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Re: Warner Brothers Archive Collection Blu-rays

#926 Post by captveg » Tue May 07, 2019 4:31 pm

I found links for some, but they are listed without their release dates as stated on wbshop.com

The Prisoner of Second Avenue - 5/14
Shaft's Big Score - 5/21
Shaft in Africa - 5/21

Couldn't find The Golden Arrow on Amazon, but wbshop.com has it listed for 5/28

wbshop.com also list the delayed A Patch of Blue as coming 5/28 as well.

wbshop.com also has a Shaft Triple Feature listing for 5/21 for the three 70s Shaft films, with MSRP at 50% of what the individual purchases would add up to.

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#927 Post by Gregory » Tue May 07, 2019 5:05 pm

Yes, there are product pages, but I meant that it's strange that it's not possible to preorder any of these via Amazon 1–2 weeks before street date. I also found the new WAC release of A Star Is Born (1954) buried under several older import Blu-rays of the film and it also is listed as "unavailable."

April titles like Summer Stock and Frankenstein 1970 are out of stock and showing as "usually ships within 1 to 3 months." The Glass Bottom Boat from March, "usually ships within 1 to 2 months."

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#928 Post by captveg » Tue May 07, 2019 5:49 pm

Amazon has been really bad lately at having stock of Sony and Universal MOD titles, too, so I think it's more likely they just aren't getting the stock from Allied Vaughn the same as they used to.

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#929 Post by Marwood » Wed May 08, 2019 8:20 am

Gregory wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:05 pm
I also found the new WAC release of A Star Is Born (1954) buried under several older import Blu-rays of the film
Does anyone know if this new WAC amaray-edition retains the second disk of DVD extras that is found on the digipack blu released in 2010?

Thanks

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#930 Post by captveg » Fri May 17, 2019 3:31 pm

June announcements are apparently happening today.

Jonny Quest: The Complete Original Series (1964-1965) - 26 Episodes on 3 Discs
None But the Brave (1965)
Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 2 (1946-1947) - 15 Shorts

Probably a couple more to come

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#931 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 17, 2019 3:34 pm

A Hanna-Barbera cartoon on Blu-ray feels like actual trolling from WA at this point

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#932 Post by captveg » Fri May 17, 2019 4:13 pm

Another:

Corvette Summer (1978)

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#933 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri May 17, 2019 4:17 pm

Release of the year

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#934 Post by senseabove » Fri May 17, 2019 5:02 pm

Gaslight!

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#935 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 17, 2019 5:05 pm

Oops, they announced a good movie by mistake. Will contain the British version in SD (was on the flip side of the original pressed disc)

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#936 Post by swo17 » Fri May 17, 2019 5:23 pm

And is available on BD from the BFI

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#937 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri May 17, 2019 5:24 pm

senseabove wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Gaslight!
Are you sure it's the film and that they're not verbing us

All kidding aside maybe this is sign we'll see more 40s and earlier B&Ws.

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#938 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri May 17, 2019 6:12 pm

Always classy...
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#939 Post by Rayon Vert » Fri May 17, 2019 8:06 pm

Glad I waited a bit to revisit this one for the 40s thread. I'm trying to do the same with other dvd-only-so-far releases that stand a decent chance of being released until November.

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#940 Post by senseabove » Sat May 18, 2019 2:15 pm

Here's hoping Gaslight's "NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTER FROM 4K SCAN!" looks better than what's on the CC right now.

Happy as I am for this to finally get a release, I'm still a little sad it isn't one that Criterion picked up. It would've been nice to get an extra about the titular term's rise in public discourse, and something about Cukor as dramatist, since the only Criterion Cukor so far is a comedy and this seems the drama of his that would be the most likely to get picked up.

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#941 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat May 18, 2019 2:48 pm

It was on TCM not long ago and it looked quite beautiful. I’m sure the blu will be outstanding

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#942 Post by senseabove » Sat May 18, 2019 3:11 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:48 pm
It was on TCM not long ago and it looked quite beautiful. I’m sure the blu will be outstanding
I wonder why that's not the one on the Channel, then... Or is it and I can just blame streaming compression?

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#943 Post by Noiradelic » Sat May 18, 2019 6:56 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:24 pm
All kidding aside maybe this is sign we'll see more 40s and earlier B&Ws.
They'll probably continue to mix it up. Gaslight's a pretty natural choice for them.

FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Always classy...
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You're referring to the cover? It's the same as the DVD.

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#944 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat May 18, 2019 7:38 pm

Really all their covers

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#945 Post by captveg » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:07 pm

Looks like The Thin Man (1934) is coming next month.

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#946 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:23 pm

captveg wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Looks like The Thin Man (1934) is coming next month.
So much for hoping for the entire series to be upgraded.

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#947 Post by captveg » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:52 pm

I imagine they'll do additional films if it sells well, kinda like the Popeye shorts situation.

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Warner Brothers Archive Collection Blu-rays

#948 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:34 pm

It’ll be curious to see how this looks. Isn’t this one of those titles where the source material is not the best. Warner may have spent a fortune on the restoration which might explain this getting a release only in the series.
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#949 Post by EddieLarkin » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:53 pm

captveg wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:52 pm
I imagine they'll do additional films if it sells well, kinda like the Popeye shorts situation.
Any idea how 42nd Street sold?

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#950 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:59 pm

As I recall, Warners initial the Thin Man DVD set was one of their biggest sellers and was partly responsible for Warners going so hard on the box set model for years afterwards. We are truly in different times if now we get a full set of those awful 70s celebrity Scooby Doo cartoons on retail Blu-Ray but this gets a single title Archive release

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