Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

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

Warner

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
128 replies to this topic

#61 of 129 OFFLINE   Mark-P

Mark-P

    Screenwriter



  • 2,370 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 26 2005
  • Real Name:Mark Probst
  • LocationCamas, WA

Posted October 04 2012 - 07:25 AM

Finally, James Dean on Blu-ray! I'm also excited about Cabaret, Easter Parade and The Best Years of Our Lives.

#62 of 129 OFFLINE   Rob_Ray

Rob_Ray

    Screenwriter



  • 1,512 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 12 2004
  • Real Name:Rob Ray
  • LocationSouthern California

Posted October 04 2012 - 07:45 AM

I'll never understand that target audience for these giant box sets. Is there anyone who is going to want a set that contains both "Broadway Melody of 1929" and "Natural Born Killers"?

#63 of 129 OFFLINE   David Weicker

David Weicker

    Screenwriter



  • 1,674 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 26 2005
  • Real Name:David

Posted October 04 2012 - 07:48 AM

I'll never understand that target audience for these giant box sets. Is there anyone who is going to want a set that contains both "Broadway Melody of 1929" and "Natural Born Killers"?

Well, I've seen both, and enjoyed both. But you are right, I wouldn't schedule them as a double-bill. David

#64 of 129 OFFLINE   Russell G

Russell G

    Fake Shemp



  • 10,051 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 20 2002
  • Real Name:Russell
  • LocationDeadmonton

Posted October 04 2012 - 07:57 AM

Originally Posted by David Weicker 


Well, I've seen both, and enjoyed both. But you are right, I wouldn't schedule them as a double-bill.
David

Ha ha, I have them both too. That's jsut it, anyone interested, has them.


Then there's inclusions like The Dark Knight, the middle film of a trilogy. I get it was more popular than Batman Begins, but it's still ridiculous.



#65 of 129 OFFLINE   AnthonyClarke

AnthonyClarke

    Screenwriter



  • 1,047 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 13 2010
  • Real Name:Anthony
  • LocationWoodend Victoria Australia

Posted October 04 2012 - 09:50 AM

got to agree totally with David Weicker. I'm hanging out for the release on Blu ray of the Fred Astaire material, esp. the prime Fred and Ginger material (how about just Swing Time, Gay Divorcee, Top Hat, Roberta , Flying Down to Rio, Carefree, Shall we Dance and Follow the Fleet just for starters) and of course Easter Parade, Funny Face, Daddy Long Legs and Three little Words. And while we're on musicals, where is the promised big-box of all the versions of Show Boat? And who owns the rights to the old two-colour Making Whoopee? And a question .. despite ratio issues etc, is there a quality gain in the blu ray version of the That's Entertainment box? I'm running a 120-inch projector system and will upgrade if you see a genuine benefit -- I don't mind issues relating to variable quality of original material .. this is historic material after all!

#66 of 129 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

Mark Cappelletty

    Screenwriter



  • 2,134 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 06 1999

Posted October 04 2012 - 09:51 AM

As per the Digital Bits article, I'm surprised certain titles like KEY LARGO and THE BIG SLEEP haven't been put into production for this anniversary year. I'm excited about a proper WESTWORLD (one of my very first DVD purchases), the MAD MAX trilogy and THE RIGHT STUFF, but THE NATIVITY STORY? Seriously? I was at New Line when that turkey dropped! I'm glad they're fixing the problematic ENTER THE DRAGON disc, but all of the other reissues/anniversary editions seem significantly more opportunistic than necessary.

#67 of 129 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

Brandon Conway

    captveg



  • 7,305 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 30 2002
  • Real Name:Brandon Conway
  • LocationNorth Hollywood, CA

Posted October 04 2012 - 09:57 AM

Well, they can't get to everything at once.


The Nativity Story is a pretty obvious Easter tie-in. But I agree, seems like a weak choice. Then again, New Line titles worthy of Blu are starting to become less numerous; they've already released most of the heavy hitters from the NL catalog.


"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#68 of 129 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

Mark Cappelletty

    Screenwriter



  • 2,134 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 06 1999

Posted October 04 2012 - 10:02 AM

It's funny -- I can tell how old my WB/NL DVD collection is by the number of snapper cases I still own. LOCAL HERO, THE IN-LAWS, HOUSE PARTY, GET CARTER, THE TIME MACHINE, TIME AFTER TIME, ONE CRAZY SUMMER, SINGLES, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, WAIT UNTIL DARK, LONE STAR, THE HIDDEN (and the aforementioned KEY LARGO)-- all snappers.

#69 of 129 OFFLINE   Oliver Siegel

Oliver Siegel

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 57 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 08 2012

Posted October 04 2012 - 11:51 AM

There are some great movies coming out next year! Though,i was hoping to see The Big Sleep,McCabe & Mrs.Miller,Badlands,Out of the Past,Key Largo,Get Carter 1971,Lone Star and yes Ace Ventura flicks on that list.So is that a preliminary &/or definitive list?

#70 of 129 OFFLINE   Russell G

Russell G

    Fake Shemp



  • 10,051 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 20 2002
  • Real Name:Russell
  • LocationDeadmonton

Posted October 04 2012 - 11:54 AM

Originally Posted by Oliver Siegel 

There are some great movies coming out next year! Though,i was hoping to see The Big Sleep,McCabe & Mrs.Miller,Badlands,Out of the Past,Key Largo,Get Carter 1971,Lone Star and yes Ace Ventura flicks on that list.So is that a preliminary &/or definitive list?

Badlands has been long rumoured for the Criterion collection. Yesterday Criterion posted a picture of Martin Sheen "visiting" them which has kicked off even more excitement for a Criterion version. I'm holding thumbs for it to happen! :D



#71 of 129 OFFLINE   Scott D S

Scott D S

    Supporting Actor



  • 838 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 23 2000

Posted October 04 2012 - 11:57 AM

Is it too much to ask that Innerspace and the Police Academy films be included in the festivities? (I'll go away now.) :) P.S. I believe The Fugitive is also being remastered for an anniversary release next year as well.

#72 of 129 OFFLINE   JohnS

JohnS

    Producer



  • 4,605 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 17 2001
  • Real Name:John Steffens

Posted October 04 2012 - 12:04 PM

Is it too much to ask that Innerspace and the Police Academy films be included in the festivities? (I'll go away now.) :) P.S. I believe The Fugitive is also being remastered for an anniversary release next year as well.

There is rumor and confirmation from actor George Gains that a new Police Academy bluray special edition is coming. He recorded a new commentary track.

all-banner.jpg


#73 of 129 OFFLINE   JohnMor

JohnMor

    Producer



  • 3,468 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 06 2004
  • Real Name:John Moreland
  • LocationLos Angeles, CA

Posted October 04 2012 - 12:19 PM

Originally Posted by Russell G 

Badlands has been long rumoured for the Criterion collection. Yesterday Criterion posted a picture of Martin Sheen "visiting" them which has kicked off even more excitement for a Criterion version. I'm holding thumbs for it to happen! :D


I thought Warners did not ever license their films out.  Did they lose the rights to it?


#74 of 129 OFFLINE   Russell G

Russell G

    Fake Shemp



  • 10,051 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 20 2002
  • Real Name:Russell
  • LocationDeadmonton

Posted October 04 2012 - 12:42 PM

Originally Posted by JohnMor 


I thought Warners did not ever license their films out.  Did they lose the rights to it?

I have no idea.



#75 of 129 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

Brandon Conway

    captveg



  • 7,305 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 30 2002
  • Real Name:Brandon Conway
  • LocationNorth Hollywood, CA

Posted October 04 2012 - 12:56 PM

Originally Posted by JohnMor 


I thought Warners did not ever license their films out.  Did they lose the rights to it?


They're making an exception. Supposedly there may be a few more, though only for films that Warner does not see as viable to market themselves and with living directors who can work with Criterion on the release. Feel free to speculate away about those implications. Posted Image


"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#76 of 129 OFFLINE   Oliver Siegel

Oliver Siegel

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 57 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 08 2012

Posted October 04 2012 - 01:28 PM

Hopefully Criterion gets McCabe & Mrs Miller too,because otherwise there are very slim chances of getting BD release from Warner themselves.

#77 of 129 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

Mark Cappelletty

    Screenwriter



  • 2,134 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 06 1999

Posted October 04 2012 - 01:31 PM

They're making an exception. Supposedly there may be a few more, though only for films that Warner does not see as viable to market themselves and with living directors who can work with Criterion on the release. Feel free to speculate away about those implications. ;)

Of course you're talking about Savage Steve Holland's ONE CRAZY SUMMER, right? :D

#78 of 129 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

Mark Cappelletty

    Screenwriter



  • 2,134 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 06 1999

Posted October 04 2012 - 01:32 PM

There are some great movies coming out next year! Though,i was hoping to see The Big Sleep,McCabe & Mrs.Miller,Badlands,Out of the Past,Key Largo,Get Carter 1971,Lone Star and yes Ace Ventura flicks on that list.So is that a preliminary &/or definitive list?

Unfortunately, GET CARTER got stiffed and was dumped into the Warner MOD program-- that's a shame.

#79 of 129 OFFLINE   JoHud

JoHud

    Screenwriter



  • 2,728 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 11 2007
  • Real Name:Joe Hudak

Posted October 04 2012 - 02:49 PM

Double post...

#80 of 129 OFFLINE   GMpasqua

GMpasqua

    Screenwriter



  • 1,429 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 21 2010
  • Real Name:Greg

Posted October 04 2012 - 02:57 PM

Three events you can count on annually: Paying your taxes, your birthday and a new Warner Bros release of :


a) "The Wizard of Oz"

b) "Gone With the Wind"

c) "Casablanca" 


Take your pick (you can't lose)







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Warner

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users