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Fox UK's Cinema Reserve line announced

Fox Home Entertainment

have announced a new line of UK Region 2 DVD releases under the banner of Cinema Reserve. The Cinema Reserve DVD brand has been created to honour Twentieth Century Fox’s legendary film history. Presented in an exclusive steel DVD case, this collection provides film fans with the highest quality DVD versions of the studio’s most seminal movies and defining moments in cinema history. Debuting from 27th February 2006, the first titles to be awarded such special treatment are My Darling Clementine and Laura – the first time for both to UK DVD, All About Eve and The Day The Earth Stood Still (rrp. £17.99 each):

Laura (1944)

Critically acclaimed Academy Award® winning Film Noir, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Clifton Webb, Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney. This special edition DVD is brimming with features guaranteed to impress any fan. It includes extended scenes with optional commentary by Hollywood producer and film historian Ruby Behlmer; two biography episodes lasting 45 minutes each and the engrossing documentary ‘Obsession’. This murder mystery classic centres around the sudden death of a young and beautiful woman named Laura Hunt. Detective Mark McPherson is brought in to solve the crime and investigate three suspects who are all obsessed with Laura; soon McPherson develops an unhealthy attachment to the dead woman, with dire consequences!

My Darling Clementine (1946)
Rip-roaring Western drama, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp. My Darling Clementine depicts life in the Deep South and focuses on the long standing feud between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang. To make this vintage classic even more memorable, the special edition is overflowing with special features including a pre-release second version of the film and a documentary about this original version. Views can also visit the static image gallery that holds 18 behind-the-scenes stills. When Earp returns home to find his brother murdered, he takes the job of town’s new marshal and vows to avenge his brother. The film concludes with the legendary showdown at the OK Corral!

All About Eve (1950)
Wonderfully compelling melodrama starring the incomparable Bette Davis and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The film received the most Oscar nominations in film history, a record 14 (a figure matched only by Titanic). A favourite classic, this DVD is laden with unmissable special features including four Movietone News segments; three featurettes containing interviews with Bette Davis and Anne Baxter, and the original theatrical trailer. Set in the background of the New York stage, this is a story of ruthless ambition. Bette Davis shows she is at the top of her game in her role as Margo Channing, an ageing and bitter star. The years on Broadway have taken their toll on her emotional state. Already paranoid, she comes under attack from a youthful upstart whose talent is only matched by her viciousness.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Robert Wise directs this renowned science-fiction thriller starring Michael Rennie as Klaatu, an alien with an ultimatum for 1950’s Earth. The special features on this exceptional DVD are out of this world! These include Movietone News from the premiere and events from 1951; ‘Making the Earth Stand Still’ featurette; a stills gallery, a shooting script and much more. For those who want to go deeper into the film, this superior special edition also includes a restoration comparison and original theatrical trailer! When a spaceship lands in Washington D.C an extra-terrestrial and his powerful robot emerge with an important message for the people of Earth – they must cease their violent behaviour, or they will be destroyed!

More titles including Lifeboat, Patton and Kagemusha will follow in March, April and May respectively.

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