Wild River NR CC

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A 1930s Tennessee Valley Authority Agent is sent to oversee the completion of the Tennessee River Dam and encounters opposition from locals who do not want to leave their homes.

Starring:
Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick
Runtime:
1 hour 50 minutes

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Wild River

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Genres Drama, Romance
Director Elia Kazan
Starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick
Supporting actors Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi, Jay C. Flippen, James Westerfield, Barbara Loden, Frank Overton, Malcolm Atterbury, Mark Anthony, Ross Apperson, Big Jeff Bess, James Campbell, Donna Carnegie, Bruce Dern, Mike Dodd, John Dudley, David Ferrell, James Hampton, Judy Harris
Studio 20th Century Fox
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The second (replacement) box set that I received had the same problems.
Gary W. Urivetzky
It collects, in one place, most of the filmography of Elia Kazan, including the DVD debut of the long-out-of-circulation "Viva Zapata!".
S. Kelly
Beautiful location filming by Kazan adds a further sense of reality to this quiet yet moving film.
Bobby Underwood

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103 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Kert Conrad on November 16, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
There's no question that many of the films in this collection are among the greatest movies of all time, but there is a major quality control issue in the release of this set. I just received a new, sealed copy, and while the packaging itself is very handsome, I was stunned when I took the discs out to examine them. In the set I received, EVERY one of the 18 discs had scuffs, scratches and what appeared to be flecks of adhesive on the playing surface. The DVD of PINKY in particular looked liked it had been scraped against a rough piece of metal. I can only assume this was the result of careless handling somewhere in the production process. My advice to anyone thinking of purchasing this pricey set is: if you really want to add the rarer films like VIVA ZAPATA! and WILD RIVER to your collection right now, you might take a chance and get it. Otherwise, I would hold off until these titles are (hopefully) released individually in the future.
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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Gary W. Urivetzky on January 22, 2011
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From a motion picture standpoint most of the films in this collection are "must sees" for any one who loves movies, or are a serious student of film. Unfortunately if you bought this box set your chances of enjoying these movies have been compromised by the cheap and shoddy way that 20th Century Fox has chosen to release it. Instead of providing individual DVD cases for the DVDs, the discs are packed into a booklet. However the glue that has been used to keep the booklet's pages together have gotten on to the discs rendering them defective. In the first set that I received of this collection, more than a half dozen of the discs had multiple globs of the glue on them and could not be played. Additionally almost all of the discs in the collection had scratches, scuff marks and some even had finger prints on them. Apparently 20th Century Fox has no quality control or regard for the consumer otherwise the disgraceful packaging of this set wouldnt have occured. The second (replacement) box set that I received had the same problems. 20th Century Fox should be ashamed to degrade Elia Kazan and his remarkable films by releasing them like trash.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Dennis J. Pauly on November 5, 2010
Format: DVD
I think this is great for collectors who don't have many of the films but many of us have many in this collection.
TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN is absolutely wonderful and deserves to be issued separately. I can imagine how many high
schools alone would buy it. They could do it in their CliffsNotes series like they did with JANE EYRE and ANNA
KARENINA. I am greatful to TCM for showing TREE often and they have a terrific print. Another great film, SUNRISE,
was never issued separately but at least it was in its own case and many copies turn up on e-bay. For me, the greatest child performance is still Peggy Ann Garner's in this film and there are terrific performances by Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell and James Dunn. Please, 20th Fox, put this out as a separate entity.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By PaulB_30 on March 18, 2011
Format: DVD
This is a wonderful collection of some really great masterpieces of the cinema. Unfortunately, the design of the packaging leaves much to be desired.

If you never remove the discs, it is great. However. the discs come inserted in pages backed with stiff cardboard (think pages of books for very young children). Unless one is extremely carefully (and accepts that the paper that actually holds the disc in its place may tear) it is virtually impossible to remove them without getting them scuffed on the sharp edges of the die-cut cardboard.

My suggestion, should you choose to purchase this collection (which does contain films otherwise unavailable on region one discs), is first remove the discs very carefully from the original packaging by pulling the paper away from the disc so that it can be lifted out without dragging on the cardboard. Then I would recommend repackaging them in standard DVD cases (14mm cases that hold up to six discs are available online). Otherwise, I can't imagine how scratched these disc could become after repeatedly being removed and replaced. This would also have the added benefit of making it a little easier to store the collection on a shelf.

I rated this item 3 stars as an average rating between content (5 stars) and packaging (1 star).
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Tom on November 15, 2010
Format: DVD
The Elia Kazan Collection is a long overdue tribute to one of America's greatest and most influential directors. Amazon's price is very appealing compared to the $199 price I found at the retailers. The collection's big draw is the five films not available separately on DVD: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Viva Zapata, Man on a Tightrope, Wild River, and America, America. The problem is that potential buyers are strictly Kazan fans and already own the other ten films on DVD. To buy or not to buy? To obtain those five films on DVD I personally didn't have to think twice.

Some criticisms: Scorcese's tribute documentaries are entertaining but everyone will cringe at the comments of Al Pacino. He never worked with Kazan and his remarks are composed of one empty cliche after another. The packaging is attractive but all of the DVD's should have been labeled in the collection format. The ten films that are currently available separately on DVD were released with the same content. Baby Doll, A Face in the Crowd, and Splendor in the Grass do not include commentary. Of the five films in this collection not available separately on DVD, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wild River, and America, America include commentary, Viva Zapata and Man on a Tightrope do not. Commentary should have been provided for EVERY film in this collection. Kazan fans will also be disappointed by the sparse information included in the booklet. I also agree with several of the other reviewers who objected to the unprotected DVD's being stored in cutouts in the cardboard pages. It's an atrocious packaging design flaw. Fortunately for me, none of the discs in my set were damaged although it was extremely difficult to remove a few.
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