richardburton84

Second Unit
Joined
Sep 4, 2011
Messages
332
Real Name
Jack
LOL.... I read that Newman penned an apologia for this movie which he paid to place in, I believe, Variety or Hollywood Reporter. No way to endear himself to the producers and director so early in his career..... but things worked out for him eventually of course...
I believe the ad in question was placed when the film was about to make its premiere on Television in the 60’s (by which point Newman was already well established in Hollywood). In all honesty, I find it very easy to see Newman discouraged people from watching it (or at least encouraged mocking the film) as aside from the Franz Waxman score, it’s not a very good film, and don’t get me started on the art direction.
 

Ed Lachmann

Screenwriter
Joined
Mar 17, 2011
Messages
1,291
Real Name
Edmund Lachmann
Not sure that there are that many left that Warners owns and where they also are prepared to spend the amount of money that it takes to release them to Blu-ray in Warner Archive Quality (i.e.. very good).

Do you mind sharing the top 5 or 10 unreleased "real" classics that you are thinking of?
Helen of Troy, A Face in the Crowd, Night of the Iguana
The Cardinal
, Designing Woman, Mr. Skeffington,
Life of Emile Zola
, The Great Ziegfeld, Blackboard Jungle
The Man Who Came to Dinner
, Captains Courageous,
Cimarron ('30), Julius Caesar ('53)...just for starters. Plus some historical titles like:
Land of the Pharaohs, Ivanhoe, The Silver Chalice or Scaramouche.
 

Robin9

Producer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2006
Messages
5,486
Real Name
Robin
Yeah, epics & swashbucklers, fun movies, & Warner has a lot of 'em :)
Yes, we know Warners own a lot of great films, but how many are in sufficiently good condition to make the jump to Blu-ray without very expensive remedial work?
 

Billy Batson

Cinematographer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2008
Messages
3,545
Location
London
Real Name
Alan
Yes, we know Warners own a lot of great films, but how many are in sufficiently good condition to make the jump to Blu-ray without very expensive remedial work?
Oh yes, I'm sure every release requires a lot of work, & I'm thinking these WAC Blu-ray releases are just a small offshoot of an extensive restoration project, it would just be nice to have these films as part of the mix, but I suppose this is the wrong thread for wanted films, as we know what's being released in January, & I'm looking forward to buying Harper, probably my first purchase of 2018.
 

Randy Korstick

Cinematographer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2000
Messages
4,985
Because many horror fans on those pages are spoiled entitlement types and an embarrassment to collectors. I did hear that this isnt a January release based on an online vendors information that was shared with me. I do hope it will be coming well before October though
Well WA has the full specs advertisement up for Leatherface and they have never done the full specs sheet for any release more than 2 months in advance so if it isn't January it will be out in February, the same with all the titles in this thread. WA doesn't make advanced announcements for the year usually 1 month announcement, occasionally 2 months. So you don't have to worry I'm sure they have several other horror titles planned for September or October.
 

TheSteig

Screenwriter
Joined
Jan 11, 2011
Messages
1,544
Real Name
David
They did it with The Hidden - it was announced twice :)
Im not worried at all - simply hopeful it comes sooner than later , especially with some rumors swirling around, 2018 is going to be a good year for collectors, but what year isnt ?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Randy Korstick

Billy Batson

Cinematographer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2008
Messages
3,545
Location
London
Real Name
Alan
Ah, so I won't be seeing Harper in the UK 'till the end of March, I hope there's another one or two titles announced for Jan/Feb, or it'll be the first quarter of the year gone & only one title for me. Oh well, you need to be patient to be a fan of catalogue releases, & I have a large backlog of Blu-rays to watch (mostly TV box sets).
 
Last edited:

greg.shoemaker

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Dec 22, 2008
Messages
50
Real Name
Gregory Shoemaker
Now that AUNTIE MAME has been released, fulfilling one of my three WB titles from the 50s I'd like to see on BD, how about Billy Wilder's THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS (with a wonderful Franz Waxman score) and John Ford/Mervyn Leroy's MR. ROBERTS (starring Jack Lemmon, James Cagney, Henry Fonda and William Powell, in 2.55:1 scope)?
 

MatthewA

Lead Actor
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2000
Messages
9,067
Location
Salinas, CA
Real Name
Matthew
Glad to see animation getting some attention from the Warner Archive with Flight of the Dragons, which I've honestly never seen.

Of course, more Looney Tunes would be even better.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ChrisALM

Ed Lachmann

Screenwriter
Joined
Mar 17, 2011
Messages
1,291
Real Name
Edmund Lachmann
LOL.... I read that Newman penned an apologia for this movie which he paid to place in, I believe, Variety or Hollywood Reporter. No way to endear himself to the producers and director so early in his career..... but things worked out for him eventually of course...
Of course he did. He was the "boy toy" rosy faced plaything for Virginia Mayo in the picture and not much more. Wasn't this his first major role? It was Jack Palance's showpiece, not Newman's. And Palance did a great and over-the-top job, a true joy for his fans (such as myself). The crazy unusual set pieces, the wonderful score by Franz Waxman, the gorgeous photography, that outlandish feast sequence make this film a real HOOT. Myrna Loy had to go through many "pretty face and figure" pictures, some very good ones, before she got the chance to really show her stuff, too. The Silver Chalice would make one phenomenal blu-ray. Not holding my breath, however, knowing what WB Archives prefers. Just lend it to Kino. for Christ's sake.
 
M

Member 323668

Guest
My wish list:

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
MY FAVORITE WIFE
DOCTOR X/MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM
IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME
SHOW BOAT (1936, 1951)
FOREVER DARLING/THE LONG TRAILER
THE UNHOLY THREE
THE UNKNOWN

My wish list to Warner Archive:

1. The Naked Spur (1953)
2. The Naked Spur (1953)
3. The Naked Spur (1953)

;-)

Anthony Mann's superb western with incredible performances by Jimmy Stewart and Robert Ryan.

The 2006 DVD, obviously from an analog source, is a shame.
 

TheSteig

Screenwriter
Joined
Jan 11, 2011
Messages
1,544
Real Name
David
Ive heard some rumors/read some rumors about Criterion possibly having The Naked Spur..whether or not it's true or *fake news* I cannot say.
I really hope 2018 we will see from WAC or WHV more Bette Davis movies, The Thin Man series, High Sierra, The Lady in the Lake, They Drive By Night, The Black Scorpion and The Giant Behemoth
 
  • Like
Reactions: warnerbro

RICK BOND

Supporting Actor
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
596
Real Name
RICK
I hope too see some 1930's, 40's', and 50's classics released on Warner Archive in 2018 ! Bogart, Cagney, Robinson, and Flynn. Also ...Day's of Wine and Roses (1962) is looooooooooong over due. : ( ?? The rest of the Hammer Films also please. Thank You
 
  • Like
Reactions: TheSteig

OliverK

Cinematographer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2000
Messages
4,385
My wish list to Warner Archive:

1. The Naked Spur (1953)
2. The Naked Spur (1953)
3. The Naked Spur (1953)

;-)

Anthony Mann's superb western with incredible performances by Jimmy Stewart and Robert Ryan.

The 2006 DVD, obviously from an analog source, is a shame.
One has to find it quite ironic that the two Mann Stewart collections that always come out close to the top or at the top when somebody lists the movies they did together have not been released yet. 4 of their movies have seen a release to my knowledge so it is about time that we now also get Winchester 73 and The Naked Spur.
 

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
344,451
Messages
4,710,494
Members
141,272
Latest member
millionjodn