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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

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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?

I'm not counting anthing before 1970, hence why I left out Mame and The Yakuza.
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

#4 of 66 OFFLINE   Jon Hertzberg

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Posted March 05 2007 - 05:58 AM

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I'm not counting anthing before 1970, hence why I left out Mame and The Yakuza.

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

#5 of 66 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted March 05 2007 - 05:58 AM

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I'm not counting anthing before 1970, hence why I left out Mame and The Yakuza.
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.



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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

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

Oops, sorry. That's exactly what I meant.
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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 - 06:17 AM

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

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.

#10 of 66 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted March 05 2007 - 06:44 AM

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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.

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

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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!
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

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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.

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

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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

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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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.

It stems from Barrie Maxwell's column at The Bits, November last year:

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...I begin this column's section on new announcements with some comments that George Feltenstein, Senior Vice President of Theatrical Catalog Marketing for Warner Bros., kindly passed on to me. I've already mentioned above the hiatus in Bogart titles for 2007, but that will be more than compensated by 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). In addition, there will be some repackagings of previously-released titles into box sets, but that will be distinct from the 200 or so new titles. There will be no sets issued that include a mixture of old and new releases. It sounds like Warner Bros. is already staking out best studio of the year status for 2007. Classic fans can only rejoice in the continued commitment!

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Posted March 05 2007 - 10:16 PM

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It stems from Barrie Maxwell's column at The Bits, November last year:
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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