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 Posted:   Jun 14, 2021 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I've never heard of the two forties noir films, they're very short, I wouldn't Be In Your Shoes is only 70 minutes & Step By Step is only 62! They must be supporting B films. Not for the first time, an odd choice by Warner, who could have least doubled them up on one disc. So far it's just Objective, Burma! I think it's one of Errol Flynn's best performances.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

According to Amazon, the Archive’s August slate currently consists of:

Shadow of the Thin Man
In the Good Old Summertime
One Crazy Summer

I’m sure more will turn up later. I really wish the Archive would go back to issuing press releases so we don’t have to scour Amazon for potential Archive releases.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2021 - 3:56 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

According to Amazon, the Archive’s August slate currently consists of:

Shadow of the Thin Man
In the Good Old Summertime
One Crazy Summer

I’m sure more will turn up later. I really wish the Archive would go back to issuing press releases so we don’t have to scour Amazon for potential Archive releases.


Yeah, there's been some false alarms in the past few days. I have my (longish) list of films that I'd love to buy, & if any of them turn up, hooray!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2021 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

According to Amazon, the Archive’s August slate currently consists of:

Shadow of the Thin Man
In the Good Old Summertime
One Crazy Summer

I’m sure more will turn up later. I really wish the Archive would go back to issuing press releases so we don’t have to scour Amazon for potential Archive releases.


Yeah, there's been some false alarms in the past few days. I have my (longish) list of films that I'd love to buy, & if any of them turn up, hooray!


Yes, I noticed. And it looks like one of the false alarm titles (High Sierra) will actually be coming from Criterion in October:

https://www.criterion.com/films/29019-high-sierra

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2021 - 12:51 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Yes, I noticed. And it looks like one of the false alarm titles (High Sierra) will actually be coming from Criterion in October:

https://www.criterion.com/films/29019-high-sierra
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And High Sierra has a fantastic extra with the film Colorado Territory (1949), a terrific western & an informal remake of High Sierra, same director for both films, Raoul Walsh. I'm hoping Warner Archive give us two more films by him, The Roaring Twenties (1939) & They Died With Their Boots On (1931).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2021 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

One more title for August:

Prince of the City

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2021 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Double post

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2021 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

An Amazon page has gone up for Santa Fe Trail (1940) scheduled for September 14th. I’m sure more will come later. This is particularly big news as I believe this marks the first Public Domain film the Archive has released on Blu-ray. Hopefully, more will come.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2021 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

An Amazon page has gone up for Santa Fe Trail (1940) scheduled for September 14th. I’m sure more will come later. This is particularly big news as I believe this marks the first Public Domain film the Archive has released on Blu-ray. Hopefully, more will come.


Interesting that they would do a Blu-ray when they never did a DVD. How many other PD films does Warners have elements for? I can think of three:

  • This is the Army
  • Life With Father
  • The Big Trees

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     Posted:   Aug 11, 2021 - 2:05 PM   
     By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

    An Amazon page has gone up for Santa Fe Trail (1940) scheduled for September 14th. I’m sure more will come later. This is particularly big news as I believe this marks the first Public Domain film the Archive has released on Blu-ray. Hopefully, more will come.


    Interesting that they would do a Blu-ray when they never did a DVD. How many other PD films does Warners have elements for? I can think of three:

  • This is the Army
  • Life With Father
  • The Big Trees

    I’m pretty sure Royal Wedding and Till the Clouds Roll By are some other Public Domain films they have elements for. If they do anymore PD films, I think Life With Father will be next as that’s been making the rounds on HBOMAX in a restored transfer.

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     Posted:   Aug 11, 2021 - 2:11 PM   
     By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

    I’m pretty sure Royal Wedding and Till the Clouds Roll By are some other Public Domain films they have elements for. If they do anymore PD films, I think Life With Father will be next as that’s been making the rounds on HBOMAX in a restored transfer.


    I had forgotten about those two musicals. They (along with "This Is the Army") at least received DVD releases from Warners. But Warners hedged their bets by only releasing them in combination with other, still-in-copyright titles.

    What's to stop the PD labels from just stealing the SANTA FE TRAIL Blu-ray release and putting it out on their own labels? For that matter, why hasn't that happened to the Paramount/Criterion DVD release of ONE-EYED JACKS?

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 9:06 AM   
     By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

    Per Home Theatre Forum, the other September titles are:

    A Night at the Opera
    The Window
    The Naked Spur
    Straight Time

    I wonder if Warner was able to find the missing footage for Night at the Opera.

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 9:12 AM   
     By:   arthur grant   (Member)

    I’m pretty sure Royal Wedding and Till the Clouds Roll By are some other Public Domain films they have elements for. If they do anymore PD films, I think Life With Father will be next as that’s been making the rounds on HBOMAX in a restored transfer.


    I had forgotten about those two musicals. They (along with "This Is the Army") at least received DVD releases from Warners. But Warners hedged their bets by only releasing them in combination with other, still-in-copyright titles.

    What's to stop the PD labels from just stealing the SANTA FE TRAIL Blu-ray release and putting it out on their own labels? For that matter, why hasn't that happened to the Paramount/Criterion DVD release of ONE-EYED JACKS?



    To address your last inquiry, Universal had to excise the Paramount logo before and after the restored transfer and replace them with their own precisely for that reason.

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 9:34 AM   
     By:   Rameau   (Member)

    The Naked Spur for me, & maybe A Night At The Opera (I have the Marx Brothers MGM films on DVD, & don't know when I'll be watching them again).

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 31, 2021 - 4:59 PM   
     By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

    Per Michael Reuben:

    "There's some good news for fans of the Warner Archive Collection.

    George Feltenstein has returned to Warner as a full-time employee, where he has once again assumed control of WAC, including its Blu-ray releases. We can expect those releases to continue for the foreseeable future.

    Anticipating the likely (and reasonable) question about the reliability of this information, I will add that it comes directly from Mr. Feltenstein, with whom I spoke this afternoon."


    Post 58:

    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/earth-to-whoever-is-still-with-warner-archives.372974/page-3

     
     Posted:   Sep 1, 2021 - 5:24 AM   
     By:   LeHah   (Member)

    The Naked Spur! Hot damn, sign me up

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 2, 2021 - 2:52 PM   
     By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

    Amazon pages have gone up for the following films to be released in October:

    Bedlam/The Ghost Ship double feature
    Night Shift
    Tex Avery Volume 3

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 1:19 AM   
     By:   Rameau   (Member)

    As usual, nothing for me. I did buy the first Tex Avery release, & then I realized I don't watch cartoons anymore. I suppose Bedlam/The Ghost Ship is for the Halloween market.

    Just in case that Warner read this thread, a short list of the sort of thing I'd like:

    The Mask Of Fu Manchu (1932)
    Gold Diggers Of 1933 (1933)
    The Roaring Twenties (1939)
    3 Godfathers (1948)
    The Big Sky (1952)
    Ivanhoe (1952)
    Scaramouche (1952)
    Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) It doesn't have to be 3D
    Teahouse Of The August Moon (1956)
    Land Of The Pharaohs (1956)
    Helen Of Troy (1956)
    She (1965) Hammer
    The Last Of Sheila (1973)
    Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (1973) I can't believe there's no Blu-ray for this one yet.

    & about 100 other titles.

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 14, 2021 - 10:10 AM   
     By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

    An additional October title has turned up on Amazon:

    Mad Love

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 15, 2021 - 7:45 AM   
     By:   Rameau   (Member)

    An additional October title has turned up on Amazon:

    Mad Love


    The second film released from the Warner DVD set: Hollywood Legends Of Horror Collection (which contained: Doctor X / The Return of Doctor X / Mad Love / The Devil Doll / Mark of the Vampire / The Mask of Fu Manchu). I've had that set for years, but have to admit I haven't watched Mad Love yet. My favorite is The Mask Of Fu Manchu, I hope that gets a Blu-ray release.

     
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