Dick

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Last year I posted a list of 25 titles I suspected might show up in 2017 in the Archives releases. Only one was actually released, which surprised me, although I was happy with many of their titles.

This year, I am listing my favorite non-Blu-ray releases from Warner Bros, MGM and Allied Artists that might actually be under consideration or which I seriously want to see released, with the hope that at least 10% of them will be reach us. We'll see...I could again be way-y off.

If you hate lists, ignore this post, go about your business and enjoy your day.


WARNER BROS. TITLES
Angels With Dirty Faces
Awakening, The (1980)
Baby Doll
Black Scorpion, The
Bronco Billy
Captain Blood
Carny
Countdown (Robert Altman, 1968)
Crimson Pirate, The
Damn Yankees
Dead End
Devils, The
Femme Fatale
Fox, The
Going In Style (1979)
Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, The
I Love You Alice B. Toklas
Julius Caeser
King's Row
Land Of the Pharaohs
Last Of Sheila, The
Late Show, The
Letter, The
Life Of Emile Zola, The
Local Hero
Looker
Midsummer Night's Dream
Mister Roberts
Night Shift
Objective Burma
Oh God
O Lucky Man
Pajama Game, The
Petulia
Prince Of the City
Quick Change
Rachel Rachel
Sea Hawk, The
Straight Time
Sundowners, The
They Drive By Night
White Hunter, Black Heart

MGM
Adam's Rib
Alamo, The (United Artists, but now property of MGM)
Cameraman, The
Canterville Ghost, The
Captain Sinbad
Children of the Damned
Dark Of the Sun
Day At the Races, A
Edge Of the City
Freaks
Great Ziegfeld, The
Green Mansions
Harvey Girls, The
Ivanhoe
King Solomon's Mines (1952)
Les Girls
Libeled Lady
Lili
Mark Of the Vampire
Moulin Rouge (1952)
My Favorite Year
Naked Spur, The
National Velvet
Never So Few
Night Of the Iguana
Patch Of Blue, A
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Queen Christina
Red Badge Of Courage, The
Scaramouche
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
7 Faces Of Dr. Leo, The
Shoot the Moon
Show Boat (multiple versions)
Thin Man, The
Three Musketeers, The (1948)
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Village Of the Damned
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Wild Rovers, The
Young Cassidy

ALLIED ARTISTS
Big Circus, The
Billy Budd
Friendly Persuasion
Giant Behemoth, The
Macabre
Not Of This Earth (may not belong to WB)
Queen Of Outer Space
 

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I've posted my greatest "want" from WAC every year....with little success (only one title released, and it was part of the "Golden Collection"). So, I'm not publicly posting it anymore to see if the jinx can be removed.
 

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The release of The Alamo Roadshow version would make 2018 a very happy year for me
This is far and a away number 1 on my blu ray wish list. If this was released and nothing else I wanted in 2018 it would still be a great year in my book. Since this is with MGM there is a chance Kino or Olive may release an HD scan of the Roadshow in its unrestored condition. That's probably the best we can hope for unfortunately. But if the non-roadshow version is released that would just be a slap in the face since its a far inferior version with so many holes in the story and so many details missing.
 

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I've posted my greatest "want" from WAC every year....with little success (only one title released, and it was part of the "Golden Collection"). So, I'm not publicly posting it anymore to see if the jinx can be removed.
Yup, I'm thinking these wants lists just annoys them & makes them dig their heels in. I posted a thirty odd list over at Blu-ray.com & I know at least that one is coming, I'll cross 'em off as they appear, if I get just four this year I'll be happy. I thought we pretty much knew what was on for January, Harper, The Drowning Pool & a couple of others I can't remember, but any extra titles would be most welcome (maybe slot an old b/w in there).
 
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if the non-roadshow version is released that would just be a slap in the face since its a far inferior version with so many holes in the story and so many details missing.
Exactly, I would pass on that. Much like the current BD release of A Muppets Christmas Carol, I just could not enjoy watching the edited version of The Alamo, knowing that I won't be seeing the full version of the film that the director intended.
 
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Exactly, I would pass on that. Much like the current BD release of A Muppets Christmas Carol, I just could not enjoy watching the edited version of The Alamo, knowing that I won't be seeing the full version of the film that the director intended.
Ideally, I'd like for both versions of The Alamo to be in high def. However, at this point, given the tumultuous history of MGM management on the title, I'd be satisfied if they had the general release version of the film in Blu and the roadshow version from laserdisc in standard definition as a bonus feature, like Twilight Time did with Hawaii.
 
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Ideally, I'd like for both versions of The Alamo to be in high def. However, at this point, given the tumultuous history of MGM management on the title, I'd be satisfied if they had the general release version of the film in Blu and the roadshow version from laserdisc in standard definition as a bonus feature, like Twilight Time did with Hawaii.
That would be perfectly acceptable
 

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From the OP’s list, I’d purchase 14 WB titles and 9 MGM (puzzled that Night At The Opera was not listed, give that Day was)
 

RICK BOND

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I never saw the Roadshow version of The Alamo. I have the old DVD for years. I would be happy with a Bluray of the DVD release version. It's Better than Nothing ! Maybe Kino ? They do have some UA Westerns to release this year.
 

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The Last of Sheila is such a good flick .. deserves BR for sure.
You have compiled a great list and while we could add scores more, the significant missing items are all the Fred and Ginger movies and of course Show Boat in its various incarnations.
Could mention The Pajama Game, Three Weeks with Love, For Me and my Gal etc but I won't....
 

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One thing I do wonder is whether they might be saving some of their various screen team, series, and multiple remakes (mainly thinking of the Show Boats) for when they can essentially do them all in short order (although I would wonder in the case of the Astaire/ Rogers films and Mickey Rooney/ Judy Garland films, since those are all musicals and the way they are releasing their musicals currently, I can't see them devoting an entire year or two's worth to just one or two stars). One thing I am *hoping* they might be able to do this year is a new transfer of Gigi, since I think this should be an anniversary year for that movie. At least, that's what I hope for.
 
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