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TCM Tribute to Robert Osborne DVD?

Robert Osborne Tribute DVD

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#1 1939

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:11 PM

I second that last sentiment. I get the film festivals. There's nothing like the communal experience and the big screen. I can't afford the  TCM festival since I live on the east coast, but I try to make Capitolfest every year, and it is a blast if you hanker the older films that are off the beaten path. There are six private screenings on DVD - Robert Osborne, Liza Minelli, Mickey Rooney, Mitchum & Russell, Jane Powell, and Esther Williams. Unfortunately Robert's and Liza's are on the out of print "Conversations" DVD. If you want to know which DVDs the others are on type "private screenings" into the TITLE SEARCH of filmaf.com and the titles of the private screenings and the DVDs that they are on as extra features should pop up.

 

Thanks for the link to filmaf.com.  I was unfamiliar with the site. 

 

I would love to attend the TCM Film Festival, but like you, I can't afford it.  Living in the backwoods as I do, there isn't anything of the kind available to me.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:05 PM

I, too, hope TCM reissues "Conversations with Robert Osborne" as well as putting "Private Screenings" and other interviews he's done on DVD.  I'm kicking myself for not buying "Conversations" when it was first released.  So many DVDs, so little money. sigh

 

I would also love for "The Essentials", with or without the accompanying films, to be offered on DVD, too.  If this isn't possible, I hope TCM reairs "The Essentials" on Saturday nights.  I was late to the party and was only able to see the last few years.

 

Streaming would be better than nothing if DVD releases of all of the above are out of the question, although, not with their current app because my cable provider does not participate. 

 

I wish TCM would concentrate on films and Mr. Osborne's legacy rather than auctions and wine.

 

I second that last sentiment. I get the film festivals. There's nothing like the communal experience and the big screen. I can't afford the  TCM festival since I live on the east coast, but I try to make Capitolfest every year, and it is a blast if you hanker the older films that are off the beaten path. There are six private screenings on DVD - Robert Osborne, Liza Minelli, Mickey Rooney, Mitchum & Russell, Jane Powell, and Esther Williams. Unfortunately Robert's and Liza's are on the out of print "Conversations" DVD. If you want to know which DVDs the others are on type "private screenings" into the TITLE SEARCH of filmaf.com and the titles of the private screenings and the DVDs that they are on as extra features should pop up.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:56 AM

I, too, hope TCM reissues "Conversations with Robert Osborne" as well as putting "Private Screenings" and other interviews he's done on DVD.  I'm kicking myself for not buying "Conversations" when it was first released.  So many DVDs, so little money. sigh

 

I would also love for "The Essentials", with or without the accompanying films, to be offered on DVD, too.  If this isn't possible, I hope TCM reairs "The Essentials" on Saturday nights.  I was late to the party and was only able to see the last few years.

 

Streaming would be better than nothing if DVD releases of all of the above are out of the question, although, not with their current app because my cable provider does not participate. 

 

I wish TCM would concentrate on films and Mr. Osborne's legacy rather than auctions and wine.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:38 AM

TCM put out a "Conversations with Robert Osborne" DVD in 2015. It's price today, for a new copy from a scalper....ahem...third party seller? 164 dollars and change! The DVD originally sold for about 20 bucks Pretty soon these ghouls - that is what they are - will be asking thousands for a RO bobble head.

 

The original conversations disc only had the Robert Osborne tribute at the film festival, Robert's own private screening, Liza Minelli's private screening, and three of the film festival interviews that aired during the tribute.

 

TCM should put out a DVD set of just the private screenings and maybe the first intro he ever did on TCM for Gone With the Wind.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:37 PM

Will the 48-hour TCM Tribute to Robert Osborne being aired on TCM March 18-19 be released on DVD for purchase? Definitely would want to purchase as soon as it becomes available! Can someone from TCM respond? Thank you!

 

Making available the actual films shown during the Tribute would be illegal since TCM doesn't own the rights to sell such content.

 

I can see TCM selling just the RO interviews.   That would make for a nice DVD.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:06 PM

Will the 48-hour TCM Tribute to Robert Osborne being aired on TCM March 18-19 be released on DVD for purchase? Definitely would want to purchase as soon as it becomes available! Can someone from TCM respond? Thank you!




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