While we await Warner Archives January announcements…

I am listing my favorite non-Blu-ray releases from Warner Bros, MGM and Allied Artists that might actually be under consideration 3 Stars

Last year I posted a list of 25 titles I suspected might show up in 2017 in the Archives releases. Only one was actually released, which surprised me, although I was happy with many of their titles.

This year, I am listing my favorite non-Blu-ray releases from Warner Bros, MGM and Allied Artists that might actually be under considerationor which I seriously want to see released, with the hope that at least 10% of them will be reach us. We’ll see…I could again be way-y off.

If you hate lists, ignore this post, go about your business and enjoy your day.

WARNER BROS. TITLES
Angels With Dirty Faces
Awakening, The (1980)
Baby Doll
Black Scorpion, The
Bronco Billy
Captain Blood
Carny
Countdown (Robert Altman, 1968)
Crimson Pirate, The
Damn Yankees
Dead End
Devils, The
Femme Fatale
Fox, The
Going In Style (1979)
Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, The
I Love You Alice B. Toklas
Julius Caeser
King’s Row
Land Of the Pharaohs
Last Of Sheila, The
Late Show, The
Letter, The
Life Of Emile Zola, The
Local Hero
Looker
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mister Roberts
Night Shift
Objective Burma
Oh God
O Lucky Man
Pajama Game, The
Petulia
Prince Of the City
Quick Change
Rachel Rachel
Sea Hawk, The
Straight Time
Sundowners, The
They Drive By Night
White Hunter, Black Heart

MGM
Adam’s Rib
Alamo, The (United Artists, but now property of MGM)
Cameraman, The
Canterville Ghost, The
Captain Sinbad
Children of the Damned
Dark Of the Sun
Day At the Races, A
Edge Of the City
Freaks
Great Ziegfeld, The
Green Mansions
Harvey Girls, The
Ivanhoe
King Solomon’s Mines (1952)
Les Girls
Libeled Lady
Lili
Mark Of the Vampire
Moulin Rouge (1952)
My Favorite Year
Naked Spur, The
National Velvet
Never So Few
Night Of the Iguana
Patch Of Blue, A
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Queen Christina
Red Badge Of Courage, The
Scaramouche
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
7 Faces Of Dr. Leo, The
Shoot the Moon
Show Boat (multiple versions)
Thin Man, The
Three Musketeers, The (1948)
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Village Of the Damned
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Wild Rovers, The
Young Cassidy

ALLIED ARTISTS
Big Circus, The
Billy Budd
Friendly Persuasion
Giant Behemoth, The
Macabre
Not Of This Earth (may not belong to WB)
Queen Of Outer Space

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  1. I've posted my greatest "want" from WAC every year….with little success (only one title released, and it was part of the "Golden Collection"). So, I'm not publicly posting it anymore to see if the jinx can be removed.

  2. jim_falconer

    The release of The Alamo Roadshow version would make 2018 a very happy year for me

    This is far and a away number 1 on my blu ray wish list. If this was released and nothing else I wanted in 2018 it would still be a great year in my book. Since this is with MGM there is a chance Kino or Olive may release an HD scan of the Roadshow in its unrestored condition. That's probably the best we can hope for unfortunately. But if the non-roadshow version is released that would just be a slap in the face since its a far inferior version with so many holes in the story and so many details missing.

  3. atfree

    I've posted my greatest "want" from WAC every year….with little success (only one title released, and it was part of the "Golden Collection"). So, I'm not publicly posting it anymore to see if the jinx can be removed.

    Yup, I'm thinking these wants lists just annoys them & makes them dig their heels in. I posted a thirty odd list over at Blu-ray.com & I know at least that one is coming, I'll cross 'em off as they appear, if I get just four this year I'll be happy. I thought we pretty much knew what was on for January, Harper, The Drowning Pool & a couple of others I can't remember, but any extra titles would be most welcome (maybe slot an old b/w in there).

  4. Randy Korstick

    if the non-roadshow version is released that would just be a slap in the face since its a far inferior version with so many holes in the story and so many details missing.

    Exactly, I would pass on that. Much like the current BD release of A Muppets Christmas Carol, I just could not enjoy watching the edited version of The Alamo, knowing that I won't be seeing the full version of the film that the director intended.

  5. jim_falconer

    Exactly, I would pass on that. Much like the current BD release of A Muppets Christmas Carol, I just could not enjoy watching the edited version of The Alamo, knowing that I won't be seeing the full version of the film that the director intended.

    Ideally, I'd like for both versions of The Alamo to be in high def. However, at this point, given the tumultuous history of MGM management on the title, I'd be satisfied if they had the general release version of the film in Blu and the roadshow version from laserdisc in standard definition as a bonus feature, like Twilight Time did with Hawaii.

  6. t1g3r5fan

    Ideally, I'd like for both versions of The Alamo to be in high def. However, at this point, given the tumultuous history of MGM management on the title, I'd be satisfied if they had the general release version of the film in Blu and the roadshow version from laserdisc in standard definition as a bonus feature, like Twilight Time did with Hawaii.

    That would be perfectly acceptable

  7. I never saw the Roadshow version of The Alamo. I have the old DVD for years. I would be happy with a Bluray of the DVD release version. It's Better than Nothing ! Maybe Kino ? They do have some UA Westerns to release this year.

  8. The Last of Sheila is such a good flick .. deserves BR for sure.
    You have compiled a great list and while we could add scores more, the significant missing items are all the Fred and Ginger movies and of course Show Boat in its various incarnations.
    Could mention The Pajama Game, Three Weeks with Love, For Me and my Gal etc but I won't….

  9. TravisR

    Is it only me that wants to see He Knows You're Alone released on Blu-ray? Oh wait, it is only me. 🙂

    You aren’t alone! I love that film. Great late 70s early 80s time capsule. Maybe we could get a commentary by Tom Hanks. Haha

  10. One thing I do wonder is whether they might be saving some of their various screen team, series, and multiple remakes (mainly thinking of the Show Boats) for when they can essentially do them all in short order (although I would wonder in the case of the Astaire/ Rogers films and Mickey Rooney/ Judy Garland films, since those are all musicals and the way they are releasing their musicals currently, I can't see them devoting an entire year or two's worth to just one or two stars). One thing I am *hoping* they might be able to do this year is a new transfer of Gigi, since I think this should be an anniversary year for that movie. At least, that's what I hope for.

  11. I'm not sure that we are getting any announcements this month, the titles that were announced are spread over Jan/Feb (I can't find the list or release dates right now). I do know that the title from that list I want, Harper, is released at the end of February.

  12. Richard M S

    So which is the one that was released?

    Senator, I do not recawl…

    I know there was one from that list, but apparently HTF is no longer archiving posts further back than about 7 months, so I can't go back and check.

  13. Dick

    There weren't any last month, either. Pretty unusual, that.

    Er…trying to think. I don't think they release anything in December, so no announcements in November, I thought there was an announcement last month, a reasonable batch, but it looks like it was two months worth (so not so many titles really), so it's, Harper, The Drowning Pool & Leatherface for February & I'm thinking a mid-February announcement for the March releases. No complaints from me, no other big studio is doing regular releases like this.

  14. Randy Korstick

    This is far and a away number 1 on my blu ray wish list. If this was released and nothing else I wanted in 2018 it would still be a great year in my book. Since this is with MGM there is a chance Kino or Olive may release an HD scan of the Roadshow in its unrestored condition. That's probably the best we can hope for unfortunately. But if the non-roadshow version is released that would just be a slap in the face since its a far inferior version with so many holes in the story and so many details missing.

    The Alamo in its original form is just as much of a want for me as seeing Jed and his kin finished up on DVD!

  15. But…but…The Alamo has no place in this thread, it's a United Artist release & nothing to do with Warner. I'm thinking someone important at MGM is related to Antonio López de Santa Anna, & we'll never see a decent HD presentation.

    However, there's a few Westerns that Warner do own:

    They Died With Their Boot On
    3 Godfathers
    The Big Sky
    The Last Hunt
    There Was A Crooked Man
    Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
    The Life & Times Of Judge Roy Bean.

  16. Billy Batson

    No complaints from me, no other big studio is doing regular releases like this.

    No complaints here, either…just puzzlement. I am aware that the Archives do not announce releases in December. The lack of any January announcements is unusual for them. That's all.

  17. I know I've mentioned these before, but I am a believer in the "squeaky wheel" philosophy.
    I'd love to see BD's of The Prince and the Showgirl, The Showboat trilogy, and more MGM classics (The Great Ziegfeld,
    David Copperfield, etc, etc). Then, of course, there's The Devils….

  18. Dick

    No complaints here, either…just puzzlement. I am aware that the Archives do not announce releases in December. The lack of any January announcements is unusual for them. That's all.

    They did have January blu ray announcements in December.
    They released:
    The Hanging Tree
    Flight of the Dragons
    Teen Titans: Complete series

    They also announced 3 other titles in December that ended up being February titles:
    Harper
    The Drowning Pool
    Leatherface: TCM III

  19. Randy Korstick

    They did have January blu ray announcements in December.
    They released:
    The Hanging Tree
    Flight of the Dragons
    Teen Titans: Complete series

    They also announced 3 other titles in December that ended up being February titles:
    Harper
    The Drowning Pool
    Leatherface: TCM III

    Thanks.

  20. I do hope we get a few musicals from them this year, and since I agree with the "squeaky wheel" idea, I hope they finally start releasing some more films from the 30s on blu, and I hope they can also start releasing some MGM musicals made BEFORE 1954 on blu (also wouldn't mind seeing some more non-MGM musicals made before 1954 as well). If not, I hope they would consider licensing out some of the titles from that era to Classicflix, since they are doing as good a job as anybody, and seem to be specializing in that era.

  21. Matt Hough

    They already have some exquisite HD masters for some MGM musical titles like Till the Clouds Roll By and Words & Music if the masters run on TCM are any indication.

    I hope so. I really enjoy the musicals from the 30s to the 50s, and I am getting a little tired of WAC only representing the genre with releases covering only a small fraction of that time frame.

  22. Dick

    Last year I posted a list of 25 titles I suspected might show up in 2017 in the Archives releases. Only one was actually released, which surprised me, although I was happy with many of their titles.

    This year, I am listing my favorite non-Blu-ray releases from Warner Bros, MGM and Allied Artists that might actually be under consideration or which I seriously want to see released, with the hope that at least 10% of them will be reach us. We'll see…I could again be way-y off.

    If you hate lists, ignore this post, go about your business and enjoy your day.

    WARNER BROS. TITLES
    Angels With Dirty Faces
    Awakening, The (1980)
    Baby Doll
    Black Scorpion, The
    Bronco Billy
    Captain Blood
    Carny
    Countdown (Robert Altman, 1968)
    Crimson Pirate, The
    Damn Yankees
    Dead End
    Devils, The
    Femme Fatale
    Fox, The
    Going In Style (1979)
    Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, The
    I Love You Alice B. Toklas
    Julius Caeser
    King's Row
    Land Of the Pharaohs
    Last Of Sheila, The
    Late Show, The
    Letter, The
    Life Of Emile Zola, The
    Local Hero
    Looker
    Midsummer Night's Dream
    Mister Roberts
    Night Shift
    Objective Burma
    Oh God
    O Lucky Man
    Pajama Game, The
    Petulia
    Prince Of the City
    Quick Change
    Rachel Rachel
    Sea Hawk, The
    Straight Time
    Sundowners, The
    They Drive By Night
    White Hunter, Black Heart

    MGM
    Adam's Rib
    Alamo, The (United Artists, but now property of MGM)
    Cameraman, The
    Canterville Ghost, The
    Captain Sinbad
    Children of the Damned
    Dark Of the Sun
    Day At the Races, A
    Edge Of the City
    Freaks
    Great Ziegfeld, The
    Green Mansions
    Harvey Girls, The
    Ivanhoe
    King Solomon's Mines (1952)
    Les Girls
    Libeled Lady
    Lili
    Mark Of the Vampire
    Moulin Rouge (1952)
    My Favorite Year
    Naked Spur, The
    National Velvet
    Never So Few
    Night Of the Iguana
    Patch Of Blue, A
    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    Queen Christina
    Red Badge Of Courage, The
    Scaramouche
    Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
    7 Faces Of Dr. Leo, The
    Shoot the Moon
    Show Boat (multiple versions)
    Thin Man, The
    Three Musketeers, The (1948)
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    Village Of the Damned
    Whose Life Is It Anyway?
    Wild Rovers, The
    Young Cassidy

    ALLIED ARTISTS
    Big Circus, The
    Billy Budd
    Friendly Persuasion
    Giant Behemoth, The
    Macabre
    Not Of This Earth (may not belong to WB)
    Queen Of Outer Space

  23. Titles I'd love to see–Dark at the Top of the Stairs, All the Way Home, restored Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Call Me Madam (blu-ray), Another Part of the Forest, Wives and Lovers, To Each His Own (in pristine blu-ray), new Agatha Christie remastered blu-rays– Orient Express, Death on the Nile, Mirror Crack'd. Whatever happened to the new Howard's End?

  24. RICK BOND

    I hope February has some Adventure, and Cinemascope titles from MGM and WB. Helen of Troy ???? For instance.

    Oh yes! Helen Of Troy & Land Of The Pharaohs, the kind of films (& scores) that they can't seem to do these days, & both epics deliver what was on the film poster.

  25. LeoA

    I'd love to see The Glass Bottom Boat.

    I haven't heard good things about The Pajama Game. It's one of my last five Doris Day films that I still need to watch.

    You should have. It's a lively and very entertaining screen version of the Broadway show with Doris perfectly cast and in great voice.

  26. Dear LeoA … I surprised anyone would dis the film version of THE PAJAMA GAME. Nine members of the Original
    Broadway Cast were retained, although Ms. Day did replace Janis Paige. Bob Fosse repeated as choreographer.
    The score is pretty much intact, and the one new song written for the film was jettisoned. So … in short … if you
    want to see what one of the brightest and funniest musicals of the 1950s looked like on stage, check out the film.
    It's an absolute gem!

  27. PODER

    Dear LeoA … I surprised anyone would dis the film version of THE PAJAMA GAME. Nine members of the Original
    Broadway Cast were retained, although Ms. Day did replace Janis Paige. Bob Fosse repeated as choreographer.
    The score is pretty much intact, and the one new song written for the film was jettisoned. So … in short … if you
    want to see what one of the brightest and funniest musicals of the 1950s looked like on stage, check out the film.
    It's an absolute gem!

    Yes, this and DAMN YANKEES (also with choreography by Fosse) are two elephant-in-the-room missing titles from the Archives series. Both are wonderful, both need Blu-ray release. And….THE HARVEY GIRLS. And…SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS. And…a better transfer of ON THE TOWN & ANCHORS AWEIGH. And…HIGH SOCIETY. Hope we see at least one or two of these in 2018, but I've discovered that the Archives pretty much don't respond to requests. They simply have their own agenda.

  28. When they started off 2017 with two Audrey Hepburn releases, I was sure we'd see The Nun's Story before the year was over.

    Oh well, there's always 2018.

    Otherwise, I'm hoping to see some newer titles… Night Shift and Stroker Ace to put those damned pan and scan DVDs in the grave, and the Shaft sequels.

  29. CULTMAN1

    I would like to see Operation Crossbow on Blu Ray. It would be a Warner Archive blu ray release. It is only the only big budget 60s War movie still needing the blu ray treatment….

    I wouldn't say the last. Anthony Mann's The Heroes of Telemark is still needing a blu ray release. It's a Columbia release, so Twilight Time would have to do it. So far, nothing. But I agree that I'd love to see Operation Crossbow released by WAC. The DVD looks great so I think a blu-ray would be excellent.

  30. I'd really like to see more A-list classics get Warner Archive's attention. Have to also say I thought they really missed the boat on The Philadelphia Story Blu (via Criterion) that suffered from an awful lot of edge enhancement throughout. Badly done.

    But honestly, we're in 2018 and still no
    HIGH SOCIETY
    SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
    NATIONAL VELVET
    GREAT ZIEGFELD
    THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV
    THE THIN MAN (all of them)
    AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
    GOOD NEWS
    ANDY HARDY (all of them)
    A WOMAN'S FACE
    THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER
    FLAMINGO ROAD
    GASLIGHT
    WEEKEND AT THE WALDORF
    HOLIDAY IN MEXICO
    REVERSAL OF FORTUNE

    We need more Bette Davis (Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex), and Judy Garland (Harvey Girls), and where is Gable (Honky Tonk, Idiot's Delight, San Francisco, Test Pilot, Red Dust), Lana Turner, Garbo (Camille, anyone?!?! To say nothing of Queen Christina and Anna Karenina) and Errol Flynn (Capt. Blood, Sea Hawk – for starters; also, Gentleman Jim).

    It would be great to see some Esther Williams big and splashy aquacades on this list (Million Dollar Mermaid, Easy to Love and Bathing Beauty for starters), and more musicals from Metro and Warner – pretty please (Romance on the High Seas, Starlift, Small Town Girl, The Student Prince, Till the Clouds Roll By, Words and Music, That Midnight Kiss, Royal Wedding, For Me and My Girl, Ziegfeld Girl…there's no shortage of viable contenders.

    Each year that passes I grow weary that the likes of a Jane Powell, Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson are getting short shrift for C-grade forgettable releases like The Green Slime and From Hell It Came. And more Technicolor restorations – pretty please again. Finally, can we finally get some of the rarities their due: Johnny Eager, Hitchcock's Stage Fright, Johnny Belinda, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, Ryan's Daughter, Raintree County, Blackboard Jungle.

    There are too many gems locked away in the Warner vaults that somehow seem to continue to languish without much love or even a glimmer of suggestion something might be coming down the pike any time soon. Classics are not like new releases. They need to be re-introduced to each new generation. Burying them in a vault until such time everyone who fondly recalls their glory is dead and gone is not a very progressive outlook for any studio to have.

  31. Probably not really a "classic," but one of my favorite comedies is My Fellow Americans with James Garner and Jack Lemmon. All I have is a full-screen DVD in a snapper case. I'd really like a widescreen blu-ray.

  32. atfree

    I wouldn't say the last. Anthony Mann's The Heroes of Telemark is still needing a blu ray release. It's a Columbia release, so Twilight Time would have to do it. So far, nothing. But I agree that I'd love to see Operation Crossbow released by WAC. The DVD looks great so I think a blu-ray would be excellent.

    Anzio (1968) also fits this description and needs a Blu Ray release and is also a Columbia Release.

  33. Kevin McD

    Speaking of Bob Fosse choreographed films, please add SWEET CHARITY to the list. I would love to see that released as well as THE PAJAMA GAME and DAMN YANKEES!

    I believe that Sweet Charity is from Universal.

  34. Hopefully January and February aren't indicative of 2018 from WAC….only one pre-1980 catalog title in January (The Hanging Tree) and only 2 in February (Harper and The Drowning Pool). The past couple of January's and February's were stacked with Hitchcock, Bogart and usually had 4 solid catalog releases per month. Hopefully, we'll see an uptick in March and beyond, as there's still so much unreleased HD goodness in the WB vaults.

  35. Just off the top of my head (already released from WB under the Archive banner on DVD)

    Valley of the Kings
    Tip on a Dead Jockey
    The Last Hunt
    House of the Seven Hawks (yeah I like Robert Taylor)
    Jump Into Hell (great if not accurate film of Dien Bien Phu)
    A Distant Trumpet (country legend Bobby Bare's only film role)
    The Little Drummer Girl
    Wheeler Dealers
    Corvette Summer

    I'd be all in for any of these to get an upgrade.

  36. skylark68

    Just off the top of my head (already released from WB under the Archive banner on DVD)

    Valley of the Kings
    Tip on a Dead Jockey
    The Last Hunt
    House of the Seven Hawks (yeah I like Robert Taylor)
    Jump Into Hell (great if not accurate film of Dien Bien Phu)
    A Distant Trumpet (country legend Bobby Bare's only film role)
    The Little Drummer Girl
    Wheeler Dealers
    Corvette Summer

    I'd be all in for any of these to get an upgrade.

    If you're talking about Wheeler Dealers with James Garner, WAC released it on Blu Ray last year….

    [​IMG]

  37. skylark68

    Just off the top of my head (already released from WB under the Archive banner on DVD)

    Valley of the Kings
    Tip on a Dead Jockey
    The Last Hunt
    House of the Seven Hawks (yeah I like Robert Taylor)
    Jump Into Hell (great if not accurate film of Dien Bien Phu)
    A Distant Trumpet (country legend Bobby Bare's only film role)
    The Little Drummer Girl
    Wheeler Dealers
    Corvette Summer

    I'd be all in for any of these to get an upgrade.

    If you're talking about Wheeler Dealers with James Garner, WAC released it on Blu Ray last year….

    [​IMG]

  38. skylark68

    Just off the top of my head (already released from WB under the Archive banner on DVD)

    Valley of the Kings
    Tip on a Dead Jockey
    The Last Hunt
    House of the Seven Hawks (yeah I like Robert Taylor)
    Jump Into Hell (great if not accurate film of Dien Bien Phu)
    A Distant Trumpet (country legend Bobby Bare's only film role)
    The Little Drummer Girl
    Wheeler Dealers
    Corvette Summer

    I'd be all in for any of these to get an upgrade.

    If you're talking about Wheeler Dealers with James Garner, WAC released it on Blu Ray last year….

    [​IMG]

  39. TheSteig

    WAC said they will be announcing titles *SOON* followed by more titles after that.. on their FB page 🙂

    Frankly, I am damned tired of being treated like a second-rate citizen because I do no have, nor do I ever plan to sign up for, Facebook. I do not own a cell phone or a smart phone, and therefore don't tweet or twitter. But why are so many companies forcing this technology on us? They are just another tool for private information to be leaded to the world. I've no doubt HTF will be posting their announcements on a "regular" internet page for me to read, but it's alarming how many exclusives on the net are accessible only to those who engage in this dubious activity.

  40. TheSteig

    WAC said they will be announcing titles *SOON* followed by more titles after that.. on their FB page 🙂

    Frankly, I am damned tired of being treated like a second-rate citizen because I do no have, nor do I ever plan to sign up for, Facebook. I do not own a cell phone or a smart phone, and therefore don't tweet or twitter. But why are so many companies forcing this technology on us? They are just another tool for private information to be leaded to the world. I've no doubt HTF will be posting their announcements on a "regular" internet page for me to read, but it's alarming how many exclusives on the net are accessible only to those who engage in this dubious activity.

  41. TheSteig

    WAC said they will be announcing titles *SOON* followed by more titles after that.. on their FB page 🙂

    Frankly, I am damned tired of being treated like a second-rate citizen because I do no have, nor do I ever plan to sign up for, Facebook. I do not own a cell phone or a smart phone, and therefore don't tweet or twitter. But why are so many companies forcing this technology on us? They are just another tool for private information to be leaded to the world. I've no doubt HTF will be posting their announcements on a "regular" internet page for me to read, but it's alarming how many exclusives on the net are accessible only to those who engage in this dubious activity.

  42. Dick

    Frankly, I am damned tired of being treated like a second-rate citizen because I do no have, nor do I ever plan to sign up for, Facebook. I do not own a cell phone or a smart phone, and therefore don't tweet or twitter. But why are so many companies forcing this technology on us? They are just another tool for private information to be leaded to the world. I've no doubt HTF will be posting their announcements on a "regular" internet page for me to read, but it's alarming how many exclusives on the net are accessible only to those who engage in this dubious activity.

    They use it because it's so simple – they can reach a few million people instantly, and then those people share the info on other media platforms such as message boards.

  43. Dick

    Frankly, I am damned tired of being treated like a second-rate citizen because I do no have, nor do I ever plan to sign up for, Facebook. I do not own a cell phone or a smart phone, and therefore don't tweet or twitter. But why are so many companies forcing this technology on us? They are just another tool for private information to be leaded to the world. I've no doubt HTF will be posting their announcements on a "regular" internet page for me to read, but it's alarming how many exclusives on the net are accessible only to those who engage in this dubious activity.

    They use it because it's so simple – they can reach a few million people instantly, and then those people share the info on other media platforms such as message boards.

  44. Dick

    Frankly, I am damned tired of being treated like a second-rate citizen because I do no have, nor do I ever plan to sign up for, Facebook. I do not own a cell phone or a smart phone, and therefore don't tweet or twitter. But why are so many companies forcing this technology on us? They are just another tool for private information to be leaded to the world. I've no doubt HTF will be posting their announcements on a "regular" internet page for me to read, but it's alarming how many exclusives on the net are accessible only to those who engage in this dubious activity.

    They use it because it's so simple – they can reach a few million people instantly, and then those people share the info on other media platforms such as message boards.

  45. Dick

    Frankly, I am damned tired of being treated like a second-rate citizen because I do no have, nor do I ever plan to sign up for, Facebook. I do not own a cell phone or a smart phone, and therefore don't tweet or twitter. But why are so many companies forcing this technology on us? They are just another tool for private information to be leaded to the world. I've no doubt HTF will be posting their announcements on a "regular" internet page for me to read, but it's alarming how many exclusives on the net are accessible only to those who engage in this dubious activity.

    They use it because it's so simple – they can reach a few million people instantly, and then those people share the info on other media platforms such as message boards.

  46. Just one crumb for the classic historical film fans in the future, WB? Probably not, but before the elements of Helen of Troy, Scaramouche, Ivanhoe, Land of the Pharaohs, The Silver Chalice and Julius Caesar rot away you might at least consider one of these (or anything of your choice in this genre) before all who could appreciate them are dead and in our graves. Universal just announced DeMille's Cleopatra, for God's sake.

  47. Just one crumb for the classic historical film fans in the future, WB? Probably not, but before the elements of Helen of Troy, Scaramouche, Ivanhoe, Land of the Pharaohs, The Silver Chalice and Julius Caesar rot away you might at least consider one of these (or anything of your choice in this genre) before all who could appreciate them are dead and in our graves. Universal just announced DeMille's Cleopatra, for God's sake.

  48. Just one crumb for the classic historical film fans in the future, WB? Probably not, but before the elements of Helen of Troy, Scaramouche, Ivanhoe, Land of the Pharaohs, The Silver Chalice and Julius Caesar rot away you might at least consider one of these (or anything of your choice in this genre) before all who could appreciate them are dead and in our graves. Universal just announced DeMille's Cleopatra, for God's sake.

  49. Just one crumb for the classic historical film fans in the future, WB? Probably not, but before the elements of Helen of Troy, Scaramouche, Ivanhoe, Land of the Pharaohs, The Silver Chalice and Julius Caesar rot away you might at least consider one of these (or anything of your choice in this genre) before all who could appreciate them are dead and in our graves. Universal just announced DeMille's Cleopatra, for God's sake.

  50. I have the Warner DVD of Scaramouche (the French DVD, it was never released in the UK), & it looks really good, I assume it's from an HD master, if so, Warner could use that as the master for a Blu-ray. Oh well, I'm sure we'll hear something next week.

  51. I have the Warner DVD of Scaramouche (the French DVD, it was never released in the UK), & it looks really good, I assume it's from an HD master, if so, Warner could use that as the master for a Blu-ray. Oh well, I'm sure we'll hear something next week.

  52. I have the Warner DVD of Scaramouche (the French DVD, it was never released in the UK), & it looks really good, I assume it's from an HD master, if so, Warner could use that as the master for a Blu-ray. Oh well, I'm sure we'll hear something next week.

  53. I have the Warner DVD of Scaramouche (the French DVD, it was never released in the UK), & it looks really good, I assume it's from an HD master, if so, Warner could use that as the master for a Blu-ray. Oh well, I'm sure we'll hear something next week.

  54. Ed Lachmann

    Just one crumb for the classic historical film fans in the future, WB? Probably not, but before the elements of Helen of Troy, Scaramouche, Ivanhoe, Land of the Pharaohs, The Silver Chalice and Julius Caesar rot away you might at least consider one of these (or anything of your choice in this genre) before all who could appreciate them are dead and in our graves. Universal just announced DeMille's Cleopatra, for God's sake.

    Bluray should have been invented in the 70s-80s, so we would get more classic films! 😉

  55. Dick

    Frankly, I am damned tired of being treated like a second-rate citizen because I do no have, nor do I ever plan to sign up for, Facebook. I do not own a cell phone or a smart phone, and therefore don't tweet or twitter. But why are so many companies forcing this technology on us? They are just another tool for private information to be leaded to the world. I've no doubt HTF will be posting their announcements on a "regular" internet page for me to read, but it's alarming how many exclusives on the net are accessible only to those who engage in this dubious activity.

    Welcome to the 21st Century where internet and social networking are very prominent – there are thousands of followers on the WAC page as well as the FB pages for Shout/ Scream Factory, Kino Lorber, Criterion, Twilight Time Olive Films etc. When they post on Twitter or FB, thw news spreads all over the web like wildfire. Im not a Twitter person , but I do go there.Social Networking is part of our culture at this point. I use it for the sake of news on Blu Rays and UHD. I just read Grease is getting a UHD release in April 🙂

  56. TheSteig

    Welcome to the 21st Century where internet and social networking are very prominent – there are thousands of followers on the WAC page as well as the FB pages for Shout/ Scream Factory, Kino Lorber, Criterion, Twilight Time Olive Films etc. When they post on Twitter or FB, thw news spreads all over the web like wildfire. Im not a Twitter person , but I do go there.Social Networking is part of our culture at this point. I use it for the sake of news on Blu Rays and UHD. I just read Grease is getting a UHD release in April 🙂

    I do not resent that Facebook is out there. I resent that I just about have to have it now in order to stay "connected." It's discriminatory. Period. And I still have a landline phone, which works perfectly well, thank you.

  57. Dick

    I do not resent that Facebook is out there. I resent that I just about have to have it now in order to stay "connected." It's discriminatory. Period. And I still have a landline phone, which works perfectly well, thank you.

    And so I do, a landline and a smartphone 🙂 both useful

  58. Dick

    Frankly, I am damned tired of being treated like a second-rate citizen because I do no have, nor do I ever plan to sign up for, Facebook. I do not own a cell phone or a smart phone, and therefore don't tweet or twitter. But why are so many companies forcing this technology on us? They are just another tool for private information to be leaded to the world. I've no doubt HTF will be posting their announcements on a "regular" internet page for me to read, but it's alarming how many exclusives on the net are accessible only to those who engage in this dubious activity.

    dont have any of that either except the cell phone, its for work, and well unfortunately in case the vehicle breaks down so my wife can come and get me. The more i learn about Zuckerberg, the happier i am that he doesn't have any information about me.

  59. dana martin

    that's what my house phone looks like, verizon all digital network , my ass it's all digital, not as long as these are still in service

    My phone looks like that as well. A 1941 vintage. When I got hit by a hurricane roughly ten years back, I lost power, gas and water for almost four weeks. It was miserable. The cell-phone towers were all blown down, too. Which didn't affect me, as I didn't have a cell-phone. Anyway, the ONLY thing that worked in the entire house was my landline, with that antique-era phone!

  60. I need to hook my land line back up. I have an early 60s era rotary that was refurbished by southwestern bell in the late 1970s and was “new” in the box.

    By the way though, not all fans of classic Ancient Rome, Israel, or Greece films are ancient themselves… I’m only 41. Lol. Still though they need to release them soon!

    I also cannot stand most social media, especially FB. Mark Z will not get my personal information.

  61. dana martin

    that's why i have one, hurricanes, power outages, all of that doesnt affect a land line, and since most lines are underground, no worries ablut downed lines anymore

    True to the extent that your local phone company maintains the lines properly. The Verizons of the world want to dump lines and put everyone on wireless, so they don't maintain the lines at all. Every time it rains, both of my land lines go out. We don't have cable. Believe me, if we did I'd go VOIP in an instant and cut my wireless internet service down to the absolute minimum. My "local" telephone company is Verizon, who always advertises how surveys show their service is the best. If theirs is the best, how bad must everyone else be?

  62. Rodney

    Tried that and they disabled the account when I wouldn't give them a cellphone number.

    I joined probably more than a decade ago and they never required anything beyond an e-mail address and a name.

  63. Dick

    Frankly, I am damned tired of being treated like a second-rate citizen because I do no have, nor do I ever plan to sign up for, Facebook. I do not own a cell phone or a smart phone, and therefore don't tweet or twitter. But why are so many companies forcing this technology on us? They are just another tool for private information to be leaded to the world. I've no doubt HTF will be posting their announcements on a "regular" internet page for me to read, but it's alarming how many exclusives on the net are accessible only to those who engage in this dubious activity.

    One COULD make the same argument about the internet itself. Just imagine the person being treated like a second class citizen because they don't own a computer…

  64. Will Krupp

    One COULD make the same argument about the internet itself. Just imagine the person being treated like a second class citizen because they don't own a computer…

    Yep. Twenty years ago, I'm sure people said "I only want to buy magazines. Why should I have to be on the internet to get information about <x, y or z>?" It's also worth noting that people are putting alot more information at risk by simply shopping on the internet than by being on Facebook.

  65. RICK BOND

    I hope they release something Good for a change in March. Some Cagney, Bogart, Robinson, and Flynn would be nice. But I doubt it. Some MGM & WB Adventure, Period films in Cinemascope ? Robert Taylor ?

    I'm also waiting forever for Errol Flynn.

    The Sea hawk
    They Died with their boots on
    Captain Blood
    The Charge of the Light Brigade
    The Prince and the Pauper

    so many classics not yet released

  66. I most definitely agree about Errol Flynn. Bring on Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, Charge of the Light Brigade, Gentleman Jim, etc. I have been hoping that WAC will give Flynn the treatment it has shown to Humphrey Bogart. For that matter, I've been dismayed about the lack of pre-1940 classics. In all the years we've been getting WAC blu-rays, I think we've only seen one released (42nd Street). It's definitely time to see a lot more!

  67. Damn, these supposed announcements for 2018 are slow in coming! I assume The Archives have good reasons for this. I should have more patience, and maybe within hours of this post new Blu-ray titles wlll be announced, but it really has been a long, long wait…I am thinking DARK OF THE SUN may be one of the next…

  68. dana martin

    maybe we should change the title of the thread, almost March now, January is in the rear view mirror,

    Can't do that without admin help. A bunch of DVD's have been announced, but no Blu-rays…?

  69. Ken Koc

    Guessing 4 titles over 2 months…and the they are scaling back. I hope I'm wrong.

    My fear as well. Only 1 release in January, 2 in February. Ironic in that Universal just announced a slew of catalog titles, although we'll see if that continues.

  70. Personally, I think we will still have a fairly full month of announcements (not two months worth). I think what MIGHT be happening is them accounting for fan demands and what they can handle. Last year, their main emphasis was Blu-ray releases. I think they frustrated some of their fans by only re-releasing OOP WHV releases on dvd for most of the year. From my perspective, their blu releases seemed to be coming smoothly until later in the year, when they tried to release more new-to-dvd movies. At that point, it seemed like they had some trouble, with some releases getting delayed a month. I think they realized they can't do new-to-dvd AND new-to-blu at the pace they were trying to do, and pulled back a little on blu releases in order to still give their dvd-only fans what they wanted (since they are the group that WAC was promising to take care of when the program began, and they have admitted that not everything has the elements to do blu only). Again, this is only a theory on what might be happening.
    I also think, if we were all really thinking and paying attention, we could have seen the lack of announcements for February releases coming. First, they announced seven titles (again, they had trouble releasing six titles in a month the last few months of 2017). Secondly, they announced a tv-on-blu title (Animal Kingdom season 2), which had already been announced (on dvd) as a February release (and WAC has yet to release their blus prior to their WHV counterpart). Finally, the fact that they didn't start releasing ANYTHING until halfway through January should have been a tip-off (going back to my first point about speed of releases). I will agree to at least a partial surprise, however, that they didn't at least add one more movie for February, but again, I think it might have something to do with them trying to give people more movies on dvd as well.

  71. Warners has always been slow and quiet the first couple of months of the year due to holidays getting past and other holidays during January and February. I expect a good number of titles coming in the next few weeks. I’m not worried.

  72. Konstantinos

    With this delay I'm waiting for something huge to be announced, but I'm sure this won't be the case.

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    i know, this place is packed with ideas, when it does happen, wonder what's on the other side of that door

  73. commander richardson

    Ryan's Daughter would be nice and lets face it we all want this BD and even the people who do not want it want it….

    Not I. I saw it in original release on a big screen, and found it to be a crashing, if beautifully photographed, bore. But I hope you finally get it, as it's apparently a favorite for you.

  74. Rick Thompson

    Not I. I saw it in original release on a big screen, and found it to be a crashing, if beautifully photographed, bore. But I hope you finally get it, as it's apparently a favorite for you.

    It sure is a big BD release for me but I have a feeling Warner Archives will pass this one bye………

  75. ahollis

    Warners has always been slow and quiet the first couple of months of the year due to holidays getting past and other holidays during January and February. I expect a good number of titles coming in the next few weeks. I’m not worried.

    2016 and 2017 weren't slow and quiet:

    2017 (January and February)

    Battleground
    Wait Until Dark
    Bells are Ringing
    Bad Day at Black Rock
    Love in the Afternoon
    The Yakuza
    When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
    The Boyfriend.

    2016 (January and February)

    The Wrong Man
    Ice Pirates
    A Mighty Wind
    I Confess
    The Big Sleep
    Key Largo

    This is what concerns me about 2018, that WAC may be cutting back on BD releases.

  76. atfree

    My fear as well. Only 1 release in January, 2 in February. Ironic in that Universal just announced a slew of catalog titles, although we'll see if that continues.

    This is inaccurate.

    January

    The Flight of Dragons (1982)
    The Hanging Tree (1959)
    Teen Titans S1 (2003)

    February

    The Drowning Pool (1975)
    Harper (1966)
    Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

    So, 5 catalog films and 1 catalog TV season. While these will not all be appreciated by the same consumers, they all take resources to release. In theory, if the licensing agreement with Shout Factory for horror titles is able to move those titles away from the WA that would free them up slightly more for the titles HTF members are more interested in.

  77. First title for March announced:

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    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
    New 2018 1080p HD Remaster
    Run Time 80:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Stereo – English
    ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.0:1, 16×9 Letterbox
    B&W
    BD 25
    Special Feature: Theatrical Trailer (HD)

    After director Fritz Lang vaulted to prominence with such masterpieces of German cinema as Metropolis and M, he brought his art to Hollywood films, including Fury, Ministry of Fear, The Woman in the Window and more trenchant tales of innocents caught in a web of seeming guilt. His last U.S. movie is this intriguing film noir about a novelist (Dana Andrews) out to expose the injustices of capital punishment. Working with his fiancée’s (Joan Fontaine) father, a newspaper publisher (Sidney Blackmer), he frames himself for murder, intending to produce exonerating evidence at the last moment.

  78. atfree

    2016 and 2017 weren't slow and quiet:

    2017 (January and February)

    Battleground
    Wait Until Dark
    Bells are Ringing
    Bad Day at Black Rock
    Love in the Afternoon
    The Yakuza
    When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
    The Boyfriend.

    2016 (January and February)

    The Wrong Man
    Ice Pirates
    A Mighty Wind
    I Confess
    The Big Sleep
    Key Largo

    This is what concerns me about 2018, that WAC may be cutting back on BD releases.

    January and February 2018:
    Flight of the Dragons
    Teen Titans
    The Hanging Tree
    Harper
    The Drowning Pool
    Leatherface: TCM III
    Animal Kingdom: Season 2

    I don't see a difference in the number of titles. WA has always started the First 2 months slowly because they take December off and then they ramp up the number of titles for March -November. The only difference this year was they announced all January and February titles in December so it is giving people the false impression that they haven't been announcing as much.

  79. Brandon Conway

    This is inaccurate.

    January

    The Flight of Dragons (1982)
    The Hanging Tree (1959)
    Teen Titans S1 (2003)

    February

    The Drowning Pool (1975)
    Harper (1966)
    Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

    So, 5 catalog films and 1 catalog TV season. While these will not all be appreciated by the same consumers, they all take resources to release. In theory, if the licensing agreement with Shout Factory for horror titles is able to move those titles away from the WA that would free them up slightly more for the titles HTF members are more interested in.

    You beat me to the punch but they also released Animal Kingdom Season 2 in February so no different this year than the last 2 years for number of titles in January/February. Its always a slow start to the year for them.

  80. Randy Korstick

    You beat me to the punch but they also released Animal Kingdom Season 2 in February so no different this year than the last 2 years for number of titles in January/February. Its always a slow start to the year for them.

    Yeah, I didn't put AK S2 because it wasn't catalog, but we were making the same point. :cheers:

  81. True, while many of the companies are getting away from releasing series on Blu, the Archive has, Longmire, I Zombie, Lucifer, and yes it takes time, but then the programs are available, where they are not in the B&M market place

  82. Andrew Budgell

    First title for March announced:

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    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
    New 2018 1080p HD Remaster
    Run Time 80:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Stereo – English
    ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.0:1, 16×9 Letterbox
    B&W
    BD 25
    Special Feature: Theatrical Trailer (HD)

    After director Fritz Lang vaulted to prominence with such masterpieces of German cinema as Metropolis and M, he brought his art to Hollywood films, including Fury, Ministry of Fear, The Woman in the Window and more trenchant tales of innocents caught in a web of seeming guilt. His last U.S. movie is this intriguing film noir about a novelist (Dana Andrews) out to expose the injustices of capital punishment. Working with his fiancée’s (Joan Fontaine) father, a newspaper publisher (Sidney Blackmer), he frames himself for murder, intending to produce exonerating evidence at the last moment.

    Second March title:

    While the City Sleeps (1956)
    New 2018 1080p HD Remaster
    Run Time 99:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Mono – English
    ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.0:1, 16×9 Letterbox
    B&W
    BD 50
    Special Feature: Theatrical Trailer (HD)

    “Ask mother,” says the message scrawled in lipstick at a murder scene, written by an unidentified serial killer who preys on women. It’s a sensational story — if it bleeds, it leads — and a news conglomerate offers a big promotion to any high-level company exec who solves the case. So begins the wheeling, dealing and backstabbing of the competing media hotshots as they vie to unmask the so-called Lipstick Killer. Fritz Lang (The Big Heat), whose early career expressionist works would strongly influence the film-noir genre, directs this stylistically understated noir that features an abundance of starpower rare for the genre: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Ida Lupino and other notables.

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  83. The Black Scorpion (1957)
    New 2018 1080p HD Remaster
    Run Time 88:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Mono – English
    ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1, 16×9 Widescreen
    B&W
    BD 25
    Special Features: "Stop Motion Masters" with Ray Harryhausen; Las Vegas Monster and the Beetlemen test footage; Harryhausen's Dinosaur sequence from "The Animal World"; Giant Monsters Trailer Gallery; Theatrical Trailer (HD)

    They’re big. They’re bad. They scuttle along in caverns miles beneath the Earth – until an earthquake opens paths to the surface. Now, these monsters of genus Arachnida are invading our world with deadly force! With top special effects co-designed by King Kong’s Willis O’Brien, The Black Scorpion is horror with a sting more lethal than the king-sized ants that overran Los Angeles’ sewers in the classic Them! Can humankind survive these invincible juggernauts? That fate rests on the shoulders of Hank Scott (1950s monster-movie stalwart Richard Denning) as the creatures rip a train from its track, snatch a helicopter from the sky and, in the film’s most gripping sequence, battle each other in their subterranean lair.

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  84. Rick Thompson

    Not I. I saw it in original release on a big screen, and found it to be a crashing, if beautifully photographed, bore. But I hope you finally get it, as it's apparently a favorite for you.

    I agree. Put me to sleep.

  85. Randy Korstick

    January and February 2018:
    Flight of the Dragons
    Teen Titans
    The Hanging Tree
    Harper
    The Drowning Pool
    Leatherface: TCM III
    Animal Kingdom: Season 2

    I don't see a difference in the number of titles. WA has always started the First 2 months slowly because they take December off and then they ramp up the number of titles for March -November. The only difference this year was they announced all January and February titles in December so it is giving people the false impression that they haven't been announcing as much.

    Point taken. I should have been clearer in that I was referring to catalog films. Admittedly selfishl, I don't pay attention to their TV releases.

  86. revgen

    It looks like I'll be buying all three releases next month.

    Ditto. I have the two Fritz Lang films on European DVD's (on the Warner label), and they are simply too soft to allow for much detail. This is great news!

    Perhaps more to come for next month…?

  87. Not something that I'm overly enthusiastic about (as I would be for eg. Sea hawk, Captain Blood and i don't know what else), but since I love Dana Andrews, I might get them in the future when I'll have bought everything else I'm more interested in! 😛

  88. Dick

    Ditto. I have the two Fritz Lang films on European DVD's (on the Warner label), and they are simply too soft to allow for much detail. This is great news!

    Perhaps more to come for next month…?

    I don't think there will be any pre-1980 titles.

    There are rumors that Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero (1998) will be released.

  89. good with the announcements, just to add to the TV releases, do you think that there are enough of us "older" people, that WB might look into doing "The Waltons" on blu via the Archive, that is one series that might bring some interest to those that overlook the Tv releases. 😀

  90. Robert Crawford

    The Black Scorpion (1957)
    New 2018 1080p HD Remaster
    Run Time 88:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Mono – English
    ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1, 16×9 Widescreen
    B&W
    BD 25
    Special Features: "Stop Motion Masters" with Ray Harryhausen; Las Vegas Monster and the Beetlemen test footage; Harryhausen's Dinosaur sequence from "The Animal World"; Giant Monsters Trailer Gallery; Theatrical Trailer (HD)

    They’re big. They’re bad. They scuttle along in caverns miles beneath the Earth – until an earthquake opens paths to the surface. Now, these monsters of genus Arachnida are invading our world with deadly force! With top special effects co-designed by King Kong’s Willis O’Brien, The Black Scorpion is horror with a sting more lethal than the king-sized ants that overran Los Angeles’ sewers in the classic Them! Can humankind survive these invincible juggernauts? That fate rests on the shoulders of Hank Scott (1950s monster-movie stalwart Richard Denning) as the creatures rip a train from its track, snatch a helicopter from the sky and, in the film’s most gripping sequence, battle each other in their subterranean lair.

    [​IMG]

    Mara Corday on Blu-ray disc! Who'd have believed it? I'll have to buy this disc.

  91. I wouldn't blind-buy any catalogue releases (like these three, that I haven't seen). I buy a Blu-ray because it's a film I want to own, usually something I've seen many years ago & that's stayed with me. I have bought highly praised classics because I thought I should…& they've stayed on the shelf un-viewed. I'm not cutting down my choices, as growing up it was all 30s 40s & 50s films on the TV, & I have a soft spot for so many of them.

  92. As much as I look forward to each month's WAC announcements, excitedly hoping for an Errol Flynn release, I'm now doubtful we'll see any meaningful Flynn releases from WB/WAC. Certainly no box set (when the last time WB/WAC did one of those for a deep catalog collection on BD?).

    I'm facing reality, in that we're over 10 years into BD and WB has only released 2 Flynn films on BD….The Adventures of Robin Hood and Dodge City. Not sure if it's a matter of elements and cost to bring them up to HD level or a perceived lack of sales potential, or a combination of the two, but I will be surprised if we see any more Flynn films released on BD. I dream that we'll get at least Captain Blood or The Sea Hawk but my gut feeling is the chances of those are less than 50/50 within the foreseeable future, and less than 10% probability of any titles other than those. Nothing informs this feeling other than my gut and the feeling that the longer we go without seeing these films released on BD equates to the less chance we'll see them at all.

  93. atfree

    As much as I look forward to each month's WAC announcements, excitedly hoping for an Errol Flynn release, I'm now doubtful we'll see any meaningful Flynn releases from WB/WAC. Certainly no box set (when the last time WB/WAC did one of those for a deep catalog collection on BD?).

    I'm facing reality, in that we're over 10 years into BD and WB has only released 2 Flynn films on BD….The Adventures of Robin Hood and Dodge City. Not sure if it's a matter of elements and cost to bring them up to HD level or a perceived lack of sales potential, or a combination of the two, but I will be surprised if we see any more Flynn films released on BD. I dream that we'll get at least Captain Blood or The Sea Hawk but my gut feeling is the chances of those are less than 50/50 within the foreseeable future, and less than 10% probability of any titles other than those. Nothing informs this feeling other than my gut and the feeling that the longer we go without seeing these films released on BD equates to the less chance we'll see them at all.

    It would be nice to see the Sea Hawk and Captain Blood that's for sure.

  94. atfree

    Point taken. I should have been clearer in that I was referring to catalog films. Admittedly selfishl, I don't pay attention to their TV releases.

    I think most of us here agree with your point on older catalog titles. But Warner has a huge catalog and they have to try to please everyone to capture sales from different areas. But they all take the same amount of resources and count as releases to WA. I think they do a good job of releasing all the different areas of their catalog. The downside is that someone waiting for specific genre titles, tv shows or movies by an actor may have to wait longer.

  95. WAC doesn't do box sets on blu ray. At least not to this point. I think we will definitely see some more classic Errol Flynn. WAC knows Flynn sells just like Bogart and others they have released. I love Dana Andrews but if they think he will sell then they know Flynn will sell. Its just a combination of the films need remastering and some restoration to be ready for HD and they have a huge catalog to release and limited resources. We may never see the deep catalog of Flynn on Blu Ray but I have no doubt we will see titles like The Sea Hawk, Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade, They died with their boots on.

  96. Billy Batson

    I wouldn't blind-buy any catalogue releases (like these three, that I haven't seen). I buy a Blu-ray because it's a film I want to own, usually something I've seen many years ago & that's stayed with me. I have bought highly praised classics because I thought I should…& they've stayed on the shelf un-viewed. I'm not cutting down my choices, as growing up it was all 30s 40s & 50s films on the TV, & I have a soft spot for so many of them.

    If they remain unwatched, why did you buy them? I can understand someone buying a disc because the film is highly-regarded, watching it once and deciding never to watch it again. But to buy a disc and not to watch it even once is eccentric.

  97. Robin9

    If they remain unwatched, why did you buy them? I can understand someone buying a disc because the film is highly-regarded, watching it once and deciding never to watch it again. But to buy a disc and not to watch it even once is eccentric.

    Good question, I dunno, I must be eccentric. I thought most of us had books that we'll surly get around to reading one day (but really we know we won't), & clothes that we've never worn in the wardrobe or the back of a draw. I tend not to watch a disc right away, & it can end up unwatched & forgotten about. With me, half the pleasure of buying a loved catalogue release is owning it, unlike TV box sets, where it's all about the watching (& I have a backlog of TV sets as well, I don't think I've watched any Blu-ray films so far this year, it's been all box sets, all US TV & a lot of HBO, some fantastic stuff).

  98. Nothing of instant or great interest for me here, either. Seems that B films and exploitation flicks are the meat and potatoes of the WB blu-ray taste makers. They sit on a mountain of incredible classics which are buried and ignored. Wish they would make a deal with Kino or free up the overseas WB franchises to make more classics available. Those of us who hunger for them will most likely be dead and in our graves when and if WB eventually gets around to it.

  99. Ed Lachmann

    Nothing of instant or great interest for me here, either. Seems that B films and exploitation flicks are the meat and potatoes of the WB blu-ray taste makers. They sit on a mountain of incredible classics which are buried and ignored. Wish they would make a deal with Kino or free up the overseas WB franchises to make more classics available. Those of us who hunger for them will most likely be dead and in our graves when and if WB eventually gets around to it.

    How about–GOODBYE MR CHIPS—-PENNIES FROM HEAVEN—THE BUTCHER BOY—-LOCAL HERO—WHO'S LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?—UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE —THE SHELTERING SKY—WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY.

  100. OR…Around the World in 80 Days, Now Voyager, Helen of Troy, Julius Caesar, The Great Ziegfeld, Cimarron ('30), The Man Who Came to Dinner, Scaramouche, The Bad and the Beautiful, A Face in the Crowd, Night of the Iguana, Mr. Skeffington, The Broadway Melody…just to name a few.

  101. I kind of think now that Criterion and Warner are in an active relationship that a large portion of the most wanted may be with them. But since Warner is actively restoring titles, they are using WAC to release lesser known films like the 2 Lang's along with certain genre films that are proven sellers.

  102. Robin9

    If they remain unwatched, why did you buy them? I can understand someone buying a disc because the film is highly-regarded, watching it once and deciding never to watch it again. But to buy a disc and not to watch it even once is eccentric.

    Each to his own. Apparently you do not subscribe to the Movie Collectors' Club. Yes, this hobby/obsession/whatever can be viewed as "eccentric," but for a great many of us on this forum, it is also a true passion. We may or may not get around to watching every movie on our shelves, but having them up there is a comfort, kind of like owning a thousand inanimate support animals. 😉

  103. I'm making a visit to Iran and Italy in May/June so here's a request to Warner .. please hold off announcing the complete collection of Fred and Ginger till I'm back so I can pre-order. And maybe that Errol Flynn collection as well…..

  104. Dick

    Each to his own. Apparently you do not subscribe to the Movie Collectors' Club. Yes, this hobby/obsession/whatever can be viewed as "eccentric," but for a great many of us on this forum, it is also a true passion. We may or may not get around to watching every movie on our shelves, but having them up there is a comfort, kind of like owning a thousand inanimate support animals. 😉

    I must admit I don't own a thousand inanimate support animals either! 🙂

  105. Billy Batson

    Well of course these things are subjective, but after two months wait & the big build-up (to be fair, not by Warner), this weeks announcements were a bit of a damp squib.

    What is interesting is that the Archives appears not to be making an effort to get out the titles most often requested on this forum. The three titles for March are interesting…there have been people asking for BLACK SCORPION (and GIANT BEHEMOTH, often as suggestions for a second Special Effects volume that isn't going to happen). But as for the two Lang films — has anyone specifically included them in their wish lists posted here? Was anyone citing THE DROWNING POOL as a need-to-own requests? Go back through their 2017 releases and try to pick out the ones that collectors are truly pining for. To be fair, there are some. Of course, any film has its champions, but exponentially more or fewer depending on the title.

    I like BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT and WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS and will be happy to replace my awful-looking Region 2 DVD's, but are we ever going to see the ones so many of us have been begging for (RYAN'S DAUGHTER, 7 FACES OF DR. LAO, The Flynn stuff, the Astaire-Rogers stuff, DAMN YANKEES, PAJAMA GAME, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, LAND OF THE PHARAOHS, THE LAST OF SHEILA, etc. etc. There were musings that DARK OF THE SUN, a "Bubbling Under the Top 10" in popularity on a Warner Bros poll of a few years ago, would be part of this month's announcements, but that, too, remains a no-show.

    The Archives has an output of roughly 40-50 titles per year, and the studio holdings total thousands. Who actually makes the decisions regarding what has the honor of a Blu-ray upgrade? Who came up with BELLS ARE RINGING, DEEP IN MY HEART, FROM HELL IT CAME, IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER, ICE PIRATES, HIT THE DECK, etc.? I do understand that some films are more ready to "go out the door" than others due to element availability, and those probably include the ones I reference above. But these, in deference to, say, PRINCE OF THE CITY, A PLACE IN THE SUN, ADAM'S RIB, the MGM silent films and Marx Bros. classics, KING SOLOMON'S MINE (1950), LILI, and on and on…? Surely there are decent elements for hundreds of better films.

    It's not that we're ungrateful that they're actually still releasing classic titles. But, like many of us HTF members, I am in my late 60's, and at 40-50 titles per year, it grows less and less likely that I will be able to own the really accomplished movies that remain unreleased (so far) on Blu. Over a year ago, I posted a list of titles I predicted were most likely to come from the Archives in 2017. This was not a wish list, it was a prediction, including titles I had only moderate interest in but which are very popular. Only one of about 25 turned up. I've posted another for this year, and I don't expect any better results.

    Hopefully without sounding like I am entitled and that my choices are more important than anyone else's, I appeal to Mr. Feltenstein and the WB Studio to begin paying closer attention to member requests here and on other forums. Time is not slowing down for any of us. Many thanks!

  106. Dick

    What is interesting is that the Archives appears not to be making an effort to get out the titles most often requested on this forum. The three titles for March are interesting…there have been people asking for BLACK SCORPION (and GIANT BEHEMOTH, often as suggestions for a second Special Effects volume that isn't going to happen). But as for the two Lang films — has anyone specifically included them in their wish lists posted here? Was anyone citing THE DROWNING POOL as a need-to-own requests? Go back through their 2017 releases and try to pick out the ones that collectors are truly pining for. To be fair, there are some. Of course, any film has its champions, but exponentially more or fewer depending on the title.

    I like BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT and WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS and will be happy to replace my awful-looking Region 2 DVD's, but are we ever going to see the ones so many of us have been begging for (RYAN'S DAUGHTER, 7 FACES OF DR. LAO, The Flynn stuff, the Astaire-Rogers stuff, DAMN YANKEES, PAJAMA GAME, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, LAND OF THE PHARAOHS, THE LAST OF SHEILA, etc. etc. There were musings that DARK OF THE SUN, a "Bubbling Under the Top 10" in popularity on a Warner Bros poll of a few years ago, would be part of this month's announcements, but that, too, remains a no-show.

    The Archives has an output of roughly 40-50 titles per year, and the studio holdings total thousands. Who actually makes the decisions regarding what has the honor of a Blu-ray upgrade? Who came up with BELLS ARE RINGING, DEEP IN MY HEART, FROM HELL IT CAME, IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER, ICE PIRATES, HIT THE DECK, etc.? I do understand that some films are more ready to "go out the door" than others due to element availability, and those probably include the ones I reference above. But these, in deference to, say, PRINCE OF THE CITY, A PLACE IN THE SUN, ADAM'S RIB, the MGM silent films and Marx Bros. classics, KING SOLOMON'S MINE (1950), LILI, and on and on…? Surely there are decent elements for hundreds of better films.

    It's not that we're ungrateful that they're actually still releasing classic titles. But, like many of us HTF members, I am in my late 60's, and at 40-50 titles per year, it grows less and less likely that I will be able to own the really accomplished movies that remain unreleased (so far) on Blu. Over a year ago, I posted a list of titles I predicted were most likely to come from the Archives in 2017. This was not a wish list, it was a prediction, including titles I had only moderate interest in but which are very popular. Only one of about 25 turned up. I've posted another for this year, and I don't expect any better results.

    Hopefully without sounding like I am entitled and that my choices are more important than anyone else's, I appeal to Mr. Feltenstein and the WB Studio to begin paying closer attention to member requests here and on other forums. Time is not slowing down for any of us. Many thanks!

    Ultimately, I think the problem is that they have a lot of people they are trying to please, and it is impossible to please everybody all the time. You listed several movies, like Bells Are Ringing, Deep In My Heart, It's Always Fair, Weather, and Hit The Deck, all of which are titles I personally enjoy, and you, along with many others, list many titles that I could care less about. Ultimately, we all just need to figure out what we want, and support it. After being somewhat disappointed myself after last year's releases, I have now determined that the only titles I am willing to support at FULL PRICE are their releases of musicals from the 30s-50s (although, considering what they seem to release, I should probably be saying 1954-60), along with any other titles that are upgrades of titles I have on dvd. I will probably also extend that full price purchase to (almost) any title released from the 30s, considering how much they are avoiding that decade. It's a choice I hated to make, but I can't keep buying titles I haven't heard of or seen before while waiting for them to upgrade everything I want. Before I made that choice, I would have considered both While The City Sleeps and Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (although admittedly, only as titles in a 4 for $44 sale). Now, they are filler titles, only to be used if I can't find enough that are otherwise much higher on my list.
    While I am thinking about it, what other musicals seem like realistic possibilities to everybody? I know they haven't released anything from that genre prior to 1954 since their release of Thank Your Lucky Stars in 2015. What else remains from the 54-60 period? I know there is Seven Brides and High Society, but I think it will be enough of an uphill battle to get one, never mind both, of them in the same year.

  107. Dick

    What is interesting is that the Archives appears not to be making an effort to get out the titles most often requested on this forum. The three titles for March are interesting…there have been people asking for BLACK SCORPION (and GIANT BEHEMOTH, often as suggestions for a second Special Effects volume that isn't going to happen). But as for the two Lang films — has anyone specifically included them in their wish lists posted here? Was anyone citing THE DROWNING POOL as a need-to-own requests? Go back through their 2017 releases and try to pick out the ones that collectors are truly pining for. To be fair, there are some. Of course, any film has its champions, but exponentially more or fewer depending on the title.

    I like BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT and WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS and will be happy to replace my awful-looking Region 2 DVD's, but are we ever going to see the ones so many of us have been begging for (RYAN'S DAUGHTER, 7 FACES OF DR. LAO, The Flynn stuff, the Astaire-Rogers stuff, DAMN YANKEES, PAJAMA GAME, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, LAND OF THE PHARAOHS, THE LAST OF SHEILA, etc. etc. There were musings that DARK OF THE SUN, a "Bubbling Under the Top 10" in popularity on a Warner Bros poll of a few years ago, would be part of this month's announcements, but that, too, remains a no-show.

    The Archives has an output of roughly 40-50 titles per year, and the studio holdings total thousands. Who actually makes the decisions regarding what has the honor of a Blu-ray upgrade? Who came up with BELLS ARE RINGING, DEEP IN MY HEART, FROM HELL IT CAME, IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER, ICE PIRATES, HIT THE DECK, etc.? I do understand that some films are more ready to "go out the door" than others due to element availability, and those probably include the ones I reference above. But these, in deference to, say, PRINCE OF THE CITY, A PLACE IN THE SUN, ADAM'S RIB, the MGM silent films and Marx Bros. classics, KING SOLOMON'S MINE (1950), LILI, and on and on…? Surely there are decent elements for hundreds of better films.

    It's not that we're ungrateful that they're actually still releasing classic titles. But, like many of us HTF members, I am in my late 60's, and at 40-50 titles per year, it grows less and less likely that I will be able to own the really accomplished movies that remain unreleased (so far) on Blu. Over a year ago, I posted a list of titles I predicted were most likely to come from the Archives in 2017. This was not a wish list, it was a prediction, including titles I had only moderate interest in but which are very popular. Only one of about 25 turned up. I've posted another for this year, and I don't expect any better results.

    Hopefully without sounding like I am entitled and that my choices are more important than anyone else's, I appeal to Mr. Feltenstein and the WB Studio to begin paying closer attention to member requests here and on other forums. Time is not slowing down for any of us. Many thanks!

    Here, Here! Bravo.

    I look back at RAH's post in 2014 (I think it was then), which seemed to indicate that the floodgates were about to open from WB and WAC ("Astaire, Flynn, 3-strip Technicolor"). As it turned out, not so much. While WAC's output has increased dramatically, they still release so many "relatively" obscure and niche films while sitting on so many all-time classics. I'm not naive enough to think that cost, potential sales, etc don't factor into their decisions but it's still hard to accept that we've not seen some of these titles released so far into the life cycle of blu-ray.

  108. Ed Lachmann

    OR…Around the World in 80 Days, Now Voyager, Helen of Troy, Julius Caesar, The Great Ziegfeld, Cimarron ('30), The Man Who Came to Dinner, Scaramouche, The Bad and the Beautiful, A Face in the Crowd, Night of the Iguana, Mr. Skeffington, The Broadway Melody…just to name a few.

    i'm waiting on everyone of those, myself

  109. At the risk of sounding like a whiner/complainer/Debbie downer, I, too, have been disappointed in WAC's output. After what was, to me, a really strong 2016 with titles like The Big Sleep and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, I was completely underwhelmed with what they released in 2017. (I wonder if perhaps the majority of what they released in 2016 was supposed to released by WHV and then they switched gears and these titles were given to WAC?) I believe the only disc I bought from them last year was Brigadoon, which was a wonderful surprise… I didn't expect to see that anytime soon, or at all. I agree that they can't be all things to all people and realize that perhaps my taste is more narrow, but I hope that this year will have some more titles on my bucket list–especially films from the 1930s (woefully underrepresented) and other films starring the great female stars of the golden era of Hollywood. In the meantime, boutique labels like Twilight Time and Kino are keeping me busy, which I appreciate.

  110. @Dick Keep in mind that the Warner catalog is being issued by two video divisions. WHV and WAC. Some of the library is allocated to WHV while the rest is allocated to WAC. The problem is that it's hard to know which titles are allocated to which division. WAC may be perfectly willing to release the Flynn films, but may not be able to since they may still be under control of WHV.

  111. revgen

    @Dick Keep in mind that the Warner catalog is being issued by two video divisions. WHV and WAC. Some of the library is allocated to WHV while the rest is allocated to WAC. The problem is that it's hard to know which titles are allocated to which division. WAC may be perfectly willing to release the Flynn films, but may not be able to since they may still be under control of WHV.

    Very True

  112. Regarding the B Movie monster and horror movies everyone likes to pick on for being released. Keep in mind that these titles and 80's horror movies have the most rapid collectors for blu ray release who will buy any and all of these titles on release day instead of waiting for sales like many of us do for these classics we want so bad. These are top sellers for every studio and its why Shout Factory made a whole separate arm Scream Factory. So why its easy to question why these films instead of "more worthy" classic films keep in mind many of these classic films need some expensive work done to be ready for blu ray release so these "unworthy" b movies are more than likely helping to finance some of the classics we want. I personally am a fan of nearly every genre so I enjoy most of their releases. 2017 was a great year for me with some great classics: They were expendable, Battleground, The Law and Jake Wade, Bad Day at Black Rock, Auntie Mame, Brigadoon, Blood Alley, The Sea Chase, Ride the High Country, The Sea Wolf, The Rounders, The Valley of Gwangi and more.

  113. revgen

    @Dick Keep in mind that the Warner catalog is being issued by two video divisions. WHV and WAC. Some of the library is allocated to WHV while the rest is allocated to WAC. The problem is that it's hard to know which titles are allocated to which division. WAC may be perfectly willing to release the Flynn films, but may not be able to since they may still be under control of WHV.

    Is this really an issue?

    I don’t think WHV has released ANY catalog titles since Oct 2015 (the monsters box set).

    I just assumed that all catalog titles had shifted over to WAC

  114. Astairefan

    Ultimately, I think the problem is that they have a lot of people they are trying to please, and it is impossible to please everybody all the time.

    Actually, I'm more inclined to believe that they have a lot of people they are dedicated to ignoring and please pretty much the same group of people most of the time. Sometimes I think they really dislike the deep classic fans (this I write as I'm about to settle down and enjoy my just arrived Kino blu-ray of the 1923 western classic The Covered Wagon). Kino, now that's what you call diverse people pleasing skills!

  115. David Weicker

    Is this really an issue?

    I don’t think WHV has released ANY catalog titles since Oct 2015 (the monsters box set).

    I just assumed that all catalog titles had shifted over to WAC

    Even if they have, what I said before about them trying to release stuff on dvd still applies. Last year, they mainly re-released a lot of OOP WHV releases on dvd, which probably freed up their resources to focus on their blu releases. Later in the year, when they started releasing new-to-dvd movies, it seemed like they struggled a little to get all their blus out in the months they were announced for (we had at least one of the "horror" films announced for September, held back until October, Auntie Mame was part of the announcements for November, and then came out in December, etc). I just think that they only have so many resources, and they do have to account for their dvd-only fans, especially since not everything can make it to blu (I know they have said they don't have the elements to do the Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy movie Sweethearts on blu, for example).

    Ed Lachmann

    Actually, I'm more inclined to believe that they have a lot of people they are dedicated to ignoring and please pretty much the same group of people most of the time. Sometimes I think they really dislike the deep classic fans (this I write as I'm about to settle down and enjoy my just arrived Kino blu-ray of the 1923 western classic The Covered Wagon). Kino, now that's what you call diverse people pleasing skills!

    I never said they can please everybody, either. Me, I have been fairly happy with the variety of what they have released. My biggest problem with them is my own situation, in that I want to upgrade a lot of the classics I have on dvd to blu, and since they own the vast majority of them and are barely upgrading any of them (although to be fair, most of what I have and want are musicals, and they can only release just so many without upsetting everybody else, not to mention my own ability to buy everything), I am slowly running out of space, making it harder to argue in favor of blind buys that might otherwise appeal to me.

  116. atfree

    I've posted my greatest "want" from WAC every year….with little success (only one title released, and it was part of the "Golden Collection"). So, I'm not publicly posting it anymore to see if the jinx can be removed.

    I know how you feel as same happens to me but you know I saw yesterday a WARNER movie called : PURSUED [1947 ] on UK TV in HD and the picture quality was so good the film could have been made yesterday and there were no seen artifacts in view. I had never seen this film before and as a western it is in the same league as High Noon and Mag. 7 ….but will Warner Archives ever release this classic film on BD….I very much doubt it but it is ever so good and deserves to be viewed in BD. It is a classic.

  117. commander richardson

    I know how you feel as same happens to me but you know I saw yesterday a WARNER movie called : PURSUED [1947 ] on UK TV in HD and the picture quality was so good the film could have been made yesterday and there were no seen artifacts in view. I had never seen this film before and as a western it is in the same league as High Noon and Mag. 7 ….but will Warner Archives ever release this classic film on BD….I very much doubt it but it is ever so good and deserves to be viewed in BD. It is a classic.

    There is a very good DVD of this film. It's more than good enough so I'm not impatient for a Blu-ray disc.

  118. David Weicker

    Is this really an issue?

    I don’t think WHV has released ANY catalog titles since Oct 2015 (the monsters box set).

    I just assumed that all catalog titles had shifted over to WAC

    It's hard to tell for sure.

    Last year, WAC released Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993), which is a film based on the TV show Batman: The Animated Series. It sold so well, that WHV is now planning to release the whole TV series on Blu-Ray later this year.

    How does WAC have the Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and WHV has Batman: The Animated Series? It's these little mysteries that make it difficult to determine.

  119. Ed Lachmann

    Actually, I'm more inclined to believe that they have a lot of people they are dedicated to ignoring and please pretty much the same group of people most of the time. Sometimes I think they really dislike the deep classic fans (this I write as I'm about to settle down and enjoy my just arrived Kino blu-ray of the 1923 western classic The Covered Wagon). Kino, now that's what you call diverse people pleasing skills!

    That makes 0 sense from a business sense and since WAC has been far and away the most successful MOD service its obviously not true.
    They have too many people to please so they can keep them all happy all the time. I go to the TV thread and the Hanna Barbera threads and both of those threads have been unhappy since 2016 because WAC increased their blu ray output since 2016 which meant less resources for something else which turned out to be very little classic TV and HB. Before 2016 there were lots of those releases but people were complaining not enough blu rays of classic films so perfect example 2 groups were happy and one wasn't now they have switched. But some classic film fans are still not happy when they are getting the lions share of the resources. Now go on FB and there are tons of people in Hammer film groups constantly complaining that WAC won't release the Hammer films they own that have not been released on blu. There have been requests and complaints for 2 willis o brien films The Black Scorpion and The Giant Behemoth not being released. Now one of them has been so that group is happy. When they release 2 Errol Flynn movies one month a lot of people here will be singing the praises of WAC but all the Bette Davis fans, Elizabeth Taylor fans, DC animation fans, Classic TV fans, HB fans, Hammer fans, classic monster movie fans, etc. will still be disappointed.

  120. commander richardson

    I know how you feel as same happens to me but you know I saw yesterday a WARNER movie called : PURSUED [1947 ] on UK TV in HD and the picture quality was so good the film could have been made yesterday and there were no seen artifacts in view. I had never seen this film before and as a western it is in the same league as High Noon and Mag. 7 ….but will Warner Archives ever release this classic film on BD….I very much doubt it but it is ever so good and deserves to be viewed in BD. It is a classic.

    PURSUED is no longer owned by Warners. But a great Blu ray was put out domestically 2012 by Olive.

  121. I have been hoping for years (seems like eternity) for the release of Blood on the Moon 1948, and Journey into Fear 1942. I have already given up on any Golden Age 3D releases, but a hold out a little hope for those two! And any other RKO noirs & westerns.

  122. mcash007

    I have been hoping for years (seems like eternity) for the release of Blood on the Moon 1948, and Journey into Fear 1942. I have already given up on any Golden Age 3D releases, but a hold out a little hope for those two! And any other RKO noirs & westerns.

    Judging from the DVD, Blood On The Moon will require a lot of work to make it fit for Blu-ray. Warner Archive tend to go for low-hanging fruit so I'll be surprised if that wonderful film comes out on Blu-ray disc.

  123. Astairefan

    No mention about it yet on their FB page, but the Batman and Mr. Freeze Subzero blu is listed on wbshop as coming March. 27.
    https://www.wbshop.com/collections/warner-archive-pre-orders/products/batman-mr-freeze-subzero-bd

    yeah I read some of the specs on that the only thing that kind of concerns me and maybe some of the other people that have been waiting on this Boyd Kirkland originally cut a widescreen version of that or actually was letter box with 5.1 surround sound and I don't think that's what we're going to be getting it's a shame that the directors original version isn't going to get seen

  124. dana martin

    yeah I read some of the specs on that the only thing that kind of concerns me and maybe some of the other people that have been waiting on this Boyd Kirkland originally cut a widescreen version of that or actually was letter box with 5.1 surround sound and I don't think that's what we're going to be getting it's a shame that the directors original version isn't going to get seen

    According to them on FB, they know the rumors about that, and they say that's all it is, a rumor.

  125. dana martin

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    just saying, 1.66:1 and full frame, maybe the sound doesn't change, it doesn't matter though, this was pre-ordered as soon as i t showed up on the Archive site, out of all of the Animated series, this "Villain" is possibly the most sympathetic character arc in the series,

    If the sound was 5.1 on the Laserdisc it would specifically say AC-3 which this does not so it was not a 5.1 mix. They also they pointed out that this film was not framed during the animation process to be matted at 1.66 . The matts were simply added when it was released on home video.

  126. John Morgan

    PURSUED is no longer owned by Warners. But a great Blu ray was put out domestically 2012 by Olive.

    Just wish more classic titles would be "liberated" from WB. Please, let them give up all their wonderful widescreen historical films and give Olive, Eureka and Kino a shot at them. Haven't seen even one of them since WB started their blu-ray Archive.

  127. I wonder if we’ll see a release of the Candidate (1972) sometime soon? It is the midterms after all, and the only DVD release is that full screen travesty from the early days of the format.

  128. Ed Lachmann

    Just wish more classic titles would be "liberated" from WB. Please, let them give up all their wonderful widescreen historical films and give Olive, Eureka and Kino a shot at them. Haven't seen even one of them since WB started their blu-ray Archive.

    As a big fan of Historical epics I'm drawing a blank as to what films you could be referring to. Other than lesser titles like Helen of Troy and Land of the Pharaohs what other Widescreen historical epics does Warner have that have not already been released? I guess Around the world in 80 days could fit but we know that needs restoration work. Ryans Daughter and Raintree County are more soap operas than Historical Epics and both need work.

  129. I am delighted by the dozens and dozens of exceptional Blu-ray releases WB has been providing, and continues to. So many amazing releases, and they appeal to a multitude of audiences. I certainly understand the frustration of some who bemoan the lack of a release of their particular favorites. Not every title is one that I may want, but I certainly know it will appeal to others. I myself, have been constantly surprised and satisfied by their diverse and exceptional Blu-rays….and a Warner release means you don't have to worry about a dated master that looks like an upconverted DVD. WB gives us the real deal, and their product is first-class. Keep them coming! I'm certain I speak for many film enthusiasts who are grateful for the great Blu-rays you have brought forth, and we look forward to your future surprises as well.

  130. Conrad_SSS

    I am delighted by the dozens and dozens of exceptional Blu-ray releases WB has been providing, and continues to. So many amazing releases, and they appeal to a multitude of audiences. I certainly understand the frustration of some who bemoan the lack of a release of their particular favorites. Not every title is one that I may want, but I certainly know it will appeal to others. I myself, have been constantly surprised and satisfied by their diverse and exceptional Blu-rays….and a Warner release means you don't have to worry about a dated master that looks like an upconverted DVD. WB gives us the real deal, and their product is first-class. Keep them coming! I'm certain I speak for many film enthusiasts who are grateful for the great Blu-rays you have brought forth, and we look forward to your future surprises as well.

    Well said. I agree completely. No other studio has as much different material as Warners so they are bound to always disappoint different groups at different times but when Warners goes through a run of titles those groups have been waiting for they are suddenly singing the praises.

  131. Conrad_SSS

    I am delighted by the dozens and dozens of exceptional Blu-ray releases WB has been providing, and continues to. So many amazing releases, and they appeal to a multitude of audiences. I certainly understand the frustration of some who bemoan the lack of a release of their particular favorites. Not every title is one that I may want, but I certainly know it will appeal to others. I myself, have been constantly surprised and satisfied by their diverse and exceptional Blu-rays….and a Warner release means you don't have to worry about a dated master that looks like an upconverted DVD. WB gives us the real deal, and their product is first-class. Keep them coming! I'm certain I speak for many film enthusiasts who are grateful for the great Blu-rays you have brought forth, and we look forward to your future surprises as well.

    I agree with this post, but like most of us, I am frustrated by the fact that the titles we most request are mostly being left unreleased. The fact that Shout! Factory has recently entered into an agreement with WB is encouraging, and suggests that WB is finally admitting it cannot meet the demands of collectors by itself. If they can achieve what Universal lately has — licensing their titles out to multiple niche companies — things are going to get way-y-y better!

  132. Dick

    I agree with this post, but like most of us, I am frustrated by the fact that the titles we most request are mostly being left unreleased. The fact that Shout! Factory has recently entered into an agreement with WB is encouraging, and suggests that WB is finally admitting it cannot meet the demands of collectors by itself. If they can achieve what Universal lately has — licensing their titles out to multiple niche companies — things are going to get way-y-y better!

    Half the films on my wish list are Warner. So I guess that could be a good thing.

  133. Randy Korstick

    As a big fan of Historical epics I'm drawing a blank as to what films you could be referring to. Other than lesser titles like Helen of Troy and Land of the Pharaohs what other Widescreen historical epics does Warner have that have not already been released? I guess Around the world in 80 days could fit but we know that needs restoration work. Ryans Daughter and Raintree County are more soap operas than Historical Epics and both need work.

    Well to be fair, Ed did say widescreen historical films, not epics. Apart from Helen & Pharaohs (yes Please!), there's the 'scope films:

    Knights Of The Round Table (1953)
    King Richard & The Crusaders (1954) – a bit naff, but I enjoyed it when I saw it on TCM the other year.
    The Silver Chalice (1954) – I've never seen this one, but I'd buy it despite its reputation.
    Quentin Durward (1955)

    & a couple of tasty 4×3 films:

    The Three Musketeers (1948)
    Scaramouche (1952)
    Ivanhoe (1952)

    I'd be delighted to buy any one of that colourful lot (esp. the last two).

  134. Billy Batson

    Well to be fair, Ed did say widescreen historical films, not epics. Apart from Helen & Pharaohs (yes Please!), there's the 'scope films:

    Knights Of The Round Table (1953)
    King Richard & The Crusaders (1954) – a bit naff, but I enjoyed it when I saw it on TCM the other year.
    The Silver Chalice (1954) – I've never seen this one, but I'd buy it despite its reputation.
    Quentin Durward (1955)

    & a couple of tasty 4×3 films:

    The Three Musketeers (1948)
    Scaramouche (1952)
    Ivanhoe (1952)

    I'd be delighted to buy any one of that colourful lot (esp. the last two).

    Yes there are lots of historical 4x 3 films not released and those would probably be the bigger sellers for what Warners has unreleased in historical films.. But all the the widescreen ones I mentioned and the ones above are minor films that were not big sellers on DVD, Laserdisc or VHS so you can't blame them for not rushing to restore and release those although I am sure they will get around to a couple of those eventually. I would certainly buy them all. But its not like they haven't released films like Ben Hur, Ten Commandents or other big sellers like that.

  135. Well one thing's for sure, Warner does have the mother lode of swashbucklers, those films plus the Errol Flynn films, & even back to the '35 Three Musketeers (with a great Max Steiner score), & just for fun, Start The Revolution Without Me (& stretching things a bit, My Favourite Year). Over to you Warner.

  136. Dick

    I agree with this post, but like most of us, I am frustrated by the fact that the titles we most request are mostly being left unreleased. The fact that Shout! Factory has recently entered into an agreement with WB is encouraging, and suggests that WB is finally admitting it cannot meet the demands of collectors by itself. If they can achieve what Universal lately has — licensing their titles out to multiple niche companies — things are going to get way-y-y better!

    Just depends on what groups they are aiming for. So far, Shout! has yet to release anything on blu that appeals to me (although they mainly focus on horror, a genre I don't care for at all). The upcoming Criterion release of King Of Jazz is probably the first "must-have" (for me, anyways, since I really like musicals from the late 20s through the 50s) Universal-owned title that I have seen not come from Universal themselves. So far, WB hasn't been licensing musicals (at least, not through Criterion yet, anyway), and until that happens (hopefully through Classicflix, if I could have my preference), I will mainly be focusing on WAC.

  137. I didn't find any general WAC blurays thread so I'll write this here.
    In the other forum someone claims that Supergirl (1984) is coming in June!
    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=14838429&postcount=81
    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=14841485&postcount=88

    Really hope this is true and includes the director's cut too.
    I know this is a bad movie, but I love it since I first saw it in my childhood!
    (and it has a great Jerry Goldsmith score too)

    [​IMG]

  138. I don't recall liking Supergirl when it first come out, but truthfully I don't remember it much at all. I might pick this up if it came with the DC, as I have read that it brings back scenes that are relevant and make the movie better.

  139. Konstantinos

    I know this is a bad movie, but I love it since I first saw it in my childhood!

    I agree. It's far from a perfect film. But I enjoy it. Helen Slater is great in the title role and makes it worthwhile. I have the two disc set from Anchor Bay. The longer version of the film helps, but the Argo City and Phantom Zone sequences are still confusing. At least to me.

  140. Konstantinos

    I didn't find any general WAC blurays thread so I'll write this here.
    In the other forum someone claims that Supergirl (1984) is coming in June!
    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=14838429&postcount=81
    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=14841485&postcount=88

    Really hope this is true and includes the director's cut too.
    I know this is a bad movie, but I love it since I first saw it in my childhood!
    (and it has a great Jerry Goldsmith score too)

    [​IMG]

    Funny memory about this film is when it came out (I was about 7) a family friend took her daughter (about the same age as me) myself, and one other kid to the movies to see this. I must have hated it because the only thing I really remember is riding in the mom's really awesome '80 or '81 Firebird… I'd be willing to give it another chance…

  141. skylark68

    I must have hated it because the only thing I really remember is riding in the mom's really awesome '80 or '81 Firebird… I'd be willing to give it another chance…

    Which, riding in the awesome Firebird or watching Supergirl?

  142. Rodney

    Which, riding in the awesome Firebird or watching Supergirl?

    I imagine the Firebird is long gone unfortunately (plus the family moved to Colorado a couple of years later anyways) so I’ll give Supergirl another chance. No luck on the drive in either. It was a mall theater (remember those?) lol

  143. WBArchive Annoucements. ….I would Love to finally see … Day's of Wine and Roses get released. It should have been released long ago by WBArchive. ……….. Ivanhoe, Knights of the Round Table, Helen of Troy, The Master of Ballantrae with Errol Flynn ! The HAMMER FILMS titles ?… I doubt it but, Just 1 and I would be HAPPY !

  144. Dick

    This thread seems to have grown legs. At this point, I would request that the header be changed to "While We Await the Next Warner Bros Archives Announcements.

    Thanks.

    So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done…..

  145. Matt Hough

    Despite all its campy Faye Dunaway-esque qualities, I still kind of enjoyed it. I'll definitely buy it if on Blu-ray.

    she was great in the movie but she Is now all plastic and Jerry Goldsmith's music score is phenomenal . John Williams was first choice but it clashed with his scoring schedule.

  146. Ed Lachmann

    A new array of disappointments and second rate titles I'd wager as well.

    One man's disappointments and second rate titles are another man's treasures. 🙂 I, for one, would much rather see a "B" sci-fi film rather than one of those awful Busby Berkeley musicals but hey, that's just me. No matter what Warners announces there are bound to be both smiles and frowns.

  147. RICK BOND

    Probably 4 more third rate movies that few people like. I hope they don't sell ! When are they releasing those Great Classics that they have sitting on the shelf ??? : ( ?

    Thanks for that, Rick. I now intend to buy every third rate movie the Archives put out 🙂 including that double dose of 50s trash by that hack Fritz Long or whatever his name is as well as that giant scorpion movie to support the Archives.

  148. Thomas T

    Thanks for that, Rick. I now intend to buy every third rate movie the Archives put out 🙂 including that double dose of 50s trash by that hack Fritz Long or whatever his name is as well as that giant scorpion movie to support the Archives.

    Ah, so you're the one buying this stuff! I'm not supporting the Archives, I'm just buying films that I'd like to own, & If Warner releases any of those, I'll buy 'em. Thinking about the amount of films that have been made, I dunno, for arguments sake, let's say 3000 a decade (a lot more really), so from the 30s to the 70s that's a lot of movies…& how many of those films do I really want? Well I'd struggle to list over 350. Here's hoping for at least one film I'd like a month, I'd be more than happy with that. It's getting on for April & so far I've only bought one 2018 catalogue release, Harper, although there are a few others on the horizon that I know I'll be buying.

  149. RICK BOND

    Probably 4 more third rate movies that few people like. I hope they don't sell ! When are they releasing those Great Classics that they have sitting on the shelf ??? : ( ?

    The day we pass into the Great Beyond and not before……….

  150. Not sure exactly where to put this, but for those people who watch for the WAC 4 for 44 sale at WBSHOP I would keep an eye out for tomorrow or Friday mid-day. The last couple years they've started their Spring Sale the 4th Thursday (near 1st day of Spring).

    Nothing has been announced yet, but often late the night before or early the day of the sale isn't unusual for the 1st announcement

  151. Andrew Budgell

    The Warner Archive confirmed on Twitter that Les Girls is the only film they're releasing on Blu-ray in April.

    They're going backwards of late. Disappointing, of course.

  152. Dick

    They're going backwards of late. Disappointing, of course.

    The big question here is, why? It could be for any number of reasons. It could be due to poor sales. It could be because they are doing work for the titles they are licensing out, similar to what Sony has been doing for their licensed titles, which takes away resources from their own releases. It could also be they are using more resources to try and get out the "bigger" classics everybody on here keeps clamoring for, which have been said to be in somewhat worse shape because they ARE bigger classics and therefore need more work than some of the "low-hanging fruit" they have been giving us. It could be they might be trying to give us some classic tv shows on blu (and I would assume tv shows might require more resources than a movie). They could also just be trying to give us more movies/ tv shows on dvd. Or it could be something else entirely. Who knows.

  153. Astairefan

    The big question here is, why? It could be for any number of reasons.

    Implicit in my statement (I think) is that it was disappointing to me. Of course there could be myriad reasons for this output, and the ones you cite are valid. Because there is such a vast number of movies in WB's vault, it will always seem disappointing when the ones we really want personally remain no-show's on Blu-ray. Can't please everybody each month. But they're certainly infinitely better at getting out their classics than Disney or Paramount, and now with Shout! getting one of the Lewton films, and Criterion continuing to put one out on some months, there is hope anew that these relationships are fruitful for all companies involved, expanding WB's abilities for releasing its back titles more rapidly. I was not meaning to criticize the Archives (I own about 90% of their Blu's and they're terrific), but they had been pretty steadily putting out 4-5 titles per month last year, and now…many fewer so far. Although he's certainly not obliged to offer it, a quick comment from Mr. Feltenstein about their plans for current and future releases might be a bit of great P.R. Just sayin'. I will keep listening to the Archives podcasts for any clues about this. 🙂

  154. Warner Archives seems to be doing an abrupt about face in releasing only one Archive Blu Ray in April.
    Very sad and very uncool in not notifying the consumer that they are backing off.
    Also with the departure of Mr Lime at Kino, there's not much going on at Kino either. ….communication wise.

  155. Andrew Budgell

    The Warner Archive confirmed on Twitter that Les Girls is the only film they're releasing on Blu-ray in April.

    Already I'm thinking, it was good while it lasted (but never good enough, Errol…). Maybe time to license out some classic titles to companies like Arrow, or a price hike & strickly limited numbers…or something.

  156. Does anybody have a rundown of numbers of Blu-rays released each year through the Warner Archive Collection?
    Would be interesting to see where we are heading with this but the overall impression is that numbers are going down.

  157. OliverK

    Does anybody have a rundown of numbers of Blu-rays released each year through the Warner Archive Collection?
    Would be interesting to see where we are heading with this but the overall impression is that numbers are going down.

    On another forum someone posted that WAC's output from January-April 2017 was 19 titles. This year it's 9.

  158. Dick

    Implicit in my statement (I think) is that it was disappointing to me. Of course there could be myriad reasons for this output, and the ones you cite are valid. Because there is such a vast number of movies in WB's vault, it will always seem disappointing when the ones we really want personally remain no-show's on Blu-ray. Can't please everybody each month. But they're certainly infinitely better at getting out their classics than Disney or Paramount, and now with Shout! getting one of the Lewton films, and Criterion continuing to put one out on some months, there is hope anew that these relationships are fruitful for all companies involved, expanding WB's abilities for releasing its back titles more rapidly. I was not meaning to criticize the Archives (I own about 90% of their Blu's and they're terrific), but they had been pretty steadily putting out 4-5 titles per month last year, and now…many fewer so far. Although he's certainly not obliged to offer it, a quick comment from Mr. Feltenstein about their plans for current and future releases might be a bit of great P.R. Just sayin'. I will keep listening to the Archives podcasts for any clues about this. 🙂

    I understand what you were saying previously, and I certainly wasn't trying to be critical myself. I still believe this is either because of poor sales, or essentially a case of how they are using their resources (which for us comes with a warning of "be careful what you wish for"). I still maintain that last year's output was the result of them focusing on their blu releases, while almost entirely re-releasing OOP WHV releases on dvd for about the first half of the year (and I think they got hammered on that by a lot of their fans who are either dvd-only or who want them to fulfill the program's promise of getting everything on dvd, and we know they can't get everything on blu). And look at how we have changed our opinions. For most of 2016, we all seemed to think that WAC was finally coming through on the promise that RAH had given us from Warner back in mid-2014, and the main thing we wanted was for them to increase their output. Well, we got that increase in 2017, and it resulted in us all starting to really complain about what titles they were releasing (an almost complete about-face from our opinion the previous year). I think we have to figure out what we want: some of the big classics at a much slower pace, or more releases, just not the big classics we want.
    And them licensing their titles out may not be what we want, either. Criterion obviously gives us all reason to rejoice, because they are willing and able to put in work on restoring movies. I personally don't really know with Shout, but my impression is that they license the transfer and don't work on it themselves (if I am wrong, somebody please correct me). If that is true, then it is up to Warner what they give them. If they go the Sony route and give them WAC-level transfers, then that is still a drain on Warner's resources, and we still won't get releases any faster than what we have been (I would assume).

  159. Andrew Budgell

    On another forum someone posted that WAC's output from January-April 2017 was 19 titles. This year it's 9.

    That's not correct I just checked and with the addition of Les Girls and Shameless season 8 WAC has so far released 13 blu ray titles from January-April this year. April announcements are probably not finished yet. So its about the same amount of titles. No slowdown they are just diversifying their huge catalog more.

  160. Randy Korstick

    That's not correct I just checked and with the addition of Les Girls and Shameless season 8 WAC has so far released 13 blu ray titles from January-April this year. April announcements are probably not finished yet. So its about the same amount of titles. No slowdown they are just diversifying their huge catalog more.

    I apologize if that number was incorrect (I'm not sure how they arrived at that number, but they may not have been including TV shows), but as I mentioned on the previous page, WAC themselves confirmed via Twitter that Les Girl is their only film to be released on Blu-ray for April.

    Anyway, Mr. Harris's post above is certainly encouraging.

  161. Andrew Budgell

    I apologize if that number was incorrect (I'm not sure how they arrived at that number, but they may not have been including TV shows), but as I mentioned on the previous page, WAC themselves confirmed via Twitter that Les Girl is their only film to be released on Blu-ray for April.

    Anyway, Mr. Harris's post above is certainly encouraging.

    No need for apologies.
    Ok I didn't see the post that April was done. But yeah they are probably not including the 2 animated films and the two tv shows but they are all blu ray releases and require the same amount of resources from WAC so they do count..
    I love to rant on how WAC's classic tv shows and Hanna Barbera release almost came to an end last year and not much improvement so far this year. Most likely due to the resources going to blu rays the past 2 years which is what many here don't seem to understand or accept. WAC has a huge catalog and fans waiting for them to release: films on DVD, Blu Ray, Hanna Barbera releases, classic TV shows and more horror films. They cannot possibly release enough to satisfy all the groups every month so they have to spread out resources to try to keep all the groups happy. If they put all their resources into classic films on blu ray this group here would be very happy and singing praises but that would account for 20% of their customer base. They would be alienating 80%. Not a smart move from a business sense.

  162. Dick

    Although he's certainly not obliged to offer it, a quick comment from Mr. Feltenstein about their plans for current and future releases might be a bit of great P.R. Just sayin'. I will keep listening to the Archives podcasts for any clues about this. 🙂

    On Facebook:

    Now we are nine!
    Happy birthday to us – and thanks for all your support! And get ready for some exciting releases in the months ahead – both delightful DVDs and beautiful Blu-rays (it might just turn out to be our biggest year for Blu-ray yet!). And keep your ears peeled for a birthday announce or two emanating from one of our Wondercon panels!

    Wondercon is today through Sunday.

  163. Brandon Conway

    On Facebook:

    Now we are nine!
    Happy birthday to us – and thanks for all your support! And get ready for some exciting releases in the months ahead – both delightful DVDs and beautiful Blu-rays (it might just turn out to be our biggest year for Blu-ray yet!). And keep your ears peeled for a birthday announce or two emanating from one of our Wondercon panels!

    Wondercon is today through Sunday.

    You didn't mention that the Facebook post was accompanied by a photo of the Little Rascals. Are they hinting a Blu release for Our Gang?

  164. Ethan Riley

    You didn't mention that the Facebook post was accompanied by a photo of the Little Rascals. Are they hinting a Blu release for Our Gang?

    They always use a photo to accompany their post that people sometimes confuse as a hint. They chose this photo because of the birthday post. While its possible they could release it on blu, I'm not sure that they would as it would be a big investment to restore them all to HD. Plus the DVD release looks pretty good already when upconverted.

  165. Yeah, I'm 68 this year & The Little Rascals are less than a distant & faint memory for me (maybe saw them on TV or Saturday Morning Pictures, as we used to call it), the WAC wouldn't make things so hard for themselves would they?

  166. Ethan Riley

    You didn't mention that the Facebook post was accompanied by a photo of the Little Rascals. Are they hinting a Blu release for Our Gang?

    Not unless they've got an 80's remake laying around, I'm sure.

  167. Randy Korstick

    No need for apologies.
    Ok I didn't see the post that April was done. But yeah they are probably not including the 2 animated films and the two tv shows but they are all blu ray releases and require the same amount of resources from WAC so they do count..
    I love to rant on how WAC's classic tv shows and Hanna Barbera release almost came to an end last year and not much improvement so far this year. Most likely due to the resources going to blu rays the past 2 years which is what many here don't seem to understand or accept. WAC has a huge catalog and fans waiting for them to release: films on DVD, Blu Ray, Hanna Barbera releases, classic TV shows and more horror films. They cannot possibly release enough to satisfy all the groups every month so they have to spread out resources to try to keep all the groups happy. If they put all their resources into classic films on blu ray this group here would be very happy and singing praises but that would account for 20% of their customer base. They would be alienating 80%. Not a smart move from a business sense.

    How dare you infuse this thread with logic and common sense? 🙂 Seriously though, your post is spot on. All the classic fans screaming for more Joan Crawford movies on blu ray and complaining about "third rate" films getting blu releases seem to have a hard time realizing they are not the only players in the game. There's a genuine market for TV shows, animated cartoons, trashy 80s comedies, cult horror films etc. I personally think the Archives are doing a great job trying to keep everybody happy. Cinema is a smorgasbord and while everything on the buffet table may not be to your liking, somebody likes that pickled herring!

  168. Thomas T

    How dare you infuse this thread with logic and common sense? 🙂 Seriously though, your post is spot on. All the classic fans screaming for more Joan Crawford movies on blu ray and complaining about "third rate" films getting blu releases seem to have a hard time realizing they are not the only players in the game. There's a genuine market for TV shows, animated cartoons, trashy 80s comedies, cult horror films etc. I personally think the Archives are doing a great job trying to keep everybody happy. Cinema is a smorgasbord and while everything on the buffet table may not be to your liking, somebody likes that pickled herring!

    Good analogy, Thomas. I am also guilty of expressing disappointment regarding the Archives releases (or, rather, lack thereof, as I typically collect whatever they offer), but that does not mean I don't appreciate that they do put out terrific Blu-ray's. The personal frustration arises largely because I am heading into the 70-year-old demographic and of course have a desire to collect as many classics on Blu-ray as I can before I am committed to the cremation chamber (sorry – a bit morbid). Why? Don't know. Once I'm gone, what friggin' difference does it make? None, to me. But it might to anyone surviving me.

    The days of the Blu-ray format probably are numbered, but while it remains viable, I will continue to add classic titles to my ridiculously vast and expensive collection, because that is my passion,

    I agree that the Archives generally have done an amazing job getting catalog titles to us. Now, it seems, they may have a deal with Shout!/Scream Factory, in addition to their occasional releases through Criterion, and I applaud that. Warner Bros. owns so many studio catalogs that it is night to impossible (for me, at least) not to seriously pine for Blu releases of releases such as the Errol Flynn's and the Joan Crawford's and the Astaire-Rogers' titles.

    You and I are close in age. I've no idea how dedicated you are (other than from your prior posts) to owning copies of the classics on HD, but this is my passion (as opposed to being a mere hobby). I have no wife now, no kids. I have health issues. You know, the usual aging health issues. There are few things that stir me anymore. Film is right up there, though. Collecting the best quality videos of the films I love is just short of an obsession now.

    The Warner Bros Archives have been a wonderful resource for obtaining many of my favorites on an optimum format. But I don't think any of us old geezers can be faulted for wanting to see others of our favorites presented in similar fashion. Saying that I (we) am disappointed by a particular month's releases does not at all mean we are pissed off at Warner Archives, simply that we are aware of the incredibly vast collection of films the studio owns and that we are begging for at least a small portion of our faves to be released. This, of course, leads to wish list after wish list posted here, which annoys some members. But these are only a reflection of superb films and the desire to own physical copies of them.

    In fact, there are more catalog titles being released than ever, figuring all of the smaller labels licensing these films. This is very encouraging. Just last year we've had a ton of classics released on Blu. All I can add is that we love what is going on insofar as deep catalog Blu releases goes. It's just that, very selfishly, we would love to see all of our favorites put out on HD discs before we die. It will never happen, but we are compelled to try.

  169. David Norman

    Not sure exactly where to put this, but for those people who watch for the WAC 4 for 44 sale at WBSHOP I would keep an eye out for tomorrow or Friday mid-day. The last couple years they've started their Spring Sale the 4th Thursday (near 1st day of Spring).

    Nothing has been announced yet, but often late the night before or early the day of the sale isn't unusual for the 1st announcement

    Missed it by 24 hrs.

    WAC 4 for $44 sale plus FS + tax at WBShop.com For 3 Days Only started this evening apparently running through at least Sunday though no hard end date was given. Once you order 4, each added item is $11 so no reason to worry about multiples of 4.
    DVDs and BDs included (no TV sets) — items released after Nov 30 excluded

    " 3 days " Sometime they end at Midnight Sunday, sometimes during the day on Monday.

  170. Dick

    You and I are close in age. I've no idea how dedicated you are (other than from your prior posts) to owning copies of the classics on HD, but this is my passion (as opposed to being a mere hobby). I have no wife now, no kids. I have health issues. You know, the usual aging health issues. There are few things that stir me anymore. Film is right up there, though. Collecting the best quality videos of the films I love is just short of an obsession now.

    You're preaching to the choir, my friend! 🙂 I too have no wife, no kids, the usual aging health issues and usually said I live for my movies and my cat (though alas my 4 legged pal passed just 4 days ago). Cinema is my passion too, not a hobby and I still go to the movies at least once week (Isle Of Dogs on the schedule for tomorrow) and my blu/DVD collection hovers around the 7,000 mark. I bow to no man in my love for the classics (I nearly fainted when I saw Kino is doing a blu of Becky Sharp) but I love all of cinema. Everything from Astaire & Rogers, film noir, John Wayne westerns to Jean Luc Godard, Bollywood and Julia Roberts! At my age, my income is limited to I can't upgrade everything and have to be selective. Most classic film lovers would be aghast but at today's Archive 4 for $44 sale, I bypassed blu rays of To Have And Have Not, They Were Expendable, Key Largo and Suspicion (all of which I have on DVD) in favor of upgrading to blu rays of The Green Slime, Dolores Claiborne, S.O.B. and Brigadoon! I guess I like that pickled herring :D.

    My non movie loving nephews look at my collection and groan, "What are we going to do with all that junk when you're gone?" 😆

  171. Thomas T

    My non movie loving nephews look at my collection and groan, "What are we going to do with all that junk when you're gone?" 😆

    Straight faced Clint Eastwood glare
    " You;re assuming I'm going before you!"

    Passive Aggressive Rich Uncle Will
    "In order to assure the proper care and treatment of my beloved family after my death — each movie receives an equal share of my Estate. If the disc is damaged, given away, sold, abused, or ignored — the associated $$ is rescinded and donated to charity. The members of my other family will receive an equal proportion of my movies and each year that the Collection remains well fed and happy 2% of the monetary value may be withdrawn as Payment in Kind "

  172. I pulled the trigger on 10 titles during the 4/$44 sale:

    Auntie Mame
    Ride the High Country
    On Dangerous Ground
    Victor/Victoria
    The Wrong Man
    Murder, My Sweet
    Dark Passage
    Yankee Doodle Dandy
    Brigadoon
    Doc Hollywood

    BTW, once you get 4 in the cart the rest of the 4/$44 titles are $11 each regardless of how many more you buy. So, 5/$55, 6/$66, etc.

    I grabbed 10 titles to get the free shipping (plus, I wanted them all anyway).

    Mark

  173. Thomas T

    You're preaching to the choir, my friend! 🙂 I too have no wife, no kids, the usual aging health issues and usually said I live for my movies and my cat (though alas my 4 legged pal passed just 4 days ago). Cinema is my passion too, not a hobby and I still go to the movies at least once week (Isle Of Dogs on the schedule for tomorrow) and my blu/DVD collection hovers around the 7,000 mark. I bow to no man in my love for the classics (I nearly fainted when I saw Kino is doing a blu of Becky Sharp) but I love all of cinema. Everything from Astaire & Rogers, film noir, John Wayne westerns to Jean Luc Godard, Bollywood and Julia Roberts! At my age, my income is limited to I can't upgrade everything and have to be selective. Most classic film lovers would be aghast but at today's Archive 4 for $44 sale, I bypassed blu rays of To Have And Have Not, They Were Expendable, Key Largo and Suspicion (all of which I have on DVD) in favor of upgrading to blu rays of The Green Slime, Dolores Claiborne, S.O.B. and Brigadoon! I guess I like that pickled herring :D.

    My non movie loving nephews look at my collection and groan, "What are we going to do with all that junk when you're gone?" 😆

    sorry about your cat, i know how that feels, and that love for Cinema is the same, hell i freely admit to buying grade D films, Manos- Hands of Fate, on the shelf here, what it takes to get a film made alone, gives me credence to at least see it once, for most films and my taste run the gambit as well. From silents to what is the next monstrosity coming from Hollyweird.

    about those nephews, this is what will happen, as the start going through the shelf, an image of a cover will catch their eye and they will play it. Maybe they will reflect on you, then they might watch another, and before you know it, they will have gained your passion, at least that is my hope.

  174. ahollis

    I think The Crimson Pirate is coming from WAC in Blu soon. There was a tweet clue today.

    Well, now, that would be keen! (How many of younger people even recognize that word anymore?) Not on my lengthy wish list (primarily because I never thought it would happen, like THE SEA WOLF), but a movie I will devour on Blu-ray.

  175. How fabulous to hear of the 4-for-$44 sale. That's all we (those of us from Australia) can do .. .hear of such things. We're excluded from all the special sales except the Barnes and Noble and occasional Amazon offerings. And now we're going to be hit with a new tax .. a five dollar impost on each and every parcel sent to us from overseas, levied even on cheap DVDs or even cheaper $2 books from Abebooks. Staggering.

  176. Over on the other forum, it was revealed that the Archive announced at Wondercon that they will be releasing Dark of the Sun and The Colossus of Rhodes later this year. Unless I’m mistaken, Dark of the Sun is also one of the three titles from the poll a few years back (the other two being Decoy and Now Voyager) that have yet to be released.

  177. You international customers really need to just deal with the fact that these companies, studios and labels are only authorized to ship domestically. That's the way it is. Venting about it will not change anything.

    And it also works both ways.. Ive tried to order from Amazon UK some titles and underneath the title there is the fine print that says "we cannot ship this item to your country"
    Big deal its not the end of the world and there are other online vendors who could be selling the same title for a competitive price

  178. TheSteig

    And it also works both ways.. Ive tried to order from Amazon UK some titles and underneath the title there is the fine print that says "we cannot ship this item to your country"

    Which usually happens if a marketplace seller happens to be the #1 choice on Amazon UK and they've opted to not ship abroad. Often remedied by choosing Amazon's own listing or a marketplace seller that does ship abroad.

  179. Ferdinand Hudson

    Which usually happens if a marketplace seller happens to be the #1 choice on Amazon UK and they've opted to not ship abroad. Often remedied by choosing Amazon's own listing or a marketplace seller that does ship abroad.

    Or another website entirely ! 🙂
    Sadly its just one of those things in life that just is.

  180. atfree

    WAC just announced BD's of Dark of the Sun and The Colossus of Rhodes at Wondercon. No releases dates given.

    This news isn't going to make the classic "no more third rate titles" lovers happy 🙂 but two more titles will be added to my collection.

  181. I hope The Colossus Of Rhodes isn't the WAC one shot at ancient world epics, it's right at the back of the cue for me (even behind The Prodigal & The Silver Chalice) in fact the DVD will do for me, ain't customers a pain!

  182. Billy Batson

    I hope The Colossus Of Rhodes isn't the WAC one shot at ancient world epics, it's right at the back of the cue for me (even behind The Prodigal & The Silver Chalice) in fact the DVD will do for me, ain't customers a pain!

    There is a German Blu-ray, hopefully Warner will be able to improve on it:
    https://www.caps-a-holic.com/c.php?a=1&x=232&y=286&d1=473&d2=439&s1=4825&s2=4492&l=0&i=3&go=1
    Sadly even if they do I am not particularly interested in revisiting this one again as I thought it was really bad.

    I can only suspect that the elements that Warner holds are in much better shape than for example the elements of Land of The Pharaohs. That one I would love to see on Blu-ray!

  183. Keith Cobby

    I import blu-rays to the UK from ImportCDs.com (and occasionally DeepDiscount). Good prices and excellent service.

    How are the customs issued handled by importcds? Being a sibling to DeepDiscount, DVDPlanet, etc and I've read that customs issues are still pretty significant.

    WOWHD seems to be the International arm of Deep Discount and seems to have a developing following due to better customs impact since I think they ship from within the UK

    I know others like to use Blurayasforeveryone esp for things like BBY and Target exclusives and maybe DMC Exclusives. I think this is a one man site and cost varies substantially, but often far less than Ebay.

  184. Billy Batson

    I hope The Colossus Of Rhodes isn't the WAC one shot at ancient world epics, it's right at the back of the cue for me (even behind The Prodigal & The Silver Chalice) in fact the DVD will do for me, ain't customers a pain!

    I would love to see LAND OF THE PHARAOHS. Sorta trashy, but what a great ending!

  185. David Norman

    How are the customs issued handled by importcds? Being a sibling to DeepDiscount, DVDPlanet, etc and I've read that customs issues are still pretty significant.

    WOWHD seems to be the International arm of Deep Discount and seems to have a developing following due to better customs impact since I think they ship from within the UK

    I know others like to use Blurayasforeveryone esp for things like BBY and Target exclusives and maybe DMC Exclusives. I think this is a one man site and cost varies substantially, but often far less than Ebay.

    No problem so far. I usually order 3 or 4 titles to make the postage worthwhile.

  186. Billy Batson

    Me too! I have it in the Warner DVD Historical Epics set (along with Colossus & The Prodigal), who would have thought that Colossus would have been the first (& maybe only) WAC epic film release.

    I have that one, too. The DVD of Land of the Pharaohs looks really quite bad so I never watched it, always hoping that I would be able to get some kind of HD version or possibly be lucky to catch a 35 mm screening. Instead of that we now already get the second Blu-ray release of colossus…

  187. Dick

    I would love to see LAND OF THE PHARAOHS. Sorta trashy, but what a great ending!

    It is a Howard Hawks movie and I am not sure but it might be his only movie shot in scope? In any case I am sure that I will like it when Warner finally moves it into the HD realm.

  188. OliverK

    It is a Howard Hawks movie and I am not sure but it might be his only movie shot in scope? In any case I am sure that I will like it when Warner finally moves it into the HD realm.

    It was indeed his only scope film, I’ve been hoping it will be announced every month from the Archives!

  189. Jimbo64

    It was indeed his only scope film, I’ve been hoping it will be announced every month from the Archives!

    Oh yes, that would complete my ancient Egyptian trilogy (along with The Egyptian & The Ten Commandments). Jack Hawkins as the Pharaoh & a blacked-up Joan Collins as the love interest. It's a Hawks folly, but what a fun one, & as Dick said, that ending (the closing of the Pyramid), once seen never forgotten.

  190. Great news on those two announced releases. Colossus is actually my favorite of those three in that DVD box set. I enjoyed all three of them to be honest, but the sword fight on top of the Colossus and the tomb scene are tops. Rory Calhoun is a cool actor too, don’t see much of him on bluray. I also like the soundtrack, I believe it was the same composer that did Legend of the Lost that was recently released by Kino.

  191. skylark68

    Great news on those two announced releases. Colossus is actually my favorite of those three in that DVD box set. I enjoyed all three of them to be honest, but the sword fight on top of the Colossus and the tomb scene are tops. Rory Calhoun is a cool actor too, don’t see much of him on bluray. I also like the soundtrack, I believe it was the same composer that did Legend of the Lost that was recently released by Kino.

    Then I am really happy for you and I hope it will sell well. If it looks really good I might even get it myself to give it another try and to support the release of more ancient world epics.

  192. Brandon Conway

    On Facebook:

    Now we are nine!
    Happy birthday to us – and thanks for all your support! And get ready for some exciting releases in the months ahead – both delightful DVDs and beautiful Blu-rays (it might just turn out to be our biggest year for Blu-ray yet!). And keep your ears peeled for a birthday announce or two emanating from one of our Wondercon panels!

    Wondercon is today through Sunday.

    What I wonder, is whether this might be their way of saying that things have finally gotten to a point where it would be financially feasible for them to release some multi-film sets on blu?

  193. Astairefan

    What I wonder, is whether this might be their way of saying that things have finally gotten to a point where it would be financially feasible for them to release some multi-film sets on blu?

    I doubt it. Its rare for them to even release a set on DVD and they haven't released one on Blu yet. Since these are limited releases with limited sales it doesn't make any more sense for them to do box sets than for Twilight time to do box sets. I think the bargain days of catalog titles in box sets are gone other than repacking of titles by major studios.

  194. Randy Korstick

    I doubt it. Its rare for them to even release a set on DVD and they haven't released one on Blu yet. Since these are limited releases with limited sales it doesn't make any more sense for them to do box sets than for Twilight time to do box sets. I think the bargain days of catalog titles in box sets are gone other than repacking of titles by major studios.

    I get that. I've been saying that I doubt they would do this myself for some time. But how else could they have their "biggest year for Blu-ray yet?" I have a hard time believing that there is much of any other way they can release more movies on the format than they did last year, especially with the pace they have started out at. I admit, they could be talking about bringing out some classic tv on blu (although I have my doubts about that), or they may be releasing some of the bigger classics, just at a slower pace (and I'm not sure too many here think that's the way they are going yet). And I never said they would be BIG sets either. I would think maybe 2-3 films max (since some of the last 5-film sets from WHV came out at about $50, and since MOD releases are more expensive than retail releases and WAC seems to be wary of releasing stuff that costs more than $60, anything bigger than 3 films seems unlikely). It would also partly explain why we have gotten fewer releases so far (if they are doing sets, not every film in the set would be started or finished at the same time, and they wouldn't always have other stuff finished to make up for it).

  195. Astairefan

    I get that. I've been saying that I doubt they would do this myself for some time. But how else could they have their "biggest year for Blu-ray yet?" I have a hard time believing that there is much of any other way they can release more movies on the format than they did last year, especially with the pace they have started out at. I admit, they could be talking about bringing out some classic tv on blu (although I have my doubts about that), or they may be releasing some of the bigger classics, just at a slower pace (and I'm not sure too many here think that's the way they are going yet). And I never said they would be BIG sets either. I would think maybe 2-3 films max (since some of the last 5-film sets from WHV came out at about $50, and since MOD releases are more expensive than retail releases and WAC seems to be wary of releasing stuff that costs more than $60, anything bigger than 3 films seems unlikely). It would also partly explain why we have gotten fewer releases so far (if they are doing sets, not every film in the set would be started or finished at the same time, and they wouldn't always have other stuff finished to make up for it).

    When they first started Blu Ray releases it was 2-4 a month. Last year it was 4-6. They have released 13 titles so far compared to 17 last year at this time. They could release 6 titles a month and easily have more titles than last year

  196. OKAY, promise, no more bitching about WB from me since they've just blown my mind with the blu-ray announcement of Colossus of Rhodes…WOW, can't wait for this one. Sign me up for Land of the Pharaohs and Helen of Troy if there's any chance. Can't get enough of this fabulous stuff. Oh, and maybe The Silver Chalice and The Prodigal just for fun.

  197. Ed Lachmann

    OKAY, promise, no more bitching about WB from me since they've just blown my mind with the blu-ray announcement of Colossus of Rhodes…WOW, can't wait for this one. Sign me up for Land of the Pharaohs and Helen of Troy if there's any chance. Can't get enough of this fabulous stuff. Oh, and maybe The Silver Chalice and The Prodigal just for fun.

    If we're talking about "epics", I wouldn't mind seeing King Richard And The Crusaders, Ivanhoe and Knights Of The Round Table getting the blu treatment.

  198. Randy Korstick

    When they first started Blu Ray releases it was 2-4 a month. Last year it was 4-6. They have released 13 titles so far compared to 17 last year at this time. They could release 6 titles a month and easily have more titles than last year

    Considering it *seemed* like they were having trouble late last year releasing that many titles a month, I have my doubts that that would be the case. Of course, my idea about the multi-film sets is just a theory (and possibly wishful thinking). I would think it would be a possibility for some of the various film series/ screen teams (I certainly have a hard time seeing the Astaire-Rogers films coming out fast, for example, since it seems like they have so far only released a small handful of musicals a year and usually featuring different stars).

  199. Konstantinos

    Great news on Dark of the Sun, and I hope Colossus doesn't have only an English dub but the original Italian language too.

    Ken Koc

    Colossus of Rhodes! It would be fantastic if they included the uncut Italian version! ( The Italian version is longer)

    I could be wrong, but I believe that Warner only holds the rights the MGM American release which is the shorter English dub.

  200. Randy Korstick

    When they first started Blu Ray releases it was 2-4 a month. Last year it was 4-6. They have released 13 titles so far compared to 17 last year at this time. They could release 6 titles a month and easily have more titles than last year

    In fact, when the Archives first began releasing Blu's, it was less frequently that that. It was one release every month or two. We were all ecstatic when they announced a new one.

  201. the latest newsletter was disappointing, the are releasing the 32 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, alas its on DVD, i already have that was so looking forward to that and the 41 version coming as a blu double feature, and i wish the would do the same for Village/Children of the Damned

  202. dana martin

    the latest newsletter was disappointing, the are releasing the 32 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, alas its on DVD, i already have that was so looking forward to that and the 41 version coming as a blu double feature, and i wish the would do the same for Village/Children of the Damned

    I second that. Two great double bills there.

  203. Dick

    Last year I posted a list of 25 titles I suspected might show up in 2017 in the Archives releases. Only one was actually released, which surprised me, although I was happy with many of their titles.

    This year, I am listing my favorite non-Blu-ray releases from Warner Bros, MGM and Allied Artists that might actually be under consideration or which I seriously want to see released, with the hope that at least 10% of them will be reach us. We'll see…I could again be way-y off.

    If you hate lists, ignore this post, go about your business and enjoy your day.

    WARNER BROS. TITLES
    Angels With Dirty Faces
    Awakening, The (1980)
    Baby Doll
    Black Scorpion, The
    Bronco Billy
    Captain Blood
    Carny
    Countdown (Robert Altman, 1968)
    Crimson Pirate, The
    Damn Yankees
    Dead End
    Devils, The
    Femme Fatale
    Fox, The
    Going In Style (1979)
    Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, The
    I Love You Alice B. Toklas
    Julius Caeser
    King's Row
    Land Of the Pharaohs
    Last Of Sheila, The
    Late Show, The
    Letter, The
    Life Of Emile Zola, The
    Local Hero
    Looker
    Midsummer Night's Dream
    Mister Roberts
    Night Shift
    Objective Burma
    Oh God
    O Lucky Man
    Pajama Game, The
    Petulia
    Prince Of the City
    Quick Change
    Rachel Rachel
    Sea Hawk, The
    Straight Time
    Sundowners, The
    They Drive By Night
    White Hunter, Black Heart

    MGM
    Adam's Rib
    Alamo, The (United Artists, but now property of MGM)
    Cameraman, The
    Canterville Ghost, The
    Captain Sinbad
    Children of the Damned
    Dark Of the Sun
    Day At the Races, A
    Edge Of the City
    Freaks
    Great Ziegfeld, The
    Green Mansions
    Harvey Girls, The
    Ivanhoe
    King Solomon's Mines (1952)
    Les Girls
    Libeled Lady
    Lili
    Mark Of the Vampire
    Moulin Rouge (1952)
    My Favorite Year
    Naked Spur, The
    National Velvet
    Never So Few
    Night Of the Iguana
    Patch Of Blue, A
    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    Queen Christina
    Red Badge Of Courage, The
    Scaramouche
    Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
    7 Faces Of Dr. Leo, The
    Shoot the Moon
    Show Boat (multiple versions)
    Thin Man, The
    Three Musketeers, The (1948)
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    Village Of the Damned
    Whose Life Is It Anyway?
    Wild Rovers, The
    Young Cassidy

    ALLIED ARTISTS
    Big Circus, The
    Billy Budd
    Friendly Persuasion
    Giant Behemoth, The
    Macabre
    Not Of This Earth (may not belong to WB)
    Queen Of Outer Space

    YES AND MANY MORE I COULD ADD LIKE INTERRUPTED MELODY AND LOADS OF 40'S & 30'S A GRADE BOX OFFICE AND CRITICAL HITS LIKE MAYTIME, TEST PILOT, WATERLOO BRIDGE, BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST, SAN FRANCISCO, JOHNNY EAGER, ETC ETC

  204. dana martin

    the latest newsletter was disappointing, the are releasing the 32 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, alas its on DVD, i already have that was so looking forward to that and the 41 version coming as a blu double feature, and i wish the would do the same for Village/Children of the Damned

    These seem like ideal titles to license to Scream Factory for Blu-ray.

  205. Brandon Conway

    These seem like ideal titles to license to Scream Factory for Blu-ray.

    I'm guessing Scream Factory will use The Curse Of The Cat People to decide how deep they're going to go with golden age horror titles.

  206. TravisR

    I'm guessing Scream Factory will use The Curse Of The Cat People to decide how deep they're going to go with golden age horror titles.

    That was WAC mistake, it was pre ordered the day it was announced

  207. Amazon streaming is currently showing an HD version of the original 144 minute Italian version of COLOSSUS OF RHODES. It has English subtitles. Hopefully this is a good sign that the upcoming Blu Ray will include this version.

  208. TheSteig

    Well some of their MOD DVDs have made it to Blu ray, perhaps Jekyll and Hyde is on that path. At least they gave it a thought with a re-release

    I imagine the elements are pretty rough, especially considering that the footage cut from the film and later reinstated has always been ropy.

  209. It seems Warner has announced Supergirl (1984) some hours ago, but has deleted the post!?:blink:

    https://www.google.gr/search?q=warn…&bih=1066&gws_rd=cr&ei=v3jFWtKDNcmX6ATemrmABA

    Coming in July* to bluray from the WARNER BROS. ARCHIVES COLLECTION. SUPERGIRL (1984). 125-minutes International Version 1080p High Definition 16×9 1.85:1. DTS-HD 5.1 audio. English subtitles. Special features: Audio commentary with director Jeannot Szwarc and special project consultant Scott Michael…

    (can't see more info in google preview)

  210. Some movies have characters that the viewer responds to even if they aren't in a good film. Supergirl as a character is loved by many generations of comic readers and movie lovers. I am excited about a blu-ray release of the 1984 film.
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  211. Thomas T

    If we're talking about "epics", I wouldn't mind seeing King Richard And The Crusaders, Ivanhoe and Knights Of The Round Table getting the blu treatment.

    Add Scaramouche and Moonfleet to those and I'd be ecstatic.

  212. Ed Lachmann

    Add Scaramouche and Moonfleet to those and I'd be ecstatic.

    Yup, Scaramouche is second on my list after The Sea Hawk (& yes, I have a swashbuckler wants list :)), not too bothered about Moonfleet (or The Crimson Pirate), but any of the Robert Taylor movies would put a smile on my face.

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