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 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)











Independent distributors Olive Films have revealed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray the following five films: Daniel Mann's Who's Got the Action? (1962), Bud Yorkin's Come Blow Your Horn (1963), Frank Tashlin's It's Only Money (1962) and Who's Minding the Store? (1963), and Jack Donohue's Assault on a Queen (1966).

Exact technical specs, region coding status and sup0plemental features for these releases have not been revealed yet, but the preliminary release date set by the distributors is March 27th.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=10266

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

OMG Who's Minding the Store!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Hmmm Olive did have Twlight's Last Gleaming as an upcoming release about a year ago.... wonder what ever happened, if it is still in the works...



And what about "Who's Minding The Mint ?" Now that's one I'd love to get ahold of...

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Assault on a Queen, not seen that film for many years. Looking forward to seeing it again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Assault On A Queen, great stuff. It's a caper movie, but with a dreamlike quality to it (helped by the lounge music score of Duke Ellington). Sinatra plays er..Sinatra, & Virna Lisi is just impossibly beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it in 'scope for the first time. I hope Olive gets around to a BD release of The Presidents Analyst one day.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I hope Olive gets around to The Presidents Analyst one day.

Do you mean DVD or BluRay? It's already on DVD.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I hope Olive gets around to The Presidents Analyst one day.


What's wrong with this release of "The President's Analyst"?

http://www.amazon.com/Presidents-Analyst-James-Coburn/dp/B0001XAOBG


--Oh, you mean on Blu?

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Assault on a Queen, not seen that film for many years. Looking forward to seeing it again.

Never saw it but have been intrigued ever since I heard a recording of a Rod Serling lecture from the early '70s in which he bashed himself for the script, calling it terrible. He referenced a really cheesy line of dialogue that he wished he hadn't written. I can't remember the words, but I'll know them when I hear them again!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I hope Olive gets around to The Presidents Analyst one day.

Do you mean DVD or BluRay? It's already on DVD.


Yep, sorry, Blu-ray. I've fixed the post. I have both the US & UK DVD's of Analyst..if only I had the soundtrack!

Early last year I'd started to think that was it for Blu-rays, catalogue releases seemed to have dried up, but then the last three months were great, & this year could be the best ever.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

And they just came out with "The Hellstrom Chronicle".

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

There's not a "classic" title in the bunch.

Sheesh! They're mildly entertaining "vintage" titles and nothing more.


"Classic"..definition:

Adjective:
Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.

Noun:
A work of art of recognized and established value.


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

There's not a "classic" title in the bunch.

Sheesh! They're mildly entertaining "vintage" titles and nothing more.


"Classic"..definition:

Adjective:
Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.

Noun:
A work of art of recognized and established value.


When I think of all my favorite movies from the 40's 50's & 60's, there's not many "classic" movies among them. I'm just happy that we're getting all these catalogue releases.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

There's not a "classic" title in the bunch.

Sheesh! They're mildly entertaining "vintage" titles and nothing more.


"Classic"..definition:

Adjective:
Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.

Noun:
A work of art of recognized and established value.



Not even Paramount (not exactly noted for the depth of its catalog releases) is going to license out anything but second-tier titles to another firm.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

I'm looking forward to Come Blow Your Horn (1963) and Who's Got The Action? (1962). I just hope they release them on regular DVD along with Blu Ray.


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OLIVE FILMS/PARAMOUNT 2012 Releases Announced

• The Buccaneer (1938) – Fredric March, Walter Brennan, Akim Tamiroff, Anthony Quinn, dir. by Cecil B. Demille

Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950) – Alan Ladd, Wanda Hendrix, Francis Lederer, Joseph Calleia

The Lawless (1950) – Macdonald Carey, Gail Russell, dir. Joseph Losey

No Man of Her Own (1950) – Barbara Stanwyck

Silver City (1951) – Edmond O’Brien, Yvonne De Carlo, Richard Arlen, Barry Fitzgerald, Gladys George

Warpath (1951) – Edmond O’Brien, Dean Jagger, Forrest Tucker, Harry Carey Jr., Polly Bergen, Wallace Ford

Denver and the Rio Grande (1952) – Edmond O’Brein, Sterling Hayden, Dean Jagger, J. Carrol Naish, Zasu Pitts

My Son John (1952) – Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Dean Jagger, Robert Walker, dir. by Leo McCarey

The Savage (1952) – Charlton Heston

Something to Live For (1952) – Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, Teresa Wright

The Turning Point (1952) – William Holden, Edmond O’Brien, Alexis Smith

Pony Express (1953) – Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling, Forrest Tucker

Run for Cover (1955) – James Cagney, Viceca Lindfors, John Derek, Jean Hersholt, Ernest Borgnine, dir. by Nicholas Ray

The Proud and the Profane (1956) – William Holden, Deborah Kerr, Thelma Ritter

The Buccaneer (1958) – Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens, dir. Anthony Quinn

The Geisha Boy (1958) – Jerry Lewis

Rock-a-Bye-Baby (1958) – Jerry Lewis

The Jayhawkers (1959) – Jeff Chandler, Fess Parker

The Hangman (1959) – Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord, dir. Michael Curtiz

The Trap (1959) – Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman, Lorne Greene

The Savage Innocents (1960) – Anthony Quinn, Peter O’Toole

Man-Trap (1961) – Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Stella Stevens

Too Late Blues (1961) – Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens

It's Only Money (1962) – Jerry Lewis

Who's Got the Action (1962) – Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert, Walter Matthau, Paul Ford

Come Blow Your Horn (1963) – Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb

Who's Minding the Store (1963) – Jerry Lewis

Boeing Boeing (1965) – Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis

The Slender Thread (1965) – Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas

Assault on the Queen (1966) – Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Anthony Franciosa, Richard Conte

The Night of the Grizzly (1966) – Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam

The Spirit is Willing (1967) – Sid Caesar, Vera Miles

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Well, maybe I'm the only one around, but Who's Minding the Store is a comedy classic to me that I grew up with and I'm very excited for its release. To finally see the typewriter scene again, and to finally see the film widescreen...it's truly a comedy grail for me and I couldn't be happier. I think I must be one of the few people alive who still loves the comedy of Jerry Lewis. Should I be quarantined? big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Well, maybe I'm the only one around, but Who's Minding the Store is a comedy classic to me that I grew up with and I'm very excited for its release. To finally see the typewriter scene again, and to finally see the film widescreen...it's truly a comedy grail for me and I couldn't be happier. I think I must be one of the few people alive who still loves the comedy of Jerry Lewis. Should I be quarantined? big grin

Jerry Lewis was never that popular in the UK (a bit like Abbott & Costello), I do like a few of his comedies. Any UK would be fans should check out More4 at 1.10pm tomorrow, they're showing The Nutty Professor, I think it's one of his best.

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2012 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Independent distributors Olive Films have revealed that they are preparing for Blu-ray release Jack Arnold's The Space Children (1958), starring Michel Ray, Adam Williams and Peggy Webber, and Eugène Lourié's The Colossus of New York (1958), starring John Baragrey, Mala Powers and Otto Kruger. Exact technical specs, region coding status, and supplemental features to be included on these releases are unknown at the moment, but the preliminary release date for both is June 19th.





http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8450

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2012 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

OMG Who's Minding the Store!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seconded. Loved watching it all the time on AMC when I was a kid.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2012 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)



In July, Olive Films will bring Invasion of the Body Snatchers to Blu-ray. One of the most influential science-fiction films ever made, director Don Siegel's beloved 1956 adaptation of the Jack Finney novel The Body Snatchers stars Kevin McCarthy (Piranha) as Miles Bennell, a doctor investigating some strange hysteria-related cases in the small town of Santa Mira, California.

During his research, Bennell makes a shocking discovery: that a strange alien species has invaded Santa Mira, a species capable of infecting the town's residents as they sleep and replacing them with unemotional physical doppelgängers. As the epidemic spreads, only Bennell and his ex-girlfriend (Dana Wynter, Airport) stand a chance of escaping the aliens and warning the rest of the world - that is, of course, if they can keep from falling asleep.

Olive's Blu-ray presents Invasion of the Body Snatchers in a 2.00:1 "Superscope" aspect ratio; the distributor has used a new HD transfer, one restored from the original negative.

Supplementary materials are still unknown.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers streets on July 17th.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8607

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2012 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Olive's Blu-ray presents Invasion of the Body Snatchers in a 2.00:1 "Superscope" aspect ratio; the distributor has used a new HD transfer, one restored from the original negative.


According to film historian Bob Furmanek, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS was not filmed for Superscope projection, but was reformatted after production so that it could be released in that format. According to Furmanek, the sequence of events was as follows:

July 6, 1953: Allied Artists announces 1.85:1 as their house ratio. All future productions will be filmed for 1.85:1 widescreen but shot open matte to protect for 1.37:1.

March 23, 1955 - THE BODY SNATCHERS begins shooting on location. No mention is made of Superscope in the trades. As a point of reference, other Superscope productions are listed as such by other studios.

April 27, 1955 - End of principal photography.

May 28, 1955 - Superscope is announced for the film.

In conclusion, Don Siegel would have composed the film for the Allied Artists house ratio of 1.85:1. The Superscope release was 2.1:1. The difference in compositions between the two ratios is minimal but should be noted.

 
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