Warner Archive Discussion Thread (The Announcements/The Films)

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  1. GregoryMesh

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    The first TV series in Warner Archives is available for pre-order with The Eleventh Hour - The Complete First Series (2008-2009). I'm surprised such a recent series gets DVD-R treatment.
     
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    Shucks! When I first read your post I thought for a split second you were talking about the 60's series. This is a bizarre choice for the Archives, considering it's a newer show.
    Gary "I'm interested to see how many discs they will use" O.
     
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    Yeah, at first I was stoked because I thought it was the excellent Wendell Corey series which ran from 1962 to 1964 which Warners also owns the rights to I believe since it was an MGM television show.
     
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    I updated year in my initial post to stop confusing people... /img/vbsmilies/htf/blush.gif
     
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    The Complete First Season (not Series).

    Agreed, this is a very surprising choice for the Archives. You would think that new series like this would be offered on Blu-ray and pressed DVD. Price doesn't seem to be too bad.
     
  6. Bob Cashill

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    But wasn't there only one season of the 2008-2009 show? Why call it that, as if there would be a second? It still could be the Corey series; this is the Warner Archive we're talking about, where mistakes are not unknown to happen...
     
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    Universal put out the new Knight Rider as season 1, not complete series as well. I know they should have called it the complete series, but who knows why the suits do what they do. I am just glad that a TV series is getting a release in the Archive series. Now lets see the older shows come out like 77 Sunset Strip.
     
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    I am with you on 77 Sunset Strip, Hawiaiin Eye, Bourbon Street Beat, Surfside Six, and a ton of older black & white shows that we do not get a chance to see anymore.

    PS - let's add Sugarfoot and Bronco to that list also.

    As for as movies are concerened I am anxious to see what next Tuesday brings us and what era will they pull from.
     
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    No, it's definitely the newer series.
    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Eleventh-Hour-DVDs-Announced/12737
     
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    Heck I'd love to see the rest of Cheyenne and Maverick in the Archive series.
     
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    Interesting suggestion. You must be watching Encore Western since these are the primary two westerns currently on that channel.
     
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    The Wendell Corey "Eleventh Hour" (both seasons) would have been a no-brainer for me. I was salivating over the imdb's "episode casts."
     
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    Some thoughts about Experiment Perilous and The Tall Target are posted at TCM's blog here:

    http://moviemorlocks.com/2009/09/29/digging-into-the-warner-archive/#more-14725
     
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    If the Archive is going to be doing TV shows, how about Falcon Crest and The Colbys? The Colbys should be especially easy since it is only 2 seasons (49 hour-long episodes in syndication).
     
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    Falcon Crest would be a possibility since it was produced by Lorimar, and Warner now controls those titles. The Colbys were produced by Aaron Spelling and those rights are controlled by Paramount.

    I would not mind an Archive release of the mini-series PEARL (1948) as it was produced by Warner Brothers.
     
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    PEARL (1978)--a slip of the keyboard.
     
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    Right
     
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    This is where MR. TERRIFIC could go, too.
     
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    I'd like to see Maverick in the Archive as well.
     
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    The Morlocks at tcm have reviewed Tourneur's Experiment Perilous (1944) and Anthony Mann's The Tall Target (1951) here:

    http://moviemorlocks.com/2009/09/29/digging-into-the-warner-archive/#more-14725

    Both movies sound just like the kind of films I use to eat up and charge away on my credit card. But I'm currently not desperate enough to eat caviar off a stale, overpriced knock-off ritz cracker -- yet.
     

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