Tuesday, May 17, 2011
warner archive news
We get the "new releases" news every week via email, etc., and usually there is always something that goes onto my wish list. This time there is a significant release that will be good news to many classic film fans that I know. Warner Archives is releasing the Four Daughters series of films, and for the first time, all four will be available on DVD.
From the Press release:
"Four Daughters Collection (1938-41) Never before available on home video as a complete movie series collection, the beloved and celebrated Four Daughters series of films finally finds its way to DVD. A rarity for its era – an A-list film sequence of sequels – these widely successful films boast a sparkling array of diverse talents in front and behind the screen. Long sought after, the remaining three films finally join the original, which is also returning in a new, remastered edition. Note: Titles included in the Four Daughters Collection are also individually available.
FOUR DAUGHTERS Meet professor Adam Lemp’s four daughters -- and the men who love them. This sentimental and romantic favorite launched the series and John Garfield’s career.
DAUGHTERS COURAGEOUS Should a daughter marry a footloose charmer who’s a lot like Dad? Director Michael Curtiz of Four Daughters reunites with Garfield, Claude Rains, the Lane sisters (Priscilla, Rosemary, Lola) and Gale Page in a follow-up tale of a family a lot like the Lemps.
FOUR WIVES The original filmmaker and cast again return – and the Lemp sisterhood finds new bonds in marriage and motherhood.
FOUR MOTHERS Will the Lemps lose the family home? Hard times give way to jubilant triumph in the endearing film that teams the Lane sisters and Gale Page for a fourth and final sister act."
There is a collection set available that Warner Archives is currently offering during a special sale, but all titles are also availble as stand alone DVDs. I've never seen the films myself, but know many people who love them and would be very happy to know that all four are now available. Just your humble servant passing along the good word...
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