Great (and long awaited) news. Thanks, WHV!
On another forum, someone posted these comments from Mr. Feltenstein:
During an interview the Bloodshot_Eye blogger on December 12 2009 George Feltenstein, head of Warner Home Video made the following comment.
Feltenstein: We have 6,800 feature
films, from Warner Bros., and RKO, and all the MGM films released through May 22, 1986. Also, Lorimar, Allied Artists, Monogram, lots of tributary companies. We have the last 11 Chan (Charlie Chan) films (from Monogram Pictures), and we are in the midst of restoring them from nitrate, and the first group will be out in stores next year.
This would support the notion that volume 2 is in the works.
I am particularly excited that Chinese Ring is part of this set...collector copies of this title are rough.
Truth be told, the Winters films are not bad compared to THE TRAP which is (in my opinion) good for camp value only. Dark Alibi is a well done programmer.
If Winters' Golden Eye and Docks of New Orleans get the nod for Vol 2 I think fans unfamiliar with his work will be pleasently surprised - they're fairly strong films. Docks in particular is perhaps one of the best of the entire Monogram series.