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  1. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Ha, well all I can say is that you're bloody lucky. Two very short & obscure forties B film noir thrillers. What are the chances of a Blu-ray release? I'd have to say vanishingly small, & yet here they are.
  2. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    I actually got around to seeing Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (TCM UK showed it in HD), & although I thought I thought that it isn't a very good film, I still liked it & would buy it. It's the old problem with Warner, they have just so many films, there's a great many that will never see the...
  3. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    I bought the French DVD of Scaramouche (Warner didn't release it in the UK), the DVD looks great, a Blu-ray would look stonking. As an extra, the silent version is included, & I really must look at it.
  4. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Ha, you're singing my song :)
  5. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Well I used to think I knew something about movies, but a visit here brings me down to earth...I've never even heard of, So This Is Paris. I have seen & loved Northwest Passage, but I don't think I've seen it since the sixties, & never in colour. I'd love a WAC special of it, but I don't expect...
  6. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    TCM UK was regularly showing it a year or so ago, it was the Seydor cut, which I'm not that keen on. I couldn't make up my mind if it was proper HD or an uprez, the picture was very clean, almost pristine, which is a good sign. I wish I'd kept it on my planner.
  7. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    The Hill (1965) was on TV in HD a few months ago looking very nice (it's still on my planner), so maybe that's a prospect. Another one from 1965, She, a sort of cut price epic adventure which I enjoyed very much when I was 14, not a great film, & some would argue not even a very good one, but...
  8. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    There Was A Crooked Man... So did I, but you know I can't remember a thing about it (except the end). I just really fancy seeing it again, & a while ago I nearly ordered the DVD, but decided to wait. Of all the Blu-ray films I own, the westerns are my favourites, & my western collection is...
  9. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    I hope that's right, I'll have There Was A Crooked Man...
  10. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Ha, I don't fancy any of the films mentioned in the last nine posts. Just so many films to release. I'm not greedy, I hope I like one of the next batch.
  11. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Oh yes, I'm with you all the way there. One of the most successful Hollywood stars ever, it seemed he could do anything. I'd add Bataan (1943) to that list...& a few others.
  12. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    The Liz film I'd vote for would be Ivanhoe (1952). Anyway to get a swashbuckler onto the release list. :)
  13. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    What, another musical! I'll probably buy it, for Gwen Verdon if nothing else, even if it has made my expensive old deleted DVD worthless (I bought it on my first visit to New York). I saw this at the cinema, as a North London boy aged around 8-10 who know nothing about baseball (but we did play...
  14. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Oo, I hope so. It isn't a classic, but it is a great example of superb Warner production values (& it's my favourite Korngold score). A three-strip Technicolor Errol Flynn swashbuckler, a no brainer. The DVD was so misaligned, it was like looking at a 3D transfer without wearing the special glasses.
  15. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Ah, I love that DVD, all those dance numbers, one after the other.
  16. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Ah, the classics! Just add Scaramouche, that & Ivanhoe should look great, being three strip Technicolor.
  17. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Well I sort of do. I know what you mean, back in the sixties I thought of the original King Kong & Frankenstein as really old, but I can't bring myself to think of the seventies as really old, I mean all my favourite pop albums are from that time, & I still listen to them regularly. So for me...
  18. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Yeah, I'll take that. If there's one title a month that I want to buy, then I think I'm doing alright. It's not always the case, but I bought two from December (Frankenstein & Mister Roberts) & am going to buy A Tale Of Two Cities, so no complaints...yet.
  19. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Yeah, that should silence the musicals fans for a (short) while...now what about us fans of swashbuckling/epic films...:)
  20. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Well I know there's at least one of the next announcements that I'm going to buy, A Tale Of Two Cities (1935) :)
  21. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    I can't ever remember seeing 3 Godfathers, but I'd happily buy it sight unseen. It would be great if it was released soon, coming hard on the heels of Mister Roberts, & another late forties Ford western photographed by Winton Hoch, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, is one of the best looking Blu-rays I own.
  22. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Yup, one of the great things about WAC releases is how clean they are, they don't do speckles!
  23. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Right now I'm looking at High Society on the BBC, & it looks really nice, sometimes a bit of a halo around some dark areas (like men's suits), but it looks very Blu-ray worthy to me.
  24. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Yeah, the announcements have been all over the place in the last few months. Maybe Warner wanted to shake things up...or it's the virus. A Tale Of Two Cities (1935) was mentioned last month, I wouldn't mind that one.
  25. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    I'd be happy with the preview & the Seydor cuts, just like the DVD release (only I wouldn't watch the Seydor cut). The wait goes on...
  26. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    TCM (UK) have been showing Howard Hawks Air Force (1943) in what looks like a very nice HD transfer, sharp & very clean (except for the stock shots), it looks great, esp. when you think that most of the film is set at night, & a lot of it in a dimly lit aircraft (DOP James Wong Howe), of course...
  27. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Well I don't know, but I'm thinking that after all this time, it'll either be Criterion or a Warner non WAC 4K & Blu-ray release, just like they've done with the Kubrick films. Whatever, I hope we get it next year, I'm not getting any younger.
  28. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Ha, this & the overcrowded stateroom on the ship, two of the most well known Marx Brothers scenes, both from A Night At The Opera, still not on Blu-ray, along with all their other MGM films.
  29. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Well that's the thing, Warner have such an embarrassment of riches, that even when there's a star batch released, you still think about what wasn't. Reading what was being shown on TV, I was all ready for A Tale Of Two Cities (1935), no doubt for next year.
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