Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Third Man (1949)

Directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard and Orson Welles.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2007

'Shadowing The Third Man': a retrospective documentary (90mins)
The Third Man On The Radio':
'The Lives Of Harry Lime' radio series
Featurette:' Composer Anton Karas At London´s Empress Club
Two original trailers.
Image gallery

White Heat (1949)

Directed by Raoul Walsh and starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmond O'Brien.

DVD bought in 2005
Part of the 'James Cagney Collection'

Commentary by film historian Dr Drew Casper.
Warner Night at the Movies -
Introduction by Leonard Maltin
So You Think You're Not Guilty" comedy short
"Homeless Hare" cartoon
"White Heat: Top of the World" featurette
Theatrical trailer

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson and Victor McLaglen.

DVD bought in 2006

Theatrical Trailer

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Produced by Walt Disney and starring Bing Crosby and Basil Rathbone.

DVD bought in 2007
65m 20s

Bonus cartoon - Lonesome Ghosts

The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Directed by Charles Walters and starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Oscar Levant.

DVD bought in 2007
108m 54s

New featurette: Reunited at MGM: Astaire and Rogers Together Again
Vintage short: Annie Was a Wonder
Classic Droopy cartoon: Wags to Riches
Theatrical trailer

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt and Bruce Bennett.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2004

Steelbook Blu-ray bought in 2014

 Steelbook Blu-ray


• Commentary by Eric Lax
• Introduction by Leonard Maltin
• Warner Night at the Movies -
• Newsreel
• So You Want to be a Detective
• Hot Cross Bunny 91948 Looney Toons Short)
• John Huston: The Man, The Movies, The Maverick (128mins)
• Discovering Treasure: The Story of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (50mins)
• 8 Ball Bunny (1950 Looney Toons Short)
• April 18, 1949 Lux Radio Theater Brodcast

Red River (1948)

Directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru and John Ireland.

DVD bought in 2005

Blu-ray bought in 2014
Eureka - Masters of Cinema Series
132m 42s


New high-definition 1080p presentation
Original theatrical trailer
Exclusive lengthy video conversation about Red River and Howard Hawks by critic Dan Sallitt
A booklet featuring the words of Howard Hawks, notes on the two versions and rare imagery.

The Three Musketeers (1948)

Directed by George Sidney and starring Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, Van Heflin, Gig Young, Robert Coote, June Allyson, Angela Lansbury and Vincent Price.

DVD bought in 2007
125m 40s

Vintage FitzPatrick Traveltalk Short Looking at London
Classic Cartoon: What Price Fleadom
Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Promo
Theatrical Trailer

Hamlet (1948)

Directed by Laurence Olivier and starring Laurence Olivier, Basil Sydney, Eileen Herlie, Jean Simmons and Felix Aylmer.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
153m 33s

Promotional Material
Stills Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

The Red Shoes (1948)

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring Moira Shearer, Marius Goring and Anton Walbrook.

Blu-ray Restoration Edition bought in 2014
135m 14s

A Profile of The Red Shoes
Ballet of The Red Shoes - the ballet in stills
Cannes 2009:  Martin Scorsese
Canners 2009: Thelma Schoonmaker
Photo galleries
Promotional Material

The Paleface (1948) + Son of Paleface (1952)

The Paleface (1948). Directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell and Robert Armstrong. 90m 46s

Son of Paleface (1952). Directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell and Roy Rogers. 94m 37s

DVDs bought in 2007

Entertaining the Troops
Command Performance 1945
"Buttons & Bows" Sing Along
Photograph Gallery
Theatrical Trailer
Production Notes

The Pirate (1948)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and Walter Slezak.

DVD bought in 2009
97m 28s

• Commentary by historian John Fricke
• Featurette: The Pirate: A Musical Treasure Chest
• Vintage Pete Smith short - 'You Can't Win'
• Tom and Jerry Cartoon - 'Cat Fish'in'
• "Mack the Black" stereo remix version
• Audio-only bonuses
• Promotional radio interviews with Gene Kelly and Judy Garland
• Theatrical trailer