Are the vault doors weakening at WB??

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  1. Jeff Swindoll

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    Happy to hear today that Ocean's 11 (obviously released to cash in on the remake) is coming to DVD in a SE. Not only that but Robin and the 7 Hoods (a favourite since it also features Der Bingle) and 4 for Texas. Could those vault doors which house the classic films be growing weaker. Rumor is that the original Haunting might be out sometime this Q4. To play Devil's advocate, I do wonder if these Rat pack movies would've come out if they weren't doing a remake (ala 59's Mummy coming out because of the Mummy Returns) Fingers crossed for more classics. Cheers.
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    I've got mine crossed for Akira Kurosawa's Dreams...
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    The Dirty Harry boxset gives me some meagre hope that WB may be seeing the error of their ways....we'll see.
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    I'll believe this when The Omega Man is finally given a firm release date- and released on that date. We've been waiting for this since 1999.
     
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    Warner has so many great titles in their vaults...
    Time After Time
    Soylent Green
    O Lucky Man
    Kurosawa's Dreams
    Clash Of The Titans
    Valley Of The Gwangi
    Strange Brew
    Hammer films
    Initially, Warner was excellent at getting lots of diverse catalog titles onto the market. It seems like they've slowed way down.
     
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    If WB releases THE HAUNTING (1963)soon I may die of shock.
    Given so much to release from their vault, it's ridiculous that they can't find even 5% to give us at any particular time...there's so much there if they recognize it as a particular collectors market and not the usual new movie release.
    [Edited last by BarryR on August 27, 2001 at 12:01 PM]
     
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    I'd have to agree with Mitty on this one. Warner's Marketing Department obviously only sees their library as a quick cash in to tie-in with the latest hot new release. If this is the case then their Marketing Dept hasn't been doing a very good job at it. Plenty of missed opportunities over the past few years.
    Here are just a few they dropped the ball on:
    HAUNTING (1963) tie-in with HAUNTING (remake)
    POINT BLANK (1967) tie-in with PAYBACK (remake)
    KING KONG (1933) tie-in with any JURASSIC PARK movie
    BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (1953) tie-in with that rip-off with the wrong title GODZILLA
    THEM! (1954) tie-in with STARSHIP TROOPERS
    DIAL M FOR MURDER tie in with PERFECT MURDER (remake)
    Here's some future suggestions for Warner at no charge. It seems they need all the help they can get.
    ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA - Again a missed opportunity that could be TIED-IN perfectly with the GODFATHER COLLECTION, but redemption is around the corner with a Tie-in with GANGS OF NEW YORK.
    KING KONG - Maybe enough time to tie-in with JURASSIC PARK III DVD.
    HORROR OF DRACULA/CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Chris Lee has major parts in TWO of the biggest blockbusters coming out in the next year (LORD OF THE RINGS/STAR WARS episode 2).
    Also horror movies SELL VERY WELL around HALLOWEEN time. You have a built in holiday tie-in right there.
    Oh and thanks for the glorious Special Edition version of the THING (1951) on VHS only. Glad to see that your still supporting a dying format.
    Sorry for the long rant. I haven't beat up Warner in awhile.
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    Mitty probably hits the nail on the head: ca$h-in$$-
    However, Ill have myself committed to the nearest asylum if
    THE SHELTERING SKY ever sees the light of my monitor....
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    Hey, they announced two more today!
    Little Women (1933 - Kate Hepburn)
    Now Voyager (Bette Davis)

    The crack widens...
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    I can't wait for Clash of the Titans to come out. That was a very good movie, but it been years since I last saw it(I think it was school or HBO). And I never seem Soylent Green, but I know it is a good movie, and I just have to see it "yummy" meals in the movie with good old NRA head in it.
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    You mean these assholes have the rights to Omega Man and Soylent Green and they're not release them with special editions with remastered picture and sound?
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    I'm surprised they just announced Little Women yesterday. It's been listed at Amazon for a couple of weeks now. I'll definitely get it. The recent remake seemed like a "girls only" movie, but the original is a classic film that anybody who likes old movies would enjoy. "Christopher Columbus, marmy!"
    Perhaps only related in my mind, but this release reminds me of the Laurence Olivier version of Pride and Prejudice. Who do we need to lobby to get that one released? The tape was put out by MGM.
     
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    Go ahead and censor yourself Mitty, but I won't. HTF rules clearly state that profanity is allowed WITHIN threads, yet not encouraged in thread titles. As far as Studio bashing goes, I'm sure HTF doesn't condone it, but there are no "rules" against it.
    Wow. I got through all that without one profane word. Fuckin' A. D'OH!
    [Edited last by Ben Motley on August 29, 2001 at 01:46 AM]
     

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