Warners, here are some Oldies but Goodies I'd like!

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  1. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

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    1. San Francisco (1936) starring Clark Gable & Jeanette MacDonald
    2. Gaslight (1944) starring Charles Boyer & Ingrid Bergman
    3. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) starring George Sanders & Hurd Hatfield

    These are all M-G-M productions from the good old days. I have all 3 on M-G-M issued LDs(The yellow ones) & I'd love to have nice DVDs of them. [​IMG]
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    The Picture Of Dorian Gray is one of the best "little known" films I've seen from its time.

    This film needs extra care to make sure the Technicolor insert shots look as good as possible.
     
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  4. Bob Engleman

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    Of all the studios, Warner's been the slackest in releasing catalogue titles I seek; unfortunately, this also means a considerable amount from MGM. Hopefully, this will change, and begin with the following:

    1.Adventures of Robin Hood, The
    2.Battle of the Bulge
    3.Captain Blood
    4.Captain Horatio Hornblower
    5.Casablanca (colorized)
    6.Charge of the Light Brigade, The (Flynn)
    7.Death Wish 2
    8.Flame and the Arrow, The
    9.Once Upon a Tome in America
    10.Santa Fe Trail
    11.Sea Hawk, The
    12.Skin Game
    13.There Was a Crooked Man
    14.They Died With Their Boots On

    MGM:

    1.Adventures of Don Juan, The
    2.Beau Brummell
    3.Death Wish 3
    4.Ice Station Zebra
    5.Ivanhoe
    6.Kim
    7.Knights of the Round Table
    8.Mutiny on the Bounty (Gable & Brando)
    9.Prisoner of Zenda, The (Granger)
    10.Where Eagles Dare
    11.Young Bess

    Bob Engleman
     
  5. Doug Bull

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    Casablanca Colorized??

    I don't see any winking smiling face.

    Must be an oversight.
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    Putting the colorized version of Casablanca would only work in a small clip featured on the rumored special edition.
     
  7. Bob Engleman

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    Doug,

    Not at all an oversight. While most of the colorizations I've watched were abyssmal, Casablanca is, in my opinion, a resounding success.

    Bob Engleman
     
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    I believe this is an MGM/Warner.

    On Borrowed Time (1939)
    ith Lionel Barrymore as "Gramps" holding Death up a tree.
     
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    I hear you are releasing "Finian's Rainbow" any consideration for releasing the 1969 "Goodbye Mr Chips" as a companion?
     
  10. Doug Bull

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    Bob,
    I respect your opinion, but I fear that if they were to do Casablanca colorized based on requests, then there's the danger that it could open the floodgates to all those other abysmal ones.
    Maybe the DVD could feature the original B&W and the colorized versions on the one Special edition.

    I think Fox may have done this with the Shirley Temple DVDs.
     
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    Colorization is an abomination.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    This type of request is contrary to the mission statement of this forum.




    Crawdaddy
     
  13. Bob Engleman

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    Robt.,

    I was unaware of the "mission statement", but accept responsibility for my ignorance. As has been noted in the past, this's a private forum, and as guests, it's incumbent upon all to adhere to the guidelines as set forth by the owner; please bring any future infractions to my attention.

    Bob Engleman
     

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