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#1 of 41 Brent S

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Posted March 30 2012 - 09:29 AM

From the L.A. Times... Warner Bros. to Release Samuel Goldwyn Film Library on DVD

#2 of 41 Dave B Ferris

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Posted March 30 2012 - 09:38 AM

I was just going to post the same link; Brent was first, though. As I read the article, one question is unanswered, I think: will the releases be pressed, available at retail, or MOD via the Warner Archives?

#3 of 41 Louis Letizia

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Posted March 30 2012 - 09:40 AM

Maybe we will finally get Porgy and Bess?

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Posted March 30 2012 - 09:45 AM

It's about time. MGM was doing nothing with it.


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#5 of 41 Brent S

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Posted March 30 2012 - 09:48 AM

will the releases be pressed, available at retail, or MOD via the Warner Archives?

The TCM Vault Collection is addressed in the article...

Jeff Baker, executive vice president of theatrical catalog for Warner Bros. home entertainment group, said many of the films will be released as part of packages the studio is already marketing under the brand of its sibling television network Turner Classic Movies.

Some of the Goldwyn titles, notably those specified in the article (BEST YEARS, GEHRIG, BISHOP'S WIFE, etc.), are perennial classics and will probably find their way to general retail, DVD and Blu. I'd guess that Warner Archive may figure in on titles that are relatively obscure to the general public.

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Posted March 30 2012 - 09:57 AM

i wonder where the entire list can be found.

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Posted March 30 2012 - 10:23 AM

The Warner Archive posted a link to the Goldwyn library on Wiki: http://en.wikipedia....wyn_Productions PORGY AND BESS has been cleared for takeoff and will be coming. There was a recent thread about it (one I participated in) but I can't find it...Dave Kehr's blog also addressed it.

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Posted March 30 2012 - 11:03 AM

So the unreleased material will be making it's way to the Archives and the well traveled material will be on pressed disc collections? I couldn't be more underwhelmed.

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Posted March 30 2012 - 11:28 AM



Originally Posted by mdnitoil 

So the unreleased material will be making it's way to the Archives and the well traveled material will be on pressed disc collections? I couldn't be more underwhelmed.



Warner Archive > Nothing ever from MGM


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#10 of 41 AL KUENSTER

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Posted March 30 2012 - 11:41 AM

Home Media Magazine has an article on this Warner deal which totals 74 films, some good titles there.
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Posted March 30 2012 - 12:36 PM

Warners had some of these titles including Wuthering Heights at the beginning of DVD but I missed those at the time(they were expensive compared to current pricing of replicated discs in general) and they went to MGM and the pre-1986 MGM & older Warners came into Warners around this time. I have a few on LD and some were from Nelson Entertainment. So I have the Eddie Cantors & Up in Arms & a few others in that format. A couple of Eddies were in a large MGM box set but I was not about to buy a lot of titles I already had for them. A Canadian release of Kid Millions was canceled but I was charged for it but could never get a refund from that shyster Montreal on-line who went belly-up twice a few years ago.

Many titles are on You Tube either in full files or cut into 7-8 sections. Such as These Three. This situation would not stop me buying a legal DVD or, better still now, a Blu Ray. The only silent material on DVD that I am aware of is The Winning of Barbara Worth and that only for Gary Cooper, in fact, its survival in Goldwyn archives is because of Gary Cooper's appearance. Frances Howard had a lot to answer for in her actions with the silent elements they had.

Nevertheless, they are in a good home for now.



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Posted March 30 2012 - 12:51 PM

Warner has the Samuel Goldwyn Library and Olive now has control over many Republic titles.  This is a good year.  Looking forward to the Eddie Cantor films from the WAC.  A Blu of Guys and Dolls and Best Years Of Our Lives will be welcomed if they come about.

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Posted March 30 2012 - 09:36 PM

i wonder where the entire list can be found.

THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO ARROWSMITH THE AWAKENING BALL OF FIRE BARBARY COAST BELOVED ENEMY THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES THE BISHOP’S WIFE BULLDOG DRUMMOND COME AND GET IT CONDEMNED THE COWBOY AND THE LADY CYNARA CYTHEREA DARK ANGEL DEAD END THE DEVIL DANCER THE DEVIL TO PAY! DODSWORTH EDGE OF DOOM ENCHANTMENT THE GOLDWYN FOLLIES GUYS AND DOLLS HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN HIS SUPREME MOMENT IN HOLLYWOOD WITH POTASH & PERLMUTTER I WANT YOU THE KID FROM BROOKLYN THE KID FROM SPAIN KID MILLIONS THE LITTLE FOXES THE MAGIC FLAME THE MASQUERADER MY FOOLISH HEART NANA THE NIGHT OF LOVE ONE HEAVENLY NIGHT OUR VERY OWN PALMY DAYS PARTNERS AGAIN, WITH POTASH & PERLMUTTER POTASH AND PERLMUTTER THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE RAFFLES RAFFLES (1930) THE REAL GLORY THE RESCUE ROMAN SCANDALS ROSEANNA MCCOY THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY SECRETS A SONG IS BORN SPLENDOR STELLA DALLAS STELLA DALLAS (1925) STRIKE ME PINK TARNISH THESE THREE THEY GOT ME COVERED THEY SHALL HAVE MUSIC A THIEF IN PARADISE THIS IS HEAVEN TWO LOVERS THE UNHOLY GARDEN UP IN ARMS WE LIVE AGAIN THE WEDDING NIGHT THE WESTERNER WHOOPEE! THE WINNING OF BARBARA WORTH WOMAN CHASES MAN WONDER MAN WUTHERING HEIGHTS

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Posted March 30 2012 - 10:30 PM

THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO ARROWSMITH THE AWAKENING BALL OF FIRE BARBARY COAST BELOVED ENEMY THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES THE BISHOP’S WIFE BULLDOG DRUMMOND COME AND GET IT CONDEMNED THE COWBOY AND THE LADY CYNARA CYTHEREA DARK ANGEL DEAD END THE DEVIL DANCER THE DEVIL TO PAY! DODSWORTH EDGE OF DOOM ENCHANTMENT THE GOLDWYN FOLLIES GUYS AND DOLLS HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN HIS SUPREME MOMENT IN HOLLYWOOD WITH POTASH & PERLMUTTER I WANT YOU THE KID FROM BROOKLYN THE KID FROM SPAIN KID MILLIONS THE LITTLE FOXES THE MAGIC FLAME THE MASQUERADER MY FOOLISH HEART NANA THE NIGHT OF LOVE ONE HEAVENLY NIGHT OUR VERY OWN PALMY DAYS PARTNERS AGAIN, WITH POTASH & PERLMUTTER POTASH AND PERLMUTTER THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE RAFFLES RAFFLES (1930) THE REAL GLORY THE RESCUE ROMAN SCANDALS ROSEANNA MCCOY THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY SECRETS A SONG IS BORN SPLENDOR STELLA DALLAS STELLA DALLAS (1925) STRIKE ME PINK TARNISH THESE THREE THEY GOT ME COVERED THEY SHALL HAVE MUSIC A THIEF IN PARADISE THIS IS HEAVEN TWO LOVERS THE UNHOLY GARDEN UP IN ARMS WE LIVE AGAIN THE WEDDING NIGHT THE WESTERNER WHOOPEE! THE WINNING OF BARBARA WORTH WOMAN CHASES MAN WONDER MAN WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Nice list. I'm looking forward to seeing THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, which has been out-of-print for a loooooong time. Also the Cantor movies.

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Posted March 30 2012 - 11:45 PM

PORGY AND BESS has been cleared for takeoff and will be coming.

Great-thanks for confirming! I am even more curious now that I've seen the very good Broadway play recently. I havent seen this movie in nearly 35 years when it played on a local tv station on a Sunday afternoon. I don't remember if I liked it or not, but, it has intrigued me that it has never been available throughout the dawn of video in any format. Are there any other great classics that have never been made available to video that I'm missing?

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Posted March 30 2012 - 11:51 PM

Will the 1965 tv movie of Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella- the one with Lesley Anne Warren - be apart of this deal? This has been out of print way too long.

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Posted March 31 2012 - 12:18 AM

I had no idea that it was out of print! I guess when one has a copy of something and plays it fairly regularly, he stops thinking about its availability to others (Wuthering Heights falls into that category, too.)



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Posted March 31 2012 - 12:19 AM

Does anyone know what will become of the films made post-1990 that The Goldwyn Company distribute? Will they just distribute themselves or will they not be distributed at all or have the rights reverted to another company?

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Posted March 31 2012 - 05:01 AM

I had no idea that it was out of print! I guess when one has a copy of something and plays it fairly regularly, he stops thinking about its availability to others (Wuthering Heights falls into that category, too.)

I had no idea that Cinderella was out of print either. I always wanted to purchase it, but didn't because the retail price always seemed too high. I thought the price would drop or it would end up in a bargain bin. Boy was I fooled.

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Posted March 31 2012 - 07:23 AM




Originally Posted by MLamarre 

Does anyone know what will become of the films made post-1990 that The Goldwyn Company distribute? Will they just distribute themselves or will they not be distributed at all or have the rights reverted to another company?


The 1979 forward titles belong to MGM. Metromedia purchased The Samuel Goldwyn Company in 1996 which include the films they owned from when the independent film company was founded by Samuel Goldwyn Jr. in 1979.  Metromedia also owned Orion and in 1997 they sold Orion and The Samuel Goldwyn Company to MGM.  The classic Goldwyn titles had always been retained by the family trust and leased the titles to MGM in 1997, close to the time of purchase, to MGM for 15 years.


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