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  1. cadavra

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    While we're on the subject, I just watched TENSION AT TABLE ROCK on TCM, and poor Joe Biroc must be spinning in his grave at the horrid transfer. But despite the all-star cast, it's not an early candidate for even a 2K restoration, and I sadly accept this even though it's never been released...
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    Pre-Order Bolero (1984) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    You miss my point. If anyone wants to buy it, that's fine by me. My objection is that there are so many other, far worthier pictures waiting in the queue.
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    Pre-Order Bolero (1984) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Film is film? Life is too short to sit through lousy pictures. I saw it in a theatre back then, and that was more than enough. ("I am woman. Ready. Juicy, too." God help me.) You wanna see Bo naked, try the internet. I wouldn't want RYAN in any format. Except for the storm, it's a mega-snooze...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Allow me to clarify: I just would like them released, period. They don't have to be on Blu-Ray; DVD is fine.
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    Pre-Order Bolero (1984) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Were people really crying out for a Blu-Ray of this schlock-ass vanity project? There are John Ford movies that still haven't been released even on DVD.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Just off the top of my head: John Ford's final feature, SEVEN WOMEN, the two Val Lewton non-horror films that have never been released in any format, the reconstructed GREED (not since laserdisc), the two MGM pictures where Edward Arnold plays a blind detective, and certainly enough Warner...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Right. I'd be perfectly happy with DVDs using whatever airs on TCM. Not everything requires a 4K upgrade.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    And from my lonely little corner of HTF, I continue to bemoan the fact that they still put out only previously-released films on Blu and no "new" (i.e., never released at all) titles--except for a couple of TV series. There are still a ton of very good pictures awaiting the light of day.
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    Pre-Order The Three Stooges Collection (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    The problem with your thesis is that you're conflating two different divisions. The asset management team at Sony--and Universal as well--has been an absolute bear about preserving everything to the best of their ability. Once done, it's up to other divisions to make use of them, and in the case...
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    Pre-Order The Three Stooges Collection (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Guys, guys, guys. This is Sony. I can tell you from first-hand experience--hell, I could write a book--that they have always seen their customers as suckers to be trimmed. I'll wager you any amount of dough they're deliberately holding back those 90 for "Volume 2" next year, so they can soak...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Philo Vance Collection - The Canary / Green / Benson Murder Case(s) -- in Blu-ray

    Almost. She was already in Germany working on PANDORA'S BOX, so her refusal to return was geographical as well as artistic. She probably thought she could get away with it. Sadly, she was wrong. Poor Ann Dvorak made the same mistake when she took an extended European honeymoon with Leslie Fenton.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Not the same thing. "Alaskans" was set in the 19th Century, so any songs performed would be of the period and thus public domain by now. 77SS and its brethren used a ton of tunes from the Great American Songbook, both performed onscreen and as underscoring. George told me that the shows would...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Boy, never in a zillion years did I ever expect to see this. I still remember the Yeti episode--scared the crap outta me as a kid! Probably won't now, but I can't wait to see it again. Now hopefully we may get THE ROARING 20s somewhere down the line.
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Foreman was quite a talented actress. A shame her career never really took off.
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    In the Land of Saints and Sinners (2023)

    Just opened in L.A. last Friday; saw it yesterday. Not your standard Neeson action film, but an introspective drama on the theme of killing and when, or if, it is ever justified. Very impressive. with beautiful locations that recall "Banshees of Inisherin" (which earned Condon an Oscar nom).
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World -- in Blu-ray

    Not only should it be seen in a theatre, but an audience is vital, preferably one filled with fans. I recently went to see a booked-at-the-last-minute matinee at a local venue--and there were only three other people in the joint. It was somewhat less than the joyous experience it normally is.
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    That's not quite correct. It was indeed originally published as simply THE GRACIE MURDER CASE, but when Paramount bought the film rights, they added "Allen" to make sure audiences knew who it was about. The publisher then changed the title to make it a movie tie-in.
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Wow, this is not something I would ever have put on my bingo card. You have the thanks of a grateful nation.
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Actually more like two weeks. LB opened May 25, 1994; SPEED opened 16 days later on June 10.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Something that most people here seem to forget or are unaware of: In the old days, release prints were struck from the camera negative. It doesn't take an Einstein to figure out that the elements for a big hit would ipso facto be in far worse shape than that of a then-minor silent that opened...
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    The "Crime Club" series' rights are on the murky side. Believe me, nobody wants to see the three Bill Crane features (based on Jonathan Latimer's lovable drunk P.I.) more than I do.
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    Cocktail Hour (1933) coming from Sony - 3/19/24

    Don't hold your breath for THE MENACE. Columbia lost the rights years ago back to the Wallace estate. As for the others: They had zero interest in putting stuff like this out even 15 years ago when I was there. I tried to set up a sub-license deal with VCI and they shot that down as well. And...
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Is the Stanley Kramer Production Featurette ported over from the Olive release? Because I did that! 🤠
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Please note that this is not a solo commentary; I'm joined by historian Darlene Ramirez. Hopefully this will be fixed quickly.
  25. cadavra

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Oh, f'gawdsake, when I said "new" I clearly meant titles not previously released on disc! I may be ignorant, but at least I understand the meaning of words when I read them.
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I'm just an old country doctor, but I seem to recall KL has released a handful of Columbia titles lately.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I vote, of course, for SH! THE OCTOPUS.
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    We showed this at Cinecon this past September with both Nancy Olson and Peggy Webber Q&As. Astounding that a 72-year-old movie still has two of its adult cast members alive.
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