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#3961 of 4949 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted April 06 2013 - 12:37 PM

For those interested, Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 6 is pressed.



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Posted April 08 2013 - 08:33 PM

April 9 releases now previewing on Youtube...

  • The Bowery Boys Collection V2
  • KID MILLIONS
  • WHOOPEE!


#3963 of 4949 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted April 08 2013 - 08:51 PM

Hooo boy!  Samuel Goldwyn films have officially been introduced to the WAC!.  I was worried these titles were going to get overlooked after this much time--about 1 year since the deal was announced.  These Eddie Cantors have been in high demand since MGM plugged them in an expensive mega-set with no option of

 

I'd also hazard a guess that the Samuel Goldwyn titles might go OOP in a few years hence if WB allows their Samuel Goldwyn license to expire, so those interested might not want to wait too long.

 

Bowery Boys Vol. 2 is right on schedule.  I wonder which titles made it into this volume (outside of Meets the Monsters)...

 

Edit: Found the list.  Includes: Spook Busters (1946) Hard Boiled Mahoney (1947) Bowery Buckaroos (1947) Smuggler’s Cove (1948) Ghost Chasers (1951) Let’s Go Navy! (1951) Hold That Line (1952) Loose in London (1953) Clipped Wings (1953) Private Eyes (1953) The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) High Society (1955)

 

Also, it looks like the WAC is starting to advertise pressed disc runs in their press releases, with the description "...initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand!."  Needless to say BB Vol 2 will be pressed.


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  THE BOWERY BOYS COLLECTION, VOLUME TWO (1946-55): Slip, Sach and the rest of the crew are back for another heaping selection of hilarity that delivers up a full decade of Bowery brou-ha-has. Charter the Boys’ course from their crime and Saturday-serial flavored comedy beginnings alongside fellow Dead Enders Bobby Jordan and Gabe Dell to full on Stoogian slapstick insanity, as Horace Debussy Jones, Jr. starts to take center stage. Contains some of the Boys’ most beloved outings including Spook Busters, Private Eyes and perhaps their most famous outing, The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters. These films have been remastered from the best available 35mm film elements. Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand.  
     
  Includes: Spook Busters (1946) Hard Boiled Mahoney (1947) Bowery Buckaroos (1947) Smuggler’s Cove (1948) Ghost Chasers (1951) Let’s Go Navy! (1951) Hold That Line (1952) Loose in London (1953) Clipped Wings (1953) Private Eyes (1953) The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) High Society (1955)  
     
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  Eddie Cantor: Ol’ Banjo Eyes  
     
  Eddie Cantor, “the apostle of pep,” was an original king of all media, vaulting from vaudeville to Broadway, Hollywood, the radio airwaves and even TV. These two films, early gems from the illustrious Samuel Goldwyn library, are prime examples of the singing and dancing stage persona that made Eddie Cantor a household word.  
     
  WHOOPEE (1930) This two-strip Technicolor musical comedy, adapted from Cantor’s smash Broadway show, delivered hit songs like “Makin’ Whoopee” and “My Baby Just Cares for Me” along with the dance number debut of a young choreographer by the name of Busby Berkeley — whose signature powers are on full display. Cantor plays a neuroses-laden hypochondriac (decades before Woodrow Allen) who becomes an accidental matchmaker when he offers a ride to a runaway bride way out West. Cantor becomes an unwilling Mercutio between the bride’s warring suitors — Sheriff Bob Wells and local tribesman Wanenis.  
     
  KID MILLIONS (1934) Cantor depicts a simple Brooklyn boy who finds himself on a collision course with charlatans, connivers, sheiks, and she-devils on the way to inherit a fortune in Egypt. Ann Sothern, Ethel Merman, George Murphy, Paul Harvey and Edgar Kennedy all lend their talents to the to-do, which climaxes with a truly sweet three-strip Technicolor dream of a finish.  
     
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  STONED BROS. (2009) Australia‘s answer to Harold and Kumar, Stoned Bros. is a pot-fueled road-trip that gives Cheech and Chong a run for their stash. Sick of the city life and their dead-end jobs, Charlie and his up-tight cousin Eddie decide it’s time to reconnect with their homegrown roots. Taking off in a beat-up Ford they spark it up on a spiritual journey across the Australian Outback to find and return a sacred stone, which Charlie lost in a blaze of confusion. To succeed they will have to survive encounters with a demonically possessed dog, a depressed drag queen, a jilted ex-lover, a soul-searching cop, and a deadly spider that’s come along for the ride. When the smoke finally clears, you’ve had a blast!  
     
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Posted April 09 2013 - 02:36 AM

Edit: Found the list.  Includes: Spook Busters (1946) Hard Boiled Mahoney (1947) Bowery Buckaroos (1947) Smuggler’s Cove (1948) Ghost Chasers (1951) Let’s Go Navy! (1951) Hold That Line (1952) Loose in London (1953) Clipped Wings (1953) Private Eyes (1953) The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) High Society (1955)

 

Anybody keeping a list of films skipped so far?



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Posted April 09 2013 - 03:47 AM

Anybody keeping a list of films skipped so far?

 

The Bowery Boys titles in Bold have been released by Warner Archive.

 

 

1946 Live Wires

1946 In Fast Company

1946 Bowery Bombshell

1946 Spook Busters

1946 Mr. Hex

1947 Hard Boiled Mahoney

1947 News Hounds

1947 Bowery Buckaroos

1948 Angels' Alley

1948 Jinx Money

1948 Smugglers' Cove

1948 Trouble Makers

1949 Fighting Fools

1949 Hold That Baby!

1949 Angels in Disguise

1949 Master Minds

1950 Blonde Dynamite

1950 Lucky Losers

1950 Triple Trouble

1950 Blues Busters

1951 Bowery Battalion

1951 Ghost Chasers

1951 Let's Go Navy!

1951 Crazy Over Horses

1952 Hold That Line

1952 Here Come the Marines

1952 Feudin' Fools

1952 No Holds Barred

1953 Jalopy

1953 Loose in London

1953 Clipped Wings

1953 Private Eyes

1954 Paris Playboys

1954 The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters

1954 Jungle Gents

1955 Bowery to Bagdad

1955 High Society

1955 Spy Chasers

1955 Jail Busters

1956 Dig That Uranium

1956 Crashing Las Vegas

1956 Fighting Trouble

1956 Hot Shots

1957 Hold That Hypnotist

1957 Spook Chasers

1957 Looking for Danger

1957 Up in Smoke

1958 In the Money


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Posted April 09 2013 - 07:53 AM

Quote from the 4/9 Press Release: "These films have been remastered from the best available 35mm film elements. Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand."

 

Wow!  After all that grumbling about people even asking if a release was pressed or burned, and after obtaining the deletion of the HTF Warner Archive pressed vs. burned thread, WA actually comes out and finally states in the official press release that a title is going to be pressed and not burned.  Cheers for their increased communication!



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Posted April 11 2013 - 07:19 AM

Forbidden Hollywood 7 is up for preorder with a 4/30/13 release date.  Titles:

 

The Hatchet Man

Skyscraper Souls

Employees Entrance

Ex-Lady


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#3969 of 4949 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted April 11 2013 - 10:25 AM

Excellent news, most of these are highly sought after precoders.

 

Also on preorder are a triple feature of the "Fast..." mystery series (Fast Company, Fast and Loose, Fast and Furious) featuring the fictional married book salespersons Joel and Garda Sloane.  It's being released alongside the Nick Carter Triple feature on 4/16



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Posted April 12 2013 - 07:49 AM

Forbidden Hollywood 7 is up for preorder with a 4/30/13 release date.  Titles:

 

The Hatchet Man

Skyscraper Souls

Employees Entrance

Ex-Lady

 

A must buy for the Warren William titles alone.



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Posted April 12 2013 - 09:04 AM

I watched the exclusive MU release of Lubitsch's The Merry Widow, and can happily say that the video and audio quality is outstanding.  It's amazing that it took this long to get released, but the wait was certainly worth it to see it look this good.



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Posted April 15 2013 - 05:31 AM

still hoping for the naked and the dead.



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Posted April 17 2013 - 11:43 AM

still hoping for the naked and the dead.

 

About a month ago someone asked about this title on their facebook page and their reply was that they haven't started work on it yet. So it sounds like they plan to release it eventually but it needs some work so it may be a little while yet.


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Posted April 17 2013 - 01:43 PM

i believe warner also holds the right to target zero with charles bronson. i would also love to see men of the fighting lady.



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Posted April 20 2013 - 03:15 AM

 
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Cleopatra Jones (1973)
 
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Best of 77 Sunset Strip (1959-1964)
 
Best of 77 Sunset Strip (1959-1964) Seldom seen since its hit run on network TV, this stylish and snappy private detective show is as infectious as its super-cool opening theme. Ex-agents turned gumshoes Stuart Bailey (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) and Jeff Spencer (Roger Smith) travel the globe to solve murders, foil drug rings and aid an endless parade of the most beautiful women with the help of their jive-talking buddy, Kookie (Edward Byrnes).
 
 
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A Caribbean Mystery (1983) First lady of the 20th Century stage Helen Hayes takes a turn as the meddling mystery-solving spinster Miss Marple in this adaptation of the beloved Agatha Christie classic. Major Palgrave, an idiosyncratic but charming mystery writer, reveals to Miss Marple that one of the guests at a luxurious Caribbean resort they’re staying at is a murderer. But the Major is killed before revealing the killer’s identity, and it's up to Miss Marple to uncover it since more murders are apt to follow.
 
The Invisible Boy (1957)
 
The Invisible Boy (1957) Forbidden Planet’s Robby the Robot time travels from the 23rd century to the 20th in order to team up with a cybernetically precocious ten-year-old in this oft’ neglected but thoroughly charming SF-Boy’s Adventure-cum-Cold War paranoia piece. When superscience whiz Dr. Tom Merrinoe (Philip Abbott) mysteriously supercharges 10 year-old Timmie’s IQ with his sentient supercomputer, the kid repairs the time-tossed robot and embarks on a series of adventures before the film takes a sudden dark turn…
 
Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
 
Our Dancing Daughters (1928) Powered by a zillion watts of sexual energy, Joan Crawford strips to her teddy and tears into a Charleston, quickly becoming the very icon of Jazz Age “Flaming Youth.” Crawford became a star in this milestone silent about a good girl who hides her heart behind a party-girl mask and loses the man she loves to a gold digger.
 
   
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36 Hours (1965)
 
36 Hours (1965) James Garner stars as an American Army Intelligence officer who awakens in 1950 with acute amnesia. The last thing Pike can remember is D-Day preparations in 1940. With his beautiful wife Anna (Eva Marie Saint) by his side, he tries to recover his memories. But things are not always what they seem, as Anna may not be his wife and it might not even be 1950…
 
The Deadly Trap (1972)
 
The Deadly Trap (1972) Rene Clement directs this neo-Hitchcockian thriller that sees a loving wife discover the true nature of her husband’s profession after their children are abducted. With Frank Langella and Faye Dunaway.
 
Horror Of Dracula (1958)
 
Horror Of Dracula (1958) In this scarlet and ebon tinged full color adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Christopher Lee begins his iconic run as the Prince of Darkness alongside fellow Hammer-mate Peter Cushing, fresh from their pairing in the film that helped launch the Hammer horror craze, The Curse of Frankenstein.
 
 
Midnight Mary (1933)
 
Midnight Mary (1933) William Wellman directs Loretta Young in this gangster melodrama that unflinchingly reveals what makes a good girl go bad.
 
The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
 
The Ultimate Warrior (1975) Forget about Mad Max — this Sci Fi actioner has Yul Brynner facing down cannibal savages in post-apocalypse NYC alongside Max von Sydow. From the director of Enter the Dragon.
 
Wild Boys Of The Road (1933)
 
Wild Boys Of The Road (1933) Earnest, socially conscious road drama directed by William Wellman centers on two California teenagers who find their comfortable lives thrown into turmoil during the Great Depression.
 
   
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Executive Action (1973) The Great Santini (1979) The In-Laws (1979) A Little Romance (1979)
   
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Posted April 20 2013 - 01:19 PM

Quote from the 4/9 Press Release: "These films have been remastered from the best available 35mm film elements. Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand."
 
Wow!  After all that grumbling about people even asking if a release was pressed or burned, and after obtaining the deletion of the HTF Warner Archive pressed vs. burned thread, WA actually comes out and finally states in the official press release that a title is going to be pressed and not burned.  Cheers for their increased communication!



Could this be a response to a demand for pressed? Or it is economically more advantageous (more sales or cost effective) for them to delve into more pressed product -- at least for these multi-disc sets. Us 'duly condemned Naysayers' may be deserving of a little less scorn...

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Posted April 20 2013 - 04:34 PM

I just signed up for the two-week free trial. Streamed an episode of "Jericho" (definitely not HD, looks like mastered from low-definition video masters) and the first half hour of the HD "The Horror of Dracula," which looks very good indeed. I have most of these on DVD already and the quality of streaming doesn't match DVD (even at the promised 1080p of the HD titles), but then I've never seen a streaming signal that did. Given that, looks good and it's a very enticing line-up.


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Posted April 22 2013 - 06:26 AM

They have been releasing Pressed discs for any TV show or DVD set that they believe will be a bigger seller because it is cheaper to do a big batch of pressed discs compared to creating them one at a time as long as the title is a big seller for them. They have been doing this since the summer of 2012.

 

Could this be a response to a demand for pressed? Or it is economically more advantageous (more sales or cost effective) for them to delve into more pressed product -- at least for these multi-disc sets. Us 'duly condemned Naysayers' may be deserving of a little less scorn...


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Posted April 23 2013 - 02:15 AM

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THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (1944) Jean Negulesco began his remarkable run of classic noirs by knocking it out of the park with this winning adaptation of a novel by nightmaster Eric Ambler. Also making his debut is Zachary Scott as the titular criminal Dimitrios. But it’s Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet, here in the middle of their remarkable pairings (The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, Background to Danger, Passage to Marseilles, The Conspirators, Three Strangers, and The Verdict) who send this Citizen Kane of criminal portraits into the cinematic stratosphere. Lorre, in one of his rare turns as lead, clearly delights in the role, revealing his penchant for mordant comedy and dry delivery. And Greenstreet gives added depth to his traditional malignant mastermind character as this film’s heavy’s heart proves stronger than his head. Faye Emerson, as the gal done wrong, proves an apt match. This long awaited DVD release is Newly Remastered.
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THE FALL GUY (1947) Noir scribe supreme Cornell Woolrich’s short story “Cocaine” provides the basis for this crime thriller starring Leo Penn and Robert Armstrong. Penn plays Tom Cochrane, a traumatized WWII vet who comes to after a night of one too many, with blood on his hands and fragmented memories of a young blonde’s murder. After skipping out of the drunk tank, the now-fugitive Tom turns to his brother-in-law cop to find out if Tom’s really a liquored up ladykiller or doped up patsy who’s been fitted for the frame. Also stars noir mainstay Elisha Cook, Jr, and Teala Loring. Directed by Reginald Le Borg, with Walter Mirisch producing. Newly Remastered
A DANGEROUS PROFESSION (1949) George Raft stars in this cracker of a crime picture that takes place in the rarified world of bail bondsmen. Under the narration of police detective Nick Ferrone (the great Jim Backus), the viewer is introduced to ex-cop cum bail bond broker Vince Kane (Raft) and his partner Joe Farley (Pat O’Brien in prime “Wise up, ya dope” mode). In short order there’s a cop killed, an ex-flame, a patsy, and Vince on the hook for 9 Gs. With his partner pressuring him to drop the case, Kane is under the gun to unravel a net of graft, robbery and murder to order to get at the truth. Even if it costs him a crack at the dame that got away (Ella Raines). Directed by Ted Tetzlaff. Newly Remastered
DUFFY OF SAN QUENTIN (1954) Warner Bros. eschews traditional hagiographic biopic tendencies to stay true to its ripped from the headlines social reform roots for this powerful prison flick. Culled from the literary works of real-life San Quentin Warden Quentin T. Duffy, the film moves the spotlight from warden reformer to inmate Edward “Romeo” Harper, his sometimes ally, sometimes enemy. As the inmate tries to adjust to life inside a changing prison — including the arrival of a female nurse (Joanne Dru) — he begins to get a handle on his demons. Just then, the prosecutor (George Macready) responsible for his institutional hell gets sentenced to the same prison…Also stars Maureen O’Sullivan as Mrs. Duffy. Directed by Walter Doniger. Newly Remastered
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LOOPHOLE (1954) Allied Artists gets an “A” for this prime piece of “innocent man” noir. Barry Sullivan plays a bank teller whose life gets up-ended thanks to a daring robbery by a little man with a big plan. Noir pit-bull Charles McGraw plays the insurance agent who Javerts the accused teller’s every Les Misérables step, nearly stealing the picture, while Sullivan’s Mike Donovan is busy trying to solve the crime. Dorothy Malone plays Mike’s stand-by-your-man spouse, character great Don Beddoe plays the man behind the frame and Mary Beth Hughes is the deadly dame behind it all. Directed by Harold D. Schuster. Newly Remastered
FBI CODE 98 (1963) A pre-cursor of sorts to The FBI (even co-starring future Erskine agent William Reynolds), FBI Code 98 equally mixes domestic drama and police procedural as a trio of top-flight aerospace computer magnates find themselves sharing a flight with a bomb booby-trapped suitcase. While the feds move with scientific precision through the clues, the trio of millionaire industrialists sift through their lives, loves, infidelities and lies to try to discover which of them may be responsible for the attempt. Taut and fast paced, while taking time for a languid inspection of the lurid, FBI Code 98 plays as if Agent Erskine were thrown into the world of Sterling, Cooper, Draper and Pryce. Joining Reynolds on the fed side is Philip Carey as the AIC, while Maverick’s Jack Kelly, Ray Danton, and Andrew Duggan play the high-flying computermen. Also stars Jack Cassidy, Vaughn Taylor, and Peggy McCay. Newly Remastered
Out of the Jungle With Bomba
BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY, VOLUME ONE (1949-51) Monogram pictures made an inspired choice when it opted to adapt the Stratemeyer Syndicate’s (Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and Tom Swift) series of books with Bomba the Jungle Boy and paired it up with Tarzan’s own now grown “Boy”, Johnny Sheffield. Under the leadership of newbie producer Walter Mirisch, the series skillfully blends stock photography, imaginative scripts and teen romance to deliver A-list fun on a B-list budget proving to be a smash hit for the studio. Fellow former child-star Peggy Ann Garner provides for Bomba’s jungle distraction in the inaugural installment, while other guests of note to be found in the first six films in the series include Allene Roberts, Donald Woods, Paul Guilfoyle, Sue England, Woody Strode, and Donna Martell. Silent-to-TV-era journeyman Ford Beebe directs all six.
Set includes: Bomba, The Jungle Boy (1949), Bomba on Panther Island (1949), The Lost Volcano (1950), Bomba and the Hidden City (1950), The Lion Hunters (1951), Elephant Stampede (1951) These films have been remastered from the best available 35mm film elements.
BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY, VOLUME ONE (1949-51)
Out of the Past With Hanna-Barbera
THE ROMAN HOLIDAYS, THE COMPLETE SERIES (1972) Somewhere between the pre-hysterical Hanna Barbera’s Stone Age of The Flintstones and the fantastic future of The Jetsons lie The Roman Holidays, tackling family life circa AD 63. Augustus “Gus” Holiday (Dave Willock) is the man of the clan, lovely and level-headed spouse Laurie (Shirley Mitchell) keeps things on an even keel while teen-age trouble maker Happius (Stanley Livingston) and child prodigy Precocia (Pamelyn Ferdin) threaten to break the Pax Familia. Housed at the humble Venus de Milo Arms, the Holidays face constant threats from their aptly named landlord Mr. Evictus (Dom DeLuise, in his toon debut) while Gus gets equally harried by his boss, Mr. Tycoonius (Hal Smith) at the Forum Construction Company. It’s a good thing he gets to come home to a Roman’s best friend — his pet lion, Brutus (Daws Butler)! So hop aboard your chariot — it’s time to pay a visit to The Roman Holidays! 2-Disc, 13-Episode Collection
THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (1944)
THE FALL GUY (1947)
A DANGEROUS PROFESSION (1949)
LOOPHOLE (1954)
FBI CODE 98 (1963)
BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY, VOLUME ONE (1949-51)
THE ROMAN HOLIDAYS, THE COMPLETE SERIES (1972)
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#3980 of 4949 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted April 23 2013 - 02:36 AM

Besides the Mask of Dimitrios which I always loved, there are a couple of other noir titles I don't remember ever seeing that I will buy eventually down the road.


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