Ring-a-Ding Ding! It’s Frank’s Week

Posted on May 13, 2008
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This is a big week for fans of Frank Sinatra, with a profundity of releases — including DVDs and CD compilations — to honor the 10th anniversary of the singer-actor’s death on May 14, 1998.

Warner Home Video will commemorate “The Chairman of the Board” by releasing a total of 22 of his films in five new collections, with 11 titles brand new to DVD. Capitol/EMI will celebrate Ol’ Blue Eyes’ musical contributions to many of Hollywood’s most memorable films with the releasphotoe of “Sinatra at the Movies,” a new 20-track CD; Rhino Entertainment will release “Nothing but the Best,” a single-disc collection from Sinatra’s Reprise Years that features 22 classic cuts remixed and remastered from the original master tapes, plus a previously unreleased recording of “Body and Soul” featuring a new arrangement. Turner Classic Movies will run a month-long television film festival of Sinatra films. And the United States Postal Service will release a 42-cent Frank Sinatra commemorative stamp. The initiative is the first from the newly established Frank Sinatra Enterprises. For more on Sinatra, check out Sinatra.com.

The DVDs, all from Warner: “Frank Sinatra Collection: The Early Years,” a five-disc set with “Double Dynamite,” “It Happened in Brooklyn,” “Step Lively,” “Higher and Higher” and “The Kissing Bandit”; $39.92 the collection; $12.97 individual titles. “Frank Sinatra Collection: The Golden Years,” a five-disc set with “None but the Brave,” “The Man With the Golden Arm,” “Some Came Running,” “The Tender Trap” and “Marriage on the Rocks”; $39.92 the collection; $12.97 individual titles. “Frank Sinatra & Gene Kelly Collection,” a three-disc set with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” “On the Town” and “Anchors Aweigh”; $24.98 the collection; $12.97 individual titles. “Frank Sinatra Collection: The Rat Pack Ultimate Collector’s Edition,” a four-disc set with “Ocean’s Eleven,” “4 For Texas,” “Robin and the 7 Hoods” and “Sergeant’s 3″; $59.92 for the collection; $12.97 individual titles (except &”Sergeant’s 3,” which is only available as part of the collection). “Sinatra” (1992) is a two-disc set of the CBS-TV mini-series starring Philip Casnoff , Olympia Dukakis, Joe Santos, Gina Gershon, Nina Siemaszko, Marcia Gay Harden, Bob Gunton and David Raynr. $19.98.

“Come Fly With Me” from Rhino’s “Nothing but the Best”:

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“Chicago” from Capitol/EMI’s “Sinatra at the Movies”:

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