Independent distributors Olive Films have revealed that they are preparing a number of titles to be released on Blu-ray in 2014. Amongst them are: legendary director Abel Gance's J'accuse! (1938), Billy Wilder's recently restored Fedora (1978), an uncut version of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Stationmaster's Wife (1977), Douglas Sirk's Sleep, My Love (1948), Max Ophüls' Caught (1949), and Leo McCarey's Good Sam (1948).
1. J'accuse! (Abel Gance, 1938)
2. Fedora (Billy Wilder, 1978)
3. The Stationmaster's Wife (Uncut Version) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1977)
4. Caught (Max Ophüls, 1949)
5. Betty Boop: The Essential Collection Volume Three
6. Betty Boop: The Essential Colelction Volume Four
7. The Pawnbroker (Sidney Lumet, 1964)
8. Stranger on the Prowl (Joseph Losey, 1952)
9. Sleep, My Love (Douglas Sirk, 1948)
10. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (Irving Pichel, 1948)
11. That's My Man (Frank Borzage, 1947)
12. I've Always Loved You (Frank Borzage, 1946)
13. Magnificent Doll (Frank Borzage, 1946)
14. Forever Female (Irving Rapper, 1953)
15. Up the Junction (Peter Collinson, 1968)
16. Home of the Brave (Mark Robson, 1949)
17. Johnny Come Lately (William K. Howard, 1943)
18. Flying Tigers (David Miller, 1942)
19. The North Star, plus the alternate shorter version Armored Attack (Lewis Milestone, 1943)
20. Operation Petticoat (Blake Edwards, 1959)
21. Distant Drums (Raoul Walsh, 1951)
22. Good Sam (Leo McCarey, 1948)
23. High School Confidential (Jack Arnold, 1958)
24. Love Happy (David Miller, 1949)
25. Sands of Iwo Jima (Allan Dwan, 1949)
26. South of St. Louis (Ray Enright, 1949)
27. Try and Get Me a.k.a The Sound of Fury (Cy Endfield, 1950)
28. So This is New York (Richard Fleischer, 1948)
29. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948)
30. The Lost Moment (Martin Gabel, 1947)
31. Men in War (Anthony Mann, 1957)
32. The Other Love (André De Toth, 1947)
33. Cauldron of Blood a.k.a Blind Man's Bluff (Santos Alcocer, 1970)
34. Beware, My Lovely (Harry Horner, 1952)
35. Outrage (Ida Lupino, 1950)
36. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
37. Man on the Roof (Bo Widerberg, 1976)
38. Adalen 31 a.k.a The Adalen Riots (Bo Widerberg, 1969)
39. Elvira Madigan (Bo Widerberg, 1967)
40. Raven's End (Bo Widerberg, 1963)
41. Ophelia (Claude Chabrol, 1963)
42. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Ugo Gregoretti, Hiromichi Horikawa , Roman Polanski, 1964)
43. Guilty of Romance (Sion Sono, 2011)
44. Himizu (Sion Sono, 2011)
You should note that this is Abel Gance's remake of his own silent movie "J'accuse" from 1919. He did a talkie version of it when he felt a new war was close and it lacks, as you can presume, the impact of the original.
NB: It's telling that Olive is planning to release much more catalog titles for 2014 than Sony, MGM, or Paramount. What's wrong with these studios?
Some great titles there, but some of these (like Fedora and J'Accuse) were announced more than three years ago, while there are still many previously announced titles like The Savage Innocents missing. I'm tempted to file a lot of these under believe 'em when you see 'em.
For a list of 44 titles, I would have expected to want or at least have heard of more of them than I have. It's just as well, not sure I could stomach paying near Criterion's premium for many more BDs that were botched as bad as Night of the Grizzly, without any explanation to legitimize why it wasn't corrected.
I haven't seen Fedora in over 30 years, and it's coming to blu-ray? It was never released on DVD! This is awesome. Fedora is a very good movie, and I will most certainly be one of the first buyers to get it.
I was asking Olive to release "The other love"(1947) a few weeks ago (I knew it had to be part of their Republic deal). I can't believe it's actually happening.
"Caught"(1949) is great news too.
Very excited about all those '40s and '50s movies (pity, not much '30s this time). But now I have to start researching them, since there are many titles unknwon to me. But that's what I love about Olive.
I don't know the reason why, this website have a voting system for comments in the first place. What's the purpose, and what is it benefiting, by voting positive or negative. It doesn't make any sense to me!