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Ford at Fox - John Ford Collection in December - Art update

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Ford at Fox on 4th December 2007. Considered by many to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, John Ford spent much of his early career at Twentieth Century Fox where he made more than 50 films for the studio from 1920 through 1952. Fox are now releasing a collection showcasing the fruits of one of the most productive director/studio relationships in the history of American film.

Celebrating the legacy of the collected works of John Ford and their part in the Studio’s heritage and pedigree, Ford at Fox features 24 films – 18 of which are new to R1 DVD - as well as the new documentary “Becoming John Ford” by Academy Award nominated documentary maker and Ford historian Nick Redman. The beautifully packaged collection also includes an exclusive hard-cover book which features rare, unpublished photographs from Ford’s career, lobby card reproductions, production stills and an in-depth look at this maverick’s work.

The premiere Ford at Fox DVD collection will be available for a suggested retail price of $299.98. Three mini-collections will also be available including The Essential John Ford, John Ford’s American Comedies and John Ford’s Silent Epics, all for a suggested retail price of $49.98. Single discs of selected films from the collection will be available for $19.98.

Ford’s career began at Fox with Just Pals (1920), a rustic silent comedy set in rural America and starring cowboy actor Buck Jones. Other silent epics followed including the seminal film The Iron Horse (1924) which was the biggest grossing film of its day, the revenge tale 3 Bad Men (1926), family saga Four Sons (1928) and the redemption story Hangman’s House (1928) which features the screen debut of John Wayne; all of which are included in the Ford at Fox collection completely restored and remastered and featuring all-new orchestral scores created specifically for each film.

While revered for his contributions to the Western genre, the collection also features some of Ford’s classic American comedies including three pairings with cowboy hero Will Rogers in Doctor Bull (1933), Judge Priest (1934) and Steamboat Round The Bend (1935), the legendary Dan Dailey in When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) and the incomparable James Cagney in What Price Glory (1952).

No cinephile collection would be complete without Ford’s masterpieces, three of which feature one of his longtime friends and collaborators, Henry Fonda in Drums Along The Mohawk (1940), The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and My Darling Clementine (1946). The set also features How Green Was My Valley (1941), winner of five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, a category for which Ford took home the statue four times in his career. Rounding out the collection is Seas Beneath (1931), Up The River (1931), Pilgrimage (1934), The World Moves On (1934), The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), Wee Willie Winkie (1937), Four Men and a Prayer (1938), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tobacco Road (1941) and Born Reckless (1950).

Special features and disc specifics follow…

Just Pals (1920)

  • Feature film with Dolby 5.0 Surround Sound and Spanish/French subtitles
The Iron Horse (1924)
  • Two versions – U.K. and United States
  • Feature film with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound and Spanish/French subtitles
  • Commentary by Author & Film Historian Robert Birchard (International only)
  • “Scoring The Past: The Iron Horse Sessions with Christopher Caliendo” featurette (International only)
  • Restoration comparison (International only)
  • Vintage program (International only)
  • Advertising gallery (International only)
3 Bad Men (1926)
  • Feature film with Dolby 5.0 Surround Sound and Spanish/French subtitles
Four Sons (1928)
  • Feature film with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound and Spanish/French subtitles
Hangman’s House (1928)
  • Feature film with Dolby 5.0 Surround Sound and Spanish/French subtitles
Born Reckless (1930)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
Up The River (1930)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Still gallery
Seas Beneath (1931)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
Doctor Bull (1933)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
Pilgrimage (1933)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
  • Commentary by Biographer & Film Historian Joseph McBride
  • Restoration comparison
Judge Priest (1934)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
The World Moves On (1934)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
Steamboat Round The Bend (1935)
  • Feature film with English Stereo and English Mono and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Author Scott Eyman
  • Restoration comparison
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Will Rogers Theater
    • Doubting Thomas
    • In Old Kentucky
    • Life Begins at 40
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
  • Restoration comparison
  • Interactive pressbook gallery
  • Advertising gallery
  • Still gallery
Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
  • Feature film (tinted version) in English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
  • Feature film (black & white) in English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
  • Restoration comparison
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
Drums Along The Mohawk (1939)
  • Feature film with English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish/French Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
  • Commentary by Film Historians Julie Kirgo & Nick Redman
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Still galleries
    • Advertising
    • Lobby cards
    • Studio portraits
    • Behind the scenes
    • Production stills
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
  • Feature film with English Dolby Digital 1.0
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • Feature film with English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish Mono and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Biographer & Film Historian Joseph McBride
  • U.K. prologue
  • Biography: Daryl Zannuck: 20th Century Filmmaker
  • Restoration comparison
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Movie Tone News
    • 1934: “First Drought In Many Years Hits Mid-West”
    • 1934: “Drought Distress Is Increasing In The Mid-West”
    • 1934: “Mid-West Drought Distress Becomes National Disaster”
    • 1934: “Outtakes”
    • 1941: “Roosevelt Lauds Motion Pictures At Academy Fete”
  • Still gallery
Tobacco Road (1941)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
  • Interactive press book
  • Poster gallery
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  • Feature film with English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish/French Mono and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Anna Lee Nathan and Biographer & Film Historian Joseph McBride
  • Backstory: How Green Was My Valley
  • Still gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • Disc One
    • Feature film with English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish/French Mono and Spanish subtitles
    • Commentary by Wyatt Earp III
  • Disc Two
    • Alternate pre-release version (Ford’s cut)
    • What is the pre-release version featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Behind the scenes
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
  • Feature film with English Mono and Spanish/French subtitles
  • Restoration comparison
  • Advertising gallery
What Price Glory (1952)
  • Feature film with English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish Mono and Spanish subtitles
  • Two theatrical trailers
  • Fox Flix
    • Crash Dive
    • The Hunters
    • Morituri
Becoming John Ford (2007)
  • Feature-length documentary with English Stereo and Spanish/French subtitles
  • The Battle of Midway (doc Ð 1942)
  • Battle of Midway - Additional Footage (1942)
  • December 7th (doc Ð 1943)
  • Torpedo Squadron (doc Ð 1942)
  • Ford at Fox Photo Galleries (estimated 29 to be broken out by title)
  • Ford at Fox Movie Poster / lobby card gallery
  • Pressbook Galleries
  • Vintage Programs
    • The Iron Horse
    • Four Sons



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