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#1 of 274 Nils Luehrmann

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Posted November 21 2003 - 05:04 PM

As a collector of DVDs I have found that there are a few 'Special Edition' series from studios that I could have purchased without even looking at the title and would have rarely been disappointed.

When I first started collecting back in '97 it was New Line's 'Platinum Series' that would continually produce the best quality 'special edition' DVDs (even though some of the film choices were not all that great). Criterion took a while before they embraced DVDs, but once they did, they quickly became a favorite. Fox's 'Five Star' Collection DVDs helped raise the bar for quality SE DVDs. Occasionally, Universal's 'Collector's Edition' are worth hunting down, as are a few of Buena Vista's 'Collector's Series' DVDs, but the series that has really impressed me as of late is Warner Bros. '2-Disc Special Edition' series (aka 'The Slip Cover Series' due to the style of packaging).

For the most part, Warner SE DVDs (and those wonderful snapper cases) have been some of my least favorite SE DVDs and when I found out that they were going to be bringing 'Citizen Kane' to DVD I cringed.

Well when it finally arrived I could not have been more excited by what Warner Brothers had done with this historic film.

A couple months later they released 'Doctor Zhivago' with the same kind of DVD treatment and again I was blown away, but then nothing for weeks, even months, so I thought that maybe it was just a one/two time deal?

I suppose someone at Warner Brothers pushed the idea of a series similar to what they did for 'Citizen Kane' & 'Doctor Zhivago' because the following year Warner Bros. unveiled five '2-Disc Special Edition' DVDs in the same week: ('Singin' in the Rain', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', 'Amadeus' (Director's Cut), 'True Romance' (Unrated Director's Cut), and 'Unforgiven').

From that point on I was hooked.

I've tried to pick up each DVD in this series, but I was amazed to discover that Warner Brothers seems to not offer any or very little marketing support for this series and they don't even have a complete list of this series so collectors can find out which they might not have. Nor can I find any information from Warner Brothers on what films they plan on releasing in the future under this series.

Which brings me to the reason for this thread. Below is the current list of: titles already released; upcoming releases; rumored releases; and titles that HTF members would like to see released in the future.


NOTE: Considering the level of interest, I'll try and keep all these lists up to date as new information is gathered about future Warner Bros. 2-Disc Special Edition (Slip Cover) DVDs and as members continue to add new titles to the wih list.



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Citizen Kane
#1 - Release Date: 9/25/2001
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Doctor Zhivago
#2 - Release Date: 11/6/2001
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Singin' in the Rain
#3 - Release Date: 9/24/2002
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
#4 - Release Date: 9/24/2002
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Amadeus (Director's Cut)
#5 - Release Date: 9/24/2002
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Unforgiven
#6 - Release Date: 9/24/2002
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True Romance (Unrated Director's Cut)
#7 - Release Date: 9/24/2002
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Stephen King's: The Shining
#8 - Release Date: 1/7/2003
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The Color Purple
#9 - Release Date: 2/18/2003
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The Cardinal
#10 - Release Date: 2/25/2003
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The Mission
#11 - Release Date: 5/13/2003
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Giant
#12 - Release Date: 6/10/2003
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The Right Stuff
#13 - Release Date: 6/10/2003
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Once Upon a Time in America
#14 - Release Date: 6/10/2003
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Extended Edition)
#15 - Release Date: 6/10/2003
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Casablanca
#16 - Release Date: 8/5/2003
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The Adventures of Robin Hood
#17 - Release Date: 9/30/2003
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Yankee Doodle Dandy
#18 - Release Date: 9/30/2003
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
#19 - Release Date: 9/30/2003
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A Christmas Story
#20 - Release Date: 10/7/2003
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Space Jam (I'm still scratching my head wondering why this title was included???)
#21 - Release Date: 10/28/2003
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JFK (Director's Cut)
#22 - Release Date: 11/11/2003
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My Fair Lady
#23 - Release Date: 2/3/2004
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Meet Me in St. Louis
#24 - Release Date: 4/6/2004
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A Room with a View
#25 - Release Date: 4/6/2004
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Around the World in Eighty Days
#26 - Release Date: 5/18/2004[
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Enter the Dragon
#27 - Release Date: 5/18/2004
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Wyatt Earp
#28 - Release Date: 5/18/2004
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The Lost Boys
#29 - Release Date: 8/10/2004
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Goodfellas
#30 - Release Date: 8/17/2004
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Purple Rain
#31 - Release Date: 8/24/2004
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Strangers on a Train
#32 - Release Date: 9/7/2004
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The Shawshank Redemption
#33 - Release Date: 10/5/2004
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Gothika (yet another odd addition to the series)
#34 - Release Date: 10/12/2004
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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
#35 - Release Date: 10/12/2004
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Chariots of Fire
#36 - Release Date: 2/1/2005
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Malcolm X
#37 - Release Date: 2/8/2005
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Heat
#38 - Release Date: 2/22/2005
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Bringing Up Baby
#39 - Release Date: 3/1/2005
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The Philadelphia Story
#40 - Release Date: 3/1/2005
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The Band Wagon
#41 - Release Date: 3/15/2005
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Easter Parade
#42 - Release Date: 3/15/2005
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The Big Red One
#43 - Release Date: 5/3/2005
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Bullitt
#44 - Release Date: 5/31/2005
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East of Eden
#45 - Release Date: 5/31/2005
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Rebel Without a Cause
#46 - Release Date: 5/31/2005
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New Jack City
#47 - Release Date: 8/23/2005
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UPCOMING RELEASES

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The Outsiders
#48 - Release Date: 9/20/2005
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Batman
#49 - Release Date: 10/18/2005
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Batman Returns
#50 - Release Date: 10/18/2005
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Batman Forever
#51 - Release Date: 10/18/2005
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Batman & Robin
#52 - Release Date: 10/18/2005
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The Wizard of Oz
#53 - Release Date: 10/25/2005
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King Kong
#54 - Release Date: 11/22/2005
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SIMILAR RELEASES


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Any Given Sunday (Director's Cut)
#1 - Release Date: 1/16/2001
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Superman
#2 - Release Date: 5/1/2001
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The Gold Rush
#3 - Release Date: 7/1/2003
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Modern Times
#4 - Release Date: 7/1/2003
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The Great Dictator
#5 - Release Date: 7/1/2003
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Limelight
#6 - Release Date: 7/1/2003
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The Kid
#7 - Release Date: 3/2/2004
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The Circus
#8 - Release Date: 3/2/2004
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City Lights
#9 - Release Date: 3/2/2004
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THX 1138 (Director's Cut)
#10 - Release Date: 9/14/2004
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Gone with the Wind
#11 - Release Date: 11/9/2004
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Ben-Hur (1925) & Ben-Hur (1959)
#12 - Release Date: 9/13/2005
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RUMORED RELEASES


2005-2006?
6.4 (1927) The Jazz Singer
7.8 (1935) Mutiny on the Bounty
8.0 (1939) Stagecoach
8.4 (1941) The Maltese Falcon
8.0 (1942) The Magnificent Ambersons
8.3 (1946) The Big Sleep
7.8 (1948) Key Largo
7.4 (1951) American in Paris
8.1 (1951) A Streetcar Named Desire
7.5 (1953) Julius Caesar
7.7 (1956) Forbidden Planet
8.1 (1956) The Searchers
7.1 (1957) The Spirit of St. Louis
7.9 (1967) Bonnie and Clyde
8.3 (1968) 2001: A Space Odyssey
8.1 (1969) The Wild Bunch
6.8 (1970) Performance
7.3 (1971) The Devils
8.0 (1975) Dog Day Afternoon
8.0 (1976) All the President's Men
8.0 (1976) Network
7.1 (1978) Superman
7.4 (1981) Body Heat
8.2 (1982) Blade Runner
7.3 (1982) Poltergeist
7.1 (1988) Beetlejuice
8.4 (1997) L.A. Confidential
8.1 (1999) The Green Mile




WISH LIST (as posted on this thread)


( Posted Image = Rumored to be in development for an upcoming SE release )

Pt.I = Not Yet Released on DVD

6.4 (1927) Posted Image The Jazz Singer
7.7 (1933) Footlight Parade
8.0 (1933) Gold Diggers of 1933
7.6 (1935) David Copperfield
7.7 (1937) Captains Courageous
7.7 (1938) The Dawn Patrol
7.9 (1941) The Sea Wolf
7.9 (1941) Sergeant York
8.0 (1942) Posted Image The Magnificent Ambersons
7.6 (1948) Fort Apache
7.5 (1953) Posted Image Julius Caesar
7.1 (1957) Posted Image The Spirit of St. Louis
7.4 (1958) No Time for Sergeants
6.8 (1970) Posted Image Performance
7.3 (1971) Posted Image The Devils
7.4 (1995) Les Misérables
7.7 (1996) Posted Image Hamlet (3-Disc)

(Warner's 1997 documentary 'The Race to Save 100 Years' has also never been released and would make an excellent supplement for any one of their older classics.)


Pt.II = Previously Released on DVD

a.) Bare-Bones and/or Below Average Quality Prints/Transfers:

8.1 (1924) The Marriage Circle
7.4 (1933) 42nd Street
7.8 (1935) Posted Image Mutiny on the Bounty
7.7 (1939) The Hunchback of Notre Dame
8.0 (1939) Posted Image Stagecoach
7.5 (1941) High Sierra
8.4 (1941) Posted Image The Maltese Falcon
7.7 (1942) Now, Voyager
8.2 (1944) Arsenic and Old Lace
8.3 (1946) Posted Image The Big Sleep
7.8 (1948) Posted Image Key Largo
7.4 (1951) Posted Image American in Paris
8.1 (1951) Posted Image A Streetcar Named Desire
7.7 (1956) Posted Image Forbidden Planet
8.1 (1956) Posted Image The Searchers
7.4 (1958) Dracula aka 'Blood of Dracula' (VHS) and 'Horror of Dracula' (DVD)
8.2 (1961) Judgment at Nuremberg
7.5 (1961) Splendor in the Grass
7.0 (1962) How the West Was Won
7.7 (1962) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
8.1 (1966) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
7.9 (1967) Posted Image Bonnie and Clyde
8.2 (1967) Cool Hand Luke
7.6 (1967) The Dirty Dozen
8.3 (1968) Posted Image 2001: A Space Odyssey
8.1 (1969) Posted Image The Wild Bunch
7.6 (1970) Woodstock
8.4 (1971) A Clockwork Orange
7.7 (1971) Dirty Harry
7.8 (1972) Deliverance
7.8 (1973) Badlands
8.0 (1975) Posted Image Dog Day Afternoon
7.9 (1975) The Man Who Would Be King
8.0 (1976) Posted Image All the President's Men
8.0 (1976) Posted Image Network
8.3 (1980) The Shining
7.4 (1981) Posted Image Body Heat
7.5 (1981) Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
8.2 (1982) Posted Image Blade Runner
7.3 (1982) Posted Image Poltergeist
6.7 (1983) Risky Business
8.2 (1987) Full Metal Jacket
7.5 (1987) Lethal Weapon
7.1 (1988) Posted Image Beetlejuice
7.6 (1988) Dangerous Liaisons
6.9 (1990) Hamlet
7.0 (1993) Dave
7.1 (1993) Fearless
7.4 (1994) The Hudsucker Proxy
6.9 (1995) The American President
6.1 (1996) Mars Attacks!
7.1 (1996) Sleepers
8.4 (1998) American History X
8.1 (1999) Posted Image The Green Mile

b.) Current Feature-Rich and/or High Quality Prints/Transfers:
(because of that, they are unlikely to get the 2-Disc SE treatment with the exception of vastly popular titles. IE: Wizard of Oz; Ben-Hur; The Exorcist; L.A. Confidential,; etc.)

7.6 (1931) The Public Enemy
7.4 (1931) Little Caesar
8.1 (1932) I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
8.1 (1934) The Thin Man
7.8 (1935) Captain Blood
7.9 (1935) Top Hat
7.5 (1936) The Petrified Forest
7.8 (1936) Swing Time
7.7 (1937) Angels with Dirty Faces
7.6 (1939) Gunga Din
7.6 (1939) The Roaring Twenties
7.9 (1940) The Sea Hawk
7.5 (1941) Suspicion
7.9 (1944) To Have and Have Not
7.7 (1945) Mildred Pierce
8.2 (1949) White Heat
7.9 (1952) The Narrow Margin
6.9 (1953) I Confess
7.8 (1954) Dial M for Murder
7.7 (1954) A Star Is Born
7.3 (1956) The Wrong Man
8.1 (1957) A Face in the Crowd
7.8 (1962) Days of Wine and Roses
7.5 (1962) The Music Man
7.8 (1962) Wait Until Dark
7.7 (1963) The Haunting
8.7 (1964) Dr. Strangelove
7.5 (1971) McCabe & Mrs. Miller
7.8 (1972) Cabaret
7.3 (1972) The Getaway
7.9 (1973) The Exorcist
7.5 (1973) Mean Streets
6.7 (1973) Soylent Green
7.6 (1974) Blazing Saddles
5.9 (1984) [url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087365]Greystoke: The Legend o

#2 of 274 Patrick McCart

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Posted November 21 2003 - 05:18 PM

Warner's first release through the "TCM Archives" label, The Lon Chaney Collection, is one of their 2-disc releases.

My Fair Lady will be re-released in Feb. as a 2-disc edition.

Of course, there is also Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and The Matrix Reloaded.


It's also worth counting the Looney Tunes 4-disc set... it's really in its own category, but it's the same excellent quality as their 2-disc releases.

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Posted November 21 2003 - 09:39 PM

simply love these releases and thanks for listing all of them
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#4 of 274 Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 21 2003 - 10:17 PM

The amount of care that Warner Brothers
puts into these releases is amazing.

Both Warner and Fox seem to be at the top
of the list of studios that have the most
coveted "classic" film library. Fortunately
for all of us, these studios put the most
elbow grease into both restoration and
production of some of the most outstanding
Collector Editions available on the market.

I would pretty much estimate that I speak
for just about everyone here when I say that
we are very proud of Warner's contributions
to the DVD format. They got this format
rolling in '97 and have never stopped since.

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Posted November 21 2003 - 11:54 PM

I must reiterate the sentiments already expressed.

As far as I'm concerned, Fox, Warner and Criterion are the golden trio of DVD studios releasing their great classics with the lavish care and attention they deserve and truly living up to the phrase "excellence as standard".

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Posted November 22 2003 - 01:56 AM

I agree; these things are great!

There's a pretty comprehensive list at www.two-disc.com, Warner's web site advertising these discs.

Actually, there's a buy 2 get 1 free (by mail) special going on, so y'all might want to boogie over there. The free disc isn't some chinsy throwaway -- you get to choose another one of the 2 disc SEs! Posted Image

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Posted November 22 2003 - 02:06 AM

Got most of these and I can't heap any more praise on Warners than has already been done, except to say that I'm looking forward to Warner Legends - Box 2 - (The Sea Hawk SE, The Maltese Falcon SE, The Roaring Twenties SE - well I can hope... Posted Image )

But, I haven't even seen The Cardinal, let alone got the SE; anyone got an opinion on either (or both)?

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Posted November 22 2003 - 02:07 AM

Of course I'd add my voice to your praise of these companies, Warner Brothers in particular.

Unfortunately, I can't join with your praise of Fox given their contemptuous behaviour to regions outside the U.S.
Their recent mystifying decision to deny R2 the commentaries on the extended versions of the Alien films is bad enough, but par for the course.

However, the SUNRISE debacle has been simply outrageous.

Firstly they make it available only to US customers by mail-order. This inspires a slew of complaints from all other regions and Canada in particular.
In what seemed like a concession, they then announced their intention to include SUNRISE in box-set releases of the Studio Classics collection. Not so great for those who'd already bought these discs but again, par for the course.

But now the devious masterstroke - despite packaging, press releases an advertising to the contrary, the boxsets that are released to Canada all contain the old version of HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY.
Now anyone who's seen this disc will know that that's a hard mistake to make - the two versions look completely different.
Fox finally admitted they had made a mistake - in the packaging ! So the Studio Classics collection should actually have been billed as . . . what ? The Studio Classics Collection Except For One ? I don't think so.

The only conclusion that can be drawn from this is that Fox cynically decided to offload old (and now unattractive )stock on Canada by means of fraudulent - yes, fraudulent - advertising. As a lot of R2 importation companies source their product from there, many of us were affected too.

Now I know that there's no reason anyone in R1 US should care, and I don't see much evidence that anyone does. But this kind of petty Corporate swindling has a habit of spreading when it goes unchallenged. And it takes more than simply producing good editions of DVDs to make a good company.

Nobody's expecting altruism here - everyone understands (or at least accepts) the need to make profitable product ; but a good company is one that cares about ALL its customers, and not just the ones in the largest market.
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Posted November 22 2003 - 02:50 AM

The only conclusion that can be drawn from this is that Fox cynically decided to offload old (and now unattractive )stock on Canada by means of fraudulent - yes, fraudulent - advertising. As a lot of R2 importation companies source their product from there, many of us were affected too.


It's very unfortunate that we haven't had any word from Fox on this; surely they monitor these fora and one would have expected them to chip in with a defence, and/or an explanation. I agree with you Anthony, and I said in another thread it was nigh on scandalous - surely Fox realise that their silence on this issue is only allowing us to draw our own conclusions?

I understand the need to be creative in marketing situations, but creative (the FSC boxset that allowed anyone to purchase Sunrise) is one thing, deception (chucking in old stock) is another.

Come on Fox; tell is we're wrong here and I'll gladly apologise.

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Posted November 22 2003 - 03:07 AM

Some of the Fox Studio Classics sets in Canada did have the correct HGWMV, when the sets first came out, so my assumption is they ran out...which doesn't excuse the packaging. Sunrise has always been available to Canada, same offer as in the U.S., just seems to take lots longer to get it.

Anyway, these Warner and Fox SC movies are very reliable good viewing. This continual unoriginal cgi blockbuster stuff is sure getting tired really fast, nice to have some movies with content and acting to watch...

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Posted November 22 2003 - 03:44 AM

"Firstly they make it available only to US customers by mail-order. This inspires a slew of complaints from all other regions and Canada in particular."

Fox Canada has set up their own office to deal with Canadian mail-orders of Sunrise. I got mine in a matter of weeks Posted Image

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Posted November 22 2003 - 05:45 AM

WB 2 discs are great. It really gets me excited to know that KING KONG will recieve similar treatment. If anybody at Warner is listening... ROAD WARRIOR.... please.

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Posted November 22 2003 - 07:02 AM

I wonder why the 2-disc Harry Potter films are not under this label?

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Posted November 22 2003 - 07:09 AM

They are.
My Collection

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Posted November 22 2003 - 08:09 AM

Warner has pretty much always been at, or near, the top of my favorite studios list when it comes to DVD releases. These two disc sets are perfect examples of why.

Add to this the recent near perfect reference quality releases of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and The Matrix: Reloaded, they are definitely the studio to beat when it comes to quality DVD releases.

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Posted November 22 2003 - 12:09 PM

While im thinking of it...

ROAD WARRIOR
HEAT
GOODFELLAS
SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
HORROR OF DRACULA
2001
THE EXORCIST (both versions, Fear of God doc)

All of these are prime canidates for WB 2 disc treatment.

#17 of 274 Tom Tsai

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Posted November 22 2003 - 12:29 PM

^ I believe there was already an announcement of Shawshank some time ago...no?

#18 of 274 Patrick McCart

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Posted November 22 2003 - 12:44 PM

Oh yeah...

Let us not forget the upcoming Forbidden Planet 2-disc SE coming in August.

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Posted November 22 2003 - 02:15 PM

ANY GIVEN SUNDAY should be considered as part of the Warner 2-Disc SE's.

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Posted November 22 2003 - 03:44 PM

I own several of those and agree that they are great. I hope that Warner keeps releasing catalog titles with this level of quality. I look forward to special edition releases of Goodfellas, The Maltese Falcon, Blazing Saddles and Batman, just to name a few.




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