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thanx for the heads-up, edgecliff.....i myself might be just nutty enough to get 'the strawberry blonde' dvd for rita hayworth alone.... but still that will be later this year, i'm in no great rush.

wow... there's a lot of rita being released this year, HALLELUJAH!!!

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In reference to the Criterion prices being slapped on the Warner Archives Amazon Exclusives, here are some more titles that are available only at Amazon for $26:


Bordertown (1935)

Colorado Territory

Crime School

Doctor Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

The Male Animal (Already mentioned, I believe)

The Unsuspected

20,000 Years in Sing Sing

The Verdict (1946)

Look for the Silver Lining


This is a ridiculous price for a barebones unrestored film on DVD-R.

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I doubt if the prices will stay that high on Amazon. I think WB is testing the waters thinking that they can get ridiculous prices for these unrestored, bare bones discs. When they realize their mistake I think these titles will revert back to the WB site at $19.95. And I can wait!!

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Warner Bros. has added 11 more WAC titles to the list, in what classicflix called the "Cooper, Powell & Keeler" wave:


_Cooper titles_: *Bright Leaf, One Sunday Afternoon, Operator 13, Saratoga Trunk, Task Force, Today We Live.*

_Dick Powell and/or Ruby Keeler musicals_: *Colleen, Flirtation Walk, Happiness Ahead, Ready, Willing and Able, Shipmates Forever.*



*Here is the updated list of all WAC titles - NOT including the so-called "Amazon exclusives". The 11 latest titles are bolded:*


Abdication, The

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Above and Beyond

Actress, The

Adventures of Huck Finn (1939)

Adventures of Mark Twain

Ah, Wilderness!

Al Capone

All Fall Down

All the Brothers Were Valiant

Along the Great Divide

Angel Baby

Baby Maker, The

Badman?s Territory

Bamboo Blonde, The


Beast of the City

Beggar's Opera, The


Bhowani Junction

Big Circus, The

Big House, The

Billy the Kid

Brainstorm (1965)

Break of Hearts (Hepburn, Boyer)

Breakfast for Two

*Bright Leaf*

Broadway Rhythm

Bye Bye Braverman

Cain and Mabel

Canyon River

Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

Captain Sinbad

Carbine Williams

Carson City

Castle on the Hudson



Christopher Strong (Hepburn)

Church Mouse, The

Citadel, The

Close to My Heart


The Command

El Condor

Convicts Four



Crime and Punishment, USA (1959)


The Crowded Sky

The D.I.

Dance, Fools, Dance

Darby's Rangers

Defector, The

Devil Is a Sissy, The

Distant Trumpet, A

Doc Savage: Man of Bronze

Dream Lover

Dream of Kings, A

Dream Wife

Drums of Africa

Dude Goes West

Dusty and Sweets McGee

Edison the Man


Enemy of the People

Exit Smiling

Fallen Sparrow, The

*Flirtation Walk*

Forsaking All Others

Four Daughters

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)

Freebie and the Bean

George Raft Story, The

Goodbye, My Fancy

Grasshopper, The

Great Garrick, The

*Happiness Ahead*

Hard to Get

Having Wonderful Time

H.M. Pulham, Esquire

Heart Beat


**** Tonk

I Was A Communist for the FBI

I Was an American Spy

Ice Follies of 1939

Idiot's Delight

Interrupted Melody

Invitation, The

It's Love I'm After

John Loves Mary

Johnny Eager

Joy of Living

Just the Way You Are



King of the Roaring 20's

Kiss, The

Laughing Sinners


Lion in the Streets, A

Little Drummer Girl, The

Little Minister, The (Hepburn)

Lost Boundaries

Love (1927)

Love on the Run

Luxury Liner

Mad Miss Manton

Made in Paris

Magnificent Yankee, The


Man from Galveston

Man from God's Country

Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

Mannequin (1937)

Mating Game, The

Meet the People

Men in White

Money Trap, The

Moonlighters, The

Mr. Lucky (1943)

Mrs. Parkington

My Blood Runs Cold

Oklahoman, The

On Borrowed Time

Once Upon a Honeymoon

One on One

*One Sunday Afternoon*

One Trick Pony

*Operator 13*


Outlaw Blues

Oxford Blues

Painting the Clouds with Sunshine

Party Girl

Payment on Demand

Possessed (1931)

Pride of the Marines

Princess O'Rourke

Private Lives

Promises in the Dark

Purple Hearts

Quality Street

Quentin Durward (1955)


Rain People, The

Rasputin and the Empress

*Ready, Willing and Able*

Red Lily, The

Red Mill, The

Return of the Bad Men

Room for One More

Roughly Speaking

*Saratoga Trunk*

Scaramouche (1923)

Sergeant, The

Shining Hour, The

*Shipmates Forever*

Shopworn Angel, The

Single Standard, The

Sins of Rachel Cade

Skin Game

Smart Set, The

Soldier in the Rain

So This is Love

Somewhere I'll Find You

Souls for Sale

Spitfire (Hepburn)

Spring Fever

Strange Interlude

Sunrise at Campobello

Sweet November (1968)

Tarzan and the She-Devil

Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950)

Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949)

Tarzan's Peril (1951)

Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)

*Task Force*

Temptress, The

They Only Kill Their Masters

This Woman is Dangerous

Thousands Cheer

Three Comrades

Three Sailors and a Girl

The Toast of New York

*Today We Live*

Tom, Dick and Harry

Too Hot to Handle (1938)

The Trail of '98

Trail Street

Tugboat Annie

Two Girls and a Sailor


We Were Dancing


When Ladies Meet


Wild Orchids


A Woman Rebels

Yes, Giorgio

Young Tom Edison

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Of this current wave, only ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON with Gary Cooper. I have no interest in the other Cooper films nor the mediocre Powell-Keeler musicals. If prices were much lower I would consider some of these WB musicals. I am trying to be very selective in my choices of the Archives. I expect to spend big bucks for the upcoming DDD sale.

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Looks like the Archives is offering a special price of $49.95 for the set of Powell-Keeler musicals. Will possibly consider since I still have a 15% off from the last survey I did. The price would the come down to about $42.50 not including tax.

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HollywoodG.--Thank you very much for the service you provide in updating the list with the new titles in bold.


I have told WB in a survey, and also posted a couple times on my blog (hopefully they are searching for public feedback...), that WB desperately needs to revamp their website, including making it easy to discern recent releases. Hopefully that day will come, but in the meantime what you are doing is a real help. Just want you to know I check this thread regularly and your effort is greatly appreciated.

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6 of the Gary Coopers are available at a special price of $59.95:


Bright Leaf

Task Force

Saratoga Trunk

One Sunday Afternoon

Operator 13

Today We Live




Anybody notice we are paying more for these unremastered collections than we would for a regular box set that has bonus features, remastered, etc.?

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Yes, the prices are still too high!! Was hoping for a price drop to at least $14.99. Will pass on all the Cooper films with the exception of ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. After thinking will also pass on the Keeler-Powell films even at the discounted price of $42.50 with my 15% off. I can do without all of these titles. At these prices I am being very, very selective. Does anyone know what additional title was added today!!

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Got the 15% discount from the survey I took a while back. It was due to expire at the end of May but they are still honoring it: WACSUR. I think you would have needed to complete the survey for this to be honored. BTW, spoke to a lady at customer service and she told me these Archive are selling like hotcakes. So why should WB lower the prices. I am disappointed but I am not going to spend hundreds of dollars on titles that I can do without. My collection is too big to get carried away. Even on Blu Ray's I am being selective!!!

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Interesting, I was offered a discount for completing a survey but it was only 10% and it was WACSURVEY (also due to expire 5/31). Ironically since it appears TCM is selling the movies for $17.99, you can get them there 10% off any time at all...although I don't know if there's any difference in shipping rates.

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The following titles will be available on the Warner Archive Collection June 15:


*? Beau Brummel (1924)*

*? Better Ole, The (1926)*

*? Divine Lady, The (1929)*

*? First Auto, The (1927)*

*? Let Us Be Gay (1930)*

*? Min and Bill (1930)*

*? Old San Francisco (1927)*

*? Politics (1931)*

*? Reducing (1931)*

*? Sea Hawk, The (1924)*

*? When a Man Loves (1927)*

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It's great that they're putting out more silents and early sound. I wonder if the Archives will give WHV sufficient cover from the slings and arrows of political correctness that they can release the rest of their Jolson films, maybe even as a set?

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As far as getting lists of all Warner Archive products, their year of release, and their price (basically two flavors - Amazon Exclusive price and $19.95), if you go to dvdaf.com and filter on "Warner Archive" under title, you get a completely alphabetized list. dvdaf.com shows 229 total titles so far, and that includes what is planned for June.

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