Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Out-of-print update for August 20, 2014

Thelma Ritter is the star getting the spotlight treatment on TCM today. I've blogged about the wonderful comedy The Mating Season before, which kicks off prime time at 8:00 PM. This one isn't avaialble from the TCM shop, and in fact I'm not certain if it's ever gotten a DVD release. IMDb doesn't have a link to Amazon to buy it. That's a shame since it's such a fun movie.

Somehwat more surprising is that Birdman of Alcatraz (overnight at 3:30 AM) doesn't seem to be in print on DVD either. There's nothing available from the TCM Shop, while Amazon has a couple of DVDs with pricing information that makes it look like they'r remaining copies of a DVD that's no longer in print. Amazon prime also offers the movie in streaming video, but I don't have the bandwidth for that

Lee Tracy is your star for tomorrow, and it's not surprising that a lot of those lesser 1930s movies that he did and which are showing up in the early part of the day haven't gotten a DVD release. Prime time has some more prominent stuff like Dinner at Eight which has been released to DVD adn which you can get from the TCM Shop. I have to admit to not having seen quite a few of the Tracy movies which run tomorrow morning so I can't blog about them; I think the only ones I've seen are Millionaires in Prison and The Strange Love of Molly Louvain.

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