Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Minority Report (Blu-ray)
Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1 (Blu-ray)
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 (Blu-ray)
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music (Blu-ray)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Blu-ray)
Attack on Titan Part 2 (Blu-ray)
Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1 - 4 (Blu-ray)
Game of Thrones - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
Chucky: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
The Simpsons: The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Dragon Ball Z: Season 7 (Blu-ray)
Oblivion (Blu-ray)
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.

Fox to Release F.W. Murnau's Sunrise

Posted August 7, 2013 02:09 PM by Webmaster

20th Century FoxTwentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has revealed that it plans to bring to Blu-ray F.W. Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), starring George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, and Margaret Livingston. The legendary film is expected to arrive on the U.S. market in November.

German Expressionist, F.W. Murnau's film won Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Cinematography and remains a critically acclaimed piece of silent cinema. George O'Brien plays the young farmer who falls for The Woman From the City (Margaret Livingstone) and agrees to murder his Wife (Janet Gaynor) by drowning her. He is unable to fulfil his plan though, and is reconciled with his Wife. Together they embark on a celebratory adventure in the city (one of the most celebrated montage sequences ever filmed), but on their way home The Wife is lost overboard in a storm and believed drowned. The Woman from the City arrives to claim The Man, believing he has committed murder for her; but word arrives that his Wife has been saved and he rushes to her side.

Source: | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (16 comments)

Top reviewer
  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
Yes! The first wide standalone release in the U.S. and another Best Picture winner on Blu! Hopefully if this and The Big Parade sell well we'll see more silents from major studios on Blu as well! Day one buy for me!

  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
For the right price I woul dbe interested in picking up a copy of this. I'll have to wait and see how it's reviewed here as far as its pq and aq.

Top reviewer
  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
It's about time! Too late for me, though. I've been very happy with my import from England for a couple of years now.
  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
Digibook hopefully!

Top contributor
  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
Alas, I'm with Blu-Velvet; I'm surprised Fox thinks anyone's still interested in it here that has NOT imported it from the UK. Not only is the MoC disc region-free, but it also includes a restored Czech silent print that's much cleaner, albeit shorter and with different takes, than the U.S. Movietone print (the OCN was destroyed in the 1930's); I doubt the U.S. edition will have that. Probably most likely to be found at a Costco or Sam's near you -- which reminds me I need to look for Cavalcade at Sam's (no Costco here).
  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
It will be interesting to see if Fox makes any attempt at restoration, and if so, what is the result.

The MoC did not do so, IIRC, and so the comparison would be interesting.

  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
Fox is doing an amazing job with the classics this year. Too bad Warner hasn't.
  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
Great news.

Top contributor
  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
Wow! Great news! Have never seen it but will definitely get it!

Top reviewer
  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
The DVD version, both standalone and in the Murnau/Borzage Fox box set, was actually pretty good (including the Czech cut), and I don't think Eureka's Blu-ray had any new supplements beyond their booklet. Its greatest advantage was the dramatically sharper presentation of the Czech cut, as the surviving material on the US cut is soft enough that the DVD looks almost identical to the Blu-ray.

I'm really hoping that this release is a hint that the rest of that DVD box set will soon get US Blu-ray releases, as the SEVENTH HEAVEN, STREET ANGEL, and LUCKY STAR Blu-rays are only available from France, so I've been avoiding importing those. CITY GIRL, of course, already has a gorgeous region-free Eureka release, so I would guess that will be Fox marketing's next choice for a US edition for the few silent film buffs who haven't already imported it. Still, the more classics and silent on Blu-ray, the better!

  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
Great film! I'm glad to see this finally get a release in the US. I've been tempted to import the MoC release.
  Aug 07, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
Hopefully the Movietone version gets a new restoration. I'm sorry, but while the Czech version looks great, the Movietone version looks horrible on the MoC release. If technology today can make Metropolis and Passion of Joan of Arc look great, then I know that the Movietone version can look a lot better.

  Aug 08, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
Heartbreaking movie.

  Aug 08, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
I'll be curious to see the inevitable DVDBeaver comparison between this and the Eureka import. But the release itself is fantastic news.

I'm really, really hoping that this and The Big Parade, etc. are a sign that we may see the floodgates open a bit more on titles like this. There's a severe lack of silents on BD.

  Aug 08, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
I'll be looking forward to this. When I saw this for film class we were lucky enough to watch our movies on a big screen in the theater arts building auditorium. I still remember hearing audible gasps when the Wife falls overboard and hearing more than a few sniffles they reunite at the end.
Top reviewer
  Aug 09, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
@bboisvert This release and The Big Parade will need to sell well for that to happen, so open your wallets!

@PiltDownMan Good story, but save spoilers for the forums where you can add spoiler tags!!!!!!!!!

Add comment

Please login to post a comment.


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals

* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.

Top Blu-ray Deals


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »

 Top movies

Latest Deals United States

The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »

Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
4. The Blob
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past
6. Edge of Tomorrow
7. Edge of Tomorrow 3D
8. Edge of Tomorrow
9. Transformers: Age of Extinction
10. Kingpin
11. Fargo: The Complete First Season
12. Ghostbusters 1 & 2
13. Snowpiercer
14. Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D
15. Godzilla

Trending in Theaters
1. Gone Girl
2. Dracula Untold
3. Fury
4. Annabelle
5. The Judge
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. The Equalizer
8. A Walk Among the Tombstones
9. The Maze Runner
10. The Expendables 3
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
12. Lucy
13. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
14. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  West Side Story
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  Maleficent
5.  Sleeping Beauty
6.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
7.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
8.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
9.  Snowpiercer
10.  Minority Report
  » See more top sellers

Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Maleficent
3.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  Planes: Fire & Rescue
6.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
7.  America: Imagine the World Without Her
8.  The Expendables 3
9.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
10.  Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost...
  » See more pre-orders

Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  West Side Story
$25.39, Save 64%
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$17.99, Save 55%
3.  Maleficent
$19.98, Save 46%
4.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
$18.96, Save 49%
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$17.99, Save 55%
6.  Snowpiercer
$14.94, Save 50%
7.  Minority Report
$7.88, Save 74%
8.  Oblivion
$9.99, Save 71%
9.  The Tim Burton Collection
$26.49, Save 56%
10.  Alien Anthology
$24.99, Save 69%
  » See more deals

Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals

Minority Report

 United States

$29.99 $7.88

Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1

 United States

$39.97 $19.99

Ghostbusters 1 & 2

 United States

$26.99 $15.94

Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »

This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices