Are you guys following this still? As more and more titles come out (wbshop is showing 1135 titles now), my interest grows from zero to mild to fairly piqued. First of all, a couple of titles that I like are already out of print and sadly I did not buy them. The excellent 1983 TV movie Special Bulletin
went OOP only a year after release, but fortunately I have a VHS. And the 1985 Phoebe Cates TV movie Lace II
went OOP only after a few months. Anyone know why Warner pulled them? So far I have only bought one Warner Archive DVD, the 1988 TV movie Jack the Ripper
, and the picture and sound quality are actually pretty good, decidedly better than the UK Region-2 DVD by Anchor Bay/Fremantle. Also, I noticed a lot of titles have been given new and more attractive cover designs, but the content should be the same, right? Also, anyone knows the specs of those Windows media download versions? It saddens me that A-films like Gaslight
and Unsinkable Molly Brown
are now relegated to the Archive series. It is also DISTURBING, as pointed out already, that Warner is charging $20 each for these low budget items. With Criterion Eclipse, another "tier 2" line of DVDs, I pay $50-60 for 5-6 pressed discs which comes to only about $10 per disc. I would have bought Stranger on the Third Floor
if it weren't for the high price. A new region-2 DVD from Odeon Entertainment came out recently and this review
says it is from the same source as the Warner Archive edition, but it is much cheaper - only 5 pounds at Amazon UK, so I considering getting it.