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Warner Brothers Essential Classics 04.24.07 -Repackages of Classic Films on the cheap

Old 02-09-07, 07:50 PM
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Warner Brothers Essential Classics 04.24.07 -Repackages of Classic Films on the cheap

Some Bundles with a low price to watch out for. Not sure what versions will end up in these, but great for people who don't have them. 30.98 list price for 3 films

http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Clas...?ie=UTF8&s=dvd



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Old 02-09-07, 08:03 PM
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They will be the same transfers as the current special editions out, sans extras.
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Old 02-09-07, 08:05 PM
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source?

I have a feeling some of these like singing in the rain, casablanca, ben hur, gone with the wind will be the old 1 discers from way back. I do have hopes that titles like the goonies and gigi might end up in keep cases finally.


edit...found this at amazon (though I still wonder if these are some old 1 discers)

Disc 1: THE MALTESE FALCON
Commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax
Warner Night at the Movies 1941 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, Technicolor musical short The Gay Parisian, 2 classic cartoons (Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt and Meet John Doughboy), plus trailers of The Maltese Falcon and 1941's Sergeant York
Disc 2: CITIZEN KANE
Commentary by Roger Ebert
Commentary by director/Welles biographer Peter Bogdanovich
Premiere newsreel
Gallery of storyboards, rare photos, alternate ad campaigns, studio correspondence, call sheets and other memorabilia
Theatrical trailer
Production notes, filmmaker postscripts and awards data
Discs 3 & 4: BEN HUR
Commentary by historian T. Gene Hatcher, with Charlton Heston
Music-only track

Disc 1: THE MUSIC MAN
Documentary "Right Here in River City: The Making of Meredith Willson's The Music Man"
Introduction by Shirley Jones
Production notes
Theatrical trailers
Disc 2: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
Introduction by Liza Minnelli
Commentary by Judy Garland biographer John Fricke, with Margaret O'Brien, composer Hugh Martin, screenwriter Irving Brecher and Barbara Freed-Saltzman, daughter of producer Arthur Freed
Vincente Minnelli trailer gallery
Disc 3: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Commentary by director Stanley Donen
Donen musicals trailer gallery

Disc 1: THE WIZARD OF OZ
Commentary by historian John Fricke, including actual interviews of the film's cast and crew
The Wonderful WOrld of Oz Storybook
Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz
We Haven't Really Met Properly...: supporting cast profile gallery
Music-and-effects-only track
Disc 2: THE GOONIES
Commentary with hidden video treasures by director Richard Donner and selected cast members
The Making of The Goonies
Additional scenes
Cyndi Lauper The Goonies R Good Enough music video
Theatrical trailer
Disc 3: WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Pure Imagination: The Story of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Mouth-watering commentary with the Wonka Kids
4 sing-along songs
Vintage featurette
Theatrical trailer

Disc 1: MY FAIR LADY
Commentary by art director Gene Allen, singer Marni Nixon and restorers Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz
Disc 2: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Commentary by Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse, Kathleen Freeman, co-director Stanley Donen, screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and historian Rudy Behlmer
Theatrical trailer
Disc 3: GIGI
Theatrical trailer

Discs 1 & 2: GONE WITH THE WIND
Commentary by Historian Rudy Behlmer
Disc 3: CASABLANCA
Commentary by Film Critic Roger Ebert
Commentary by Historian Rudy Behlmer
Introduction by Lauren Bacall
Theatrical trailers
Disc 4: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
Commentary by Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger and Sandra Lean
Introduction by Omar Sharif
Music-only audio track

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Old 02-10-07, 11:55 AM
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Meh. I already own them all.
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Old 02-10-07, 01:32 PM
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Meh. I already own them all.
I don't own them all, but I own at least one title in each of the sets.

The good news (for me) is that each set includes at least one multi disk set where the bonus disk has been excluded.

And I have to have the bonus disk(s)!
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Old 02-12-07, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by theWitcher
I don't own them all, but I own at least one title in each of the sets.
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And I have to have the bonus disk(s)!
same here, but I have met people who only want the films, and for them, this is a great deal. Some true classics for cheap.
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Somebody at Warner must be a Sesame Street fan, because "One of these doesn't belong here, one of these things is not like the others"...

Go down that list and it's: "Classic", "Classic", "Classic", and then suddenly... Goonies?

It's a decent little film, enjoyed it when it came out, but I think you can count on one hand anyone who ever called it a classic.
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Old 02-15-07, 06:33 PM
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i disagree. Goonies has become at the least a cult classic. Midnight screenings still sell out, and plenty of t-shirts being sold at the mall. check out page 22 at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ques...0407/index.php for comments from George Feltenstein on these releases...specifically The Goonies...

Feltenstein said the suprise inclusion of The Goonies (written by Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus) underscored the title's longevity in family entertainment.

"The Goonies is a sales pheneomon," he said. "The level of popularity of that film hasn't really ebbed the way a lot of other films from that era have. And the kids who went to see it [In 1985] are now parents of younger children
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Yes, but neither being a "cult classic" nor selling a lot of copies makes it a classic. "Plan 9 From Outer Space," after all, is a cult classic, with midnight screenings and all, but that doesn't mean it's a classic. And Danielle Steel books sell tons of copies, but that hardly makes them literary masterpieces.

I don't have much opinion on whether "The Goonies" is a classic (nor on whether "Willy Wonka" is), mostly because I think such distinctions are sort of silly and are best handled by people like Howard Bloom who want to waste their time on such discussions, I'm just arguing with your reasoning...
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Old 03-30-07, 10:31 PM
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cheap as can be using the coupons from the warner sale in the bargins thread

http://whv.warnerbros.com/WHVPORTAL/...Name=Essential
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