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  1. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Given that the merged Warner Bros. Discovery is going to begin laying off many employees as part of their announced $3 Billion in savings for the combined company I don't think it is realistic that they are going to be expanding the Warner Bros restoration team. Certainly not in the immediate...
  2. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    With few exceptions like "The Wizard of Oz" I think only recent films get a blu ray release on WHV . Everything else goes to the archive. WHV is releasing 4K discs of classics at least for now.
  3. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    The mention of the George Eastman House fire in the podcast caused me to look up contemporary reporting of the fire in the NY Times. The MGM nitrate negatives lost were packed and ready to be shipped to a film lab for transfer to safety film. They were so close to being saved from the fire. If...
  4. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Here is the NY Times article from a site that does not have a pay wall. https://bdnews24.com/business/2022/04/11/new-era-begins-at-warner-bros-tinged-with-nostalgia
  5. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    They have restored the old Warner Bros Logo from all blue to gold highlights..
  6. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    A Night At The Movies Here is a thread about them. They started in VHS days. Not many were carried forward to DVD or blu ray. a few of the VHS ones were PT 109, Auntie Mame, The Wrong Man and The Young Philadelphians. https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/514768-warner-night-movies.html
  7. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Warner Bros. bought Turner Entertainment in 1996 so in 1998 during the 75th Anniversary they already owned the MGM films as well as the pre'48 Warner Bros films. They just chose to honor Warner Bros films at the 75th Anniversary. To be fair the 90th Anniversary short was more a promo for the 50...
  8. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Here are the 75th and 90th Warner Bros Trailers. The 75th is a celebration of Warner Bros. The 90th is a promo for the box sets.
  9. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Unfortunetely if what has happened in the past is a guide, what we will get is Warner Bros. greatest hits packages of previously released films. 50 Film Blu Ray set, 100 movie DVD set and many 20 movie DVD sets for Drama, Suspense, Musicalcs etc. are some of the sets released in previous...
  10. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Clark Gable/Jean Harlow Red Dust Hold Your Man China Seas Wife vs Secretary The Secret Six Clark Gable/Joan Crawford Dance Fools Dance Chained Forsaking All Others Dancing Lady Love On The Run Strange Cargo Clark Gable/Spencer Tracy Test Pilot Boomtown Clark Gable/Myrna Loy Manhattan...
  11. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    On Watch TCM sometimes the host introductions includes one done by Robert Osborne. Always a pleasure to see . I wish more films included this.
  12. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    As you have announced "Singin' In The Rain" is being released on 4K disc April 26th but its on WHV not the archive. Perhaps if sales meet expectation other titles such as "Adventures of Robin Hood" will follow.
  13. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    "Love Finds Andy Hardy" is also the only one with Lana Turner.
  14. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I think that was the original purpose of the archive where they released films based on the best materials they had without any restoration for the group of fans who wanted them on DVD. Since then it has obviously changed to release films after much restoration to look and sound the best they...
  15. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    There is the Peter Hall directed Royal Shakesphere Company 1968 film version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Diana Rigg as Helena and Judi Dench as Titania, and Helen Mirren as Hemia. available on youtube. It is only available to view on youtube.
  16. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I would like to some Bette Davis where she was a part of the cast rather than the center of the film . Films such as "Marked Woman" , " Kid Galahad" (1937), and "Juarez" Films that were not strictly "Bette Davis" films.
  17. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Unless I am missing something IMDb only mentions the play, "Dishonored Lady" goes into public domain in 2025. That is the play MGM plagiarized in making "Letty Lynton" Per IMDb: The U.S. copyright of the play will expire in 2025. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023132/trivia/?ref_=tt_trv_trv
  18. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Source? Are you basing this on 95 years after release date?
  19. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    How about clearing the rights and releasing "Letty Lynton" a Joan Crawford/Robert Montgomery film almost no one alive has seen . Have no idea if it is good or bad but it has been unavailable for over 80 years. Per Wikipedia: Letty Lynton has been unavailable since a federal District Court ruled...
  20. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Still hoping for more 1930's Errol Flynn " Charge of the Light Brigade" "Dawn Patrol" "Captain Blood" Clark Gable "Too Hot To Handle" "Idiot's Delight" "Red Dust" "Manhattan Melodrama" "Test Pilot" "China Seas" and others such as "Good Bye Mr. Chips" and "Prisoner of Zenda"
  21. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I guess the fact that "The Last of Sheila" was written by Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins is not important enough to promote on the cover of the archive release.
  22. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I will order Fury Ladies They Talk About National Velvet Thin Man Goes Home Maybe Some Came Running
  23. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    It's shown on TCM so I think there would be no reason for it not to be released on blu. Also Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection DVD set is still available from the archive.
  24. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    People make mistakes. There are many episodes of early 1960's CBS comedies that went into public domain due to the failure to renew the copywrite. For TV each individual episode needed to be renewed. The first season and about 1/2 the second season of the "The Beverly Hillbilies", the first...
  25. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Prior to 1976 copyright protected works for 56 years. However the holder of the rights had to renew the rights after the first 28 years. If they failed to do so the work went into public domain after 28 years. This is what happened to "Santa Fe Trail" For items copyright after 1976 it is no...
  26. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Sadly true though its not like Warner Media wouldn't have had a heads up about the limited appeal classic films after the fairly quick failure of the Warner Archive streaming service
  27. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Oddly enough different divisions of a company have to pay and receive revenue from one another. It all gets wiped away in the consolidated financial statement but each division of Warner Media will have income and expenses from one another. Warner Bros will show revenue for the lease of its...
  28. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Concerning "Life With Father" and PD. As the movie is based on a play and before that a book, there are under lying rights that may still be under copyright protection. As with all copyright material it is up to the holder of the rights to defend them. I don't know the situation about who...
  29. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Speaking of "Gigi" was it ever explained why some TV prints used stills of Leslie Caron over Louis Jordan singing "Gigi" instead of the actual film. With stills And as originally shown And here is an interview with Leslie Caron and Louis Jordan from 1980 when they were appearing in Australia...
  30. Garysb

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I remember years ago the AFI showed "Gigi". This was when their theater was still located at the Kennedy Center in DC. There was a card before the film started stating that the print being shown was the best available at the time. There were quite a few splices. All of which is saying I wonder...
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