Showing posts with label 1942 movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1942 movies. Show all posts

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Directed by Michael Curtiz and starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie and Walter Huston.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2004
125m 30s

Extras include - 

Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer:
Warner Night at the Movies -
Patriotic Short Subject - Beyond the Line of Duty
Let Freedom Sing!: The Story of Yankee Doodle Dandy (105m)
John Travolta Remembers James Cagney
You, John Jones (Wartime Short starring Cagney)
"James Cagney: Top of the World" documentary
Cartoon - Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid
Cartoon - Yankee Doodle Bugs
Cartoon - Yankee Doodle Daffy
Theatrical Trailer

Sullivan's Travels (1942)

Directed by Preston Sturges and starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake and Robert Warwick.

Arrow Films Special Edition Blu-ray bought in 2014
90m 46s

New high definition digital transfer of the film by Universal Pictures
Uncompressed Mono 2.0 PCM Audio
Audio commentary by filmmaker and Python Terry Jones
Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer
Kevin Jackson on Sullivan s Travels
The Preston Sturges Stock Company
Safeguarding Military Information: a Sturges-scripted propaganda short
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jay Shaw
Booklet featuring new writing on the film by screwball comedy expert Peter Swaab

Saboteur (1942)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger and Norman Lloyd.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
108m 48s

'Saboteur': A Closer Look
Production Photographs
Storyboards: The Statue of Liberty Sequence
Alfred Hitchcock's Sketches
Theatrical Trailer

The Tracy & Hepburn Collection

4-disc 4-film 'Spencer Tracy - Katharine Hepburn' 
DVD Collection bought in 2013

Films included in the set - 

Woman of the Year (1942)
Keeper of the Flame (1942)
Adam's Rib (1949)
Pat and Mike (1952)

Errol Flynn Adventures

5-disc 5-film DVD collection bought in 2013

Films included in the set -

Desperate Journey (1942)
Edge of Darkness (1943)
Northern Pursuit (1943)
Uncertain Glory (1944)
Objective Burma (1945)

Extras include shorts, newsreels and cartoons.

Gene Kelly Collection

4-disc 4-film DVD Collection bought in 2013

Films included in set -

For Me and My Gal (1942)
On the Town (1949)
Summer Stock (1950)
Invitation to the Dance (1956)

Saludos Amigos (1942)

Produced by Walt Disney and directed by Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney and Hamilton Luske.

DVD bought in 2006
40m 15s

DVD extra:
South of the Border with Disney

Monday, 9 February 2015

Casablanca (1942)

Directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.

3-disc 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Gift Set Blu-ray bought in 2013
 102m 37s
2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2003 


Blu-ray Gift Set extras include -

Two commentaries - the first with film critic Roger Ebert and the second with historian Rudy Behlmer
Introduction by Lauren Bacall
Warner Night at the Movies -
a vintage war-effort newsreel
"Vaudeville Days" (a history of Vaudeville short)
three cartoons "The Bird Came C.O.D." "The Squakin' Hawk" "The Dover Boys at Pimento University"
Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart (83mins)
Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of  (37mins)
Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic (35mins)
You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca (35mins)
As Time Goes By: The Children Remember
Deleted scenes, outtakes,
"Who Holds Tomorrow" tv show
"Carrotblanca" cartoon
You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (289 minutes)
The Brothers Warner (94 minutes)
Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul (58 minutes)

Captains of the Clouds (1942)

Directed by Michael Curtiz and starring James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall and Alan Hale.

DVD bought in 2013
113m 17s
Part of the 'James Cagney Collection'

Warner Night At The Movies -
Vintage Newsreel
Sports Short - Rocky Mountain Big Game
Classic Cartoons - Fresh Hare and What's Cookin' Doc?
Trailers of Captains Of The Clouds and 1942's In This Our Life

The Black Swan (1942)

Directed by Henry King and starring Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, George Sanders and Anthony Quinn.

DVD bought in 2006
84m 36s

Commentary by Rudy Behlmer and Maureen O'Hara
Restoration Comparison

Bambi (1942)

Produced by Walt Disney and directed by David Hand. 69m 50s.

2-disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray bought in 2011

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2005


Blu-ray extras - 

Bambi: Inside Walt's Story Meetings
The Making of Bambi: A Prince is Born
Interactive Galleries
Deleted Scenes
Deleted Song
Inside the Disney Archives
Disney Second Screen
Disney's Big Book of Knowledge
Tricks of the Trade
The Old Mill - A 1937 Academy Award-winning "Silly Symphony" animated short.
Original Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2 minutes): Bambi's original 1942 theatrical trailer.