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What Warner DVD sets would YOU like to see?


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#1 of 405 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted June 04 2005 - 11:19 AM

With the plethora of DVD sets from the vast Warner library (which include all things WB, RKO, and pre-87 MGM), there are still so many titles/stars/directors/genres that have still to be acknowledged. OK, we know that there are forthcoming sets on Harlow, Garbo, Gable, Astaire & Rogers, and the "Thin Man" series, but there are others I'd like to see. I've previously done posts suggesting sets for Natalie Wood & Ronald Reagan, and they got a lot of response. So, I think a lot of us have ideas as to what other sets Warners should release. I am praying that George Feltenstein or someone else from Warner Home Video will see this post so they'll get ideas!

OK. I'll start by saying that I'm thinking of some other stars who should get special treatment in "Signature Collections" (but we all have our opinions!):

Lana Turner:
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Bad and the Beautiful
Green Dolphin Street
Johnny Eager
The Three Musketeers- her 1st Technicolor film

Robert Mitchum
Out of the Past
His Kind of Woman
Crossfire
The Story of G.I. Joe
The Sundowners

Mickey & Judy
Babes In Arms
Babes On Broadway
Girl Crazy
Strike Up The Band
Love Finds Andy Hardy

Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy
Naughty Marietta
Rose Marie
Maytime
Sweethearts

MGM Silent Classics
The Crowd
Greed
The Big Parade
Show People
Love

Also, sets on Gene Kelly, Red Skelton, the "Andy Hardy" series, Vincente Minnelli, Norma Shearer, Lassie, the "Broadway Melody" series, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson. (whew!)

Okay- be creative. Tell us all (and Warner Home Video!) what you'd like to see out in sets in the next few years. I hope this will lead to making our dreams come true!
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#2 of 405 OFFLINE   Jason Hughes

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Posted June 04 2005 - 11:41 AM

A Sidney Lumet box set.

Including SE's of:
-Dog Day Afternoon
-Network
-Prince of the City
-Equus
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#3 of 405 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted June 04 2005 - 02:17 PM

The Tennessee Williams Collection:

Baby Doll
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof 2 disc SE, remastered
Night Of The Iguana
Period Of Adjustment
Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone
Streetcar Named Desire 2 disc SE, remastered

The Marlon Brando Collection:

The Fugitive Kind
Julius Caesar
Mutiny On The Bounty
Reflections In A Golden Eye
Teahouse Of The August Moon

The Taylor/Burton Collection

The Comedians
The Sandpiper
The VIPs
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? 2 disc SE remastered

The Vincente Minnelli Collection

The Clock
Home From The Hill
Lust For Life
Madame Bovary
Some Came Running

The Paul Newman Collection

Harper
Left Handed Gun
The Prize
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Until They Sail

The Delmer Daves Collection

Parrish
Rome Adventure
A Summer Place
Susan Slade
Youngblood Hawke

The Robert Mitchum Collection

Angel Face
The Lusty Men
Ryan's Daughter
Second Chance
The Sundowners

The Great Novels Collection

David Copperfield
Far From The Madding Crowd
The Fountainhead
The Good Earth
Tale Of Two Cities

The Barbara Stanwyck Collection

Annie Oakley
Christmas In Connecticut
East Side West Side
Jeopardy
Mad Miss Manton

#4 of 405 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted June 04 2005 - 03:09 PM

The Essential Bogart Collection:


- Casablanca: 2-Disc SE

- The Maltese Falcon: 2-Disc SE

- High Sierra (Keepcase Reissue)

- They Drive By Night (Keepcase Reissue)




The Bogart / Bacall Collection:


- To Have And Have Not (Keepcase Reissue)

- The Big Sleep: SE

- Dark Passage (Keepcase Reissue)

- Key Largo (Keepcase Reissue)

#5 of 405 OFFLINE   Chris Cheese

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Posted June 04 2005 - 03:33 PM

I'd prefer if they stuck to releasing boxes that either had only upgrades of previously-released titles (and this means more than a keepcase reissue of a snapper title) and previously-unreleased titles. I'm tired of boxes that stick a couple of old releases in keepcases and don't offer as many new titles as they could.

That said, I'd be happy if all WB released were box after box of gangsters and noirs (especially noirs).

#6 of 405 OFFLINE   Bert Greene

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Posted June 04 2005 - 04:48 PM

How about a couple of "Falcon" sets? One for the Sanders films, one for his brother's. I'd go for that.

#7 of 405 OFFLINE   Nick Eden

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Posted June 04 2005 - 08:31 PM

Some very good suggestions there.

I too would prefer new boxsets to contain titles not previously released, unless there is a superior transfer on the new release (such as Dark Victory).

I seem to remember that Warners controls some 6600 feature films (?) and with them releasing about 200 or so a year onto DVD, basic mathematics says that they have more than enough titles to release new titles to DVD rather than a simple re-package of a previously released title.

#8 of 405 OFFLINE   Jayson Wall

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Posted June 04 2005 - 09:18 PM

The Great MGM Flops Collection
PARNELL
ICE FOLLIES of 1939
KISSING BANDIT
SUMMER HOLIDAY
HOT RODS TO HELL
LIVING IN A BIG WAY

The MAN FROM U.N.C.A.L Collection
TV shows or the 7 "films" which were released in the mid 60's

The MARION DAVIES collection
SHOW PEOPLE
THE PATSY
The Cardboard Love
Not So Dumb
Cain and Mabel

The NORMA SHEARER Collection
After Midnight
The Devil's Circus
Let Us Be Gay
The Divorcee
Marie Antoinette

The GREAT MGM SILENTS Collection
Greed
Tell It To The Marines
The Big Parade
The Crowd
The Wind
The Merry Widow

The ANDY HARDY Collection

...and I would like to see these titles as well:

HOW THE WEST WAS WON - in "smilebox" on one side - lettebox on the flip

THE FRENCH LINE - without the censorship cut...or better yet, just remaster this title since TCM is still showing the 1980's RKO TV 1' master (now in digital with a Turner logo on the head) from a 16mm print!!!!

BUDDY BUDDY
HERO AT LARGE
36 HOURS
TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN
ROYAL WEDDING (from orginal MGM elements)
THE PIRATE
ALL THE MARBLES
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1945
BOYS TOWN / MEN OF BOYS TOWN
THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN
RYAN'S DAUGHTER (from the 65mm elements)
WILD ROVERS (both cuts...with an Edwards track)

#9 of 405 OFFLINE   Mark Anthony

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Posted June 04 2005 - 09:52 PM

The complete MGM Tom & Jerry collection, this time actually fully uncut and restored - including the dust and debris clean-up so many of the shorts need.

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#10 of 405 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted June 05 2005 - 12:11 AM

I seem to remember that Warners controls some 6600 feature films (?) and with them releasing about 200 or so a year onto DVD, basic mathematics says that they have more than enough titles to release new titles to DVD rather than a simple re-package of a previously released title.

It isn't the number of titles that is in question, but whether they have the capacity to release more unreleased titles during the course of a year. I have expressed my misgivings on what Warner has done with a few of their repackaging dvds, but I also realized that dvd preparation issues could be a reason for some of it.







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#11 of 405 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 05 2005 - 12:35 AM

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#12 of 405 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted June 05 2005 - 12:35 AM

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I have expressed my misgivings on what Warner has done with a few of their repackaging dvds, but I also realized that dvd preparation issues could be a reason for some of it.


Some of us haven't gotten around to picking up earlier released classics and with all the repackaging and reissues, don;t intend to anytime soon. That being said, what better and more convenient way to own a series of similarly themed films than to have the packaged together in one complete box set rather than a bunch of individual snapper cases and digipacks mixed in with older titles that are in need of restoration or an upgraded transfer. I'd be more than happy to see Warners continue to issue earlier classic releases in newer upgraded box sets with extra content, etc. My only apprehension would be if WB started rehashing titles among sets (like releasing Treasure Of The Sierra Mardre from the Warner Legends Collection in a new Bogart Collection) because who would want to own two copies, and unlike individual releases, you'd be ruining an entire box set and leaving an empty space if you were to sell one of the duplicates. But to date Warner has been good and seemingly careful about this. I hope it's been a conscious effort and not just coincidence.

#13 of 405 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted June 05 2005 - 01:02 AM

Here's a list of 80s romantic movies that Warner owns:

-"Electric Dreams"
-"Crossing Delancey"
-"Reckless"
-"Made In Heaven"
-"Just The Way You Are"
-"Personal Best"
-"Who's That Girl?"
-"Soup For One"
-"Seven Minutes In Heaven"
-"Just Tell Me What You Want"
-"Independence Day"
-"Cal"

Perhaps they could be split up into 2 boxes, one for romantic dramas and one for romantic comedies.

The romantic comedy box could contain:

-"Electric Dreams"
-"Crossing Delancey"
-"Who's That Girl?"
-"Soup For One"
-"Just Tell Me What You Want"

The romantic drama box could contain:

-"Reckless"
-"Made In Heaven"
-"Just The Way You Are"
-"Personal Best"
-"Seven Minutes In Heaven"
-"Just The Way You Are"
-"Cal"

Sincerely,

John Kilduff...

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#14 of 405 OFFLINE   Ken Koc

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Posted June 05 2005 - 03:10 AM

How about a
Natalie Wood Collection
Inside Daisy Clover
Sex and the Single Girl
Splendor in the Grass SE
Cash McCall
Gypsy SE
All the Fine Young Cannibals

60's Comedy Boxset
Any Wednesday
Never Too Late
I Love You Allice B Toklas!
Not With My Wife You Don't!
How Sweet it Is
Sex and the Single Girl (Could go here as well)
Marriage on the Rocks
Bachelor in Paradise
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#15 of 405 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted June 05 2005 - 03:38 AM

Ken, I already did a post on Natalie Wood recently! But I do love your 60s Comedies set, though I'd put in You're A Big Boy Now!

It's marvelous that so many people have responded- more, please!
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Posted June 05 2005 - 03:47 AM

Cult Film Collection:
THE LOVED ONE
GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE
BREWSTER McCLOUD
ZABRISKIE POINT
THE SILVER CHALICE
THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE
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#17 of 405 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted June 05 2005 - 04:02 AM

What about a "Tim Burton Cult Comedy Collection"...


- Beetlejuice: 2-Disc SE

- Mars Attacks: SE

- Pee-Wee's Big Adventure: 2-Disc SE






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Posted June 05 2005 - 04:14 AM

I am another one that is hoping for a MacDonald/Eddy Signature Collection as well as a Crawford/Gable one.
I think that The Great Novels collection is a great idea, and would add to that Pride and Prejudice, starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier.

A Classic Comedy Collection Vol. 2 would also be a wonderful release. I've been waiting for some Ginger Roger's movies such as Bachelor Mother, Tom, Dick and Harry and Vivacious Lady that could easily fit in box sets of this genre.

More Bette Davis and Joan Crawford collections, but this time only with unreleased titles.

A Second Flynn Signature Collection (with Charge of the Light Brigade included)

Some of the Eleanor Powell musicals (Born to Dance, Rosalie).

Maisie and Andy Hardy movie series

Jimmy Stewart (Mortal Storm, Shopworn Angel, Stratton Story, Naked Spur)

More MGM musicals (Little Nelly Kelly, Words and Music, A Date with Judy, Nancy Goes to Rio, Presenting Lilly Mars, Thousand Cheers, Royal Wedding, Till the Clouds Roll By, Two Weeks with Love, Two Girls and a Sailor, It Happend in Brooklyn, On the Town, Anchors Aweigh and Good News - the last three restored in Ultra Resolution).

And most of all, and I do not know if this is possible: A official WB release for Love Affair (1939). This film is magnificent and I have only been able to watch it in mediocre (at best) copies. So if we could at least have a decent release, it could only come from WB.

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Posted June 05 2005 - 04:35 AM

It's a damn shame that in the ninth year of the dvd format, Warner still hasn't released a box set of dvds from some of the stars that made Hollywood. We're talking about people that made MGM, Warner and RKO. I'm not going to mention names because it should be obvious to all, the movie stars I'm talking about. I'm not bitching at Warner, but I hope in the coming 18 months or so they rectified this situation. Just keep those box sets coming!







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#20 of 405 OFFLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted June 05 2005 - 05:16 AM

I think that The Great Novels collection is a great idea, and would add to that Pride and Prejudice, starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier.


I would love to see Pride and Prejudice, but I believe that it's owned by MGM (or is that Sony now?). Hopefully we'll see Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights from them soon enough!

I second the Taylor/Burton, and Mickey/Judy boxed sets. They would be great! Actually, anymore Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor would be most appreciated!

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