Amazon's "placeholders"

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  1. John Morgan

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    I don't know if that is the correct term, but I recently did a search on Amazon for classic films on Blu-Ray and was astonished at what titles came up. I was wondering if these listings reflect some official hint from the studio, or just fans wishful thinking...Among the films, which all would be must buys for me include:
    THE BIG SLEEP
    YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
    KEY LARGO
    AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
    TOP HAT
    JEZEBEL
    MILDRED PIERCE
    THE INFORMER
    and many others.....
    CAPTAIN BLOOD
    THE SEA HAWK
    TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
    HIGH SIERRA
    SERGEANT YORK
    MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
    DANGEROUS
    WATCH ON THE RHINE
    CIMARRON (1931)
    MR. SMITHE GOES TO WASHINGTON
    YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
    IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
    BORN YESTERDAY (1950)
    ALL THE KING'S MEN (1949)
    THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
    A LETTER TO THREE WIVES
     
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    Some of those titles are included in Warner's announced plans for 2013's 90th Anniversary celebration...wouldn't surprise me if the entire list of placeholders was passed on by the studio...
     
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    lukejosephchung - how do you know that?
     
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    One of Warner's executives announced on another website that FIVE of their catalog's Best Picture Oscar titles previously unreleased on blu-ray were being prepped for next year's 90th Anniversary..."Around The World In 80 Days" was among them. Every one of the titles listed as Amazon placeholders are Warner catalog titles currently unavailable on BD. The exec also said they were planning extensive previously unreleased BD catalog titles to be released throughout 2013, so the list you gave above seems to tie into their 90th Anniversary celebration.
     
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    Some of the Warner placeholders have been there for years.I believe that placeholders on Amazon mean nothing.
    Few more:
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller
    Klute
    The Magnificent Ambersons
    The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Harper
    The Long Hot Summer
    Hud
    Hombre
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    Rebel Without a Cause
    The Band Wagon
    East of Eden
    Giant
    Wait Until Dark
    Ryan's Daughter
    Tom Jones
    Oliver!
    Marty
    The Greatest Show on Earth
    Coming Home
    The Goodbye Girl
    Harry and Tonto
    In the Heat of the Night
    Save the Tiger
    A Man for All Seasons
    Lilies of the Field
    A Place in the Sun
    Charly
    Norma Rae
    Cat Ballou
    Judgment at Nuremberg
    Stalag 17
    The Miracle Worker
    I Want to Live!
    The Country Girl
    Roman Holiday
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    Gentleman's Agreement
    A Touch of Class
    Cabaret
    You Can't Take It With You
    Women in Love
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    The Lion in Winter
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Skippy
    Darling
    The Divine Lady
    Mary Poppins
    Two Arabian Knights
    Butterfield 8
    Seventh Heaven
    Room at the Top
    The Three Faces of Eve
    The Philadelphia Story
    The Rose Tattoo
    Boys Town
    Come Back, Little Sheba
    Captains Courageous
    Born Yesterday
    The Story of Louis Pasteur
    The Best Years of Our Lives
    A Free Soul
    The Lost Weekend
    Disraeli
    Going My Way
    In Old Arizona
    Mrs. Miniver
    Johnny Belinda
    To Each His Own
    Gaslight
    Suspicion
    Cavalcade
    Kitty Foyle
    Grand Hotel
    The Divorcee
    Cimarron
    The Broadway Melody of 1929
    A Letter to Three Wives
    The Awful Truth
    Bad Girl
    Watch on the Rhine
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
    The Last Command
    The Heiress
    The Farmer's Daughter
    The Song of Bernadette
    Jezebel
    The Good Earth
    Dangerous
    Morning Glory
    The Sin of Madelon Claudet
    Coquette
    Street Angel
    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
    Elmer Gantry
    Separate Tables
    Daddy Longlegs
    A Day at the Races
    Gypsy
    The Haunting
    A Night at the Opera
    The Defiant Ones
    1776
     
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    They've also had my 2 most-wanted TV shows on Blu-ray (Seinfeld & Arrested Development) listed for years, with no sign whatsoever they're in the pipeline...

    I guess there's a chance we could see Arrested Development next year in time for the new series, but the placeholder's been there for at least 4 years.
     
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    Of course seeing placeholders for such TV series as FATHER KNOWS BEST and ADAM-12 has me a bit worried on the veracity of these listings, but since I am sure they are gathered by Amazon and not by fans, I am still hopeful.
     
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    Every fews years or so this question pops up and as Oliver said it doesn't mean anything and is not a list of movies
    that are soon to be released.
    Also it has no bearing on any studio on what they plan to release, i have no proof but
    I doubt very much that they(studios) even look to see who is signing up for those notifications.
     
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    Never thought of that. Maybe the studios leak these titles to see what interest there is in a particular title. I certainly hit the "notify when announced" button.
     

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