What Warner DVD sets would YOU like to see?

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  1. Charles Ellis

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    With the plethora of DVD sets from the vast Warner library (which include all things WB, RKO, and pre-87 MGM), there are still so many titles/stars/directors/genres that have still to be acknowledged. OK, we know that there are forthcoming sets on Harlow, Garbo, Gable, Astaire & Rogers, and the "Thin Man" series, but there are others I'd like to see. I've previously done posts suggesting sets for Natalie Wood & Ronald Reagan, and they got a lot of response. So, I think a lot of us have ideas as to what other sets Warners should release. I am praying that George Feltenstein or someone else from Warner Home Video will see this post so they'll get ideas!

    OK. I'll start by saying that I'm thinking of some other stars who should get special treatment in "Signature Collections" (but we all have our opinions!):

    Lana Turner:
    The Postman Always Rings Twice
    The Bad and the Beautiful
    Green Dolphin Street
    Johnny Eager
    The Three Musketeers- her 1st Technicolor film

    Robert Mitchum
    Out of the Past
    His Kind of Woman
    Crossfire
    The Story of G.I. Joe
    The Sundowners

    Mickey & Judy
    Babes In Arms
    Babes On Broadway
    Girl Crazy
    Strike Up The Band
    Love Finds Andy Hardy

    Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy
    Naughty Marietta
    Rose Marie
    Maytime
    Sweethearts

    MGM Silent Classics
    The Crowd
    Greed
    The Big Parade
    Show People
    Love

    Also, sets on Gene Kelly, Red Skelton, the "Andy Hardy" series, Vincente Minnelli, Norma Shearer, Lassie, the "Broadway Melody" series, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson. (whew!)

    Okay- be creative. Tell us all (and Warner Home Video!) what you'd like to see out in sets in the next few years. I hope this will lead to making our dreams come true!
     
  2. Jason Hughes

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    A Sidney Lumet box set.

    Including SE's of:
    -Dog Day Afternoon
    -Network
    -Prince of the City
    -Equus
     
  3. Thomas T

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    The Tennessee Williams Collection:

    Baby Doll
    Cat On A Hot Tin Roof 2 disc SE, remastered
    Night Of The Iguana
    Period Of Adjustment
    Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone
    Streetcar Named Desire 2 disc SE, remastered

    The Marlon Brando Collection:

    The Fugitive Kind
    Julius Caesar
    Mutiny On The Bounty
    Reflections In A Golden Eye
    Teahouse Of The August Moon

    The Taylor/Burton Collection

    The Comedians
    The Sandpiper
    The VIPs
    Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? 2 disc SE remastered

    The Vincente Minnelli Collection

    The Clock
    Home From The Hill
    Lust For Life
    Madame Bovary
    Some Came Running

    The Paul Newman Collection

    Harper
    Left Handed Gun
    The Prize
    Somebody Up There Likes Me
    Until They Sail

    The Delmer Daves Collection

    Parrish
    Rome Adventure
    A Summer Place
    Susan Slade
    Youngblood Hawke

    The Robert Mitchum Collection

    Angel Face
    The Lusty Men
    Ryan's Daughter
    Second Chance
    The Sundowners

    The Great Novels Collection

    David Copperfield
    Far From The Madding Crowd
    The Fountainhead
    The Good Earth
    Tale Of Two Cities

    The Barbara Stanwyck Collection

    Annie Oakley
    Christmas In Connecticut
    East Side West Side
    Jeopardy
    Mad Miss Manton
     
  4. MarcoBiscotti

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    The Essential Bogart Collection:


    - Casablanca: 2-Disc SE

    - The Maltese Falcon: 2-Disc SE

    - High Sierra (Keepcase Reissue)

    - They Drive By Night (Keepcase Reissue)




    The Bogart / Bacall Collection:


    - To Have And Have Not (Keepcase Reissue)

    - The Big Sleep: SE

    - Dark Passage (Keepcase Reissue)

    - Key Largo (Keepcase Reissue)
     
  5. Chris Cheese

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    I'd prefer if they stuck to releasing boxes that either had only upgrades of previously-released titles (and this means more than a keepcase reissue of a snapper title) and previously-unreleased titles. I'm tired of boxes that stick a couple of old releases in keepcases and don't offer as many new titles as they could.

    That said, I'd be happy if all WB released were box after box of gangsters and noirs (especially noirs).
     
  6. Bert Greene

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    How about a couple of "Falcon" sets? One for the Sanders films, one for his brother's. I'd go for that.
     
  7. Nick Eden

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    Some very good suggestions there.

    I too would prefer new boxsets to contain titles not previously released, unless there is a superior transfer on the new release (such as Dark Victory).

    I seem to remember that Warners controls some 6600 feature films (?) and with them releasing about 200 or so a year onto DVD, basic mathematics says that they have more than enough titles to release new titles to DVD rather than a simple re-package of a previously released title.
     
  8. Jayson Wall

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    The Great MGM Flops Collection
    PARNELL
    ICE FOLLIES of 1939
    KISSING BANDIT
    SUMMER HOLIDAY
    HOT RODS TO HELL
    LIVING IN A BIG WAY

    The MAN FROM U.N.C.A.L Collection
    TV shows or the 7 "films" which were released in the mid 60's

    The MARION DAVIES collection
    SHOW PEOPLE
    THE PATSY
    The Cardboard Love
    Not So Dumb
    Cain and Mabel

    The NORMA SHEARER Collection
    After Midnight
    The Devil's Circus
    Let Us Be Gay
    The Divorcee
    Marie Antoinette

    The GREAT MGM SILENTS Collection
    Greed
    Tell It To The Marines
    The Big Parade
    The Crowd
    The Wind
    The Merry Widow

    The ANDY HARDY Collection

    ...and I would like to see these titles as well:

    HOW THE WEST WAS WON - in "smilebox" on one side - lettebox on the flip

    THE FRENCH LINE - without the censorship cut...or better yet, just remaster this title since TCM is still showing the 1980's RKO TV 1' master (now in digital with a Turner logo on the head) from a 16mm print!!!!

    BUDDY BUDDY
    HERO AT LARGE
    36 HOURS
    TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN
    ROYAL WEDDING (from orginal MGM elements)
    THE PIRATE
    ALL THE MARBLES
    ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1945
    BOYS TOWN / MEN OF BOYS TOWN
    THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN
    RYAN'S DAUGHTER (from the 65mm elements)
    WILD ROVERS (both cuts...with an Edwards track)
     
  9. Mark Anthony

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    The complete MGM Tom & Jerry collection, this time actually fully uncut and restored - including the dust and debris clean-up so many of the shorts need.

    M
     
  10. Robert Crawford

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    It isn't the number of titles that is in question, but whether they have the capacity to release more unreleased titles during the course of a year. I have expressed my misgivings on what Warner has done with a few of their repackaging dvds, but I also realized that dvd preparation issues could be a reason for some of it.







    Crawdaddy
     
  11. Ronald Epstein

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    They do take a keen interest in reading
    everything you guys write here.

    I would consider your comments read.
     
  12. MarcoBiscotti

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    Some of us haven't gotten around to picking up earlier released classics and with all the repackaging and reissues, don;t intend to anytime soon. That being said, what better and more convenient way to own a series of similarly themed films than to have the packaged together in one complete box set rather than a bunch of individual snapper cases and digipacks mixed in with older titles that are in need of restoration or an upgraded transfer. I'd be more than happy to see Warners continue to issue earlier classic releases in newer upgraded box sets with extra content, etc. My only apprehension would be if WB started rehashing titles among sets (like releasing Treasure Of The Sierra Mardre from the Warner Legends Collection in a new Bogart Collection) because who would want to own two copies, and unlike individual releases, you'd be ruining an entire box set and leaving an empty space if you were to sell one of the duplicates. But to date Warner has been good and seemingly careful about this. I hope it's been a conscious effort and not just coincidence.
     
  13. John Kilduff

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    Here's a list of 80s romantic movies that Warner owns:

    -"Electric Dreams"
    -"Crossing Delancey"
    -"Reckless"
    -"Made In Heaven"
    -"Just The Way You Are"
    -"Personal Best"
    -"Who's That Girl?"
    -"Soup For One"
    -"Seven Minutes In Heaven"
    -"Just Tell Me What You Want"
    -"Independence Day"
    -"Cal"

    Perhaps they could be split up into 2 boxes, one for romantic dramas and one for romantic comedies.

    The romantic comedy box could contain:

    -"Electric Dreams"
    -"Crossing Delancey"
    -"Who's That Girl?"
    -"Soup For One"
    -"Just Tell Me What You Want"

    The romantic drama box could contain:

    -"Reckless"
    -"Made In Heaven"
    -"Just The Way You Are"
    -"Personal Best"
    -"Seven Minutes In Heaven"
    -"Just The Way You Are"
    -"Cal"

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    While these titles may not be well-known, the 80s ARE pretty big right now.
     
  14. Ken Koc

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    How about a
    Natalie Wood Collection
    Inside Daisy Clover
    Sex and the Single Girl
    Splendor in the Grass SE
    Cash McCall
    Gypsy SE
    All the Fine Young Cannibals

    60's Comedy Boxset
    Any Wednesday
    Never Too Late
    I Love You Allice B Toklas!
    Not With My Wife You Don't!
    How Sweet it Is
    Sex and the Single Girl (Could go here as well)
    Marriage on the Rocks
    Bachelor in Paradise
     
  15. Charles Ellis

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    Ken, I already did a post on Natalie Wood recently! But I do love your 60s Comedies set, though I'd put in You're A Big Boy Now!

    It's marvelous that so many people have responded- more, please!
     
  16. Charles H

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    Cult Film Collection:
    THE LOVED ONE
    GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE
    BREWSTER McCLOUD
    ZABRISKIE POINT
    THE SILVER CHALICE
    THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE
     
  17. MarcoBiscotti

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    What about a "Tim Burton Cult Comedy Collection"...


    - Beetlejuice: 2-Disc SE

    - Mars Attacks: SE

    - Pee-Wee's Big Adventure: 2-Disc SE






    (I just really want a Special Edition of Beetlejuice on dvd!!) [​IMG]
     
  18. RafaelPires

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    I am another one that is hoping for a MacDonald/Eddy Signature Collection as well as a Crawford/Gable one.
    I think that The Great Novels collection is a great idea, and would add to that Pride and Prejudice, starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier.

    A Classic Comedy Collection Vol. 2 would also be a wonderful release. I've been waiting for some Ginger Roger's movies such as Bachelor Mother, Tom, Dick and Harry and Vivacious Lady that could easily fit in box sets of this genre.

    More Bette Davis and Joan Crawford collections, but this time only with unreleased titles.

    A Second Flynn Signature Collection (with Charge of the Light Brigade included)

    Some of the Eleanor Powell musicals (Born to Dance, Rosalie).

    Maisie and Andy Hardy movie series

    Jimmy Stewart (Mortal Storm, Shopworn Angel, Stratton Story, Naked Spur)

    More MGM musicals (Little Nelly Kelly, Words and Music, A Date with Judy, Nancy Goes to Rio, Presenting Lilly Mars, Thousand Cheers, Royal Wedding, Till the Clouds Roll By, Two Weeks with Love, Two Girls and a Sailor, It Happend in Brooklyn, On the Town, Anchors Aweigh and Good News - the last three restored in Ultra Resolution).

    And most of all, and I do not know if this is possible: A official WB release for Love Affair (1939). This film is magnificent and I have only been able to watch it in mediocre (at best) copies. So if we could at least have a decent release, it could only come from WB.
     
  19. Robert Crawford

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    It's a damn shame that in the ninth year of the dvd format, Warner still hasn't released a box set of dvds from some of the stars that made Hollywood. We're talking about people that made MGM, Warner and RKO. I'm not going to mention names because it should be obvious to all, the movie stars I'm talking about. I'm not bitching at Warner, but I hope in the coming 18 months or so they rectified this situation. Just keep those box sets coming!







    Crawdaddy
     
  20. Andrew Budgell

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    I would love to see Pride and Prejudice, but I believe that it's owned by MGM (or is that Sony now?). Hopefully we'll see Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights from them soon enough!

    I second the Taylor/Burton, and Mickey/Judy boxed sets. They would be great! Actually, anymore Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor would be most appreciated!

    Andy
     

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