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Re: Warner Brothers Archive Collection Blu-rays

#1076 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:24 pm

Grand Wazoo wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:21 pm
The WAC Facebook posted a video seemingly indicating a blu of Tex Avery cartoons is coming. It's low res but I think I can also discern "volume 1" on the cover
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#1077 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:52 pm

Already the release of 2020!

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#1078 Post by ianthemovie » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:26 pm

What fantastic news. The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection included most of Avery's best cartoons but they were in SD, and there were a few favorites missing, most notably Little Rural RIding Hood and The Peachy Cobbler. Hopefully those will be included here!

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#1079 Post by Feego » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:54 pm

Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume One has just been announced. It will include:

Tex Avery Classics
Red Hot Riding Hood
Who Killed Who?
What's Buzzin Buzzard?
Batty Baseball
The Hick Chick
Bad Luck Blackie
Garden Gopher
The Peachy Cobbler
Symphony in Slang

Screwy Squirrel
Screwball Squirrel
The Screwy Truant
Big Heel-Watha
Lonesome Lenny

George & Junior
Hound Hunters
Red Hot Rangers

Droopy
Dumb Hounded
Wags to Riches
The Chump Champ
Daredevil Droopy

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#1080 Post by Feego » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:55 pm

A Little Romance (1979) has also been announced.

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#1081 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:42 pm

Well I'm certainly appreciative to everyone who bought the Popeye releases so we could get this.

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#1082 Post by kcota17 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:04 pm

It Started with a Kiss (1959) also.

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#1083 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:11 pm

Also, Victory (1981)

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#1084 Post by Gregory » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:20 pm

Makes sense, given Warner Bros.' forthcoming remake of Victory from House of Wax director Jaume Collet-Serra.

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#1085 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:22 pm

Gregory wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Makes sense, given Warner Bros.' forthcoming remake of Victory from House of Wax director Jaume Collet-Serra.
He starts shooting Black Adam this summer, so that remake may not happen anytime soon, unless WB hires someone else to make it.

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#1086 Post by swo17 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:27 pm

Feego wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:54 pm
Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume One has just been announced. It will include:

Tex Avery Classics
Red Hot Riding Hood
Who Killed Who?
What's Buzzin Buzzard?
Batty Baseball
The Hick Chick
Bad Luck Blackie
Garden Gopher
The Peachy Cobbler
Symphony in Slang

Screwy Squirrel
Screwball Squirrel
The Screwy Truant
Big Heel-Watha
Lonesome Lenny

George & Junior
Hound Hunters
Red Hot Rangers

Droopy
Dumb Hounded
Wags to Riches
The Chump Champ
Daredevil Droopy
I've updated my Tex Avery availability guide in light of this new release

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#1087 Post by Feego » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:50 pm

Guys and Dolls is the latest former digibook to be re-released in the Archive.

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#1088 Post by kcota17 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:10 pm

Beau Brummell and The Stalking Moon announced.

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#1089 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:11 pm

Seriously, has the person in charge of picking these titles ever seen a movie?

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#1090 Post by senseabove » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:10 pm

At least today brings one thing I'll likely pre-order:
Restored in 2019 by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Film Archive and The Film Foundation in association with the Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Family Trust. Restoration funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

DODSWORTH (1936)

Run Time 101:00
Subtitles English SDH
Audio Spec DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Product Color BLACK & WHITE
Disc Configuration BD 50

Based on the best-selling novel by Sinclair Lewis, this “handsome, intelligent film” (Los Angeles Times) garnered seven Academy Award® nominations, winning one*, and is “one of the authentic masterpieces of the 1930s” (Filmex Guide). Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston) is a small-town rags-to-riches millionaire who finds that his money cannot bring him happiness. His unsatisfied wife, Fran (Ruth Chatterton), seeking glamour and sophistication, persuades him to take her on a grand tour of Europe, where she promptly deserts him for a romantic but penniless baron. Brokenhearted, Sam meets Edith (Mary Astor), an understanding widow who arouses passions he never thought he had and sets him on a collision course with his wife, unleashing a torrent of desire, betrayal and shocking revelations.
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#1091 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:13 pm

domino harvey wrote:Seriously, has the person in charge of picking these titles ever seen a movie?
My wife will be thrilled about Beau Brummell. As am I, because it’s an easy birthday/wedding anniversary present for her and she’ll stop banging on about Indicator picking up the rights (which they can’t, as it’s Warner Bros).

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#1092 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:40 pm

Congrats on your new job with Warner Archives, MichaelB!

I’m no Dodsworth fan (it’s hamstrung by being two steps removed from Lewis’ novel), but I know many here and elsewhere are and at least that title could be called a classic of some sort, so that announce at least gets no derision from me

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#1093 Post by senseabove » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:49 pm

It was my first Wyler and I was less than in love with it then, but it was veeeery early in my discovery of studio-era Hollywood, so I'm curious to revisit it now. And at this point I'm just buying all the Wyler in vain hope they'll take a hint and release The Little Foxes.

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#1094 Post by palntsc » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:20 pm

The Little Foxes has been out in Spain for a few months (titled "La Loba"), courtesy of Sony ES. As to why it is a Sony release instead of a Warner one, I haven't got a clue.

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#1095 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:10 pm

The Little Foxes was a Samuel Goldwyn production, so it was probably among the titles that Goldwyn Jr. sold off in the '90s and eventually became part of the MGM catalog. So it wouldn't be a Warner release (despite RKO being the original distributor), but I don't know why Sony released it in Spain. Do they distribute MGM titles there?

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#1096 Post by felipe » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:16 am

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:10 pm
The Little Foxes was a Samuel Goldwyn production, so it was probably among the titles that Goldwyn Jr. sold off in the '90s and eventually became part of the MGM catalog. So it wouldn't be a Warner release (despite RKO being the original distributor), but I don't know why Sony released it in Spain. Do they distribute MGM titles there?
Warner re-released it on dvd right about the time they acquired the rights to other Goldwyn productions, like Wuthering Heights and Guys and Dolls.

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Foxes-DVD ... 182&sr=8-2

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#1097 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:16 pm

I stand corrected. That said, it doesn't seem like Warner owns them outright (they're not listed on their site for U.S. theatrical bookings and Park Circus has them available for booking worldwide with the studio listed as "Samuel Goldwyn," unlike WB-owned titles that are listed under "Warner" and are only available for non-U.S. bookings). So there are probably territories where other distributors have the video rights.

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#1098 Post by felipe » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:56 pm

When Warner acquired the rights to the Samuel Goldwyn titles back in 2012, The Little Foxes was listed on the press release (https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8459). I don't know if they own the titles though.

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#1099 Post by EddieLarkin » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:38 am

The long OOP Tom & Jerry Golden Collection Vol. 1 is being re-released by WAC on March 17th. Could mean nothing, or it could mean Vol. 2 has finally been given the okay, especially since the "Vol 1" is being retained...

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#1100 Post by dwk » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:45 pm

Couple of Blu-rays announced today:
V: The Final Battle
Tin Cup
Action of the Tiger

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