Saturday, 7 February 2015

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Claude Rains.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2003
101m 50s

Commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer
All-new 65th anniversary transfer from restored picture and audio elements
Warner Night at the Movies, 1938 introduced by Leonard Maltin including trailers
newsreel, musical short subject and cartoon "Katnip Kollege"
Errol Flynn trailer gallery
New documentary, Welcome to Sherwood (2003)
Outtakes and the studio's annual year-end blooper reel
"Robin Hood Through the Ages" featurette
"A Journey to Sherwood Forest" travelog
Documentary Glorious Technicolor (1998)
Shorts: "Cavalcade of Archery" (1946) and "The Cruise of the Zaca" (1952)
Galleries: Historical art, costume design, concept drawings, cast/crew photos, & publicity
Audio only: "The Robin Hood Radio Show" and Korngold piano session
Cartoons: "Rabbit Hood" and "Robin Hood Daffy"

The Dawn Patrol (1938)

Directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone and David Niven.

DVD bought in 2007
102m 32s

Warner Night at the Movies 1938:
Vintage newsreel,
musical shorts "The Prisoner of Swing" and "Romance Road,"
classic cartoon "What Price Porky?"

Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

Directed by Michael Curtiz and starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart and Ann Sheridan.

DVD bought in 2005
93m 20s
Part of the 'James Cagney Collection'

Leonard Maltin Hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1938, with newsreel,
musical short "Out Where the Stars Begin,"
cartoon "Porky and Daffy,"
theatrical trailers
New featurette: "Angels with Dirty Faces: Whaddya Hear? Whaddya Say?"
Audio-only bonus: radio production with film's two stars

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2005 

Commentary by Director/Writer Peter Bogdanovich
Howard Hawks Movie Trailer Gallery
Two Revealing Documentaries-
Cary Grant: A Class Apart
Howard Hawks: The Men Who Made the Movies
Comedy Short - Campus Cinderella
Cartoon - A Star Is Hatched

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Pual Lukas and Dame May Whitty.

2-disc Criterion DVD bought in 2008
Blu-ray bought in 2015


Criterion DVD extras -

Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder
Crook's Tour (1941) feature length movie starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne (80mins)
Excerpts from Fran├žois Truffaut's 1962 interview with Alfred Hitchcock (10mins)
Mystery Train - video essay (33mins)
Behind-the-Scenes photos and Promotional Art
Liner notes booklet with essays by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and Hitchcock scholar Charles Barr

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Directed by David Hand, William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, and Ben Sharpsteen.

2-disc Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2001

3-disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray bought in 2009
83m 11s



DVD Extras

Disc One:
The Film
Newly Animated Magic Mirror Host
Barbra Streisand's recording of "Some Day My Prince Will Come"
The Making of "Snow White" featurette
"Dopey's Wild Mine Ride" set-top game
Heigh-Ho Sing-a-long
Audio Commentary with Walt Disney

Disc Two:
All-new 3D animated map of the Snow White Kingdom
History and development
Insight into the character creation and development of the feature
Abandoned concepts and deleted scenes
Unique timeline of the Walt Disney studios
Footage and publicity from the original "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" worldwide premiere

Blu-ray extras

• Blu-ray Disc 1:

    • Audio Commentary with Walt Disney, hosted by John Canemaker
    • DisneyView – artist Toby Bluth’s side panel paintings add width to the widescreen presentation
    • The Princess And The Frog Sneak Peek
    • Someday My Prince Will Come music video with Tiffany Thornton
    • Snow White Returns: storyboards with Don Hahn
    • Deleted Scenes: Soup Song sequence and the Dwarfs build Snow White a new bed
    • BD-Live Games: Mirror Mirror On The Wall, What Do You See?, Jewel Jumble and Scene Stealer
    • Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go

• Blu-ray Disc 2:

    • Hyperion Studios: be digitally transported to 1937 to discover the original studio Walt built, where Snow White was conceived and developed, featuring 1937 Premiere newsreel footage and featurettes focused on various Rooms and Departments including Story, Music, Art, Character Design, Background, Animation, Live-Action Reference, Sweatbox, Soundstage, Ink & Paint, and Camera, plus classic Disney shorts in HD: Babes In The Wood, The Skeleton Dance, Music Land, The Goddess Of Spring, Playful Pluto, a fully restored edition of Steamboat Willie, Flowers And Trees and The Old Mill.
    • The One That Started It All featurette
    • Animation Voice Talent (standard definition)
    • Dopey’s Wild Mine Ride: set-top game (standard definition)
    • Disney Through The Decades (SD) and New Century (HD)
    • Heigh-Ho karaoke sing-along

• DVD Disc:

    • Audio Commentary with Walt Disney, hosted by John Canemaker
    • The Princess And The Frog Sneak Peek
    • Someday My Prince Will Come music video

The Prisoner of Zenda 1937-1952

The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) directed by John Cromwell and starring Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Raymond Massey and David Niven. 101mins

The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, James Mason and Louis Calhern. 101mins

DVD bought in 2007

Pete Smith specialty short Penny Wisdom
Cartoon The Wayward Pups
Audio-only bonus: Lux Radio Theater Adaptation with Ronald Colman
Fitzpatrick Traveltalk short Land of the Taj Mahal,
Oscar-winning cartoon Johann Mouse
1952 theatrical trailer

Lost Horizon (1937)

Directed by Frank Capra and starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, H.B. Warner and Sam Jaffe.

DVD bought in 2005

* Production Notes
* Three Deleted Scenes
* Photo Documentary
* Restoration Commentary
* Theatrical Trailer
* Restoration Comparison (Before and After)
* Alternative Ending

Wife vs Secretary (1936)

Directed by Clarence Brown and starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy.

DVD bought in 2013
87m 28s
Part of the 'Clark Gable Collection'

Vintage musical short: "New Shoes"
Oscar-winning Crime Doesn't Pay short: "The Public Pays"
Theatrical trailer

Things to Come (1936)

Directed by William Cameron Menzies and starring Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke and Edward Chapman.

Colorized DVD bought in 2007
91m 51s

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2008
92m 46s


Colorized version extras -

Commentary by Ray Harryhausen
Interview with Ray Harryhausen
Colorization process with Ray Harryhausen

Special Edition extras -

Audio commentary with Things to Come expert Nick Cooper
Comprehensive HD image gallery, including many rare stills
US re-release trailer
Script PDF
Virtual Extended Edition a viewing option allowing for the inclusion of text and images from long-missing and unfilmed scenes to present a tantalising what if?
On Reflection: Brian Aldiss on H.G. Wells a 25-minute documentary from 1971
Ralph Richardson interview by Russell Harty in 1975
The Wandering Sickness an original 78rpm recording
Extensive booklet by Nick Cooper