No buzz/reviews for the 9/30 Warner classics yet?

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  1. Paul_Scott

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    i don't know about anyone else, but i think i'm more anxious for The Adventures Of Robin Hood than i am for Indiana jones (although i'm excited to be seeing that too of course).

    when do you think we'll start seeing reviews on this and the other two?
     
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  3. Jon Robertson

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    I believe websites are only allowed to post reviews of Warner discs a week or so before streetdates (presumably so as to keep them fresh in people's minds).
     
  4. Herb Kane

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    WB is 14 days...
     
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    I am getting really pumped up about the release of these Legend DVDs, in particular Robin Hood

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  7. Colin Jacobson

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    Robin Hood just arrived today - reviews should pop up in the next couple of days. Sierra Madre and Doodle Dandy are supposed to come in later this week...
     
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    The Big Picture has some screenshots of Robin Hood up.

    One word: WOW.
     
  9. Bill Burns

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    Don't forget that those who order all three by ordering the Warner Legends Boxed Set (rather than buying them individually) reportedly receive a bonus documentary only available in the box. [​IMG] My order's been in a while now, but they won't arrive until a day or two after street.

    Oh, yes: buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    That should make up for some of its lack. [​IMG] This is a tremendous release which, when combined with next month's double whammy of WB's Looney Tunes set and Lon Chaney Collection set, might well make them studio of the year in my book.
     
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    I'm ready too, still drooling over the artwork. But I'm getting this as a birthday present so will have to wait another month to watch.
     
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    Here's an advanced take on The Adventures of Robin Hood
    from Matt Brighton
     
  13. Paul_Scott

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    ROBIN HOOD has always had several problem spots in both picture and sound, particularly the scene where Robin meets Friar Tuck. There are several blurry shots there, and the sound gets very rough. This occurs on every version of ROBIN HOOD released to video(I've had 'em all), including the Criterion Laserdisc and the last MGM/UA disc. So there may be things that will never look perfect in this film, considering the source material. Perhaps that is one of the reasons for the reviewers disappointment.

    Personally, I can't wait for the 30th. ROBIN HOOD, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY and the Kino MAN WHO LAUGHS DVD. Gonna be a great DVD day![​IMG]
     
  15. Brian W.

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    Hee hee, that's just the beginning. If you guys only knew the classics Warner is releasing in 2004 -- all of the remaining Warner-owned Best Picture winners, among them Grand Hotel, The Great Ziegfeld, Mrs. Miniver, Mutiny on the Bounty, Around the World in 80 Days in 16:9 with the Entr'acte, Intermission, and Exit music. Also more Oscar-winning performances like Anastasia, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (16X9), etc.

    2004 is definitely shaping up to be the "The Year of the Classics" for Warner.
     
  16. Dennis Nicholls

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    What a week - these three PLUS Victory At Sea.....
     
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    Brian, if Mutiny on the Bounty is really happening, that would be great. I'm very much looking forward to adding that one to my library. That is the Charles Laughton version you're talking about and not the Brando, right?

    Neil
     
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  19. Derek_McL

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    That indeed sounds great Brian but some of those titles have never been mentioned before, the sceptic in me wonders if there are enough dates in the year for all the Best Picture winners, the Marx Brothers, the Hitchcocks, silents, Flynn, Cagney, Meet Me In St Louis, That's Entertainment and all the new stuff that's likely to come out,yet all of that was vaguely promised in the chat. If that all comes to pass it willl indeed be the year of the classics but on past form it looks like rather a lot of catalog material to expect in one year. Maybe I'm wrong I hope I am if you are in the know Brian are these still all lined up for 2004 or are some beginning to slide ?
     
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