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Jul 082020
 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1940) – Available 7/14
NEW 2020 1080p master from 4K scan from best surviving preservation elements!
Run Time:118:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio Specs: MONO – English, DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Product Color: BLACK & WHITE
Disc Configuration: BD 50

Special Features: Oscar-Nominated Crime Does Not Pay short “Eyes of the Navy”; Vintage Cartoon “The Fishing Bear” ;Theatrical Trailer (HD)

About the Film:
Like the arrows she launches at an archery target during an elegant lawn party, Elizabeth Bennet’s wit is pointed and unerring. “If you want to be really refined, you have to be dead,” she says, skewering the imperious airs of her hosts. Jane Austen’s timeless 1813 novel of unlikely romance is richly adapted in this lavish Academy Award® winner.* Greer Garson portrays spirited Elizabeth, one of five Bennet sisters hoping for matrimony. Laurence Olivier plays Darcy, whose arrival at a nearby estate sets maiden hearts aflutter. But first impressions can mean so very much. Elizabeth and Darcy find reasons to view each other with disdain, setting in motion a velvet struggle of Pride and Prejudice, perception and reality, forgiveness and love. You’ll be irresistibly caught up in it.

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GIRL CRAZY (1943) – Available 7/21
NEW 2020 1080p master from 4K scan from best surviving preservation elements!
Run Time: 99:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio Specs: MONO – English, DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Product Color: BLACK & WHITE
Disc Configuration: BD 50

Special Features: Introduction by Mickey Rooney(HD); Commentary by Film historian John Fricke; Comedy Short “Hollywood Daredevils” ; Vintage Cartoon “The Early Bird Dood It” ; “I Got Rhythm” Stereo Remix Version (HD); Audio Only Bonus “Bronco Busters” Outtake; Theatrical Trailer (HD)

About the Film:
Mickey Rooney. Judy Garland. Gershwin music. And Tommy Dorsey to play it. Who could ask for anything more? From Garland’s rendition of “But Not for Me” to the grand finale of “I Got Rhythm,” Girl Crazy is one of the most buoyant tunefests ever put on-screen. Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there’s not supposed to be a female for miles. But before Danny arrives, he spies a pair of legs extending out from under a stalled roadster. They belong to the dean’s granddaughter, Ginger Gray (Garland), who is more interested in keeping the financially strapped college open than falling for Danny’s romantic line. At least at first.

 

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MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID (1952) – Available 7/28
NEW 2020 1080p master from 4K scan of original nitrate Technicolor negatives!
Run Time: 110:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio Specs: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English, MONO – English
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Product Color: COLOR
Disc Configuration: BD 50

Special Features: Vintage Pete Smith Specialty short “Reducing”; Vintage Cartoon “The Wise Little Quaker” ; Audio-Only Bonus: Radio show with Esther Williams and Walter Pidgeon; Theatrical Trailer (HD).

About the Film:
James Sullivan works the carny circuit, promoting the likes of a boxing kangaroo or grappling bear. Then the wheeler-dealer meets a million-dollar idea: beautiful swimming champ Annette Kellerman. She’ll churn through a River Thames PR stunt. Cause a bathing-suit scandal among Boston bluebloods. Headline New York’s Hippodrome. And become a Hollywood swimsation as cameras roll and Rin Tin Tin looks on. Glamorous, amphibious Esther Williams portrays the real-life aquatic star in a splashy biopic costarring Victor Mature and loaded with stunning spectacle (including a must-see Busby Berkeley masterwork). Is this lovely Esther’s signature film? Well, she called her 1999 autobiography The Million Dollar Mermaid.

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