question about allied artists catalog

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  1. colorado ryan

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    does anybody here know when warner bros is gonna release all the allied artists catalog from the 50s-70s?
     
  2. Eric Huffstutler

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    They are releasing some in upcoming box sets and individually in their Cult Camp Classics collections on June 26th. I am also looking for some official releases of other AA titles - especially Horror and Sci-Fi.

    Eric
     
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    I'm still waiting for a legit release of The Big Combo!
     
  4. Randy Korstick

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    Eagerly awaiting the Bowery Boys releases.
     
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    I hope they release the blaxploitation film "Three The Hardway".
     
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    I would love to see The Toughest Man Alive (55) starring Dane Clark, one of the few films I have never been able to find anywhere at all.
     
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    Unless Criterion lost the rights to Shock Corridor and Naked Kiss then the answer is no.
     
  8. ryanCollins

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    i'm waiting for the release of snowfire from 1958 as are a lot of other people i know. the allied releases are coming out this year and yrs after.
     
  9. ryanCollins

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    c'mon warners put out snowfire.
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

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    If all goes as planned, Twilight's Last Gleaming is due
    to be released by year's end as part of a Burt Lancaster boxed set.
     
  11. ryanCollins

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    hey epstein ,what about snowfire?
    signed mr. kotter.
     
  12. Bob Gu

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    Hoping for the Complete Allied Artists WILD BILL ELLIOT Collection, in original glorious sepia tone. (and Wild Bill's detective series too.)

    In some Western box office and popularity polls, in the 40's and 50's, Elliot was in the top five of western stars. He was an interesting actor and personality and his movies were fun and deserve to be seen.
     
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    Bob: GREAT suggestion. I think the series of westerns that Elliot did for Allied Artists/Monogram were extraordinarily good for low budget features. Especially in westerns, Elliot seemed to project a degree of authenticity that seperated him from most of the other western stars. He seens in that respect similar to William S. Hart.

    I would also highly recommend the release of some of the series of outstanding westerns that Rod Cameron did for Alllied Artists/Monogram, especially Panhandle (which was co-written by Blake Edwards), and Short Grass.

    For some unfathomable reason, no one seems to be doing anything with these top notch Allied Artist/Monogram Westerns. I mean you they don't even play them on televsion any more.

    Speaking of William Eliiot, another great group of westerns are the 10 big budget (by Republic Pictures standards) westerns he made for Republic in the 1946 to 1950 time frame. They would make a great DVD collection, however Lionsgate is so far doing nothing with all the Republic westerns it has in its library.

    c Jim Bur
     
  14. Bob Gu

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    Jim, Lions Gate is useless. At least Republic Home Video released on VHS, Rod Cameron's , RIDE THE MAN DOWN, John Derek's THE OUTCAST, and about 8 or 9 of Wild Bill Elliot's Republic output, including HELLFIRE, THE SHOWDOWN and THE PLAINSMAN AND THE LADY. Oh and VCI has the Elliot Republic Red Ryders out on DVD, but I have not gotten around to buying them yet.

    I'd also like to see Rod Cameron's BRIMSTONE on DVD which was a nice 2 color Trucolor Republic.

    And, Jim, there's a new Wild Bill Elliot Bio/Filmography being published by McFarland this Summer by Gene Blottner, who has written two books on Universal Westerns.
     
  15. Richard--W

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    I echo your sentiments. I know a lot of western buffs who want to see these films respectfully treated on DVD. I suspect they are all committed to Encore Westerns channel for some time. Perhaps when that contract expires, they'll have a chance of being released to home video. I'm just speculating.

    I've been trying to assemble a list of films shot in Trucolor and Magnacolor. I liked how the process was used to create atmosphere in Hellfire so I thought I'd look it up. This is one instance in which the imdb has not been all that helpful. Hellfire might be the best use of Trucolor that I've seen so far. It's a fine western, intelligent and believable. Anyhow, here's my working list:

    01. * Hellfire (1949) Bill Elliot
    02. Bill and Coo (1948)
    03. Springtime in the Sierras (1947) Roy Rogers
    04. Night Time in Nevada (1948) Roy Rogers
    05. The Last Bandit (1949) Bill Elliot
    06. Susanna Pass (1949) Roy Rogers
    07. * Brimstone (1949) Rod Cameron
    08. Rock Island Trail (1950) Forest Tucker
    09. Eyes of Texas (1948) Roy Rogers
    10. The Golden Stallion (1949) Roy Rogers
    11. North of the Great Divide (1950) Roy Rogers
    12. The Far Frontier (1948) Roy Rogers
    13. On the Old Spanish Trail (1947) Roy Rogers
    14. Trigger, Jr. (1950) Roy Rogers
    15. Singing Guns (1950)
    16. Down Dakota Way (1949) Roy Rogers
    17. The Gay Ranchero (1948) Roy Rogers
    18. Grand Canyon Trail (1948) Roy Rogers
    19. Under California Stars (1948) Roy Rogers
    20. Apache Rose (1947) Roy Rogers
    21. The Plunderers (1948) Rod Cameron
    22. Bells of San Angelo (1947) Roy Rogers
    23. Belle of Old Mexico (1950)
    24. This World of Ours: Bali (1954)
    25. The Timber Trail (1948) Monte Hale
    26. Sunset in the West (1950) Roy Rogers
    27. California Firebrand (1948) Monte Hale

    Any corrections or additions would be appreciated.
     
  16. Bob Gu

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    Ok, Richard, you caught me on a day I feel like typing.

    There were 34 Trucolor THIS WORLD IS OURS releases and one cartoon called IT'S A GRAND OLD NAG by Bob Clampett. There may be other shorts or specials like BILL AND COO, I am not sure.

    Here's a Republic Color Features list from Republic Confidential Vol.1:

    The Bold Caballero (Natural Color/Magnacolor) 1937
    The Sheik Steps Out (sepia)
    Storm Over Bengal (sepia-lavender)
    Home On The Range (Magnacolor) 1946
    Man From Rainbow Valley (Magnacolor)
    I've Always Loved You (Technicolor)
    Out California Way (2 color Trucolor starts)

    Last Frontier Uprising 1947
    Apache Rose
    Bells of San Angelo
    That's My Gal
    Springtime In The Sierras
    Along The Oregon Trail
    On The Old Spanish Trail
    Under Colorado Skies

    The Gay Ranchero 1948
    California Firebrand
    Under California Stars
    The Timber Trail
    Eyes Of Texas
    Night Time In Nevada
    Grand Canyon Trail
    The Plunderers
    The Far Frontier

    The Red Pony (Technicolor) 1949
    The Last Bandit (2 color Trucolor continues)
    Susanna Pass
    Hellfire
    Brimstone
    Down Dakota Way
    The Golden Stallion

    Bells Of Coronado 1950 (Artisan/Lions Gate did release this on DVD)
    Singing Guns
    Belle Of Old Mexico
    Twilight On The Sierras
    Rock Island Trail
    Trigger Jr.
    Sunset In The West
    North Of The Great Divide
    Trail Of Robin Hood (last 2 color Trucolor produced)

    Oh! Susanna 1951
    Honeychile (first 3 color Trucolor)

    Oklahoma Annie 1952
    I Dream Of Jeanie
    Woman Of North Country
    The Quiet Man (Technicolor)
    Toughest Man In Arizona (3 color Trucolor continues)

    Ride The Man Down 1953
    The Lady Wants Mink
    Fair wind To Java
    Sweethearts On Parade

    Jubilee Trail 1954
    Laughing Anne
    Johnny Guitar (first improved 3 color Trucolor)
    The Outcast
    Trouble In The Glen

    Doctor In The House 1955
    Timberjack
    Yellowneck
    Santa Fe Passage
    The Road To Denver
    The Last Command
    A Man Alone
    Flame Of The Islands
    In Old Vienna

    Doctor at Sea 1956
    Come Next Spring
    Magic Fire
    Zanzbuku
    Circus Girl
    The Maverick Queen
    Dakota Incident
    Thunder Over Arizona
    Lisbon
    Daniel Boone,Trailblazer
    A Woman's Devotion
    Accused Of Murder

    Tears For Simon 1957
    The Congress Dances
    Spoilers Of The Forest
    Pawnee

    I think this is a release date list so during transition periods, whether a individual film was 2 or 3 color Trucolor I can't tell.

    I hope this helps you out,Richard.
     
  17. Richard--W

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    Thank you, Bob Gu, your list nails it down for me. I didn't realize there were so many films shot in Trucolor, or that the process was still being used up to 1957. I've seen many of them. Some of them I've taped off the Encore Westerns channel. Last night I watched Hellfire again after reading your posts.

    Why not address a post to Lionsgate. State your position, then Define and package a DVD set for them. Do their thinking for them. It might work.

    I can't imagine people not wanting to buy the Republic and Allied Artists catalogues. These films are among the most popular crowd pleasers of all time.
     
  18. Bob Gu

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    Your welcome Richard. You know, I have taken a look at the Lion's Gate message board in the past, thinking about posting a question about what exact Republic titles they have the rights to, but after looking over the site, I don't think anybody from 'management' actually posts there.

    For all we know, Paramount might still have the Elliots, Rod Camerons, and Roy Rogers films.
     
  19. ryanCollins

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    nobody has answered my question.
     
  20. Mark Anthony

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    If you mean the first one, when is the entirety of 3 decades worth of AA catalogue gonna be released, the answer is probably never!

    WB have barely scratched the surface of there own and the RKO back-catalogue's from that era, if you were more specific in your question's - ie what titles you are interested in then someone may have an idea if it's likely or not, and if so when.

    M
     

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