Hey Warner! where are the girls?

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  1. Junior_V

    Junior_V Stunt Coordinator

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    why not a box set with female stars? so far you have given us 2 boxes with male stars (tough guys collection, gangster collection) but non with the women( I don't think this one counts http://www.amazon.com/Leading-Collec...897642?ie=UTF8 )

    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Norma Shearer, Vivien Liegh, Judy Garland, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Hepburn, Greer Garson, Grace Kelly, Rosalind Russell, Myrna Loy
    why not a big 8 movies collection?

    Waterloo Bridge & The Swan would be perfect to be included
     
  2. Tim Tucker

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    This concept would work if there was a common theme (a la gangsters, crime, film noir or pre-Code) that you could hang the collection on. But Warner seems more interested in issuing boxes grouped by star (Bette, Joan, Garbo, Judy, etc.)
     
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    Im very sure Warner can come up with a theme for the girls

    I can think of 38 Crawford & 34 Davis movies that are DVD worthy
    However there is gonna be a Crawford vol.2 & Davis vol.3 next year so there is 33 Crawford, 29 Davis left. they can at least put 2 or 3 Crawford/Davis movies in a "Ladies Collection"

    There is only 5 Garland movie left(The Pirate,The Clock,Little Nellie Kelly,Listen, Darling,Everybody Sing)

    Elizabeth Taylor & Lana Turner also has some movie that could be included
     
  4. Corey

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    yeah they might as well box the rest of judy's movies together, release the remaining garbo talkies (6 left) and lana turner needs her own set now.
     
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    don't forget Ida!![​IMG]
     
  6. Corey

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    i'd love to see the hard way, out of the fog, and the man i love released on dvd. i think joan crawford v2 or jean harlow will be the first female set of 2007.
     
  7. Charles H

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    A Stanwyck Box? NIGHT NURSE, EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE, JEOPARDY (quite a tour de force), THESE WILDER YEARS (with Cagney), LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT, TO PLEASE A LADY (with Gable), MAN IN A CLOAK, and an excuse to finally bring out EXECUTIVE SUITE....
     
  8. Junior_V

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    I agree about Stanwyck

    I think Jean Harlow is gonna be released first and then Crawford
     
  9. Frank M

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    I think they will release a Katharine Hepburn in May 2007 to celebrate her 100th birthday.
     
  10. RafaelPires

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    Please Warner. Give us a scopp of what's coming early 2007. I can't wait for the Harlow and Crawford boxes, as well as the mentioned Ginger Rogers collection (though I think this won't be out until 2008). Esther Willians, Bette Davis Vol. 3 and a Katharine Hepburn box would be must buys too.
    Can't forget the wonderful Barbara Stanwyck. And since I know she won't have a box set of her own, I would love to see more Ann Sheridan on dvd.
     
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    I am waiting for a Natalie Wood Box from Warner.

    Inside Daily Clover
    Splendor In The Grass: SE
    Penelope
    Sex and the Single Girl
    Gypsy
    Cash McCall
     
  12. Charles Ellis

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    There are a lot of films with female leads from the Warner/Turner catalog that are worthy of DVD release:

    Green Dolphin Street- with Lana Turner and Donna Reed
    I'll Cry Tomorrow- starring Susan Hayward
    Light In The Piazza- starring Olivia deHavilland, recently made into a Broadway musical which was televised this year live on PBS
    The Valley of Decision- with Greer Garson (who should have her own box set!)
    Escape- Norma Shearer battles the Nazis to save Robert Taylor
    Confession-Kay Francis kills for love (now, this is a star who needs rediscovery a la Louise Brooks. Before Bette Davis, she was the queen of Warner Bros., and did many a melodrama that made her Warners' answer to both MGM's Norma Shearer and Greta Garbo- at one point, she was the highest paid actress in Hollywood!)

    -mind you, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Just to prove that there are a lot of major and lesser-known films from the Golden Age with stong leading ladies that deserve a DVD release!
     
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    "Escape" with Norma Shearer is one I relly would like too see
     
  14. Corey

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    smilin through with frederic march and norma shearer is the 2nd most requested on title not on DVD acording to the TCM website.
     
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    Has BROADWAY MELODY OF 1938 been released?
     
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    speaking of broadway melody, they should have an eleanor powell set icluding:

    -broadway melody of 1936 & 1938 (double feature)
    -lady be good
    -rosalie
    -born to dance
    -ship ahoy
    -honolulu
     
  17. Steve Armbrust

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    AMEN!
     
  18. RafaelPires

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    An Eleanor Powell set would be awesome!!!
     
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    i hope they have those eleanor powell musicals on the release schedule because she most likely wouldn't get a set devoted to her.
     
  20. Andrew Budgell

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    I'm hoping Warner Bros. is going to release "RAINTREE COUNTY" starring Elizabeth Taylor for its 50th Anniversary next year. I'm eager to have this on DVD.

    Andy
     

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