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Re: Warner Brothers Archive Collection Blu-rays

#876 Post by domino harvey » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:38 pm

It is incredible to me that no matter what I retitle these threads, people keep coming in here to post about DVDs

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#877 Post by cdnchris » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:16 pm

I'll balance it out for you by posting Blu-ray announcements in that thread. Problem solved.

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#878 Post by Noiradelic » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:00 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:38 pm
It is incredible to me that no matter what I retitle these threads, people keep coming in here to post about DVDs.
DVD WB's downgrading from pressed disc no less.

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#879 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:12 pm

That's why the Popeye disc is so nice -- a lovely (pressed, I think) Blu-Ray.

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#880 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:41 pm

Michael, I’m torn about getting that set. As someone who grew up watching Popeye after school it is very tempting.

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#881 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:50 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Michael, I’m torn about getting that set. As someone who grew up watching Popeye after school it is very tempting.
Technical quality-wise -- unrecognizable from what I watched long ago on (b&w) TV... I bought it, in part, to"reward" Warner for actually doing something right...

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#882 Post by knives » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:30 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Michael, I’m torn about getting that set. As someone who grew up watching Popeye after school it is very tempting.
Literally the only reason not to get it is money.

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#883 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:37 pm

knives -- there is that... ;-)

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#884 Post by swo17 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:38 pm

Even if you hate Popeye but like other classic cartoons you should still buy it because they've said that if this doesn't sell well they're done with all of them

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#885 Post by Ribs » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:43 pm

The Jazz Singer also coming in March

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#886 Post by domino harvey » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:44 pm

I believe every DVD copy has rot issues, so that’s good, but we should get the upgrade for free

EDIT wait, this already came out on Blu-ray six years ago?

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#887 Post by Fiery Angel » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:53 pm

Al Jolson or Neil Diamond?

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#888 Post by Feego » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:05 pm

This is another one that's getting the Meet Me in St. Louis treatment, going from digibook to standard case in the Archive (albeit this time with the same cover art).

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#889 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:09 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:04 pm
Where are you seeing a Blu-ray release of this?
My sincerest of apologies - especially since I'd love to see Straight No Chaser on blu! - I'm so used to seeing Archive discussion in only this thread. Thank you chris for the head's up on the right thread to post.

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#890 Post by senseabove » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:27 pm

I just noticed that the "Man From Atlantis" BD announcement says it's from a "NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTER," which seems like it makes the "archivist's orders" hypothesis about WAC's release schedule a little less feasible, since those TV movies had a DVD release in 2011 (and I assume that was the first, not a rerelease)... I guess someone thought timing a release at the same time as the Aquaman disc might generate nostalgia for it?

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#891 Post by captveg » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:36 pm

senseabove wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:27 pm
I guess someone thought timing a release at the same time as the Aquaman disc might generate nostalgia for it?
It's absolutely a thematic tie-in to the Aquaman home video release.

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#892 Post by domino harvey » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:37 pm

I hope someone remakes a good film soon so we can get the original let out of the vaults, then

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#893 Post by Minkin » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:03 am

I'm still mad that WB didn't do a Blu of the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman series when they had their best chance for a tie-in.

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#894 Post by captveg » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:53 pm

For what it's worth, in the latest Warner Archive podcast Feltenstein mentions they are working on blu-ray releases of at least one oft requested title each from the 30s and 40s, and a three-strip Technicolor MGM musical. The podcast before that he notes they are well aware of the demand for the top silent MGM films (Greed, The Crowd, The Wind, etc.) and that they definitely want to see them released, too.

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#895 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:49 am

Let the guessing begin. 1930- Angels with Dirty Faces, 1940- Gaslight
Musical- one of these two... The Harvey Girls or The Ziefield Follies

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#896 Post by felipe » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:09 pm

captveg wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:53 pm
The podcast before that he notes they are well aware of the demand for the top silent MGM films (Greed, The Crowd, The Wind, etc.) and that they definitely want to see them released, too.
They "want" to see them released sounds like "your guess is as good as mine."

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#897 Post by Jonathan S » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:21 pm

felipe wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:09 pm
captveg wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:53 pm
The podcast before that he notes they are well aware of the demand for the top silent MGM films (Greed, The Crowd, The Wind, etc.) and that they definitely want to see them released, too.
They "want" to see them released sounds like "your guess is as good as mine."
Especially since Warner indicated that to Kevin Brownlow at least a decade ago!

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Re: Warner Brothers Archive Collection Blu-rays

#898 Post by Big Ben » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:35 pm

I know that Christopher Nolan wants Greed released because he mentions it would be in his top ten here...if Criterion ever puts it out.

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#899 Post by dustybooks » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:00 pm

At least Greed can be purchased digitally. I had to buy a VHS copy of The Wind a couple of years ago in order to revisit it. Warner has been talking about "restoring" these titles since what, 2004? I remember asking about them at one of those old HTF chats.

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#900 Post by Gregory » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:37 pm

From the 2006 Warner chat with Feltenstein and two other Warner reps (and this was not the first such occurrence):
Q: Warner continues to sit on a unrivaled cache of silent masterpieces which are begging for release. Examples would include von Stroheim's GREED (which made a respectable showing--9th--in DVD Decision 2004 [online poll/promotion] and is currently the top vote-getter in TCM's poll of "most requested films not on DVD"), Victor Seastrom's THE WIND and THE SCARLET LETTER, King Vidor's THE BIG PARADE (restored in 2004), THE CROWD, and SHOW PEOPLE

Warner: Every one of the films you mentioned will be released either at the end of this year or during 2007. We recognize their importance and are certainly doing more with our silent films than any other major studio. We have 6600 films in our library and only so many release slots per year, so bear with us.
Bear with us as we wait until hell freezes over before doing anything more with these films, leading you on with false promises and lip service about the "importance" of silent films while our Blu releases generally suggest that cinema didn't really get going until the 1950s. Now go buy our Blu-ray of relatively unfamiliar Popeye shorts because if we're not impressed enough with sales on that one title (through WBShop only—other retailers don't count), then we're done releasing classic animation forever!

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