Big Magilla wrote:Beyond the Forest may be the only Bette Davis movie I've never seen. Davis herself so hated making that movie that she forced Jack Warner into ending her contract in order to complete making it.
Aside from The Little Foxes and maybe The Man Who came to Dinner, not sure those other titles would be higher in the Warner owned queue for Blu-ray release than Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Little Women, Dinner at Eight, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Show Boat, San Francisco, Captains Courageous, Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Random Harvest, all of which are MIA releases from 1931-1942.
I'm really surprised you have never seen Beyond the Forest Magilla. Doesn't it play on TCM?
I first saw it at a repertory cinema back in the 1980s and when it came out on DVD in France snapped up a copy for my collection and another viewing. Funnily enough I cannot recall it ever playing on TCM for the 10 or so years that I had the channel as part of a cable subscription package. However, that was the Australasian version of TCM not the US version.
There have been rumours of Criterion releasing Show Boat so here's hoping. I really wish Warners could release about a dozen films a month, their back catelogue (Warners/MGM & some RKO) is one of the most impressive of all the old studios.