Showing posts with label 1940 movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1940 movies. Show all posts

Monday, 9 February 2015

Torrid Zone (1940)

Directed by William Keighley and starring James Cagney, Ann Sheridan and Pat O'Brien.

DVD bought in 2013
Part of the 'James Cagney Collection'

Warner Night at the Movies -
Vintage newsreel,
musical short "Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra,"
historical short "Pony Express Days,"
classic Oscar-nominated cartoon "A Wild Hare"

The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Directed by Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger, and Tim Whelan, starring Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez and John Justin.

DVD bought in 2006

Blu-ray bought in 2015


Blu-ray extras -

Image galleries
Theatrical Trailer

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell and Basil Rathbone.

Special Edition DVD bought in 2006
93m 37s

All new colorized feature
Restored black and white feature
Commentary by film critic Richard Schickel
"Tyrone Power: The Last Idol" as seen on Biography on the A&E Network

The Sea Hawk (1940)

Directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Henry Daniell and Flora Robson.

DVD bought in 2005
Part of the 'Errol Flynn Collection'

Leonard Maltin Hosts Warner Night at the Movies
Alice in Movieland short,
Porky's Poor Fish cartoon
New featurette: The Sea Hawk: Flynn in Action

Rebecca (1940)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders and Judith Anderson.

Criterion 2-disc DVD bought in 2004

• Commentary by film scholar Leonard J. Leff, author of Hitchcock and Selznick: The Rich and Strange Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick in Hollywood
• Isolated music and effects track
• Rare screen, hair, makeup, and costume tests
• Footage from the 1940 Annual Academy Awards ceremony
• Hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos
• Illustrated essay on Daphne du Maurier
• Hitchcock on Rebecca
• Phone interviews with star Joan Fontaine and Dame Judith Anderson from 1986
• Hitchcock's casting notes
• Reissue trailer
• Production correspondence and casting notes
• 1939 test screening questionnaire
• Complete broadcast of the 1938 Campbell Playhouse radio adaptation
• 1941 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast
• 1950 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast
• 22-page booklet

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Directed by George Cukor and starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart and Ruth Hussey.

2-disc special edition DVD bought in 2005
112m 07s

Commentary by Film Historian Jeannine Basinger
George Cukor Movie Trailer Gallery
Katharine Hepburn: All About Me - A Self-Portrait
The Men Who Made the Movies: George Cukor
Robert Benchley Short: That Inferior Feeling
Cartoon: The Homeless Flea
Audio-Only Bonus: Two Radio Adaptations Featuring the Movie's Three Stars

The Fighting 69th (1940)

Directed by William Keighley and starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien and George Brent.

DVD bought in 2013.
89m 44s
Part of the 'James Cagney Collection'

Warner Night at the Movies -
Vintage newsreel,
Patriotic shorts "Young America Flies" and the Oscar-nominated "London Can Take It!",
Classic cartoons "The Fighting 69-1/2th" and "Pilgrim Porky"
Audio-only bonus: radio adaptation with Pat O'Brien, Robert Preston, and Ralph Bellamy

Boom Town (1940)

Directed by Jack Conway and starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert and Hedy Lamarr.

DVD bought in 2013
118m 36s

  • Vintage short: "Hollywood Hobbies"
  • Classic cartoon: "Home on the Range"
  • Theatrical trailer

The Humphrey Bogart Collection

4-film 4-disc DVD set bought in 2013

Films included in the set -

They Drive by Night (1940)
Across the Pacific (1942)
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Passage to Marseille (1943)

Extras include featurettes, shorts and cartoons

Pinocchio (1940)

Directed by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske. 87m 44s

3-disc Platinum Edition Blu-ray bought in 2010

2-disc Platinum Edition DVD bought in 2009


Audio Commentary:
No Strings Attached
Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending
Deleted Song
The Sweat Box
Live Action Reference Footage
Disney animators
Pinocchio Art Galleries
Geppettos Then and Now
Music Video
Pinocchio's Matter of Facts

Fantasia (1940)

Fantasia (1940) Produced by Walt Disney and Ben Sharpsteen. 124m 27s

Fantasia 2000 (1999). Produced by Roy Disney and Donald W. Ernst. 74m 31s

2-film 2-disc Special Edition Blu-ray bought in 2010

2-film 3-disc Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2000


Fantasia Audio Commentary by Brian Sibley
Fantasia DisneyView Presentation
The Schultheis Notebook: A Disney Treasure
Interactive Art Galleries
Disney Family Museum
Fantasia 2000 Audio Commentaries
Dali & Disney: A Date with Destino
Disney's Virtual Vault (304 minutes of documentaries and featurettes)