Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Classic DVDs Take Another Hit


Old news to some of you, but it looks like Warner Brothers--in its infinite wisdom--is deleting tons of its 1929-72 DVD library, according to Rare and Out of Print DVDs. That would explain Amazon's $5.79 blow-out sale last month. Many of these titles are already included in box sets but if you want a copy of, say, China Seas (1935), you'd best hurry and snap it up unless you wish to plunk down for the entire Clark Gable box set.

10 comments:

  1. Gah!!! Not good. I need to go browse the lists asap.

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  2. I've been in denial about this. So depressing.

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  3. I bought an extra copy of Out of the Past (1947) for just that reason! Now it's only available in the Noir box set.

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  4. That's awful! I'd better get moving then.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this, Dex.

    Back at Christmas, while shopping on Amazon, I noticed there were a ton of cheap dvds, but I figured it was just to entice people to buy more of 'em. Of course I had to keep telling myself, "You're not shopping for YOU; don't buy any!"

    Ha. Now I wish I did. ;)

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  6. What?? Why stop printing them? Ridiculous. I bet they want to use that money to make a gazillion DVD copies of Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr...

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  7. There are some bargains over here in the UK wit classic movies but the trend is to delete individual titles and bundle them in a box set.

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  8. Idiots. Thanks for the heads up.

    Whew. I'd better hurry up and grab my favorites if I still can...some of mine are still on VHS.

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  9. How depressing - surely there must be a market for these great movies! I'd been hoping they might decide to release more of them in region 2 as well, rather than deleting the region 1 so they aren't available at all. Thanks for the news, anyway. Judy

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  10. I think that it's better to release them as box sets, in light of their historical significance and the other fact that they're considered classics.

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