Warner Bros. Tough Guy Collection due July 18th

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  1. Corey

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    Warner Bros. Pictures Tough Guys Collection All new to DVD, six-disc set with "Bullets or Ballots," "Each Dawn I Die," "'G' Men," "San Quentin," "A Slight Case of Murder" and "City for Conquest." All six titles have been fully restored and digitally remastered with special features including historian commentaries and new making-of featurettes. Each disc also contains an exclusive "Warner Night at the Movies" segment that recreates moviegoer attractions such as newsreels, comedy shorts, cartoons and trailers from the years each film was released. The collection will be available for $67.92; each title is also available separately for $19.97. (Warner).

    * Bullets or Ballots (1936) Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart. Extras: New featurette "Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero," commentary by Dana Polan, "How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 10: Trouble Shots," "Breakdowns of 1936": studio blooper reel, audio-only bonus: 4/16/1939 Lux Radio Theater broadcast with Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart, "Warner Night at the Movies" 1936 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, vintage short "George Hall and His Orchestra," classic cartoon" I'm a Big Shot Now," trailer "The Charge of the Light Brigade."

    * Each Dawn I Die (1939) James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom. Extras: New featurette "Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films," commentary by film historian Haden Guest, "Breakdowns of 1939": studio blooper reel, bonus cartoon "Each Dawn I Crow," 3/22/43 Lux Radio Theater broadcast, trailer, "Warner Night at the Movies" 1939 short subjects gallery: documentary short "A Day at Santa Anita," classic cartoon "Detouring America," trailer "Wings of the Navy."

    * 'G' Men (1935) James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak, Robert Armstrong, Barton MacLane, Lloyd Nolan. Extras: New featurette "Morality and the Code: A How-to Manual for Hollywood," commentary by Richard Jewell, "How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: Practice Shots," "Things You Never See on the Screen: Breakdowns of 1935" studio blooper reel, trailer, "Warner Night at the Movies" 1935 short subjects gallery: comedy short "The Old Grey Mayor" starring Bob Hope, classic cartoon "Buddy the Gee Man," trailer "Devil Dogs of the Air."

    * San Quentin (1937) Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Barton MacLane .Extras: New featurette "Welcome to the Big House," commentary by Patricia King Hanson, "Breakdowns of 1937" studio blooper reel, trailer, "Warner Night at the Movies" 1937 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, "Broadway Brevity" short "The Man Without a Country," classic cartoon "Porky's Double Trouble," "Kid Galahad" trailer.

    * A Slight Case of Murder (1937) Edward G. Robinson. Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly. Extras: New featurette "Prohibition Opens the Floodgates," trailer, "Warner Night at the Movies" 1938 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, drama short "Declaration of Independence," classic cartoon "The Night Watchman," "The Dawn Patrol" trailer.

    * City for Conquest(1940) Dir.: Anatole Litvak; James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp, Frank McHugh, Arthur Kennedy, George Tobias, Jerome Cowan, Elia Kazan, Anthony Quinn, Lee Patrick. Extras: New featurette "Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films," "Breakdowns of 1940" studio blooper reel, audio-only bonus: 2/9/1942 Lux Radio Theater broadcast, commentary by Richard Schickel, trailer, "Warner Night at the Movies" 1940 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, short "Service With the Colors," classic cartoon "Stage Fright," trailer "The Fighting 69th."


    HERE'S THE SOURCE: http://www.onvideo.org/calendar/dvd_06g.htm#Jul4
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    Yes, come to Papa. Nothing better than some more Cagney and Edward G.





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    Awesome list of special features! Dana Polan and Rick Jewell have done great commentaries for some other Warners releases, so I'll be glad to hear the tracks they've done for a couple of these discs. And we get FIVE different "Breakdowns" studio blooper reels! Excellent!
     
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    I forgot about Dana Polan's commentary and yes, he's done some good work in that area.




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    Fantastic news !!

    A question for any Americans, I'm going to be over in America in August will this set still be in shops then? And which shops will be most likely to stock it? Cheers [​IMG]
     
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    you'll most likely to be able to find it in stores like best buy or circuit city, or you can always order it online.
     
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    you said it right! just think, WB is giving us an all Cagney set in 2007.
    i always love the informative featurettes they include and of course, the vintage cartoons.
     
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    Best Buy & Circuit City? Thanks Corey I'll check them out when I'm over there.
     
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    Very much look forward to this set as well as the third Noir set and can only hope that good sales will lead to further sets which will include the third "City Boy" (as coined by Robert Sklar) John Garfield. Sklar's book City Boys: Cagney, Bogart, Garfield is as fascinating and informed as one would expect from this esteemed film and cultural historian.
     
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    Warner Bros. has already said that will Volume 4 will also be coming out in 2006 so we won't have long.
     
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    WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!


    Not only was I pushing for "Each Dawn I Die" since I was reintroduced through a TCM broadcast last year, but I'd seriously buy this set for the extras alone!!!

    And wonderful to finally have a legit version of G-Men!!


    What an incredible list of films and bonus features!!!


    Thanks again WB for the early Looney Tunes, especially the Buddy short and Tex Avery!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]


    And a belated 'thank you' for ensuring that all of the included cartoon shorts on your recent Busbu Berkely Collection were presented uncut and unedited as they were originally meant to be seen! The contextual intro before Golddiggers was a very nice sign... It's highly appreciated!

    Please continue to do your best to offer these early treasures uncut!
     
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    and more joan blondell. after the busby berkeley set, i fell in love with her.
     
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    I almost watched A SLIGHT CASE OF MURDER and CITY OF CONQUEST last night so I'm glad I waited. The extras alone are worth the retail price.

    SAN, EACH and "G" aren't the greatest films ever but all three are a lot of fun and have plenty of replay value.
     
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    i do the same thing. if i see thats's it scheduled for dvd release then i won't watch it on tcm.
     
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    what are the "breakdown" reels?
     
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    This is my most anticipated set of the year. It was probably my second favorite set last year (after the Controversial Classics collection). But I'm not as impressed with this years CC collection.
     
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    "Breakdown" reels are more breakup outtakes where actors muffle their lines or play a practical joke (they use these in the credits of movies like the "Grumpy Old Men" and bad Burt Reynolds comedies).

    In the Warner chat, mention was made of bringing out Double Features on dvd: I would hope that they would use the "Warner Night at the Movies" in an exact replication of the movie-going experience in the thirties, forties, and fifties. You certainly got a lot of bang for your movie-going buck back then. To say nothing of actually seeing a good movie.
     
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    Absolutely fantastic! The more Robinson and Cagney, the better!

    I suggest a constitutional amendment ceding all classic film rights, regardless of origin, to the majestic WB.

    I bow in humility...
     
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    thanks charles for the info.



    i'm very excited about this set too, but if they release the esther williams, judy & mickey, and jean harlow sets as planned, i can't even express in words how happy i'll be. i'm real excited about the clark gable set as well, too.
     

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