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The Warner Archive

Postby myrnaloyisdope » March 21st, 2009, 10:01 pm

http://www.wbshop.com/Warner-Archive/ARCHIVE,default,sc.html

150 titles with many more promised. Alas they are $20, and only are available in the US. But still this is a gleam of hope for the future.

I mean The Beast of The City on DVD is something I've been waiting for awhile now, plus there's some Cukors, Vidors, silents and even a couple Marion Davies films (The Red Mill & Cain and Mabel).

Hopefully some other retailers sell these.
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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby srowley75 » March 21st, 2009, 11:42 pm

It's an impressive list of films, overall. Among them are several Norma Shearer vehicles that I was beginning to write off as lost causes. And my heart almost stopped to see Marie Dressler's Emma (1932).

I continue to believe that even though it's played a couple times on cable and even on Warner on Demand, we will never see a widescreen DVD release of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960). TCM played it ages ago, when the channel was first launched, and AMC even listed it on their schedule when they were still a worthwhile station, but no station has aired it in widescreen for more than ten years.

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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby Professional Tourist » March 22nd, 2009, 12:06 am

Oh, oh! Mrs. Parkington is going to be released on DVD 3/22/09. Oh, that's today (Sunday)!

Amazon and BN don't have this listed, so I'm ordering it now from Warners -- thank you so, so much for posting this myrnaloyisdope!! :D :D

I can't believe it -- finally!!!

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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby charliechaplinfan » March 22nd, 2009, 7:31 am

Thanks for the link

There's so many I fancy, mainly with Gable partnered by Marion Davies, Joan Crawford and Myrna Loy. Also it's great to see the silents on the list, I think I saw most of Greta's silents and a few others. Yippee.
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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby moira finnie » March 22nd, 2009, 12:20 pm

Thanks to Filmlover's notice and explanation about Warner's decision, found here, and the following list from Calvinnme of the TCM Message Board, the following is a complete list of the films being offered via the WB Archive at present. The site where they list these is best navigated with Firefox, but is still rather unwieldy to navigate, so I thought that it might help to see the list as it currently stands. Many of these are only currently available on OOP vhs or dvd-rs from broadcast versions. Btw, at present, it appears that these movies can only be sent to U.S. addresses.

The Abdication
Abe Lincoln in Illinois
The Actress
Adventures of Huck Finn (1939)
Adventures of Mark Twain
Ah, Wilderness!
Al Capone
All Fall Down
Along the Great Divide
Angel Baby
The Baby Maker
The Bamboo Blonde
Barricade
Beast of the City
The Beggar's Opera
Betrayed
Bwohani Junction
The Big Circus
The Big House
Brainstorm (1965)
Cain and Mabel
Canyon River
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
Captain Sinbad
Carbine Williams
Cattletown
Chained
The Church Mouse
The Citadel
Close to My Heart
The Command
El Condor
Convicts Four
Countdown
Crescendo
Crime and Punishment
Crisis
The Crowded Sky
The D.I.
Dance, Fools, Dance
Darby's Rangers
The Defector
The Devil Is a Sissy
A Distant Trumpet
Doc Savage: Man of Bronze
Dream Lover
A Dream of Kings
Dream Wife
Drums of Africa
Dude Goes West
Dusty and Sweets McGee
Edison the Man
Emma
Enemy of the People
Exit Smiling
Forsaking All Others
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Goodbye My Fancy
The Grasshopper
H.M. Pulham, Esquire
Heart Beat
Homecoming
Honky Tonk
I Was A Communist for the FBI
I Was an American Spy
Ice Follies of 1939
Idiot's Delight
Interrupted Melody
The Invitation
John Loves Mary
Just the Way You Are
Kaleidoscope
Kidnapped
King of the Roaring 20's
The Kiss
Laughing Sinners
Lepke
A Lion in the Streets
Little Drummer Girl
Lost Boundaries
Love (1927)
Love on the Run
Made in Paris
The Magnificent Yankee
Malaya
Man from Galveston
Man from God's Country
Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
Mannequin (1937)
The Mating Game
Men in White
The Money Trap
The Moonlighters
Mr. Lucky(1943)
Mrs. Parkington
My Blood Runs Cold
The Oklahoman
On Borrowed Time
Once Upon a Honeymoon
One on One
One Trick Pony
Orphans
Outlaw Blues
Oxford Blues
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine
Payment on Demand
Possessed (1931)
Private Lives
Promises in the Dark
Purple Hearts
Quentin Durward (1955)
Rage
Rasputin and the Empress
The Red Lily
The Red Mill
Room for One More
Scaramouche (1923)
Scaramouche
The Sergeant
The Shining Hour
The Shopworn Angel
The Single Standard
Sins of Rachel Cade
The Smart Set
So This is Love
Somewhere I'll Find You
Souls for Sale
Spring Fever
Strange Interlude
Sunrise at Campobello
Sweet November (1968)
They Only Kill Their Masters
This Woman is Dangerous
Three Comrades
Three Sailors and a Girl
The Toast of New York
Too Hot to Handle (1938)
The Trail of '98
Voices
We Were Dancing
Westbound
When Ladies Meet
Wichita
Wild Orchids
Wisdom
Yes, Giorgio
Young Tom Edison
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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby myrnaloyisdope » March 22nd, 2009, 12:42 pm

It's also my understanding that the DVD's are in fact DVD-R's, ala the Lost RKO set put out by TCM.

Oh and When Ladies Meet is the 1941 version.
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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby feaito » March 22nd, 2009, 9:40 pm

Myrnaloyisdope,

Is it true? The lost RKO Collection is comprised of DVD-Rs? I thought it were regular DVDs. And all these goodies offered by Warners are DVD-Rs? I'm glad they are being sold and put on the market, but I won't pay 20 dollars for DVD-Rs.

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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby myrnaloyisdope » March 22nd, 2009, 10:04 pm

Here is a link, confirming that they are DVD-R's:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/3528171-post99.html

And yes the Lost RKO Collection is DVD-R's:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/543668-tcm-lost-rko-collection-1-1-09-a.html
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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby feaito » March 23rd, 2009, 8:13 am

Thanks for the confirmation Myrnaloyisdope.

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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby MissGoddess » March 23rd, 2009, 9:39 am

They are being pressed and shipped by a third-party distributor so these aren't
your typical commercially manufactured DVDs. I have ordered one to see what
it's like and if its worth getting more. I'll post my "review" when it arrives.

According to the articles and Warners' site, you can only order these for purchase
through their website and only for shipping to U.S. addresses, as Moira said. Maybe this will
open up if they do brisker than expected sales. The press release also indicated
they would be releasing as many as twenty additional titles each month to about
300 by the end of the year. So keep checking the site for updates. I'm hoping
for some Gary Cooper titles like THE HANGING TREE, finally, though I'd prefer
a first class commercial release, of course.

If this venture does well, perhaps Fox will follow suit with their archive of movies
they don't wish to splurge on commercial release.
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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby ChiO » March 23rd, 2009, 12:45 pm

WICHITA looks like the test disc for me. I have my fingers crossed for THE HANGING TREE, too.
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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby Ann Harding » March 24th, 2009, 5:08 am

According the HTF WebChat, Warner will make the Warner Archive DVDs available worldwide very soon. :)
The Crowd, The Big Parade and The Wind will make into DVD in the Photoplay Production edition. Yes!!! :D
Many more news:
Click HERE for more infos!

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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby rudyfan » March 24th, 2009, 10:52 am

Ann Harding wrote:According the HTF WebChat, Warner will make the Warner Archive DVDs available worldwide very soon. :)
The Crowd, The Big Parade and The Wind will make into DVD in the Photoplay Production edition. Yes!!! :D
Many more news:
Click HERE for more infos!



Awesome! This is very exciting, I am hoping for a legit release of the Photoplay Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (big surprise, I know)...
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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby MissGoddess » March 25th, 2009, 6:25 pm

Not many details, but here is Scott Eyman's "review" of what some of the DVDs are like:

http://tinyurl.com/cvfs5r
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Re: The Warner Archive

Postby myrnaloyisdope » March 25th, 2009, 7:05 pm

Here's a review of The Beast of the City, complete with screencaps and pictures of the packaging:

http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9497&p=230492&hilit=allied+vaughn#p230492
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