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


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted March 24 2003 - 05:18 AM

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. Posted Image

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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:45 AM

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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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:55 AM

[quote] 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 [quote] Yes, messing up the Technicolor inserts would be a major goof. I just love Angela Lansbury in this film, God she was lovely.

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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Bob Engleman

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Posted March 25 2003 - 04:00 AM

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

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Posted March 25 2003 - 09:05 AM

Casablanca Colorized??

I don't see any winking smiling face.

Must be an oversight.
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#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted March 25 2003 - 12:07 PM

Putting the colorized version of Casablanca would only work in a small clip featured on the rumored special edition.

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Bob Engleman

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Posted March 26 2003 - 03:15 AM

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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Posted March 26 2003 - 05:42 AM

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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Posted March 26 2003 - 08:39 AM

I hear you are releasing "Finian's Rainbow" any consideration for releasing the 1969 "Goodbye Mr Chips" as a companion?

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Doug Bull

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Posted March 26 2003 - 09:06 AM

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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Posted March 26 2003 - 09:35 AM

Colorization is an abomination.Posted Image Posted Image
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted March 26 2003 - 10:37 AM

This type of request is contrary to the mission statement of this forum. Crawdaddy

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#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Bob Engleman

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Posted March 27 2003 - 03:26 AM

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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