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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 14 2010 - 01:24 AM

THE BARON IS BACK!


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TCM SPOTLIGHT:

ERROL FLYNN ADVENTURES

 

RESTORED AND REMASTERED ERROL FLYNN CLASSICS NEW TO DVD AUGUST 3

 

Desperate Journey  ∙  Northern Pursuit  ∙  Edge of Darkness Uncertain Glory  ∙  Objective , Burma!

 

Burbank, Calif., April 14, 2010 – WHV is giving fans the opportunity to experience the man Entertainment Weekly named one of the “100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time” in an adrenaline charged collection of films starring the unforgettable legend, Errol Flynn. Each film* will make its restored and remastered debut on DVD for the first time on August 3, 2010 in Turner Classic Movies Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures. Presented by Warner Home Video (WHV), the 5-disc set will include an arsenal of powerful films that celebrate the charismatic and legendary hero who became known to many as “The Baron.” Each disc boasts an impressive array of bonus content and rare footage, some never before available on DVD. The collection includes: Desperate Journey, also starring Ronald Reagan, Northern PursuitEdge of Darkness, Uncertain Glory, and Objective, Burma(SRP $49.92).  

 

One of the greatest movie swashbucklers of the early sound period, Flynn was chosen by Empire Magazine as one of the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History” in 1995 (issue #86). His debonair attitude and notorious off-screen life continues to make him one of the most compelling actors in Hollywood history. With a combination of natural athleticism and magnetic good looks, Flynn became one of the most popular and highly paid stars of the 1930s and 1940s, and his films continue to be sought after by fans around the world.

 

ERROL FLYNN ADVENTURES MARKETING SUPPORT


This new Errol Flynn collection will be supported extensively by TCM  promotional efforts, including films from the collection airing on TCM; on-air spots; mentions by TCM host Robert Osborne; online banners; splash pages; e-newsletter promotion; Facebook and Twitter messaging; search engine marketing; and an ad in the August issue of TCM’s Now Playing guide.

 

ABOUT THE FILMS

 

Desperate Journey (1942)

American pilots stranded in Germany during World War II fight their way to freedom. Also stars Ronald Reagan as Flying Officer Johnny Hammond. Directed by Raoul Walsh.

 

Special Features:

Warner Night at the Movies 1942 Short Subjects Gallery:

1.Vintage Newsreel

2.OscarÒ-Nominated** Patriotic Short: The Tanks Are Coming

3.Musical Shorts: Borrah Minnevitch and His Harmonica School and The United States Army Air Force Band

4.Classic Cartoon: The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall

5.Trailers of Desperate Journey and 1942’s Murder in the Big House

 

Running Time:             107 minutes (film only)

Rating:                         NR

Film Specs:                  B&W, Standard

Language:                   English Mono

Subtitles:                      English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled)

 

Northern Pursuit (1943)

Icebound wilds and ice-blooded Nazis! Canadian officer Flynn infiltrates a cadre of Nazi saboteurs, pretending to guide them toward their destination while unraveling their scheme. Directed by Raoul Walsh.

 

Special Features:

Warner Night at the Movies 1943 Short Subjects Gallery:

1.Vintage Newsreel

2.Wartime Short: The Rear Gunner

3.Musical Short: All-Star Melody Masters

4.Drama Short: Over the Wall

5.Classic Cartoon: Hop and Go

6.Trailers of Northern Pursuit and 1943’s The Constant Nymph

 

Running Time:             93 minutes (film only)

Rating:                         NR

Film Specs:                  B&W, Standard

Language:                   English Mono

Subtitles:                      English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled)

 

Edge of Darkness (1943)

Resistance fighters battle the Nazis in occupied Norway. Directed by Lewis Milestone.

 

Special Features:

Warner Night at the Movies 1943 Short Subjects Gallery:

1.Vintage Newsreel

2.Musical Short: The United States Service Bands

3.Classic Cartoons: Hiss and Make Up and To Duck….or Not to Duck

4.Trailers of Edge of Darkness and 1943’s The Hard Way

 

Running Time:             119 minutes (film only)

Rating:                         NR

Film Specs:                  B&W, Standard

Language:                   English Mono

Subtitles:                      English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled)

 

Uncertain Glory (1944)

A French playboy gets serious when his country is threatened during World War II. Directed by Raoul Walsh.

 

Special Features:

Warner Night at the Movies 1944 Short Subjects Gallery:

1.Vintage Newsreel

2.Musical Short: United States Coast Guard Band

3.Classic Cartoons: Brother Brat and Russian Rhapsody

4.Trailers of Uncertain Glory and 1944’s The Mask of Dimitrios

 

Running Time:             102 minutes (film only)

Rating:                         NR

Film Specs:                  B&W, Standard

Language:                   English Mono

Subtitles:                      English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled)

 

Objective, Burma! (1945)

An American platoon parachutes into Burma to take out a strategic Japanese outpost. Directed by Raoul Walsh.

 

Special Features:

·         Commentary by Historians Rudy Behlmer, Jon Burlingame and Frank Thompson

·         Warner Night at the Movies 1945 Short Subjects Gallery:

1.      Vintage Newsreel

2.      Joe McDoakes Comedy Short: So You Think You’re Allergic

3.      Classic Cartoon: A Tale of Two Mice

4.      Trailers of Objective , Burma! and 1945’s Pride of the Marines

 

Running Time:             142 minutes (film only)

Rating:                         NR

Film Specs:                  B&W, Standard

Language:                   English Mono

Subtitles:                      English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled)

 

 

TCM SPOTLIGHT

ERROL FLYNN ADVENTURES

 

Desperate Journey  ∙ Northern Pursuit ∙ Edge of Darkness

Uncertain Glory ∙ Objective, Burma!

 

Street Date: August 3, 2010

Order Date: June 29, 2010

UPC #: 883929087013

$49.92 SRP (5-disc set)

  

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#2 of 16 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted April 14 2010 - 04:30 AM

Edge Of Darkness -YES!
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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted April 14 2010 - 04:55 AM

How can you lose with 4 Raoul Walsh films and a Lewis Milestone.  Two of my favorite directors of the era.

It would have been nice to see a little head shot of Walsh in the corner of the artwork with his eyepatch on.  That would probably intrigue people as much as anything.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif


#4 of 16 OFFLINE   Livius

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Posted April 14 2010 - 07:46 AM

I see there's a trailer for The Mask of Dimitrios included among the extras. If only that could make its way out onto pressed disc. Well, I can hope.
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#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Holer

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Posted April 14 2010 - 10:17 AM

 Objective Burma is already available from WB. Strange they didn't make it a clean sweep of new to DVD releases. 

#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Mark-P

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Posted April 14 2010 - 11:16 AM



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 Objective Burma is already available from WB. Strange they didn't make it a clean sweep of new to DVD releases. 
I Know. I hate when studios do that. For instance: First they release "My Friend Flicka" then they release the sequel "Thunderhead, Son of Flicka" but for the final installment "The Green Grass of Wyoming" what do you think they go and do? It's only part of the box set "Flicka Family Classics Collection" with all three films. Suckers! If you want the last film you got to buy 'em all again!



#7 of 16 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted April 14 2010 - 11:59 AM



Quote:
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 Objective Burma is already available from WB. Strange they didn't make it a clean sweep of new to DVD releases. 
We might not always agree with studios about using certain themes in trying to market a title or boxset, but it appears this boxset is being marketed as Flynn's WWII films and I can't think of another of such films that hasn't already been released beforehand. 

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but this release of "Objective Burma" has a commentary which I don't believe the previous two releases have on their disc.

Also, it's not like Warner is going to adjust the 49.95 MSRP down.:)



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#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted April 14 2010 - 01:30 PM

This is gonna be a great set, but August is so far away. /img/vbsmilies/htf/tongue.gif

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Posted April 29 2010 - 08:04 PM

Has Warner reconsidered their policy regarding subtitles on catalog titles?  Spanish subs had been left a couple years ago, and seeing them again on a press note is something many hispanic people (both sides of the Atlantic) had been waiting for.

Or... may it just be a typo?  On the new Film Noir set they seem to be included too, great news if confirmed.  And please, a solid confirmation would be much appreciated.


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Posted August 02 2010 - 11:14 PM

So, the set was released today. Any reviews around? Mine shipped yesterday, with Sonys Kim Novak set, but it'll take at least 2-3 weeks before they arrive in Germany.


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#11 of 16 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted August 02 2010 - 11:50 PM



Originally Posted by Marcel H. 

So, the set was released today. Any reviews around? Mine shipped yesterday, with Sonys Kim Novak set, but it'll take at least 2-3 weeks before they arrive in Germany.


I actually got my boxset from Warner's site last Thursday, but haven't had time to look at any of the discs.






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#12 of 16 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted August 03 2010 - 10:37 PM

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Posted August 03 2010 - 10:43 PM

I've watched Desperate Journey, Edge of Darkness, and Objective, Burma! so far, and they all look excellent.


Also, being the first time I've seen them, I've found them to be all very nicely done war films, even if all three are different kinds of war films (Desperate Journey is definitely a good start for wartime adventure!)


As far as extras I particularly appreciated the rare wartime newsreel footage, and found a bit of a soft spot for those military orchestra shorts


Speaking of which, the press release is inaccurate. The Tanks Are Coming is not part of the "Warner Night at the Movies" on the "Desperate Journey" disc--it is its own separate special feature.  In its place is a military orchestra short much in the vein of the short The United States Service Bands the disc that has Edge of Darkness.



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Posted August 03 2010 - 10:47 PM

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#15 of 16 OFFLINE   Ken_McAlinden

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Posted August 04 2010 - 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by Marcel H. 

So, the set was released today. Any reviews around? Mine shipped yesterday, with Sonys Kim Novak set, but it'll take at least 2-3 weeks before they arrive in Germany.


A day late, but I have my review posted.  It should show up under "related forum threads" on the right hand side of the screen eventually, or you can just click on the tag or product listing.


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#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Marcel H.

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Posted August 04 2010 - 12:09 PM



Originally Posted by Ken_McAlinden 



A day late, but I have my review posted.  It should show up under "related forum threads" on the right hand side of the screen eventually, or you can just click on the tag or product listing.


Thanks, found it and it reminds me of the good old days of Warner sets. Looking forward to my copy.


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