Possible Warner director boxes for 2005

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  1. Bruce Morrison

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    Warners have made something of a speciality of releasing box sets of movies by particular directors - they've previously done sets of Kubrick, Hitchcock, Eastwood and Scorsese among others, and I know they have a Peckinpah box planned for the first half of 2005. These sets have often included remastered special editions of movies previously released on DVD.

    Other ideas for such sets would be:

    Lumet: Dog Day Afternoon (SE), Network (SE), Prince Of The City, Running On Empty

    Huston: Reflections In A Golden Eye, The Life And Times Of Judge Roy Bean, The Mackintosh Man, The Man Who Would Be King (SE)

    Boorman: Point Blank, Deliverance (SE), Excalibur (do Warners have DVD rights for any other Boorman movies?)


    I hope Warners might already be on board with some of these ideas.
     
  2. Matthew Marino

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    I'd love a Burton set with special editions of Batman, Batman Returns, Beetlejuice and Mars Attacks.
     
  3. WillG

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    Yes, but unfortunately it's "Exorcist II: The Heretic"
     
  4. Ken Koc

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    A Vincente Minelli Box set comes to mind;
    THE PIRATE
    THE CLOCK
    THE LONG LONG TRAIILER
    LUST FOR LIFE
    THE COBWEB
    SOME CAME RUNNING
    TEA AND SYMPATHY
    HOME FROM THE HILL
    FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE
    AN SE OF "GIGI"
    An embarassment of riches and a director that needs to be recognized!
     
  5. Mark Edward Heuck

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    Warner's also now has Boorman's BEYOND RANGOON from their Castle Rock acquisition.

    Some more, if lesser, WB Lumet titles I'd like in a hypothetical box set would be BYE BYE BRAVERMAN, JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT, LAST OF THE MOBILE HOT SHOTS (one of his few movies in Panavision), POWER, THE MORNING AFTER...man was prolific to say the least.
     
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    I would like to see an Antonioni box set of Blowup, Zabriskie Point and The Passenger.
     
  7. Sean A

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Warner had an Elia Kazan box planned for this year. In a recent interview, George Feltenstein said that A Face in the Crowd was on tap for this year, with A Streetcar named Desire a possible SE. And this year is the 50th Anniversary of East of Eden , which would be a perfect tie-in if the rights issues surrounding this title are resolved . Throw in the other Kazan films that WB controls (Splendor in the Grass, Baby Doll, America America, The Arrangement ), and this would make an excellent box set
     
  8. John Hodson

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    I know Warners have flagged a John Ford/John Wayne box for 2006, but how about acknowledging America's finest director with a box all his own:

    The Informer
    The Lost Patrol
    The Fugitive
    Wagon Master
    Sergeant Rutledge
    Cheyanne Autumn


    BTW, that JF/JW box must contain Stagecoach SE, They Were Expendable, Fort Apache, 3 Godfathers, The Searchers SE.
     
  9. Sean A

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    If they do Minnelli, perhaps it would more pratical to break it up into seperate boxes for Musicals, Comedies, and Dramas .
     
  10. Patrick McCart

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    They could do a Cecil B. DeMille collection, consisting of The Godless Girl, Dynamite, Madam Satan, and both the 1931 and original 1914 versions of The Squaw Man. They could also include the TCM/Kevin Brownlow documentary on DeMille.

    Also...

    A King Vidor collection, consisting of The Crowd, The Big Parade (which will likely get a 2-disc edition in 2006, anyways), Hallelujah, The Champ '31, and the Richard Schickel documentary (The Man Who Made the Movies) episode on Vidor.
     
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    Before they move to other directors they could get Oliver Stone set done right first off!!
     
  12. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    I'd suggest these--

    The FRITZ LANG Collection:

    1. FURY (1936 MGM)
    2. RANCHO NOTORIOUS (1952 RKO)
    3. CLASH BY NIGHT (1952 RKO)
    4. MOONFLEET (1955 MGM)
    5. WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (1956 RKO)
    6. BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT (1956 RKO)

    The ANTHONY MANN Collection:

    1. DESPERATE (1947 RKO)
    2. BORDER INCIDENT (1949 MGM)
    3. SIDE STREET (1950 MGM)
    4. DEVIL'S DOORWAY (1950 MGM)
    5. THE TALL TARGET (1951 MGM)
    6. THE NAKED SPUR (1953 MGM)

    The FRED ZINNEMAN Collection:

    1. THE SEARCH (1948 MGM)
    2. ACT OF VIOLENCE (1948 MGM)
    3. TERESA (1951 MGM)
    4. THE NUN'S STORY (1959 WB)
    5. THE SUNDOWNERS (1960 WB)

    The RAOUL WALSH Collection:

    1. THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE (1941 WB)
    2. THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON (1941 WB)
    3. DESPERATE JOURNEY (1942 WB)
    4. GENTLEMAN JIM (1942 WB)
    5. THE MAN I LOVE (1947 WB)
    6. COLORADO TERRITORY (1949 WB)
    7. CAPTAIN HORATIO HORNBLOWER (1951 WB)
    8. THE NAKED & THE DEAD (1958 RKO)

    --although some of these would likely be part of an Errol Flynn set.

    The RICHARD FLEISCHER Collection:*

    1. BODYGUARD (1948 RKO)
    2. THE CLAY PIGEON (1949 RKO)
    3. FOLLOW ME QUIETLY (1949 RKO)
    4. ARMORED CAR ROBBERY (1950 RKO)
    5. THE NARROW MARGIN (1952 RKO)

    * with Richard Fleischer commentaries for all films.

    What do you think, sirs?
     
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    I still think that aDELMER DAVES COLLECTION would be great fun and a real moneyspinner for Warners.

    Parrish
    A Summer Place
    Susan Slade
    Rome Adventure
    Battle of the Villa Fiorita
     
  14. Jeff Swearingen

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    so is this a "wish list" or a "announced and/or known to be in the works" box set list?
     
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    Color me interested in the following:

    Boorman Collection (Minus Excorcist II) - Hell I'd be happy if they'd just get around to Point Blank.

    Also the Lang, Ford, Walsh & Anthony Mann sets.
     
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    I dont think Warner controls BABY DOLL, AMERICA AMERICA and FACE IN THE CROWD anymore, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Baby Doll, America America, and A Face in the Crowd have always been Warner films.

    Count me in as another one who'd like to see a Warner Kazan box set.
     
  18. Sean A

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    Georgee Feltenstein of WB said in an interview recently that A Face in The Crowd is on the schedule for 2005.

    Also, Time magazine last week had an article on what to expect in 2005, and they mentioned a James Dean Box Set (in commeration of the 50th Anniversary of his death ) containing East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, andGiant . I'm assuming Rebel will be upgraded to a Special Edition
     
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    Nicholas Ray

    They Live by Night (originally RKO)
    Born to Be Bad (originally RKO)
    On Dangerous Ground (originally RKO)
    The Lusty Men (originally RKO)
    Rebel Without a Cause: SE?
    Wind Across the Everglades - Warner
    Party Girl - Warner


    In fact, there's an obscene amount of unreleased Nick Ray:

    Johnny Guitar - Paramount (originally Republic)
    Run for Cover - Paramount
    The Savage Innocents - Paramount
    Knock on Any Door - Columbia
    Hot Blood - Columbia
    Bitter Victory - Columbia (coming soon)
    Bigger Than Life - Fox
    True Story of Jesse James - Fox


    And, uh... no, that's all I got. I'm sure there could be more Warner Bros Director boxed sets aside from Peckinpah, Lewton-Tourneur (coming in 2005) and those listed by the possibilities above.
     
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    I assume SAM PECKINPAW hasn't been mentioned in this thread because we are all quite certain of a box set this coming year?
     

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