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Postby Precious Doll » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:32 pm

Lastest Warners archive releases.

Airborne (1993)
Angus (1995)
City Beneath the Sea (1971)
Comrade X
Crossroads (1942)
Dogville Collection (2 discs)
Earth II (1971)
Everybody Sing (1938)
Experiment Perilous
Flying High (1931)
Genesis II (1978)
George White's Scandals (1934)
Heavenly Body (1944)
Ice Palace (1960)
I Take This Woman (1940)
Killer McCoy (1947)
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Penn & Teller Get Killed
Planet Earth (1974)
Rosalie (1937)
The Sea Gull (1968)
Term of Trial
The Bribe (1949)
The Search (1948)
The Subject Was Roses
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:56 pm

rain Bard wrote:Well, The Patsy is a tremendously wonderful film.

Yes, but I was comparing the 60s comedies on pre-order not all the films, several of which are silents.

The only silent I purchased so far is The Divine Lady which has the same organ score it had when shown on TCM recently.

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Postby rain Bard » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:45 pm

Well, The Patsy is a tremendously wonderful film. Hilarious comedy from Marie Dressler and Marion Davies, the latter of whom puts her Lillian Gish and Theda Bara impressions on display. Part of director King Vidor's late-1920s run of excellence.

If anyone has watched the silent films released through the archive, how's the music?




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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:41 pm

Damien wrote:Kisses For My President was nominated for Best Black-and-White Costume Design of 1964, so Oscar completists place your orders.

Yes, but it doesn't disguise the fact that it was a lousy movie. The best of these 60s comedies is Never Too Late, which may have gotten more awards consideration if it had starred Spencer Tracy and Rosalind Russell as was rumored to be the likely casting before the film went into production.

The problem was that Tracy was ill and Russell was tired of the heat she was getting for taking on other actresses' stage roles - Gertrude Berg's in A Majority of One, Ethel Merman's in Gypsy, Jessica Tandy's in Five Finger Exercise - so she demurred and the original stars Paul Ford and Maureen O'Sullivan got to reprise their stage roles.

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Postby Damien » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:27 pm

Precious Doll wrote:More new titles coming soon:

Gunfight at Comanche Creek
How Sweet It Is!
Kisses for My President
Patsy, The (1928)
Plunderers, The (1960)

Kisses For My President was nominated for Best Black-and-White Costume Design of 1964, so Oscar completists place your orders.
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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:04 am

A Majority of One and Never Too Late are back up for pre-order and the 1958 western Quantrill's Raiders has been added for pre-order as well.

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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:19 am

Precious Doll wrote:More new titles coming soon:

Gunfight at Comanche Creek
How Sweet It Is!
Kisses for My President
Patsy, The (1928)
Plunderers, The (1960)

Those five films as well as Mary, Mary and Desert Nights have now been listed for pre-order on their website. The previously announced, then withdrawn, A Majority of One, Any Wednesday, Never Too Late and The Fox are still missing.

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Postby Precious Doll » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:02 am

More new titles coming soon:

Gunfight at Comanche Creek
How Sweet It Is!
Kisses for My President
Patsy, The (1928)
Plunderers, The (1960)
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:17 am

Warner Archive is offering any five of twelve of its new releases for $49.95. Included are All the Marbles, Carny, Dealing, From Hell It Came, Mike's Murder, Razorback, Reckless (1984) and Urgh!

Also posted on their site are 12 pre-orders including several 60s comedies from Broadway plays: Any Wednesday (Jane Fonda, Jason Robards), A Majority of One (Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness), Mary, Mary (Debbie Reynolds, Barry Nelson) and Never Too Late (Paul Ford, Maureen O'Sullivan) as well as the long promised The Fox (Sandy Dennis, Anne Heywood, Keir Dullea).

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Postby Precious Doll » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:45 am

The Amazon 'exclusives' will be available through Warners website shortly:

Colorado Territory
Crime School
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Male Animal, The
Strawberry Blonde, The
Unsuspected, The
Verdict, The

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Bad Ronald (1974)
Lionheart (1987)
Reckless (1984)
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Postby rain Bard » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:39 pm

Urgh! a Music War is something of a holy grail for many post-punk / new wave music fans. In addition to the musicians Magilla lists in his post, there are terrific performances by Gary Numan, the Cramps, X, OMD, and Oingo Boingo.



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Postby Precious Doll » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:52 am

Great to see Carny finally released though I don't care for any of the other titles (though I haven't seen Urgh or Don't be Afraid of the Dark).
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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:32 am

The emphasis is on the off-beat in the new new pre-orders:

All the Marbles (1981) Robert Aldrich directs Peter Falk as the manager of an all-girl mud wrestling team.

Boulevard Nights (1979) Tony Bill produced L.A. street gang movie with an unknown cast.

Carney (1980) Robbie Robertson produced and co-stars with Gary Busey and Jodie Foster in film based on his pre-Band job as a carnival worker.

Dealing or: The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Log Blues (1972) Pro-pot movie featuring John Lithgow in his film debut as the dealer. Co-stars Barbara Hershey and Charles Durning a a narc.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) Scary TV movie with Kim Darby, Jim Hutton, William Demarest and an old dark house. Benicio Del Toro co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming big screen remake with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce.

Mike's Murder (1984) James Bridges' directed modern film noir with excellent performances by Debra Winger, Paul Winfield and an otherwise mostly unknown cast.

The Terminal Man (1974) From Michael Crichton's science fiction novel with George Segal, Joan Hackett and Jill Clayburgh.

Urgh! A Music War (1981) Two dozen bands performing live including The Police, The Go-Gos, Joan Jett, Devo and The Surf Punks.




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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:48 pm

Warner Archive has a 48 hour sale on their first 150 releases - 10 for $99.95 going on now.

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:34 am

Deep Valley and The Unfaithful are both now available.


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