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-- Federico Fellini
Feb 272014
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Feb. 25: Show Boat, Cagney & The FBI

  WARNER ARCHIVE KEEPS ROLLIN' ALONG! SHOW BOAT (1936) James Whale's extremely faithful adaptation of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical sensation makes its DVD debut at last! Based on a Edna Ferber novel, Show Boat denotes the romantic misadventures of a central star-crossed pair of river boat performers (Irene Dunne and Allan Jones) and the … More

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Feb 182014
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Feb. 18: Bats on Blu & Shemp Too

  BEWARE THE BATMAN: SHADOWS OF GOTHAM, SEASON ONE, PART ONE (2014) This startling Bourne-era take on the multi-faceted Man of Bats comes roaring onto lush High Definition Blu-ray Disc faster than you can say "Grant Morrison." Mixing bold CG animation with sophisticated long-form serial storytelling, this is one "Batman Show" better suited for the … More

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Feb 122014
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Feb. 11:  Keaton Talks, Marine Boy Walks

  In a Flash, He'll Foil the Foe! MARINE BOY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (1966-67) Marine Boy returns for a second volume of classic 'American anime' adventures! Operating out of the Ocean Patrol Marine Headquarters, superscientist Dr. Mariner outfitts his stalwart son with all the aquatic accoutrements needed to keep the seas safe for all … More

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Feb 052014
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Feb. 4: Spy-fi, Sweethearts, Killers & Cadets

  The Coolest Show You've Never Seen! SEARCH, THE COMPLETE SERIES (1972-73) Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure and Tony Franciosa rotate leads as elite high tech espionage operatives for Probe Division of World Securities Corporation in this spy-sensational SF-flavored actioner from Leslie Stevens (creator, The Outer Limits) and Robert Justman (Producer and one of the guiding … More

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Jan 302014
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Jan. 28: Three Docs and a Private Dick

  DR. KILDARE, THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (1962-63) America's favorite intern, Dr. James Kildare (Richard Chamberlain), returns in the second season of his smash hit NBC series alongside mentor Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Raymond Massey). Thanks to Chamberlain's and Massey's able embodiment of the characters originally made famous by Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore, Dr. Kildare … More

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Jan 072014
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Jan. 7: Bad Boys & Sad Gals

  BEAU'S NO FAUX MAVERICK: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (1960-61) Roger Moore subs in for the departed James Garner, showing up as the recently overseas (but originally from Texas) Maverick cousin, Beau (named after his uncle,"Pappy" Beauregard Maverick, one assumes) and adds some sly winks to Maverick's already formidable combination of charm, action, character and … More

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Nov 222013
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Nov. 19: Singing Shorts & TV Fli

  CLASSIC SHORTS FROM THE DREAM FACTORY VOLUME TWO (1929-46) We heard the cries of "Encore!" following the release of Classic Musical Shorts from the Dream Factory, and so we are pleased to present this rollicking follow-up volume of mostly musical shorts produced by MGM. Two-reel Technicolor extravaganzas, one-reel earthy "Tabloid Musicals," show-stopping MGM Revues … More

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Nov 132013
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Nov. 12: Danny Kaye and Jack Benny

  Danny Kaye Clown Collections Danny Kaye: The Goldwyn Years (1944-48) After conquering the Borscht Belt and Broadway, David Daniel Kaminski (Danny Kaye) got the nod from maverick impresario Samuel Goldwyn and quickly conquered cinema as America's favorite clown. Set contains four features: UP IN ARMS (1944) Kaye makes his feature film debut as the … More

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