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#1201 Post by Calvin » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:38 pm

Hopefully we see The Wind come from Criterion, alongside Sjostrom's The Scarlet Letter. It's such a natural fit for that I expected it to be one of the first fruits of any Warner deal, but here we are half a decade later...

Christopher Nolan put Greed in his Criterion Top 10 and one would think if there's anyone that could push Warner for a full restoration of the reconstruction it would be him

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#1202 Post by whaleallright » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:30 pm

Christopher Nolan
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GREED

A film by Erich Von Stroheim

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#1203 Post by RitrovataBlue » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:14 pm

I’ve just about given up hope of seeing The Wind and Greed on Blu. It’s a pity, as they’re among the most remarkable films of theirs or any era, but Warner has shown little interest in their silent catalog. I’d love to see He Who Gets Slapped get a nice release, too.

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#1204 Post by felipe » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:56 pm

And The Crowd.

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#1205 Post by Big Ben » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:05 pm

Y'all disappoint me by not mentioning the reality that Warner Brothers is still neglecting The Devils for some unholy reason.

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#1206 Post by Calvin » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:08 pm

felipe wrote:And The Crowd.
And the Lubitsches - So This Is Paris and The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg.

Come to think of it, did Warner somehow lose the rights to Lady Windermere's Fan or did they never have them in the first place?

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#1207 Post by J Wilson » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:28 am

Big Ben wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Y'all disappoint me by not mentioning the reality that Warner Brothers is still neglecting The Devils for some unholy reason.
I was curious about this and saw that there was, if the Amazon listing is to be trusted, a US release on VHS last issued in 1995, which I presume is the final American home video release of the film. If the story about someone at Warners hating the film so much they refuse to countenance its release under any circumstance is true, I wonder who's been there long enough to hold out for up to twenty years of DVD/blu-ray releases? And if it was/is streaming on Shudder in an uncut version, does this mean that either this person has left, or that Warners is finally loosening up its grip on the film?

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#1208 Post by beamish14 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:33 am

I really wonder what exactly is the legal holdup regarding Frankenheimer's The Fixer. They said it's kept it in limbo for
30 years, but it did air on Turner Classics around 2005, which is where bootlegs of it stem from.

I assume Nothing Lasts Forever is still off the table as well.

Was there any update on Last Summer?

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#1209 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:03 pm

J Wilson wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:28 am
Big Ben wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Y'all disappoint me by not mentioning the reality that Warner Brothers is still neglecting The Devils for some unholy reason.
I was curious about this and saw that there was, if the Amazon listing is to be trusted, a US release on VHS last issued in 1995, which I presume is the final American home video release of the film. If the story about someone at Warners hating the film so much they refuse to countenance its release under any circumstance is true, I wonder who's been there long enough to hold out for up to twenty years of DVD/blu-ray releases? And if it was/is streaming on Shudder in an uncut version, does this mean that either this person has left, or that Warners is finally loosening up its grip on the film?
I am under the impression that they are either embarrassed about it due to what happened when it premiered or that they are somehow afraid of what it contains. I say this because I've never really seen or been given a straight answer about it. I think it's worth pointing out that Warner Brothers is of course the same company that has no problem releasing Pink Flamingos, a film with a literal singing butthole and unsimulated sexual activity. Oh, and of course the part where Divine eats real dog poop.

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#1210 Post by swo17 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:19 am

4 for $44 sale is happening

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#1211 Post by Speakeasy » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:16 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:33 am
I really wonder what exactly is the legal holdup regarding Frankenheimer's The Fixer. They said it's kept it in limbo for
30 years, but it did air on Turner Classics around 2005, which is where bootlegs of it stem from.
Maybe something to do with Bernard Malamud's estate

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#1212 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:23 pm

It's worth checking for titles that don't pop up on the page- Guys and Dolls isn't listed but if you search for it, the deal applies

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#1213 Post by swo17 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:36 pm

Why oh why won't they ever include Kiss Me Kate?

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#1214 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:44 pm

I checked for that and Dial M for Murder since they've now both been out long enough to be included, but no dice. I suspect because of the 3D gimmick? Hopefully they don't hold out for much longer

Edit: checking Amazon, Kiss Me Kate is going for $50, for some reason..

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#1215 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:01 am

Why wouldn’t you just buy the 4 movie blu-Ray set with Kiss Me, Kate in it?

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#1216 Post by swo17 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:08 am

Cuz 3 of the 4 I'd rather group by director

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#1217 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:09 am

Oh my God, you were a Blu-Ray.com forum member all along

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#1218 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:49 am

Jesus I really need to check grouped sets more carefully before purchasing, literally just bought Calamity Jane and Singin’ in the Rain days ago- as well as the Universal Hitchcock collection after buying a bunch of the set individually last month

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#1219 Post by DeprongMori » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:06 am

Has anyone seen a review for the June 23, 2020 WA release of de Toth’s 1953 House of Wax? It contains the 1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum as a bonus feature, and I’m curious whether it’s the recent restoration.

While in any case it wouldn’t contain the two commentaries or the Fay Wray and resto docs, I’d be tempted to pick this up for $20 instead of the dedicated release of Mystery for $11 if it’s the new restoration as bonus.

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#1220 Post by Ribs » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:21 am

It’s the same as the old disc, so no, it’s just in SD.

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#1221 Post by captveg » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:24 pm

Amazon has leaked that Flying Leathernecks (1951) is being released by WAC 9/15

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#1222 Post by soundchaser » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:43 pm

Oddly enough, given that it’s not their usual day, Warner Archive just announced The Opposite Sex (1956) on Facebook.

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#1223 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:05 pm

soundchaser wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:43 pm
Oddly enough, given that it’s not their usual day, Warner Archive just announced The Opposite Sex (1956) on Facebook.
Jesus, of all the films, these two? Already shaping up to be the worst month in some time

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#1224 Post by knives » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:29 am

Still not as bad as that time they killed everyone's dog. I do miss Scruffy though.

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#1225 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:23 pm

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"There are a lot of mediocre films. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they, and a little chance? We can't have all Fords, Hitchcocks and Minnellis."

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