Warner Archive: The Thin Man (1934) coming in July!

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According to a video on the Warner Archive Facebook page, looks like The Thin Man (the first movie) is coming to Blu very shortly. The video shows them opening up a Blu-ray case with the disc inside.

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  1. Peter Apruzzese

    According to a video on the Warner Archive Facebook page, looks like The Thin Man (the first movie) is coming to Blu very shortly. The video shows them opening up a Blu-ray case with the disc inside.

    I would love to see this and the entire series on Blu.

  2. So this is the 30s movie they were talking about trying to release! While I've never seen it, I want to, so it's a day one, full price purchase for me! And let me be the person to remind everybody: this is WAC's FIRST release of a 30s film on Blu-ray in nearly 4 YEARS. Otherwise translated, they are expensive restorations and/or poor sellers, so if you want more for that decade (and you want this release), you REALLY need to support this release! Especially if you want more of the series. Do not delay, do not wait for a sale (and especially DO NOT wait for a boxset, as it will be a tough enough job just to get more than this film on Blu-ray). So start saving for this one RIGHT NOW!

  3. Josh Steinberg

    I’ll claim credit for this – my wife recently got me the four movie set on DVD, so naturally, a Blu-ray has just been announced 😀

    Should be a 6 movie set unless they re-released it with only 4 of the movies

  4. This is the sort of thing that has limited my Blu-Ray purchases lately (as is the one-film-at-a-time Val Lewton release schedule). This should be a set of all six, like the DVDs. Instead it's one film at a time which could run up the cost to three figures by the time they're done with it. If I have to buy one film at a time I can do it on iTunes, where I've already bought Thin Man and Song of in HD when they were on sale for 4.99 each. All six aren't available as HD downloads yet, but the downloads already have a head start over the Blu-rays.

  5. mark-edk

    This is the sort of thing that has limited my Blu-Ray purchases lately (as is the one-film-at-a-time Val Lewton release schedule). This should be a set of all six, like the DVDs. Instead it's one film at a time which could run up the cost to three figures by the time they're done with it. If I have to buy one film at a time I can do it on iTunes, where I've already bought Thin Man and Song of in HD when they were on sale for 4.99 each. All six aren't available as HD downloads yet, but the downloads already have a head start over the Blu-rays.

    I got those two tiles in HD digital too on iTunes, but there is no guarantee that we'll ever see the other five titles on Blu-ray any time soon. I can't blame Warner for not releasing all six films on Blu-ray with soft sales today on physical media.

  6. Josh Steinberg

    I’ll claim credit for this – my wife recently got me the four movie set on DVD, so naturally, a Blu-ray has just been announced 😀

    I hope your wife will soon purchase the WAC dvd-r reissues of the last two films so the entire series will be covered. 😀

  7. If I had my druthers this would be a box set with plenty of extras. This is an important series in cinematic history and I would pre-order an updated blu-ray box set with commentaries, documentaries, and not just on Powell and Loy but Skippy (AKA Asta) too.

    Nora: "They say you were shot in the tabloids."
    Nick: "They never got near my tabloids."

  8. While it's understandable, I'd like to know why everybody keeps going on about wanting this in a box set? Short of being licensed out to somebody like Criterion, the moment that WHV gave up on catalog titles and let WAC at everything, all hopes for a box set of all of these movies together DIED (or should have). One good reason: this is a six-film series. For all six to be in one box set, based on the other WAC Blu-ray box sets, the price would be about $10 per film, or $60 total (not allowing for whatever discounts a retailer would give). That alone kills it, as I JUST looked at the wbshop for their prices before making this post, and NONE of the WAC releases are being priced any higher than $47.99. NONE. Any lower than that $60 price tag, and the movies are being priced at less than $10 a film at full price for the set, and that for a decade that has very few releases from WAC on Blu-ray, partly due to some combination of high restoration expense/ low sales. Now maybe TWO box sets of three films each could be done, BUT NOT ONE OF ALL SIX.
    And another thing: let's leave the importance of these movies out of it, as that likely does NOT factor into sales. Otherwise, would somebody like to tell me how, after nearly 4 years, 42nd Street remains the only Busby Berkeley musical on Blu-ray from WAC? I was under the impression from RAH comments on that release, that that restoration was expensive and that any further Busby Berkeley musicals from the 30s would be "full restorations." 42nd Street was an "important" movie, too, but that doesn't mean it sold well enough to bring any more of that series to Blu-ray. And, again, it took 4 YEARS to get another 30s film from WAC (and my impression based on comments I have seen, since I haven't heard the podcast that said so, was that they had one 30s film coming for Blu-ray, not six). Again, you want the rest of the Thin Man series (or any other 30s films)? Then buy this release, full price, right away! Or we might otherwise be waiting for them to be licensed out (which might take too long).

  9. It's not just price that concerns some collectors. It's also practical matters like shelf space. Imagine all the Charlie Chan films doled out one at a time. (You don't really have to imagine much, the Fox Chan films may have been sold in box sets, but each set just bundled together standard 1-DVD cases. They take up just as much space as individual releases would.) I thought I planned well ahead with my DVD shelves but I've already got stuff piled up on top, on a nearby couch, and on the piano. (Also I'm not a fan of removing them from the original packaging just to save space.)

  10. Finally a bona fide genuine classic film from the 1930s gets released on blu ray by the Warners Archives. You'd think there would be singing and dancing in the streets by those who have been crying for months and months about the WA not releasing pre-1953 product. Yet we get complaints that it's not part of a box set! Ah, Warners, you just can't win. Damned if you do and damned if you don't 🙂 Frankly, I'm beginning to wonder why you even bother at all.

  11. Thomas T

    Finally a bona fide genuine classic film from the 1930s gets released on blu ray by the Warners Archives. You'd think there would be singing and dancing in the streets by those who have been crying for months and months about the WA not releasing pre-1953 product. Yet we get complaints that it's not part of a box set! Ah, Warners, you just can't win. Damned if you do and damned if you don't 🙂 Frankly, I'm beginning to wonder why you even bother at all.

    If you look at any thread announcing any Blu-ray release, you will see comments from people wanting more than what is being released like some other title. It's like human nature to ask for more than what is coming.:)

  12. I think it's completely unrealistic to expect these films to be released as a boxed set. I'm just thrilled it's coming at all and I'll definitely be supporting it, with the hope that we'll see more 1930s films in the future.

  13. Robert Crawford

    If you look at any thread announcing a Blu-ray release, you will see comments from people wanting more than what is being released like some other title. It's like human nature to ask for more than what is coming.:)

    Yeah, I seem to remember when Criterion announced their release of Swing Time that it dashed hopes of WA ever doing an Astaire and Rogers blu ray box set and some weren't happy about that. But with physical media on the wane, I'm like the hungry dog grateful for any bones tossed my way. If I growl, I just might not get any more bones. 🙂

  14. Wow, kind of surprised by the remarks after my earlier post.

    If I gave anyone the impression that I was not purchasing this day one, or that I wasn't glad that WB Archive was releasing this, let me dispel that notion and state for the record that I will indeed be purchasing The Thin Man.
    I thought I was engaging with others on what I would like to see from WB, but I guess that some members find that to be a wrong thing to do here, as if I should just take what the studios give us and be grateful.

    Sorry if you didn't like my post.

  15. I’m here to complain about the complainers complaining about the complainers. In a very short time, these posts have also become cliche and frankly, I find them more annoying then the original posts being complained about, due to their air of superiority.

    Please feel free to complain about this post, if so inclined.

    PS. I’m all over The Thin Man when it gets released.

  16. Rodney

    Wow, kind of surprised by the remarks after my earlier post.

    If I gave anyone the impression that I was not purchasing this day one, or that I wasn't glad that WB Archive was releasing this, let me dispel that notion and state for the record that I will indeed be purchasing The Thin Man.
    I thought I was engaging with others on what I would like to see from WB, but I guess that some members find that to be a wrong thing to do here, as if I should just take what the studios give us and be grateful.

    Sorry if you didn't like my post.

    If people didn't like your post then that's on them. My point is that people generally want more than what they're getting which is our nature.

  17. Mike2001

    I’m here to complain about the complainers complaining about the complainers. In a very short time, these posts have also become cliche and frankly, I find them more annoying then the original posts being complained about, due to their air of superiority.

    Please feel free to complain about this post, if so inclined.

    PS. I’m all over The Thin Man when it gets released.

    An air of superiority is overrated, especially on a board like this one.:)

  18. Mike2001

    I’m here to complain about the complainers complaining about the complainers. In a very short time, these posts have also become cliche and frankly, I find them more annoying then the original posts being complained about, due to their air of superiority. Please feel free to complain about this post, if so inclined.

    Okay, I'm complaining about the complainers who complain with an air of superiority about the complainers with an air of superiority. 🙂

  19. Back to the subject of The Thin Man. Of the six Thin Man movies, the original is the one that looks the most shopworn on DVD and of all the Thin Man films could use some spiffing up. Therefore, an HD release will (hopefully) rectify that. Still, I will wait on a review (hopefully from Mr. Harris) before purchasing.

  20. This series is on my holy grail BR list.
    Just saw this thread and it's the first time in quite a while I have been truly excited waiting for a release.

    ADDED: This is a superior post.

  21. I was lurker on this site ca 2002 when the DVD of the first film was announced, and I remember similar comments at that time about people wanting the full series released (which would eventually happen in 2005). It comes down to two matters – (1) impatience of which I will plead "no contest" and (2) a lack of confidence that Warners/WAC will release the whole series which in today's market is understandable. I would have loved to have seen WAC announce the full series in one swoop, but that's not happening. We're just getting the first film at this point in time, and I'm happy to see the announcement. That blu-ray will look nice sitting next to my complete series DVD set.
    Vive le Asta in HD!

  22. I don't think Warner Archive will be releasing any Blu-ray film box sets (not films new to Blu-ray anyway). We got all those fantastic DVD sets (Marx Bros. Busby Berkeley, Errol Flynn et al), but it was a different world back then, & the films weren't cleaned-up & presented in near perfection like they are now (well most of them). Universal spoiled us rotten with those Legacy sets, but they seem to license out all their deep catalogue titles now days. I've never seen any of the Thin Man films (& I had no idea that the first one went all the way back to 1934 – the same year as Tarzan & His Mate), I might buy it, it looks like my kind of film, it would be my first Archive purchase this year. Hopefully there's a few more titles announced on Monday or Tuesday.

  23. Robert Crawford

    With all due respect to RAH, Warner Archive isn't known for releasing Blu-rays that aren't a huge upgrade over a DVD, especially, a DVD that was released 14 years ago.

    I'm confused by this comment, Robert. Mind reminding me what I might have written?

    As to classics, and in line with my few words a year or so ago, I believe this will be a big summer for Warner Archive, with The Thin Man being the tip of the iceberg…

  24. Robert Harris

    As to classics, and in line with my few words a year or so ago, I believe this will be a big summer for Warner Archive, with The Thin Man being the tip of the iceberg…

    This really excited me.

  25. Robert Harris

    I'm confused by this comment, Robert. Mind reminding me what I might have written?

    As to classics, and in line with my few words a year or so ago, I believe this will be a big summer for Warner Archive, with The Thin Man being the tip of the iceberg…

    @Robert Harris I"m sorry for the confusion, it has nothing to do with what you have written. I was simply stating a person doesn't have to wait on RAH's thoughts to purchase this Warner Archive release because they fear it's not a big improvement over the DVD that was released back in 2005. In short, this upcoming Blu-ray is going to be the best we've ever seen "The Thin Man" on any home video format.

  26. Robert Crawford

    @Robert Harris I'm sorry for the confusion, it has nothing to do with what you have written. I was simply stating a person doesn't have to wait on RAH's thoughts to purchase this Warner Archive release because they fear it's not a big improvement over the DVD that was released back in 2005. In short, this upcoming Blu-ray is going to be the best we've ever seen "The Thin Man" on any home video format.

    I certainly hope so. And it's probably the best we will ever see. Now if I could just get the rest and then Charlie Chan and then…

  27. Robert Crawford

    @Robert Harris I"m sorry for the confusion, it has nothing to do with what you have written. I was simply stating a person doesn't have to wait on RAH's thoughts to purchase this Warner Archive release because they fear it's not a big improvement over the DVD that was released back in 2005. In short, this upcoming Blu-ray is going to be the best we've ever seen "The Thin Man" on any home video format.

    Ah, it was written then. Not a problem, thank you

  28. Robert Harris

    As to classics, and in line with my few words a year or so ago, I believe this will be a big summer for Warner Archive, with The Thin Man being the tip of the iceberg…

    The "tip of the iceberg?" Sounds good to me? Any hints how big is this "iceberg" going to be? And how many of them are going to be pre-1954 films (or is this information you can't give out)?

  29. Astairefan

    The "tip of the iceberg?" Sounds good to me? Any hints how big is this "iceberg" going to be? And how many of them are going to be pre-1954 films (or is this information you can't give out)?

    I don't think RAH is at liberty to give out that type of information.

    I think The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind will be out on 4K/UHD disc in the coming months. I'm hoping that Gunga Din or The Roaring Twenties get released on Blu-ray before the year is out.

  30. Robert Crawford

    I don't think RAH is at liberty to give out that type of information.

    I think The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind will be out on 4K/UHD disc in the coming months. I'm hoping that Gunga Din or The Roaring Twenties get released on Blu-ray before the year is out.

    Yeah, I'd rather not know, & have the thrill of the announcements…I really should get out more.

    I'd also love The Roaring Twenties, plus…ha, I won't start another boring list.

  31. I agree with Alan. I'd rather not know ahead of time and let each announcement be a major surprise. Can't tell you how thrilled I was about The Thin Man, and I'd love to keep experiencing that thrill over and over during the coming months.

  32. Robert Crawford

    I don't think RAH is at liberty to give out that type of information.

    I think The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind will be out on 4K/UHD disc in the coming months. I'm hoping that Gunga Din or The Roaring Twenties get released on Blu-ray before the year is out.

    Believe me, I don't expect an answer from RAH, my comment was mainly intended in jest. I don't deny, though, I almost wish I did know at least how many pre-1954 movies are coming from WAC, since they have been so rare (about 2-3 a year the last two years, and we're already up to three this year with The Thin Man being announced), and they are some of the "must support" releases for me!

  33. BobO’Link

    Why did possibility of a box set die when WA got them? They released a Bogard/Bacall box, granted only after the individual releases of the movies, so why not this much loved series?

    $60 for a restored, BR, set of the 6 Thin Man series would be an instant purchase for me. I own the 6 movie box set on DVD and *will* be purchasing this individual BR release. I'd like to have all 6 movies on BR so a box set would be preferable as it would hopefully be a smaller footprint on the shelf.

    I have all of the Busby Berkeley movies on DVD. I'm not much of a fan of those so have no need for them on BR, even 42nd Street which I consider to be the best of his output.

    It's all a matter of taste.

    Like you said that box set came out after actually long after the individual releases and was a real rarity for WAC Blu Rays as was the Shaft set but those probably needed minimal work. They normally release individual titles only. They have been releasing individual Tarzan films too. The Thin Man series need a lot of work to be blu ray ready so a box set is not realistic in todays disc market. I am happy to get them one or two at a time.

  34. I credit this series (along with the PHILADELPHIA STORY) for instilling me with a genuine love for 'Golden Age" Hollywood as a kid. They used to show them quite often in the 1970's on our local Dialing for Dollars afternoon broadcasts (remember them?) and they were a never miss for me (It was the Merv Grffin show during "Elvis week" though!) I've been a husband/wife detective team addict ever since. At the time, and for many years afterward, I used to prefer the first sequel but came to warm more to the lean snappiness of this one as I got older (I am also able to see the warts in the later films more easily than I did.) I'm happy to get any of them on blu-ray as they are truly beloved to me and this is a no-brainer all the way.

    I can STILL remember my excitement at getting this for Christmas in the mid 80's on VHS (remember those big yellow boxes?) and choosing it as my Christmas Eve present (I always, and still do, come to think of it, get ONE present on Christmas Eve and the rest the following day, lol) and watching it till all hours of the morning. I couldn't believe I had my very own copy! We've come a long way.

    THESE were the films I would show to all of my friends (who didn't think they liked old movies) when we were in college and they were ALWAYS a huge hit.

  35. View attachment 59744

    NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTER RESTORED FROM NEW 4K SCAN OF BEST ARCHIVAL ELEMENTS!

    THE THIN MAN (1934)
    Run Time 91:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    Audio DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English
    Aspect Ratio 1.37:1, 4 X 3
    Product Color BLACK & WHITE
    Disc Configuration BD 50
    Special Features: 1936 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast Starring Powell and Loy (Audio Only); 1957 Episode of “The Thin Man” television series – "Scene of the Crime"; Theatrical Trailer (HD)

    Nick and Nora Charles cordially invite you to bring your own alibi to The Thin Man, the jaunty whodunit that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing. Bantering in the boudoir, enjoying walks with beloved dog Asta or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue, they combined screwball romance with mystery. The resulting triumph nabbed four Academy Award® nominations (including Best Picture) and later spawned five sequels. Credit W.S. “Woody” Van Dyke for recognizing that Powell and Loy were ideal together and for getting the studio’s okay by promising to shoot this splendid adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s novel in three weeks. He took 12 days. They didn’t call him “One-Take Woody” for nothing.

  36. Randy Korstick

    Like you said that box set came out after actually long after the individual releases and was a real rarity for WAC Blu Rays as was the Shaft set but those probably needed minimal work. They normally release individual titles only. They have been releasing individual Tarzan films too. The Thin Man series need a lot of work to be blu ray ready so a box set is not realistic in todays disc market. I am happy to get them one or two at a time.

    Well from my viewing most of the DVDs are in pretty good shape the weakest by far being the first one – the one they are releasing. So my guess is that if this sells (and I think it will) the rest "should" follow soon after.

    And did I say – I'm excited!!!!

  37. Mysto

    Well from my viewing most of the DVDs are in pretty good shape the weakest by far being the first one – the one they are releasing. So my guess is that if this sells (and I think it will) the rest "should" follow soon after.

    And did I say – I'm excited!!!!

    Pretty good shape for DVD yes but HD and Blu Ray is a whole nothing ballgame. I'm excited for this release too.

  38. I actually thought the DVD was quite nice. The print was a bit ragged at times, but it was sharp and had a pleasing luminosity to it. Then again, I'm not the type who demands that the cue marks be removed. Given WAC's reputation for quality releases, I have no doubt that this blu-ray will be a substantial improvement over the DVD.

    To put a positive spin on the absence of the Powell and Loy documentaries, perhaps they're being slated for release with the subsequent films.

  39. Why couldn't Criterion get this series as well as they've been knocking it out of the park lately with their screwball comedies releases. After they announced It Happened One Night, His Girl Friday, and The Philadelphia Story the Thin Man series and Bringing Up Baby were the next obvious titles.

  40. It occurs to me that when I joined HTF, one of my very first posts was about the absence of The Thin Man series on Blu Ray.

    A couple of tidbits

    These films were so popular that many other films of the same genre tried to copy the wise crack attitude (usually with little success). But they changed the style of mystery series movies at that time.

    There was a discussion on HTF about the fact that this is one of those rare films where the hero's face is not shown on introduction. We see William Powell's back as he walks into frame. (Corrections – camera comes to him from the rear) My Bad!

    Supposedly, when William Powell was making his entrance into the bar he was told it was a rehearsal so the take would be more natural.

    ADDED: For those of you that are into vintage mystery series you may want to check out our thread on the subject. There are profiles on every US series made in the 30's and 40's plus a few more.
    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/mystery-crime-series-30s-40s.356939/

  41. Mysto

    It occurs to me that when I joined HTF, one of my very first posts was about the absence of The Thin Man series on Blu Ray.

    A couple of tidbits

    These films were so popular that many other films of the same genre tried to copy the wise crack attitude (usually with little success). But they changed the style of mystery series movies at that time.

    There was a discussion on HTF about the fact that this is one of those rare films where the hero's face is not shown on introduction. We see William Powell's back as he walks into frame.

    Supposedly, when William Powell was making his entrance into the bar he was told it was a rehearsal so the take would be more natural.

    Nick is introduced already in the bar of the hotel with a crowd around as he mixes a cocktail. Nora is the one who makes an entrance when Asta drags her to Nick.

  42. darkrock17

    Nick is introduced already in the bar of the hotel with a crowd around as he mixes a cocktail. Nora is the one who makes an entrance when Asta drags her to Nick.

    Of course you are right – I meant to say the camera comes in from the back. Duh! I'm juggling contractors today on a kitchen rebuild. Showed the correction but left in the mistake so all this makes sense. Thanks for the catch. One Atta-boy for you.:D

  43. I have a very good friend of my own considerable vintage who insists on every visit on seeing 'The Maltese Falcon' on our projection screen. Nothing else will suffice, not even 'The Big Sleep'. I think that with 'The Thin Man' I might be able to wean him from this.
    Maybe after that I'll try another favourite murder thriller, 'Pepi, Luci, Bom and the Other Girls of the Neighbourhood' .

  44. AnthonyClarke

    I have a very good friend of my own considerable vintage who insists on every visit on seeing 'The Maltese Falcon' on our projection screen.

    Your friend seems like a great guy.

    Sincerely,
    The guy who watched the Maltese Falcon DVD every night for a month when it first came out.

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  46. Deep Discount is saying this will be a Manufactured on Demand disc … to quote

    • The Thin Man
    • (Manufactured on Demand, Full Frame, Amaray Case, Subtitled)
    • Format: Blu-ray
    • Rated: NR
    • Release Date: 7/30/2019

    Can this be right? I thought all Warner Archive Blu rays were proper pressed discs.

  47. AnthonyClarke

    Deep Discount is saying this will be a Manufactured on Demand disc … to quote

    • The Thin Man
    • (Manufactured on Demand, Full Frame, Amaray Case, Subtitled)
    • Format: Blu-ray
    • Rated: NR
    • Release Date: 7/30/2019

    Can this be right? I thought all Warner Archive Blu rays were proper pressed discs.

    Manufactured On Demand (MOD) does not mean the same thing as “-R” (burned).

    While all burned releases are MOD, not all MOD are burned.

    MOD means precisely what it states – the quantity is dictated by orders. The method of manufacturing is not specified.

    All the Warner Archive Blu-Rays are pressed. And many WAC DVD’s are also pressed -especially the initial batches.

  48. AnthonyClarke

    Deep Discount is saying this will be a Manufactured on Demand disc … to quote

    • The Thin Man
    • (Manufactured on Demand, Full Frame, Amaray Case, Subtitled)
    • Format: Blu-ray
    • Rated: NR
    • Release Date: 7/30/2019

    Can this be right? I thought all Warner Archive Blu rays were proper pressed discs.

    All previous WA Blu-rays have been pressed discs!

  49. David Weicker

    Manufactured On Demand (MOD) does not mean the same thing as “-R” (burned).

    While all burned releases are MOD, not all MOD are burned.

    MOD means precisely what it states – the quantity is dictated by orders. The method of manufacturing is not specified.

    All the Warner Archive Blu-Rays are pressed. And many WAC DVD’s are also pressed -especially the initial batches.

    Correct! People shouldn't mistake MOD meaning only burned releases.

  50. Day one, hour one immediate purchase. Agreed if you preorder from Amazon you might get a copy in a month! 😉

    Along with Jonny Quest this is the most welcome surprise of the year and the most warranted. I’m ecstatic that it has gotten 4K treatment as this entire series (along with the MGM Tarzans that got the same treatment on video) have long been neglected and stuck in old transfers that have been out of print for years.

    The DVD set was welcome but instead of new transfers was merely a port of the Laserdisc boxset. I had rented the DVDs and before I ever got the chance to buy the set it was OOP. So I picked up the LD box for far less and have happily re-watched it every year. Since none of the other films have ever been cleaned up that I’m aware of-each one would have to be a brand new scan and cleanup process thus a boxset would be very impractical and likely would take a long time. So I’m okay with just getting one film out at a time if that’s how we have to go about it.

    The four film set referred to above is the TCM set repackaging of the first four films on DVD. For some reason the geniuses at WHV decided to pull both the Thin Mans and Tarzans from circulation and then reissue the first four only in the TCM classic sets. The Tarzans got a second volume but that still doesn’t get you all the films from both sets. I lump these series together because they were MGM long running series that ran simultaneously and share the same video history of finally getting spruced up a bit for Laserdisc and then getting DVDs that recycled those masters before going out of print. I’ve long wished that WAC could do some of each so this is stupendous news for me.

    My sister, who doesn’t watch a whole lot of classic era productions, got hooked on them and it was a nice experience to share them with her and find they still play for younger folks.
    I think seeing these as a youngster makes one wish they were more dapper like the impossibly charming Bill Powell and swoon over Myrna Loy.
    Well, I admittedly still do both.

  51. AnthonyClarke

    Deep Discount is saying this will be a Manufactured on Demand disc …
    Can this be right? I thought all Warner Archive Blu rays were proper pressed discs.

    As mentioned, they are. “MOD” is more of a marketing and distribution system – as opposed to standard retail operations – than it is a specific manufacturing process.

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