Warner Archive Discussion Thread (The Announcements/The Films)

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ronald Epstein, Sep 18, 2009.

Tags:
  1. MattPriceTime

    MattPriceTime Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Brooklyn Park, MD
    Real Name:
    Matthew Price
    I know who this comment is going to be addressed to but given the only animation thing from Shout Factory i have intention to own is going to no doubt be forever incomplete due to their laziness to solving rights issues, makes me laugh at the idea them getting more cartoons as a good thing. Although their Scream Factory releases have some stuff lined up that i think i will buy, as some are new to dvd and some re-releases that will be more easier to find. Maybe my opinion of them will go up.

    And are we at the time of year for multiple sales already? We did have one just last week and now this one. Guess it's money spending time again.
     
  2. Ken_Martinez

    Ken_Martinez Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    41
    Real Name:
    Ken
    Most of the animated shows Warner owns have no rights issues to speak of. Beetlejuice didn't. Neither do the perpetually incomplete Jetsons and Real Adventures of Johnny Quest, among SO many others. Most of the holdups are due to Warner Archive treating animation as the low man on their totem pole.

    Shout Factory went from announcing they had the rights to a complete series release in less than seven months. That is not in dispute. If Warner Archive had held onto that show, it would still be in limbo.
     
  3. Randy Korstick

    Randy Korstick Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    3,306
    Likes Received:
    981
    I agree Shout Factory did a very poor job on The Mr. Magoo tv release as well as Underdog and Tennessee Tuxedo. What we have is better than nothing but still poor efforts. And I wouldn't call them fast when they announced Mr. Magoo theatricals over a year ago and its still not released and it has no release date in site. They released Beetlejuice because Warner did not have the rights to that show but being such a niche show it probably wouldn't have been very high on their priority list. I have read it has sold poorly for Shout. Its funny that Shout is being compared to WA for animated releases when WA has already released more classic animated shows this year than Shout has for the last 3 years and I don't think they consider animation a priority. Shout generally does a nice job on their TV show and movie releases and thats where their priorities are.
     
  4. Ken_Martinez

    Ken_Martinez Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    41
    Real Name:
    Ken
    Warner does own the Beetlejuice cartoons, because they own the franchise's intellectual property (It's based on a film they produced.) A handful of episodes were even included on the release of the film.

    It's Classic Media's fault that the TV Magoo's and Total TV cartoons were as botched as they were. Their master elements are in disarray and didn't bother to give Shout better elements.

     
  5. Randy Korstick

    Randy Korstick Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    3,306
    Likes Received:
    981
    ok I stand corrected on Beetlejuice but it most-likely means that it was in Warners long list of un-released shows that they have to pick and chose from and decide what is ready to go and what will sell. Then Shout came along and made them a good offer for it.
    I understand why Magoo and the Total TV cartoons were released as they were but because Shout does not have the resources to fix and remaster shows that they get and the major studios do is reason why we don't want them getting it over a major studio unless there is no other choice. This was probably the case with The Total TV cartoons no one was going to fix them so what we have is the best we can get. WA has made it clear they plan to release as many of the animated titles that WHV has given to them as possible but because there are so many HB/RS titles and they are releasing many things besides animation it takes time. They are now putting more effort into remastering them like the recent releases: Hair Bear Bunch, Yogi's Gang, Popeye TV, Marine Boy and also going back to restore complete shows as in Space Stars. All of this takes even longer so it is inevitable that some shows maybe stalled for awhile before they are completed especially when some of them were not big sellers. You are probably correct that out of all the material WA has to release the animated titles probably are low man but they have mentioned the HB titles sell well for them so they intend to release as many as possible. There is only so much their small staff can do.
     
  6. MattPriceTime

    MattPriceTime Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Brooklyn Park, MD
    Real Name:
    Matthew Price
    I don't think Beetlejuice was ever answered in full. I remember posing the question on another site and while it appeared WB had distribution of they clearly weren't the only party involved in making it. Your creidts for it go as follows:

    [*]Nelvana
    [*]Geffen Film Company
    [*]Tim Burton Incorporated (in association with)
    [*]Warner Bros. Television (in association with)
    [/list]

    And also i just checked my DVD of the original movie and actually WB isn't even the copyright owner of the film. They are just distributor of it. The Geffen Company is the listed owner on both the product and on IMDB.

    The fact that it "got away" seems to be more the suggestion it was more the WB involved anyway. WB could have also only had limited terms to distribution in the original license. We aren't really privy to those details or even to when they exist until they expire. (HB's Godzilla being another example f an odd clause no one knew about till after it ran out and reverted to Toho)

    But anyhow, i didn't want to respond to his silly "arguments", but at the same time, i'm not sure how anyone who's been watching these releases belives "owning the IP" means you own the show......Since if it did, WB wouldn't own a lot of the stuff they put out. It's more evidence of bad trolling or really shoddy research.
     
  7. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,186
    Likes Received:
    4,248
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    AHEAD OF TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT

    http://l.email-warnerbros.com/1x1.dyn?07EGgqr-Cx12Gh221GAvY-gxU=0 [​IMG] [​IMG] WARNER ARCHIVE HOMENEW RELEASESBESTSELLING DVDsFORWARD TO A FRIEND [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] THE FBI: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON (1970-71) At the dawn of the 70s the Culture War captured as much attention as the Cold War, and the storylines seen in this season of The FBI reflected this. While still on the watch for saboteurs and spies, Inspector Erskine (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.), Special Agent Colby (William Reynolds), and Assistant Director Ward (PhilipAbbott) were just as likely to be tasked with tracking down psychotic Vietnam veterans or stopping college kids with a terrorist bent. All-star actors who battle the FBI as kidnappers, bank robbers, and extortionists or play the innocent victims whose aid Erskine and co. come to include Martin Sheen, Joan Van Ark, Billy Dee Williams, Robert Loggia, Bradford Dillman, Dabney Coleman, Suzanne Pleshette, and William Shatner as a mob drug dealer gone rogue! Note: Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand. [​IMG] KUNG FU: THE MOVIE (1985) Bridging the gap between the classic original series and its syndicated hit sequel Kung Fu: The Legend Continues is this mid-eighties movie of the week. Ten years after we last saw Kwai Chang Caine, the man of peace gets dragged into stateside fallout from the Opium Wars. Brandon Lee, son of the Caine-that-almost-was, adds to the action with the grace and gravity that propelled him to superstar status before his tragic death. Also stars Martin Landau and Keye Luke. [​IMG] SIDEKICKS (1974) The James Garner/Lou Gossett comedy western The Skin Game gets a small screen sequel in this pilot movie that pairs Lou Gossett with Larry Hagman in the Garner role. Conman Quince Drew (Hagman) travels the west with his freeborn crony Jason O’Rourke (Gossett), playing a slavery shell-game that involves repeatedly selling his pal, then escaping with the money. On the run from a vengeful posse, the pair gets tangled up in the schemes of a bank robber. Also stars Blythe Danner, Harry Morgan and Jack Elam.

    THE EYES OF CHARLES SAND (1972) This first-rate paranormal TV thriller sees Peter Haskell playing Charles Sand, a businessman who comes into the family legacy — or curse — on the death of his uncle. Now possessed of a second sight, Sand is powerless in the face of his new fate and drawn into a macabre world of murder, madness and spectral visitors. Joan Bennett and Adam West co-star.

    THE SPIRIT (1987) Will Eisner’s immortal creation, the non-super hero The Spirit, gets a small screen tryout (and Ted’s Sam Jones) in this tongue-in-cheek crime caper. This fish-out-of-water take updates the setting by four decades, and makes Denny Colt, The Spirit, the straight man that the twisted world of the 80s desperately needs. Nana Visitor (StarTrek: Deep Space Nine) plays Denny’s galpal, Ellen Dolan.

    CLUB MED (1986) World-renowned vacation hot spot Club Med (Ixtapa) provides the exciting and new, albeit stationary, location for love and romance for a diverse group of globe-trotting revelers. Young mom Kate (Linda Hamilton, Beauty and the Beast) travels from Boston in the wake of her marriage break-up and discovers her old flame O’Shea (Jack Scalia) is running the joint; runaway French blue-blood Simone (Traci Lind) sneaks into the resort thanks to some avuncular subterfuge courtesy of English widower Gilbert Anthony Paige (Patrick Macnee). Sinbad (Sinbad) costars as club comedian and Bill Maher plays a wisecracking mixologist that has trouble making the guests laugh. [​IMG] [​IMG] KILLJOY (1981) Prolific helmer John Llewellyn Moxey directs a young Kim Basinger in this neo-noir murder mystery set around the delicious soapy confines of a major modern medical center. Surgeon Max Heller (StephenMacht) and pathologist Paul Trenton vie for the attentions of Laury Medford (Basinger) and the chief administrator’s job that comes with it.Laury gets wind that Max might have a secret side practice of his own by the name of Joy Morgan but when she gets murdered, plot twists come faster than the cry of “Stat!” Also stars Nancy Marchand as Paul’s scheming mother and Robert Culp as a relentless investigator. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s annual Edgar Award for Best TV Feature.

    FATAL DECEPTION: MRS LEE HARVEY OSWALD (1993) A young and gifted Helena Bonham Carter stars in this biopic about Lee Harvey Oswald’s forgotten victims — his wife and children. Carter plays Marina, Oswald’s Soviet spouse who sees her world turned upside down while a living as a stranger in a strange land. Frank Whaley plays Lee, an enigma even to the woman who knew him best. Was he just a troubled soul or a man with a troubling secret? Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager) plays the conspiracist that leads Marina to question events and reopen some very deep wounds. [​IMG] [​IMG] THE CABBAGE PATCH KIDS’ FIRST CHRISTMAS/THE LITTLE TROLL PRINCE HOLIDAY DOUBLE FEATURE Fire up your Yule log and get set for an early Xmas, courtesy of Xavier Roberts and a wannabe gnome! The Cabbage Patch Kids First Christmas (1986) finds the magical brood leaving the safety of their Georgia hidden patch in search of the Christmas spirit in the big city courtesy of Ruby Spears. Beyond the protection of their human guardian Xavier Roberts and Colonel Casey the stork, the kids find that the big city has its own brand of menace, one very similar to their own… Can they find the Christmas Spirit in time to help a very special orphan? The second feature, The Little Troll Prince (1987), finds Hanna-Barbera mixings Scandinavian folklore with traditional holiday spirit for a charming concoction about a royal monster that trades in menace for a simple life of domestic gnome-dom. An all-star voice brings the tale to life, including Vincent Price, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts and Cloris Leachman. [​IMG] Check out our new showcase, Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford, featuring films highlighting these legendary ladies’ well known cinematic rivalry including Hollywood Canteen (1944), Marked Woman (1937) and Humoresque (1946). Try it Free for 2 Weeks! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] WarnerArchive.com
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Imagine a World Different From Our Own…
    http://shop.warnerarchive.com/category/new+releases.do?adid=1015WACNRC&ref=EW1015C&utm_source=crm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EW1015C

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
     
  8. Ken_Martinez

    Ken_Martinez Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    41
    Real Name:
    Ken
    Well, if we're going to be snippy and pedantic, I should point out for clarity that Shout Factory's own press release says they got the show from Warner.

    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/n/17701

    Shout announced BJ and MAD TV in the exact same press release. Their last Warner licenses came in two's as well (Max Headroom and Norm) And before this, Warner Archive never mentioned anything about Warner not owning all the rights to this show.

    The bottom line is that Shout got the series out faster than if Warner had held onto the series for the archive. What dispute is there for that?
     
  9. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,186
    Likes Received:
    4,248
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    AHEAD OF TODAY'S NEWSLETTER...



    http://l.email-warnerbros.com/1x1.dyn?09EGgqr-CxNXGh22x2LLxegxU=0 [​IMG] [​IMG] WARNER ARCHIVE HOMENEW RELEASESBESTSELLING DVDsFORWARD TO A FRIEND [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] SUGARFOOT: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (1958-59) Saddle up for another shot of sarsaparilla alongside the wild west's coolest counselor-by-correspondence, “Sugarfoot” Tom Brewster (Will Hutchins). Tom continues to wander the west while pursuing his law degree by mail, always ready to outwit first and resort to violence last in this 5-Disc, 20-Episode collection. The gripping season opener, ‘Ring of Sand,” sees Tom going round in circles in an arid wasteland as he desperately tries to save a grieving father (Will Wright) from his suicidal quest for vengeance. He later tests his mettle against foes like his evil, identical cousin “The Canary Kid“ (Will Hutchins) which guest stars Wayde Preston as Colt .45’s Christopher Colt! Tom also aids friends valiant and true, including a caped, crusading Polish pianist played by Adam West! Other notable guests include 77 Sunset Strip’s Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and Ed “Kookie’ Byrnes, Jay North, Tommy Rettig, Martin Landau, John Carradine, Don “Red’ Barry, Dorothy Provine and Virginia Gregg. Note: Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand. [​IMG] ALICE: THE COMPETE FOURTH SEASON (1979-80) Farewell, Flo — and hello Belle! Alice’s fourth season saw some big changes coming to Mel’s Diner.Polly Holliday’s Flo proved to be such an irresistible spin-off lure, midway through the season she heads off to Flo's Yellow Rose. In a serendipitous twist, Flo’s fill in turns out to be no less a talent than the original Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’s Flo, Diane Ladd! Ladd plays Belle, a former employee and flame of Mel’s, who considers herself something of a country-western warbler — look out, Alice! This season the show puts celebrities playing themselves on the menu, including Art Carney (who turns out to be Vera’s cousin), both Telly and George Savalas make a pit stop and Dinah Shore even hosts Mel — and his chili — on her talk show! Memorable guests NOT playing themselves include the great Eve Arden as a local talk host and Martha Raye as Mel’s overbearing mother. 3-Disc,26 Episode Collection. Note: Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand. [​IMG] [​IMG] THE ROSE TATTOO (1955) Tennessee Williams reportedly tailored the part of Serafina Delle Rose for Italian actress Anna Magnani (Rome, Open City) but Magnani did not feel her command of English was sufficient to the demands of William’s prosodic dialogue on stage. Thankfully, when the play came to be adapted for film four years later, that was no longer the case and Magnani astonishes. Serafina is a widowed recluse, clashing with her amorous age teenage daughter (Marisa Pavan) when her world is upended by the seemingly cloddish truck driver played by a beaming Burt Lancaster.Daniel Mann directs under producer Hal Wallis, with legendary lensman James Wong Howe framing the action. 16x9 Widescreen

    THE MATCHMAKER (1958) Thornton Wilder’s classic comedy about love and errant clerks — which would later become the musical, Hello Dolly! — comes to the big screen courtesy of director Joseph Anthony and writer John Michael Hayes (Winter Kill). Yonkers matchless matchmaker Dolly Levi (Shirley Booth) sets her sights on miserly department store magnate Horace Vandergelder (Paul Ford) who already has intentions towards the lovely lady milliner Irene Molloy (Shirley MacLaine). It’s a good thing for Dolly that Vandergelder’s overworked clerks Cornelius Hackl (Anthony Perkins) and Barnaby Tucker (Broadway cast transplant Robert Morse) decide to play hooky and monkey wrench the works. 16x9 Widescreen

    THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED (1966) Sydney Pollack directs this cinematic expansion of Tennessee Williams’ devastating one act play, with a young Francis Ford Coppola making script contributions. A waif dressed in rags (To Kill a Mockingbird’s Mary Badham) tells a tale of woe to a young boy (Jon Provost) outside a condemned boarding house. It’s the story of her sister Alva Starr (Natalie Wood), the town’s main attraction at the too-young age of sixteen and Owen Legate (Robert Redford), the railroad man sent to shut the town down. In a storm of passions and cheap experiences, the chance of reclaimed innocence flickers. But can love truly triumph over knowledge? A superb cast fills out the passion play, including Charles Bronson, Kate Reid, Dabney Coleman and Robert Blake.16x9 Widescreen [​IMG] FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER (1981) Master craftsmen Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee (Inherit the Wind) presciently presented a play about the first woman justice on the Supreme Court — a conservative! — in 1977. By the time Ronald Neame directed the film adaptation, life imitated art in a very big way when Ronald Reagan (Voice of the Turtle) nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to the bench on July 7, 1981. Jill Clayburgh plays the conservative Judge Loomis, while Walter Matthau plays her left-leaning foil, Judge Snow, in full amiable curmudgeon mode. Barnard Hughes plays the Chief Justice charged with keeping his fractious court in balance as they take on standards of indecency, pornography and free speech. 16x9 Widescreen

    SHIRLEY VALENTINE (1989) Willy Russell's one woman show Shirley Valentine, the tale of a lower middle class Liverpudlian lass' middle aged sexual re-awakening, was a smash stage hit with Pauline Collins in the role.Lewis Gilbert wisely retained her services for this cinematic treatment that opens the story up while still retaining its dramaturgical charms.Tom Conti is a delight as an aging Greek Casanova, lampooning his own considerable screen smolder reputation. Shirley Valentine took world cinema by storm upon its initial release, and still strikes a moving, quirky chord decades later. 16x9 Widescreen [​IMG] AN APOLOGY TO ELEPHANTS (2013)Elephants, majestic and intelligent, have suffered under the hands of humans for hundreds of years. They’re poached for their tusks, chained in captivity and their natural habitats destroyed. Narrated and executive produced by Lily Tomlin and directed and produced by Amy Schatz, An Apology to Elephants is an HBO family documentary that illustrates how elephants live in the wild — from their matriarchal structure to their truly impressive memories — and examines the problems and issues that arise when they are brought to live in captivity in zoos and circuses. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Need a horror fix in an instant? Check out our horror films and see who makes it out alive of Night School (1981), is imprisoned with Boris Karloff on the Isle of the Dead (1945) and why Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1970). Sign up now for a FREE two week trial! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] * Autographed copies limited to one copy per customer. Non-autographed version will be available upon exhaustion of the autographed inventory. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] WarnerArchive.com
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Sugarfoot DVDs signed by Will Hutchins!
    http://shop.warnerarchive.com/category/new+releases.do?ref=EWACNR131022&utm_source=crm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EWACNR131022

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
     
  10. Richard V

    Richard V Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,094
    Likes Received:
    527
    Real Name:
    Richard
    Already ordered Sugarfoot, will probably get This Property is Condemned as well.
     
    Randy Korstick likes this.
  11. Ken_Martinez

    Ken_Martinez Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    41
    Real Name:
    Ken
    I don't want to completely derail this thread, but since the accusation of sloppy research was thrown around.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Geffen_Film_Company

    Geffen Pictures isn't even in operation anymore. Warner Bros. owns everything they produced outright except for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (which is obviously Paramount's).
     
  12. MattPriceTime

    MattPriceTime Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Brooklyn Park, MD
    Real Name:
    Matthew Price
    Even if it makes me wrong, i applaud you actually backing up something you said. Since the last article you posted did nothing but prove they were distributor. Now that we have a definitive answer, so yes WB licensed it out to Shout Factory. Case closed and some of us were mistaken.

    However i'm still not in any way pro to them doing more. While Beetlejuice is a little more rewarding to know they actually put out the whole thing. Sinch the only tv show i've wanted to collect that shout factory has distribution of more than likely won't ever be completed due to their inability/reluctance/laziness to pay music rights. I'm sure to some it may seem like a "better" option, but i don't really see any problem with WA's schedule. I'd rather WA work slowly and get their entire library out and get it right, over a third party get involved where if it gets screwed up, it's going to remain screwed up for however long the license remains.

    However as i said back on this subject, Maybe my opinion will change as i purchase more things from them.
     
  13. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,186
    Likes Received:
    4,248
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    AHEAD OF THE NEXT NEWSLETTER....

    Untitled http://l.email-warnerbros.com/1x1.dyn?0xEGgqr-CxEEGh22Mvlu7egxU=0 [​IMG] [​IMG] WARNER ARCHIVE HOMENEW RELEASESBESTSELLING DVDsFORWARD TO A FRIEND [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (1991-92) Joining series star (and now full Producer) Gerard Christopher were comic scribes Andy Helfer, Mike Carlin, and J.M. Dematteis as well as future Justice League animated mainstay Stan Berkowitz who all helped The Adventures of Superboy sail above any syndicated show limits thanks to their ample imaginations and affection for the source material. This 3-Disc, 22-Episode complete series collection sees young Clark Kent/Kal-El ready to break the bonds of boyhood and emerge as the legendary Man of Steel while battling and befriending classic four color foes like Lex Luthor (Sherman Howard, Batman Beyond), Metallo (Michael Callan, Mysterious Island) and Bizarro (Barry Meyers aka Douglas B. Meyers, Mr. Silver the Robotic Performer), as well as TV originals Chaos (Paul McCrane, Robocop), Adrian Temple (Roddy Piper, They Live) and Tommy Puck (Billy Mumy, Babylon 5). It all leads up to a one-two punch season finale, “Rites of Passage” that sees Superboy return to Smallville to begin his final steps into Supermanhood. Note: Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] FEARLESS (1993) Peter Weir directs this visionary tale of ordinary folk transformed by extraordinary events to tragic and transcendent ends. Jeff Bridges delivers one of his most unforgettable performances as Max, an architect who survives a horrific plane crash unscathed. But Max’s family might not be so lucky, as the experience has left the now shamanistic survivor seemingly beyond the reach of his wife (a deeply anchored Isabella Rossellini) and son (Spencer Vrooman). Rosie Perez plays “the other woman” Carla, whose overwhelming grief may prove to be the panacea for both her and Max. Finally presented in its correct wide screen aspect ratio, Weir and cinematographer Allen Daviau’s vision comes to breathtaking Blu-ray from a sparkling new master. Also stars Tom Hulce, John Turturro, Benicio Del Toro, and John De Lancie. Adapted for the screen by Rafael Yglesias from his own novel. 16x9 Widescreen 1080p HD, DTS-HD Audio, Blu-ray™ Disc [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] THE HALF NAKED TRUTH (1932) Pre-Code cinema fast-talker Lee Tracy helps give birth to a new queen comedienne when he teams up with “The Hot Pepper” Lupe Velez and director Gregory La Cava in this Big top-cum-Great-White-Way ballyhoo. Tracy and Velez play a carnie pitchman and hoochie-coochie girl who take their act off the road to make big rubes out of the seen-it-all citizens of the Big Apple. Eugene Pallette co-stars as their circus strongman pal strong-armed into playing a “Turkish” bodyguard (and “Turkish” is code for a specific type of harem guardian, if you know what we mean) for Velez’s faux fugitive queen. Nothing fails quite like success and the perfect pair of pitchers have a falling out, thanks to a wannabe lothario (Frank Morgan). And this, of course, means war… [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] THE NUISANCE (1933) Lee Tracy is sublimely in his element as an in-it-to-win-it shyster bleeding the “soulless corporation” running his city’s streetcars in this pitch perfect cynical crusader flick. Unfortunately for the gentry of this fine city, Tracy’s J. Phineas Stevens, Esq. who has the moral edge (albeit a thin one) over the corrupt public utility corp. Creating the quandary is lay private detective Madge Evans, sent undercover and under the sheets to get the goods on Stevens. Frank Morgan plays Stevens’ secret weapon, a dyspeptic dipsomaniac doc who knows how to doctor an X-ray, while Charles Butterworth plays an archetypical example of the now-vanished art of flop men, who throw themselves under cars for a quick payoff (no foolin’!). Directed by Jack Conway. [​IMG] TURN BACK THE CLOCK (1933) This landmark comedic fantasy directed by Edgar Selwyn and co-written by Selwyn and the great Ben Hecht stars Lee Tracy as the time-tossed middle-aged everyman Joe Gimlet. NYC tobacconist and WWI vet Joe is struck in a rut, married to his high school sweetheart Mary (the always pleasing Mae Clarke) when a chance encounter with his hometown pal-made-good Ted Wright (a charming Otto Kruger) causes Joe to doubt his life’s choices. A horrible accident sends Joe plunging down the depths of his own past and finds himself back in the innocent days of 1910, armed with the memories of 1932. This time around Joe ain’t gonna be a sap, he’s gonna go for the dough, see? He sets Mary aside and makes a play for the one he let away, the wealthy Elvina (Peggy Shannon), and formerly future Mrs. Ted Wright. As Joe changes the present to avoid his future, Joe and Ted trade lives in bittersweet fashion as they discover middle-aged regret is a class-less affair. As an extra bonus — look for a cameo by the now Ted Healy-free Three Stooges as a trio of wedding singers! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] MANHUNT (2013) The May 1, 2011 raid on Abbottabad, Pakistan that culminated in the killing of Osama bin Laden took 40 minutes, but the CIA’s hunt for bin Laden took two decades. Manhunt tells the remarkable true story of this nearly 20-year pursuit of the world’s most notorious terrorist. Directed by Greg Barker and based on the book Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden — from 9/11 to Abbottabad by Peter Bergen, this documentary feature is a real-life spy thriller that reveals behind-the-scenes accounts from CIA analysts, targeters and operatives who testify to the disagreements, frustrations, tragedies and triumphs that make up this fascinating yet painful chapter in American military and political history. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Love a mystery? Have a hankering to test the mettle of your grey matter against master detectives? Here’s your chance to have a blast tagging along with some of the coolest screen detectives to ever get a clue including Charlie Chan, The Saint, Philip Marlowe and The Falcon. These fantastic crime-stoppers await you on Warner Archive Collection. Try it free for 2 weeks! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] *Autographed copies limited to one copy per customer. Non-autographed version will be available upon exhaustion of the autographed inventory. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] WarnerArchive.com
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Get an Autographed Superboy Season 4!
    http://shop.warnerarchive.com/category/new+releases.do?ref=EWACNR131029&utm_source=crm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EWACNR131029

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
     
  14. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,186
    Likes Received:
    4,248
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Warner Archive Collection New Releases http://l.email-warnerbros.com/1x1.dyn?00kGgqr-CxdyGh22I3tdY-gxU=0 [​IMG] [​IMG] WARNER ARCHIVE HOMENEW RELEASESBESTSELLING DVDsFORWARD TO A FRIEND [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD — THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (2008-09) Bat-mite (voiced by Paul Reubens) put it best: “Batman’s rich history allows him to be interpreted in a multitude of ways. To be sure, this is a lighter incarnation, but it’s certainly no less valid and true to the character’s roots than the tortured avenger crying out for mommy and daddy. AND BESIDES, THOSE EASTER BUNNIES LOOK REALLY SCARY, RIGHT?!” Under the aegis of producer James Tucker, B:TBATB bravely challenged modern fan conceptions of The Dark Knight while boldly exploiting the richness of the entire DC Comics universe. The result is a sly and skillful blend of Dick Sprang’s Batman, TV’s timeless 1966 incarnation, Bruce Timm’s animated series and scores of others which creates a unique show that appeals to fans both new and old. Lead voice actor Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show) uses his crack comic skills to channel Kevin Conroy’s Caped Crusader making his Bats the ultimate straight man in the world’s funnest cape cartoon. And he’s aided by a legion of vocal acting titans (and directed by legendary voice director Andrea Romano) that includes John DiMaggio (Aquaman), James Arnold Taylor (Green Arrow), Will Friedle (Blue Beetle), Tom Kenny (Plastic Man), Grey DeLisle (Black Canary) and Neil Patrick Harris (The Music Meister). This 2-Disc, 26-Episode Blu-ray Disc Collection presents B:TBATB’s inaugural season in all its crisp and clear 1080p High Definition, as it was meant to be enjoyed. A galaxy of Bat-tastic team-ups await as they face any peril — including other heroes OUTRAGEOUSLY stealing the show — in their relentless pursuit of justice. And fun. And really scary Easter Bunnies. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] FLO: THE COMPLETE SERIES (1980-81) Polly Holliday’s character Flo's ever-burgeoning popularity proved irresistible spin-off allure, and the sassy Texas belle was lured out of the confines of Alice’s Mel’s Diner and set-up shop in her own show and roadhouse, Flo’s Yellow Rose. After an Alice-like car breakdown, Flo ends up in her infamous hometown of Cowtown, TX where, thanks to the desperate wiles of local banker Farley Waters (Jim Baker), Flo buys the local rundown roadhouse. Now she just has to talk the he-man cowboy bartender (Geoffrey Lewis) into letting a woman be his boss… Also stars Sudie Bond as Flo’s raucous Mama, Lucy Lee Flippin as Flo’s prim sister Fran, Joyce Bulifant as waitress/BFF Miriam, Leo Burmester as madcap mechanic Randy and Stephen Mills as laconic ivory-tickler Les. Flo: The Complete Series features all 29 episodes from its two-season run plus a bar full of guests including James Cromwell, Robert Englund, Forrest Tucker, Joanna Cassidy, Hoyt Axton and Alice’s Vic Tayback as Mel. Note: Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] NEVER FORGET (1991) Leonard Nimoy and Blythe Danner star in this telefilm inspired by the life of Mel Mermelstein, the man who in the face of manipulations and machinations by the historical revisionism of professional hate groups, caused the US courts to recognize the holocaust as uncontestable fact. After the horrors of Nazi occupation, Hungarian born Auschwitz survivor Mermelstein finds a new life and new family in the new world, but strives to keep the memory of the family he lost alive by educating a new generation to the truths of Nazi depredations. When the Institute for Historical Review issues a hectoring challenge to Mel Mermelstein to prove the holocaust happened in a court of their making, Mel defiantly teams up with local lawdog Bill Cox (Dabney Coleman) to teach the Institute a lesson in truth. One of Nimoy’s finest performances in a career littered with them. [​IMG] CRAZY IN LOVE (1992) Holly Hunter, Gena Rowlands, Frances McDormand and Bill Pullman star in this adaptation of Luanne Rice’s novel about a family of women living on an island in the Puget Sound. Georgie (Hunter), the youngest of the women, is head over heels for businessman hubby Nick (Pullman), but the dangers of commuting by puddle-jumper plane start to unravel their domestic stability. Then, as Georgie’s insecurities mount, a dashing photog (Julian Sands) enters the picture. Hunter and Pullman are the focus, but the quiet truths of Rowlands and McDormand are the show. [​IMG] A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (1993) Playwright David Mamet and frequent collaborator director Gregory Mosher re-team to adapt their stage wonder, A Life in the Theatre, for the small screen starring a pair of true stage and screen superstars, Jack Lemmon and Matthew Broderick. This two-man show focuses on the backstage ramblings of a pair of repertory actors — one an aging vet, the other a rising (wannabe) star — across seasons and shows as the pair wrestle with their craft and each other. Lemmon and Broderick are masterful as they each, in turn, subsume their gifts to inhabit the shoes of the showmen who stand in the shadows. [​IMG] THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (1995) Wendy Wasserstein’s blockbuster stage chronicle of the baby boomer generation’s slow rise to self-knowledge as seen through the lens of a young, independent woman stars Jamie Lee Curtis. Art student Heidi Holland navigates the choppy waters of a culture in flux, from sock hops and student protests in the Sixties to the sexual revolutions of the Seventies and the cynicism and tragedies of the Me-decade Eighties. Tom Hulce delivers an outstanding (and award winning performance) as Heidi’s pal Peter Patrone. Also stars Peter Friedman and Kim Cattrall. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] DEADLOCKED (2000) Charles S. Dutton and David Caruso star in this crackerjack suspense thriller that mixes courtroom drama, hostage crisis and murder mystery to brew up a powerful stew that takes aim at racial inequality in America while simultaneously examining personal responsibility and family obligations. When correction officer Jacob Doyle’s (Dutton) estranged son is convicted of murder in the first, Doyle snaps and takes the jury hostage inside their own courtroom. Doyle then tasks the DA (Caruso) that just convicted his son with proving his innocence — in 24 hours, or the jury starts to die. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION FOR KIDS (2012) This three part series take aim at childhood obesity through a series of short films designed to empower and educate young people on how to battle this rising epidemic. “The Great Cafeteria Takeover” follows a group of New Orleans kids, who dubbed themselves the Rethinkers, as they make a difference in their community by transforming their school lunch menu with healthier, better-tasting options. “Kebreeya’s Salad Days” follows 17-year-old Kebreeya’s crusade to improve nutrition awareness on a personal, family and community level in her North Carolina town by maintaining a garden at an elementary school and encouraging others to do the same via the student group SWARM (Students Working for an Agricultural Revolutionary Movement). “Quiz Ed!” tests the nutrition and physical activity knowledge of students of varying ages and activity levels to inspire them to choose foods with less sugar and not skip meals. Directed and Produced by Shari Cookson & Nick Doob. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Throughout November (or, rather, Noirvember), @TCMParty will host a series of live-tweets featuring Film Noir classics now streaming on Warner Archive Instant. Join in on the fun by getting the film up on your Roku or web browser. Then press the play button at the designated start time. Also make sure to have your phone/tablet/whatever handy and tuned into #TCMParty on Twitter to follow the party’s live comments/trivia/jokes etc. All are encouraged to comment! Get the complete schedule here. And if you don’t already have the service, you can sign up for a two-week free trial to join in on the dark and mysterious fun! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] WarnerArchive.com
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    “OUTrageous!”
    http://shop.warnerarchive.com/category/new+releases.do?adid=1105WACNRAml&ref=EW1105A

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
     
  15. Martin_Teller

    Martin_Teller Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    56
    Real Name:
    Martin Teller
    Well, this announcement will surely satisfy that one lunatic in the world who was clamoring for a release of "Flo".

    Hopefully Warner will celebrate Noir-vember with some new disc announcements and not just tweets about their streaming titles.
     
  16. JoelA

    JoelA Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    374
    Location:
    The Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
    Real Name:
    Joel Arndt
    Six Danny Kaye titles up for pre-order (11.12.13) on the WAC site. Four Goldwyn/RKO releases in one set, $39.95: Up in Arms (1944), Wonder Man (1945), The Kid From Brooklyn (1946) and A Song is Born (1948). Two Paramount titles in a double feature release: The Court Jester (1956) and The Five Pennies (1959), $24.95.
     
    Randy Korstick likes this.
  17. Doug Bull

    Doug Bull Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    642
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Real Name:
    Doug Bull
    Great price on the 4 Goldwyn titles.
    I have them all on Laserdisc but hopefully these will be a quality up-grade.

    Looks like a double dip for me.
     
  18. Richard M S

    Richard M S Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    661
    Likes Received:
    49
    I noticed the WAC listings for these Danny Kaye films all contain this message:

    ***Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand.***
     
  19. Mark-P

    Mark-P Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,004
    Likes Received:
    879
    Location:
    Camas, WA
    Real Name:
    Mark Probst
    Either put The Court Jester out on Blu-ray or don't bother. Re-pressing the DVD is of no use to me. :(
     
    David Mahlan likes this.
  20. Thomas T

    Thomas T Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    2,783
    Likes Received:
    746
    The Danny Kaye Goldwyn set is a no brainer! I already have A Song Is Born on DVD but the other three are highly anticipated. That they are pressed is a nice bonus, too.
     

Share This Page