Warner Archive Discussion Thread (The Announcements/The Films)

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ronald Epstein, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. Mike*HTF

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    More Colman is never a bad thing.
    I have the Laserdiscs of the Raffles double feature and they looked to be in very good condition (much like the Cantors).
    Definitely purchasing this and re-purchasing the other Colman titles out today.
     
  2. classicmovieguy

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    I was hoping "Enchantment" would have gotten a Blu release, if not mainstream then certainly via the Archive. I have the original-issue DVD; I can't imagine this MOD DVD version would be any better.
     
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    I've stopped buying their Archive DVD-Rs as well but for a different reason. A lot of the titles they release in the Archive end up showing up on WA Instant streaming serviced in HD. For example the Andy Hardy movies. I bought PT-109 from the Archive then they put in on iTunes in HD, so I felt screwed. So I've suspended buying DVD-Rs and am holding out for HD downloads.
     
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    I agree, it's another reason for me to stop buying their releases too as I watched the HD steam of Scene of the Crime this past weekend.
     
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    Similar situation here. I only bite on the multi-disc sets or double features right away (better value), though I did make an exception for the Joe E Brown films last week. Otherwise, it's sales only for me.
     
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    I also bit on the Joe E. Brown titles also. The June Alyson and Goldwyn films will wait until a sale.
     
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    Amazon recently wound down a sale where most of their WA titles were slashed to half-price; a rare opportunity for me to pick up a few titles I've wanted for a while (for more reasonable prices).
     
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    Does the 1927 First National film THE GORILLA still exist?
     
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    No, it's lost. THE MONKEY TALKS does survive.
     
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    Many thanks. I'm very pleased about The Moonshine War which I like a lot. It has a good basic story - not very original but it is Elmore Leonard - plus some favorite actors: Richard Widmark, Patrick McGoohan and Melodie Johnson. Melodie Johnson is remembered mostly for playing the buxom girl Clint Eastwood dallied with at the beginning of Coogan's Bluff. In The Moonshine War she plays a completely different character . . . . and she looks completely different too.
     
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    I've always wanted to see Moonshine, a movie that seems to have escaped TCM. And Nasty Habits, ditto; not sure that's been seen much since HBO circa 1982.
     
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    Wow! Check out the new titles included in Pre-Order! THE MAN WHO PLAYED GOD, THE DESERT SONG (1944), THE DESERT SONG (1953) plus another Marion Davies and a Billie Dove. I'm afraid I'm in for ALL of those.
     
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    Looking forward to Nasty Habits, but that's a movie that didn't age well. If you're not familiar with the details of Watergate, then the spoof is lost on you.
     
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    Yes, great news! I'm hoping the 1929 version of The Desert Song is released the same day (9.9.14) as the other two versions. Possibly the artwork hasn't been completed yet?
     
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    Well, 3 buys for me:

    Nasty Habits
    Lolly Madonna XXX
    The Desert Song (1944)
     
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    Very happy to see both "Desert Song"'s. :)
     
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    I'll finally get to see the '44 version of The Desert Song. I've seen the '29 in 35mm; unfortunately, although shot in color, only the b&w elements remain. It has an early, indelible performance from Myrna Loy: (Where's Pierre?, she growls). The last version has Gordon McRae singing gloriously, but it also has the other lead, and I can't stand her singing.
     
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    Kathryn Grayson? Say it ain't so! :)
     
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    Put me down for the 1929 version (and the '44). The 1929 version is closest to the original work-- it's very silly but great fun. I hope it's still on the agenda!!
     
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