July 5th, 2004
|11:00 pm - Warner/TCM DVD-release poll...|
On the Turner Classic Movies site, there's a poll as to which films Warner and TCM should release to DVD in the next year. If you're a fan of any of the films listed, go vote!
The choices (vote for 5):
- All Fall Down (Warren Beatty, d. John Frankenheimer, 1962)
- Bathing Beauty (Esther Williams, Red Skelton, 1944)
- Captain of the Clouds (James Cagney, 1942)
- Dive Bomber (Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, 1941)
- Edge of the City (John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, d. Martin Ritt, 1957)
- Greed (d. Erich von Stroheim, 1927)
- I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)
- Ice Station Zebra (Rock Hudson, Jim Brown, Ernest Borgnine, 1968)
- International Velvet (Tatum O'Neal, Anthony Hopkins, 1978)
- Ivanhoe (Robert Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Elizabeth Taylor, George Sanders, 1952)
- Kansas City Bomber (Raquel Welch, 1972)
- King Solomon's Mines (Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, 1950)
- The Letter (Bette Davis, d. William Wyler, 1940)
- Lust for Life (Kirk Douglas, d. Vincente Minnelli, 1956)
- Operation Crossbow (Sophia Loren, George Peppard, 1965)
- Party Girl (Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, d. Nicholas Ray, 1958)
- Random Harvest (Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, 1942)
- The Search (Montgomery Clift, d. Fred Zinnemann, 1948)
- The Shoes of the Fisherman (Anthony Quinn, 1968)
- Test Pilot (Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, 1938)
Of this list, I have heard of Ice Station Zebra, Ivanhoe, and King Solomon's Mines. I've seen part of Ivanhoe, nothing at all of either of the others. Not much good for this, I'm afraid...
You're at least as well-qualified as I am: I don't think I've ever seen any of these films. My votes were based purely on which ones I'd like to see...
Hmm... let's see. Ice Station Zebra is a definite must; it's just sad that the world's goofiest pastiche of Alistair Maclean's adventure books made it to DVD before the movie version of one of his best books. (Any Battlestar Galactica fans who may happen to be reading this are nodding sadly now. :)
I haven't seen most of these films, but there's enough data here to make some extrapolations about the ones I haven't seen...
King Solomon's Mines has to be included, because, well, it's a movie version of King Solomon's Mines. Test Pilot sounds very promising, and stars Spencer Tracy and Myrna Loy, so it's pretty much impossible to go wrong there. Ditto Operation Crossbow (great title, George Peppard, Sophia Loren, what's not to look forward to there?). And for a fifth... oh... I'm always up for a little Errol Flynn, so I'll plump for Dive Bomber (another very promising title indeed).
I feel like I should recognize Edge of the City, but I can't place it, and I'm not going to check IMDb because research would ruin the whole point of the exercise. :)