Early Warner classics in the works

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  1. Brian W.

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    According to the web site VitaphoneProject.com, which is dedicated to recovering lost Vitaphone films and their sound discs, several early Warner films are in the works, but with no release date set:

    The Public Enemy
    Little Caesar
    Gold Diggers of 1933 (With a bonus of two restored reels of the lost Dick Powell film Gold Diggers of Broadway, the first in the Gold Diggers series... which sadly are the only known existing reels of this two-strip Technicolor talkie, one of the top-grossers of 1929.)



    See VitaphoneProject.com, under Vitaphone News Vol. 6, Number 4.
     
  2. Ronald Epstein

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    Great News!

    I figured The Public Enemy was
    in the works as Warner is promising a
    James Cagney set by year's end.
     
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    Of course, we don't know which way Warner is going to release these titles just yet, but both "The Public Enemy" and "Little Caesar" could be part of the Gangster box set they're going to release later this year or "The Public Enemy" could be as Ronbo stated in the Cagney box set????? Either way, this is great news!





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  5. oscar_merkx

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    truly fantastic news
     
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    Great news, I'll buy them all.
     
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    *drool*

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    I'm totally sold on Warners Classic lines. It these are 2 disc "Legend" style, I'll totally flip!
     
  9. Amy Mormino

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    I am especially excited to see the part about most WB classic releases including the shorts. I really love the shorts that I've seen on Turner Classic Movies and on certain DVDs. They give you such an insight into the period.
     
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    Whoa, Golddiggers of Broadway? I NEVER thought I'd see ANY of that, let alone two reels!
     
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    I'm very pleased with WB's releasing or more & more deep catalog titles. Two of the above mentioned titles will be mine. I also hope to see WB explore an increasing number of their M-G-M classics & deep catalog titles.
     
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    Any chance of ROARING 20's?

    I wouldn't be surprised, considering I bought it on VHS a year or so ago :b
     
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    There is so much incredible stuff to be found among the Vitaphone shorts; I really wish the "Dawn of Sound" lasers get transferred to DVD someday. [​IMG]
     
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    Great news, thanks Brian. I've been waiting a long time for these.
     

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