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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   John Morgan

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Posted September 04 2012 - 06:02 AM

I don't know if that is the correct term, but I recently did a search on Amazon for classic films on Blu-Ray and was astonished at what titles came up. I was wondering if these listings reflect some official hint from the studio, or just fans wishful thinking...Among the films, which all would be must buys for me include: THE BIG SLEEP YANKEE DOODLE DANDY KEY LARGO AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS TOP HAT JEZEBEL MILDRED PIERCE THE INFORMER and many others..... CAPTAIN BLOOD THE SEA HAWK TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT HIGH SIERRA SERGEANT YORK MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN DANGEROUS WATCH ON THE RHINE CIMARRON (1931) MR. SMITHE GOES TO WASHINGTON YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT BORN YESTERDAY (1950) ALL THE KING'S MEN (1949) THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA A LETTER TO THREE WIVES

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   lukejosephchung

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Posted September 04 2012 - 07:16 AM

Some of those titles are included in Warner's announced plans for 2013's 90th Anniversary celebration...wouldn't surprise me if the entire list of placeholders was passed on by the studio...



#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Didier R

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Posted September 04 2012 - 07:31 AM

lukejosephchung - how do you know that?

#4 of 10 OFFLINE   lukejosephchung

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Posted September 04 2012 - 12:16 PM

Originally Posted by Didier R 

lukejosephchung - how do you know that?

One of Warner's executives announced on another website that FIVE of their catalog's Best Picture Oscar titles previously unreleased on blu-ray were being prepped for next year's 90th Anniversary..."Around The World In 80 Days" was among them. Every one of the titles listed as Amazon placeholders are Warner catalog titles currently unavailable on BD. The exec also said they were planning extensive previously unreleased BD catalog titles to be released throughout 2013, so the list you gave above seems to tie into their 90th Anniversary celebration.



#5 of 10 ONLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 04 2012 - 07:13 PM

Some great Columbia (Sony) titles there too!



#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Oliver Siegel

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Posted September 05 2012 - 01:13 AM

Some of the Warner placeholders have been there for years.I believe that placeholders on Amazon mean nothing. Few more: McCabe & Mrs. Miller Klute The Magnificent Ambersons The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Harper The Long Hot Summer Hud Hombre Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Rebel Without a Cause The Band Wagon East of Eden Giant Wait Until Dark Ryan's Daughter Tom Jones Oliver! Marty The Greatest Show on Earth Coming Home The Goodbye Girl Harry and Tonto In the Heat of the Night Save the Tiger A Man for All Seasons Lilies of the Field A Place in the Sun Charly Norma Rae Cat Ballou Judgment at Nuremberg Stalag 17 The Miracle Worker I Want to Live! The Country Girl Roman Holiday Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Gentleman's Agreement A Touch of Class Cabaret You Can't Take It With You Women in Love The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie The Lion in Winter Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Skippy Darling The Divine Lady Mary Poppins Two Arabian Knights Butterfield 8 Seventh Heaven Room at the Top The Three Faces of Eve The Philadelphia Story The Rose Tattoo Boys Town Come Back, Little Sheba Captains Courageous Born Yesterday The Story of Louis Pasteur The Best Years of Our Lives A Free Soul The Lost Weekend Disraeli Going My Way In Old Arizona Mrs. Miniver Johnny Belinda To Each His Own Gaslight Suspicion Cavalcade Kitty Foyle Grand Hotel The Divorcee Cimarron The Broadway Melody of 1929 A Letter to Three Wives The Awful Truth Bad Girl Watch on the Rhine Goodbye, Mr. Chips Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) The Last Command The Heiress The Farmer's Daughter The Song of Bernadette Jezebel The Good Earth Dangerous Morning Glory The Sin of Madelon Claudet Coquette Street Angel Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Elmer Gantry Separate Tables Daddy Longlegs A Day at the Races Gypsy The Haunting A Night at the Opera The Defiant Ones 1776

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Posted September 05 2012 - 06:02 AM

They've also had my 2 most-wanted TV shows on Blu-ray (Seinfeld & Arrested Development) listed for years, with no sign whatsoever they're in the pipeline...


I guess there's a chance we could see Arrested Development next year in time for the new series, but the placeholder's been there for at least 4 years.


 

 


#8 of 10 OFFLINE   John Morgan

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Posted September 05 2012 - 06:18 AM

Of course seeing placeholders for such TV series as FATHER KNOWS BEST and ADAM-12 has me a bit worried on the veracity of these listings, but since I am sure they are gathered by Amazon and not by fans, I am still hopeful.

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Posted September 05 2012 - 05:50 PM

Some of the Warner placeholders have been there for years.I believe that placeholders on Amazon mean nothing.

Every fews years or so this question pops up and as Oliver said it doesn't mean anything and is not a list of movies that are soon to be released. Also it has no bearing on any studio on what they plan to release, i have no proof but I doubt very much that they(studios) even look to see who is signing up for those notifications.
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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   John Morgan

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Posted September 05 2012 - 07:10 PM

Never thought of that. Maybe the studios leak these titles to see what interest there is in a particular title. I certainly hit the "notify when announced" button.




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