Warner: The Film Noir Classics Collection

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  1. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    According to dvdtimes, 5 classic noir titles will be released by Warner on July 27th as a set and individually:

    The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
    Murder, My Sweet (1944)
    The Set-Up (1944)
    Out Of The Past (1947)
    Gun Crazy (1949)


    Full details on their site:

    http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=11131
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    That's great, it's in line with what Warner announced during their chat with us.







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  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well it is great (especially Out of the Past), but where the hell is Laura? [​IMG]
     
  4. John Hodson

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    Laura will very likely lead off Fox's own film noir range, still TBA.

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    So many films, so little time...
     
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    Wow! This is a must-have, no question about it. It may in fact be my candidate for DVD boxed set of the year. Great stuff. [​IMG]
     
  6. Paul_Scott

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    i'm happy to hear they are going to be sold individually as well.
    all good titles, but i really need to slow down my purchases and get a handle on purchased discs i still haven't watched yet, so i think i will just concentrate on the 2 or 3 i most want for now .
    Out Of The Past most likely would have warranted a box set purchase for me, if it wasn't available on its own, like My Darling Clementine earlier this year, it was a title that i let slip thru my fingers on LD so finally getting a copy for the library will be a sweet addition.
     
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    Paul, it looks like they're half priced in the box. So, if you decide to get three, you'll be paying $10 more than just getting the box. Go for the box. . . you know you want it. [​IMG]

    Finally, The Asphalt Jungle!
     
  8. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    This is terrific news! One that I am sure will illicit many a Snoopy Dance, especially from our resident Film Noir aficionado and official HTF Warner DVD reviewer, Herb Kane!

    It looks like 2004 will be the year that Film Noir finally gets its due on DVD. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Roger Rollins

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    GUN CRAZY!!!! At Last!!!

    I love this film. I never thought it would make it to DVD.
    Hats off to Warner. This is an underrated gem. A masterpiece by Joseph L. Lewis.

    ...and how cool is it that Warner is releasing THE SET-UP with commentary by director Robert Wise and Mr. Martin Scorsese. That would be worth a purchase just for the commentary alone (and it truly is a great film in its own right).

    What a stellar group of releases. OUT OF THE PAST, MURDER MY SWEET and ASPHALT JUNGLE are all essential film noir classics for any DVD collection. I cannot wait to purchase these. As others have pointed out here, the boxed set being priced at a $50 list price is an unbelievable bargain. WOWEE!
     
  10. Herb Kane

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    What's funny Roger, was that I had just watched Gun Crazy for the first time on TVO (our miniature version of TCM here), the Saturday just before the WB chat - great film. So when they announced the titles in the set, I almost fell off the chair!

    Without question, my most anticipated set of the year... I'm weak just thinking about it.... [​IMG]

    Herb.
     
  11. Nils Luehrmann

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    OK Herb, this means of course if you haven't already you might want to consider calibrating your Shark 9K's grayscale to 5400K and save it as one of your video settings for when you watch these great films (or any classic B&W films for that matter).
     
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    I'll definitely go for the boxed set. All truly definitive noirs.

    What a great deal!
     
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    I've only heard of "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950), which I have on LD.
     
  14. Eric Huffstutler

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    The Asphalt Jungle - Finally for those of us who are Marilyn Monroe fans!

    Now if Warner would just release the RKO title by Fritz Lang Clash By Night which starred Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, and Robert Ryan (on VHS) we would be even happier! [​IMG]

    Eric
     
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    Congratulations Warner on following through with your stated intentions from the March Chat.
    These noir classics are ALL THAT!!!!

    Does anyone have any interest in King's Row which starred Ronald Reagan and Ann Sheridan in 1942. A great drama by Warner's, probably Reagan's premiere performance.
     
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    Probably my most anticipated DVDs so far this year. I can't wait until July!
     
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    I'd be up for that; lovely main theme.

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    and the lovely Ann Sheridan...

    The score by Korngold is one of the best ever IMO.

    plus the classic line

    "Where's the rest of me!"

    WARNER - BRING ON KINGS ROW!
     
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    Kings Row is quite frankly stunning and I would not hesitate in buying a copy. It features one of the great musical scores by Korngold and superb performances by all concerned including of course Ronald Reagan and Claude Rains.
     
  20. Alistair_M

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    I'm dreaming of an isolated score when Warner release Kings Row. I actually bought the original soundtrack cd and was really disappointed that my favorite music scene (when Paris enters the Professor's office for the first time) wasn't on the cd.

    I'm sure someone at Warner is reading this thread..
     

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