Monday, January 19, 2009

Where's This Movie on DVD?

Reunited: The stars of "Double Indemnity,"
minus Edward G. Robinson


Criterion will release a 2-disc edition of Douglas Sirk's "Magnificent Obsession" tomorrow, which is all well and good (it's been years since Criterion released "All That Heaven Allows" and "Written on the Wind"), but when is somebody -- anybody -- going to release "There's Always Tomorrow" on DVD? It's a Sirk film I've read wonderful things about but have never been able to see, and some of its posters (not the one pictured above, obviously) bore the tagline: "The dangerous years are those married years ... When love is taken for granted!" How can you not release a movie with a tagline like that on DVD? Especially when it stars Barbara Stanwyck! That's just criminal.

BTW, for anyone who finds this while searching the internet for information about a "There's Always Tomorrow" DVD release, the film is currently available as part of Sirk collections that can be purchased from stores in France or Germany. But before you go looking either of them up on Amazon.fr or Amazon.de, make sure the discs are compatible with your viewing equipment. And note that neither comes with attractive artwork, which is just a slap in the face when you consider the cost of each set in U.S. dollars.

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