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Warner's 200 new classic films for 2007


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#1 of 66 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted March 05 2007 - 03:53 AM

Thought it would be nice to keep them organized. I'm only counting films before 1970. 1.Macao 2.Home From the Hill 3.Angel Face 4.The Sundowners 5.The Good and Bad Guys 6.Madame Curie 7.Band of Angels 8.Angels in the Outfield 9.The Clock 10.A Summer Place 11.The Arrangement 12.Miracle in the Rain 13.The Three Musketeers 10.Captain Horatio Hornblower 11.Madame Bovary 12.Billy Budd 13.The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) 14.The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) 15.The Adventures of Don Juan 16.Dive Bomber 17.The Charge of the Light Brigade 19.The Dawn Patrol 16.Gentleman Jim 17.Romance on the High Seas 18.My Dream Is Yours 19.Lucky Me 20.On Moonlight Bay 21.By the Light of the Silvery Moon 22.I'll See You In My Dreams 23.Captain of the Clouds 24.West Point Story 25.Torrid Zone 26.The Bride Came C.O.D 27.The Fighting 69th 28.Dragon Seed 29.Without Love 30.Morning Glory 31.Undercurrent 32.Sylvia Scarlett 33.Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 34.Command Decision 35.Air Force 36.The Hill 37.36 Hours 38.Hell to Eternity 39.Nancy Drew, Detective 40.Nancy Drew, Reporter 41.Nancy Drew, Troubleshooter 42.Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase 43.Critic's Choice 44.Dance, Girl, Dance 45.DuBarry Was A Lady 46.The Big Street 47.Reunion in France 48.Without Reservations 49.Tycoon 50.Trouble Along the Way 52.Big Jim McLain 53.Allegheny Uprising 54.Rio Bravo 55.The Cowboys 56.Caged 57.Queen of Outer Space 58.Trog 59.The Big Cube 60.The Giant Behomoth 61.Attack of the 50 Foot Woman 62.The Prodigal 63.Land of the Pharaohs 64.Colossus of Rhodes 65.Hot Rods to Hell 66.Zero Hour! 67.Performance 68.The Loneliness of A Long Distance Runner 69.The Pirate 70.Words and Music 71.Royal Wedding 72.The Belle of New York 73.That Midnight Kiss 74.The Toast of New Orleans 75.Easy to Wed 76.Bathing Beauty 77.Neptune's Daughter 78.On An Island With You 79.Dangerous When Wet 80.Act of Violence 81.Illegal 82.Mystery Street 83.Crime Wave 84.Decoy 85.The Big Steal 86.They Live By Night 87.Side Street 88.Where Danger Lives 89.Tension 90.Manhattan Melodrama 91.Evelyn Prentiss 92.Double Wedding 93.Love Crazy 94.I Love You Again 95.Romeo & Juliet (1936) 96.Midnight Summer's Dream (1935) 97.Othello(1965) 98.Tickle Me 99.Charro 100.Kissin Cousins 101.Girl Happy 102.Live A Little, Love A Little 103.Stay Away, Joe 104.Jailhouse Rock 105.Viva Las Vegas 106.Babes In Arms 107.Strike Up the Band 108.Babes On Broadway 109.Girl Crazy 110.The Jazz Singer 111.Annie Oakley 112.My Reputation 113.To Please A Lady 114.Jeopardy 115.Executive Suite 116.East Side, West Side 117.Executive Action 118.The Flame and the Arrow 119.His Majesty O' Keefe 120.South Sea Woman 121.Jim Thorpe-All American 122.Lolita 123.2001: A Space Oddysey 124.I'll Cry Tomorrow 125.Big Hand For the Little Lady 126.Up the Down Staircase
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Little Darlings (1980), My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), Born to Be Bad (1950), Ivy (1947), Reckless (1935), Springtime in the Rockies (1942), The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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Posted March 05 2007 - 05:18 AM

You're forgetting their "director's showcase" series -- The Butcher Boy, Ginger and Fred, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Performance, Prince of the City, Steelyard Blues, Straight Time and Whose Life Is It Anyway?
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#3 of 66 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted March 05 2007 - 05:51 AM

I'm not counting anthing before 1970, hence why I left out Mame and The Yakuza.
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Little Darlings (1980), My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), Born to Be Bad (1950), Ivy (1947), Reckless (1935), Springtime in the Rockies (1942), The Barretts of Wimpole Street

#4 of 66 OFFLINE   Jon Hertzberg

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Posted March 05 2007 - 05:58 AM


I'm sure you were just typing fast...but I assume you mean, after 1970.

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Posted March 05 2007 - 05:58 AM

Then your list will never reach the 200 title level for 2007 because I'm pretty sure that Warner is including those titles after 1970 in that number. Furthermore, the rereleases that have upgraded video presentations. Crawdaddy

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#6 of 66 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted March 05 2007 - 05:59 AM

So Warner said that it would release 200 titles this year that were made before 1970?

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Posted March 05 2007 - 06:14 AM

Oops, sorry. That's exactly what I meant.
Corey's most wanted R1 dvds:

Little Darlings (1980), My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), Born to Be Bad (1950), Ivy (1947), Reckless (1935), Springtime in the Rockies (1942), The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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Posted March 05 2007 - 06:17 AM

Warners' plans to release 200 or so titles new to DVD this coming year. Although no specific titles were mentioned, classic enthusiasts can look for at least one collection and usually two each month. These will include all new-to-DVD titles except where a previously released title has been substantially upgraded in terms of master quality and supplements (such as was the case with The Maltese Falcon recently).
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Little Darlings (1980), My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), Born to Be Bad (1950), Ivy (1947), Reckless (1935), Springtime in the Rockies (1942), The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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Posted March 05 2007 - 06:24 AM

Then I think a moderator should change the subject header as Warner never stated 200 classic titles, it is misleading. I suggest having "pre-1970" put in the subject header too. I personally would prefer a more complete thread of Warner's catalog title releases for 2007.

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Posted March 05 2007 - 06:44 AM

It's not misleading. Barrie Maxwell from The Digital Bits said it. He deals specifically with classic movies, so egg in your face.
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Little Darlings (1980), My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), Born to Be Bad (1950), Ivy (1947), Reckless (1935), Springtime in the Rockies (1942), The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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Posted March 05 2007 - 07:40 AM

Handy list. Posted Image Thanks for gathering all that info, Corey. I do hope Warner aren't counting '70s films as part of the promised 200 classics! I guess it's up for debate, but to me "classic" refers to that golden age of Hollywood, pre-1960. I'll be flexible and go up to 1969 Posted Image But not beyond!

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Posted March 05 2007 - 07:57 AM

Yes, it's up for debate because though, at one time I thought as you do, I have since revised my thinking on what constitutes a "classic". Furthermore, I'm having trouble believing that Warner used the term classic instead of catalog titles. Anyhow, I don't think Warner is going to release 200 new catalog titles to dvd that were made before 1970.

Also, to every participant in this thread, let's calm down, we all have love for film especially classic ones.Posted Image

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Posted March 05 2007 - 08:17 AM

Sorry for appearing to be anal but what bothered me is that people get the idea that Warner is going to release 200 classic films this year. And then I see complaints why they haven't been keeping up with that pace. I have already seen people post responses like this in threads. I think this does a big disservice to Warners as I have never seen an actual quote from Warner saying there will be 200 new "classic" films released in 2007. Even Bernie's column doesn't state this. Anyway, let's forget the semantics, I'm happy for any classic films being released by warner.

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Posted March 05 2007 - 08:57 AM

Fine, let the mods change it. My intention was just to keep track of the classic titles that were released before 1970.
Corey's most wanted R1 dvds:

Little Darlings (1980), My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), Born to Be Bad (1950), Ivy (1947), Reckless (1935), Springtime in the Rockies (1942), The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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Posted March 05 2007 - 09:27 AM

Just adding my thanks for your work, Corey. I had been planning to start a similar list but I lost track verrrry early on. Posted Image
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Posted March 05 2007 - 10:02 AM


You're very welcome Posted Image
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Little Darlings (1980), My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), Born to Be Bad (1950), Ivy (1947), Reckless (1935), Springtime in the Rockies (1942), The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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Posted March 05 2007 - 09:38 PM


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Posted March 05 2007 - 10:16 PM

Sounds to me like 200 new catalog titles being released in 2007, without the quantifying words of "prior to 1970".Posted Image




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Posted March 06 2007 - 12:39 AM

at one time, the term "classic film" DID refer to the very distinctive films produced during Hollywood's Studio Age (which ended in the mid-fifties, at the very latest)... It was never a "quality"-based designation (i.e. "that's a great film"="classic film)--it simply meant that the film had been made during American film's "classical age" Anyway, when I hear the term, that's the connotation I continue to give it, and some of the denizens of this board seem to share that habit with me, but, clearly, the general public has moved on, and they don't see why "The Yakuza" shouldn't have a right to the honoured title of "classic"... In all honesty, I can't argue with them on that score--however, I AM primarily interested, as a scholar, at any rate, in the studio-era films, and I can't help being annoyed by the dilution of the purity of the original term (which always should have been "Studio Age Film", I suppose, but I guess it's too late for that now!)

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Posted March 06 2007 - 01:41 AM

Wonderfully and perfectly said, Jefty, as always.

Studio-era films are indeed what many of us refer to when we say "classics". I seldom go beyond the 1965 mark and even that's stretching it for me, I would say the vast majority of films in my collection were made before 1958. Serena and Corey, looks like we are STILL in the same boat! Posted Image
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