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"Fitzwilly," "Johnny Sokko," "Highway Patrol," More Titles on DVD

By admin Published: March 24, 2010

Fox Home Entertainment has announced more MGM titles availabele through a DVD-on-demand service. Like Warner Archives, it has you order a film from the list, then makes a DVD copy for you -- appealing directly to fans of individual productions and avoiding a fight for crowded store-shelf space It's a good idea and these projects include quite a few titles that I gety letters about.

After the jump is the announcement and the list of new titles, which also include Lindsay Wagner's "Two Worlds of Jennie Logan," the great political film "The Best Man" and more.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced that it will be offering 27 additional MGM titles, including never-before-released award-winning classic films, made-for-TV movies and television shows via CreateSpace’s DVD on Demand service. Beginning March 22, fans can pre-order their favorite classic films in this exciting second wave of titles followed by the television series from the new collection, which will be available soon.

The entire collection of MGM DVD-on-Demand titles will be showcased at www.amazon.com/mgmcollection. The dedicated online destination will serve as a central hub, with links to pages featuring original trailers for films including, Fitzwilly, The Honey Pot, Hurricane Streets, Valentino and more.

“We are delighted to continue our association with CreateSpace DVD on Demand, a perfect way for us to provide fans convenient access to timeless MGM movies and television shows that are not readily available in the marketplace,” said Eric Doctorow, General Manager, MGM Worldwide at Fox. “The new MGM Limited Edition Collection section will make it even easier for customers to find these film and TV gems on Amazon.com.”

CreateSpace DVD on Demand enables film and TV studios such as Twentieth Century Fox to make a wide variety of content available efficiently, inexpensively and with little risk, since titles are sold directly in response to customer demand.

Showcasing an assortment of award-nominated films, the latest wave of titles includes Academy Award® nominees The Best Man (1964), with Lee Tracy garnering a Best Supporting Actor nod; Man Of Iron (1981), selected as Best Foreign Language Film; and The Whisperers (1967), for which Edith Evans earned a Best Actress nomination. The set also incorporates Golden Globe® nominees Garbo Talks (1984), starring Anne Bancroft; and The Glory Guys (1965), featuring James Caan, nominated for Most Promising Newcomer.

In addition, the collection features popular made-for-TV films such as Inherit The Wind (1999), starring Jack Lemmon in his Golden Globe®-winning performance; three-time Golden Globe® nominee The Tenth Man (1988), starring Anthony Hopkins; and The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979), starring Lindsay Wagner. The television series to be available soon include the first season of the contemporary show “Flipper - The New Adventures” (1995) and Season 2 of "Flipper," the original series (1964), “Highway Patrol” (1955) Season 1 and the complete series of “Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot” (1969).

Classic Film Titles Starring

The Best Man (1964) Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams

The Caretakers (1963) Robert Stack, Polly Bergen, Joan Crawford

Cold Turkey (1971) Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart

Eight On The Lam (1967) Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jonathan Winters

Fitzwilly (1967) Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Feldon

The Gallant Hours (1960) James Cagney, Dennis Weaver

Garbo Talks (1984) Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher

The Glory Guys (1965) James Caan, Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell

The Honey Pot (1967) Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson

House Of The Long Shadows (1984) Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, John Carradine

Hurricane Streets (1998) Edie Falco, Brendan Sexton III, Heather Matarazzo

Inherit The Wind (1999) Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott

The Landlord (1970) Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, Diana Sands, Pearl Baily

Man Of Iron (1981) Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda

The Offence (1973) Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant

The Tenth Man (1988) Anthony Hopkins, Kristin Scott Thomas

Toys In The Attic (1963) Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Gene Tierney

The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979) Lindsay Wagner, Alan Feinstein, Linda Gray

Valentino (1977) Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips

Vanishing Fiancée (1978) François Truffaut, Nathalie Baye, Jean Dasté

The Whisperers (1967) Dame Edith Evans, Eric Portman

The White Buffalo (1977) Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson

Wicked Stepmother (1989) Bette Davis, David Rasche, Colleen Camp

Television Series

“Flipper” Season 2 (1964) Brian Kelly, Luke Halpin, Tommy Norden

“Flipper - The New Adventures” Season 1 (1995) Jessica Alba, Brian Wimmer, Colleen Flynn

“Highway Patrol” Season 1 (1955) Broderick Crawford

“Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot” Complete Series (1969) Kaneko Mitsunobu, Akio Itô, Shôzaburô Date


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