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In Old Arizona Blu-ray
Posted March 13, 2013 05:38 PM by Webmaster
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray Irving Cummings' In Old Arizona (1928), starring Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, and Dorothy Burgess. The prleiminary release date set by the studio is June 4th.
Cisco Kid is a tough but charming bandit who always manages to stay one step ahead of the law. That is until a determined sheriff enlists Kid's girlfriend in a clever scheme to disarm him. But with one more trick up his sleeve, The Kid may just have the last laugh. Warner Baxter's unforgettable performance as the legendary Cisco Kid earned him the 1929 Oscar for Best Actor.
Seems Fox is finally starting to acknowledge its pre-1935, non-Shirley Temple films. They finally announced Cavalcade last week after burying it on DVD in a 75-film boxset in 2010 (I still have it on VHS). Would be too much to ask for Sunrise, even though most of its fans probably own the MoC BD (UK, but region-free) already?
Arkadin has a great point. I question the marketablility of this title and do not understand why "Yellow Sky", "The Ox-Bow Incident", and "My Darling Clementine" were not chosen as potential western releases. Those had better not go to Twilight Time. I also agree with RBBrittain. I too want Sunrise as well as Lifeboat and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter since all of them have long been in release from MoC. Also, "unforgettable performance"? Sure it won Warner Baxter Best Actor but it's horrible by today's standards. This is hardly a classic and the Studio Classics line should release truly great films like those previously mentioned. In Old Arizona is nothing but an ancient curiosity which happens to be historically significant.
Thank you FOX for continuing to release your catalog titles. But, I just wish you hadn't given Twilight Time some of the titles that you did. Like, 'Leave Her To Heaven'. I have recently become interested in Gene Tierney, but have never seen 'Leave Her To Heaven' and, with that being said, I am not going to go the route of TT. Just an example of ones I wish you, FOX, had released on your own. But these releases are great news.
This one is a great little oldie. Much like their release of The Big Trail, I'm glad Fox is giving this more obscure title more availability. Also like The Big Trail, this one should look great in HD given its great use of on-location cinematography.