ClassicFlix for the tip that THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942) is out this week as a single-title DVD release.
THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS was included as an extra in last spring's 70th Anniversary CITIZEN KANE Blu-ray set. ClassicFlix reports that the new AMBERSONS release is a pressed disc with no extras.
Southern Californians might like to know that on Friday, February 10th, CITIZEN KANE and THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS will be shown as a double bill at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
AMBERSONS is on my list of "10 Classics for 2012," so I'm hoping I might be able to fit that evening into this month's busy schedule. I haven't seen CITIZEN KANE since college; it didn't impress me then -- I seem to be a bit of a contrarian when it comes to certain highly regarded classics -- but perhaps I will appreciate it more from my current perspective!
In other Southern California movie news, the Egyptian's sister theater, the Aero, has a great Raymond Chandler double bill planned for February 16th: George Montgomery and Nancy Guild in the rarely shown THE BRASHER DOUBLOON (1947), directed by John Brahm, and Dick Powell in MURDER, MY SWEET (1944), directed by Edward Dmytryk. Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation will host the movies along with Helen Garber. That's an evening I'd really like to attend.