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#1 of 47 OFFLINE   Henry V

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Posted November 06 2002 - 06:53 AM

DVD File at http://www.dvdfile.c....002/11_07.html is reporting the release on DVD in the new year of RED BADGE OF COURAGE,MILDRED PIERCE and ALICE ADAMS to name just a few.
Is that the sound I hear of the Warner classic movie vaults ever so slowly opening?

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Posted November 06 2002 - 07:56 AM

This is great news about the following:
  • A Patch of Blue
  • The Red Badge of Courage
  • Alice Adams
  • Mildred Pierce
  • The Cardinal
  • Dreams
  • Day For Night
  • A Man and a Woman
I just hope they keep them coming and don't forget about Cagney and a few other underrepresented actors on dvd.




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#3 of 47 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted November 06 2002 - 08:00 AM

http://www.dvdfile.c....002/11_07.html

Last but not least, Warner will finally dig into the vaults and release some quality foreign film titles. On March 18th comes three true classics, Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, Francois Truffaut's Day for Night, and Claude Lelouch's A Man and a Woman. Each is presented in new anamorphic widescreen transfers in their original theatrical aspect ratios (audio formats have not yet been announced), plus plenty of extras on the latter two: Day for Night includes the featurettes "Day for Night: An Appreciation by Bob Balaban and Annette Insdorf," "Day for Night by Jacqueline Bisset and Nathalie Baye," and "Truffaut: A View from the Inside," plus interviews with Valentina Cortese and Truffaut from the 1973 Cannes Film Festival and the 1973 National Society of Film Critics Awards; while A Man and A Woman features the all-new documentary "A Man and a Woman: 37 Years Later" and the original making-of featurette. All include trailers. Retail is $19.95 each.

very cool indeed

last but not least

Also in February comes the next in Warner's new line of two-disc special editions, Otto Preminger's classic The Cardinal on the 25th. This one features both 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and full screen transfers and an English 2.0 Dolby surround track on the first disc, and on disc two, the feature-length career retrospective documentary "Otto Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker," the original vintage 1963 featurette, and trailers. Retail is $26.95.
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#4 of 47 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted November 06 2002 - 08:12 AM

Great News!! I hope this is a sign that Warner is stepping up even further their catalog releases on DVD.

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Posted November 06 2002 - 08:44 AM

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Mildred Pierce

Posted Image Been waiting for this one! Great news.

Never seen Day for Night. Looks like this may be an opportune moment to discover it! Posted Image

Also, I wonder what state The Red Badge of Courage will be in. My VHS copy is of the butchered 67 minute version. Do sufficient resources exist to present a version comparable to Huston's original intented cut? (rumoured to be over 3 hours)
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Posted November 06 2002 - 09:23 AM

More great titles coming, indeed!

WB isn't the fastest for DVD classics, but at least they do it right. The availible specs for these DVDs and their past ones prove that they put QUALITY over QUANITY.

After all, a non-anamorphic 1-disc DVD of a film such as Exodus is nothing more than a smaller laserdisc.

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Posted November 06 2002 - 10:26 AM

I'm stoked about "A Little Romance" which is the top 5 of romance movies with me. And "The Cardinal" is a keeper with me!
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#8 of 47 OFFLINE   Blake Comeaux

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Posted November 06 2002 - 11:06 AM

This is great news! A Patch of Blue is probably my most wanted title not yet on DVD. I've seen this film a few times letterboxed on Turner CLassic Movies. Great story, acting, and one of Jerry Goldsmith's best scores. If you haven't seen it I suggest you rent it in February.

I'll pick up the Cardinal as well. I've never seen it, but it has John Huston in it and was directed by Otto Preminger so I doubt I have anything to lose. Besides I love two disc editions of older films since the supplements usually are more interesing than the featurettes & EPKs on releases of current films.

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Posted November 06 2002 - 01:32 PM

With the sadness of Jam Master Jay's recent passing, it's good to know that "Krush Groove" will be coming to DVD soon. I can finally ditch my VHS of the movie.

"Mildred Pierce" could be another possibility...I've seen clips from it in Joan Crawford profiles on TCM, and she's a powerhouse in that movie.

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#10 of 47 OFFLINE   Brian Lawrence

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Posted November 06 2002 - 01:53 PM

YES YES YES !!!!

Dogfight is coming to dvd on January 7th !! Posted Image

I can't think of a single dvd announcement in the last 2 years that has made me as happy as this one. Posted Image

I Love Love Love this movie ! and can't wait to add this disc to my collection. I'm sitting behind my computer with a big stupid grin on my face, feeling giddy with joy :b

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Posted November 06 2002 - 02:01 PM

Posted ImagePosted Image for Mildred Pierce and The Red Badge of Courage.

Paul: The most liberal estimates of the running time of Huston's submitted cut for The Red Badge of Courage place it around two hours. Sadly, the chances of excised footage being found for this title are about as likely as that for The Magnificent Ambersons. Restoration of the Tattered Man's death scene and the rest of Bronislau Kaper's rousing score, as well as removal of Gottfried Reinhardt's pandering narration, has ranked among my most fruitlessly hoped-for "Holy Grail" finds ever since I first saw the film years ago. Posted Image Even so, what remains is a fascinating, albeit frustrating, signature Huston work; and well worth my $ for a pristine DVD copy.

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Posted November 06 2002 - 02:55 PM

Does anybody know how come Columbia's "The Cardinal" has ended up at Warners?

Let's hope that we get Jerome Moross' beautiful Score isolated in some way and also that the Overture, intermission and exit music is included.

The letterboxed Laserdisc has a poor quality picture and a very ordinary somewhat narrow and muffled 2 channel Stereo soundtrack.

The Movie is poorly cast in some instances and is overly long, but that Magnificent Music Score.
Any body want to buy a poor quality laserdisc? DVD here we come.

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Posted November 06 2002 - 04:02 PM

Posted Image on The Red Badge of Courage. Posted Image

No extras for Akira Kurosawa's Dreams? That's a bummer. I remember seeing some production paintings Kurosawa did for the film in of all places, Premiere magazine. These would make a nice supplement along with a scholarly commentary. Ah well, it'll be nice to at least have the movie!

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Posted November 06 2002 - 04:44 PM

Doug,
When I first read the article, I too wondered about that fact and it could be that the rights of "The Cardinal" are now owned by one of the production companies of the film called Gamma Productions which negotiated a deal with Warner. I don't know if Gamma is controlled by Preminger's family or is outright owned by Warner? Another possibility is that Warner and Columbia traded rights on a couple of films. Good question which in time we might find the answer to.




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#15 of 47 OFFLINE   Roger Rollins

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Posted November 06 2002 - 06:02 PM

The rights to the Cardinal reverted from Columbia to Preminger's production company. Warner has had the rights to several Preminger-owned productions for many years.
Columbia retained certain of his pictures such as ANATOMY OF A MURDER, but that studio lost their distribution rights on THE CARDINAL long ago.

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Posted November 06 2002 - 07:29 PM

My laser discs of Otto Preminger's Man With The Golden Arm originally an United Artists release and Advise And Consent originally a Columbia release were both issued on the Warners label. In addition to The Cardinal, I believe Warners also holds the rights to the Preminger films, Saint Joan, The Moon Is Blue and Bonjour Tristesse.

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Posted November 06 2002 - 07:42 PM

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Sadly, the chances of excised footage being found for this title are about as likely as that for The Magnificent Ambersons.

Thanks Agee. Posted Image Oh well.

Speaking of Preminger, anyone know the status on Laura? I know it's a Fox title, so I'd expect a stellar DVD soon!
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Posted November 06 2002 - 08:17 PM

Laura will be released in 2003, by Fox as part of their classic film release series.



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#19 of 47 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted November 07 2002 - 12:30 AM

okay guys here is the first unofficial news of a 2 disc edition for Once Upon A Time in America R2 in July 2003
click here http://www.r2-dvd.or....articleId=4909
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#20 of 47 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted November 07 2002 - 12:44 AM

Thanks for that link Oscar. I'm also excited about the 2 disc SE of The Right Stuff.





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