September 25, 2006

DVD Decision 2006!

I may be a little late on this one, but it's always better late then never! As reported here earlier this past May, Amazon.com and Warner Brothers Home Video teamed up for your votes on what you wanted to be released in DVD.

The winners were announced the end of August and the classic film starring Lucille Ball, Best Foot Forward has won the Amazon.com exclusive. It will be released December 19th along with the other top winners.

The films are from Warner Brothers, RKO and MGM, and range from critical classics to more popular fare.

In addition to Best Foot Forward, other releases for December 19th include the film version of Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man with Rod Steiger in the title role, the World War II adventure Operation Crossbow starring Sophia Loren and George Peppard, the vintage Judy Garland title Presenting Lily Mars, and another war film, Up Periscope starring James Garner. The sixth title, There was a Crooked Man is a combination Western-prison film written by the guys who wrote Bonnie and Clyde.

The second half dozen DVDs are scheduled for January 30th release. The Amazon exclusive of this bunch is Angels in the Outfield, the original from 1951 starring Janet Leigh and Paul Douglas, a name that is virtually forgotten now, but was a top actor fifty years ago. The other titles are The Arrangement, Elia Kazan's film from his novel, starring Kirk Douglas and Faye Dunaway, Looker, a film directed by Jurrasic Park author Michael Crichton with Albert Finney and James Coburn, the classic bio-pic Madame Curie starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon, and Gymkata starring Kurt Thomas.

The two Amazon.com exclusives can be preordered directly from Amazon online!

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