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#1 speedracer5

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 12:59 AM

In regards to TCM DVDs, I have 22 of 'em. 21 of 'em are collections. So far I have:
 
The Garbo Silents Collection (TCM Archives)
Garbo (TCM Archives)
Errol Flynn Adventures (TCM Spotlight)
UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection (TCM Vault)
 
...and a good chunk of the Greatest Classic Films sets. The ones I have include:
 
Broadway Musicals
Classic Moms
Family
Hammer Horror
Holiday
Lassie
Marx Brothers
Murder Mysteries
Prohibition Era (Greatest Gangster Films)
Romantic Dramas
Sci-Fi Adventures
Shakespeare
War
War Collection: Battlefield Asia
WWII: Battlefield Europe
Wartime Musicals
Westerns
Western Adventures
 
Yeah, I love collecting these. The Shakespeare one, for some reason, happens to be a rarity. Why that is, I dunno.


I have quite a few of the TCM releases too. I also own the Errol Flynn collection you mentioned. I also have the first two volumes of "Forbidden Hollywood." I also have the TCM Vault of William Powell & Myrna Loy as well as a Claudette Colbert set.

With the 4-movie TCM Greatest Film collections, it's funny, I don't think I have any of the ones you mentioned, except for Wartime musicals and the Prohibition Gangster films. Most of the sets I have are the actor ones.

With these 4-disc sets, I only buy them if I am interested in at least two of the films and I don't own a majority of the collection already. I love Errol Flynn & Lucille Ball, but I don't own their collections because I already have the films. I think I only ended up with a couple doubles when buying the TCM collections. I have 2 copies of "Swing Time." I also have 2 copies of "Baby Face."

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 03:27 PM

In regards to TCM DVDs, I have 22 of 'em. 21 of 'em are collections. So far I have:

 

The Garbo Silents Collection (TCM Archives)

Garbo (TCM Archives)

Errol Flynn Adventures (TCM Spotlight)

UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection (TCM Vault)

 

...and a good chunk of the Greatest Classic Films sets. The ones I have include:

 

Broadway Musicals

Classic Moms

Family

Hammer Horror

Holiday

Lassie

Marx Brothers

Murder Mysteries

Prohibition Era (Greatest Gangster Films)

Romantic Dramas

Sci-Fi Adventures

Shakespeare

War

War Collection: Battlefield Asia

WWII: Battlefield Europe

Wartime Musicals

Westerns

Western Adventures

 

Yeah, I love collecting these. The Shakespeare one, for some reason, happens to be a rarity. Why that is, I dunno.


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Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:14 PM

I recently bought a TCM DVD release via the WB Archives.

 

It was "Captain Lightfoot" with Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush.

 

It was directed by Douglas Sirk, who had a great appreciation of Rock Hudson.

 

It was a very entertaining epic adventure.

 

Hudson and Rush worked well together as a romantic pair.,

 

According to Sirk, most of the film was shot in a very fine drizzle, which a special lens was able to hide on the screen.

 

Hudson was a natural as a romantic hero in this kind of historical adventure.


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 05:29 PM

GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS/LEGENDS

 

 December DVD only Releases:

 

*THATS ENTERTAINMENT  (4 films set)  1, 2, 3 and THATS DANCING

 

ELEANOR POWELL (4 films set) BORN TO DANCE, BROADWAY MELODY 1936, 1938, 1940

I've always thought the Broadway Melody films (including the first one from 1929) should be offered together as a boxed set. 


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 12:03 PM

GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS/LEGENDS

 

 December DVD only Releases:

 

*THATS ENTERTAINMENT  (4 films set)  1, 2, 3 and THATS DANCING

 

ELEANOR POWELL (4 films set) BORN TO DANCE, BROADWAY MELODY 1936, 1938, 1940


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:31 PM

FYI on the Ladd set - I had preordered it and received the below email today.

 

 

Greetings,

 

Thank you for choosing the TCM Store.  We just received notification that there was a production issue with the “Alan Ladd: The 1940s Collection DVD”.  

 

Unfortunately, there was one title removed, “And Now Tomorrow“, due to quality issues, however your order should still ship on or around December 1st.

 

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

 

Sincerely,

Barbara

TCM Store Customer Service

 

 

It's no longer listed in the description on the TCM Store site.

I have to wonder about the condition of many of the Paramount prints available. As I stated earlier in this thread, the quality of the print of Lucky Jordan broadcast on TCM a few years ago was very mediocre, soft and rather washed out. Now there's enough of a quality issue with And Now Tomorrow that it's not even going to make it into the Ladd Collection, at all.



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Posted 21 November 2015 - 02:48 PM

No.

I think the list price should have come down since there are only 3 films instead of 4. Guess they chose not to do this.


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 08:47 PM

Did they do a price adjustment?

 

No.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:28 PM

FYI on the Ladd set - I had preordered it and received the below email today.

 

 

Greetings,

 

Thank you for choosing the TCM Store.  We just received notification that there was a production issue with the “Alan Ladd: The 1940s Collection DVD”.  

 

Unfortunately, there was one title removed, “And Now Tomorrow“, due to quality issues, however your order should still ship on or around December 1st.

 

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

 

Sincerely,

Barbara

TCM Store Customer Service

 

 

It's no longer listed in the description on the TCM Store site.

Did they do a price adjustment?

 

FYI on the Ladd set - I had preordered it and received the below email today.

 

 

Greetings,

 

Thank you for choosing the TCM Store.  We just received notification that there was a production issue with the “Alan Ladd: The 1940s Collection DVD”.  

 

Unfortunately, there was one title removed, “And Now Tomorrow“, due to quality issues, however your order should still ship on or around December 1st.

 

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

 

Sincerely,

Barbara

TCM Store Customer Service

 

 

It's no longer listed in the description on the TCM Store site.

Did they do a price adjustment?



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:33 PM

FYI on the Ladd set - I had preordered it and received the below email today.

 

 

Greetings,

 

Thank you for choosing the TCM Store.  We just received notification that there was a production issue with the “Alan Ladd: The 1940s Collection DVD”.  

 

Unfortunately, there was one title removed, “And Now Tomorrow“, due to quality issues, however your order should still ship on or around December 1st.

 

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

 

Sincerely,

Barbara

TCM Store Customer Service

 

 

It's no longer listed in the description on the TCM Store site.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:51 PM

Good to see that some of Ladd's Paramounts will become available. I hope that the print of Lucky Jordan is better than the one shown by TCM a few years ago (it looked like a 16mm print).

For some reason THE GREAT GATSBY is among the missing.  I wonder if this film has some legal issues.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 06:40 PM

After a long gap TCM vault has a new release scheduled for December

 

ALAN LADD: THE 1940s COLLECTION

 

LUCKY JORDAN (1942) with Helen Walker

AND NOW TOMORROW (1944) with Loretta Young

TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST (1946) with William Bendix

OSS (1946) with Geraldine Fitzgerald

Good to see that some of Ladd's Paramounts will become available. I hope that the print of Lucky Jordan is better than the one shown by TCM a few years ago (it looked like a 16mm print).


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 12:31 PM

After a long gap TCM vault has a new release scheduled for December

 

ALAN LADD: THE 1940s COLLECTION

 

LUCKY JORDAN (1942) with Helen Walker

AND NOW TOMORROW (1944) with Loretta Young

TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST (1946) with William Bendix

OSS (1946) with Geraldine Fitzgerald



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:09 PM

The Vault Collection is releasing Only Angels Have Wings on Blu-Ray.


RELEASE DATE: 11/24

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 08:27 AM

More from the VAULT:(BLU RAY RELEASE)

11/3 REMEMBER THE NIGHT, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray

 

 

 

Some more details about the Blu-ray release of "Remember the Night":

 

It will be digitally remastered and fully restored from the original 35mm film elements

 

The film is initially being released as a TCM exclusive, but is expected to be available on Amazon in the coming months. Special features include:


  • Introduction by Robert Osborne
  • Publicity Stills
  • Scene Stills
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photos
  • Movie Posters
  • Trivia
  • Original trailer
  • Production Overview
  • Biography of writer Preston Sturges
  • Biography of director Mitchell Leisen
  • TCM Archival Interviews


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 03:21 PM

More from the VAULT:(BLU RAY RELEASE)

11/3 REMEMBER THE NIGHT, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 06:42 PM

Due 7/7 from the vault collection.....

DARK CRIMES: FILM NOIR THRILLERS VOL 2

MINISTRY OF FEAR
UNDERTOW
YOU AND ME
HOLLYWOOD STORY

Don't understand why TCM opted to include MINISTRY OF FEAR when this title is already available from Criterion in a beautiful Blu Ray disc.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 10:01 AM

As cool as it is to get Midnight Lace there is a blu ray of it but I dont know how the quality is. I do like the extras on this DVD
this is the blu ray link
http://www.amazon.co...=I2KPJDT5QSN3AF

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:49 PM

From the TCM VAULT 3/4

*MIDNIGHT LACE*


BONUS FEATURES:

? Introduction by Robert Osborne
? Scene Stills
? Movie Posters
? Fashion Featurette
? Fashion Stills
? Costume Designs
? Radio Interview Excerpts
? Publicity Stills
? Movie Trailer
? Lobby Card
? TCMDb Article
? Color Scene Stills
? British Front of House Stills

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:20 PM

From the TCM VAULT 1/28

*THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI*, Blu Ray/DVD Combo


BONUS FEATURES:
? Introduction by Robert Osborne
? Eddie Muller Commentary
? Scene Stills
? Movie Posters
? Biography
? Publicity Still
? Behind-the-Scenes Photos
? Lobby Card Set
? TCMDb Articles




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