20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will bring three catalog titles to Blu-ray: Henry Hathaway's Niagara (1953), Joshua Logan's Bus Stop (1956), and Robert D. Webb's Love Me Tender (1956), and Rudolph Maté's The 300 Spartans (1962). All four titles will be available for purchase in July.
Marilyn Monroe delivers what many acclaim to be her first serious acting performance in this dynamic drama full of humor, hope and passion. When a young and innocent cowboy (Murray) meets the girl of his dreams (Monroe) and decides to make her his wife, he forces her to board a bus headed for Montana. But the road is blocked and their journey is interrupted by an overnight stay at a diner that will change both their lives. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, and Arthur O'Connell. Street date: July 30th.
A vacationing couple, George and Rose Loomis (Cotton and Monroe), rent a quaint bungalow at romantic Niagara Falls. But Rose and her lover plan to murder the unsuspecting George - in the falls! A dramatic departure from her more upbeat roles, Monroe's fascinating performance as the scheming murderess paints a powerfully dark portrait of human sexuality. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, and Jean Peters. Street date: July 30th
The year is 1865, and the three Confederate Reno brothers don't know the war has ended. They manage to steal a Union Army payroll, and head for home with the money. While Vance (Egan) can think only of the love of his life, Cathy ( Paget), it turns out that the brothers have been reported dead, and Cathy has married their youngest brother Clint (Presley). Vance accepts this until he learns that Cathy still loves him. To complicate things, the U.S. Army knows of the brothers' theft and is hunting them down. Starring Richard Egan, Debra Paget, and Elvis Presley. Street date: July 30th.
Audio Commentary By Noted Elvis Historian Jerry Schilling
Featurettes: Elvis Hits Hollywood, The Colonel & The King, Love Me Tender: The Birth & Boom Of The Elvis Hit
Based on actual event occurring in 480 B.C. Greece. This scintillating drama stars Richard Egan as the Greek soldier Leonidas, who led 300 Spartan soldiers against an overwhelming Persian army in the Battle of Thermopylae. Unable to recruit the soldiers he needs to defend a critical Greek mountain pass against Persia's King Xerxes, Leonidas nonetheless prepares for battle. When warned that the number of arrows his tiny army will face "will blot out the sun", Leonidas replies that his army will "fight in the shade." With it's superb cinematography, realism and musical score, this story of courage and self-sacrifice is inspired filmmaking at it's best. Starring starring Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, and Diane Baker. Street date: July 23rd.
+1 Keep 'em coming, Fox! I'm excited for Niagara and Bus Stop. Less so about 300 Spartans. In any case, it's nice to see one of the losers from Vote Your Choice getting released. Hopefully that means the rest aren't getting farmed out to Twilight Time.
Niagara !! yes !!!!!! very happy ! one of my favorite Monroe movies. I wish now for the other fox classics i voted for and lost. The Agony and the Ecstacy 1965, The Bravados 1958, Prince Valiant 1954, Warlock 1959, and Les Miserables 1935, 1952 versions. How's those titles sound classic movie collectors ? Do i have good taste in movies ??? By the way that Niagara artwork cover is terrible !!!! I 'll use the dvd artwork instead.
Another batch of terrible artworks. When will those morrons finally understand that a film poster is the first step into a movie magic ! And warner classical movies for example, use posters as bad as those. Îm french and in my country we cherish cinema. These photoshoped craps are an insult for consumers and for movie buffs.
Nice selection! I'll take them all! I really hope the two versions of LES MISERABLES get a Blu-ray upgrade soon (you'd think they'd have been ready by Oscars time with the new one in theatres). As for PRINCE VALIANT, it's already on a very nice-looking region-free Blu-ray from Eureka with a decent 2.0 stereo soundtrack, but the only bonus is a standard-def trailer.
I have the Eureka Prince Valiant blu ray blu velvet about 2 or more years ago. It's all snowy and very grainy right from the start. I was very dissapointed in it. my fox dvd looks better. maybe fox will release it for 2014 its 60th anniv.