Warner DVD Decision 2004 - Voting Results are in!

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  1. Joe_Pinney

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    I just got the latest copy of Turner Classic Movies' Now Playing guide, and near the back there's a full-page ad trumpeting Warner Bros.' DVD Decision 2004 -

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    VOTE FOR THE CLASSICS YOU WANT ON DVD

    Tune in to TCM July 26-July 30. Watch your favorite classic films and vote online for the ones you want released on DVD! The Top 5 winners will be announced in August 2004.

    MONDAY JULY 26
    Literary Classics
    10:00 am Greed
    2:00 pm The Letter
    3:45 pm Random Harvest
    6:00 pm Ivanhoe

    TUESDAY JULY 26
    In Glorious Black & White
    10:00 am I Am A Fugitive from a Chain Gang
    11:45 am Test Pilot
    2:00 pm The Search
    4:15 pm Edge of the City

    WEDNESDAY JULY 28
    In Glorious Technicolor
    10:00 am Dive Bomber
    12:30 pm Captains of the Clouds
    2:30 pm Bathing Beauty
    4:30 pm King Solomon's Mines

    THURSDAY JULY 29
    Widescreen Classics I
    10:00 am Lust for Life
    12:15 pm Party Girl
    2:00 pm All Fall Down
    4:00 pm Operation Crossbow
    6:00 pm International Velvet

    FRIDAY JULY 30
    Widescreen Classics II
    10:00 am The Shoes of the Fisherman
    1:00 pm Ice Station Zebra
    3:45 pm Kansas City Bomber

    All Times Eastern

    TO VOTE: GO TO turnerclassicmovies.com/dvddecision
    (beginning July 1 and ending July 31, 2004)

    OWN THE TOP 5 WINNING DVDs BEGINNING JANUARY 2005 BY VISITING TURNERCLASSICMOVIES.COM OR A NATIONAL RETAILER NEAR YOU.


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    I am really pleased to see a number of these titles up for nomination, in particular Greed, Random Harvest, Test Pilot, The Search (Monty Clift's debut!), Captains of the Clouds, Bathing Beauty, King Solomon's Mines, and especially my long-lost 70s Raquel Welch favorite Kansas City Bomber (roller derby chicks duking it out!). I hope that regardless of what's voted on, Warner Home Video decides to release all of these eventually, as some were never issued on VHS.
     
  2. Brian PB

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    I wonder if I can cast all five votes for Erich von Stroheim's Greed?? That seems to be the only must-have in the list for me (though, like Joe, I have a special fondness for that incredible 70's kitsch classic, Kansas City Bomber).

    I haven't seen Mervyn LeRoy's I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (starring Paul Muni) in years, but that'll probably get a vote from me as well.
     
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    Holy crap on a stick! My professor wrote this movie, I think it was his first film. Never seen it though.
     
  4. Ed St. Clair

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    I DON'T believe in the two party system!
    I vote for ALL!!!
     
  5. Robert Crawford

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    Dive Bomber is going to be a part of the Flynn Collection coming out in early 2005, so voting for that title will be a waste.

    Yes, it was just on TCM this past Sunday.







    Crawdaddy
     
  6. Claude North

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    Hey, so, uh...weren't the remaining titles in DVD Decision 2003 supposed to be released at some point this year?
     
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    We're almost half way through 2004, and the following bold titles of that group have either been released or has been noted with annoucned release dates or rumors on the net. Also, just about every title in this group has been shown more than once on TCM, so far this year. I think most if not all will be out by next January.
    • The Actress
    • After the Thin Man
    • Another Thin Man
    • The Asphalt Jungle
    • Bad Day at Black Rock
    • The Blackboard Jungle
    • Days of Wine and Roses
    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    • Executive Suite
    • Finian's Rainbow
    • For Me and My Gal
    • The Good Earth
    • I'll Cry Tomorrow
    • Love Finds Andy Hardy
    • Night of the Iguana
    • The Postman Always Rings Twice
    • Somebody Up There Likes Me
    • Where the Boys Are
    • The Wind and the Lion
    • Ziegfeld Girl
     
  8. Jim_K

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    So is the Cagney Collection also pushed back into next year also?

    On a side note, hopefully the Peckinpah Set was was more than just an internet rumor.
     
  9. Craig S

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    That would be Alistair McLean.
     
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    I can recommend any of his books, as always, the book is better than the movie [​IMG]
     
  11. oscar_merkx

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    another vote for Greed & Ivanhoe

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  12. Matt Stieg

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    If Greed is chosen (and it probably will be), I really hope the 2-hour version is included. The 4-hour restoration is interesting from an historical and academic perspective, but a four hour movie with two hours of stills gets really boring...

    Besides, Greed has been hailed as a masterpiece for decades in its two hour form, it's not like we needed the four hour version to re-evaluate it.
     
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    If you don't have a copy already, you might want to make a special S-VHS recording of TCM's widescreen showing of Point Blank on Tuesday, July 13th, at 10 pm Eastern, just to tide you over until its DVD release. [​IMG]
     
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    I rather enjoyed Dive Bomber when they aired it on TCM a couple weeks ago. Only the second Flynn film I'd ever seen. Really want to see King Solomon's Mines though!

    I'll be certain to buy any of these that get released as Two-Disc Special Editions, but I doubt that will happen for any of these. I can always hope, I guess. [​IMG]
     
  15. george kaplan

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    I'll defintely be casting votes for Random Harvest and Ice Station Zebra.
     
  16. Conrad_SSS

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    A very interesting and diverse group of choices. It will be interesting to see what the winners will be. Also nice that voting will not be limited just to AOL members this time. Gives more people a chance to have their say.

    I'm fairly certain GREED will win, and that it would end up being a 2 disc set with both versions.

    I hope I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG wins. It's an outright masterpiece!
     
  17. Paul_Scott

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    No one is interested in Lust For Life?

    one of my favorite bio moives of all time.
    nice to know that should make it out sometime next year.

    otherwise for the most part, the list, to me, seems very ...curious.
     
  18. Dick

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    Just another example of how Warner Bros keeps in touch with its consumer base, actually listens to it, and accords it the appropriate response. Would that Sony and Disney ever put in a fraction of the effort to actively communicate with its public!
     
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    I'll be voting for, in each respective catagory:

    Greed
    I Am A Fugitive from a Chain Gang
    King Solomon's Mines
    Lust for Life
    Ice Station Zebra
     
  20. Jay E

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    The 5 that I'm most interested in are:

    Lust for Life
    Edge of the City
    Greed
    I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
    The Letter


    I hope you don't have to vote for 1 in each grouping.
     

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