Warner Classics Mega Collection

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  1. Dale MA

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    I had a quick look around & I couldn't find a topic on this. I've just come across the "Warner Classics Mega Collection" on amazon.com:

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    Due for release on November 22, 2005. It looks like quite the set if you don't have to many of the titles already & if you can afford the price tag. What a great set of quality DVDs, now if only I had a spare $1,999.49 [​IMG]

    The set includes the following titles:

    42nd Street Freaks Objective Burma
    Adventures of Robin Hood, The: Special Edition Friendly Persuasion Ocean's 11 (1960)
    Advise and Consent Fury On the Town
    Alice Adams Gaslight Operation Pacific
    An American in Paris Giant 2-Disc SE Out of the Past
    The Americanization of Emily Gigi Petrified Forest
    Anchors Aweigh Glass Bottom Boat Philadelphia Story Two-Disc SE
    Angels with Dirty Faces Gold Rush, The Please Don't Eat the Daisies
    Anna Christie Gone with the Wind 4-Disc Edition Possessed '47
    Anna Karenina Goodbye Mr. Chips The Prince and the Pauper
    Annie Get Your Gun Grand Hotel The Prince and the Showgirl
    Asphalt Jungle, The Great Dictator, The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex
    Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, The Great Ziegfeld Public Enemy
    Bad Day at Black Rock Gun Crazy Queen Christina
    The Band Wagon Two-Disc SE Gunga Din Random Harvest
    The Barkleys of Broadway Harvey Girls, The Rebel without a Cause Two-Disc SE
    Bells are Ringing High Sierra Rio Bravo
    Ben Hur 4-Disc Edition Horror of Dracula The Roaring '20s
    The Big Sleep House of Wax (1953) Robin and the Seven Hoods
    Billy Rose's Jumbo Humoresque Scaramouche
    Blackboard Jungle Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939 The Sea Chase
    Blood Alley I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang The Sea Hawk
    Born to Kill I Confess Searchers, The
    Boys Town I Remember Mama Set-up, The (1949)
    Bridgadoon In the Good Old Summertime Shall We Dance (1937)
    Bringing Up Baby Two-Disc SE Jezebel Shop Around the Corner
    Butterfield 8 Key Largo Show Boat
    Camille Kid, The Singing' in the Rain
    Captain Blood Kim Son of Lassie
    Casablanca 2-Disc SE King in New York/Woman in Paris, A Stage Door
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof King Kong 2-Disc SE Stage Fright
    Chaplin Revue King of Kings Stagecoach
    Christmas Carol 1938 Lassie Come Home The Star (1953)
    Christmas in Connecticut 1945 Libeled Lady Star is Born, A (1954)
    The Cincinnati Kid Limelight Story of Sea Biscuit
    Circus, The Little Caesar Strangers on a Train: Special Edition
    Citizen Kane 2-Disc SE Love Finds Andy Hardy Suspicion
    City Lights Love in the Afternoon Swing Time
    Clash By Night Love Me or Leave Me Take Me Out to the Ballgame
    Courage of Lassie Lullaby of Broadway Tall in the Saddle
    Cowboys, The The Maltese Falcon Tarzan Collection
    Crossfire The Master of Ballantrae Taste the Blood of Dracula
    Curse of Frankenstein, The Mata Hari TCM Archives: Buster Keaton
    The Damned Don't Cry McQ TCM Archives: Lon Chaney
    Dark Passage Mildred Pierce That's Entertainment I
    Dark Victory Mister Roberts That's Entertainment II
    Day at the Races, A Modern Times That's Entertainment III
    Days of Wine and Roses Monsieur Verdoux Them!
    Designing Woman Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) They Died with their Boots on
    Destination Tokyo Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House They Drive By Night
    Dial M for Murder Mr. Skeffington The Thin Man Collection
    Dillinger Mrs. Miniver To Be or Not to Be
    Dinner at Eight Mummy, The (1959) To Have and Have Not
    Doctor Zhivago 2-Disc S Murder, My Sweet Top Hat
    Dodge City Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 The Train Robbers
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde My Fair Lady 2-Disc SE Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The: Special Edition
    Dracula Has Risen From the Grave My Favorite Wife The Unsinkable Molly Brown
    East of Eden Two-Disc SE Narrow Margin Where The Boys Are
    Easter Parade Two-Disc SE National Velvet White Heat
    Face in the Crowd Never So Few Wizard of Oz, The
    Father of the Bride Night and Day The Women
    Finian's Rainbow Night at the Opera, A The Wrong Man
    Follow the Fleet Night in Casablanca, A Yankee Doodle Dandy: Special Edition
    For Me and My Gal Ninotchka The Yearling
    Foreign Correspondent North By Northwest Young Man with a Horn
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Now Voyager Ziegfeld Girl


    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...289005-2540033
     
  2. ElijahS

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    Damn.
     
  3. Dale MA

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    I'd love to know exactly how many of these amazon sells. What an awesome collection though.
     
  4. Haggai

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    At a rough count, it looks like about 190 different DVD releases are in this collection (some of them with multiple movies, like the TCM Archives sets), which would come out to a little more than $10 per release. Not expecting one of the RAH "A few words about..." posts, though. [​IMG]

    I do wonder who buys these. Most people in the obvious target audience, obsessive classic movie fans/collectors who are willing to spends large amounts of money getting them on DVD (*ahem*), surely have plenty of them in their (our!) collections already.
     
  5. Ken_McAlinden

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    Hey! I don't have 86 of those. That would be about $23.25 for each title I don't have. My wife might get upset with the 112 double dips, though. [​IMG] Maybe I could ebay them, cutting my tab in half and kicking off my new career as a full-time Internet DVD distributor. [​IMG]

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  6. Garysb

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    The Wizard of Oz looks to be the current single disk release instead of the new 2 or 3 disk sets since it doesn't say 2 or 3 disc special edition as Casablanca et all say.
    It is a wonderful set. I can't believe how many of these I already have.
     
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    Terrifying isn't it? [​IMG]
     
  8. Ken_McAlinden

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    King Kong (2 disc SE) is both on the list and prominently featured in the picture. Although the text listing neglects to say it, the picture shows the forthcoming 2-disc version of The Wizard of Oz.

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    If this set were in neat little packages, I might think about selling my other versions and buying it.

    But it's just a conglomeration of all the sets currently in circulation -- not really worth it, seeing as I already own all but 10 of these.
     
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    I just shudder to think how long it would take to determine whether all the discs had arrived unscratched. You've only got 30 days to send it back... [​IMG]
     
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    Dammit, when is somebody going to post a review for this set?? [​IMG]

    You know it's much easier to kid myself that I'm not spending that much money on DVDs when I buy them piecemeal. I don't know if I could summon the courage to drop two grand at one time (not that I have that kind of money anyway) -- even though I would be saving money in the long run.
     
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    They did the same thing last year with their Criterion Collection Gift Set. I'm holding off for now on the WB set until I get around to picking up the Criterion set. [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone do a check to see if the price of the individual sets and DVDs that make up this mega set equal $4,000 list ?
    I see I was wrong about the Wizard of Oz and King Kong. The Wizard of Oz pictured is the 2 disc set . King Kong is also the 2 disc set. Thanks Ken for pointing it out.
     
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    Does it come in a gigantic box set with the original poster art?

    If no... pass.
     
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    It's currently #46,301 on the top sellers list. Not too shabby![​IMG]
     
  16. Dane Marvin

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    This would almost have to be a purchase made by someone who just recently bought a DVD player so they could build a classic film library.

    As for myself, I got my first DVD player years ago and have been buying many of these titles as they are released. I have all but one of the SE's in this collection, and I imagine several of these are due for upgrades soon (I've heard rumors of The Maltese Falcon, An American in Paris, and Mutiny on the Bounty SE's anyway). Plus I wouldn't dream of owning the two-disc version over the three-disc version of Oz or the non-tin over the deluxe tin version of Kong.
     
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    It's the perfect gift for the classic movie fan who has nothing!
     
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    That's all?
     

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