Friday, 13 February 2015

When Worlds Collide (1951)

Directed by Rudolph Maté and starring Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen and John Hoyt.

DVD bought in 2007
78m 55s

Theatrical Trailer

The Thing From Another World (1951)

Directed by Christian Nyby and starring Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Douglas Spencer, Robert Cornthwaite and James Arness as The Thing.

2-disc DVD bought in 2007

Black & White Version (Uncut and remastered)
Colorized Version (Cut)
Audio Commentary with filmmaker John Carpenter

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Directed by Robert Wise and starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe and Sam Jaffe.

2-disc Steelbook DVD bought in 2007

Blu-ray bought in 2012


 Blu-ray extras -

Audio commentary by director Robert Wise and filmmaker Nicolas Meyer
Audio commentary by film and music historians

Isolated music score
The World of the Theremin
"The Mysterious Melodious Theremin" featurette
Main Title Live Performance by Peter Pringle
"Interactive Theremin: Create Your Own Score"
"The Making of The Day the Earth Stood Still" featurette
"Decoding 'Klaatu Barada Nikto': Science Fiction as Metaphor" featurette
"A Brief History of Flying Saucers" featurette
"The Astounding Harry Bates" featurette
"Edmund North: The Man Who Made the Earth Stand Still" featurette
"Race to Oblivion" short written and produced by Edmund North
"Farewell to the Master" reading
"Fox Movietonews" 1951 newsreel featurette
Photo galleries

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman and Robert Walker.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2005

Preview and Final release versions of the film.
Audio commentary by Peter Bogdanovich, Joseph Stefano and others
"Alfred Hitchcock's Historical Meeting" (Vintage Newsreel
"Strangers On A Train: A Hitchcock Classic" documentary
"Strangers On A Train: An Appreciation By M. Night Shyamalan" featurette
"Strangers On A Train: The Victim's P.O.V." featurette
"The Hitchcocks On Hitch" featurette
Theatrical trailer

Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

Directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo and Robert Beatty.

DVD bought in 2007
116m 40s

Short film: My Country 'Tis of Thee
Cartoon: Captain Hareblower
Lux Radio Broadcast
Theatrical trailer

Quo Vadis (1951)

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn and Peter Ustinov.

Blu-ray bought in 2011
174m 28s

Commentary by F.X. Feeney
In the Beginning, Quo Vadis and the Genesis of the Biblical Epic
Theatrical Trailer

An American in Paris (1951)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch and Georges Guétary.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2009

Blu-ray bought in 2013
113m 32s


Blu-ray extras -

Audio Commentary by director, cast and crew
S' Wonderful -documentary
Gene Kelly - Anatomy of a Dancer
Paris on Parade
Tex Avery cartoon: Symphony in Slang
Musical outtake: Love Walked In
Audio Outtakes
Radio Interviews
Theatrical Trailer

The African Queen (1951)

Directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and Robert Morley.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
105m 14s

Commentary by Jack Cardiff
Embracing Chaos: Making of The African Queen
Poster, lobby cards and behind the scenes gallery

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Produced by Walt Disney and directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2004

60th Anniversary Blu-ray bought in 2011
75m 16s


Through the Keyhole: A Companion's Guide to Wonderland
Reflections on Alice
Operation Wonderland
Deleted Materials
Newly Discovered Cheshire Cat Song
Walt Disney Introductions
Reference Footage: Alice and the Doorknob
Pencil Test: Alice Shrinks
Mickey Mouse cartoon: Thru the Mirror
 An Alice Comedy: Alice's Wonderland
One Hour in Wonderland
Art Gallery
Painting the Roses Red
Original Theatrical Trailers

Cinderella (1950)

Produced by Walt Disney and directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2005

Diamond Edition Blu-ray bought in 2012
74m 28s


Blu-ray extras

DisneyView Mode optional for watching the film
"The Real Fairy Godmother" featurette
"Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fantasyland" featurette
"The Magic of the Glass Slipper" featurette
Alternate Opening Scene in Storyboard Form
Deleted Scenes
Unused Songs
Radio Broadcasts
"From Rags to Riches: The Making of Cinderella" featurette
"The Cinderella that Almost Was" featurette
"From Walt’s Table: A Tribute to the Nine Old Men" featurette
"The Art of Mary Blair" featurette
Storyboard to Film Comparison: The Opening Sequence
"Tangled Ever After" short film

West Point Story (1950)

Directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring James Cagney, Virgina Mayo, Doris Day and Gordon MacRae.

DVD bought in 2013
106m 48s
Part of the 'James Cagney Collection'

Warner Bros Night at the Movies
vintage newsreel
Oscar-winning "Sports Parade" short Granddad of Races
Cartoon "His Bitter Half"
Theatrical trailer