Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today its partnership with the ultimate film discussion website, Home Theater Forum, for a one-of-a-kind campaign, VOICE YOUR CHOICE, allowing film enthusiasts to decide which classic films they would like to see digitally restored and transferred to Blu-ray for the very first time. The program celebrates Fox’s most notable films from the 1930’s thru the 1960’s featuring performances by famous actors such as Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne and more. Throughout the campaign, fans will also have the opportunity to write in and submit additional titles. Voting begins today at www.hometheaterforum.com and at www.foxconnect.com.
In addition to VOICE YOUR CHOICE, beginning this month Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will celebrate their extensive collection of classic movies by releasing at least one title on Blu-ray per month under the banner “20th Century Fox Studio Classics.” Drawing from Twentieth Century Fox’s rich catalog all releases will be Academy® award-winning or nominated movies from the 1920’s thru the 1960’s.
This is a pretty great way for FOX to get fans involved with blu-ray from the company and it’ll help keep the company from wasting money guessing what fans will buy on the format. This sort of crowd sourcing is the way of the future for all forms of media and this should be an interesting experiment for the company.
VOICE YOUR CHOICE titles are as follows:
1930 Jesse James Call of the Wild
The Little Princess Steamboat Round the Bend
1940 The Return of Frank James
That Night in Rio Pin Up Girl
The Black Swan The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
My Gal Sal Kiss of Death
To the Shores of Tripoli Captain From Castile
My Friend Flicka The Blue Bird
Crash Drive A Letter to Three Wives
Hello, Frisco, Hello Mother Wore Tights
1950 Don’t Bother to Knock Cheaper by the Dozen
Carmen Jones On the Riviera
Anastasia Black Widow
Broken Lance The True Story of Jesse James
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? The Tall Men
Desk Set The Best of Everything
The River’s Edge The Bravados
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
1960 From the Terrace Morituri
Two for the Road North to Alaska
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Bandolero!
Let’s Make Love Do Not Disturb
The Agony and the Ecstasy Back Door to Hell
How to Steal a Million Bedazzled (1968)
The Undefeated The 300 Spartans
20th Century Fox Studio Classics titles and release dates for the first quarter of 2013 are as follows:
1/15 Titanic (1953)
How Green Was My Valley
3/26 Panic in the Streets
4/2 Hello, Dolly!
5/7 Viva Zapata!