News From the Lake for November 12th, 2014

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This week’s update makes up in what’s new on DVD/Blu what it lacks in outside news.

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The amazing Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles boasts an immense amount of real Hollywood memorabilia. I posted a few pictures of my visit during the TCM Film Festival, but I was unable to post every photo I captured. If you haven’t visited the museum yet, do so. The museum’s latest exhibit is Tyrone Power: Man, Myth & Movie Idol,” boasting the largest collection of memorabilia from the heartthrob. Items set to be displayed during the exhibition: Powers’ costumes from Blood & Sand and The Mark of Zorro, costumes worn by his co-stars, such as Maureen O’Hara, personal mementos, and several of his personal scripts from the films he worked on. The exhibit runs November 14th to January 11th, 2015. The Hollywood Museum is located 1660 North Highland Avenue. If you’re in the LA area and stop by let the awesome folks there know I sent you (I could have spent hours just talking to the museum’s devoted employees, one of whom knew Margaret O’Brien!).

If you’re looking for something close to home TCM and Fathom Events’ has you covered. In honor of both A Christmas Carol and Christmas in Connecticut receiving Blu-ray releases via Warner Bros., TCM and Fathom are doing a double-feature of the holiday treats on December 7th at 2pm and 7pm. You can purchase tickets through the Fathom Events website. I’m not big on A Christmas Carol (watching several versions for a podcast really ruined the story for me), but I adore Christmas in Connecticut and have to support Barbara Stanwyck on the big screen.

New on DVD/Blu-Ray

20th Century Fox: January is looking pretty packed with several classic films making their Blu-ray debuts. 20th Century Fox is joining in with the announcement they’ll release The Razor’s Edge (1946) on Blu-ray. (I had no idea a Tyrone Power theme would emerge in this week’s update). The Blu-ray will receive the bonus content originally put on the DVD – an audio commentary and Fox Movietone segment – while the DVD will get new packaging and a trailer. You can pick up The Razor’s Edge on Blu, January 13th.

Also coming from Fox via their Cinema Archives program is Gracie Fields’ We’re Going to Be Rich (1938), and both films in Anthony Kimmins’ Smiley series, Smiley (1957) and Smiley Gets a Gun (1958).

VCI: Paul Henreid fans might want to mark January 13th on their calendars, as well. VCI has announced Henreid’s directorial debut, The Tall Lie aka For Men Only (1952) will receive its DVD debut on that date. There’s no word on if any bonus content will be included.

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