Thursday, May 30, 2013

Apologies for not commenting on this morning's movies

I was going to bring up some of today's lineup in a post last night, but we had a series of thunderstorms roll through, and I'm not about to get on the computer during a thunderstorm just to post here. What a way to fry a computer. Anyhow, TCM is running a lineup of films that are remakes, showing both the original version and the remake. Well, for the most part.

The Mayor of Hell, which will already have begun by the time this gets posted, kicks off the morning, followed by the remake, Crime School. Thankfully both of them have already been released to DVD. Ditto Libeled Lady (12:30 PM) and its remake Easy to Wed (2:30 PM).

One Fatal Hour (11:30 AM), however, has still not gotten a DVD release. And this is where things start to get a little sticky. As I mentioned in my December 2009 blog post, One Fatal Hour was also released under the title Two Against the World. And TCM is showing the 1932 movie Two Against the World at 10:15 AM. However, that's not the original version of One Fatal Hour; in fact, the original was called Five Star Final and won't be seen today.

The last of the pairs is Five Came Back at 4:30 PM, which has also yet to be released to DVD. The remake, however, Back From Eternity at 6:00, is avaiable from the TCM shop.

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