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    I don't think The Bishop's Wife being OOP has anything to do with Warner's agreement with the Goldwyn estate. I think a lot of it (if not everything) has to do with the supply chain issues caused by the pandemic. I mean, let's face it. WAC hasn't reissued any titles that made their blu-ray...
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    Given that it seems like we *should* be getting new WAC announcements this week, I just wanted to ask you a couple questions that have been on my mind this morning, Ron 1) Were you given any reason(s) why we didn't get the announcements/press releases via social media last month (at least...
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    While there is probably some truth to the idea that the films are being restored for preservation and archival purposes, that is NOT the entire situation. What I said was that they were too expensive to restore TO GO TO RETAIL (as in, be available on the shelves at the actual brick and mortar...
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    Wow, does the subject of 4K and WAC bring up a lot of confusion around here! So many seem to keep trying desperately to miss what George Feltenstein himself has been cited as saying on a podcast: the costs of doing UHD are four times what they are for Blu-ray (and that cost is WAAAAAY beyond...
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    I myself haven't listened to any of George Feltenstein's podcast appearances since he returned to the studio (and, since I am getting this information secondhand at least, take it with a grain of salt), but the subject of WAC and 4K has apparently come up a few times, and he has shot the idea...
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    I personally haven't had the chance to listen to any of the recent podcasts that George Feltenstein has been on recently, but is the podcast being referred to one that was actually recorded six months ago, or was it more recently recorded to talk ABOUT the titles that were released that long...
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    Using Thin Man as an example doesn't really help your case. In case you have forgotten, the first film in the series came out in July 2019, and we didn't see any of the sequels until January 2021 at the earliest (I know the pandemic probably affected that time frame some, but the point remains...
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    For what the question is worth, why would there be anything yet? From what I have heard (from somebody on the other forum claiming to be in contact with George Feltenstein), George had all of 2021's releases scheduled out before he left in February (but nothing beyond December 2021). Broadway...
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    I never said they haven't released anything in December ever. I just said they typically don't. If you all want to get technical, they also had December releases in 2018 as well. The 2018 releases were a result of a Blu-ray replication plant shutting down (they admitted as much on 2019's...
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    Question: a bunch of you are starting to talk about possible December releases. Are you sure you're in the right thread (or talking about the right company)? I thought this was WAC, who typically takes the month of December off as far as releases are concerned. Or has somebody with insider...
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    I have several thoughts here. First, if you get technical, A Night At The Opera IS a musical of sorts, with a few musical numbers. Secondly, and I must emphasize this: WE DON'T KNOW IF EVERYTHING FOR NEXT MONTH HAS BEEN "ANNOUNCED" YET (and when I say "announced," I mean pre-orders showing up...
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    I'm beyond thrilled with the announcement of A Night At The Opera myself! I'll agree with others in wondering whether we're getting the (edited) version of the film that we've all seen for years, or whether they've found some of the missing footage (at least, one would like to hope that, since...
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    Well, if you want to get technical, A Night At The Opera is *kind of* a musical, with Allan Jones singing at least two songs (plus all the operatic stuff).
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    While I would LOVE for you guys to be right, what makes you so sure that post means anything? I only ask because they've had a number of "anniversary" posts on different films the last few months, including Out Of The Fog (80th anniversary, posted June 14, no blu announced yet), Death In Venice...
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    For what it's worth, I think High Sierra IS coming this year, but not from WAC. On the FB group for WAC (not the official fan page), somebody claiming to have a contact at TCM says that it has been licensed out to Criterion and will supposedly come out this year. Obviously, we should take this...
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    There hasn't been a strict pattern for quite some time. Yes, there was something of one through WAC on social media, but we don't have that anymore. Now, we are almost completely reliant on what shows up on Amazon, and that has been somewhat inconsistent. It used to be there were never any...
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    Been a while since I threw in any wishlists, so I guess here's mine: EVERY remaining Fred Astaire musical (with particular emphasis for the three Astaire & Rogers/Irving Berlin collaborations and The Sky's The Limit) every remaining Gene Kelly musical + The Three Musketeers every remaining...
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    I would be patient. As I keep saying, their deadline seems to be about the third Tuesday of the month, so that should give us about two weeks, with the greater likelihood that everything will show up right about then.
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    Before A T & T sold off Warner to Discovery last month, pretty much everybody at WAC had been fired/ moved around within Warner as of the beginning of April (some blame it on the pandemic, but I wonder if it was coming the moment that plans were made to merge Warner's and Universal's home media...
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    Make that three. I'd certainly buy Nancy Goes To Rio (of course, if we get down to brass tacks, there are very few musicals from that era that I WOULDN'T buy). If there are any films I'm hoping for still that were hinted at, it's the Astaire-Rogers and Marx Brothers films that David Hare...
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    I think it might be a little premature to determine that. I know, at this point, we have no idea whether we are going to get any announcements anymore. I would have thought for sure we weren't, until the last few days when I have seen activity on the FB page that indicates somebody has...
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    Realistically, I doubt Athena needs as many sales as Northwest Passage would. Now, to be fair, I've never seen Northwest Passage, so take what I have to say with a grain of salt, but it seems to me that the situations are quite different. For one thing, we're talking about a widescreen film...
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    EXCEPT I thought whoever was running the social media stuff was still there UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF LAST MONTH (at least, that's the gist I got from reading what was going around when the last podcast was posted, and, again, I may well be wrong on my interpretation). And, watching the WAC FB...
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    Question: do we know if there will be any more announcements for WAC releases? I know that we've been promised there should be more releases, but will they actually be announced beforehand? I only ask because, IF I understood things correctly (and there's certainly always room to me to...
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    It looks like they are officially making their announcements via social media today. They just announced Drunken Master II.
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    I see you beat me to it! I'm thrilled with this announcement, and, after nearly four years of WAC not releasing any new-to-blu Fred Astaire musicals, I will be buying this one as soon as possible! I just hope that the handful of rumored Astaire-Rogers films will also be coming soon!
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    It looks like they are announcing today. They just announced the complete series Blu-ray of Josie And The Pussycats In Outer Space. I hope they finally announce whatever Fred Astaire film(s) they've been working on!
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    I suspect we're looking at another victim of the pandemic. In general, their FB page has been inconsistent the last few months about a number of things. Up through about August, you could generally count on them to have several posts every day (mostly reviews from HTF, bloggers, the other...
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    It looks like they are announcing their February releases today (in their older style of about one every hour), as they announced Six By Sondheim on FB. My own speculation is that, since it is still early in the year, we will probably get about four or five titles announced, and, since their...
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    I like that lineup! I'll admit, I'm surprised about getting The Pajama Game instead of either of the two Doris Day films from HBO Max, but, to be fair, I never expected both of them to be announced for the same month (the only reason for that is that, so far as I can tell, WAC has yet to...
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