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Old 11-06-04, 03:07 PM
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Warner Bros. Double-Disc Special Editions

I thought I'd start a thread on Warner Bros. 2-disc Special Edition releases. While many studios release multi-disc sets Warner puts top notch work into their line. Here is a list of all the ones they have released. In order of release.

1. Citizen Kane
2. Doctor Zhivago
3. Singin' In The Rain
4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
5. Amadeus
6. Unforgiven
7. True Romance
8. The Color Purple
9. The Cardinal
10. The Mission
11. Giant
12. The Right Stuff
13. Once Upon A Time In America
14. Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
15. Casablanca
16. Adventures Of Robin Hood
17. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
18. Yankee Doodle Dandy
(16-18 Also available in Warner Legends Box Set)

19. A Christmas Story
(Target Exclusive came with Ralphie Bobble-head)

20. Space Jam
21. JFK
22. My Fair Lady
23. Meet Me In St. Louis
24. A Room With A View
25. Around The World In 80 Days
26. Enter The Dragon
27. Wyatt Earp
28. The Lost Boys
29. Goodfellas
(Also available in Scorsese Box Set)

30. Purple Rain
31. Strangers On A Train
(Also available in Hitchcock Signature Series Box Set)

32. THX-1138
33. The Shawshank Redemption
(Deluxe Edition was available with Book & Soundtrack)

34. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
35. Chariots Of Fire
36. Malcolm X
37. Heat
38. The Philadelphia Story
39. Bringing Up Baby
(38, 39 Also available in Classic Comedies Box Set)

40. Easter Parade
41. The Band Wagon
(40, 41 Also available in Classic Musicals Box Set)

42. The Big Red One - The Reconstruction
43. Rebel Without a Cause
44. East of Eden
(43, 44 Also available in James Dean Box Set)

45. Bullitt
(Also available in Steve McQueen Box Set)

Gone With The Wind is a 4-disc set and thus does not appear on this list.

Confirmed Upcoming Special Editions include:
New Jack City - Coming 8-23
Ben Hur 4-disc set - Coming 9-13
The Outsiders - Coming 9-20

Charlie Chaplin Titles Include:
The Gold Rush
The Great Dictator
Modern Times
Limelight
City Lights
The Kid
The Chaplin Revue
The Circus
King In New York/Woman Of Paris

Lon Chaney Collection
Buster Keaton Collection

Warner has also released a few of their new release titles as 2-disc Special Editions. Those titles include:

1. Harry Potter And The Sorceror's Stone
2. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
3. Matrix Reloaded
4. Terminator 3
5. Matrix Revolutions
6. The Last Samurai
7. Gothika (Re-released)
8. Mystic River (3-disc)
9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
10. Troy
11. The Phantom of the Opera
12. The Aviator

Upcoming 2-Disc New Releases include:
Million Dollar Baby - July 12th
A Very Long Engagement - July 12th


Strongly Rumored 2-disc Titles:

1. King Kong
2. Batman
3. A Streetcar Named Desire
4. 2001 A Space Odyssey
5. The Wild Bunch
6. Blade Runner
7. Rebel Without A Cause
8. Batman Returns
9. Bullitt
10. Forbidden Planet
11. East Of Eden
12. The Spirit Of St. Louis
13. Bringing Up Baby
14. The Searchers
15. Dog Day Afternoon
16. Beetlejuice
17. Body Heat
18. Bonnie & Clyde
19. The Jazz Singer
20. An American In Paris
21. New Jack City
22. The Wizard Of Oz
23. Ben-Hur

Feel free to add anything if I have missed any titles.

Updates in bold.

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Old 11-06-04, 03:20 PM
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I agree they are pretty good, I have 16 of them
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I love 'em, too, but I think there's already a thread dedicated to these releases.
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Why not include Gone with the Wind?

It really belongs with the rest of the 2-disc SE's. It just happens to require 2 extra discs due to the film length and amount of extras... Also, don't forget about The Lon Chaney Collection from last year and the upcoming The Buster Keaton Collection coming on Dec. 7. Both are 2-disc.

And there's their cartoon sets:

Looney Tunes: Golden Collection (4-disc)
Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 2 (4-disc)
Tom & Jerry: Vol. 1 (2-disc)

(Including the handful of 4-disc releases they've done, I have 15 2-disc releases, plus the two Looney Tunes 4-disc sets)
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Looks like you have Blade Runner listed twice on the rumored title list.
Old 11-06-04, 04:30 PM
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I doubt they'll do a Special Edition of Batman without doing one of Batman Returns.

Once they're interviewing Burton and Keaton why do it only for Batman?

It'll be a lot cheaper producing both Special Editions at the same time.
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You should also include the Chaplin 2-disc sets.

I have 16 Warner 2-disc sets. Plus the 2 4-disc Looney Tune Golden collections.
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Does the 2-disc (plus soundtrack) limited edition Mystic River count?.

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Any current rebates on the Special Editions?
Old 11-06-04, 09:56 PM
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wasn't the Blade Runner release supposed to be a 3 or 4-disc release? i remember Ridley Scott talking about how the release would have 3 different cuts.. but of course, then the whole thing got shelved.
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Originally posted by Grizzly
wasn't the Blade Runner release supposed to be a 3 or 4-disc release? i remember Ridley Scott talking about how the release would have 3 different cuts.. but of course, then the whole thing got shelved.
The latest word from thedigitalbits IIRC*, was the rights issue was so messy, the best they could hope for was a remaster of the current DVD, with a second disc of some extras. Even that is better than the current disc.






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I think Warner has actually confirmed that "An American in Paris" will be getting a 2-disc special edition release in 2006.
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I was actually sad to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in a keepcase instead of a digipack.

I really hope they will continue to release the Harry Potter films in digipacks...
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I wish Warner do a 2-disc SE of these of my favorite.

Excalilbur - The current bare-bone is not in corrected OAR.

Ladyhawke - Commentary with director Richard Donner and stars Matthew Broderick and Rutger Hauer would be nice.

The Road Warrior - Again with commentary by director George Miller and film star Mel Gibson.
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I have 22 of them. What about Driving Mrs Daisy?
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Driving Miss Daisy was just a single disc special edition.
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Originally posted by dom56
I wish Warner do a 2-disc SE of these of my favorite.

Excalilbur - The current bare-bone is not in corrected OAR.
I agree, it's one of my favorites it needs to get a better release.

So do these:
Solider
2001
Blade Runner
Full Metal Jacket
Green Mile
Majestic
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You forgot to mention the 2-disc sets that many forgot Warner did. The ones I mean are the two disc snapper sets. I don't know how many there were, but I own two of them:

JFK: The Oliver Stone Collection (Not the new version)
Any Given Sunday: The Oliver Stone Collection

These titles came in Snappers, with the second disc packed in a sleeve, which was enclosed in one of the folds of the snapper case.
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thanks for the list, i need to get true romance and maybe unforgiven
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Isn't Collateral Dreamworks? I bet in the near future the Oliver Stone ones will be in keep cases. I would bet on Alexander as well.
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Monsieur Verdoux is a single disc release. You forgot to add The Chaplin Revue
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i have about 30 of those on that list & i have yet to get My Fair Lady, Shawshank & Seven Brides...

someday i hope to get all the Chaplin ones as well
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I have the first 29 on the list. I'll get the rest when they become available for enrollment at Columbia House.

I also have Harry Potter And The Sorceror's Stone, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, Terminator 3, The Last Samurai, Mystic River (3-disc) and Any Given Sunday.

I had The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions but got rid of them due to the upcoming Matrix Trilogy Box Set.
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OP,

This is really a good idea to creat such a thread for Warner 2D SE's. I really appreciate your effort. I have seen other members made threads like "Fox Studio Classics", "Universal Franchise Collection". I wonder if you are willing to do the multi-disc SE lists for other studios?
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Wouldn't the Superman SE fall into this category too? It is a 2 disker.

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