My Yearly WAC Predictions

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Every year I submit a list of 25-30 movies I believe might well be put on Blu-ray by Warner Archives. I like to hope that 25% of them will actually come out, and so far I’ve only hit about 15% every year, but each time I include the same titles, the chances of their release increase (I think) by default. Here is my list for 2020, and of course this doubles as a prediction and wish list:

7 FACES OF DR. LAO
ADAM’S RIB
CANTERVILLE GHOST, THE
CAPTAIN BLOOD
CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
DAMN YANKEES
EDGE OF THE CITY
FREAKS
HARVEY GIRLS, THE
LAND OF THE PHAROAHS
LAST OF SHEILA, THE
LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA, THE
LILI
MACABRE
MARK OF THE VAMPIRE
NAKED SPUR, THE
NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
NORTHWEST PASSAGE
OBJECTIVE BURMA!
OH GOD!
PAJAMA GAME, THE
PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
PETULIA
PRINCE OF THE CITY
QUEEN CHRISTINA
SCARAMOUCHE
SHOOT THE MOON
SINBAD THE SAILOR (1947)
WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART

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  1. That's a good list!

    I am really shocked that OH, GOD! never made it to Blu-ray. That's a biggie (not to say the others aren't), and I know a member on this forum was campaigning years ago to get it released to Blu.

    Thanks for the list!

  2. Worth

    I hope they release The Year of Living Dangerously – that's not even available for streaming in a decent version.

    Dick
    Every year I submit a list of 25-30 movies I believe might well be put on Blu-ray by Warner Archives. I like to hope that 25% of them will actually come out, and so far I've only hit about 15% every year, but each time I include the same titles, the chances of their release increase (I think) by default. Here is my list for 2020, and of course this doubles as a prediction and wish list:

    7 FACES OF DR. LAO
    ADAM'S RIB
    CANTERVILLE GHOST, THE
    CAPTAIN BLOOD
    CURSE OF FANKENSTEIN
    DAMN YANKEES
    EDGE OF THE CITY
    FREAKS
    HARVEY GIRLS, THE
    LAND OF THE PHAROAHS
    LAST OF SHEILA, THE
    LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA, THE
    LILI
    MACABRE
    MARK OF THE VAMPIRE
    NAKED SPUR, THE
    NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
    NORTHWEST PASSAGE
    OBJECTIVE BURMA!
    OH GOD!
    PAJAMA GAME, THE
    PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
    PETULIA
    PRINCE OF THE CITY
    QUEEN CHRISTINA
    SCARAMOUCHE
    SHOOT THE MOON
    SINBAD THE SAILOR (1947)
    WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART

  3. Thi

    Dick
    Every year I submit a list of 25-30 movies I believe might well be put on Blu-ray by Warner Archives. I like to hope that 25% of them will actually come out, and so far I've only hit about 15% every year, but each time I include the same titles, the chances of their release increase (I think) by default. Here is my list for 2020, and of course this doubles as a prediction and wish list:

    7 FACES OF DR. LAO
    ADAM'S RIB
    CANTERVILLE GHOST, THE
    CAPTAIN BLOOD
    CURSE OF FANKENSTEIN
    DAMN YANKEES
    EDGE OF THE CITY
    FREAKS
    HARVEY GIRLS, THE
    LAND OF THE PHAROAHS
    LAST OF SHEILA, THE
    LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA, THE
    LILI
    MACABRE
    MARK OF THE VAMPIRE
    NAKED SPUR, THE
    NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
    NORTHWEST PASSAGE
    OBJECTIVE BURMA!
    OH GOD!
    PAJAMA GAME, THE
    PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
    PETULIA
    PRINCE OF THE CITY
    QUEEN CHRISTINA
    SCARAMOUCHE
    SHOOT THE MOON
    SINBAD THE SAILOR (1947)
    WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEAR

  4. Eric Bodnar

    Any of these films would be welcome additions to Warner Archives. What's worrying me a little is that I haven't seen any new announcements since October. Is this common?

    It's not unusual for them to skip December titles (no announcements in November).

    I think a lot of us are hoping that January titles will be announced soon (this week?)

  5. That's a superb list. Though as good as the 1952 Scaramouche is, I think I prefer the 1923 version which would be nice if they could include it as an extra even if just in SD. Like to see another Busby Berkeley musical like Gold Diggers of 1933 and Dames.

  6. Certainly a few on that list that I would like! Personally, I would be happy if they could manage to get back to releasing three or four new-to-blu musicals from the 30s-50s next year.

    Eric Bodnar

    Any of these films would be welcome additions to Warner Archives. What's worrying me a little is that I haven't seen any new announcements since October. Is this common?

    Like others have said, WAC has traditionally taken the month of December off from releases, so the fact that they didn't announce anything last month isn't a complete surprise. I do get the concern for that, but, at this point, I really don't understand the concern that they haven't made any announcements yet this month. While I haven't pinpointed things like others have, one thing I have noticed is that, aside from one-off announcements (like announcing their June 2018 release of Seven Brides on May 7, 2018 ahead of the others), they tend not to make any announcements until the SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH. Today (Monday, December 16) would have been the first day I might have expected an announcement (although it seems others on the other forum have noted they don't make many announcements on Mondays). I will be very surprised if we don't see any announcements this week. The big question, though, is whether the announcements will be strictly for January releases, or both January and February.

  7. My predictions from WAC for 2020

    Hanna-Barbera:
    Ruff and Reddy (1957-1960)
    Huckleberry Hound (seasons 2-4, 1959-1962)
    The Quick Draw McGraw Show (1959-1962)
    Touche Turtle and Dum-Dum (1962-1963)
    The Adventures of Gulliver (1968-1969)
    The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968-1969)
    Cattanooga Cats (1969) / Motormouse and Autocat (1970)
    The Flintstone Comedy Hour (1972-1973, complete 1-hour series including in the first half-hour two Fred and Barney segments and one short Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm segment and also inbetween song sequences; second half-hour was mainly reruns of the 1971 Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm episodes)
    These Are the Days (1974-1975)
    The Tom & Jerry / Grape Ape Show (1975)
    The Mumbly Cartoon Show (1976)
    CB Bears (1977, complete 1-hour series including title segment, Blast-Off Buzzard, Heyyy, It's the King!, Posse Impossible, Shake, Rattle & Roll and Undercover Elephant)
    Skatebirds (1977, complete 1-hour series also including Mystery Island, The Robonic Stooges and Wonder Wheels, and the recycled Clue Club reruns under the title Woofer & Whimper: Dog Detectives) / The Three Robonic Stooges (1978, this also had the Woofer & Whimper editdowns alongside 16 new segments of The Robonic Stooges)
    Yogi's Space Race (1978, complete series – 90 minutes for first eight weeks including title segment, Galaxy Goof-Ups, The Buford Files and The Galloping Ghost; then as 1-hour series which removed the Galaxy Goof-Ups segment) / Galaxy Goof-Ups (1978-1979, the remaining five half-hour shows that aired independent of Yogi's Space Race)
    Jana of the Jungle (1978)
    The New Fred and Barney Show (1979)
    Casper and the Angels (1979)
    The New Shmoo (1979)
    The Flintstone Comedy Show (1980-1981; complete 90-minute series in first season and one-hour in second season, containing The Flintstone Family Adventures, The Bedrock Cops, Dino and Cavemouse, Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm, Captain Caveman and The Frankenstones)
    Trollkins (1981)
    Jokebook (1982; seven episodes produced but only three aired)
    The Gary Coleman Show (1982)
    Yogi's Treasure Hunt (1985-1988)
    Wildfire (1986)
    The New Yogi Bear Show (1988)

    Looney Tunes:
    Super Stars: Elmer Fudd: Eternally Eggheaded

    ~Ben

  8. It's hardly a great movie but I'm shocked that Warners hasn't released He Knows You're Alone yet. It's a slasher movie from 1980 (a subgenre that actually still sells in today's market) and it's Tom Hanks' first movie.

  9. StarDestroyer52

    That's a superb list. Though as good as the 1952 Scaramouche is, I think I prefer the 1923 version which would be nice if they could include it as an extra even if just in SD. Like to see another Busby Berkeley musical like Gold Diggers of 1933 and Dames.

    The 1923 Scaramouche is included as an extra with the French DVD release (I had to import, as Warner never release the Scaramouche DVD in the UK), I must watch it one of these days. It's still for sale, only 8.12 euro. The 1952 version is always on my little Warner wants list (as is Gold Diggers Of 1933).

    https://www.amazon.fr/Scaramouche-Édition-Collector-Stewart-Granger/dp/B000JJRB5E/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_fr_FR=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&crid=LT039DFD9Q6C&keywords=scaramouche+dvd&qid=1576569330&s=dvd&sprefix=scaramouche,aps,144&sr=1-1

  10. Worth

    I hope they release The Year of Living Dangerously – that's not even available for streaming in a decent version.

    Waiting for this for years now. Many Peter Weir films should be rescanned at 4K and rereleased. Such a fine director.

  11. A great list. From it I'll definitely be down for Captain Blood, The Harvey Girls and The Pajama Game (or, as we would say, The PYJAMA Game), and consider several others depending on whether we want to travel to Venice next year or not. Priorities…..

  12. For television (if that’s all right), I’ll guess

    Jamie Fox season 5
    Step By Step (remaining seasons)
    Jayna of the Jungle
    Hanging with Mr. Cooper seasons 4 and 5
    Adventures of Gulliver
    The Rounders
    Colt 45
    Wildfire (animated)
    Goldie Gold and Action Jack
    Fangface

    –james

  13. Thought I’d mention this here – the latest Warner Archive podcast is interesting listening. Amongst other topics they discuss some behind the scenes manufacturing problems that changed their plans for the year as well as the issue of some retailers not getting releases on street date when others do…

  14. More Errol Flynn (especially Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade, and Gentleman Jim)
    Spite Marriage (if Criterion didn't get it when they licensed The Cameraman)
    The rest of the Thin Man series
    Kings Row (1942)
    The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    Good News (1947)
    Three Little Words (1950)
    The Big Sky (1952)
    Gunga Din (1939)
    7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1963)
    Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
    Advance to the Rear (1964)
    The Merry Widow (1934)
    The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
    The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
    China Seas (1935)
    San Francisco (1936)
    The Roaring Twenties (1939)
    Ben-Hur (1925) – the "extra" included with the 1959 set doesn't count since it is SD
    Don Juan (1926)
    Show Boat (1929)

    One special request – Whoopee! (1930) from the Goldwyn catalog. From what I have read, this is one of the only two-color Technicolor films that has survived with its camera negative intact. If this negative is still usable, this film could look as good as the recent "King of Jazz" restoration.

  15. Cranston37

    Thought I’d mention this here – the latest Warner Archive podcast is interesting listening. Amongst other topics they discuss some behind the scenes manufacturing problems that changed their plans for the year as well as the issue of some retailers not getting releases on street date when others do…

    All that said, I still think they are getting at least one of the following Hanna-Barbera titles I want done…
    * Huckleberry Hound (seasons 2-4)
    * The Quick Draw McGraw Show
    * Touche Turtle and Dum-Dum
    * Cattanooga Cats / Motormouse and Autocat
    * The Flintstone Comedy Hour (1972-73)
    * These Are the Days
    * The (New) Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show (1975)
    * The Mumbly Cartoon Show
    * Dynomutt, Dog Wonder (solo, without Scooby)
    * CB Bears
    * Skatebirds / The Three Robonic Stooges
    * Yogi's Space Race / Galaxy Goof-Ups
    * Jana of the Jungle
    * The New Fred and Barney Show
    * Casper and the Angels
    * The New Shmoo
    * The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show (volumes 2-3)
    * The Flintstone Comedy Show (1980-81)
    * Trollkins
    * The Gary Coleman Show
    * Yogi's Treasure Hunt
    * Wildfire (1986)
    * The New Yogi Bear Show
    * Wake, Rattle and Roll

    ~Ben

  16. Silents, silents and then more silents! So many were released in the early WAC days maybe I got spoiled. But aren't there a number of unreleased classics all restored, with new scores? They do seem to have fallen by the wayside.

  17. PODER

    Silents, silents and then more silents! So many were released in the early WAC days maybe I got spoiled. But aren't there a number of unreleased classics all restored, with new scores? They do seem to have fallen by the wayside.

    Well, Mr. Feltenstein said in the 12/24 podcast that the next year would see WAC releases from "all decades." Well, I doubt that the first two would ever show up, but hopefully at least a couple from the 20's will (hint, hint…THE WIND, THE CROWD, GREED).

  18. If they are kind enough to release Land of the Pharaohs, Scaramouche or the 1925 Ben-Hur I'd be jumping for joy. There were rumblings months ago over at NitrateVille that The Wind and/or The Crowd might be coming from WB. Not holding my breath for any of these however based of the Archive's track record.

  19. Since this prediction thread is a glorified wishlist thread Id like to share what Im hoping for from WAC in 2020. We'll how this looks one year from now ! 🙂
    Mystery in the Wax Museum
    Mad Love
    Dr. X
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde – 1932
    Eight Legged Freaks
    The Last Dinosaur
    After the Thin Man ( and all the other Thin Man movies !)
    All Through the Night
    In this Our Life
    Sadie Mckee
    Mr. Skeffington
    Lady in the Lake
    The Narrow Margin
    The Damned Dont Die
    Nora Prentiss
    My Forbidden Past
    Mark of the Vampire
    The Woman on the Beach
    Clash by Night
    Crossfire
    Each Dawn I Die
    Baby Face
    Red-Headed Woman
    The Mortal Storm
    San Francisco
    G-Men
    Captain Sindbad
    The Two Mrs. Carrolls
    The Locket
    Stage Fright
    Strange Cargo
    The Naked Spur
    Hysteria
    Attack of the 50 foot Woman
    The Locket
    Angel Face

  20. My wish list

    Goodbye Mr. Chips Both 39 and 69 versions
    Ryan’s Daughter
    Good News
    The Harvey Girls
    Rest of the Thin Man Series
    Mickey and Judy Musicals
    Astaire and Rogers musicals.
    Tarzan films
    7 Faces of Dr. Lao
    Kings Row
    And a thousand more titles including anything with Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart.

  21. A few years back , Colt 45 seemed like a sure thing , but some "rights issues" delayed (and cancelled?) it's release . Is it possible this could be released ? It's the last classic WB western not released by WAC.
    I think we'll final see some MGM Elvis Presley movies on BD .
    Attack Of the 50 Foot Woman .
    And no hope for the much coveted Warner Brothers detective shows .

  22. The Harvey Girls
    Ryan's Daughter
    Marie Antoinette
    The Brothers Karamazov
    The Prisoner of Zenda (Selznick version)
    Captains Courageous
    Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
    Boys Town
    Blackboard Jungle
    A Night at the Opera
    A Woman's Face
    When Ladies Meet
    Romeo and Juliet
    Reversal of Fortune
    Ivanhoe
    Scaramouche
    The Merry Widow
    The Student Prince
    Holiday in Mexico
    Show Boat – the MGM version
    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
    Captain Blood
    For Me and My Gal
    The Great Ziegfeld
    Ziegfeld Girl
    The White Cliffs of Dover
    Lassie Come Home
    Johnny Eager
    National Velvet
    Stage Fright
    Random Harvest
    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    Bathing Beauty
    Million Dollar Mermaid
    Easy to Love
    In This Our Lives
    All This and Heaven Too
    Little Women – both versions
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – both versions
    The Valley of Decision
    Mrs. Parkington
    Week-end at the Waldorf
    High Society
    Old Acquaintance
    The Chocolate Soldier
    The Catered Affair
    The Tender Trap
    Strike Up the Band
    Babes in Arms
    Babes on Broadway
    Girl Crazy
    Love Finds Andy Hardy
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Adam's Rib
    Humoresque
    Bringing Up Baby
    I Love You Again
    San Francisco
    Boom Town
    Honky Tonk
    Queen Christina
    Camille
    Freaks
    Rosalie
    Royal Wedding
    The Belle of New York
    Nancy Goes to Rio
    A Date With Judy
    That Midnight Kiss
    The Toast of New Orleans
    Words and Music
    Till The Clouds Roll By
    I Love Melvin
    Greed
    Broadway Melody of 1936/38/40
    Dinner at Eight
    Reckless
    Personal Property
    Another Thin Man (and the rest of its sequels)
    Tarzan (the Johnny Weismueller classics)
    Dr. Kildare (and its sequels)
    Naughty Marietta
    Maytime
    Rose Marie
    Anna Karenina
    A Tale of Two Cities
    Small Town Girl
    Good News
    Yolanda and the Thief
    This Time for Keeps
    Summer Holiday
    State of the Union
    Rio Rita
    Madame Bovary
    Anchors Aweigh (remastered)
    Kismet (Ronald Colman version)
    Two Weeks with Love
    The Red Badge of Courage
    Raintree County
    The VIP's
    The Yellow Rolls-Royce
    Lovely to Look At
    Executive Suite
    Top Hat
    The Swan
    The Glass Slipper
    The Teahouse of the August Moon
    The Reluctant Debutante
    Romance on the High Seas
    King Solomon's Mines
    Please Don't Eat the Daisies

  23. Dick

    Well, Mr. Feltenstein said in the 12/24 podcast that the next year would see WAC releases from "all decades." Well, I doubt that the first two would ever show up, but hopefully at least a couple from the 20's will (hint, hint…THE WIND, THE CROWD, GREED).

    If it's true there will be releases from all decades, there must be a chance for Scaramouche (the re-make with Stewart Granger) which I watched on DVD last night. By releasing Moonfleet on Blu-ray disc, Warner Archive have shown they are aware of Mr. Granger's potential in swashbuckling period pieces.

  24. Nick*Z

    The Harvey Girls
    Ryan's Daughter
    Marie Antoinette
    The Brothers Karamazov
    The Prisoner of Zenda (Selznick version)
    Captains Courageous
    Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
    Boys Town
    Blackboard Jungle
    A Night at the Opera
    A Woman's Face
    When Ladies Meet
    Romeo and Juliet
    Reversal of Fortune
    Ivanhoe
    Scaramouche
    The Merry Widow
    The Student Prince
    Holiday in Mexico
    Show Boat – the MGM version
    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
    Captain Blood
    For Me and My Gal
    The Great Ziegfeld
    Ziegfeld Girl
    The White Cliffs of Dover
    Lassie Come Home
    Johnny Eager
    National Velvet
    Stage Fright
    Random Harvest
    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    Bathing Beauty
    Million Dollar Mermaid
    Easy to Love
    In This Our Lives
    All This and Heaven Too
    Little Women – both versions
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – both versions
    The Valley of Decision
    Mrs. Parkington
    Week-end at the Waldorf
    High Society
    Old Acquaintance
    The Chocolate Soldier
    The Catered Affair
    The Tender Trap
    Strike Up the Band
    Babes in Arms
    Babes on Broadway
    Girl Crazy
    Love Finds Andy Hardy
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Adam's Rib
    Humoresque
    Bringing Up Baby
    I Love You Again
    San Francisco
    Boom Town
    Honky Tonk
    Queen Christina
    Camille
    Freaks
    Rosalie
    Royal Wedding
    The Belle of New York
    Nancy Goes to Rio
    A Date With Judy
    That Midnight Kiss
    The Toast of New Orleans
    Words and Music
    Till The Clouds Roll By
    I Love Melvin
    Greed
    Broadway Melody of 1936/38/40
    Dinner at Eight
    Reckless
    Personal Property
    Another Thin Man (and the rest of its sequels)
    Tarzan (the Johnny Weismueller classics)
    Dr. Kildare (and its sequels)
    Naughty Marietta
    Maytime
    Rose Marie
    Anna Karenina
    A Tale of Two Cities
    Small Town Girl
    Good News
    Yolanda and the Thief
    This Time for Keeps
    Summer Holiday
    State of the Union
    Rio Rita
    Madame Bovary
    Anchors Aweigh (remastered)
    Kismet (Ronald Colman version)
    Two Weeks with Love
    The Red Badge of Courage
    Raintree County
    The VIP's
    The Yellow Rolls-Royce
    Lovely to Look At
    Executive Suite
    Top Hat
    The Swan
    The Glass Slipper
    The Teahouse of the August Moon
    The Reluctant Debutante
    Romance on the High Seas
    King Solomon's Mines
    Please Don't Eat the Daisies

    Yep, that covers just about all of my wants from Warners.

  25. Nick*Z

    The Harvey Girls
    Ryan's Daughter
    Marie Antoinette
    The Brothers Karamazov
    The Prisoner of Zenda (Selznick version)
    Captains Courageous
    Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
    Boys Town
    Blackboard Jungle
    A Night at the Opera
    A Woman's Face
    When Ladies Meet
    Romeo and Juliet
    Reversal of Fortune
    Ivanhoe
    Scaramouche
    The Merry Widow
    The Student Prince
    Holiday in Mexico
    Show Boat – the MGM version
    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
    Captain Blood
    For Me and My Gal
    The Great Ziegfeld
    Ziegfeld Girl
    The White Cliffs of Dover
    Lassie Come Home
    Johnny Eager
    National Velvet
    Stage Fright
    Random Harvest
    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    Bathing Beauty
    Million Dollar Mermaid
    Easy to Love
    In This Our Lives
    All This and Heaven Too
    Little Women – both versions
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – both versions
    The Valley of Decision
    Mrs. Parkington
    Week-end at the Waldorf
    High Society
    Old Acquaintance
    The Chocolate Soldier
    The Catered Affair
    The Tender Trap
    Strike Up the Band
    Babes in Arms
    Babes on Broadway
    Girl Crazy
    Love Finds Andy Hardy
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Adam's Rib
    Humoresque
    Bringing Up Baby
    I Love You Again
    San Francisco
    Boom Town
    Honky Tonk
    Queen Christina
    Camille
    Freaks
    Rosalie
    Royal Wedding
    The Belle of New York
    Nancy Goes to Rio
    A Date With Judy
    That Midnight Kiss
    The Toast of New Orleans
    Words and Music
    Till The Clouds Roll By
    I Love Melvin
    Greed
    Broadway Melody of 1936/38/40
    Dinner at Eight
    Reckless
    Personal Property
    Another Thin Man (and the rest of its sequels)
    Tarzan (the Johnny Weismueller classics)
    Dr. Kildare (and its sequels)
    Naughty Marietta
    Maytime
    Rose Marie
    Anna Karenina
    A Tale of Two Cities
    Small Town Girl
    Good News
    Yolanda and the Thief
    This Time for Keeps
    Summer Holiday
    State of the Union
    Rio Rita
    Madame Bovary
    Anchors Aweigh (remastered)
    Kismet (Ronald Colman version)
    Two Weeks with Love
    The Red Badge of Courage
    Raintree County
    The VIP's
    The Yellow Rolls-Royce
    Lovely to Look At
    Executive Suite
    Top Hat
    The Swan
    The Glass Slipper
    The Teahouse of the August Moon
    The Reluctant Debutante
    Romance on the High Seas
    King Solomon's Mines
    Please Don't Eat the Daisies

  26. Great list – I would add The Prince and the Showgirl, a proper release of Around the World in 80 Days, and The Devils (I know, I know but they could license it out – it's a great film that has aged well.)

  27. Personally, I'm mainly for seeing a few more musicals, particularly at least one Fred Astaire (for the first time in nearly three years from WAC), more Gene Kelly, more Judy Garland, more Ginger Rogers (musical or non-musical, I don't care), and, later in the year, I wouldn't mind seeing some more of their Christmas movies (or any combination of any of these).

  28. Astairefan

    Personally, I'm mainly for seeing a few more musicals, particularly at least one Fred Astaire (for the first time in nearly three years from WAC), more Gene Kelly, more Judy Garland, more Ginger Rogers (musical or non-musical, I don't care), and, later in the year, I wouldn't mind seeing some more of their Christmas movies (or any combination of any of these).

    Feltenstein mentioned in the latest WAC podcast that there were going to be several MGM and Warners musicals released in 2020.

  29. Michel_Hafner

    Waiting for this for years now. Many Peter Weir films should be rescanned at 4K and rereleased. Such a fine director.

    I too want DANGEROUSLY; it’s an Oscar winner and Linda Hint’s performance is amazing.

  30. Dick

    Well, Mr. Feltenstein said in the 12/24 podcast that the next year would see WAC releases from "all decades." Well, I doubt that the first two would ever show up, but hopefully at least a couple from the 20's will (hint, hint…THE WIND, THE CROWD, GREED).

    Yes! And DISRAELI!

  31. Astairefan

    Personally, I'm mainly for seeing a few more musicals, particularly at least one Fred Astaire (for the first time in nearly three years from WAC), more Gene Kelly, more Judy Garland, more Ginger Rogers (musical or non-musical, I don't care), and, later in the year, I wouldn't mind seeing some more of their Christmas movies (or any combination of any of these).

    TOP HAT! BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936! KITTY FOYLE! GAY DIVORCEE!

  32. Arthur Powell

    Feltenstein mentioned in the latest WAC podcast that there were going to be several MGM and Warners musicals released in 2020.

    What great news! I'll now await each month's announcements with even greater anticipation!

  33. My main wants are silents and theatrical animation, as well as Around the World in 80 Days '56.

    I do think Top Hat is probably a priority and Criterion releasing Swing Time first has probably more to do with it surviving with subpar elements, even though I think it's a slightly better film.

  34. I also hope to see more silents from WAC this year even if they're only released on DVD-r (I certainly wouldn't complain about blu-ray though). One area where WAC deserves some criticism is its policy (perhaps corporate mandated) not to allow any funds to be used to record scores for silents. I hope to see this policy rescinded so we can see some silents liberated from the vaults. We don't elaborate Carl Davis-like orchestral scores for everything. Economical piano and organ scores will more than suffice. Look at Kino's work with their licensed Paramount silents for an example.

  35. Arthur Powell

    Feltenstein mentioned in the latest WAC podcast that there were going to be several MGM and Warners musicals released in 2020.

    I had heard that in the podcast, and I was definitely thrilled by it (as long as it doesn't mean they have a bunch of re-releases planned with only one or two new-to-blu title planned, as that is why I was a little disappointed this year, with only 2 new-to-blu musicals). However, I'm not thrilled by the fact they are just saying Warner and MGM, as that lets out the remaining RKO Astaire-Rogers films (but not their final MGM film The Barkleys Of Broadway), as those RKO films ARE my most wanted (although, especially given Warner's track record of releasing Fred Astaire musicals on Blu-ray, I'd be surprised to see more than one a year).

  36. Arthur Powell

    Feltenstein mentioned in the latest WAC podcast that there were going to be several MGM and Warners musicals released in 2020.

    I had heard that in the podcast, and I was definitely thrilled by it (as long as it doesn't mean they have a bunch of re-releases planned with only one or two new-to-blu title planned, as that is why I was a little disappointed this year, with only 2 new-to-blu musicals). However, I'm not thrilled by the fact they are just saying Warner and MGM, as that lets out the remaining RKO Astaire-Rogers films (but not their final MGM film The Barkleys Of Broadway), as those RKO films ARE my most wanted (although, especially given Warner's track record of releasing Fred Astaire musicals on Blu-ray, I'd be surprised to see more than one a year).

  37. Astairefan

    I had heard that in the podcast, and I was definitely thrilled by it (as long as it doesn't mean they have a bunch of re-releases planned with only one or two new-to-blu title planned, as that is why I was a little disappointed this year, with only 2 new-to-blu musicals). However, I'm not thrilled by the fact they are just saying Warner and MGM, as that lets out the remaining RKO Astaire-Rogers films (but not their final MGM film The Barkleys Of Broadway), as those RKO films ARE my most wanted (although, especially given Warner's track record of releasing Fred Astaire musicals on Blu-ray, I'd be surprised to see more than one a year).

    We can hope that Mr. Feltenstein wasn't being exhaustive. I remember in one podcast last year, he mentioned working on a highly requested 1930s title, and within several months we had three highly requested 1930s titles announced. I didn't mind the two additional films. 😉 I guess we'll see.

  38. Arthur Powell

    I also hope to see more silents from WAC this year even if they're only released on DVD-r (I certainly wouldn't complain about blu-ray though). One area where WAC deserves some criticism is its policy (perhaps corporate mandated) not to allow any funds to be used to record scores for silents. I hope to see this policy rescinded so we can see some silents liberated from the vaults. We don't elaborate Carl Davis-like orchestral scores for everything. Economical piano and organ scores will more than suffice. Look at Kino's work with their licensed Paramount silents for an example.

    I can't imagine scores being too much of a problem since a lot of them are existing on TCM masters. Only a few had canned tracks from the 60s like He Who Gets Slapped and The Unholy Three, which really aren't that inappropriate. I do recall a version of Cleopatra shown on TCM with a fairly awful score and Love had a live score with too much audience noise.

    Though, I'd say one of the more obvious projects should be WB and Shout! Factory working together on a Scream Factory box of Lon Chaney's surviving MGM films.

  39. Patrick McCart

    I can't imagine scores being too much of a problem since a lot of them are existing on TCM masters. Only a few had canned tracks from the 60s like He Who Gets Slapped and The Unholy Three, which really aren't that inappropriate. I do recall a version of Cleopatra shown on TCM with a fairly awful score and Love had a live score with too much audience noise.

    Though, I'd say one of the more obvious projects should be WB and Shout! Factory working together on a Scream Factory box of Lon Chaney's surviving MGM films.

    There are still a large number of existing silents (mostly MGM but some WB and even First National) in the WB archive that currently lack scores and thus haven't been aired on TCM or been released on home video. Stuff like "The Fair Coed," "Her Cardboard Lover," "While the City Sleeps," "Man, Woman, and Sin," "Upstage," "The Fire Brigade," "Annie Laurie," and the Dane and Arthur films just for starters. Remember, MGM was the best in the industry when it came to preserving its library. If we count just what MGM preserved from had it had left in the studio vaults, we're talking about 120 or so films. Some additional titles have been recovered from non-studio sources, but for the sake of argument let's not consider those since archival relations can be quirky at times (case in point – the inability of Warner to acquire the surviving two-color material on "The Mysterious Island" from Italy). I think about fifty or so MGM silents have been put out through the WAC (:thumbsup:). Of course, the elephant in the room are the big titles like "Greed," "The Wind," "The Crowd" and "The Student Prince of Old Heidelberg," which we all want to see in their Photoplay editions with the Carl Davis scores. However, that still leaves a large number of films waiting to be scored, and under the current situation we won't be seeing them anytime soon due to WB's cheapness. Again, Warner has done a tremendous amount of superlative work, but this is one area where the company should be criticized.

    I know some have criticized the canned Gold-Key scores for films like "He Who Gets Slapped" and others, but I have always thought that they work well for the most part. I'd rather see the attention given to films lacking scores. When WB permitted money to be spent on scores years ago, TCM was able to commission the likes of Jon Mirsalis and Robert Israel to score various films. Then there was the TCM Young Film Composers contest. To be honest, I thought most of the scores coming from those young composers were awful (especially the score for "The Patsy"), but at least the contest allowed a few silents to be widely seen again.

    One silent that I'm surprised hasn't been put out yet is "While the City Sleeps." It had a recorded sound on disc score, and the discs have survived with one complete set at UCLA. The film is missing one reel, but that didn't stop WB from putting out "Laugh, Clown, Laugh." Sort of puzzling why it hasn't been put out since it is one of the best that Chaney made at MGM.

  40. Arthur Powell

    There are still a large number of existing silents (mostly MGM but some WB and even First National) in the WB archive that currently lack scores and thus haven't been aired on TCM or been released on home video. Stuff like "The Fair Coed," "Her Cardboard Lover," "While the City Sleeps," "Man, Woman, and Sin," "Upstage," "The Fire Brigade," "Annie Laurie," and the Dane and Arthur films just for starters. Remember, MGM was the best in the industry when it came to preserving its library. If we count just what MGM preserved from what was left in the studio vaults, we're talking about 120 or so films. Some additional titles have been recovered from non-studio sources, but for the sake of argument let's not consider those since archival relations can be quirky at times (case in point – the inability of Warner to acquire the surviving two-color material on "The Mysterious Island" from Italy). I think about fifty or so MGM silents have been put out through the WAC (:thumbsup:). Of course, the elephant in the room are the big titles like "Greed," "The Wind," "The Crowd" and "The Student Prince of Old Heidelberg," which we all want to see in their Photoplay editions with the Carl Davis scores. However, that still leaves a large number of films waiting to be scored, and under the current situation we won't be seeing them anytime soon due to WB's cheapness. Again, Warner has done a tremendous amount of superlative work, but this is one area where the company should be criticized.

    I know some have criticized the canned Gold-Key scores for films like "He Who Gets Slapped" and others, but I have always thought that they work well for the most part. I'd rather see the attention given to films lacking scores. When WB permitted money to be spent on scores years ago, TCM was able to commission the likes of Jon Mirsalis and Robert Israel to score various films. Then there was the TCM Young Film Composers contest. To be honest, I thought most of the scores coming from those young composers were awful (especially the score for "The Patsy"), but at least the contest allowed a few silents to be widely seen again.

    One silent that I'm surprised hasn't been put out yet is "While the City Sleeps." It had a recorded sound on disc score, and the discs have survived with one complete set at UCLA. The film is missing one reel, but that didn't stop WB from putting out "Laugh, Clown, Laugh." Sort of puzzling why it hasn't been put out since it is one of the best that Chaney made at MGM.

    Another fil

  41. ajabrams

    Another silent from WB that exists is John Stahl"s wonderful film "Memory Lane." I saw this several years ago at Film Forum and have wanted to see it again ever since. It's a First National production from 1926 and lacks a pre-recorded
    score but it certainly deserves a release.

    I have to be honest and confess that I've never heard of the film, but I would be happy to make a blind purchase of it should WAC ever release it.

  42. Arthur Powell

    Feltenstein mentioned in the latest WAC podcast that there were going to be several MGM and Warners musicals released in 2020.

    Hopefully these will include the two Astaire/Vera Ellen films – Three Little Words and The Belle of New York.

  43. It would be interesting if WAC released the complete series of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (yes, there was a TV adaptation), with a young Richard Dean Anderson and a younger River Phoenix. A few years ago, some TV channel was airing reruns of the show, so the people who run WB's library department are probably aware that the show exists. All that matters is if the quality is up to par or it needs to be remastered.

    Here's the theme song. I feel like the composer saw the title and thought that this was a sequel to The Magnificent Seven! 😉

  44. I hope 2020 brings some Classic Movie titles from my Wish List from WBArchive. 2019 I only added 1 wish list movie title … Days of Wine and Roses. The other 4 titles were Animated titles. Popeye Vol.2 and 3, The Jetsons, and Jonny Quest.

  45. Keith Cobby

    Hopefully these will include the two Astaire/Vera Ellen films – Three Little Words and The Belle of New York.

    While I definitely want those (and ANY of the other Fred Astaire musicals that Warner owns), I would be surprised to see more than one of Fred's films released in one year, given Warner's history of how they have been releasing his films on Blu-ray (not to mention the overall variety of musicals). Seriously WHV only released 2 of his films on Blu-ray (3 if we include their release of the Paramount film Funny Face when they still had the license), and WAC only released 2 over a period of two years (and haven't released any since Finian's Rainbow in 2017). Again, I hope I am wrong, as I would be very quick to buy them (and encourage them to release more)!

  46. RICK BOND

    I hope 2020 brings some Classic Movie titles from my Wish List from WBArchive. 2019 I only added 1 wish list movie title … Days of Wine and Roses. The other 4 titles were Animated titles. Popeye Vol.2 and 3, The Jetsons, and Jonny Quest.

    Same here, only The Bad & The Beautiful off my list last year.

  47. Some people complain and act like WAC is just suppose to cater to their personal taste in movies. Just to name some titles, I had a great year of 2019 WAC releases because I like movies across different genres and film decades:

    A Patch of Blue
    Summer Stock
    Gaslight
    Footlight Parade
    The Thin Man
    Wagonmaster
    Jezebel
    The Set-Up
    The Letter
    The Bad and the Beautiful
    The World, the Flesh and the Devil
    Operation Crossbow
    Merrill's Mauraders
    Jonny Quest
    Popeye (Volumes 2 &3)

  48. Robert Crawford

    Some people complain and act like WAC is just suppose to cater to their personal taste in movies. Just to name some titles, I had a great year of 2019 WAC releases because I like movies across different genres and film decades:

    A Patch of Blue
    Summer Stock
    Gaslight
    Footlight Parade
    The Thin Man
    Wagonmaster
    Jezebel
    The Set-Up
    The Letter
    The Bad and the Beautiful
    The World, the Flesh and the Devil
    Operation Crossbow
    Merrill's Mauraders
    Jonny Quest
    Popeye (Volumes 2 &3)

    I bought all but three of those in your list plus some others and I'm pleased and/or delighted with every one of them! Warner Archive is my favorite Blu-ray label.

  49. I agree that 2019 was a great year for WAC releases.

    I have discovered so many great films I never watched before.

    My favorites were The Set-up, Footlight Parade and The Bad and the Beautiful.

    Of course, Warner put out one of my all-time favorite films, The Prisoner of Second Avenue last May in a stunning new transfer.

    So, yeah, great year!

  50. Well I've tried buying important classic movies because I think I should own them (& a good few of those released by WAC last year), but I've given up on that, it's just junking myself up, like having rows of books that you know you'll never read. So this year it's…someone releases a film I like & want, I'll buy it & be very grateful, other than that…pass, but I promise, no complaining.

  51. Billy Batson

    Well I've tried buying important classic movies because I think I should own them (& a good few of those released by WAC last year), but I've given up on that, it's just junking myself up, like having rows of books that you know you'll never read. So this year it's…someone releases a film I like & want, I'll buy it & be very grateful, other than that…pass, but I promise, no complaining.

    Well, that's fair enough and I don't think anyone is going to suggest you buy discs you don't want. Perhaps I'm just lucky. Warner Archive keep releasing films I want on modestly-priced Blu-ray discs! I assure everyone I watch them all again and again. They do not sit on shelf gathering dust!

  52. JoeDoakes

    put me down for these. Good choices!

    Captain Blood ! ….I wish ! It's Long over due on Bluray. Just 3 Flynn titles from WB ! R Hood, Dodge, & Sea Hawk. ??? : ( WHY ???? That's what I would like to know.

  53. RICK BOND

    Captain Blood ! ….I wish ! It's Long over due on Bluray. Just 3 Flynn titles from WB ! R Hood, Dodge, & Sea Hawk. ??? : ( WHY ???? That's what I would like to know.

    Ha, I wouldn't buy Captain Blood, but I'd buy They Died With Their Boots On, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, Gentleman Jim & The Master of Ballantrae in a heartbeat.

  54. I really enjoyed all the Hanna-Barbera DVDs that were out in 2019…
    Paw Paws
    Jonny Quest (Blu-Ray)
    Wally Gator
    Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har-Har
    The Jetsons (Blu-Ray)

    Therefore, I do hope WAC will continue to put out more new Hanna-Barbera releases on DVD and Blu-Ray this year!

    ~Ben

  55. Since we are trying to predict some of WAC's releases for the coming year, I should throw this thought out there. It seems like they have hinted at potential future releases with similar titles in the past. For a few quick examples, in 2017, they released Auntie Mame (which seemed to hint at Mame coming a year later) and The Sea Wolf (which, given its history, seemed to predict The Sea Hawk coming in late 2018), and in 2018, we got Two Weeks In Another Town (which seemed to predict the recent release of The Bad And The Beautiful). While it's obviously not a guarantee (especially since I noticed it and am throwing this out there), do we think any of last year's releases are hinting at what is to come this year? The closest I can think of (again, I'm just guessing here) would be Summer Stock predicting either The Pirate (although that seems unlikely given that George Feltenstein mentioned in the podcast on Summer Stock that that movie would have to sell for them to go forward on The Pirate, and the announcement of Summer Stock was not a well-received one) or For Me And My Gal, or another potential prediction might be Cleopatra Jones maybe predicting its sequel. Again, these are just my thoughts. Anyone else have any ideas?

  56. Ha, pretty much impossible to second guess any WAC releases, but I'd be surprised if we didn't get Up Periscope this year. WAC have released a few 'scope war movies, Battle Cry, Merrill's Marauders, The Naked & The Dead, & this would be a continuation of that…but I wouldn't put any money on it 🙂

  57. Astairefan

    Since we are trying to predict some of WAC's releases for the coming year, I should throw this thought out there. It seems like they have hinted at potential future releases with similar titles in the past. For a few quick examples, in 2017, they released Auntie Mame (which seemed to hint at Mame coming a year later) and The Sea Wolf (which, given its history, seemed to predict The Sea Hawk coming in late 2018), and in 2018, we got Two Weeks In Another Town (which seemed to predict the recent release of The Bad And The Beautiful). While it's obviously not a guarantee (especially since I noticed it and am throwing this out there), do we think any of last year's releases are hinting at what is to come this year? The closest I can think of (again, I'm just guessing here) would be Summer Stock predicting either The Pirate (although that seems unlikely given that George Feltenstein mentioned in the podcast on Summer Stock that that movie would have to sell for them to go forward on The Pirate, and the announcement of Summer Stock was not a well-received one) or For Me And My Gal, or another potential prediction might be Cleopatra Jones maybe predicting its sequel. Again, these are just my thoughts. Anyone else have any ideas?

    More Thin Man films?

  58. Arthur Powell

    More Thin Man films?

    Or maybe just more William Powell/ Myrna Loy film, period. Possibly more Busby Berkeley. The only real problem there is what shape those films are in. I mean, according to RAH, all four 30s films we have gotten from WAC were "full restorations," and, given the gap of nearly four years between WAC's release of 42nd Street and any more films from that decade on Blu-ray, I do wonder about trying to predict anything more from that decade based on previous releases (I know that we know about Mystery Of The Wax Museum, but that seems more appropriate given its genre). Still, I woulnd't argue with more of the Thin Man film series!

  59. Billy Batson

    Ha, I wouldn't buy Captain Blood, but I'd buy They Died With Their Boots On, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, Gentleman Jim & The Master of Ballantrae in a heartbeat.

    ???? Wouldn't buy Captain Blood ???? That makes No sense if you like all those other Errol Flynn films. CB is the movie that made him a star.

  60. ClassicTVMan1981X

    I really enjoyed all the Hanna-Barbera DVDs that were out in 2019…
    Paw Paws
    Jonny Quest (Blu-Ray)
    Wally Gator
    Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har-Har
    The Jetsons (Blu-Ray)

    Therefore, I do hope WAC will continue to put out more new Hanna-Barbera releases on DVD and Blu-Ray this year!

    ~Ben

    It's The Flintstones 60th Anniversary this year. Will they release the whole series on Bluray ? Or 1 season at a time I wonder. We shall see.

  61. RICK BOND

    It's The Flintstones 60th Anniversary this year. Will they release the whole series on Bluray ? Or 1 season at a time I wonder. We shall see.

    Ultimately, I think the question of a complete series vs. individual season releases will depend on who releases it. If WHV, then chances are good for a complete series set. If WAC, then it is guaranteed to be individual seasons, with no hope of a complete series set, and I'll tell you why. So far, WAC's only multi-season complete series set is Teen Titans, a show that has five seasons (with about thirteen episodes each, if I am correct, so that one season can fit quite comfortably on one disc) and a movie, and that set is priced out at $47.99, which seems to be the MAXIMUM price over at wbshop, where WAC releases seem to be priced at MSRP (give or take). Flintstones, on the other hand, has about six seasons, each of which has enough episodes that will require 2-3 discs per season (again, if WAC is doing it, since they don't cram as much on one disc as WHV), and each season with a similar (or higher) episode count as either Jonny Quest or The Jetsons, each of which is priced at $29.99 on wbshop. Considering all that plus the fact that the much older Flintstones will probably require more work than the relatively recent Teen Titans, and there is no way WAC can produce a complete series set that would make money (again, their maximum price on wbshop for ANY WAC releases is $47.99). So, I would expect quality individual seasons from WAC, or a lesser quality (potentially) complete series release from WHV. At least, that's what I would see happening.

  62. Astairefan

    Ultimately, I think the question of a complete series vs. individual season releases will depend on who releases it. If WHV, then chances are good for a complete series set. If WAC, then it is guaranteed to be individual seasons, with no hope of a complete series set, and I'll tell you why. So far, WAC's only multi-season complete series set is Teen Titans, a show that has five seasons (with about thirteen episodes each, if I am correct, so that one season can fit quite comfortably on one disc) and a movie, and that set is priced out at $47.99, which seems to be the MAXIMUM price over at wbshop, where WAC releases seem to be priced at MSRP (give or take). Flintstones, on the other hand, has about six seasons, each of which has enough episodes that will require 2-3 discs per season (again, if WAC is doing it, since they don't cram as much on one disc as WHV), and each season with a similar (or higher) episode count as either Jonny Quest or The Jetsons, each of which is priced at $29.99 on wbshop. Considering all that plus the fact that the much older Flintstones will probably require more work than the relatively recent Teen Titans, and there is no way WAC can produce a complete series set that would make money (again, their maximum price on wbshop for ANY WAC releases is $47.99). So, I would expect quality individual seasons from WAC, or a lesser quality (potentially) complete series release from WHV. At least, that's what I would see happening.

    Seasons 1 and 3 both had 28 episodes, hence 7 episodes per disc on 4 discs.
    Season 2 had 32 episodes, so 8 episodes per disc on 4 discs.
    Seasons 4 to 6 all had 26 episodes, so 7 episodes per disc on discs 1-2, and 6 episodes per disc on discs 3-4.

    ~Ben

  63. ClassicTVMan1981X

    Yes, The Flintstones had six seasons.
    Seasons 1 and 3 both had 28 episodes, hence 7 episodes per disc on 4 discs.
    Season 2 had 32 episodes, so 8 episodes per disc on 4 discs.
    Seasons 4 to 6 all had 26 episodes, so 7 episodes per disc on discs 1-2, and 6 episodes per disc on discs 3-4.

    I think WHV, and not WAC, would really be the one to release:
    The Flintstone Comedy Hour (1972-73)
    The New Fred and Barney Show (1979)
    The Flintstone Comedy Show (1980-81)

    ~Ben

    The best thing Flintstones have going for them is that they still draw significant licensing revenue for Warner Bros. hopefully that will mean something

  64. Astairefan

    So far, WAC's only multi-season complete series set is Teen Titans, a show that has five seasons (with about thirteen episodes each, if I am correct, so that one season can fit quite comfortably on one disc) and a movie, and that set is priced out at $47.99, which seems to be the MAXIMUM price over at wbshop, where WAC releases seem to be priced at MSRP (give or take).

    Granted it's just two seasons, but WAC did complete Harry O, including a separate release of its second TV-movie pilot, "Smile Jenny, You're Dead." (The first pilot was included with Season 1.)

  65. Rick Thompson

    Granted it's just two seasons, but WAC did complete Harry O, including a separate release of its second TV-movie pilot, "Smile Jenny, You're Dead." (The first pilot was included with Season 1.)

    I think you might be misinterpreting what I said (and that may full well be my fault, the way I wrote things), so I'll try again. I was speaking specifically to complete series SETS (as opposed to series being completed), and on Blu-ray (neither of which applies, to the best of my knowledge, to Harry O). All I was saying was that, for The Flintstones to have its original series released on Blu-ray, with episode counts of between 26-32 episodes per season, which would result in at least 3 discs a season (if released by WAC instead of WHV), and probably a price tag of at least $29.99 a season (based on their Jonny Quest and Jetsons Blu-ray releases), that's nearly $180 worth of individual releases, and, considering that the wbshop charges MSRP prices (or close to) on WAC products, with a MAXIMUM price of $47.99 for WAC releases, there is likely no way WAC will release a complete series set, if they have the series (and would instead just do individual releases). If WHV has it, then a complete series release could happen, but the episodes would be crammed onto fewer discs, with a lesser quality transfer (at least, based on most comments for WHV's Scooby-Doo releases last year).

  66. I am another one that does not dare to predict anything. But I would be very happy to see some of these released this year by either Warner Archives or Criterion:

    – Dinner at Eight
    – Queen Christina
    – The Roaring Twenties
    – They died with their boots on
    – All this and Heaven too
    – High Sierra
    – Boom Town
    – Broadway Melody of 1940
    – Ziegfeld Girl
    – Waterloo Bridge
    – Random Harvest
    – Two Girls and a Sailor
    – The Human Comedy
    – A Guy named Joe
    – White cliffs of Dover
    – Humoresque
    – Flamingo Road
    – Nora Prentiss
    – The Harvey Girls
    – A Date with Judy
    – Two Weeks with Love
    – Romance on the High Seas
    – Look for the Silver Lining
    – Little Women (1949)
    – Good News
    – The 3 Musketeers
    – The Barkleys of Broadway

  67. This is not a wish list. In fact, a few of the titles I have zero or minimal interest in. But I suspect that these 30 titles may very well be among Warners Archives announcements in 2020. We shall see if I need to send my crystal ball back to the factory for repairs 🙂 But if just a fourth of them make it, I'll be pleased.

    Adam's Rib (1949)
    Bhowani Junction (1956)
    The Cobweb (1955)
    Good News (1947)
    Good Earth (1937)
    Green Dolphin Street (1947)
    Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    The Harvey Girls (1946)
    High Society (1956)
    In The Good Old Summertime (1949)
    Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
    Ivanhoe (1952)
    Johnny Belinda (1948)
    Julius Caesar (1953)
    King Solomon's Mines (1950)
    Knights Of The Round Table (1953)
    Mogambo
    (1953)
    Night Of The Iguana (1964)
    Party Girl (1958)
    The Pirate (1948)
    Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967) (both the sepia and color versions)
    Scaramouche (1952)
    Show Boat (1951)
    Sinbad The Sailor (1947)
    Some Came Running (1958)
    Splendor In The Grass
    (1961)
    The Swan (1956)
    The VIPs (1963)
    Yellow Rolls Royce (1964)
    Yolanda And The Thief (1945)

  68. Thomas T

    This is not a wish list. In fact, a few of the titles I have zero or minimal interest in. But I suspect that these 30 titles may very well be among Warners Archives announcements in 2020. We shall see if I need to send my crystal ball back to the factory for repairs 🙂 But if just a third of them make it, I'll be pleased.

    Adam's Rib (1949)
    Bhowani Junction (1956)
    The Cobweb (1955)
    Good News (1947)
    Good Earth (1937)
    Green Dolphin Street (1947)
    Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    The Harvey Girls (1946)
    High Society (1956)
    In The Good Old Summertime (1949)
    Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
    Ivanhoe (1952)
    Johnny Belinda (1948)
    Julius Caesar (1953)
    King Solomon's Mines (1950)
    Knights Of The Round Table (1953)
    Mogambo
    (1953)
    Night Of The Iguana (1964)
    Party Girl (1958)
    The Pirate (1948)
    Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967) (both the sepia and color versions)
    Scaramouche (1952)
    Show Boat (1951)
    Sinbad The Sailor (1947)
    Some Came Running (1958)
    Splendor In The Grass
    (1961)
    The Swan (1956)
    The VIPs (1963)
    Yellow Rolls Royce (1964)
    Yolanda And The Thief (1945)

    I would actually buy every one of those titles. That’s a good list.

  69. Thomas T

    This is not a wish list. In fact, a few of the titles I have zero or minimal interest in. But I suspect that these 30 titles may very well be among Warners Archives announcements in 2020. We shall see if I need to send my crystal ball back to the factory for repairs 🙂 But if just a fourth of them make it, I'll be pleased.

    Adam's Rib (1949)
    Bhowani Junction (1956)
    The Cobweb (1955)
    Good News (1947)
    Good Earth (1937)
    Green Dolphin Street (1947)
    Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    The Harvey Girls (1946)
    High Society (1956)
    In The Good Old Summertime (1949)
    Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
    Ivanhoe (1952)
    Johnny Belinda (1948)
    Julius Caesar (1953)
    King Solomon's Mines (1950)
    Knights Of The Round Table (1953)
    Mogambo
    (1953)
    Night Of The Iguana (1964)
    Party Girl (1958)
    The Pirate (1948)
    Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967) (both the sepia and color versions)
    Scaramouche (1952)
    Show Boat (1951)
    Sinbad The Sailor (1947)
    Some Came Running (1958)
    Splendor In The Grass
    (1961)
    The Swan (1956)
    The VIPs (1963)
    Yellow Rolls Royce (1964)
    Yolanda And The Thief (1945)

    Good News, The Great Ziegfeld, High Society, In the Good Old Summertime, Party Girl, Show Boat, Splendor in the Grass, and Yellow Rolls Royce would all be instant pre-orders for me.

  70. Thomas T

    This is not a wish list. In fact, a few of the titles I have zero or minimal interest in. But I suspect that these 30 titles may very well be among Warners Archives announcements in 2020. We shall see if I need to send my crystal ball back to the factory for repairs 🙂 But if just a fourth of them make it, I'll be pleased.

    Adam's Rib (1949)
    Bhowani Junction (1956)
    The Cobweb (1955)
    Good News (1947)
    Good Earth (1937)
    Green Dolphin Street (1947)
    Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    The Harvey Girls (1946)
    High Society (1956)
    In The Good Old Summertime (1949)
    Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
    Ivanhoe (1952)
    Johnny Belinda (1948)
    Julius Caesar (1953)
    King Solomon's Mines (1950)
    Knights Of The Round Table (1953)
    Mogambo
    (1953)
    Night Of The Iguana (1964)
    Party Girl (1958)
    The Pirate (1948)
    Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967) (both the sepia and color versions)
    Scaramouche (1952)
    Show Boat (1951)
    Sinbad The Sailor (1947)
    Some Came Running (1958)
    Splendor In The Grass
    (1961)
    The Swan (1956)
    The VIPs (1963)
    Yellow Rolls Royce (1964)
    Yolanda And The Thief (1945)

    '
    Certainly a good list of movies! Admittedly, I have my doubts there are that many musicals coming (I wouldn't mind it, but so far, WAC hasn't released more than 5 in a year, and that was a few years ago, with decreasing numbers every year), and I particularly have my doubts that Yolanda And The Thief will come from WAC on blu (so far, The Sea Wolf is the ONLY pre-1954 movie they've released on blu that was NOT released on DVD first by WHV, and that was making its debut on both formats, which doesn't bode too well for a lot of the pre-1954 movies that WAC released getting upgrades any time soon). Of course, I wouldn't mind being wrong on either of those points, so I hope that you're right in this instance!

  71. Well, I'm hoping for more musicals, esp of course Fred and Ginger, Judy Garland, the 1951 Show Boat (an obvious early candidate, otherwise maybe Criterion would have been able to acquire it to make a double alongside the 30s version). Outside of that genre, I can't understand why Errol Flynn's Captain Blood wasn't given the nod ahead of The Sea Hawk.

  72. AnthonyClarke

    Outside of that genre, I can't understand why Errol Flynn's Captain Blood wasn't given the nod ahead of The Sea Hawk.

    I would guess that Captain Blood needs a lot of work before it's ready for Blu-ray. I remember seeing it on TCM a while ago and thinking that the transfer looked pretty rough.

  73. Say, how about more classic animation sets (aside from Popeye, who Warner is finally taking a break from after celebrating his 90th anniversary in style last year)? These would be ideal candidates for this year's lineup:

    – Anything for Bugs Bunny's 80th anniversary
    – A complete Bosko set (for the "Looney Tunes" franchise's 90th anniversary)
    – Harman/Ising "Merrie Melodies"
    – "LT"/"MM" discs featuring currently unreleased shorts sorted by theme or character
    – MGM Tex Avery
    – "Happy Harmonies"
    – Barney Bear
    – Miscellaneous MGM shorts

  74. WaltWiz1901

    Say, how about more classic animation sets (aside from Popeye, who Warner is finally taking a break from after celebrating his 90th anniversary in style last year)? These would be ideal candidates for this year's lineup:

    – Anything for Bugs Bunny's 80th anniversary
    – A complete Bosko set (for the "Looney Tunes" franchise's 90th anniversary)
    – Harman/Ising "Merrie Melodies"
    – "LT"/"MM" discs featuring currently unreleased shorts sorted by theme or character
    – MGM Tex Avery
    – "Happy Harmonies"
    – Barney Bear
    – Miscellaneous MGM shorts

    I agree with you on all of these, plus I would like these from the Hanna-Barbera library…
    * These Are the Days (1974-75)
    * CB Bears (1977)
    * Skatebirds (1977) / The Three Robonic Stooges (1978)
    * Jana of the Jungle (1978)
    * The New Fred and Barney Show (1979)
    * Trollkins (1981)
    * Jokebook (1982)
    * The Gary Coleman Show (1982)
    * Wildfire (1986)

    ~Ben

  75. Now that Modern Family is coming to an end, perhaps WB should revisit that show, and if the retail blu-rays weren't profitable enough, maybe they would consider releasing seasons 5 onward as part of the Warner Archive, where they can keep a tighter grip on inventory and pricing?

    I refuse to buy any seasons on DVD. If my collection of this show has to end with season 4, so be it.

  76. AndyMcKinney

    Now that Modern Family is coming to an end, perhaps WB should revisit that show, and if the retail blu-rays weren't profitable enough, maybe they would consider releasing seasons 5 onward as part of the Warner Archive, where they can keep a tighter grip on inventory and pricing?

    I refuse to buy any seasons on DVD. If my collection of this show has to end with season 4, so be it.

    Modern Family is actually a Fox show, so that would be up to Disney now.

  77. richardburton84

    Modern Family is actually a Fox show, so that would be up to Disney now.

    Ha, case closed then. I love this show, Sky (UK) has it on repeat all the time & I record & watch them. I must have seen each episode about ten times. The perfect sit-com featuring the legendry Ed O'Neill.

  78. RafaelPires

    I am another one that does not dare to predict anything. But I would be very happy to see some of these released this year by either Warner Archives or Criterion:

    – Dinner at Eight
    – Queen Christina
    – The Roaring Twenties
    – They died with their boots on
    – All this and Heaven too
    – High Sierra
    – Boom Town
    – Broadway Melody of 1940
    – Ziegfeld Girl
    – Waterloo Bridge
    – Random Harvest
    – Two Girls and a Sailor
    – The Human Comedy
    – A Guy named Joe
    – White cliffs of Dover
    – Humoresque
    – Flamingo Road
    – Nora Prentiss
    – The Harvey Girls
    – A Date with Judy
    – Two Weeks with Love
    – Romance on the High Seas
    – Look for the Silver Lining
    – Little Women (1949)
    – Good News
    – The 3 Musketeers
    – The Barkleys of Broadway

    Thomas T

    This is not a wish list. In fact, a few of the titles I have zero or minimal interest in. But I suspect that these 30 titles may very well be among Warners Archives announcements in 2020. We shall see if I need to send my crystal ball back to the factory for repairs 🙂 But if just a fourth of them make it, I'll be pleased.

    Adam's Rib (1949)
    Bhowani Junction (1956)
    The Cobweb (1955)
    Good News (1947)
    Good Earth (1937)
    Green Dolphin Street (1947)
    Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    The Harvey Girls (1946)
    High Society (1956)
    In The Good Old Summertime (1949)
    Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
    Ivanhoe (1952)
    Johnny Belinda (1948)
    Julius Caesar (1953)
    King Solomon's Mines (1950)
    Knights Of The Round Table (1953)
    Mogambo
    (1953)
    Night Of The Iguana (1964)
    Party Girl (1958)
    The Pirate (1948)
    Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967) (both the sepia and color versions)
    Scaramouche (1952)
    Show Boat (1951)
    Sinbad The Sailor (1947)
    Some Came Running (1958)
    Splendor In The Grass
    (1961)
    The Swan (1956)
    The VIPs (1963)
    Yellow Rolls Royce (1964)
    Yolanda And The Thief (1945)

    WaltWiz1901

    Say, how about more classic animation sets (aside from Popeye, who Warner is finally taking a break from after celebrating his 90th anniversary in style last year)? These would be ideal candidates for this year's lineup:

    – Anything for Bugs Bunny's 80th anniversary
    – A complete Bosko set (for the "Looney Tunes" franchise's 90th anniversary)
    – Harman/Ising "Merrie Melodies"
    – "LT"/"MM" discs featuring currently unreleased shorts sorted by theme or character
    – MGM Tex Avery
    – "Happy Harmonies"
    – Barney Bear
    – Miscellaneous MGM shorts

    i get it, not a request, just speculation of the many wonderful titles that Warner, has that could be released, well some sign of hope, That Tex Avery set is forthcoming, i hope to see many surprises this year, maybe they will shock all of us and upgrade some of the Samuel Goldwyn titles if possible.

  79. dana martin

    i get it, not a request, just speculation of the many wonderful titles that Warner, has that could be released, well some sign of hope, That Tex Avery set is forthcoming, i hope to see many surprises this year, maybe they will shock all of us and upgrade some of the Samuel Goldwyn titles if possible.

    As far as the Goldwyn titles are concerned, the Archive is apparently reissuing Guys and Dolls next month, so that seemingly confirms that Warner’s license for the Goldwyn library is still good. Dodsworth apparently got a new restoration so we should hopefully see that getting a release soon and we can hope that more of the Goldwyns get released (my primary want from that library is Wuthering Heights).

  80. While I definitely agree that WAC's upcoming reissue of Guys And Dolls bodes well for the possibility of WAC releasing some Goldwyns, I still feel like it's a longshot (and I still forget it when it comes to any of the 30s Goldwyns). After all, if the Goldwyn library is supposedly in bad shape (at least, that's what it seems like I've heard a number of times here on this forum), and WAC is VERY reluctant to release any of their own 30s films (four years between 42nd Street and their next 30s film, plus RAH claiming all four were "full restorations"), so I just can't see it happening. That being said, they've been proving me wrong on a number of things, so maybe! Although, it is likely to be a while if it does happen, since it took nearly a year between their re-release of Meet In St. Louis and their first Judy Garland/pre-1954 MGM musical release of Summer Stock, and we still haven't seen anything further for 3D films after their re-releases of Kiss Me Kate and Dial M For Murder last September.

  81. The Goldwyn title I would be particularly interested in would be a remaster of "Whoopee." Yes, WAC already put out a DVD-r from an older master, but this film is one of only a handful of two-color Technicolor movies to survive in its camera negative. A restoration of this film has the potential to look as spectacular as the recent "King of Jazz" restoration. However, I realize that this film isn't likely high up on Warner's priority list.

  82. We must remember that Warner does not own these films but but has a lease arrangement with the Samual Goldwyn Estate. I’m not sure that Warner’s would spring the money to upgrade these titles. The Guys and Dolls Blu-ray is just a re-release of their original re-release of the MGM release

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