Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'DVD' started by Brent S, Mar 30, 2012.
From the L.A. Times...
Warner Bros. to Release Samuel Goldwyn Film Library on DVD
I was just going to post the same link; Brent was first, though.
As I read the article, one question is unanswered, I think: will the releases be pressed, available at retail, or MOD via the Warner Archives?
Maybe we will finally get Porgy and Bess?
It's about time. MGM was doing nothing with it.
The TCM Vault Collection is addressed in the article...
Some of the Goldwyn titles, notably those specified in the article (BEST YEARS, GEHRIG, BISHOP'S WIFE, etc.), are perennial classics and will probably find their way to general retail, DVD and Blu. I'd guess that Warner Archive may figure in on titles that are relatively obscure to the general public.
i wonder where the entire list can be found.
The Warner Archive posted a link to the Goldwyn library on Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Goldwyn_Productions
PORGY AND BESS has been cleared for takeoff and will be coming. There was a recent thread about it (one I participated in) but I can't find it...Dave Kehr's blog also addressed it.
So the unreleased material will be making it's way to the Archives and the well traveled material will be on pressed disc collections? I couldn't be more underwhelmed.
Warner Archive > Nothing ever from MGM
Home Media Magazine has an article on this Warner deal which totals 74 films, some good titles there.
Warners had some of these titles including Wuthering Heights at the beginning of DVD but I missed those at the time(they were expensive compared to current pricing of replicated discs in general) and they went to MGM and the pre-1986 MGM & older Warners came into Warners around this time. I have a few on LD and some were from Nelson Entertainment. So I have the Eddie Cantors & Up in Arms & a few others in that format. A couple of Eddies were in a large MGM box set but I was not about to buy a lot of titles I already had for them. A Canadian release of Kid Millions was canceled but I was charged for it but could never get a refund from that shyster Montreal on-line who went belly-up twice a few years ago.
Many titles are on You Tube either in full files or cut into 7-8 sections. Such as These Three. This situation would not stop me buying a legal DVD or, better still now, a Blu Ray. The only silent material on DVD that I am aware of is The Winning of Barbara Worth and that only for Gary Cooper, in fact, its survival in Goldwyn archives is because of Gary Cooper's appearance. Frances Howard had a lot to answer for in her actions with the silent elements they had.
Nevertheless, they are in a good home for now.
Warner has the Samuel Goldwyn Library and Olive now has control over many Republic titles. This is a good year. Looking forward to the Eddie Cantor films from the WAC. A Blu of Guys and Dolls and Best Years Of Our Lives will be welcomed if they come about.
THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO
BALL OF FIRE
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
THE BISHOP’S WIFE
COME AND GET IT
THE COWBOY AND THE LADY
THE DEVIL DANCER
THE DEVIL TO PAY!
EDGE OF DOOM
THE GOLDWYN FOLLIES
GUYS AND DOLLS
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
HIS SUPREME MOMENT
IN HOLLYWOOD WITH POTASH & PERLMUTTER
I WANT YOU
THE KID FROM BROOKLYN
THE KID FROM SPAIN
THE LITTLE FOXES
THE MAGIC FLAME
MY FOOLISH HEART
THE NIGHT OF LOVE
ONE HEAVENLY NIGHT
OUR VERY OWN
PARTNERS AGAIN, WITH POTASH & PERLMUTTER
POTASH AND PERLMUTTER
THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES
THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE
THE REAL GLORY
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
A SONG IS BORN
STELLA DALLAS (1925)
STRIKE ME PINK
THEY GOT ME COVERED
THEY SHALL HAVE MUSIC
A THIEF IN PARADISE
THIS IS HEAVEN
THE UNHOLY GARDEN
UP IN ARMS
WE LIVE AGAIN
THE WEDDING NIGHT
THE WINNING OF BARBARA WORTH
WOMAN CHASES MAN
Nice list. I'm looking forward to seeing THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, which has been out-of-print for a loooooong time. Also the Cantor movies.
Great-thanks for confirming!
I am even more curious now that I've seen the very good Broadway play recently.
I havent seen this movie in nearly 35 years when it played on a local tv station on a Sunday afternoon.
I don't remember if I liked it or not, but, it has intrigued me that it has never been available throughout the dawn of video in any format.
Are there any other great classics that have never been made available to video that I'm missing?
Will the 1965 tv movie of Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella- the one with Lesley Anne Warren - be apart of this deal? This has been out of print way too long.
I had no idea that it was out of print! I guess when one has a copy of something and plays it fairly regularly, he stops thinking about its availability to others (Wuthering Heights falls into that category, too.)
Does anyone know what will become of the films made post-1990 that The Goldwyn Company distribute? Will they just distribute themselves or will they not be distributed at all or have the rights reverted to another company?
I had no idea that Cinderella was out of print either. I always wanted to purchase it, but didn't because the retail price always seemed too high. I thought the price would drop or it would end up in a bargain bin. Boy was I fooled.
The 1979 forward titles belong to MGM. Metromedia purchased The Samuel Goldwyn Company in 1996 which include the films they owned from when the independent film company was founded by Samuel Goldwyn Jr. in 1979. Metromedia also owned Orion and in 1997 they sold Orion and The Samuel Goldwyn Company to MGM. The classic Goldwyn titles had always been retained by the family trust and leased the titles to MGM in 1997, close to the time of purchase, to MGM for 15 years.