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More Pre-Codes From Warners On March 4, 2008


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#1 of 44 OFFLINE   JohnPM

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Posted November 03 2007 - 09:48 PM

Came across the following at the Classic Horror Film Boards:

On March 4, Warner Home Video (WHV) will introduce a second group of sassy and taboo films from Hollywood's Pre-Production Code era with the DVD debut of TCM Archives: Forbidden Hollywood Volume 2. Following the success of last year's Volume 1, this new 3-disc collection will contain five pre-code sizzlers, with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Disc One spotlights Norma Shearer in her Best Actress Oscar®-winning role as The Divorcee and again in A Free Soul; with Lionel Barrymore and Clark Gable. Disc Two features Bette Davis, Joan Blondell and Ann Dvorak in Three on a Match paired with the Michael Curtiz-directed comedy Female starring Ruth Chatterton as a no-nonsense CEO. Disc Three features William Wellman's powerful drama Night Nurse, which stars Barbara Stanwyck with a very young Clark Gable, along with the new documentary feature Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood. The film provides fascinating insight into the American psyche of late 1920s and early 1930s, illustrating why, more than seventy years later, the so-called "Pre-Code" movies remain among the most vital and provocative films ever made. Each of the features contained in TCM Archives: Forbidden Hollywood Volume 2 have been digitally remastered from newly-restored film elements. The collection also contains bonus features such as commentaries and theatrical trailers. The three DVD set, containing the five vintage classics and the new documentary feature will be available as a collection only, selling for $49.92 SRP.

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#2 of 44 OFFLINE   BethHarrison

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Posted November 03 2007 - 10:32 PM

Fantastic work there John!!! Posted Image

Looks absolutely wonderful. This one has been anticipated for ages. 2008 is looking the goods already Posted Image

#3 of 44 OFFLINE   Ken Koc

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Posted November 04 2007 - 02:22 AM

Announcimg March already??? So Joan CrawfordV2 is all for Feb? WB is slowing down to a snails crawl!!!
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#4 of 44 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted November 04 2007 - 02:38 AM

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Announcimg March already??? So Joan CrawfordV2 is all for Feb? WB is slowing down to a snails crawl!!!
I haven't seen an official announcement yet so I wouldn't assume that the Crawford V2 is the only release in Feb and that they're slowing down to a snails crawl.





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#5 of 44 OFFLINE   CameronMcC

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Posted November 04 2007 - 03:26 AM

looks like a great set.

#6 of 44 OFFLINE   RafaelPires

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Posted November 04 2007 - 04:29 AM

I think this is a great selection and I hope the set sells very well, so we can have, at least, more volumes. This pre-ore era is so rich of great titles that I want to have as much of them as possible.
I'm also concerned about the March release date. Hopefully the Gangster Collection volume is set for the second half of february and Crawford will not stand alone in thiat month.

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Posted November 04 2007 - 04:52 AM

yeehaaa for Norma ShearerPosted Image

#8 of 44 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted November 04 2007 - 05:15 AM

great news.

I'll be getting this and volume 1
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#9 of 44 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted November 04 2007 - 10:09 AM

Swell!

#10 of 44 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted November 04 2007 - 11:15 AM

This is great. The Normaphiles have had their prayers answered, lol. This sounds like a great set, but I remember WB saying their would be 6 films.
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 November 04 2007 - 12:23 PM

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This is great. The Normaphiles have heard their prayers answered, lol. This sounds like a great set, but I remember WB saying their would be 6 films.

Maby in vol.3? wich will probebly come at the end of the year

#12 of 44 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted November 04 2007 - 12:57 PM

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Maby in vol.3? wich will probebly come at the end of the year

Posted Image You're right. I forgot we get 2 sets per year now.

We're getting March announcements, but still haven't gotten any for January.
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

#13 of 44 OFFLINE   RafaelPires

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Posted November 04 2007 - 04:00 PM

Corey, just forget the January announcements, cause you won't get any.

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Posted November 04 2007 - 09:33 PM

DVD Times has the full announcement here.
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Posted November 04 2007 - 10:11 PM

more Gable is always a good thing


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Posted November 05 2007 - 12:02 AM

Glorious news - all terrific titles and that new documentary sounds fabulous!!! Posted Image
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#17 of 44 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted November 05 2007 - 12:41 AM

Also, there are some film commentaries for a couple of these films which is what some of us have been asking for.





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#18 of 44 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted November 05 2007 - 12:42 AM

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Glorious news - all terrific titles and that new documentary sounds fabulous!!! Posted Image

I believe this documentary aired on TCM around the time the last box of Precode classics was released, and I was surprised the documentary wasn't included in that set. Glad to see it's going to be in this one.

And it's a very thorough analysis of the period. I'm really looking forward to getting this release with terrific films and this wonderful bonus.

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Posted November 05 2007 - 01:00 AM

A little dissent here: I'm very disappointed the great Five Star Final with Edward G. Robinson and Boris Karloff wasn't included. This film is without a doubt the best cinematic exploration of the evils of tabloid journalism I have ever seen, even the much-lauded Ace In The Hole pales by comparison. This 1931 film was a Best Picture nominee at the Academy Awards and deserves a DVD release. Catch it on TCM whenever it's shown- you can thank me later.
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Posted November 05 2007 - 01:18 AM

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A little dissent here: I'm very disappointed the great Five Star Final with Edward G. Robinson and Boris Karloff wasn't included. This film is without a doubt the best cinematic exploration of the evils of tabloid journalism I have ever seen, even the much-lauded Ace In The Hole pales by comparison. This 1931 film was a Best Picture nominee at the Academy Awards and deserves a DVD release. Catch it on TCM whenever it's shown- you can thank me later.
Perhaps, it will be included in the Robinson boxset that's coming in the future. Furthermore, for every film included in this boxset, you can make a case for five other films to be included instead. Warner can't make us all happy at once.

Edit: I stated this thread so that members can add their suggestions to what films should be included in the next pre-code boxset. Hopefully, Warner will take notice, but remember issues such as film element conditions, budgetary concerns and timing do come into play here so without a doubt some of us won't get our wishes even in the next boxset.




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