MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3926 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:01 pm

High Noon confirmed by Amazon.

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#3927 Post by rapta » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:13 pm

Arrow Academy will be releasing The Far Country according to Adrian Martin, so that wouldn't be part of any MoC plans.

I was I who asked Gambin whether it was Sirk or Sturges, and despite his response I still feel he might be bluffing even though he denied them both. I know a few facts told to me direct from Eureka and one is that a title from Paramount was the 'last piece' in a set they were compiling to cover a director's work at a specific studio.

You can see why I whittled it down to Sirk and Sturges, and had also considered von Sternberg but was aware of Indicator teasing his films so realised it wouldn't be him. That said I was assuming the remaining non-Paramount titles would be from Universal, since the latter distribute Paramount's catalogue, and I could be wrong there. I have looked through other possibilities though and can't think of many others (some have suggested McCarey).

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3928 Post by Drucker » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:55 pm

Lordt if MOC did a non-Dietric Von Sternberg box, put out some more of the Paramount silents, Thunderbolt, Salvation Hunters, Shanghai Gesture...well I can fantasize anyway can't I...

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3929 Post by rapta » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:06 pm

Drucker wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:49 am
They teased that potential mega-Lang box set a few years ago, but have since released even more of his films as standalones...
I did consider this since Lang is obviously a go-to of theirs, but these were the only titles I could see them including:

You and Me (Universal)
The Return of Frank James (Fox)
Western Union (Fox)
Scarlet Street (Universal/P.D.)
Cloak and Dagger (Paramount)
House By the River (Paramount)
American Guerrilla in the Philippines (Fox)

Could be wrong but I can only realistically see them doing a few of those, and most likely as single releases (as they have done for The Woman in the Window and Human Desire).
nitin wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:31 am
If Eureka go through Universal for Paramount licenses in the UK, and the 6 films set could therefore potentially include titles from both Universal and Paramount, could we be looking at an Anthony Mann 50s westerns set comprising of:

- The Far Country
- The Furies
- Bend of the River
- Winchester 73
- The Tin Star
- Thunder Bay

All would seem to have HD masters and quite a few have overseas releases announced or rumoured (including a 4k restoration for Winchester 73).
This is a pretty solid theory actually - I had briefly considered that it could be a Mann-Stewart set comprising of the unreleased titles on UK Blu-ray:

Winchester '73
Bend of the River
Thunder Bay
The Naked Spur
The Glenn Miller Story
Strategic Air Command

That's assuming The Far Country is definitely with Arrow (as Adrian Martin has said), and The Man from Laramie wasn't able to be included (being a Columbia title, and that they've already released it separately). That being said, The Naked Spur is MGM and Strategic Air Command is Paramount, so the fact this set is supposed to be a director at one particular studio foils this theory. Maybe yours is closer to the truth, if true.

Either way, if MoC aren't doing an Anthony Mann set perhaps Arrow are instead, and The Far Country is part of a box set. Would make sense since they haven't done many Westerns as part of Arrow Academy recently and might want to prove they can do a decent box set of classic Westerns after seeing Indicator's Boetticher one.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3930 Post by reaky » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:41 pm

Eureka, on Twitter: “We were very pleased to hear this morning that the BBFC has approved a soon to be announced title for release FULLY UNCUT for the first time ever in the UK!”

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#3931 Post by swo17 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:44 pm

Could Kiss Me Deadly be a contender? The BBFC recently approved it, though the distributor is listed as Sony. And obviously MoC loves Aldrich.

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#3932 Post by EddieLarkin » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:51 pm

That's because it's an August Criterion title.

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#3933 Post by Big Ben » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:48 pm

Someone on Facebook said the BBFC recently approved a film called Iron Fisted Monk which previously had over a minute of footage cut out of it.

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#3934 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:50 pm

It wouldn’t surprise me at all if it was an HK title.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3935 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:41 pm

Big Ben wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Someone on Facebook said the BBFC recently approved a film called Iron Fisted Monk which previously had over a minute of footage cut out of it.
This is probably it—the BBFC has a listing with Eureka as the distributor, and we know it's in the pipeline because their end-of-the-year poll mentioned it as part of a Sammo Hung box from Eureka Classics. Previous releases were cut for sexual violence, but the BBFC is a lot less strict about that nowadays. One of the other films in the planned set (Eastern Condors) has also been historically cut by the BBFC, but that probably won't be waived because it involves animal cruelty.

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