Doris Day’s 1956 MGM thriller ‘Julie’ remastered in 16×9 widescreen format in preparation for its eventual DVD premiere!

August 5, 2011 6 Comments

As any devoted Doris Day fan will know out of the star’s 39 feature films there are now only a few titles left awaiting a digital makeover on DVD format!

One of the movies in question is of course Ms. Day’s black & white thriller ‘Julie‘ which she filmed during the mid-1950s for the movie house MGM on location in the city of Carmel (CA).

A little birdy has told the news team at ‘Discovering Doris’ that this movie has recently been re-mastered in 16×9 widescreen, especially for its DVD premier. We understand that the folks at Warner Bros. USA are preparing the film for release but as yet there is NO official release date or information to announce (Note: Warner Bros. own the rights for MGM pictures released during the mid-1950s). Prior to this recent re-mastering the film had only been transferred for VHS video in an inferior 4×3 letterbox format.

‘Julie’ notably co-starred French film actor Louis Jourdan and was nominated for two Oscars which included ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Song’ (for the title song ‘Julie’ performed by Doris Day). It was the making of the film in the picturesque surroundings of Carmel-by-the-sea which inspired Ms. Day to later trade the glitz and glamour of her Hollywood home for a beautiful mansion nestled in the small Californian city.

Rumour has it that there are “contractual reasons” currently preventing North American DVD releases of Ms. Day’s other remaining movies: ‘Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?‘ (1968) and ‘Midnight Lace‘ (1960). We are keeping our fingers crossed that if this is true any such issues will be resolved A.S.A.P.

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6 Comments to “Doris Day’s 1956 MGM thriller ‘Julie’ remastered in 16×9 widescreen format in preparation for its eventual DVD premiere!”
  1. Rachel Rinehimer says:

    Ah….this makes me so happy! These three titles are the only ones that I need to complete my collection! Here’s hoping that this happens very soon!!

    Have a lovely “Day”!

    Rachel Rinehimer
    Allentown, PA

  2. montserrat marti says:

    Very happy indeed fantastic

  3. Pat Dalton says:

    This movie “Julie” is one of my very favorite movies that Doris made. For Years I looked for a DVD and couldn’t find it. So glad it’s finally out. I love this movie!

  4. Eliot Forté says:

    As I notice I’m the only french Doris Day admirer
    I love this star

  5. Fantastic to hear about ‘Julie’ being released on DVD as it is one of the few that I do not have in my collection. Hopefully it will be soon and ‘Where were you when the lights went out’ to follow quickly.

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