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USA 1941

 

From a politically left leaning Lillian Hellman penned novel-turned-film THE LITTLE FOXES (1941) is a hidden triumph of Hollywood. A harsh, desperate look at a family living in the deep south circa 1900 plagued by deceit, greed and selfishness. Master director William Wyler once again crafts an engaging cinematic gem with an all-star cast and powerful themes. Bette Davis portrayed one of the most despicable roles of her career. Teresa Wright plays her daughter, who, as the saving grace of the film, is able to distinguish her villainous mothers traits and seeks to distance herself before she too is caught up in its cancerous influences. Masterpiece is appropriate to describe the subtle interplay or character traits, many of whom are likeable until their hidden agenda is determined. Add into this mix, the extraordinary deep-focus cinematography of Gregg Toland and you have a film worthy of multiple repeat viewings.

Gary Tooze

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Theatrical Release: 21 August 1941 - USA

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DVD Comparison:

MGM - Region 1 - NTSC vs. HBO (OOP) - Region 1 - NTSC

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Runtime 1:56:16 1:56:16
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.47 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.84 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), DUBS: Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0)

English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), DUBS: Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0), Italian (Dolby Digital

Subtitles English, Spanish, French and None. English, Spanish, German, French and None.
Features Release Information:
Studio: MGM

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical trailer (1:29).

DVD Release Date: September 18, 2001
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Chapters 27

Release Information:
Studio: HBO

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical trailer (1:37).
• Biographies.
 

DVD Release Date: June 30, 1998
Snapper

Chapters 27

 

Comments Looking at the Bitrate I would have to say that this is the exact same transfer, with the same damage marks. The overall differences are very subtle - a longer trailer (and biographies) as an extra on the HBO and a mix-in-match of DUBs and subtitles with the HBO release coming out more complete in both areas.  Unless the Italian DUBs or German subtitles are important to you I wouldn't bother tracking down the Out-of-Print HBO disc. So we suggest buying the most inexpensive version you can.

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