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WHV Announcement: Warner Bros. celebrates 90th Anniversary with "Best of Warner Bros." Collections (and MORE in 2013)

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#41 of 129 Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 03 2012 - 11:01 PM

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MGM needs to take back their library that WB currently owns


Really?  That's what you would want?

Do you think MGM would give as much care to that library 


as Warner has?


Say what you will about the way this Anniversary set has

been put together or the multiple dips on some of the MGM

titles....


...however I am quite thankful that WB owns the MGM 

property.  I wish WB owned the rest of the MGM property

so we could see a proper roadshow restoration of

It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World and The Alamo


Warner has done some incredible things with the 

MGM library and I don't believe such care would have

been given to it if MGM actually still owned it.




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Posted October 03 2012 - 11:36 PM

Really?  That's what you would want? Do you think MGM would give as much care to that library  as Warner has? Say what you will about the way this Anniversary set has been put together or the multiple dips on some of the MGM titles.... ...however I am quite thankful that WB owns the MGM  property.  I wish WB owned the rest of the MGM property so we could see a proper roadshow restoration of It's A Mad Mad Mad  Mad World and The Alamo Warner has done some incredible things with the  MGM library and I don't believe such care would have been given to it if MGM actually still owned it.

Totally agree. The original M-G-M / Turner library has been treated with great care and consummate respect by WB.

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Posted October 03 2012 - 11:49 PM

From The Digital Bits: Entire Article removed by ownership due to reprinting without permission from author

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Posted October 03 2012 - 11:59 PM

Thanks for the information.   I was pretty sure that the Warner announcement was just the tip of the iceberg, for what they plan to do.  I expect more announcements to come as "time goes by", for some titles that I heard from an inside person have not been announced.

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Posted October 04 2012 - 12:34 AM

Here is a commercial for the two mega box sets on youtube. Are the same films in the 5 Best of Warner Bros 20 movie sets as are in the 100 movie mega set ?

#46 of 129 Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 04 2012 - 12:53 AM

And since Bill Hunt officially announced this...




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The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray 3D



The very reason I tried to squelch complaints in another

thread.  I knew that this would be coming and promised
the studio had something worth reinvesting for.  Of course,

some fans will find no value in it.  Others, like myself, will.


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Posted October 04 2012 - 03:40 AM

Best of Warner Bros. : Looney Tunes 25 Cartoon Collection (July)

Blech. Looks like a pass on the animation front.


since they're bringing back the gangster sets (the ones they discontinued since cataloge titles don't sell at retail anymore, blah blah blah) in bluray. how about a Controversial Classics Volume 3 featuring "The Devils", The Looney Tunes Censored 11, and some other title that would be cool?


I'm in for some more silents too. I'd love to see "Greed" on bluray with the original (for lack of a better word) cut and the 4 hour restoration that sounds unwatchable since it's all still pictures.


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Posted October 04 2012 - 04:07 AM

Here is a commercial for the two mega box sets on youtube.

Folks, Nothing but nothing will show that special person in your life the true meaning of love more than buying these bloated DVD/Blu-Ray box-sets for them next year. Sure, it may seem as impersonal as giving them a tie and certainly takes not even a whiff of creativity .... but c'mon ... when you drop one (or both) of these babies in his lap on Christmas day ... he'll know two (2) things for certain. (1) You spent some cash on that sucker and (2) he won't be coming 'round for any sex that night while you're exhausted having made dinner and making polite mindless small talk with his family. And isn't that what the holidays are about?

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Posted October 04 2012 - 04:45 AM

Originally Posted by Robert Harris 


Totally agree.
The original M-G-M / Turner library has been treated with great care and consummate respect by WB.


Especially Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.  And Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz again.  And Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz again.  Again. Posted Image



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Posted October 04 2012 - 05:24 AM

I don't understand why you people keep calling it the WB 90th Anniversary Set. We all know its just the 2013 Casablanca Box (with 49 extras) :D David

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Posted October 04 2012 - 05:24 AM

Even at a 50% discount, I can't see many casual fans splurging on these sets when most of the already released titles can be had under $10 with a little patience. I hope Bridges of Madison County gets added to the Blu list along with the not mentioned Wind and the Lion (I know, not WB). The rest? Well...

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Posted October 04 2012 - 05:54 AM

For myself, I am waiting for the following Blu-Rays from WB. Dancing Lady Flying Down To Rio The Gay Divorcee Roberta Top Hat Follow The Fleet Swing Time Shall We Dance A Damsel In Distress Carefree The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle Broadway Melody Of 1940 The Sky's The Limit Ziegfeld Follies Yolanda And The Thief Easter Parade The Barkleys Of Broadway Three Little Words Royal Wedding The Belle Of New York The Band Wagon Silk Stockings Finian's Rainbow I've bolded the titles I feel are likely to get an upgrade (based on either prior WB chats or having gone through Ultra-Resolution). As of now, none of Fred Astaire's 31 musicals have been released on Blu-Ray in the US (Funny Face and Daddy Long Legs have been released in Europe). 29 have had an official DVD release (3 from the WB Archives). Of the other two, one is PD (Second Chorus) and one just hasn't shown up (Let's Dance). WB owns 21 of his films. I'm hoping, since this is an anniversary, that things improve for Astaire fans. (and for the record, I do own the That's Entertainment Trilogy, The Towering Inferno, and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town on Blu - his only Hi-Def representation so far) David

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Posted October 04 2012 - 06:03 AM

Anyone else notice that the blue sticker in the BD box set ad says "Blu-Ray" in tiny dim letters and "ULTRAVIOLET" in big bright ones?
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Posted October 04 2012 - 06:12 AM

Originally Posted by Aaron Silverman 

Anyone else notice that the blue sticker in the BD box set ad says "Blu-Ray" in tiny dim letters and "ULTRAVIOLET" in big bright ones?

Well nothing sells catalog releases like a piss poor digital copy. that's the world we live in right? Convenience over quality and all that? Posted Image


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Posted October 04 2012 - 06:26 AM

Why the hell ROARING 20'S and ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES aren't included in Original Gangsters collection???Wtf Warner?

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Posted October 04 2012 - 06:52 AM

Excited for the Mad Max set! I've held off on getting those films on Blu until Beyond Thunderdome was released. Hopefully there will be some new bonus material as well.

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Posted October 04 2012 - 06:52 AM

I was really hoping for GYPSY on blu-ray in 2013.

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Posted October 04 2012 - 07:02 AM

Originally Posted by SD_Brian 

Excited for the Mad Max set! I've held off on getting those films on Blu until Beyond Thunderdome was released. Hopefully there will be some new bonus material as well.

I just picked up Mad Max this weekend to go with my copy of Road Warrior, so you're welcome! :P


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Posted October 04 2012 - 07:12 AM

The Big Parade!!!!!


Most exciting news (amongst a lot of exciting news) here, IMO.


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Posted October 04 2012 - 07:21 AM

Why the hell ROARING 20'S and ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES aren't included in Original Gangsters collection???Wtf Warner?

I just read the Digital Bits full story, and it does say 'part of', so possibly the other two films from the original DVD set are included (just not called out). David Also, I noticed that Easter Parade is at least listed as TBA, so for me, that is a tiny step in the right direction. (missed that in my first read through)





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