WHV Press Release: TCM SPOTLIGHT: Errol Flynn Adventures

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    THE BARON IS BACK!
    [​IMG] MARKETING SUPPORT

    This new Errol Flynn collection will be supported extensively by TCM promotional efforts, including films from the collection airing on TCM; on-air spots; mentions by TCM host Robert Osborne; online banners; splash pages; e-newsletter promotion; Facebook and Twitter messaging; search engine marketing; and an ad in the August issue of TCM’s Now Playing guide.

    ABOUT THE FILMS

    Desperate Journey (1942)
    American pilots stranded in Germany during World War II fight their way to freedom. Also stars Ronald Reagan as Flying Officer Johnny Hammond. Directed by Raoul Walsh.

    Special Features:
    Warner Night at the Movies 1942 Short Subjects Gallery:
    1.Vintage Newsreel
    2.OscarÒ-Nominated** Patriotic Short: The Tanks Are Coming
    3.Musical Shorts: Borrah Minnevitch and His Harmonica School and The United States Army Air Force Band
    4.Classic Cartoon: The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall
    5.Trailers of Desperate Journey and 1942’s Murder in the Big House

    Running Time: 107 minutes (film only)
    Rating: NR
    Film Specs: B&W, Standard
    Language: English Mono
    Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled)

    Northern Pursuit (1943)
    Icebound wilds and ice-blooded Nazis! Canadian officer Flynn infiltrates a cadre of Nazi saboteurs, pretending to guide them toward their destination while unraveling their scheme. Directed by Raoul Walsh.

    Special Features:
    Warner Night at the Movies 1943 Short Subjects Gallery:
    1.Vintage Newsreel
    2.Wartime Short: The Rear Gunner
    3.Musical Short: All-Star Melody Masters
    4.Drama Short: Over the Wall
    5.Classic Cartoon: Hop and Go
    6.Trailers of Northern Pursuit and 1943’s The Constant Nymph

    Running Time: 93 minutes (film only)
    Rating: NR
    Film Specs: B&W, Standard
    Language: English Mono
    Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled)

    Edge of Darkness (1943)
    Resistance fighters battle the Nazis in occupied Norway. Directed by Lewis Milestone.

    Special Features:
    Warner Night at the Movies 1943 Short Subjects Gallery:
    1.Vintage Newsreel
    2.Musical Short: The United States Service Bands
    3.Classic Cartoons: Hiss and Make Up and To Duck….or Not to Duck
    4.Trailers of Edge of Darkness and 1943’s The Hard Way

    Running Time: 119 minutes (film only)
    Rating: NR
    Film Specs: B&W, Standard
    Language: English Mono
    Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled)

    Uncertain Glory (1944)
    A French playboy gets serious when his country is threatened during World War II. Directed by Raoul Walsh.

    Special Features:
    Warner Night at the Movies 1944 Short Subjects Gallery:
    1.Vintage Newsreel
    2.Musical Short: United States Coast Guard Band
    3.Classic Cartoons: Brother Brat and Russian Rhapsody
    4.Trailers of Uncertain Glory and 1944’s The Mask of Dimitrios

    Running Time: 102 minutes (film only)
    Rating: NR
    Film Specs: B&W, Standard
    Language: English Mono
    Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled)

    Objective, Burma! (1945)
    An American platoon parachutes into Burma to take out a strategic Japanese outpost. Directed by Raoul Walsh.

    Special Features:
    · Commentary by Historians Rudy Behlmer, Jon Burlingame and Frank Thompson
    · Warner Night at the Movies 1945 Short Subjects Gallery:
    1. Vintage Newsreel
    2. Joe McDoakes Comedy Short: So You Think You’re Allergic
    3. Classic Cartoon: A Tale of Two Mice
    4. Trailers of Objective , Burma! and 1945’s Pride of the Marines

    Running Time: 142 minutes (film only)
    Rating: NR
    Film Specs: B&W, Standard
    Language: English Mono
    Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled)


    TCM SPOTLIGHT
    ERROL FLYNN ADVENTURES

    Desperate Journey ? Northern Pursuit ? Edge of Darkness
    Uncertain Glory ? Objective, Burma!

    Street Date: August 3, 2010
    Order Date: June 29, 2010
    UPC #: 883929087013
    $49.92 SRP (5-disc set)
     
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    Edge Of Darkness -YES!
     
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    How can you lose with 4 Raoul Walsh films and a Lewis Milestone. Two of my favorite directors of the era.

    It would have been nice to see a little head shot of Walsh in the corner of the artwork with his eyepatch on. That would probably intrigue people as much as anything.
     
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    I see there's a trailer for The Mask of Dimitrios included among the extras. If only that could make its way out onto pressed disc. Well, I can hope.
     
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    Objective Burma is already available from WB. Strange they didn't make it a clean sweep of new to DVD releases.
     
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    I Know. I hate when studios do that. For instance: First they release "My Friend Flicka" then they release the sequel "Thunderhead, Son of Flicka" but for the final installment "The Green Grass of Wyoming" what do you think they go and do? It's only part of the box set "Flicka Family Classics Collection" with all three films. Suckers! If you want the last film you got to buy 'em all again!
     
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    We might not always agree with studios about using certain themes in trying to market a title or boxset, but it appears this boxset is being marketed as Flynn's WWII films and I can't think of another of such films that hasn't already been released beforehand.

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but this release of "Objective Burma" has a commentary which I don't believe the previous two releases have on their disc.

    Also, it's not like Warner is going to adjust the 49.95 MSRP down.:)



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    This is gonna be a great set, but August is so far away.
     
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    Has Warner reconsidered their policy regarding subtitles on catalog titles? Spanish subs had been left a couple years ago, and seeing them again on a press note is something many hispanic people (both sides of the Atlantic) had been waiting for.

    Or... may it just be a typo? On the new Film Noir set they seem to be included too, great news if confirmed. And please, a solid confirmation would be much appreciated.
     
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    So, the set was released today. Any reviews around? Mine shipped yesterday, with Sonys Kim Novak set, but it'll take at least 2-3 weeks before they arrive in Germany.
     
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    I actually got my boxset from Warner's site last Thursday, but haven't had time to look at any of the discs.






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    I've watched Desperate Journey, Edge of Darkness, and Objective, Burma! so far, and they all look excellent.


    Also, being the first time I've seen them, I've found them to be all very nicely done war films, even if all three are different kinds of war films (Desperate Journey is definitely a good start for wartime adventure!)


    As far as extras I particularly appreciated the rare wartime newsreel footage, and found a bit of a soft spot for those military orchestra shorts


    Speaking of which, the press release is inaccurate. The Tanks Are Coming is not part of the "Warner Night at the Movies" on the "Desperate Journey" disc--it is its own separate special feature. In its place is a military orchestra short much in the vein of the short The United States Service Bands the disc that has Edge of Darkness.
     
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    A day late, but I have my review posted. It should show up under "related forum threads" on the right hand side of the screen eventually, or you can just click on the tag or product listing.
     
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    Thanks, found it and it reminds me of the good old days of Warner sets. Looking forward to my copy.
     

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