While the current MGM does not have the catalog it used to before the sale to Turner in the mid-80s, they do have a decent amount of content, and they've been licensing to Criterion, Shout Factory and Twilight Time. I'm pretty happy to be getting The Black Stallion which was a terrible looking old DVD the last time it was released, and whether they release any of the following themselves or through a 3rd party I'd be jumping in for a purchase on Blu-ray:
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Cops and Robbers (1973)
Dreamchild (1985) - highly unlikely because it's only out via the MOD program, but never say never
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Henry V (1989)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
The Lodger (1927)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Radio Days (1987)
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Rhapsody in August (1992)
Shadows and Fog (1991)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
The Thin Blue Line (1988) - should be coming from Criterion in the next year or so
The Train (1964)
I do hope the Pink Panther collection happens, too. And personally I'd love for it to include the Arkin-starring title Inspector Clouseau (1968) and have The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) licensed from Universal.
And I'm excited for the Criterion-licensed release of Red River (1948) coming this year, too.
Edited by Brandon Conway, January 23 2014 - 02:00 PM.
"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