingly played by Richard Basehart in only his third film, proves difficult for Detective Marty Brennan (Scott Brady) and his colleagues as Basehart’s Roy Morgan is always one step ahead of the law. Will modern police methods and sheer determination be enough to find the elusive cop-killer before he strikes again?

Visually stunning, cinematographer John Alton’s brilliant use of light and shadows shine in this groundbreaking police procedural that paved the way for the TV series Dragnet; which itself spawned an entire sub-genre of television crime-dramas that are still popular to this day.

Based on true events, He Walked by Night was directed by Alfred L. Werker, along with an uncredited Anthony Mann (who is believed to be responsible for the film’s most iconic scenes). Co-written by John C. Higgins (Raw Deal) and Crane Wilbur (The Phenix City Story), it also features Jack Webb who went on to create and star in the aforementioned Dragnet.

The mono soundtrack has been restored is uncompressed (Blu-ray only) on this release.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Audio Commentary by biographer and producer Alan K. Rode & writer and film historian Julie Kirgo
  • Below the Surface: He Walked by Night - Featurette with cinematographer Richard Crudo, film critic & author Todd McCarthy, writer and film historian Julie Kirgo, film historian & director Courtney Joyner and biographer & producer Alan K. Rode
  • Image gallery with rare stills and posters
  • PLUS: A 24 page booklet with an essay by author Max Alvarez (The Crime Films of Anthony Mann) featuring stills, posters and other production material


Annie Get Your Gun 1950s TV Special Arrives on DVD and Blu

Video Artists International will release the 1957 TV production of the musical Annie Get Your Gun on DVD and Blu-Ray for the first time.

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The Old Dark House Arrives on Blu in October -- 3 Day Special Price

Cohen Media has announced an October 24th street date for James Whale's The Old Dark House (1932), making its Blu debut. 

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Miracle on 34th Street Receives 70th Anniversary Edition in October

20th Century Fox has announced an October 10th street date for the 70th anniversary edition of Miracle on 34th Street (1947) on DVD and Blu.

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Real McCoys - The Complete Series Arrives -- 3 Day Special Price

The popular television comedy The Real McCoys debuts for the first time in a complete series set today. 

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WARNER ARCHIVE: Brigadoon & More in Latest Wave

Eight new releases have been announced by Warner as part of their Archive Collection, including the Blu-Ray debut of the Gene Kelly musical Brigadoon (1954).

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WARNER ARCHIVE: Porky Pig 101 Arrives in September -- 3 Day Special Price

Warner has announced a September 19th street date for Porky Pig 101 (1965) as part of their Archive Collection. 

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SHOUT: Death Valley Days - The Ronald Reagan Years -- 3 Day Special Price

Shout has announced an October 3rd street date for Death Valley Days - Season 13: The Ronald Reagan Years (1964). 

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SHOUT: Attack of the Puppet People Debuts on Blu

Shout! Factory has announced a November 14th release date for Attack of the Puppet People on Blu-Ray.

The 1958 horror film was originally put out on DVD back in 2001 with a rerelease in 2014, but this marks the first time it's appeared on Blu.

Bonus features are not forthcoming.

Holiday Inn Debuts 75th Anniversary Edition in October

Universal has announced an October 17th release date for the 75th anniversary edition of Holiday Inn (1942) on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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KINO: Portrait of Jennie, Dawson City & More Arrive on Blu in October

Kino has announced October 24th as the release date for the Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten romantic drama Portrait of Jennie (1948) making its Blu-ray debut and an upgraded DVD. 

Also arriving, on October 31st, is the documentary Dawson City: Frozen Time on DVD and Blu. The film explores the discovery of a rare cache of classic films and premiered in April at the TCM Classic Film Festival. 

Kino will also debut a Blu-Ray of the German drama Titanic. Titanic arrives on October 19th.

VCI: Topper and One Million B.C. Arrive on Blu in October -- 3 Day Special Price

VCI has announced an October 31st street date for Topper (1937).

The spooky screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett is making its Blu-ray debut.

Also arriving on DVD and Blu is the Hal Roach adventure film One Million Years B.C. (1940). The Victor Mature drama arrives October 17th.

Retail for both Blu-rays is $29.95, but they are available at ClassicFlix.com for only $21.99. However, for 3 days only (until August 24th), we'll have them for the special pre-order price of $16.98. The DVD of One Million B.C. will be offered at the same time for $13.98.



Criterion Schedules The Philadelphia Story for November -- We Have a 3 Day Special Price!

Criterion has announced a November 7th street date for The Philadelphia Story (1940). 

The sophisticated screwball comedy starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart is making its Blu-ray debut and boasts the usual plethora of bonus features (below) that normally accompany the label's releases.

Retail for the Blu-ray is $39.95, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $30.99. However, for 3 days only (until August 20th), we'll have it for the special pre-order price of $24.98. A 2-disc DVD is being released simultaneously and will retail for $29.95.

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CLASSICFLIX: T-Men - Special Edition is Coming in October

T-Men (1947), Anthony Mann's breakout film, which also marked his first collaboration with famed cinematographer John Alton, is coming to Blu-ray and DVD this October 10th from ClassicFlix.

Having undergone a major restoration, this Special Edition will also be loaded with bonus features, including a 24-page booklet.

Retail price will be $39.99 for the Blu and $34.99 for the DVD.

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Bitter Tea of General Yen Arrives on Blu

Sony's debuts the war romance The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) on Blu-Ray for the first time via their Columbia Classics line.

The film stars Barbara Stanwyck and Nils Asther. It initially debuted on DVD via TCM Vault's Frank Capra box set in 2012. This is one of several Capra films being transitioned to Blu, with the director's Lost Horizon premiering on the format in October.

KINO: Jerry Lewis, Captain Marvel & More Arrive on Blu in September

Kino has announced September 12th as the release date for the Jerry Lewis comedy Visit to a Small Planet (1960) making its DVD and Blu-ray debut.


Also arriving on the same date is the sci-fi serial Tobor the Great, arriving for the first time on Blu and receiving an upgrade DVD.

Kino will also debut a Blu-Ray of the superhero serial Adventures of Captain Marvel. The complete twelve-episode series originally premiered in 1941 and arrived on DVD in 2008. Captain Marvel arrives on September 19th.

CRITERION: Vampyr Arrives on Blu-Ray in October

Criterion announced Carl Dreyer's Vampyr will debut on Blu-Ray in October with an upgraded DVD.

The German language horror film originally dropped on DVD in 2008 via Criterion.

Like its previous Criterion release the DVD will be a two-disc set while the Blu will be a single disc. Bonus features are below.

Vampyr arrives on October 3rd.

Lost Horizon Debuts on Blu in October

Sony has announced an October 3rd street date for the Blu-Ray debut of Frank Capra's Lost Horizon in honor of its 80th-anniversary. 

Originally released on DVD in 1999, this new Blu-ray will boast a 4K restoration and a 24-page book with rare archival photographs. There's no word if the DVD will be upgraded.

Final artwork is forthcoming.

WARNER ARCHIVE: John Wayne Dominates Latest Wave

Two new-to-Blu releases have been announced by Warner as part of their Archive Collection both starring John Wayne.

They are:
The Sea Chase arrives July 11th. Blood Alley debuts on July 18th.

CRITERION: Rebecca Arrives in September

Criterion announced Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca will return to print in September with an upgraded DVD and Blu.

The Joan Fontaine romantic drama originally dropped on DVD in 2001 via Criterion before going out of print. It was later re-released and debuted on Blu-ray through MGM in 2012.

Both the DVD and Blu-Ray are two-disc sets. Bonus features are below.

Rebecca arrives on September 5th.

KINO: Duel in the Sun, Elvis Presley & More Premiere in August

Six titles are scheduled for release in August from Kino including the Blu-ray premiere of Duel in the Sun (1946).

August 1st:
August 8th:
August 15th:
August 22nd:
Duel in the Sun, Beggars of Life and Variete will receive updated DVDs while Clambake, Frankie and Johnny and The Devil's Brigade are Blu only.

OLIVE: Money From Home Plus The Savage Innocents Arrive on Blu

Olive Films has announced a June 27th release date for the Blu-Ray debut of the 1953 comedy Money From Home. 
 
Also arriving on the same day is the 1960 Anthony Quinn drama The Savage Innocents which is premiering on both DVD and Blu.

Bonus features to the DVD and Blu-Ray aren't anticipated.

WARNER ARCHIVE: Hondo - The Complete Series Arrives on DVD

Warner has announced the release of Hondo: The Complete Series.
This marks the debut of the Ralph Taeger-starring Western in a complete set. The series ran for one season in 1967.
The 4-disc set contains all 17 episodes in the series.
Hondo arrives June 13th.

FLICKER ALLEY: The Lost World Debuts on Blu in September

Flicker Alley has announced the Blu-Ray premiere of the silent creature feature The Lost World.
Unlike previous Flicker releases this is a Blu-Ray release only. There's no word if the DVD, originally released in 2001 from Image, will be updated. Bonus content is below.
The Lost World will be available on September 12th.

KINO: Bob Hope & Night People on Blu Premiere in July

Six titles are scheduled for release in July from Kino.
Five of the titles star Bob Hope. They are:
Also premiering, on July 25th, is Gregory Peck's Night People (1954) on Blu-Ray. It was released on DVD via 20th Century Fox in 2012.
All except Night People will receive updated DVDs. The five Bob Hope movies arrive on July 5th.

Untouchables TV Movie, Scarface Mob, Debuts in July

Paramount has announced a July 18th release date for The Untouchables: The Scarface Mob.

Starring Robert Stack and based on the adventures of Eliot Ness, The Untouchables ran for four seasons between 1959-1963 on CBS. But before it debuted this 2-part TV movie acted as a pilot, airing on the anthology series Desilu Playhouse in 1959. When the show took off the two parts were spliced together and released theatrically as The Scarface Mob.

CBS released all four seasons of the original show in a box set back in 2016.

CRITERION: The Breaking Point Arrives in August

Criterion announced Michael Curtiz's The Breaking Point will be making its Blu-Ray premiere in August, as well as receiving an upgraded DVD.

The John Garfield drama originally dropped on DVD in 2011 via Warner Archive and is receiving its introduction into the Criterion Collection.

Both the DVD and Blu-Ray are single-disc sets. Bonus features are below.

The Breaking Point arrives on August 8th.
Shout! Factory has announced a July 11th release date for The Man From Planet X on Blu-Ray. The 1951 sci-fi film was originally put out on DVD back in 2000 and has been out of print since. Bonus features are not forthcoming.

Decoy - The Complete Series Arrives in May

Film Chest has announced a May 30th release date for Decoy - The Complete Series

This marks the debut of the Beverly Garland-starring crime drama in a complete set. The series ran for one season between 1957 and 1958. 

 The 3-disc set contains all 39 episodes in the series. Final artwork is forthcoming.

WARNER ARCHIVE: Seven Days in May and The Loved One Arrive on Blu

Two new releases have been announced by Warner as part of their Archive Collection including the arrival of the 1964 Burt Lancaster political drama, Seven Days in May on Blu. 

Also included this week on Blu-Ray is the comedy The Loved One (1965). 

Seven Days in May will be available here at ClassicFlix on May 1st while The Loved One arrives May 9th, adding to the total of over 1,700 Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent at ClassicFlix.com.

KINO: Gloria Swanson & Coronet Blue Arrive in June

Kino has announced June 6th as the release date for the Gloria Swanson silent drama Zaza (1923) making its DVD and Blu-ray debut. Also arriving on June 20th is the mystery drama Coronet Blue. The complete thirteen-episode series originally aired in 1967.

CLASSICFLIX LABEL: The Killer is Loose Arrives in June on Blu & DVD


The Killer is Loose (1956) is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in its original aspect ratio (1.85:1) this June 13th from ClassicFlix.

Directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming and a chillingly haunting Wendell Corey, the newly remastered and restored film will retail for $29.99 (Blu) and $24.99 (DVD) respectively. English subtitles are included.

Look for it in the coming days at all major online retail outlets including AmazonTCM and MoviesUnlimited
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SYNOPSIS:
Detective Sam Wagner’s job is never easy. Even an average day proves stressful for him and his family. But this is no ordinary day for Wagner (Joseph Cotten) or his wife Lila (Rhonda Fleming).

After pegging a recent bank robbery as an inside job orchestrated by mild-mannered clerk Leon Poole (played by a bespectacled Wendell Corey), Wagner heads to the suspect’s apartment to make the arrest expecting him to be alone. Instead, Poole’s beloved wife is with him and caught in the crossfire of a shootout leaving her dead.

Sent to prison, and believing Wagner is responsible for his wife’s death, Poole is desperate for revenge. Escape and murder soon follow with the haunting Poole bent on taking away the woman Wagner loves. Will the detective and his men save her in time?

Helmed by the gritty Budd Boetticher, The Killer is Loose takes the director’s unique visual style away from the plains and into the world of suburbia for this taut and suspenseful thriller. Close your windows, lock your doors -- The Killer is Loose!

WARNER ARCHIVE: James Garner & More on Blu in Latest Wave

Five new-to-DVD releases have been announced by Warner as part of their Archive Collection, all premiering on Blu-Ray.
Two of the titles star actor James Garner. They are:
The remaining three titles are:
Ride the High Country arrives April 4th. 36 Hours debuts on April 11th while Spencer's Mountain streets April 18th. From Hell It Came and The Wheeler Dealers both arrive April 25th.
These titles add to the total of over 1,600 Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent at ClassicFlix.com.

KINO: Redheads From Seattle, Marjorie Morningstar & More Premiere in May

Eight titles are scheduled for release in May from Kino including the DVD and Blu-ray debut of Those Redheads From Seattle (1953) in 3-D.
May 9th:
May 23rd:
May 30th:
All except The Indian Fighter will receive updated DVDs though Hound of the Baskervilles is not currently getting a Blu release.

CRITERION: They Live By Night, The Lodger & More Arrive in June

Criterion has announced June street dates for They Live By Night (1948), The Lodger (1927) and Ugetsu (1954) with all three films making their Blu debut. Click here for details.

Tomorrow is Forever & He Walked by Night Among 9 Films & 2 TV Shows Scheduled

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
Releases are expected to start in late spring.

KINO: Westerns and Dramas Arrive in April

Five titles, all premiering on Blu, are scheduled for release in April from Kino including the arrival of a 4K restoration of 1957's A Farewell to Arms. Click here for details.

KINO: A Trio of Comedies Arrive in April

Three titles from Kino are scheduled for release on Blu-ray in April, with all three premiering on Blu. Click here for details.

WARNER ARCHIVE: Three More Titles Debut on Blu

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.

CRITERION: Orson Welles' Othello Arrives in May

Criterion announced Orson Welles' Othello will be making its Blu-Ray premiere in May, as well as receiving an upgraded DVD. Click here for details.

CLASSICFLIX LABEL: Another Man's Poison & Annie Rooney First Two


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 AmazonTCM 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 fiancĂ© 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!

UNIVERSAL VAULT: Crime Dramas Anchor Wave of Twelve

Three months since their last wave of titles, Universal's MOD program kicks back into high gear with the announcement of twelve titles newly available on DVD as part of their Vault Series. Click here for details.

CRITERION: Woman of the Year Arrives in April

Criterion announced Katharine Hepburn's Oscar-nominated film, Woman of the Year will be making its Blu-Ray premiere in April, as well as receiving an upgraded DVD. Click here for details.

OLIVE: The Delinquents and More in March

Olive Films has announced a Marcy 21st release date for the DVD and Blu-Ray debut of the 1957 drama The Delinquents. Click here for details.