Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has revealed a preliminary release date for its 80th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Frank Lloyd's Cavalcade (1933), starring Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, and Una O'Connor. The preliminary release date set by the studio is August 6th.
In Canada, film aficionados can already pre-order the release at Amazon. See our listing here.
Based on the play by Noel Coward, Cavalcade looks at English life from New Year's Eve 1899 to New Year's Day 1933 through the eyes of a well-to-do couple. Cavalcade was the first film produced by Fox to win Oscar Award for Best Picture in 1934.
The only Academy Award winner for Best Picture that was never released by itself on DVD (it was only available as part of an expensive boxed set). I wonder if a DVD-only version will be released. Oops...I guess I shouldn't be talking about DVD releases on this website!
@corockymtnhi: You can keep up with your DVDs here, so I'd say all is forgiven. I actually still own Cavalcade on VHS!
Fox announced the "preliminary" release date in a press release months ago (it was the leading write-in candidate in a Fox Facebook poll--ironically, the other "winners" won't be released till December). The only question now is where's the Amazon U.S. preorder?
Given that this long-winded, patronising and snobbish jaunt through 35 years of English history set in London was written by Noel Coward, and sports an almost entirely English cast, would it be too much to hope that Fox might for once actually deign to release one of its catalogue "classics" IN ENGLAND?
Well, we finally have a cover -- and corockymtnhi, it's a BD/DVD combo so your DVD-only friends will only have to buy ONE "useless" BD to get Cavalcade instead of 74 other movies they already own. Now, will Amazon and/or FoxConnect PLEASE finally put up the preorder???
"would it be too much to hope that Fox might for once actually deign to release one of its catalogue "classics" IN ENGLAND?"
The answer to which is, Yes, it would. Fox have no plans to release this title in the UK, apparently, too busy bringing us such deathless classics of Englishness as Jingle All the Way, the half-witted bastards.