Warner's box sets

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  1. bob kaplan

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    Warner's box sets are kind of like M&Ms...i can't get enough of them...and thus my shelf space is filling up. How would you feel if the thinner cases (like those found with the season TV shows)were used instead of the "regular" ones for these sets? i would welcome it......and would anyone else welcome another Bette Davis set?
     
  2. Eric Emma

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    I own there Hitchcock Signature Collection and Controversial Classics set and personally I feel a bit of pride when I take out any of dvds from those sets to see the beautiful classy covers in a regular DVD case, I rather keep it that way than slim cases.
     
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    As much as I love the current covers, I wouldn't mind thinner keep cases jsut for space reasons. As long as they keep the poster art, I wont mind, especially for larger sets like Hitchcock and Garbo.
     
  4. Ken Koc

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    I wonder what the next , so far uannounced, Warner Box set will be?
     
  5. DavidBC

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    I definately want more Bette Davis!
     
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    I cannot wait to hear whats going to be in the Classic Gangster Collection: Volume 2 [​IMG]
     
  7. Paul Borges

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    I don't know what's next, but I would like:

    Busby Berkeley Box
    Esther Williams Box
    MacDonald and Eddy Box
    Garland and Rooney Box
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    more assorted musicals boxes like Broadway To Hollywood
     
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    They have thin cases that have full size front & back covers, the spine is just thinner. I would welcome this change. I'm up for a Busby set for sure!!! and Judy/Mickey[​IMG]
     
  9. RafaelPires

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    Paul, I would love all those boxes you mentioned. And of course, more Davis, Crawford, Gangster, Gable, Tracy, Garson, William Powell and Myrna Loy , Ann Sheridan would be more than welcome.
    And there are some special titles that I am waiting for:
    Waterloo Bridge, Jonnny Eager, Three Comrades, Mortal Storm, Bachelor Mother, Shining Hour, Tom, Dick and Harry, Woman's Face, Rosalie, Born to Dance, Lady Be Good, Human Comedy, A Date with Judy, Two weeks with love...do not know how they could be market in a box set, but I am sure WB has the answer.
     
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    I not only want more of my Bette fix, but I NEED it badly. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Also, there's a lot of Katharine Hepburn in their vaults that are crying out for a release!
     
  12. Joe Karlosi

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    After the Val Lewton Collection, more horror sets:

    MASK OF FU MANCHU (uncut) - Karloff
    MARK OF THE VAMPIRE - Lugosi
    THE WALKING DEAD - Karloff
    BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS - Lorre
    MAD LOVE - Lorre
    DR. X
    RETURN OF DR. X - Bogart
    DEVIL DOLL - Barrymore



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    Hopefully we'll see a Bogart collection next year -- preferably a big monster blow-out one like the Garbo and Hitchcock ones.

    We definitely need a John Ford collection.

    I'd like a swashbuckler/adventure set. Charge of the Light Brigade, Prisoner of Zenda (I think they have the rights to the 1937 version and maybe '52 as well), some Muskateer flicks (they must have some good ones in their library), and maybe throw in Gunga Din even if it is a double dip.

    And how about some WWI films -- Sgt. York, The Dawn Patrol, the William Powell comedy Rendezvous, and maybe a couple others.
     
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    I believe Warners made it clear in a chat here several months ago what would be coming in 2006. Boxsets from Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Esther Williams, Clark Gable, Gangsters 2, film noir 3, and a few others. I personally would rather see never before released titles from Gable, Harlow, and Tracy, than re-issues of stuff we already have in decent editions. I have personally waited years for Gable and Harlow collections, and would desperately like to see their likes on DVD in 2006.

    -Reg
     
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    There is definitely a second Davis set coming next year, one of the USC professors said in class he'd just finished working on the commentary (and/or) special features for the next Davis set during class last week.
     
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    Coming November, according to a post at the DVD Talk forum will be these sets:


    Alledgedly coming '06 and it can't come soon enough!
     
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    John Ford Collection: PLEASE Newly Remastered Editions of the Searchers and Stagecoach!!!
     
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    Warners was the "go to" company for Broadway adaptations of comedies, drama, and musicals. Some suggestions for a box set of Broadway hits: NO TIME FOR COMEDY (1940), THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (1942), SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO (1960), A MAJORITY OF ONE (1961), MARY, MARY (1963), THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS (1960), THE HASTY HEART (1950), NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS (1958), NEVER TOO LATE (1965), THE MALE ANIMAL (1942), a double-disc of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966), GOODBYE, MAY FANCY (1951). Tennessee Williams merits his own set.
     
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    The John Ford set is definitly my most anticipated release. But, I'm just biting my nails for the Busby Berkeley, and Pre-Code boxed sets that are coming. The Pre-Code set is supposed to have "suprises". I think it would be great if the Pre-Code set were double features like the Lewton set. Warners has SO many Pre-Code films and most of them are barely over an hour long. Oh, and the Sam Pechinpah set is high on my list. I have a feeling there will be a classic Westerns set coming in '06, because Anthony Mann's masterpiece The Naked Spur is due next year. If it is a set, I hope they include Rancho Notorious, and The Left Handed Gun, and maybe a 2 Disc SE of Rio Bravo!
     
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    I would like to see a FRED ASTAIRE box featuring, Three Little Words, Belle of New York, Ziegfeld Follies and Yolanda and the Thief.

    A DEBBIE REYNOLDS box set featuring, Two Weeks With Love, I Love Melvin, Give a Girl a Break and possibly The Singing Nun. ( maybe The Affairs of Dobbie Gillis or for a long shot, The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady)

    Any JAMES CAGNEY box set must include Strawberry Blonde.

    A JUDY GARLAND Set is long overdue.

    A COMPOSERS set featuring, Till the Clouds Roll By, Deep in My Heart, The Great Waltz, Rhapsody in Blue, Three Little Words, Words and Music, Shine on Harvest Moon, My Wild Irish Rose.

    As long as George and Warners keep turning them out I'll keep buying them!

    If only Fox and Universal would take note and get off their backsides.
     

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