Warners Films Greatly Desired on DVD

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  1. Brian PB

    Brian PB Supporting Actor

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    My Most-Coveted Warners Titles in Need of DVD Release:

    Michaelangelo Antonioni: Blow-Up (1966)
    Tod Browning: Freaks (1932)
    Jack Conway: Libeled Lady (1936)
    George Cukor: Dinner at Eight (1933) and David Copperfield (1934)
    Michael Curtiz: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), and Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
    Tay Garnett: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
    Howard Hawks: Bringing Up Baby (1938) and To Have and Have Not (1944)
    John Huston: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
    Elia Kazan: East of Eden (1955)
    Buster Keaton: The Cameraman (1928/Edward Sedgwick)
    Mervyn LeRoy: Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
    Ernst Lubitsch: To Be or Not To Be (1942) and Ninotchka (1939)
    Marx Brothers/Sam Wood: A Night at the Opera (1935) and A Day at the Races (1937)
    Alan Parker: Shoot the Moon (1982)
    Sam Peckinpah: Ride the High Country (1962)
    Nicholas Ray: They Live By Night (1948)
    Herbert Ross: Pennies from Heaven (1981)
    Victor Sjostrom/Seastrom: The Wind (1928) and The Scarlet Letter (1926)
    George Stevens: Gunga Din (1939) and Swing Time (1936)
    Erich von Stroheim: Greed (75th Anniversary Restoration) (1925)
    Jacques Tourneur: Cat People (1942) and Out of the Past (1947)
    King Vidor: The Big Parade (1925) and The Crowd (1928)
    Raoul Walsh: White Heat (1949)
    Orson Welles: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)***WANTED MOST OF ALL ***
    William Wellman: The Public Enemy (1931)

    I currently own 34 Warner DVDs, and would purchase any of the above sight-unseen. I hope Warners will continue to release their magnificent back-catalogue as quickly as possible. Thanks.

    {Edited 4/15/03]
     
  2. Greg_M

    Greg_M Screenwriter

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    Like to see

    "The Devils" (even if it is only the R rated version)
    "Goodbye Mr. Chips" - Peter O'Toole/Petual Clark
    "Fanny" Boyer, Caron


    "Arthur" in widescreen
     
  3. Bill Huelbig

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    Now that WAIT UNTIL DARK is scheduled for release on August 5th, that leaves only one more Audrey Hepburn classic from WB to look forward to: THE NUN'S STORY.

    Audrey sure was good for Warner Bros. - three films, three different genres, three commercial and artistic home runs.

    --Bill
     
  4. Thomas Kolla

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    The Devils
    Lizstomania
    Dracula Has Risen From Grave
    Taste the Blood of Dracula
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
    From Beyond the Grave
    Dracula A.D. 72
    Moon Zero Two
    When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
    The Fearless Vampire Killers
    Freaks
    The Cat People
    Curse of the Cat People
    Bedlam
    Mad Love (Lorre)
    The Beast With 5 Fingers
    I Walked With A Zombie
    King Kong
    Son of Kong
    Mighty Joe Young
    Mark of the Vampire
    The Phynx
    The Big Cube
    The Mask of Fu Manchu
    The Maze
    The Giant Behemoth
    Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
    Valley of Gwangi
    Wild, Wild Planet
    The Green Slime
    House of Dark Shadows
    Night of Dark Shadows
    Dr. X
    The Face of Fu Manchu
    Brides of Fu Manchu
    Vengeance of Fu Manchu
     
  5. Conrad_SSS

    Conrad_SSS Second Unit

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    Warner Bros. no longer owns THE PASSENGER. It's owned by Jack Nicholson, who had previously licensed it to WB.

    WOMAN IN THE WINDOW is owned by MGM/UA. Although theatrically released by RKO in 1944, it was an independent production that was purchased by United Artists at some point in the '50s or '60s. (I don't know when exactly).
     
  6. Brian PB

    Brian PB Supporting Actor

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    Conrad_SSS: Much obliged for the info. Edited my post to reflect this. I had heard a rumor that Jack owned The Passenger & was none-too-keen on a DVD release (hope the latter isn't true).
     
  7. Patrick McCart

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    Of all my classic films on DVD, the Warner releases are my favorites.

    I'd personally like to see a double-feature DVD with The Cameraman and Spite Marriage. Perhaps WB could commision new scores for the two. The Cameraman was restored in 1990 (watch the old MGM/UA tape and you'll see why) but still retained its horrible sounding piano score from 1927. With those two movies on DVD, it would complete the collection of Buster Keaton's silents (WB can wait for another decade for the talkies for all I care!)

    Tod Browning could have another double feature consisting of Freaks and The Devil-Doll.

    Some Warner releases I'd like to see:

    Lon Chaney films (The Unknown, The Unholy Three (1925 and 1930 versions), Tell It To The Marines, etc...perhaps a box set of Chaney silents...)

    MGM silents:
    Greed
    The Big Parade
    The Crowd
    Ben-Hur

    Garbo/Gilbert silents:

    A Woman of Affairs
    Love
    The Flesh and the Devil

    Max Fleischer Popeye cartoons
     
  8. Benn

    Benn Stunt Coordinator

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    From Warners, I still hoping for
    Alan Arkin :THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER (1968) and
    Al Pacino & Donald Sutherland : REVOLUTI0N (1985)
     
  9. Jared M

    Jared M Stunt Coordinator

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    Police Academy 2: Their First Assignement
    Almost Heroes
    Fresh Prince of Bel-Air season sets
    Mamma's Family season sets
    Scooby Doo and all other Hanna Barbera property in season sets
     
  10. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Second Unit

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    Wild Bunch in Anamorphic
    Superman II Richard Donner re-cut
    Batman I-III Special editions
    The Getaway Remastered
    Battle of The Buldge - in 2.75:1 Ultra Panavision!
    Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (full directors cut)
    Bullitt - remastered picture and 5.1 sound
    Pale Rider - remastered, the current dvd looks naff
    compared to most of warners "Clint" films
    Cannonball Run II in widescreen, a guilty fave!
    Excalibur - remastered, unless the current dvd represents
    the best the elements can offer - which I doubt...
    Suspicion, 1942 Hitchcock
    Wyatt Earp Directors cut
    & finally a full 65mm film restoration of Ben Hur would be nice, with a new transfer for the dvd, this time in it's original aspect ratio - not taken from 35mm and cropped..
     
  11. Walt Riarson

    Walt Riarson Supporting Actor

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    - Freddy's Nightmares Season Sets
    - The Police Academy Series
    - It's Alive
    - It Lives Again
    - It's Alive III: Island of the Alive

    There are others, but these are the only ones I can think of at this time.
     
  12. Jae E

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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
    Captain Blood (1935)
    Gunga Din (1939)
    Ninotchka (1939)
    Foreign Correspondent (1940)
    The Sea Hawk (1940)
    Suspicion (1941)
    Cat People (1942)
    To Be or Not To Be (1942)
    I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
    The Seventh Victim (1943)
    The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
    Gaslight (1944)
    Murder, My Sweet (1944)
    The Scarlet Claw (1944)
    To Have and Have Not (1944)
    The Body Snatcher (1945)
    The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
    Out of the Past (1947)
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    King Solomon's Mines (1950)
    Ivanhoe (1952)
    The Narrow Margin (1952)
    The Naked Spur (1953)
    Dial "M" for Murder (1954)
    Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
    Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
    Village of the Damned (1960)
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
    Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968)
    Ice Station Zebra (1968)
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
    House of Dark Shadows (1970)
    Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
    Night Moves (1975)
    The Wind and the Lion (1975)
    After Hours (1985)
    The Accidental Tourist (1988)
    The Return of the Living Dead, Part 2 (1988)
    Wyatt Earp (1994)
     
  13. AlanP

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    Cat People-1942
    Curse of The Cat People-1944
    I Walked With A Zombie
    Dial M For Murder
    King Solomons Mines-50
    Quo Vadis
    Samson And Delilah
    Raintree County
    Restored-ALAMO
    Postman Always Rings Twice
    Woman Of Straw
    Ivanhoe
    Woman Of Straw
    Grand Hotel
    Ninotchka
    Dinner At Eight
     
  14. Roger Rollins

    Roger Rollins Supporting Actor

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    THE SCARLET CLAW does not belong to WB. The rights to the Sherlock Holmes films reverted to King World Productions.

    SAMSON AND DELILAH belongs to Paramount

    WOMAN OF STRAW and THE ALAMO belong to MGM/UA
     
  15. Walt Riarson

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    Just thought of a couple more...

    From Beyond the Grave
    Wes Craven's Deadly Friend
     
  16. Jodee

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    I'd like these:

    After Hours
    Americathon
    Irreconcilable Differences
    Roger & Me
    Siesta
    Under the Cherry Moon
    Prince: Sign o' the Times
     
  17. Derek M Germano

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    SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (New 16:9 enhanced transfers for the CinemaScope and “flat” versions)
    BRIGADOON (New 16:9 enhanced transfers for the CinemaScope and “flat” versions)
    THE BANDWAGON
    THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Both versions)
    BEDLAM
    THE BODY SNATCHER
    CAT PEOPLE
    CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE
    GHOST SHIP
    ISLE OF THE DEAD
    I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE
    THE LEOPARD MAN
    THE SEVENTH VICTIM
    THE BEAST WITH 5 FINGERS
    DRACULA A.D. 1972
    DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM GRAVE
    FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED
    TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA
    VALLEY OF GWANGI
    BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS
    THE MASK OF FU MANCHU
    MAD LOVE
    DR. X
    THE RETURN OF DR. X
    CAPTAIN BLOOD
    THE SEA HAWK (1940)
    GUNGA DIN
    NINOTCHKA
    TO BE OR NOT TO BE
    FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
    SUSPICION
    DIAL M FOR MURDER
    STAGE FRIGHT
    THE WRONG MAN
    THE DEVILS
    GASLIGHT
    HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS
    NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS
    IVANHOE
    KING KONG
    SON OF KONG
    KING SOLOMON'S MINES
    MIGHTY JOE YOUNG
    MURDER, MY SWEET
    OUT OF THE PAST
    THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS
    THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
    VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED
     
  18. AlanBrom

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    DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE
    TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA
    DRACULA AD. 1972
    FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
    FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS
    FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED
    HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS
    NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS
     
  19. Paul_Scott

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    thanks Warner looking forward very much to
    Libeled Lady (1936)
    The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
    and The Adventures of Robin Hood

    also mentioned as in production or planned (mostly for '04);
    Tod Browning: Freaks (1932)
    John Huston: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    Marx Brothers/Sam Wood: A Night at the Opera (1935) and A Day at the Races (1937)

    The Police Academy Series
    It's Alive
    It's Alive 2
    It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
    To Have and Have Not (1944)
    High Sierra
    Dial "M" for Murder (1954)
    Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
    The Return of the Living Dead, Part 2 (1988)
    also some Val Lewton RKO's may see the light, as well as
    'some other oft-requested RKO titles'

    also- while they didn't have any specifics or titles mentioned, it does sound like they are getting closer to releasing some of the silents.
    iirc, they were trying to figure out the best way to market them first-or something to that effect.
     
  20. Bob Engleman

    Bob Engleman Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm a buyer of the following:

    1.Battle of the Bulge
    2.Capt. Blood
    3.Capt. Horatio Hornblower
    4.Charge of the Light Brigade (Flynn)
    5.Flame and the Arrow, The
    6.Inside Out
    7.Sea Hawk, The
    8.Skin Game
    9.There Was a Crooked Man

    In addition, the following MGM films you may own:

    1.Adventures of Don Juan, The
    2.Beau Brummell
    3.Ice Station Zebra
    4.Ivanhoe
    5.Mutiny on the Bounty (Gable & Brando versions)
    6.Prisoner of Zenda, The (Granger)
    7.Young Bess

    Bob Engleman
     

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