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Re: Warner Brothers Archive Collection Blu-rays

#751 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:31 pm

Looker now also coming soon

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#752 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:27 pm

And the Cyclops and Queen of Outer Space... :roll:

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#753 Post by Gregory » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:50 pm

There's no monthly guessing thread for this label, and there shouldn't be, but the next slate will be:

Trog
Hot to Trot
On Deadly Ground
Disorderlies

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#754 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:53 pm

You forgot the much desired Blu-ray upgrades of Tea and Sympathy and the Long, Long Trailer

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#755 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:01 pm

You forgot Gymkata.

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#756 Post by soundchaser » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:11 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:53 pm
You forgot the much desired Blu-ray upgrades of Tea and Sympathy and the Long, Long Trailer
Surely the tagline to sell the latter is “Everything Right is Wrong...Again!”

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#757 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:13 pm

I regret to inform you I also had that song stuck in my head the moment I wrote that. It is probably the only good thing to come from that movie existing

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#758 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:00 pm

Papillon is getting the Meet Me In St Louis treatment of appearing without the digibook packaging in the Archives

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#759 Post by HJackson » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:01 pm

I'd buy Tea and Sympathy in a heartbeat...

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#760 Post by Lowry_Sam » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:43 pm

I thought Criterion might pick up Tea and Sympathy.

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#761 Post by Gregory » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:06 am

Even though it's far from one of Minnelli's best films, there's potential for some interesting supplementary materials about the film—from play adaptation to all the events involving MGM, the Catholic Legion of Decency, and the MPAA, through to Minnelli eventually proclaiming in the late '70s that he'd made "the first homosexual picture."
I hope Criterion goes for at least one Minnelli but can't imagine it'd be this one.

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#762 Post by Sidneykidd » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:00 am

You couldn't be more right, Gregory. "Tea and Sympathy" has a fascinating production history. While Criterion is sublime in every other way, it is unfortunate that Vincente Minnelli isn't represented at all in their catalog. Musicals in general seem to have been almost completely overlooked.

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#763 Post by ianthemovie » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:46 pm

Tea and Sympathy is extraordinary. In addition to being a gorgeous CinemaScope '50s melodrama (and sporting a great Deborah Kerr performance) it's such a compelling film about queer shame and self-loathing. The wish-fulfillment fantasy of being able to "grow out" of homosexuality and suddenly wake up straight is both repugnant and, on some level, familiar to every LGBTQ person.

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#764 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:47 pm

This joke may have backfired but there is no way I'd consider this anything but one of Minnelli's worst films

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#765 Post by Lowry_Sam » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:28 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:47 pm
This joke may have backfired but there is no way I'd consider this anything but one of Minnelli's worst films
Most likely no one knew you were trying to make a joke, as Tea and Sympathy is a seminal work in any History of Queer/LGBTs in Film class & hence actually is a much desired upgrade title. (I believe it gets name-dropped more than any other film in Vito Russo's The Celluloid Closet) It's the only film I know of from that era that tackles the issue of masculinity & bullying head on (more popular films like Rebel Without A Cause & The Wild One are much more evasive about the issue & only do so from the vantage point of the cool masculine teen, not from the vantage point of the teen who eschews the gender norms like in Tea & Sympathy). It is a stage to screen adaption, but is not as stagey as others (like Hitchcock's Rope). Everyone I've watched it with ends up liking it quite a bit, so your opinion about it being one of his worst is not very widely shared.

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#766 Post by Marwood » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:03 pm

Just thought I’d add a couple of short sentences about my experience regarding the perception of Tea and Sympathy to back up Lowrys argument here.

Like Lowry states it has an integral part in queer film history that is undeniable. All though I would argue it also has quite a few faults, pretty much all my cineaste friends who are gay and 50+ regard this as an immensely important film. It seems to me that it’s one of those touch stone films for that generation in a way that say My Own Private Idaho was to me and Maurice was for gays a couple of years older.

When I read domino’s joke, I did get he was kidding, but I also absolutely disagreed with his opinion. It’s nice to se others on this forum stepping up to talk on the films behalf.

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#767 Post by R0lf » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:14 am

(Just imagine how much hotter MAURICE could have been if they'd changed out James Wilby for James Spader.)

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Warner Brothers Archive Collection Blu-rays

#768 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:40 pm

Just saw Stage Door on TCM. It looked very, very good. It has clearly been scanned and cleaned up. It will be interesting to see if WAC puts this out but their released 1930s films are few and far between. This could actually come from Criterion. This seems like a classic film that would be in their wheel-house. *Just noticed that WAC did release it on DVD.* Hopefully a bluray will come at some point.
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#769 Post by AfterTheRain » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:11 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Just saw Stage Door on TCM. It looked very, very good. It has clearly been scanned and cleaned up. It will be interesting to see if WAC puts this out but their released 1930s films are few and far between. This could actually come from Criterion. This seems like a classic film that would be in their wheel house.
They don't put it in a wheelhouse; they put it on disc and in your Blu-ray player. :wink:

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