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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Believe me, I'm not exactly singing Criterion's praises, as they have more or less abandoned me as a customer. It used to be they released something almost every month that I wanted, but, for the last four years now, I can still count on one hand the number of releases from them that I have...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Not gonna lie. If the rumor is true that Top Hat is the Astaire-Rogers film with a surviving OCN, then I hope that the movie is with Criterion, mainly because I am hoping that they would release it on 4K UHD. In general, Fred Astaire's musicals are my most-wanted 4K UHDs. Obviously, I'm not...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Not quite that rare, as they've also done Santa Fe Trail, A Star Is Born and The Last Time I Saw Paris (if they did anything else, I'm currently drawing a blank, but these were all within the last few years, so the possibilities of PD titles are improving).
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Well, for the most part, they've been emphasizing his musicals more than his non-musicals, so those are the films they're most likely to tackle (with the more dramatic fare potentially coming in addition to his musicals).
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    White Christmas 4K Possibility?

    Provided that it is indeed coming, we should be getting an announcement within the next month or two.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    FINALLY!!!! Three Little Words has been announced!! And, as I expected (well, for sometime this year), we're also getting Words And Music. As long as this "at least one Gene Kelly film a year" trend continues, then WAC will probably start dipping into the Gene Kelly films that made their DVD...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I wouldn't exactly describe that as a fair comparison. The Elvis films are all more recent than the Astaire and Rogers film, and the studio they were made for handled the film elements better. Nine of the ten Astaire and Rogers films were made for RKO, who would put those films back in...
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    Press Release Warner Archive Collection Announcement: Idiot's Delight (1939) (Blu-ray)

    I wonder how they are handling the two endings for this one?
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    They're announcing the July titles! Mostly some more recent stuff, but we are getting one Elvis (so far) in Harum Scarum.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I'm just guessing here, but I think the holdup with the Paramount films is lack of interest (and I don't just mean the studio). There are two reasons that I think this: 1) Paramount tried to get back into the Blu-ray game too late (when all the other studios had stopped releasing their catalog...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Let's not forget, we're currently waiting for July releases. Normally, this is the point where we would be waiting for JUNE releases. WAC has yet to be able to maintain announcing their releases two months ahead of time for long. ESPECIALLY with all the frequent production problems, it is...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Firstly, It Happened At The World's Fair was a June 2021 release, while the other two were 2023 releases (Spinout in August and Double Trouble in October), so they aren't *quite* as close together as you think. Secondly, I think it has to do with offering more variety in terms of musicals...
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    Press Release SPHE Press Release: The Lady From Shanghai (1947) (4k UHD)

    I'd take things a little further than that, Robert. I'd argue that all the WAC Blu-ray releases say hello. After all, Warner's MPI does the restorations for both WHV and WAC, and although they might have different restoration teams/budgets for either division, they are still only allowed to...
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    Press Release SPHE Press Release: The Lady From Shanghai (1947) (4k UHD)

    It didn't "revert." This appears to be a 4K only release. Kino only released it on Blu-ray. They did NOT get the 4K rights to this title (my impression is that they wanted them, but couldn't get them).
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    Press Release SPHE Press Release: The Lady From Shanghai (1947) (4k UHD)

    Personally, this is more like a film that I would generally prefer to buy only via the Columbia Classics collections. However, since this is from the era I like (and most of the other films that Sony has released from the Golden Age of Hollywood have only been available via those aforementioned...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    One thing I'd like to point out that is being missed/ignored. So far, all of the catalog TV series that WAC has released on Blu-ray are relatively short-lived (in terms of length). Nick*Z has brought up  Dallas several times. I'd to know how he expects WAC to release that (or any other...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    With regard to further Looney Tunes sets, there are two points worth considering: 1) the short time between the second and third sets was because they had already started working on the third volume before the second was even released. Going into the third volume, the word was that the fourth...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    While there were a few titles announced after you posted this, I would like to point out that we got two multi-disc TV series (in addition to a few movies). These titles were announced with June release dates (when we were originally told that there would be more titles in May). The...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Personally, I'm still hoping to get at least one Fred Astaire musical, since May is his 125th birthday (but I'd be happy to get at least one of his films from WAC this year). Even if we don't get an Astaire film in May, I'm hoping that a musical is coming (specifically from the Golden Age of...
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    White Christmas 4K Possibility?

    Honestly, it's too early to have much (if any) news on this one. As best as I can tell, this film has consistently been released on home video in either October or November (at least, that's been the case for both Blu-ray and DVD). Assuming that trend holds, and given that the studios tend to...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Given that April 17 is MGM's 100th anniversary, I expect WAC's April slate to be all MGM films, much like they had an all Warner slate last April for Warner's 100th (at least, I have some recollection that George Feltenstein had indicated at one point that he wanted to celebrate MGM's 100th)...
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    RYAN’S DAUGHTER: Discussions for a BD Release (2015 - 2024)

    I don't know about Criterion, but I can almost guarantee that Ryan's Daughter will NOT be coming from WHV. As far as I can tell, WHV has not had any new-to-blu debuts of any catalog titles since about 2015-2016 (I specifically mean movies, not TV shows or theatrical Shorts, which they have done...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    While I haven't really been listening to the podcasts (so take what I say with a grain of salt), I could have sworn I read in somebody's summary on the other forum that George said there would be more movies announced for March. Was I surprised to hear that? Certainly. With the 10 film...
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    Press Release SPHE Press Release: Columbia Pictures’ 100th anniversary

    Since this seems as good a place as any to mention it, Sony will apparently be releasing the 1933 pre-Code film Cocktail Hour on (pressed) Blu-ray as part of their MOD line on March 19 (I found this out on Blu-ray.com).
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    Warner Bros Archive Wish List 2022 and Beyond!!

    With 2024 being Fred Astaire's 125th birthday, I hope that we get not only Three Little Words, but one or two more of his films from Warner's library (in addition to Kino's upcoming release of Let's Dance).
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    Criterion Blu-ray titles!

    Finally!! Not only are they releasing a movie I want (The Roaring Twenties) for the first time since their late 2022 release of Arsenic And Old Lace, but they're releasing it on 4K to boot! I'm definitely getting that one!!
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Well, I'm certainly waiting and hoping for Three Little Words to come soon. I'm almost certain that, since MGM's 100th is April 17, April's release slate will be all MGM films (but hopefully Three Little Words comes out much sooner than that). I may be one of the few people hoping for it, but...
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    I've been waiting a loooooooong time for this one (and that was just for DVD, never mind Blu-ray)! It might be lesser Fred Astaire, but I still like it, and look forward to finally having it on disc!!
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    WAC has been having some unspecified production problems the last few months that have delayed a number of their releases by about a month. Some of the titles they released yesterday were originally announced as being September releases (that ended up getting delayed), and there are a few...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    It seems like it should be any day now. Most would have guessed last week, but I think there may have been some mention of announcing both November and December titles soon. I would expect that to be the reason for the delay, as it is harder sometimes to confirm titles that are slightly...
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