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One film new to DVD in this set
on November 7, 2010
This set will include:
Lassie Come Home (1943)
Son of Lassie (1945)
Courage of Lassie (1946)
Hills of Home (1948)
From the press release:
In an unusual departure from its practice in their TCM's Greatest Classic Films line, Warner is including a new-to-DVD title, Hills of Home (1948), in its just announced TCM Greatest Classic Films: Lassie set.
The fourth entry in the Lassie film series, Hills of Home stars Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Tom Drake and Janet Leigh.
It will be a 2-disc set and will street on February 1st. All the bonus features from the previous three releases will carry over, plus two new ones:
Vintage Short Fala at Hyde Park
Classic Cartoon Puttin' on the Dog
End of press release.
This was actually pretty good news from my standpoint since I have always been exceptionally fond of "Hills of Home" and wondered why Warners didn't put it out on DVD when they were releasing all of the other Lassie films. Hills of Home has plenty of Lassie in it, but it mainly focuses on Edmund Gwenn as Dr. William McClure, a village doctor in late 19th century Scotland that gets tricked into taking Lassie as payment for his services, and then learns that the dog has a flaw that makes her worthless as a working dog - she's afraid of water. McClure has always been a stoic and practical man, but he finds himself binding to Lassie in spite of her flaws. It's a very heart-warming film and I highly recommend it as I do this economical set of Lassie films.