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Warner Archive: The Thin Man (1934) coming in July!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Peter Apruzzese, Jun 14, 2019.

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    If people didn't like your post then that's on them. My point is that people generally want more than what they're getting which is our nature.
     
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    An air of superiority is overrated, especially on a board like this one.:)
     
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    Okay, I'm complaining about the complainers who complain with an air of superiority about the complainers with an air of superiority. :)
     
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    Back to the subject of The Thin Man. Of the six Thin Man movies, the original is the one that looks the most shopworn on DVD and of all the Thin Man films could use some spiffing up. Therefore, an HD release will (hopefully) rectify that. Still, I will wait on a review (hopefully from Mr. Harris) before purchasing.
     
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    Robert Crawford

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    With all due respect to RAH, Warner Archive isn't known for releasing Blu-rays that aren't a huge upgrade over a DVD, especially, a DVD that was released 14 years ago.
     
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    This series is on my holy grail BR list.
    Just saw this thread and it's the first time in quite a while I have been truly excited waiting for a release.

    ADDED: This is a superior post.
     
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    I knew that was coming :)
     
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    I was lurker on this site ca 2002 when the DVD of the first film was announced, and I remember similar comments at that time about people wanting the full series released (which would eventually happen in 2005). It comes down to two matters - (1) impatience of which I will plead "no contest" and (2) a lack of confidence that Warners/WAC will release the whole series which in today's market is understandable. I would have loved to have seen WAC announce the full series in one swoop, but that's not happening. We're just getting the first film at this point in time, and I'm happy to see the announcement. That blu-ray will look nice sitting next to my complete series DVD set.
    Vive le Asta in HD!
     
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    I don't think Warner Archive will be releasing any Blu-ray film box sets (not films new to Blu-ray anyway). We got all those fantastic DVD sets (Marx Bros. Busby Berkeley, Errol Flynn et al), but it was a different world back then, & the films weren't cleaned-up & presented in near perfection like they are now (well most of them). Universal spoiled us rotten with those Legacy sets, but they seem to license out all their deep catalogue titles now days. I've never seen any of the Thin Man films (& I had no idea that the first one went all the way back to 1934 - the same year as Tarzan & His Mate), I might buy it, it looks like my kind of film, it would be my first Archive purchase this year. Hopefully there's a few more titles announced on Monday or Tuesday.
     
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    WA is one of only two distributors whose tiles I'll order without reading a review first (the other is Twilight Time but mostly due to the limited nature of their releases and how quickly some sell out). I've been burned by others - never by WA.
     
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    WAC did release last month all three of the early Shaft movies in one collection.
     
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    Surely at least five minutes? Unless we cut the smoking scenes as well.
     
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    I'm confused by this comment, Robert. Mind reminding me what I might have written?

    As to classics, and in line with my few words a year or so ago, I believe this will be a big summer for Warner Archive, with The Thin Man being the tip of the iceberg...
     
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    It Happened One Night is probably the best movie of 1934. But for my money, The Thin Man is the most entertaining movie of 1934.
     
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    This really excited me.
     
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    @Robert Harris I"m sorry for the confusion, it has nothing to do with what you have written. I was simply stating a person doesn't have to wait on RAH's thoughts to purchase this Warner Archive release because they fear it's not a big improvement over the DVD that was released back in 2005. In short, this upcoming Blu-ray is going to be the best we've ever seen "The Thin Man" on any home video format.
     
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    I certainly hope so. And it's probably the best we will ever see. Now if I could just get the rest and then Charlie Chan and then...
     
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    Ah, it was written then. Not a problem, thank you
     
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    The "tip of the iceberg?" Sounds good to me? Any hints how big is this "iceberg" going to be? And how many of them are going to be pre-1954 films (or is this information you can't give out)?
     
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    I don't think RAH is at liberty to give out that type of information.

    I think The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind will be out on 4K/UHD disc in the coming months. I'm hoping that Gunga Din or The Roaring Twenties get released on Blu-ray before the year is out.
     
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