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Warner Gangsters Collection - 1/25/05

Old 01-25-05, 06:49 PM
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this is one of the collections that I did not order on-line....figured I could find it easily at the local BB. I was right...they had about 30 sets, but after finding it....forgot to check to see if they had the individual releases. classic features like this never sell out around here. now some garbage like White Chicks? a fight in the isle, I'm sure.
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Old 01-25-05, 08:53 PM
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got it and foaming at the mouth to start it...best release of the year so far.
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Old 01-25-05, 09:05 PM
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I saw the set at Future Shop and they had it cheaper than Amazon.ca even as a preorder. I cancelled my Amazon order and bought it at FS.

I can't wait for this weekend to start going through the set. Good thing there's no football this weekend.
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Old 01-25-05, 09:08 PM
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Just watched White Heat for the first time and loved it. Cagney is INCREDIBLE, and the dialogue is hillarious.
The 'night at the movies' thing is pretty cool, does an effective job of re-creating the 40s cinema feel. Image quality was excellent as well.
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Old 01-27-05, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by LorenzoL
I saw the set at Future Shop and they had it cheaper than Amazon.ca even as a preorder. I cancelled my Amazon order and bought it at FS.

I can't wait for this weekend to start going through the set. Good thing there's no football this weekend.
I couldn't wait until the weekend to go through the set so I watched "The Petrified Forest" last night. First time watching it and I loved it.
Excellent job by WB in the presentation and extras of the DVD. Hopefully the trailers of the other gangster movies presented on the set will be part of future box sets. I will go through the other ones on the weekend.

Could somebody help me out and give me a brief summary of all of the celebrities being made fun of in the Merrie Melodies cartoon "Coo-Coonut Grove". I recognize some of the celebrities like Clark Gable, Laurel and Hardy, Groucho Marx and one of his brother (I think is Harpo but I'm not 100% sure), Johnny Weismmuller as Tarzan but the rest I have no idea. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-27-05, 02:59 PM
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does anyone know what the deleted scene's were added to The Public Enemy? i hear the runtime is still 83 minutes even though the original press release stated that the movie would be restored to its original run time.
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Old 01-27-05, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by LorenzoL
...Could somebody help me out and give me a brief summary of all of the celebrities being made fun of in the Merrie Melodies cartoon "Coo-Coonut Grove". I recognize some of the celebrities like Clark Gable, Laurel and Hardy, Groucho Marx and one of his brother (I think is Harpo but I'm not 100% sure), Johnny Weismmuller as Tarzan but the rest I have no idea. Thanks in advance.
The ones you didn't know or weren't sure about:

Hugh Hubert (guy with big nose clapping hands)
W.C. Fields and Katharine Hepburn (pig and horse)
John Barrymore (guy walking with head turned, showing his "Great Profile")
Hapro Marx (chasing girl, honking horn)
Edna May Oliver (thin-faced woman, dancing alone)
Gary Cooper (lanky guy with long arms)
Wallace Beery (crying man, eating off knife)
Edward G. Robinson & George Raft (crying gangsters)

Sorry, I'm not sure who the torch singer was, maybe Ruth Etting.

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Old 01-27-05, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
does anyone know what the deleted scene's were added to The Public Enemy? i hear the runtime is still 83 minutes even though the original press release stated that the movie would be restored to its original run time.
My DVD player clocks it in at a little less than 84 minutes, so it looks like this is not the original release's cut (according to ALL MOVIE GUIDE, that version runs 92 minutes and includes scenes with an actor playing real-life gangster Bugs Moran.)
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Old 01-27-05, 05:57 PM
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Per IMDb, the full cut is 96 mins. Warner claims on the back of the box that their's is 2 mins longer. I presume, then, that the remaining 12 mins or so has been lost or is too damaged. Pity.
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Old 01-29-05, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by RevKarl
The ones you didn't know or weren't sure about:

Hugh Hubert (guy with big nose clapping hands)
W.C. Fields and Katharine Hepburn (pig and horse)
John Barrymore (guy walking with head turned, showing his "Great Profile")
Hapro Marx (chasing girl, honking horn)
Edna May Oliver (thin-faced woman, dancing alone)
Gary Cooper (lanky guy with long arms)
Wallace Beery (crying man, eating off knife)
Edward G. Robinson & George Raft (crying gangsters)

Sorry, I'm not sure who the torch singer was, maybe Ruth Etting.
The torch singer would be Helen Morgan.
Tarzan is Johnny Weismuller (of course)
The "girl" is Groucho.
The 5 girls are the Dionne Quints.
Ears is Clark Gable.
George Arlis and Mae West. (turtle and bird)
Ben Bernie is the bandleader.
Walter Winchel (windpipe)
Edward G Robinson with Bette Davis.
Marie Dressler.
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Old 01-29-05, 08:18 PM
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This has now become the best set in my collection. Everything clicks and the transfers, especially White Heat and the Roaring 20s, are amazing. This is a must for the classic cinephile!
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Old 01-30-05, 08:17 AM
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The packaging has the the original movie posters look to it.
Warner Bros. has done an excellent job.
Compare this set to the ROCKY set that came out last month and you know which is the class studio when it comes to dvds.
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Old 01-30-05, 09:53 AM
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My set from Amazon has an estimated delivery date of mid February, but it's been in Shipping Soon for a few days. I hope to get this soon as all these kudos for the set has put watching all movies at the top of my list, regardless of when I get it.

Great to hear that it's a well-done set all around.
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Old 01-30-05, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Sparrow
My set from Amazon has an estimated delivery date of mid February, but it's been in Shipping Soon for a few days. I hope to get this soon as all these kudos for the set has put watching all movies at the top of my list, regardless of when I get it.

Great to hear that it's a well-done set all around.
Don't worry. Mine went "shipping soon" on Thursday. I received it yesterday. I happen to be about 90 miles from the dsitribution facility. The estimated shipping dates usually turn out to be extremely conservative.
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Old 01-09-08, 10:35 PM
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Set is being re-released with new cover art and hopefully thinpacks (space savers) on 3/25/08:

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Old 01-23-09, 07:13 PM
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Re: Warner Gangsters Collection - 1/25/05

Anyone know for sure if the re-issue box set contains thinpacks or the original packaging for these?
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Old 01-23-09, 07:27 PM
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Re: Warner Gangsters Collection - 1/25/05

normal sized keep cases for the reissue, and with the same artwork and copyright. I have it myself
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Old 01-23-09, 07:51 PM
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Re: Warner Gangsters Collection - 1/25/05

Awesome. Thanks for the reply. Picked up The Petrified Forest at Big Lots for $2.50 the other day and after watching it I wanna see more of these.
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