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#1 of 30 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted March 07 2005 - 03:15 AM

Since WB is putting out so many Box sets lately, here is a another one. How about one with romance films. I nominate the following for starters:

- "Crossing Delancey"
- "Rich and Famous" (1981)
- "Humoresque"
- "A Little Romance" already released but throw it in

I didn't list any Bette Davis romantic films because they belong in my long awaited Bette Box!!

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#2 of 30 OFFLINE   JohnMor

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Posted March 07 2005 - 04:07 AM

I second Crossing Delancey! Great little film.

#3 of 30 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted March 07 2005 - 05:34 AM

Anamorphic THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY!

#4 of 30 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted March 07 2005 - 05:34 AM

Sign me up for a release of "Crossing Delancey".

Also, here's my idea for a box set:

"80s Music At The Movies"

Possible titles:

-"Electric Dreams"
-"URGH! A Music War!" (I believe Warner has the rights to this title through the Lorimar library.)
-"Reckless"
-"Who's That Girl?"
-A widescreen re-issue of "True Stories"

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#5 of 30 OFFLINE   LaurenceGarvey

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Posted March 07 2005 - 05:48 AM

Warners boxes... well, aren't we all waiting for THE THIN MAN and THE BOWERY BOYS?

#6 of 30 ONLINE   Thomas T

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Posted March 07 2005 - 06:07 AM

It'll never ever happen but I'd love to see a Delmer Daves box set consisting of A Summer Place, Parrish, Susan Slade, Rome Adventure and Youngblood Hawke.

#7 of 30 OFFLINE   Jon Hertzberg

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Posted March 07 2005 - 09:08 AM

Thomas,

I would think any Delmer Daves collection would have to include Pride of the Marines.

#8 of 30 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted March 08 2005 - 02:28 AM

I'll second the Delmer Daves set, and the Thin Man set, but how about sets for:

Mickey & Judy musicals
The "Andy Hardy" series
Ann Sothern's "Maisie" films
"Dr. Kildare" w/ Lew Ayres & Lionel Barrymore
Esther Williams
The "Golddiggers" musicals
Vitaphone shorts
"Mexican Spitfire" series w/ Lupe Velez & Leon Errol
Classic MGM silents- The Big Parade, Greed, Ben-Hur, Flesh & The Devil, The Crowd, Show People, Our Dancing Daughters, La Boheme, The Wind
Garbo Silents
Sixties 'rock musicals': Viva Las Vegas, Get Yourself A College Girl, Hold On!, When The Boys Meet The Girls, The Cool Ones, The Fastest Guitar Alive
Tennessee Williams films: Streetcar, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Period of Adjustment, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, Night of the Iguana
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#9 of 30 OFFLINE   paul_goz

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Posted March 08 2005 - 03:48 AM

How about a super sub-culture collection?

Performance
The Devils
Zabriskie point
The Illustrated Man
Lisztomania

#10 of 30 OFFLINE   DanHaya

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Posted March 08 2005 - 03:48 AM

How about a set containing the greatest works of stop motion animation pioneer Willis O'Brien:

King Kong (1933)
The Son of Kong (1933)
Mighty Joe Young (1949)

#11 of 30 OFFLINE   Charles H

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Posted March 08 2005 - 04:52 AM

Portals from the LDs of "The Dawn of Sound," "Vitaphone Shorts," "Cavalcade of MGM Shorts," "Swing, Swing, Swing" Boxset Collections and an SE of the notorious "Golden Dawn" (1930). Also: An MGM Cecil B. DeMille box set (MADAM SATAN, THE SQUAW MAN, and DYNAMITE).
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Posted March 08 2005 - 06:25 AM

Or, since you mentioned "Humoresque" - a Joan Crawford box set would be natty! "A Woman's Face", "Dancing Lady", The Bride Wore Red", "Mannequin", maybe?

#13 of 30 OFFLINE   LaurenceGarvey

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Posted March 08 2005 - 07:28 AM

Does Warners own the '60s MGM musicals? Man, that is a great idea -- and don't forget MRS. BROWN YOU'VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER. Who released SEA CRUISE with Freddie and the Dreamers?

I'd love a boxed set of CRIME DOES NOT PAY shorts. And a SUPERMAN/ATOM MAN VS. SUPERMAN serial box, lousy as the serials were, would be fun to see.

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Posted March 08 2005 - 10:33 AM

How about a Clark Gable/Jean Harlow set?

The Secret Six
Red Dust
Hold Your Man
China Seas
Wife vs Secretary
Saratoga

or
Clark Gable/Myrna Loy
Manhattan Melodrama (also w/ William Powell)
Wife vs Secretary
Parnell
Test Pilot
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#15 of 30 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted March 08 2005 - 10:45 AM

Some great suggestions so far. I'd add Brewster McCloud to that cult/sub-culture boxset.


I would also love to see a Classic Horror Boxset:

Devil Doll, The
Doctor X
Mad Love
Mark of the Vampire
Mask of Fu Manchu, The
Picture of Dorian Grey, The
Walking Dead, The


#16 of 30 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted March 08 2005 - 12:40 PM

Laurence- yes, Warners owns everything from MGM prior to 1986 as part of the Turner holdings. I'd forgotten about the other Herman's Hermits film.

For the classic horror films I'd add some Hammer films along with the two Dark Shadows features (and praying that Warners restores Night of Dark Shadows to its 129-minute director's cut!).
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#17 of 30 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted March 08 2005 - 12:46 PM

Warners owns everything from MGM prior to 1986 as part of the Turner holdings.
I'm not up on the details, but this is, unfortunately, not true. For instance, they don't own the rights to 1963's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Posted Image
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Posted March 08 2005 - 12:59 PM

"I'm not up on the details, but this is, unfortunately, not true. For instance, they don't own the rights to 1963's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. "

Warner owns the MGM library prior to 1986 as was stated. They do not own the United Artist films that MGM/UA owned prior to its purchase by Ted Turner. When Turner sold MGM/UA
he kept only the MGM films/pre 48 Warner Bros/ and RKO films but sold United Artist films(James Bond / Mad World/Early Woody Allen, Rocky, Great Escape etc) with the rest of the company.
When Warner bought Turner they got the rights to the films Ted Turner kept.

#19 of 30 OFFLINE   Jeff Newcomb

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Posted March 08 2005 - 02:26 PM

The Peter Weir Collection:
The Year of Living Dangerously
The Mosquito Coast
Fearless (remastered)

Yeah, I know that they're available individually now, but all three discs leave a lot to be desired.

#20 of 30 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted March 08 2005 - 03:01 PM

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I would also love to see a Classic Horror Boxset:

Devil Doll, The
Doctor X
Mad Love
Mark of the Vampire
Mask of Fu Manchu, The
Picture of Dorian Grey, The
Walking Dead, The

M-G-M released a Laserdisc box with these films years ago:
"The Devil Doll"
"Mad Love"
"Mark of the Vampire"
"The Mask of Fu Manchu"

I won it on eBay. I'd buy the DVD box set you proposed in a NY minute! Posted Image Posted Image

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