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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   Junior_V

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Posted April 19 2008 - 02:14 AM

Warner made a big fuss in february about 85 years, well, next year will mark MGM's 85th birthday.
Maybe a reason why Jean Harlow set has been pushed back 2 years?

#2 of 21 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted April 19 2008 - 05:08 AM

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Warner made a big fuss in february about 85 years, well, next year will mark MGM's 85th birthday.
Maybe a reason why Jean Harlow set has been pushed back 2 years?

That's actually a good idea. I wouldn't mind waiting.
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#3 of 21 OFFLINE   Miguel M Santos

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Posted April 19 2008 - 06:13 AM

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Warner made a big fuss in february about 85 years, well, next year will mark MGM's 85th birthday.

If they do, they can't ask for a better moment to release WHEN THE LION ROARS. I really would love to see that again.

#4 of 21 OFFLINE   Junior_V

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Posted April 19 2008 - 07:25 AM

Warner have said that Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable vol.2, Lana Turner, Raintree County, Quo Vadis, Andy Hardy movies will come. but sense this is the year of Warner movies they might focus more on MGM next year. Let's hope

#5 of 21 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted April 19 2008 - 08:46 AM

An MGM Animated collection, corrected, Tom and Jerry and all of them this time, and the rest in the same fashion that they do the Loony Tunes sets
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#6 of 21 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted April 19 2008 - 09:24 AM

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An MGM Animated collection, corrected, Tom and Jerry and all of them this time, and the rest in the same fashion that they do the Loony Tunes sets

hear hear!

No better time to hand these over to the film dept. and have them clean up the T&J 'toons with new PROGRESSIVE transfers (sans-DVNR) and without edits the first time around and offer 'em up complete and chronologically.

Let's get those Happy Harmonies, Captain and the Kids, and Barney Bear films on DVD too... and a very long-overdue and much demanded Tex Avery Collection (uncut and complete, with all the previously released Droopy cartoons incl the extra Michael Lah 'scope shorts as bonus)!!!

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Posted April 19 2008 - 04:44 PM

They could also do:

-Maisie
-Dr. Kildare
-Judy Garland Vol. 2 (only 4 titles left).
-Garbo Vol. 2
-Hedy Lamarr
-Trader Horn
-Min & Bill
-Robert Taylor
-The Citadel
-Classic Musicals
-Esther Williams Vol. 2
-Jane Powell
-June Allyson
-Liz Taylor Vol. 2
-Greer Garson
-Norma Shearer Posted Image
-Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy
-MGM Silents
-The Cat and the Fiddle
-Ah Wilderness
-Viva Zapata
-A Guy Named Joe
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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 April 19 2008 - 05:27 PM

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They could also do:

-Maisie
-Dr. Kildare
-Judy Garland Vol. 2 (only 4 titles left).
-Garbo Vol. 2
-Hedy Lamarr
-Trader Horn
-Min & Bill
-Robert Taylor
-The Citadel
-Classic Musicals
-Esther Williams Vol. 2
-Jane Powell
-June Allyson
-Liz Taylor Vol. 2
-Greer Garson
-Norma Shearer Posted Image
-Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy
-MGM Silents
-The Cat and the Fiddle
-Ah Wilderness
-Viva Zapata
-A Guy Named Joe
The title Viva Zapata is a Fox film.




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#9 of 21 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted April 19 2008 - 10:53 PM

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The title Viva Zapata is a Fox film.




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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 April 20 2008 - 03:43 AM

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If they do, they can't ask for a better moment to release WHEN THE LION ROARS. I really would love to see that again.

I would love to see that on DVD. I have heard nothing but great things about that documentary. I have dying to see it and I can't find it anywhere to rent or anything!
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#11 of 21 OFFLINE   ReggieW

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Posted April 20 2008 - 08:50 AM

Let us hope.

I frankly couldn't see an MGM anniversary next year without the Harlow, Tracy, more silents, Turner, Gable vol-2 & Garbo vol-2 sets - the first three being long overdue imho. IF WHV does indeed celebrate MGM next year, this probably makes it unlikely that'll we'll see the key MGM catalog titles in 2008, so that's kind of a bummer.
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Posted April 20 2008 - 10:07 AM

Who controls what regarding the Warner and MGM catalogs released on DVD? What years are controlled by which company for video?

#13 of 21 OFFLINE   Edward Weinman

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Posted April 20 2008 - 10:24 AM

Perhaps, with "Gigi" and "An American In Paris" coming on Blu-ray (towards the end of 2008)...it would be wonderful to see any and all WB/MGM/RKO (etc.) in that format (perhaps as part of MGM's anniversary?). The better the greats can be seen and heard...I'm all for it!

#14 of 21 OFFLINE   BethHarrison

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Posted April 20 2008 - 11:11 AM

Warner have said we will be seeing some MGM and RKO on DVD this year. Though which titles we shall see is obviously yet to be determined.

They don't need an anniversary to release it when it is ready!!! Though When the Lion Roars would be nice.

#15 of 21 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted April 20 2008 - 12:47 PM

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Who controls what regarding the Warner and MGM catalogs released on DVD? What years are controlled by which company for video?

Warner owns the complete pre 1986 MGM library with the exception of some UA films such as the Bond films and the Pink Panther films which were not sold to Ted Turner.

When Warner bought Turner Broadcasting they also re-acquired most if not all of their own library from pre-1948 that they had sold off. Warner also owns the majority of the RKO library, the Hanna Barbara library, Most of Lorimar's television and film holdings, Most of the pre-1991 Morgan Creek Productions library, The 1978-1981 Orion Pictures library, Castle Rock Entertainment films made after Turner acquired Castle Rock, and the 1933-1957 Popeye theatrical animated shorts produced by Paramount.

Warner has by far the largest film library of any Hollywood studio.

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Posted April 20 2008 - 11:58 PM

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Warner owns the complete pre 1986 MGM library with the exception of some UA films such as the Bond films and the Pink Panther films which were not sold to Ted Turner.



All the UA properties were retained by MGM not just "some" such as the Bond and Pink Panther titles.


Raging Bull, Paths of Glory, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, The Leone/Eastwood Dollars trilogy, The Big Country, Red River, Rocky, Carrie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers '78, Manchurian Candidate, etc, etc, etc. are just a few examples of UA titles presently controlled by MGM.


I'm not aware of any UA properties that Warner acquired.
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Posted April 21 2008 - 05:43 AM

BethHarrison said above:
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Warner have said we will be seeing some MGM and RKO on DVD this year. Though which titles we shall see is obviously yet to be determined.

Mr. Hunt posted this some time ago as post 172 in the Warner Speculation thread:

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The 50 mentioned were JUST Warner titles. George Feltenstein tells me that there are dozens and dozens more coming from the MGM, RKO, Allied and other libraries Warner controls, IN ADDITION to the 50 Warner titles.

At this point (mid April) with announcements having been made for releases through the June/July timeframe it would appear that unless releases are going to be backloaded this year (quite possible) that some of these releases have been pushed back into future years. I suppose the next Noir volume (still hasn't been announced) could include some of these RKO/Monogram titles but that would still be a far cry from "dozens and dozens" to be released in 2008.

Can't really complain though as my pocketbook appreciates this breather.


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#18 of 21 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted April 21 2008 - 08:34 AM

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All the UA properties were retained by MGM not just "some" such as the Bond and Pink Panther titles.


Raging Bull, Paths of Glory, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, The Leone/Eastwood Dollars trilogy, The Big Country, Red River, Rocky, Carrie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers '78, Manchurian Candidate, etc, etc, etc. are just a few examples of UA titles presently controlled by MGM.


I'm not aware of any UA properties that Warner acquired.


You maybe right. I was under the impression that Warner owned some of the old UA catalog, but that may only be the titles that Warner released through a deal with Castle Hill Productions.

Considering that UA owned very few of the films that they released, because of the nature of the way that UA was run, the UA library is actually not very large. Most of their films were actually owned by the producers of those films. IE The Broccoli family owns the Bond films, and the Mirisch Corporation owned the Pink Panther movies. MGM/Sony bought all but one of the Panther films when Mirisch went under, but only has a distribution deal for the Bond films.

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Posted April 22 2008 - 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Corey
They could also do:

-Maisie
-Dr. Kildare
-Judy Garland Vol. 2 (only 4 titles left).
-Garbo Vol. 2
-Hedy Lamarr
-Trader Horn
-Min & Bill
-Robert Taylor
-The Citadel
-Classic Musicals
-Esther Williams Vol. 2
-Jane Powell
-June Allyson
-Liz Taylor Vol. 2
-Greer Garson
-Norma Shearer Posted Image
-Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy
-MGM Silents
-The Cat and the Fiddle
-Ah Wilderness
-Viva Zapata
-A Guy Named Joe

Robert Taylor!!!!!!!
I looked at his filmography and there is many goodies

The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Personal Property (1937)
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Escape (1940)
When Ladies Meet (1941)
Johnny Eager (1942)
Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

Greta Garbo vol.2 is much welcomed to my home

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Posted April 22 2008 - 09:49 AM

"Considering that UA owned very few of the films that they released, because of the nature of the way that UA was run, the UA library is actually not very large. Most of their films were actually owned by the producers of those films. IE The Broccoli family owns the Bond films, and the Mirisch Corporation owned the Pink Panther movies. MGM/Sony bought all but one of the Panther films when Mirisch went under, but only has a distribution deal for the Bond films".

This is not quite right, UA does own a lot of the movies it made (distributed), mostly from the early 1950's on (although they do own some earlier films). They own various rights to about 1000 films (not including tv series). United Artists always owned an interest in the Pink Panther movies and they have joint ownership of the James Bond films with the Broccoli family. United Artists also has theatrical rights to the sole Pink Panther film that it does not have video rights too.You are right as initially it was set-up a a distribution company. The reason why the film library is not in optimum shape has to do with the company not having a permanent studio facility in which to store films like the other major studios had, so there are film elements all over the world. Also although Sony is an investor they really are not too involved with the day to day operations and they are not the sole owner of the company, it is a group of companies that own the company (Sony really has a minor share).


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