Warner's 200 new classic films for 2007

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  1. Corey

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    Thought it would be nice to keep them organized. I'm only counting films before 1970.

    1.Macao
    2.Home From the Hill
    3.Angel Face
    4.The Sundowners
    5.The Good and Bad Guys
    6.Madame Curie
    7.Band of Angels
    8.Angels in the Outfield
    9.The Clock
    10.A Summer Place
    11.The Arrangement
    12.Miracle in the Rain
    13.The Three Musketeers
    10.Captain Horatio Hornblower
    11.Madame Bovary
    12.Billy Budd
    13.The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
    14.The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
    15.The Adventures of Don Juan
    16.Dive Bomber
    17.The Charge of the Light Brigade
    19.The Dawn Patrol
    16.Gentleman Jim
    17.Romance on the High Seas
    18.My Dream Is Yours
    19.Lucky Me
    20.On Moonlight Bay
    21.By the Light of the Silvery Moon
    22.I'll See You In My Dreams
    23.Captain of the Clouds
    24.West Point Story
    25.Torrid Zone
    26.The Bride Came C.O.D
    27.The Fighting 69th
    28.Dragon Seed
    29.Without Love
    30.Morning Glory
    31.Undercurrent
    32.Sylvia Scarlett
    33.Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    34.Command Decision
    35.Air Force
    36.The Hill
    37.36 Hours
    38.Hell to Eternity
    39.Nancy Drew, Detective
    40.Nancy Drew, Reporter
    41.Nancy Drew, Troubleshooter
    42.Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
    43.Critic's Choice
    44.Dance, Girl, Dance
    45.DuBarry Was A Lady
    46.The Big Street
    47.Reunion in France
    48.Without Reservations
    49.Tycoon
    50.Trouble Along the Way
    52.Big Jim McLain
    53.Allegheny Uprising
    54.Rio Bravo
    55.The Cowboys
    56.Caged
    57.Queen of Outer Space
    58.Trog
    59.The Big Cube
    60.The Giant Behomoth
    61.Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
    62.The Prodigal
    63.Land of the Pharaohs
    64.Colossus of Rhodes
    65.Hot Rods to Hell
    66.Zero Hour!
    67.Performance
    68.The Loneliness of A Long Distance Runner
    69.The Pirate
    70.Words and Music
    71.Royal Wedding
    72.The Belle of New York
    73.That Midnight Kiss
    74.The Toast of New Orleans
    75.Easy to Wed
    76.Bathing Beauty
    77.Neptune's Daughter
    78.On An Island With You
    79.Dangerous When Wet
    80.Act of Violence
    81.Illegal
    82.Mystery Street
    83.Crime Wave
    84.Decoy
    85.The Big Steal
    86.They Live By Night
    87.Side Street
    88.Where Danger Lives
    89.Tension
    90.Manhattan Melodrama
    91.Evelyn Prentiss
    92.Double Wedding
    93.Love Crazy
    94.I Love You Again
    95.Romeo & Juliet (1936)
    96.Midnight Summer's Dream (1935)
    97.Othello(1965)
    98.Tickle Me
    99.Charro
    100.Kissin Cousins
    101.Girl Happy
    102.Live A Little, Love A Little
    103.Stay Away, Joe
    104.Jailhouse Rock
    105.Viva Las Vegas
    106.Babes In Arms
    107.Strike Up the Band
    108.Babes On Broadway
    109.Girl Crazy
    110.The Jazz Singer
    111.Annie Oakley
    112.My Reputation
    113.To Please A Lady
    114.Jeopardy
    115.Executive Suite
    116.East Side, West Side
    117.Executive Action
    118.The Flame and the Arrow
    119.His Majesty O' Keefe
    120.South Sea Woman
    121.Jim Thorpe-All American
    122.Lolita
    123.2001: A Space Oddysey
    124.I'll Cry Tomorrow
    125.Big Hand For the Little Lady
    126.Up the Down Staircase
     
  2. seanOhara

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    You're forgetting their "director's showcase" series -- The Butcher Boy, Ginger and Fred, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Performance, Prince of the City, Steelyard Blues, Straight Time and Whose Life Is It Anyway?
     
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    I'm not counting anthing before 1970, hence why I left out Mame and The Yakuza.
     
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    I'm sure you were just typing fast...but I assume you mean, after 1970.
     
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    Then your list will never reach the 200 title level for 2007 because I'm pretty sure that Warner is including those titles after 1970 in that number. Furthermore, the rereleases that have upgraded video presentations.



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    So Warner said that it would release 200 titles this year that were made before 1970?
     
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    Oops, sorry. That's exactly what I meant.
     
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    Warners' plans to release 200 or so titles new to DVD this coming year. Although no specific titles were mentioned, classic enthusiasts can look for at least one collection and usually two each month. These will include all new-to-DVD titles except where a previously released title has been substantially upgraded in terms of master quality and supplements (such as was the case with The Maltese Falcon recently).
     
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    Then I think a moderator should change the subject header as Warner never stated 200 classic titles, it is misleading.

    I suggest having "pre-1970" put in the subject header too.
    I personally would prefer a more complete thread of Warner's catalog title releases for 2007.
     
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    It's not misleading. Barrie Maxwell from The Digital Bits said it. He deals specifically with classic movies, so egg in your face.
     
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    Handy list. [​IMG] Thanks for gathering all that info, Corey. I do hope Warner aren't counting '70s films as part of the promised 200 classics! I guess it's up for debate, but to me "classic" refers to that golden age of Hollywood, pre-1960. I'll be flexible and go up to 1969 [​IMG] But not beyond!
     
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    Yes, it's up for debate because though, at one time I thought as you do, I have since revised my thinking on what constitutes a "classic". Furthermore, I'm having trouble believing that Warner used the term classic instead of catalog titles. Anyhow, I don't think Warner is going to release 200 new catalog titles to dvd that were made before 1970.

    Also, to every participant in this thread, let's calm down, we all have love for film especially classic ones.[​IMG]
     
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    Sorry for appearing to be anal but what bothered me is that people get the idea that Warner is going to release 200 classic films this year. And then I see complaints why they haven't been keeping up with that pace. I have already seen people post responses like this in threads. I think this does a big disservice to Warners as I have never seen an actual quote from Warner saying there will be 200 new "classic" films released in 2007. Even Bernie's column doesn't state this.

    Anyway, let's forget the semantics, I'm happy for any classic films being released by warner.
     
  14. Corey

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    Fine, let the mods change it. My intention was just to keep track of the classic titles that were released before 1970.
     
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    Just adding my thanks for your work, Corey. I had been planning to start a similar list but I lost track verrrry early on. [​IMG]
     
  16. Corey

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    You're very welcome [​IMG]
     
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    Sounds to me like 200 new catalog titles being released in 2007, without the quantifying words of "prior to 1970".[​IMG]




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    at one time, the term "classic film" DID refer to the very distinctive films produced during Hollywood's Studio Age (which ended in the mid-fifties, at the very latest)... It was never a "quality"-based designation (i.e. "that's a great film"="classic film)--it simply meant that the film had been made during American film's "classical age"

    Anyway, when I hear the term, that's the connotation I continue to give it, and some of the denizens of this board seem to share that habit with me, but, clearly, the general public has moved on, and they don't see why "The Yakuza" shouldn't have a right to the honoured title of "classic"... In all honesty, I can't argue with them on that score--however, I AM primarily interested, as a scholar, at any rate, in the studio-era films, and I can't help being annoyed by the dilution of the purity of the original term (which always should have been "Studio Age Film", I suppose, but I guess it's too late for that now!)
     
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    Wonderfully and perfectly said, Jefty, as always.

    Studio-era films are indeed what many of us refer to when we say "classics". I seldom go beyond the 1965 mark and even that's stretching it for me, I would say the vast majority of films in my collection were made before 1958. Serena and Corey, looks like we are STILL in the same boat! [​IMG]
     

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