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WHV Press Release: TCM Greatest Classics Films Collection: Wave 6 (War and Westerns)

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#1 of 6 Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 26 2010 - 09:03 AM

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MAY 4, 2010  

BurbankCalif.January 26, 2010 – Continuing to provide fans the classics they love, Warner Home Video (WHV) and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will release two four-title sets from the TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection on May 4, 2010. Since February 2009, 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 latest installment consists of 1) TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: War  Battle of the Bulge, The Dawn Patrol, Gunga Din and Operation Pacific; 2) TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Westerns  Chisum, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, The Stalking Moon, Ride The High Country. Each collection is affordably priced at $27.92 SRP. Orders are due March 30, 2010.

The eight films above showcase the talents of Hollywood icons such as John Wayne, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, James Coburn, Bob Dylan, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Fontaine, Robert Forster, Mariette Hartley, Kris Kristofferson, David Niven, Gregory Peck, Slim Pickens, Jason Robards, Eva Marie Saint, Randolph Scott, Robert Shaw, Forest Tucker, and more. 

The TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection builds on the success of previous joint initiatives between Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video, including the TCMArchives series 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 programming of some of the films, 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.

*©Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®


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



WAVE FIVE -- Release Date: February 2, 2010

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Romance

  • Splendor in the Grass
  • Love in the Afternoon
  • Mogambo
  • Now Voyager


TCM Greatest Classic Films: Sci-Fi Adventures

  • Them!
  • The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
  • World Without End
  • Satellite in the Sky

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Marx Brothers

  • A Day at the Races
  • A Night in Casablanca
  • Room Service
  • At the Circus



WAVE SIX-- Release Date: May 4, 2010

TCM Greatest Classic Films: War

  • Battle of the Bulge
  • The Dawn Patrol
  • Gunga Din
  • Operation Pacific


TCM Greatest Classic Films: Westerns

  • Chisum
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • The Stalking Moon
  • Ride The High Country


With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network celebrating 15 years of presenting great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film library in the world.  Currently seen in more than 80 million homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests.  As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer Under the Stars.  TCM also produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, along with hosting a wealth of materials at its Web site, http://WBHEG.pr-opto...4x72899x-197567" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(42, 93, 176); " href="http://WBHEG.pr-optout.com/Url.aspx?522674x72899x-197567">www.tcm.com.  TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

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#2 of 6 Simon Howson

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Posted January 26 2010 - 11:14 AM

More hilarious reissues from Warner.

#3 of 6 Paul Penna

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Posted January 26 2010 - 11:37 AM

Originally Posted by Simon Howson View Post

More hilarious reissues from Warner.
If they sell well - which they must since they keep doing it - I can guess what they'll be on the way to while they're laughing.

#4 of 6 mdnitoil


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Posted January 26 2010 - 11:52 AM

Hell, they could be reissuing them on burnt discs at premium prices.  It's nice to see that they're still in the pressed disc business. </end sarcasm>

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Posted January 26 2010 - 01:56 PM

Actually the Sci-fi collection looks good...I never got around to getting Them so to have the other three which I wouldn't buy solo versions of is a good deal. The other collections look rather like they tossed some titles into a hat and whatever they picked out they slapped together.

#6 of 6 mdnitoil


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Posted January 27 2010 - 12:36 AM

They're really not bad deals and sometimes there are minor improvements.  For example, that Battlefield Asia set claims that Green Berets occupies side 2 of disc 2.  If that is the case, it's already an improvement over the old SD release which is a flipper.  It also claims to be anamorphic but I haven't seen any verification.