I LOVE classic movies, so I was pretty excited when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) recently released a bunch of classic films on DVD, including 29 films and ten collections. It’s a classic film lovers paradise!
Check out the titles below, and click through these links to buy:
AVAILABLE NOW: FOX CINEMA ARCHIVES
The Christmas Collection (1932-1943). Four-disc set includes Wintertime (1943), Thin Ice (1937), Young America (1932) and You Can’t Have Everything (1932)
The College/Party Collection (1961-1968). Four-disc set includes The Sweet Ride (1968), Surf Party (1964), Wild On The Beach (1965) and Bachelor Flat (1961)
The Unexpected Love Collection (1936-1942). Four-disc set includes Girl Trouble (1942), I Was An Adventuress (1940), Marry The Boss’s Daughter (1941) and Private Number (1936)
The Cowboy-Style Romance Collection (1940-1957). Four-disc set includes Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay (1948), April Love (1957), The Cowboy And The Blonde (1941) and Maryland (1940)
The Religion and The World Collection (1935-1962). Four-disc set includes Cardinal Richelieu (1935), I’d Climb The Highest Mountain (1951), Sodom And Gomorrah (1962) and Esther And The King (1960)
The Academy-Winners Collection (1942-1960). Four-disc set includes My Gal Sal (1942), The Fighting Lady (1944), Wilson (1944) and Sons And Lovers (1960)
Big City Romance Collection (1946-1964). Three-disc set includes The Pleasure Seekers (1964), Three Little Girls In Blue (1946), and The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)
The Adventure Beneath Collection (1940-1957). Three-disc set includes Beneath The 12-Mile Reef (1953), Raiders From Beneath The Sea (1965), and Down To The Sea In Ships (1949)
Tough Guy, Tough Time Collection (1952-1955). Three-disc set includes Red Skies Of Montana (1952), Siege At Red River (1954), and Untamed (1955)
The Cisco Kid Collection (1931-1939). Three-disc set includes The Cisco Kid (1931), The Return Of The Cisco Kid (1939), and The Cisco Kid And The Lady (1939)
High Tension (1936). A romantic comedy with an edge, High Tension details the love affair between a rugged deep sea engineer and a feisty magazine writer. They’re both gun-shy when it comes to marriage, but a close call with death reminds them how delicate life is.
King of Burlesque (1936). A leading impresario brings a burlesque show to Broadway and then deserts his old friend to marry a beautiful socialite. Warner Baxter, Alice Faye and Jack Oakie star in this 1936 classic film.
Lloyd’s Of London (1936). Lloyd’s Of London gives a fictional account of the founding and development of Britain’s prestigious insurance and banking firm during the 19th Century. Freddie Bartholomew, Madeleine Carrol, and Tyrone Power star in the 1936 classic.
International Settlement (1938). In Shanghai amidst sino-Japanese warfare, an adventurer (George Sanders) collecting money from gun suppliers falls in loves with a French singer (Dolores Del Rio). June Lang, Dick Baldwin and Ruth Terry also star in this 1938 classic.
It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dog (1946). Reporter Henry Barton, just out of the Army, is chagrined to be made science editor, while his old crime reporter job goes to Bess. Against orders, Henry probes a racketeering case and is in a Brooklyn tavern when beautiful Julia comes in with a well-trained Doberman Pinscher. She – with the dog’s aid – proceeds to rob the place… or does she? More complications ensue with a “battle of the sexes” undertone.
AVAILABLE NOW: MGM LIMITED EDITION
The King and Four Queens (1956). This offbeat western finds an escaped desperado (Clark Gable) holed up in a desert ghost town, inhabited only by four beautiful young widows and their flinty, gun-totin’ mother-in-law (Jo Van Fleet). Oozing an endless supply of charm and masculine virility, Gable sets his sights on this shapely harem — and the $100,000 in stolen gold hidden somewhere close by!
A Kiss Before Dying (1956). Robert Wagner is Bud Corliss, a darkly handsome college boy so obsessed with wealth that he’ll do anything to get it. When his rich girlfriend Dorothy (Joanne Woodward) gets pregnant and is threatened with disinheritance, Bud stages her suicide, sending her plummeting from the roof of a high-rise. It’s the perfect crime…until Dorothy’s sister Ellen (Virginia Leith) begins to unravel Bud’s deadly scheme.
The Knack…And How To Get It (1965). Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing – with a long line of conquests to prove it – while the naïve and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), it’s not long before the self-assured Tolen moves in for the kill. Is all fair in love and war, or can Colin get the knack and beat Tolen at his own game?
Mars Needs Women (1967). When a girl shortage of galactic proportions turns the Martian dating scene into a black hole, four extra-handsome extraterrestrials set their sights on Earth’s own cosmic cuties, hoping to find a few gorgeous girls willing to go all the way…to the stars. But when the boys at NASA uncover the interplanetary poaching, they put rocket science to a new use–in kickin’ some Martian astronauts clear out of the solar system!
The Story of Adele H. (1975). Adele, daughter of French author and patriot Victor Hugo, is beautiful, composed and filled with the same brilliant writing talent as her famous father. However, Adele is driven not by literary aspirations but by love. Impelled by a need that will not be denied, she has run away from home to follow her handsome, womanizing lover (Bruce Robinson) across an ocean to wintry Halifax, Nova Scotia. Wild with desire, she’ll risk everything to renew their brief affair. And if she can’t win him back, there’ll be a terrible price to pay.
Stay Hungry (1976). When entrepreneur Craig Blake (Jeff Bridges) buys a small gym, he fully expects to demolish the place to make room for a high rise. Instead, he finds himself drawn into a world he never knew existed. From a perky gymnast (Sally Field) who wears her heart on her leotard, to a philosophizing Mr. Universe hopeful (Arnold Schwarzenegger), the freewheeling spirit of the gym touches Craig in a way he never expected- and plunges him into a hilarious off-the wall plot to stop his high rise… from ever rising.
The Serpent’s Egg (1977). Out-of-work trapeze artist Abel Rosenberg (David Carradine) finds the only way to navigate the surreal circus that is 1923 Berlin is to stay drunk. But even through his stupor, he can see the thread of a frightening mystery— everyone he knows, even his most distant acquaintances – is dying violently. Can he survive…or will his mind and soul completely unravel?
National Lampoon’s: Movie Madness (1982). An arrogant corporate lawyer forces his wife to leave him so that he can find what’s been missing from his life…and the mania begins. A victimized stripper vows to take over the world…and mayhem sets in. Two mismatched cops search for a deranged serial killer… and madness completely takes over! Individually, each movie will shock your senses. But together…they’ll blow you away!
The Party Animal (1984). Pondo (Matthew Causey) has come to college for one reason: the babes! But this bumbling backwoods Freshman can’t even get to first base, not even with help from his hunky, B.M.O.C. roommate (Tim Carhart). So Pondo does what any hopeless hayseed would do: He heads for the chemistry lab to make moonshine…and stumbles upon a “special” concoction that makes him so irresistible, no woman will be able to keep her hands off him!
Mata Hari (1985). Mata Hari. Her name means “Eyes of the Dawn,” but her loyalties are less clear. When she takes two former friends — now on opposite sides of the war — as lovers, she finds herself a pawn in the dangerous world of cat-and-mouse espionage. As the stakes grow higher and the war grows deadlier, her guilt torments her. But if she risks everything to save the man she loves, who will save Mata Hari?
Snow White (1989). After her jealous stepmother (Diana Rigg), the queen, tries to have her killed, Snow White (Sarah Patterson) runs away into the forest, where she finds refuge with seven kindly dwarves. But when the queen discovers that Snow White’s still alive, she attempts to destroy her rival with the help of clever disguises. Finally, a poisonous apple does the trick– or so she thinks – until the handsome prince arrives to save Snow White!
Without You I’m Nothing (1990). It is the cabaret act of a nightmare: You sing, dance and tell stories to an utterly apathetic audience. But Sandra Bernhard doesn’t know fear, and she tears into a viewer’s discomfort with vigor and relish. Stripping herself, body and soul, down to bare essentials, she delivers “an astonishing performance in this bizarre funny and prickly satire of pop culture” (The Wall Street Journal).
Liebestraum (1991). What begins as a passionate crusade to save a landmark building turns into a passionate love affair with dire consequences. Nick (Kevin Anderson), a professor of architecture who’s come home to visit his dying mother (Kim Novak), knows he must preserve a cast-iron building marked for demolition by Paul (Bill Pullman), a ruthless developer and former friend. But when he falls for Paul’s wife, Jane (Pamela Gidley), Nick unwittingly tempts fate with his own life. For buried within the walls of the landmark lies a dark secret — a murderous history which is linked to Nick and now may find him as its next victim!
Meatballs 4 (1992). It’s the summer camp everyone wishes their parents had sent them to: Lakeside Water Ski Camp, where the guys are hot-dogging athletes, the girls know how to keep their tips up, and the bikinis are skimpier than a towrope! But when Lakeside starts losing its campers to a competitor, they hire new recreation director – and cocky maverick skier- Ricky Wade (Corey Feldman). Ricky not only energizes his team for a super competition, he also pulls a few outrageous surprises and makes a splash that ends the summer with a real bang. So hold on to your bathing suit! This year, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
Best Men (1997). Hope’s (Drew Barrymore) big mistake on her wedding day was sending the groomsmen to collect her jailbird fiancé Jesse (Luke Wilson) from prison. For on the way from the penitentiary, the best man, Billy (Sean Patrick Flanery), decides he needs a little cash infusion from the town bank…so he holds it up! But it’s not long before all of the groomsmen are held up – when the cops surround the place! And since neither hell nor high water will stop Hope from having her day…she rushes into join her fugitive wedding party, at the risk of spending her honeymoon – not to mention the rest of her life – behind bars!
Molly (1999). Autistic since birth, 28-year-old Molly (Elisabeth Shue) is a carefree young woman with an incredible zest for life. Her brother Buck (Aaron Eckhart), a 32-year-old with a full social calendar and a booming career, has had little contact with Molly over the years – until the facility that cares for her closes down. Now it’s up to Buck to take his sister in…and that’s turning into a full time job! Bold, childlike and very energetic, Molly completely envelops her brother’s life and turns his ordered world into chaos. Then, just when Buck is at his wit’s end, Molly becomes a candidate for a new medical procedure that could cure her completely…but is it worth the risk? Molly sure thinks so…she’s ready to experience everything!
In The Time of Butterflies (2000). For generations, General Rafael Trujillo (Edward James Olmos) has ruled the Dominican Republic with a mixture of terror and savagery…until Minerva Mirabal (Salma Hayek) dares to oppose him. Inspired by her love for a rebel leader (Marc Anthony), Minerva and her sisters – known as Las Mariposas (The Butterflies) – endure unimaginable hardships in a battle for the very soul of a nation. But as their acts of bravery gain notoriety, Trujillo’s forces close in, determined to put an end to Minerva’s heroics.
Mr. Accident (2000). Roger Crumpkin (Yahoo Serious) is a happy-go-lucky guy who’s employed at a massive egg factory as a Mr. Fix-It – who’s known better as Mr. Break-It. Things are completely sunnyside-up until his new boss, an evil do’er who wants to dominate the world with nicotine-spiked eggs, takes over and scrambles everything — and everyone! And when Roger falls for Sunday Valentine (Helen Dallimore), his boss’ sexy and ditzy moll, it sends this egg-pushing CEO on a cracked-up rampage to ensure that Mr. Accident’s life ends up just that…an accident!
The Yes Men (2004). With poker-faced impersonation as their weapon, and World Trade Organization officials as their target, the Yes Men pull off one bold prank after another in an effort to raise political consciousness. And when their outrageous stunts are actually swallowed, hook, line and sinker the Yes Men must up the satirical ante and push the art of public spectacle to hilarious new heights!
Initiation of Sarah (2006). All sororities have their secrets, but the rival houses at Temple Hill University give “Hell Week” a whole new meaning! For Sarah and her twin sister, Lindsey, starting college means starting over – new freedom, new guys and a break from Sarah’s troubled past caused by her strange supernatural powers. But when the sisters are invited to pledge for two of the school’s most prestigious sororities, they are unwittingly drawn into an ancient battle of the occult between the forces of good and evil, and it’s up to Sarah to save her sister – and herself – from something far more sinister than they had ever imagined.
Two Weeks (2006). Four grown siblings return home to their terminally ill mother’s house for what they think are her final few days. When she hangs on, they find themselves stuck under the same roof for two difficult weeks. But as the children come to terms with their grief, they discover laughter in the midst of sorrow, love in the face of anger, and an opportunity to gain new perspectives on their own lives.
Boot Camp (2007). A group of troubled teens, including Sophie Bauer (Mila Kunis), are abducted and brought to the Camp Serenity rehab program on Fiji. The young men and women soon find themselves at the mercy of the camp’s deranged administrators, who subject them to solitary confinement and psychological torture of every kind. As Sophie and her boyfriend, struggle to escape, she fights for her sanity – and her life – in this white-knuckle thriller that proves paradise can be deadly.
Thanks Jane.Great list <3
“Cisco Kid”, wow… I’m 40 years old, I remember my grandma mentioning this name a few times.