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#1 of 35 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted April 14 2003 - 05:53 PM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Greg_M

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Posted April 15 2003 - 03:33 AM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Bill Huelbig

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Posted April 15 2003 - 06:43 AM

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.

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#4 of 35 OFFLINE   Thomas Kolla

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:00 AM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Conrad_SSS

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:10 AM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:17 AM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted April 15 2003 - 09:40 AM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Benn

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Posted April 16 2003 - 07:24 AM

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

#9 of 35 OFFLINE   Jared M

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Posted April 21 2003 - 07:12 AM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Mark Anthony

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Posted April 21 2003 - 07:22 AM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Walt Riarson

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Posted April 21 2003 - 09:37 AM

- 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.

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#12 of 35 OFFLINE   Jae E

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Posted April 21 2003 - 10:03 AM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   AlanP

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Posted April 21 2003 - 10:18 AM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Roger Rollins

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Posted April 21 2003 - 03:30 PM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Walt Riarson

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Posted April 22 2003 - 06:17 AM

Just thought of a couple more...

From Beyond the Grave
Wes Craven's Deadly Friend

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#16 of 35 OFFLINE   Jodee

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Posted April 22 2003 - 06:28 AM

I'd like these:

After Hours
Americathon
Irreconcilable Differences
Roger & Me
Siesta
Under the Cherry Moon
Prince: Sign o' the Times

#17 of 35 OFFLINE   Derek M Germano

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Posted April 22 2003 - 07:40 AM

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

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#18 of 35 OFFLINE   AlanBrom

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Posted April 22 2003 - 10:32 AM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted April 22 2003 - 05:51 PM

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 of 35 OFFLINE   Bob Engleman

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Posted April 23 2003 - 03:19 AM

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

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