Warner Archive Discussion Thread (The Announcements/The Films)

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  1. Doug Bull

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    Joe, my scans above were taken from a local TV broadcast.
    Surprisingly it was not on TCM, but run on our Australian National TV Broadcaster who has access to most RKO titles.
    It was quite a decent print, so I hope the Warner archive disc is as good or even better in comparison.

    I'll order the WAC disc when it becomes available as I detest Musicals with PAL speed-up.

    DVD-R doesn't worry me, although a pressed disc is always preferable.

    Doug.
     
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    Yes, and if it keeps up (as it seems to be) it's going to save me a lot of money.

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    The Warner Archive has given Critic's Choice ccvideo.com a four movie Alan Ladd exclusive.They are not showing up in the online inventory, yet, but are in the Critic's Choice May 2014 Catalog which is up at the CC site.The movies are : DRUM BEAT- 1954THE BIG LAND- 1957THE DEEP SIX- 1959GUNS OF THE TIMBERLAND- 1960These will also probably be showing up at the other Super D sites...importcds.com, and Deepdiscount.com. etc. The regular new WAC titles seem to take longer to appear at the Super D sites lately.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know because this would have passed me by. I'm very interested in this set. Alan Ladd was my first favorite film star and I saw two of these when I was a boy.
     
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    Warner must have struck a new deal with Ladd's Jaguar productions because when asked about these films a few years ago on their Facebook page, they said they no longer had the rights.

    Let's hope they also release the 2 Noirs included in this package, Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) and A Cry in the Night (1956).
     
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    Thanks for posting the news on the Ladd dvds . Will be getting those .
     
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    Good news on the Ladd titles. I have the Australian anamorphic wide screen Drum Beat but it's a mediocre transfer.Now if Sony would only get Ladd's The Black Knight out in a decent transfer. The Spanish DVD is anamorphic wide screen but the transfer is poor.
     
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    cool about the deep six.
     
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    can one buy the deep six individually?
     
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    3 for $33 sale on WA titles currently at Oldies.com
     
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    Still hoping for the 1936 Show Boat to become commercially available outside of the US. Warner Archive, when they started up, stated they would make titles available to overseas buyers ... but now it's a totally closed shop. There's only one external seller on Amazon selling this title, and they're not only charging six dollars more than Warner Archives, but have a rip-off postal cost of almost $15! I can't see the logic in limiting this title for sale only through Warner Archive .. this is a legacy title which should belong to the world!
     
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    I've asked WA, time and again on their Facebook site about when they plan to start shipping internationally, and their silence on the subject is deafening.
     
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    They answered this on their Facebook page a few weeks ago. Here was their reply:

    Thanks to a recent pricing change and a site rebuild, WBShop.com and Shop.Warner
    Archive.com now display the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) , in the past what displayed was the Shop’s already discounted price. In this manner the information displayed to shoppers is more in line with other online shopping sites.Here’s an example o f a title and all its prices :Catalog / SKU :1000179488 VOICES Title MSRP: $17.99 Old WBshop Sale Price: $14.95 New WBshop Sale Price: $14.39 MSRP Savings 20%As you can see, the Shop has actually reduced their regular everyday sale price, but the site is now displaying the usually higher MSRP, hence the confusion.The bottom line is, however, that regular, everyday prices have gone down.Thanks for your support – hope this clears things up.
     
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    I'm not sure I'm buying that explanation about not displaying the MSRP beforehand.
     
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    looks like the vietnam movie jump into hell is up for preorder.
     
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    Yes! Thanks for the heads-up. This one hasn't been shown on TCM for a very long time, if ever.

    Also up for pre-order are "A Fever in the Blood," an enjoyable movie starring the recently deceased Efrem Zimbalist as a judge with political ambitions, and "The Violent Road," a forgettable copy of "The Wages of Fear."
     
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    Also we're getting a third remake of The Last of Mrs Cheyney titled The Law and the Lady starring Greer Garson, an early Natalie Wood/Tab Hunter vehicle called The Girl He Left Behind.

    Lastly one that has been in the works since his untimely death in 2012, the Andy Griffith starring vehicle Onionhead which is also one of the few Walter Mathau starring roles yet to be on DVD.
    Just to clarify, the movie depicts (and was made during) the French phase of the Vietnam War before American involvement. In particular it is a depiction of the disastrous Battle of Dien Bien Phu. I haven't seen it, but I'm hoping it measures up to the similar war film Bataan. Those scenarios generally make pretty good cinema.
     
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    I've been waiting for A Fever In The Blood for a very long time. Why? Early Angie Dickinson! And where oh where is The Bramble Bush? Long overdue.
     
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    A FEVER IN THE BLOOD. And on the heels of Efren Zimbalist Jr. passing.
     
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    Not 100%, but it looks like the WAC is going to whip out a newly restored DVD of Test Pilot very soon. Looks like another Holy Grail is finally getting its due.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152449127756563

    Edit: Confirmed and part of a 4 film classic Gable wave including Hell Divers, After Office Hours, and Parnell.

    Also, Monogram Westerns Vol 8.
     
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