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Old 08-02-2006, 13:48   #61
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Has anybody seen the titles that are going to come with The Maltese Falcon? I'm unfamilar
They're both previous takes on Dashiell Hammett's 'Falcon' novel; looking forward to the pre-code Dangerous Female in particular.
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Old 08-02-2006, 14:44   #62
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I hope they don't switch to thinpaks for the 2nd volumes in collections like the Astaire and Rogers and Bette Davis - that will leave me with half of them in Amarays and half in thinpaks!
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Has Warner Video said anything about the Spencer Tracy Box set that was supposed to be coming out in 2006?
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Old 11-02-2006, 23:58   #64
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Not a word as yet, possibly in the HTF chat...
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Old 16-02-2006, 09:06   #65
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Over at The Bits, Barrie Maxwell has a follow up to Bill Hunt's exciting Warners news:

...As a follow-up to Bill's report, I queried Warner Bros. on a number of other specific titles of continuing interest to myself particularly and classic enthusiasts in general. As one might expect, Warners was not willing to release specific information at this time, but they did indicate that virtually all of the following titles are in the hopper, either under active consideration or in production: King's Row (Reagan, Sheridan), The Magnificent Ambersons, Journey into Fear (both Welles), Black Legion (Bogart), They Won't Forget (Rains), Manhattan Melodrama, The Secret Six, San Francisco (all Gable), Gentleman Jim, Virginia City, Silver River, Edge of Darkness (all Flynn), The Mortal Storm (Stewart), Confessions of a Nazi Spy (Robinson), Mission to Moscow (Huston), and Bowery Boys, Charlie Chan (the Monograms), and Andy Hardy series. It's all still vague information, I know, but promising nonetheless.

Now here's the summary of Bill's recent report on Warners' 2006 plans.

Two-disc Special Editions:

A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Forbidden Planet (1956, new feature-length documentary), Grand Prix (1967), The Maltese Falcon (1941, packaged with The Maltese Falcon [1931] and Satan Met a Lady [1936]), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962, new feature-length documentary and audio commentaries), and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

Box Sets:

Astaire and Rogers Collection, Volume 2 [Flying Down to Rio (1933), The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Carefree (1938), and The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)]. [This is understood to be an August release.]

Bette Davis Collection, Volume 2 [a new Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?: Two-Disc Special Edition (1962, with new and vintage documentaries and never-before-seen footage), Jezebel (1938), Old Acquaintance (1943), Marked Woman (1937), and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)].

Forbidden Hollywood Collection: Volume One. The first release (from TCM Archives) will include Baby Face (1933), Red Headed Woman (1932) and Waterloo Bridge (1931, unseen since its original theatrical release) along with a new feature-length TCM documentary.

John Ford Collection [The Lost Patrol (1934), The Informer (1935), Cheyenne Autumn (1964), Mary of Scotland (1936) and Sergeant Rutledge (1960)]

John Wayne/John Ford Collection [The Searchers: 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition (1956), Stagecoach: Two-Disc Special Edition (1939), Fort Apache (1948), The Long Voyage Home (1940), The Wings of Eagles (1957), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), They Were Expendable (1945) and 3 Godfathers (1948)]

Marlon Brando Signature Collection [Julius Caesar (1953), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), and The Formula (1980)]

Warner Tough Guys Collection [G-Men (1935), Bullets or Ballots (1936), San Quentin (1937), A Slight Case of Murder (1938), Each Dawn I Die (1939), and City for Conquest (1940)]

Other Box Sets (film information incomplete at present):

Clark Gable [Mogambo (1953), Dancing Lady (1933), Boom Town (1940)], Film Noir [Lady in the Lake (1947)], Gary Cooper [Sergeant York (1941), The Hanging Tree (1959)], Humphrey Bogart [Passage to Marseille (1944), Action in the North Atlantic (1943), Across the Pacific (1942)], James Stewart [The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), The Naked Spur (1953)], Paul Newman Taylor & Burton [a new two-disc edition of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) is expected to highlight this box]

News on Single Releases:

Knute Rockne: All American (1940) in 2006 [perhaps a Ronald Reagan box set, as King's Row and Storm Warning are also believed to be in the works?], Quo Vadis (1951) is being considered for future DVD release, but the Technicolor classic is going to require Ultra-Resolution restoration. Given the film's length, that's going to take significant time and be VERY expensive. Cool Hand Luke: Special Edition (1967) is tentatively being planned for 2007.

Warner is also going to launch a new series of Ultimate Collector's Editions, patterned after last year's deluxe version of King Kong. These will include tons of bonus features, books and booklets, production art cards, soundtrack CDs, souvenir programs and more. The first of these will be John Wayne and John Ford's The Searchers (already mentioned above).


Details here.

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Manhattan Melodrama, The Secret Six, San Francisco (all Gable) ...
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Gentleman Jim, Virginia City, Silver River, Edge of Darkness (all Flynn),
Great stuff! Hopefully those newly-mentioned Gable titles will appear with Mogambo, Dancing Lady and Boom Town in the Gable boxset, and an Errol Flynn Sig Collection vol II might be on the way? ... my wallet's hurting again.

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Sweet, Grand Prix. More Frankenheimer car action!
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A little more on 2007 from Barrie Maxwell here:

In an interview with George Feltenstein conducted by Amazon.com in connection with DVD Decision 2006, Feltenstein has revealed some more information about upcoming Warner DVD releases. For example, this autumn will see the appearance of the Astaire and Rogers Collection: Volume Two (previously expected in August). Next year, we will likely see a box set of the four "let's put on a show" musicals that Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland made (Babes in Arms, Babes on Broadway, Strike Up the Band, Girl Crazy), as well as Garland favourites such as The Clock (possibly for Valentine's Day) and The Pirate. More Fred Astaire is scheduled for 2007 and in the long term, Warners hopes to issue all the Astaire films they have rights to on DVD. There is also a desire to issue many of Ginger Rogers' RKO films such as Vivacious Lady, Bachelor Mother, and Once Upon a Honeymoon although the timing is uncertain.

More at Amazon here.
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Astaire & Rogers vol 2 can't come soon enough for me - I've never been much of a musicals fan, but bought vol 1 on a whim and couldn't believe how much fun they were. And more solo Ginger films = very happy jackal.
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I'm definitely keeping my fingers crossed for Vivacious Lady - preferably in a Ginger Rogers Signature Collection!!
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More Musicals, especially more Garland, is what I want more than anything! SO that sounds terrific!
Very happy about the Masterpieces collection announced earlier this week.
In fact, totally thrilled with all the efforts of WB.
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...a Ginger Rogers Signature Collection!!
That would be a dream come true!
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