Friday, May 30, 2014

New on DVD: The Mississippi Gambler (1953) and More

Fantastic news this morning thanks to the ClassicFlix site: Tyrone Power's THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER (1953) is available on DVD at long last.

The movie, which costars Julie Adams and Piper Laurie, will be available in the Universal Vault series, sold exclusively by Amazon.

This release has been a long time coming for fans of both Power and Universal Westerns. My copy has been ordered this morning!

Another exciting release in this wave: IF I WERE KING (1938) with Ronald Colman and Frances Dee.

There are several more interesting titles including William Powell and Kay Francis in the pre-Code FOR THE DEFENSE (1930), Maureen O'Hara as LADY GODIVA OF COVENTRY (1955), and the all-star VARIETY GIRL (1947), which I reviewed via VHS in 2011.

The complete list is posted at ClassicFlix.


Blogger Blake Lucas said...

Probably few here need any extra encouragement to get THE MISSIISSIPPI GAMBLER but I'll just say anyway I love this movie, Hollywood romanticism at its purest and most captivating. I'm thrilled and don't think I ever ordered a movie faster.

If this is a decent transfer, you may feel that you have died and gone to Technicolor heaven!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Blake, it sounds wonderful. :) Mine has been shipped already!

Best wishes,

8:33 PM  
Blogger john knight said...

1017The version issued by Universal Spain a few years back was very poor,the more recent French Sidonis version was better but had those horrible "forced" subtitles that we all hate so much.
Lets hope that Universal have been able to source a decent master
for this most welcome release.
With the amount of great unreleased films Universal have in their
vaults,plus all those pre-1949 Paramount titles that they own
we could do with monthly releases from Universal Vault!

7:01 AM  

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