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#1176 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:48 pm

Another one that's under the tcm banner on HBO Max currently.

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#1177 Post by ianthemovie » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:00 am

Fingers crossed that Adam's Rib is coming, if they're putting out a bunch of the Hepburn/Tracy films.

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#1178 Post by JakeStewart » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:09 pm

ianthemovie wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:00 am
Fingers crossed that Adam's Rib is coming, if they're putting out a bunch of the Hepburn/Tracy films.
I wonder if the strings being visible in the courtroom scene will hold things up a bit. Pun intended I guess.

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#1179 Post by captveg » Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:14 pm

Some more reissues in August:

8/11 - Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)

8/25 - The Big Parade (1925), That's Entertainment! The Complete Collection (1974-1994)

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#1180 Post by felipe » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:50 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:09 pm
All 3 of those are currently on HBO Max. I wonder if that will be a good predictor going forward.
I don't know much about the market, but I would assume part of the sales for these niche titles would be due to their hard-to-find aspect, specially in superior quality. Won't making these titles available on a streaming platform hurt their sales?

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#1181 Post by Ribs » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:22 pm

These are the pre-1960 movies being added to HBO Max in July:

The Green Pastures
The Bishop's Wife (OOP, it looks like, though)
A Guy Named Joe
The Horn Blows at Midnight
Mildred Pierce
Now, Voyager
Pride and Prejudice

Angels in the Outfield

I italicized what's been released/announced, It will be interesting to see if this is actually predictive of what gets released going forward.

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#1182 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:43 pm

Five of those (including all four new titles) feature celestial encounters with humans, is there a theme going on next month?

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#1183 Post by dwk » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:48 pm

WAC is packaging some of their older horror releases (Body Snatchers, Innocent Blood, Wolfen, and The Hunger) together
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#1184 Post by Monterey Jack » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:34 pm

dwk wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:48 pm
WAC is packaging some of their older horror releases (Body Snatchers, Innocent Blood, Wolfen, and The Hunger) together
I can understand the convenience and lower pricing in bundling movies like this together (provided you like all four), but releases like this would drive my collector's OCD up the wall.

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#1185 Post by dwk » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:44 pm

It used to bother me more, but now I just think of the shelf space saved by bundles like that.

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#1186 Post by Monterey Jack » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:09 am

dwk wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:44 pm
It used to bother me more, but now I just think of the shelf space saved by bundles like that.
I've gotten movies in themed triple packs (three Tim Burton movies, both Gremlins movies paired with The Goonies, for whatever reason), but inevitably I've gone back to the individual releases just to have movies by a certain director slotted into their section of my collection, in correct chronological release. That Burton one had Beetlejuice, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride, but since the former was released in 1988, and the latter two in 2005, it drove me up the wall considering all of the Burton movies released in-between.

It's a sickness.

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#1187 Post by captveg » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:49 pm

Latest WAC podcast revealed that a legal issue is holding up any new video release of Angels with Dirty Faces (1938).

In good news, they still have plans to release The Crowd (1928), but they won't say more at this time.

Also in the pipeline for 2020/2021:

The Harvey Girls (1946)
The Pirate (1948)
In The Good Old Summertime (1949)

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#1188 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:11 pm

I haven't seen In The Good Old Summertime yet, but thrilled for those first two musicals!

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#1189 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:14 pm

It wouldn’t be my priority, but the others are good news.

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#1190 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:45 pm

Captveg wrote:Latest WAC podcast revealed that a legal issue is holding up any new video release of Angels with Dirty Faces (1938).
Hhhmm. What could that be?

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#1191 Post by Ribs » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:49 pm

One would assume In the Good Old Summertime would come at the same time as The Shop Around the Corner, right? Or is there any reason to think Criterion might have gotten that one?

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#1192 Post by dustybooks » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:51 pm

Thrilled to hear that something, anything, is happening with The Crowd, one of my all-time favorites, not to mention The Pirate, which I discovered via this forum.

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#1193 Post by okcmaxk » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:03 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Captveg wrote:Latest WAC podcast revealed that a legal issue is holding up any new video release of Angels with Dirty Faces (1938).
Hhhmm. What could that be?
My guess is something involving Roland Brown’s estate.

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#1194 Post by swo17 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:20 am

Haven't they "still had plans to release The Crowd" for like 10+ years, or am I just thinking of every other WB silent classic?

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#1195 Post by knives » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:50 am

Yes.

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#1196 Post by ianthemovie » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:39 am

Maybe there's hope that we'll eventually see Greed, too. Do they still have the rights to that?

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#1197 Post by captveg » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:49 pm

ianthemovie wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:39 am
Maybe there's hope that we'll eventually see Greed, too. Do they still have the rights to that?
They do. They mentioned in the 6/16 podcast at 44:35 that Greed was still being worked out. Specifically, the reconstruction from 1999 was done in standard definition. Feltenstein states he believes "there will be something new to talk about in regard to this motion picture in the future. It's not that we're neglecting it. We just want to approach it in the best way possible."

I find it interesting that The Wind (1928) never gets asked about on these podcasts, which is the other big WB owned MGM silent that has yet to even get a DVD release in the US.

This was also the same podcast where they revealed they have plans for a full restoration of Guns for San Sebastian (1968), but they haven't started yet and it's unlikely to be out this year. Another mention in this podcast is that there are no current plans to release Seven Sinners (1925). They've scanned a surviving nitrate print for preservation, but it does not have credits on it, and if they ever release it they would need to commission a new music score. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) is something they want to do in the future, but not on their current schedule. The Fixer (1968) has clearance issues that have been a problem for ~30 years.
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#1198 Post by felipe » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:34 pm

It's a shame they haven't released The Wind yet. It looks fine on the Criterion Channel, just put it on DVD.

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#1199 Post by whaleallright » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:46 pm

The Pirate is straight up one of the greatest films of all time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y-c3muTMo8

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#1200 Post by Noiradelic » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:42 pm

captveg wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Latest WAC podcast revealed that a legal issue is holding up any new video release of Angels with Dirty Faces (1938).
Maybe that explains why it wasn't in the Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Classics set. Was very surprised they included The Petrified Forest but not it.

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