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New Turner TCM Greatest Classic Film Collections from Warner on June 18, 2013

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    New from Turner Classic Movies & Warner Home Video
    June 18

    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: LEGENDS – GENE KELLY
    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: LEGENDS – JOHN WAYNE ACTION
    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: LEGENDS – PAUL NEWMAN
    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: ROMANTIC AFFAIRS

    FOUR MUST-OWN CLASSICS IN EACH COLLECTION
    STARRING SCREEN LEGENDS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD

    Burbank, Calif., March 4, 2013 – Warner Home Video (WHV) and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) are adding four new collections to their TCM Greatest Classic Filmsline, which spotlights Hollywood’s most legendary actors and actresses in classic cinema. Available June 18, the newest additions are: TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends – Gene Kelly, starring one of the most dominant forces in Hollywood musicals during the mid-1940s; TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends – John Wayne Action, featuring the Academy Award® winner who landed Best Actor in a Leading Role for “True Grit” in 1970 and drew some of the top box offices for decades; TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends – Paul Newman, starring the Academy Award® winner who received the Oscar® for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “The Color of Money” in 1987; and TCM Greatest Classic Films: Romantic Affairs, featuring some of the silver screen’s most sizzling love interests including, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, Carol Lombard, and Cary Grant. Each star-studded collection features four classic films and is affordably priced at $27.92 SRP. Orders are due May 14.
    To build further momentum for these titles, Warner Home Video has set the street date for the collections to coincide with the airing of one film from each collection on TCM. Additional promotional support for these titles will include TV programming with on-air promotional spots on Turner Networks and print advertising in the Now Playing guide.
    ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS
    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: LEGENDS – GENE KELLY
    ANCHORS AWEIGH (1945) - Kelly and Frank Sinatra play two sailors on leave in Hollywood in this wartime tale. Sinatra’s “I Fall in Love Too Easily,” the exuberant Kelly/Sinatra “We Hate to Leave” and more highlights helped “Anchors Aweigh” win an Oscar® for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (George Stoll) in 1946.
    ON THE TOWN (1949) - New York – it’s a wonderful town, especially when sailors Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave. Co-directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen and written by Adolph Green and Betty Comden, “On the Town” changed the landscape of movie musicals.
    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) - Kelly plays an ex-GI who loves Paris and an alluring (but engaged) perfume-shop clerk (Leslie Caron in her screen debut). Dazzling dance sequences are spun around Gershwin songs, and the closing ballet lifts this Best Picture Oscar® winner (1952) into the ether of timelessness.
    BRIGADOON (1954) - Vincente Minnelli directs Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical romance about vacationers (Kelly and Van Johnson) who discover a Scottish village that comes to life every 100 years for one day only. There, Kelly and town lass Cyd Charisse share timeless love.
    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: LEGENDS – JOHN WAYNE ACTION
    CHISUM (1970) - Wayne stars as John Chisum, a real-life cattle king determined to protect his empire against a land-grabbing developer (Forrest Tucker). Wayne’s no-nonsense persona snugly fits this lively reworking of the events of New Mexico’s 1878 Lincoln Coun ty War.
    THE TRAIN ROBBERS (1973) - Three Civil War veterans (Wayne, Rod Taylor and Ben Johnson) team up with a train robber’s widow (Ann-Margret) to recover a half-million in gold. But the dead man’s ex-partners want the gold, and they’ll kill to get it in this rollicking caper from writer/director Burt Kennedy.
    CAHILL: UNITED STATES MARSHAL (1973) - Lawman J.D. Cahill (Wayne) can stand alone against an army of bad guys. But as a widower father, he’s on insecure footing raising two sons. Particularly when he suspects they’re involved in a bank robbery and two killings in this suspenseful blend of action and heroic sentiment.
    McQ (1974) - As Detective Lon McQ, Wayne thunderously enforces the law in a high-velocity thriller that’s like a big-city revenge Western on wheels. Directed by action master John Sturges and written by co-producer Lawrence Roman, McQ is a breathless, gritty showcase for the Duke.
    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: LEGENDS – PAUL NEWMAN
    SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME (1956) - Newman plays a desperate youth who needs dough. He gives himself the name Rocky Graziano,signs on to spar for $10...and flattens a top boxer. The name sticks. So does the impact of this inspiring tale about Graziano’s rise from poverty and rage to the middleweight title.
    HARPER (1966) - As a sleuth named Harper, Newman chews gum fast and slips out of jams even faster, unraveling a twisted case of kidnapping and murder. A clever script throws quips and a parade of LA-LA Land characters his way. Each person may possess a clue. Or a bullet for Harper.
    COOL HAND LUKE (1967) - His crime: nonconformity. His sentence: the chain gang. Newman plays one of his best-loved roles as Cool Hand Luke, the loner who won’t – or can’t – bend to the arbitrary rules of his captivity. Fine character actors, including Oscar® winner George Kennedy, who won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for “Cool Hand Luke” in 1968, provide solid support.
    THE MACKINTOSH MAN (1973) - Joseph Rearden (Newman) is British Intelligence’s man on the inside. It’s his job to infiltrate the enemies and convince them he’s one of them. And he must get through it alive in this tense and tricky thriller, directed by John Huston from a screenplay by Walter Hill.
    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: ROMANTIC AFFAIRS
    MY FAVORITE WIFE (1940) - A funny thing happens to newlywed Nick Arden (Cary Grant) on the way to the honeymoon suite: he meets the wife (Irene Dunne) who was lost at sea and presumed dead. Nick goes from having one wife to two to none to one in this screwball comedy also starring Randolph Scott and Gail Patrick.
    MR. & MRS. SMITH (1941) - Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery are the stars of this breezy comedy, in which a technicality voids the Smiths’ three-year marriage and they find themselves asking whether they should do it all over again. Alfred Hitchcock directs from Norman Krasna’s script.
    WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942) - Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn show what chemistry is all about as George Stevens directs this witty Oscar® winner (Best Writing, Original Screenplay for Michael Kanin and Ring Lardner Jr. in 1943) about the bumpy romance of a meat-and-potatoes sportswriter and a world-renowned political pundit, written by Ring Lardner Jr. and Michael Kanin.
    INSTANT LOVE (aka PÃO DE AÇÚCAR) (1964) - Rhonda Fleming shines as Pamela, an American film star who falls in love with coffee grower Claudio (Rossano Brazzi) while in Brazil. When the two are hastily married, Pamela finds herself entwined in a clash of cultures in this rarely seen romantic comedy.

    Order Information:
    Street Date: June 18, 2013
    Order Due Date: May 14, 2013
    SRP: $27.92 for each collection

    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: LEGENDS – GENE KELLEY

    MAT: 1000360527
    UPC: 883929291595

    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: LEGENDS – JOHN WAYNE ACTION

    MAT: 1000360521
    UPC: 883929291571

    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: LEGENDS – PAUL NEWMAN

    MAT: 1000358381
    UPC: 883929290543

    TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: ROMANTIC AFFAIRS

    MAT: 1000393498
    UPC: 883929330416


    About Warner Home Video:
    With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.
    About TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection:
    TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection stands as the largest-ever partnership between Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies. The initiative combines the strengths of the companies in serving both serious film buffs and a new generation of movie lovers. The TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection builds on the success of previous joint initiatives between Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video, including the TCM Archives series and the TCM Spotlight series.
    Warner Home Video, which owns the world’s largest film library, has more Best Picture Oscar® wins than any other studio and its films have garnered more than 300 Academy Awards®.
    Turner Classic Movies is currently seen in more than 85 million homes and will support Warner Home Video and the new collection with extensive marketing. TCM’s marketing plan includes print ads in TCM’s popular Now Playing guide, banners on tcm.com, and on-air mentions by the network’s renowned hosts, Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz.
    About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
    Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 85 million homes, TCM features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, hosted by Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore, and the month-long 31 Days of Oscar® in February and Summer Under the Stars in August. TCM also stages special events and screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise; produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs; and hosts a wealth of online through the TCM homepage, which includes the TCM Movie Database, message boards, blogs and more.
    TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
     
  2. Robin9

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    I might buy the Romantic Affairs set. I haven't any of those four titles on disc.
     
  3. Vic Pardo

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    That "Romantic Affairs" set includes a title I've never heard of, INSTANT LOVE, with Rhonda Fleming and Rossano Brazzi. Seems like a very odd choice for a set like that.
     
  4. classicmovieguy

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that "Instant Love" is making it's DVD debut in this set. Incredibly odd (but wonderful all the same) that Warners is including it in their TCM Greatest... series... instead of Warner Archive.
     

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