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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ronald Epstein, Sep 18, 2009.
That's how I take it as I've been waiting on The Beast with Five Fingers for about 15 years now.
In the February issue of Fangoria Magazine, George Feltenstein mentioned WICKED WICKED (1973) and THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS as coming releases, so perhaps they'll show up around Halloween from the Archives? I've been asking for THE FROZEND DEAD for years, so it's good news to see them cite that title. Perhaps FROZEN DEAD will be released as well, and Halloween would be a good time for it.I also wish that Warner would release Paul Bartel's PRIVATE PARTS (1972) as a Blu-ray.
Considering the new Andy Hardy set is advertised as "Newly Remastered", I'm curious if that also includes Love Finds Andy Hardy, the only one to get an official DVD release back in the day. Not a big deal if it isn't, but I'm sure there was room for improvement on that one.
Very glad they went for completeness in this one, including Love Finds Andy Hardy and Love Laughs At Andy Hardy. They're finally all out on DVD!
Quite possibly. Last year's Comic Con had Warner Archive release teasers before they became reality later in the year.
There is an episode of Dobie Gillis called "The Beast with 20 Fingers" which I suppose is a tribute to that film. Just sayin'.
"Important: All films in this collection have been newly remastered, with the exception of Love Finds Andy Hardy which is presented here as originally released on DVD in 2004."
"Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand."
I had recorded the whole Andy Hardy series off Turner Classic Movies. I will gladly replace them all with these new MOD discs. In fact volume 1 is now on sale at Amazon for $31.76.
Thanks for that, I somehow missed that part. Didn't expect these to get pressed either. Volume 1 must have sold very well.
I really expected two volumes of five titles each, I am pleasantly surprised. I do enjoy the innocence of this series. Very pleased they are pressed also.
Thank you Warner's for with the release of ANDY HARDY'S DOUBLE LIFE you have just about cleared up almost all of the missing MGM Esther Williams films that have not been released on DVD. Just these past few weeks you have presented us with A GUY NAMED JOE along with JUPITER'S DARLING, both missing and wanted. What a tribute to a talented actress that passed recently.
Now we need THE HOODLUM SAINT to finish out her MGM output.
For those interesed, LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY that is included in the Andy Hardy Film Collection Volume 2 includes all the extras that were on the DVD. The set I received are all pressed just as WAC reported.
Transfers very good also with just a few scratches and dirt on the older ones. ANDY HARDY COMES HOME is in 1.85:1 and looks the best of the bunch.
Now we just need the Dr. Kildare film series and I will be a happy camper.
Just curious, Allen, are the two shorts (the Christmas greeting and ANDY HARDY'S DILEMMA) on either HARDY collection?
Christmas short is there with LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY. Have not seen Dilemma short in either collection.Was it on any of the laserdiscs?
Thanks. Not a huge deal, but I'm a little surprised. DILEMMA is a nice little vignette with Andy and the Judge, not to mention interesting as a fund-raising artifact, and is a part of the complete story.
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Interesting that THE GREAT SANTINI is being offered here.
Remember that film from the early days of cable TV. It was
constantly shown on HBO as "The Ace." When the film received
critic acclaim, it was pulled from cable, retitled "THE GREAT SANTINI" and released to theaters.
Great Duvall movie from what I remember.
Not to be too pushy (and yes, I IMMEDIATELY ordered the 2nd ANDY HARDY BOX SET, which arrived yesterday) but doesn't it seem as though pretty much all we're getting from WB Archive these days are TV Series and OOP re-releases? While it is saving me money, isn't it about time for some more Never Before On DVD films to show up? Or is it just the summer doldrums ... I have a vague feeling that not many "knock your sox off" films came out last summer either. Any comments or thoughts from Those Who Know? (I should add that, for those of you who are TV series fans, or who have been waiting for the re-release of a favorite film, I'm very happy for you. Enjoy!!)
A great film finally in an anamorphic presentation.
Kudos to Warners for finally doing right by the film and releasing it in anamorphic widescreen (the earlier DVD was open matte which I refused to buy). It's a terrific movie based on a terrific book.
Actually it was never "retitled" The Great Santini. It was retitled The Ace. It's based on the novel The Great Santini by Pat Conroy (Prince Of Tides) and released to a few theaters in 1979 as The Great Santini but it flopped. It was then retitled The Ace and sold to HBO by Orion films in the hope of recouping its cost. It did play New York City under The Great Santini prior to its HBO debut.
The fact that it made its debut theatrically rather than HBO made it eligible for the Academy Awards and both Duvall and Michael O'Keefe received acting nominations.
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Penguin Pool Murder (1932) Hildegarde takes her class on an aquarium field trip — to murder! With Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, and Robert Armstrong.
Murder on the Blackboard (1934) This time, murder comes calling inside the doors of Hildegarde’s own school — and the corpse takes a powder! With Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, and Bruce Cabot.
Murder On a Honeymoon (1935) Hildegarde takes a trip to Catalina Island, and doubles down on the murders to solve. With Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, and Lola Lane.
Murder on a Bridle Path (1935) Central Park goes sinister when a society equestrian is struck down while on an early morning ride. With James Gleason, Helen Broderick, and Louise Latimer.
The Plot Thickens (1936) A corpse turns up twice, and so Inspector Piper calls in Withers. With James Gleason, Zasu Pitts and Owen Davis, Jr.
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