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Cameron
04-13-05, 03:42 PM
from the bits

also on 8/2, the studio will release The Thin Man Collection (SRP $59.92), a 7-disc set which will include The Thin Man, After The Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of The Thin Man, Song of The Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home, and the Alias Nick & Nora bonus documentary disc.

dick_grayson
04-13-05, 03:43 PM
good stuff :up:

Geofferson
04-13-05, 03:44 PM
Excellent! :up:

Cameron
04-13-05, 03:44 PM
from dvd answers

Title: The Thin Man Collection
Starring: William Powell
Released: 2nd August 2005
SRP: $59.92

Further Details
Warner has officially announced The Thin Man Collection which includes The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man, Song of the Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home and the Alias Nick & Nora bonus documentary disc. This sparkling series featured the irresistible William Powell and Myrna Loy chemistry as husband and wife sleuths who solved murders with the aid of their wire-haired terrier, Asta. Set in the glamorous world of 1930s upper-class Manhattan, The Thin Man and its sequels established the standard for witty comedy, clever dialogue and urbane one upmanship. The seven-disc package will be available to own from the 2nd August this year, and should set you back around $59.92 or thereabouts. We'll bring you the official package artwork very shortly. Stay tuned.

Walter Neff
04-13-05, 04:54 PM
Great news! None of the sequels are as good as the first, but they're still fun...

jmj713
04-13-05, 05:07 PM
Other than the bonus disc, I wonder what extras will be on the feature discs. Or are they all movie-only?

bboisvert
04-13-05, 05:26 PM
Dear Warner,

If it will help streamline matters, I can just send you my credit card directly. Let me know.

Much love,
--bboisvert

darkside
04-13-05, 05:57 PM
My most beloved LD set can finally be replaced. Excellent news!

The Bus
04-13-05, 06:02 PM
Can someone give us some insight as to what/who the Thin Man is?

Cameron
04-13-05, 06:08 PM
sure...

A Thin Man Fan Page (http://www.bricaran.com/thinman/tmfilms.htm)

The Thin Man At IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025878/)
After The Thin Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027260/)
Another Thin Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031047/)
Shadow of the Thin Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034172/)
The Thin man Goes home (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037365/)
Song of the Thin Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039853/)

the old dvd
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00006FDCS.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Cameron
04-13-05, 06:09 PM
Can someone give us some insight as to what/who the Thin Man is?

you might try renting the old disc to see if it fits your taste...or browse the links above

The Ferret
04-13-05, 06:19 PM
I'll have to check into these, never seen any, plus Jimmy Stewart's in the second!

marty888
04-13-05, 06:54 PM
Why do I think that I will run out of money before Warners runs out of new box sets?

Paul Drake
04-13-05, 07:02 PM
In my opinion, most of the sequels are as good as, if not better, than the first film with "Goes Home" being the strongest and "Song of" being the weakest. The first 5 films all rate 3 stars (out of 4) or higher from me and the 6th gets 2.5.

The bonus features on this set sound incredible (episode from TV show, cartoons, shorts, radio shows, 2 documentaries).

I also recommend Dashiell Hammett's original "Thin Man" novel for fun reading. The dialogue is even spicier than the film.

With Tarzan coming out last year and this set coming out this year, I hope this is a trend whereby Warners is releasing collector sets of their "series" films on an annual basis.

D-Ball
04-14-05, 01:09 AM
Great news. These were among my most-wanted titles.

Patrick Mirza
04-14-05, 03:18 AM
http://www.davisdvd.com/images/covers_big/thinman.jpg

The Bus
04-14-05, 07:17 AM
An MSRP of $60 translates into sale prices of, hopefully, $50 or less. This looks worthwhile to pick up if not only for the sheer value.

Doesn't beat picking up two copies of The Claude Chabrol Collection (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00007G1XG.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg) for $45, but would be something good. :)

Cameron
04-14-05, 07:39 AM
lookks like keep cases instead of the tarzan style....i like it

darkside
04-14-05, 08:53 AM
Sam's Club has had great prices on these Warner sets. Hopefully they will have this one for $42 like many of the others.

Tapehead
04-14-05, 03:59 PM
This set for me will be a must have

John Hodson
04-14-05, 04:31 PM
Official announcement and more box art at DVD Times here (http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=56798)

Cameron
04-14-05, 07:33 PM
http://tinypic.com/4h7a7d

http://tinypic.com/4h7a85

littlefuzzy
04-14-05, 11:07 PM
:banana:

joliom
04-15-05, 10:50 AM
Warner's DVD department rocks. Universal should be hiring their entire team from out of Warner's pocket.

Cameron
04-17-05, 11:09 PM
updated details on extras from davis dvd

We have updated news for Warner Home Video's seven-disc The Thin Man Collection. Included on the "Alias Nick & Nora" bonus disc will be the documentaries "William Powell: A True Gentleman" and "Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To." Also included in the set are comedy, mystery and musical shorts, two "Thin Man" radio dramas and a 1957 episode from "The Thin Man" TV series starring Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk. Look for the collection on August 2nd - Myrna Loy's 100th birthday - with a retail of $59.92.

Cameron
04-28-05, 12:09 AM
41.94 up for preorder at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0009GX1C4/ref=ase_dvdtalk/102-1709176-6660950?v=glance&s=dvd#product-details)

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0009GX1C4.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Cameron
05-17-05, 01:01 AM
from the bits

August starts off in style on the 2nd with The Complete Thin Man Collection. The seven-disc set will include all six films in the series (The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home, and Song of the Thin Man) and a special bonus disc featuring two documentaries profiling Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Loy), the debonair detective team of the 1930s and 1940s screwball romantic comedies. Also included among the bonus features will be the pilot for the 1957 Thin Man TV series starring Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk, as well as film shorts, radio dramas and vintage cartoons.

whoster69
06-19-05, 03:59 PM
This is such GREAT news!!!! I've been waiting so long for this one! It's my favorite series!!!

YIPEE!!!!

jmj713
06-19-05, 07:39 PM
There's still no individual covers and detailed disc info?

lotsofdvds
06-21-05, 03:10 PM
Here's the official presser:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As Bubbly as the Finest Champagne...
The Complete Thin Man Collection

Complete Series of Screwball Romantic Comedy Mysteries, Starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as World’s Most Debonair Detective Team, Debuts August 2 from Warner Home Video

Plus Special Bonus Disc: Alias Nick & Nora Available Exclusively with the 7- Disc Set Featuring Two Insightful Documentaries, Unknown Powell and Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to

All Titles Digitally Remastered with DVD Extra Content Including Classic Shorts, Radio Dramas and an Episode from the Hit TV Series with Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk

BURBANK, Calif., April 11, 2005 – Have a wonderful crime with Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy), the world’s most popular, glamorous and sophisticated detectives, when Warner Home Video (WHV) introduces The Complete Thin Man Collection on August 2 – star Myrna Loy’s 100th birthday.

Since WHV released The Thin Man on DVD in late 2002, fans have been clamoring for the rest of the films in this series that delighted movie audiences over the course of thirteen years. Featured in the collection, in addition to the original Thin Man, are the DVD debuts of the other five classic films: After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home and Song of the Thin Man. Available exclusively with the box will be a seventh bonus disc entitled Alias Nick & Nora, including two insightful documentaries, William Powell: A True Gentleman and Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to. The DVDs are further enhanced with classic comedy, mystery and musical shorts, two radio dramas and a 1957 episode from the hit TV series based on the original characters with Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk taking on the roles of Nick and Nora Charles. The collection will be available in a seven-disc set for $59.92 SRP. The Thin Man will also be available individually for $19.97 SRP.

The sparkling series featured the irresistible Powell/Loy chemistry as husband and wife sleuths who solved murders with the aid of their wire-haired terrier, Asta. Set in the glamorous world of 1930s upper-class Manhattan, The Thin Man and its sequels established the standard for witty comedy, clever dialogue and urbane one upmanship. The first movie was adapted from Dashiell Hammett’s 1934 detective novel of the same name, allegedly modeled on the author’s relationship with longtime love, playwright Lillian Hellman. Shot on a very low budget in 14 days, the film went on to become a huge box-office smash, and earned four Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Leonard Maltin describes The Thin Man as “the sophisticated comedy-mystery par excellence,” a benchmark motion picture that still continues to be imitated today.

The Thin Man also became a popular radio show, followed by the Lawford-Kirk television version in the ‘50s. Among the “imitators” over the years are television husband/wife sleuthing couples in McMillan and Wife (Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James), Hart to Hart (Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers) and Woody Allen's part-homage film Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) which starred director Allen and Diane Keaton as the Liptons who were modeled after Nick and Nora Charles.

The Thin Man (1934)
The character of ‘the thin man’ actually makes an appearance only in this initial installment. Young Dorothy Wynant (Maureen O’Sullivan) enlists the help of amateur sleuth Nick Charles when her inventor father (called ‘the thin man’ when his lean physique is exaggerated as an elongated shadow in one scene) appears to be a major suspect in a murder case. Nick’s blue-blood wife Nora wants him on the case so that she can experience some of the excitement herself. However, working-class Nick is reluctant to get involved until he sees that police Lt. Guild is coming to the wrong conclusions.

DVD special features include:
· The Thin Man Trailer Gallery
· Languages: English and Francais
· Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol and Portuguese

After the Thin Man (1936)
Having had their Christmas holidays in New York interrupted by a murder mystery, the couple is looking forward to a quiet New Year’s Eve at home. Unfortunately, they arrive home to find a house full of uninvited guests, there to welcome the couple back home. And there’s another mystery brewing: Nora’s cousin’s philandering husband has gone missing, and scandal threatens her stuffy, socialite family. Nick could care less. He has no use for his holier-than-thou in-laws. Nora is concerned - and more than a little thrilled at the prospect of another adventure.

DVD special features include:
· Robert Benchley Comedy Short How to Be a Detective
· Lux Radio Theater Show and Radio Promo with Powell and Loy
· Theatrical Trailer
· Subtitles: English, Francais and Espanol

Another Thin Man (1939)
This film introduces the Charles’ baby, Nick, Jr. Adapted from Dashiell Hammett’s “The Farewell Murder,” the mystery begins when the Charles family arrives for a weekend with a Long Island industrialist who fears someone wants to kill him; and, sure enough, his fears come true. Nick is among the suspects, Asta scrams with what may be the murder weapon and Nora sneaks off to a nightclub to ferret out a clue. The series’ usual trademark delightful elements are plentiful and William Powell and Myrna Loy shine in roles they were born to play.

DVD special features include:
· Musical Short Love on Tap
· Theatrical Trailer
· Subtitles: English, Francais and Espanol

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
Nick and Nora are at their wise-cracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race-track. Planning a day at the races, they arrive in time to investigate the murder of a jockey that leads to the killing of a shady newspaper reporter. Like all the “Thin Man” films, Shadow of the Thin Man offers a superior supporting cast including Barry Nelson, Sam Levene, a very young Donna Reed and a remarkable performance by noted stage actress and acting coach Stella Adler, seldom seen on screen.

DVD special features include:
· Vintage Short The Tell-Tale Heart
· Theatrical Trailer
· Subtitles: English, Francais and Espanol

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Nick and Nora return to Nick’s home to spend time with his family. Dad isn’t proud of his son because Nick didn’t become a doctor like him. Nora thinks Nick solving a case will earn Dad’s respect so she says Nick’s there to solve a case. Will one appear? Will Nick solve it? There’s an extra dose of humor in this movie which includes supporting performances from Lucile Watson and Harry Davenport as the parents, Gloria DeHaven as a drama queen, Leon Ames as a mysterious art collector and Anne Revere as the town’s crazy woman.

DVD special features include:
· Robert Benchley Comedy Short Why Daddy?
· Theatrical Trailer
· Subtitles: English, Francais and Espanol

The Song of the Thin Man (1947)
Murder and all that jazz! In the sixth and final film, Nick and Nora sleuth a jazz-world slaying after boarding a gambling ship where a band leader has been murdered. Nick is drinking again after being forced to abstain from alcohol during his last case and the couple are accompanied by Nick, Jr. (played by then 11-year-old Dean Stockwell). Keenan Wynn, Jayne Meadows and Gloria Grahame are featured.

DVD special features include:
· Passing Parade Short A Really Important Person
· Theatrical Trailer
· Subtitles: English, Francais and Espanol

Alias Nick & Nora: The Thin Man Collection Bonus Disc DVD
Alias Nick & Nora features two insightful documentaries, William Powell: A True Gentleman and Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to. True Gentleman reveals the personal charm and humor that made Powell such an attractive romantic lead, handling beautiful women, bullets and bon mots with equal aplomb. In Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to critic/filmmaker Richard Schickel creates and Kathleen Turner narrates a glowing salute to the dazzling, chime-voiced Loy, tracing via clips and commentary her passage from screen exotic to delightful sleuth/socialite and reigning queen of Hollywood, with a special a nod to her admirable work on behalf of UNESCO.

DVD special features include:
· The Thin Man TV episode I Loathe You, Darling starring Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk
· The Thin Man Lux Radio Theater Show starring Powell and Loy

The Complete Thin Man Collection
$59.92 SRP
Street date: August 2

The Thin Man (available as single title as well as in the collection)
$19.97 SRP

All films are standard version and presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of their original exhibitions.

master69
06-21-05, 04:27 PM
For those of you who belong to Columbia House' CH.com (formerly DV2.com) this set is up for pre-order for $35.95 and there are no shipping charges! They have some great prices on other Warner sets as well (Gangsters, Noir sets 1 and 2 etc.) Definately worth a look.

Cameron
06-24-05, 09:59 PM
thanks for the monster press release...can't wait for these

Cameron
07-19-05, 02:31 PM
anyone found full scans of the other covers?

Cameron
07-28-05, 12:39 AM
looky Looky at who has the top spot on amazon this week (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/new-for-you/top-sellers/-/dvd/all/ref=pd_dp_ts_d_1/103-5559856-3072667)

beating out preorders of sin city, simpsons season 6, muppet show, and the high and the mighty

Cameron
07-31-05, 01:33 PM
so who is doing the review for this one?

darkside
07-31-05, 02:58 PM
Sold my Complete Thin Man Laserdisc set on ebay this weekend for $40. This is a set I've looked forward to on DVD for some time. I'm not sure if I want to order it from Amazon or check the Sam's club prices. They have had some pretty good prices on Warner box sets.

johnglad
07-31-05, 03:01 PM
I imagine Sams and Costco will have sweet prices on this set. That is where I am going for mine. FYI, Probably only 8+ boxsets PER CLUB STORE, I would guess.

Cameron
08-02-05, 11:22 PM
HTF has a review up with screenshots. (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=238994)

Also a link to Savant's review of the original thin man dvd (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=4779)

D-Ball
08-03-05, 01:23 AM
These are the two most complete reviews that I've seen:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews16/thin_man_collection.htm
http://www.dvdtown.com/review/completethinmancollectionthe7-/15888/3027/

Hammer99
08-03-05, 01:55 PM
FWIW, I got BestBuy B&M to price match BestBuy.com, paid $44.99 instead of $59.99.
The set looks great!

darkside
08-03-05, 06:41 PM
Got this today for $37.23 at Sam's Club. Can't wait to watch all of these films yet again, but this time on DVD. I'll probably start with the bonus disc since I haven't seen those documentaries on TCM before.

ToddSm66
08-03-05, 06:44 PM
Careful on this one...I stopped by Best Buy today to pick up my copy of the box set. Was standing in line waiting to check out when I noticed that there were two copies of "Another Thin Man" in the box - "After The Thin Man" was missing. Went back and the other copy they had on the shelf was fine.

Might have just been a freak packing accident on that one copy - but you might want to double check anyway before leaving the store.

J.P.V.
08-06-05, 07:23 AM
anyone found full scans of the other covers?

No, but I'd like to add these titles/covers into DVDAF's database.

Cameron
08-12-05, 11:51 PM
thanks to MarcoBiscotti at the HTF for informing on this tidbit about the extras

I just want to point out that one of the extras in this set is presented in truncated edited form...

The bonus 1941 MGM cartoon, "The Goose Goes South", which runs only 6:14 long in this box set is a heavily edited version from the original 7:44 run time.

Here's an example from one of the missing sequences:

http://ca.geocities.com/kitty_face@rogers.com/Alligator.jpg

I'm hoping that this was simply an oversight since this short has been circulated as such for years and WB just sourced a wrong print without doing their homework, but I hope that they take more care in future and that this was not done intentionally. In fact, it would be nice to get confirmation that this was simply an oversight, (even though it's not the end of the world as it was simply included as an unrestored bonus), just so that we can feel more secure that this will not become a common practice as we have seen in WB's animation department as of late. I also hope that this cartoon in all its original glory, turns up on a proper collection of MGM cartoons in the near future.

darkside
08-13-05, 09:08 AM
Warner may have not even known, but if there is some question on the content of the cartoon they should just pick a different cartoon as the bonus. I still find it funny that I watched all these so called "racist" cartoons uncut through most of the 70's and 80's including seeing Song of the South in a theater and now every studio is trying to edit these things and hide them away like they never exhisted.

Cameron
08-13-05, 11:16 PM
i am going to assume this was a screw up with the masters (like the tom & jerry Incident) Warner has been somewhat bold in bringing these older cartoons out. I hope they never skip over a cartoon because they are worried about backlash. I just wish they would keep a curator (like maltin is for disney) to oversee the cartoons...but even maltin wasn't perfect as one of the mickey cartoons snuck in an edit.