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Warner DVD Decision 2004 - Voting Results are in!

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#1 of 120 OFFLINE   Joe_Pinney


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Posted June 09 2004 - 05:36 PM

I just got the latest copy of Turner Classic Movies' Now Playing guide, and near the back there's a full-page ad trumpeting Warner Bros.' DVD Decision 2004 -



Tune in to TCM July 26-July 30. Watch your favorite classic films and vote online for the ones you want released on DVD! The Top 5 winners will be announced in August 2004.

Literary Classics
10:00 am Greed
2:00 pm The Letter
3:45 pm Random Harvest
6:00 pm Ivanhoe

In Glorious Black & White
10:00 am I Am A Fugitive from a Chain Gang
11:45 am Test Pilot
2:00 pm The Search
4:15 pm Edge of the City

In Glorious Technicolor
10:00 am Dive Bomber
12:30 pm Captains of the Clouds
2:30 pm Bathing Beauty
4:30 pm King Solomon's Mines

Widescreen Classics I
10:00 am Lust for Life
12:15 pm Party Girl
2:00 pm All Fall Down
4:00 pm Operation Crossbow
6:00 pm International Velvet

Widescreen Classics II
10:00 am The Shoes of the Fisherman
1:00 pm Ice Station Zebra
3:45 pm Kansas City Bomber

All Times Eastern

TO VOTE: GO TO turnerclassicmovies.com/dvddecision
(beginning July 1 and ending July 31, 2004)


I am really pleased to see a number of these titles up for nomination, in particular Greed, Random Harvest, Test Pilot, The Search (Monty Clift's debut!), Captains of the Clouds, Bathing Beauty, King Solomon's Mines, and especially my long-lost 70s Raquel Welch favorite Kansas City Bomber (roller derby chicks duking it out!). I hope that regardless of what's voted on, Warner Home Video decides to release all of these eventually, as some were never issued on VHS.

#2 of 120 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted June 09 2004 - 06:08 PM

I wonder if I can cast all five votes for Erich von Stroheim's Greed?? That seems to be the only must-have in the list for me (though, like Joe, I have a special fondness for that incredible 70's kitsch classic, Kansas City Bomber).

I haven't seen Mervyn LeRoy's I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (starring Paul Muni) in years, but that'll probably get a vote from me as well.

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Posted June 09 2004 - 06:11 PM

Holy crap on a stick! My professor wrote this movie, I think it was his first film. Never seen it though.

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Posted June 09 2004 - 07:51 PM

I DON'T believe in the two party system! I vote for ALL!!!
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Posted June 09 2004 - 08:10 PM

Dive Bomber is going to be a part of the Flynn Collection coming out in early 2005, so voting for that title will be a waste.
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#6 of 120 OFFLINE   Claude North

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Posted June 09 2004 - 08:24 PM

Hey, so, uh...weren't the remaining titles in DVD Decision 2003 supposed to be released at some point this year?

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Posted June 09 2004 - 08:33 PM

We're almost half way through 2004, and the following bold titles of that group have either been released or has been noted with annoucned release dates or rumors on the net. Also, just about every title in this group has been shown more than once on TCM, so far this year. I think most if not all will be out by next January.
  • The Actress
  • After the Thin Man
  • Another Thin Man
  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • The Blackboard Jungle
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Executive Suite
  • Finian's Rainbow
  • For Me and My Gal
  • The Good Earth
  • I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • Love Finds Andy Hardy
  • Night of the Iguana
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • Where the Boys Are
  • The Wind and the Lion
  • Ziegfeld Girl

#8 of 120 OFFLINE   Jim_K


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Posted June 09 2004 - 11:31 PM

So is the Cagney Collection also pushed back into next year also? On a side note, hopefully the Peckinpah Set was was more than just an internet rumor.
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Posted June 10 2004 - 02:47 AM

That would be Alistair McLean.
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Posted June 10 2004 - 03:12 AM

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#11 of 120 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx


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Posted June 10 2004 - 04:25 AM

another vote for Greed & Ivanhoe

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#12 of 120 OFFLINE   Matt Stieg

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Posted June 10 2004 - 04:43 AM

If Greed is chosen (and it probably will be), I really hope the 2-hour version is included. The 4-hour restoration is interesting from an historical and academic perspective, but a four hour movie with two hours of stills gets really boring... Besides, Greed has been hailed as a masterpiece for decades in its two hour form, it's not like we needed the four hour version to re-evaluate it.

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Posted June 10 2004 - 04:45 AM

If you don't have a copy already, you might want to make a special S-VHS recording of TCM's widescreen showing of Point Blank on Tuesday, July 13th, at 10 pm Eastern, just to tide you over until its DVD release. Posted Image

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Posted June 10 2004 - 05:07 AM

I rather enjoyed Dive Bomber when they aired it on TCM a couple weeks ago. Only the second Flynn film I'd ever seen. Really want to see King Solomon's Mines though!

I'll be certain to buy any of these that get released as Two-Disc Special Editions, but I doubt that will happen for any of these. I can always hope, I guess. Posted Image

#15 of 120 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 10 2004 - 05:52 AM

I'll defintely be casting votes for Random Harvest and Ice Station Zebra.
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Posted June 10 2004 - 06:39 AM

A very interesting and diverse group of choices. It will be interesting to see what the winners will be. Also nice that voting will not be limited just to AOL members this time. Gives more people a chance to have their say. I'm fairly certain GREED will win, and that it would end up being a 2 disc set with both versions. I hope I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG wins. It's an outright masterpiece!

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Posted June 10 2004 - 06:48 AM

No one is interested in Lust For Life?

one of my favorite bio moives of all time.
nice to know that should make it out sometime next year.

otherwise for the most part, the list, to me, seems very ...curious.

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Posted June 10 2004 - 07:12 AM

Just another example of how Warner Bros keeps in touch with its consumer base, actually listens to it, and accords it the appropriate response. Would that Sony and Disney ever put in a fraction of the effort to actively communicate with its public!

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Posted June 10 2004 - 07:33 AM

I'll be voting for, in each respective catagory: Greed I Am A Fugitive from a Chain Gang King Solomon's Mines Lust for Life Ice Station Zebra

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Posted June 10 2004 - 08:09 AM

The 5 that I'm most interested in are:

Lust for Life
Edge of the City
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
The Letter

I hope you don't have to vote for 1 in each grouping.

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