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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 06 2009 - 05:46 AM





Burbank, Calif., July 6, 2009 – The last wave of timeless treasures will be released this fall as Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies introduce the final four four-title sets from the TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection on November 3, 2009. Starting this past February, the collections have been made available in separate waves and promoted throughout the year on TCM. (A complete listing of all collections is included below.)


This last and final installment consists of 1) TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Holiday A Christmas Carol, Christmas in Connecticut, The Shop Around the Corner and It Happened on 5th Avenue; 2) TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy  Arsenic and Old Lace, A Night at the Opera, The Long, Long Trailer andFather of the Bride; 3) TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Family  National Velvet, Lassie Come Home, Flipper and The Incredible Mr. Limpet, and 4) TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Hitchcock Thrillers – Suspicion, Strangers on a Train, I Confess, and The Wrong Man. Each collection is affordably priced at $27.92 SRP.


The 16 films above showcase the talents of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, The Marx Brothers, Don Knotts, Roddy MacDowall, Montgomery Clift, Henry Fonda and more.


TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection stands as the largest-ever partnership between Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies. The initiative combines the strengths of the companies in serving both serious film buffs and a new generation of movie lovers. The TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection builds on the success of previous joint initiatives between Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video, including the TCM Archivesseries and the TCM Spotlight series.


Warner Home Video, which owns the world’s largest film library, has more Best Picture Oscar® wins (22) than any other studio and its films have garnered more than 300 Academy Awards®.


Turner Classic Movies is currently seen in more than 80 million homes and will support Warner Home Video and the new collection with extensive marketing. TCM’s marketing plan includes print ads in TCM’s popular Now Playing guide, banners on tcm.com, and on-air mentions by the network’s renowned primetime host, Robert Osborne.



WAVE ONE -- Release Date: February 3, 2009

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Romantic Dramas

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • East of Eden


TCM Greatest Classic Films: Best Picture Winners

  • Casablanca
  • An American in Paris
  • Gigi
  • Mrs. Miniver


TCM Greatest Classic Films: Romantic Comedies

  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Adam’s Rib
  • Woman of the Year


WAVE TWO -- Release Date: May 5, 2009

TCM Greatest Classic Films: American Musicals

  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Easter Parade
  • The Band Wagon
  • Meet Me in St. Louis


TCM Greatest Classic Films: Broadway Musicals

  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Annie Get Your Gun
  • Show Boat (1951)
  • Kiss Me Kate


TCM Greatest Classic Films: Western Adventures

  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • The Train Robbers
  • The Wild Bunch
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller


TCM Greatest Classic Films: John Wayne Westerns

  • The Searchers
  • Fort Apache
  • Rio Bravo
  • The Cowboys

TCM Greatest Classic Films: WWII Battlefront Europe

  • Kelly’s Heroes
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • Where Eagles Dare
  • Battleground


TCM Greatest Classic Films: War - Battlefront Asia

  • The Green Berets
  • Destination Tokyo
  • Bataan
  • Back to Bataan




WAVE THREE -- Release Date: September 1, 2009

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Murder Mysteries

  • The Big Sleep
  • Dial M For Murder
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Horror

  • Freaks
  • House of Wax
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931)

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Sci-Fi

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Forbidden Planet
  • Soylent Green
  • The Time Machine (1960)




WAVE FOUR -- Release Date: November 3, 2009

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Holiday

  • A Christmas Carol
  • Christmas in Connecticu
  • It Happened on 5th Avenue
  • The Shop Around the Corner


TCM Greatest Classic Films: Comedy

  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • A Night at the Opera
  • The Long, Long Trailer
  • Father of the Bride


TCM Greatest Classic Films: Family

  • National Velvet
  • Lassie Come Home
  • Flipper
  • The Incredible Mr. Limpet


TCM Greatest Classic Films: Hitchcock Thrillers

  • Suspicion
  • Strangers on a Train
  • I Confess
  • The Wrong Man




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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Richard M S

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Posted July 06 2009 - 06:30 AM

Well I guess TCM Greatest Classic Films: Comedy answers the question posed in another thread about why Father of The Bride went out of print.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti



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Posted July 06 2009 - 10:18 PM

how are these packaged??

will arsenic & fotb be released in keepcases?

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Tim Tucker

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Posted July 07 2009 - 02:14 AM

From what I've seen, these are two flipper discs in a keepcase with a cardboard O-ring slipcover.  In other words, minimal utilitarian packaging.
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