Thin Man series on DVD?

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  1. GaryA

    GaryA Auditioning

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    Does anyone know if the wonderful Thin Man series, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy and Asta, will make it to DVD soon? Who owns the rights? I would love to buy a box set of all 6 films.
     
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    No dvds yet, no rumors, no idea when. Your best hope right now is the excellent LD box set of all six films. Be prepared to spend some money though.
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    Warner owns the rights to these films which explains why they are not on DVD.
    I have the box set on laserdisc, but I feel bad that this great series can't be seen by Thin Man lovers on DVD.
     
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    Despite the ? in the subject, I was hoping against hope that this was some rumor of an announcement. Without an LD player, I'm relegated to the VHS versions that my dad taped off of TMC for me a couple of years back.
    I fell in love with this series as a kid when my dad took me to our local fine arts theater for a double feature. We went for the first feature, "Robin and Marion", and only stayed for the second because I didn't want to go home yet. It ended up being "The Thin Man", and I've been a fan ever since. Outside of "Seven Samurai", it's my most vivid memory of a movie at that theater.
    Anyway, here's to hoping that Warner gets off their duff and puts them out. Definitely a series which I'd purchase.
    Joel
     
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    You can't beat the combination of William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Asta! Come on Warner, give us a Thin Man box set!
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    When the "Thin Man" films get released it would be nice if they can include some of the episodes of the 1950's tv series with Peter Lawford. I don't know why studios are unwilling to put these tv shows out with their respective films (Father of the Bride , Please Don't Eat the Daises, Logan's Run, Meet Me in St. Louis TV movie, etc)seems like a missed opportunity. Also the Rediscovering Myrna Loy LD collection contains Manhattan Melodrama & I Love You Again (A great film) with William Powell.
     
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    After WB releases the Dirty Harry Collection, they will have pretty much exhausted all of their "modern" franchises. Hopefully, they will then turn their attention to vintage classics such as the Thin Man series. I'm not holding my breath, though. They have yet to put out a single Errol Flynn or Fred Astaire movie and the closest they have come to a James Cagney title to date is "Mr. Roberts". They have a lot of catching up to do.
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    [Edited last by Ken_McAlinden on September 26, 2001 at 12:16 PM]
     
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    This is at the top of my want list now. My wife and I are waiting with bated martini-shaker for these...
     

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