Recent pre 70's dvd releases and those scheduled - Any one else agree?

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  1. Brent Avery

    Brent Avery Supporting Actor

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    Wouldn't you know it? The month of May ( and beyond ) is going to make me a big spender - not that I mind - it's just that I will probably actually have to wait past the release dates in order to pick up all the titles I would really like to purchase.( It has become somewhat of a "tradition" with me to buy them on the release date ).Is anybody else having the same problem with these anticipated titles? ( At least I will not feel alone ). Please correct me on the dates mentioned if I have made a mistake.
    THE LIST:
    Silk Stockings (April)
    Broadway Melody Of 1940 (April)
    High Society (April)
    Les Girls (April)
    Kiss Me Kate (April)
    Winchester 73 (May 6)
    Bend of The River (May 6)
    Night Passage (May 6)
    Glenn Miller Story (April release)
    Dances With Wolves SE (post '70) (May 20)
    Objective Burma (May 13)
    The Blue Max (May 20)
    Battle Of Britain (May 20)
    633 Squadron (May 20)
    Operation Amsterdam (May 20)
    Mosquito Squadron (May 20)
    Attack! (May 20)
    Flight Of The Phoenix (May 20)
    20,000 Leauges Under The Sea (May 20)
    The Love Bug (May 20)
    The Indian Fighter (May 20)
    Zulu (May 20)
    The Unforgiven (May 20)
    War And Peace SE (June 3)
    Duel At Diablo (May 20)
    The War Lover (May 13)
    Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
    Sink The Bismarck (May 20)
    Oscar (post'70) (May 6)
    Cahill-U.S. Marshall (post'70)
    North To Alaska
    Big Trail
    Shannendoah (May 20)
    Giant SE (June 10)
    The Right Stuff SE (post'70) (June 10)
    What's Up Doc? (post'70) (July 2)
    Murphy's War (post '70) (June 10)
    One,Two,Three (July 15)
    Avanti (July 15)
    Kiss Me Stupid (July 15)
    Don't Raise The Bridge-Lower The Water (July 8)
    Soylent Green (post'70) (August 5)
    The Omega Man (post'70) (August 5)
    Wait Until Dark (August 5)
    In Of Sixth Happiness (August 5)
    Where Eagles Dare (September 2)
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang SE (November 4)
    Crimson Pirate (July 1)
    Scaramouche (July 1)
    Indiana Jones Boxset (post'70)
    Duel (post'70)
    Gator (post'70)
    Master Ballantrae (July 1)
    Kim
    The Rare Breed
    The Commancheros
    The Undefeated


    And there are many more I have heard about that are being worked on and in the works that will probably have me looking for a second part time job!! ( do you think I am addicted? )



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  2. Joe_Pinney

    Joe_Pinney Stunt Coordinator

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    [​IMG] CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG SE? Good news! Finally we get the OAR widescreen version!

    And [​IMG] CRIMSON PIRATE ??!?!???

    That is, without a doubt, one of the most FUN classic swashbucklers ever made! I remember catching it on TV one Saturday afternoon when I was a teenager, and getting so wrapped up in it, that despite myself, alone in the room, I reactively shouted out "YAAAAAYYYYY!!!!" when Burt Lancaster swung down from the top mast to save the girl! Total classic matinee delight! That one's a definite buy!
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    2003 makes me smile and frown. The smile goes for the wonderful titles announced. The frown goes to thinking of how I'm going to pay for all of them! [​IMG]

    Here's the titles I'm definately going to get without waiting:

    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Special Edition [MAY 20]

    The Charlie Chaplin Collection, Vol. 1 [JULY 1]
    - The Gold Rush (1925/1942 versions)
    - Modern Times
    - The Great Dictator
    - Limelight

    The Charlie Chaplin Classic Comedy Collection [JULY 8]
    - All 26 restored versions of the Essanay and Mutual 2-reel shorts. 7-disc set from Image includes Eric Campbell documentary

    What's Up, Tiger Lily? [JULY 15]

    The Haunting, The Thing, and House of Wax [AUGUST 5]

    Yet-to-be-announced:

    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    The Jazz Singer
    Yankee Doodle Dandy
    Looney Tunes collection(s)
    Laurel & Hardy talkies
    City Lights, The Circus, other MK2-WHV Chaplin DVDs
    Phantom of the Opera: 2-disc Extreme Edition (1925 version)
    Walt Disney Treasures Wave 3
    Around the World in Eighty Days
    King Kong: SE

    Titles I'll eventually pick up:

    Popeye
    All That Jazz
    Sink The Bismark!
    The Big Trail
    The Song of Bernadette
    Blind Husbands/The Great Gabbo
    Foolish Wives
    Queen Kelly
    The Mouse That Roared
    The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
     
  4. Brent Avery

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    Thankyou for some more additions Patrick - I knew I could spend more! I too am waiting for Around The World In 80 Days and a few others you mentioned will have me in fits trying to decide which ones take priority! I have already spent more than I budgeted for since early April!
     
  5. Paul_Scott

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    yes the next few months are going to be packed with great catalog releases.
    unfortunately my budget for this stuff is starting to shrink, combine that with the poor job local retailers do of stocking this material, and my massive backlog of unwatched discs and little time to sit down and watch, and for probably the first time since i bought a dvd player, there is more available than i will be able to enjoy for quite a while.

    most of the stuff mentioned i will have to wait unitl CH offers it.
    the under $10 per disc average, when using sales and other promotions, is about the only way i can justify these large backlogs.
     
  6. Russell G

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    I'm in the same boat, being down for many of the listed above, on top of new releases of current films, and double dipping special editions. I went so far as to offer to work part time at a local DVD specialty (non-chain) store in exchange for credit to afford these upcoming films. (didn't work
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  7. oscar_merkx

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    Thanks Patrick about that The Charlie Chaplin Classic Comedy Collection [JULY 8] plus the others.

    Would you have a link as well

    My collection of classics is on the increase again.


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  8. Patrick McCart

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    DVD Planet has the set listed, but amazon doesn't yet.

    It should be here: http://www.dvdplanet.com/product_lis...259&format=DVD

    I'm surprised they have 30% off for a David Shepard release. They're usually a little more expensive due to the obvious lower demands than The Hot Chick: Criterion Collection.
     
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