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Recent pre 70's dvd releases and those scheduled - Any one else agree? (1 Viewer)

Brent Avery

Supporting Actor
Feb 19, 2002
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.
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)
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? )

:) :) :)


Stunt Coordinator
Nov 28, 2002
Jamaica, Queens, NY
Real Name
Joe Pinney
:eek: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG SE? Good news! Finally we get the OAR widescreen version!


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!

Patrick McCart

Senior HTF Member
May 16, 2001
Georgia (the state)
Real Name
Patrick McCart
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! :D

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]


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:

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

Brent Avery

Supporting Actor
Feb 19, 2002
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!


Senior HTF Member
Jul 19, 2002
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.


Fake Shemp
Senior HTF Member
Sep 20, 2002
Real Name
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


Senior HTF Member
Apr 15, 2002
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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