Friday, August 28, 2009
WARNER BROTHERS ARCHIVES
This is, without a doubt, the smartest thing I have ever seen a film company do before. They have all these films that have some requests for a release, but they wouldn't fund a general DVD release. Instead of making us sweat it out and watch bad dupes and horrid VHS versions of these films. And paying top dollar for them as well, I'd like to add. Warner Brothers has hit upon a goldmine. Hopefully, other companies will see this and follow suit.
I am referring to The Warner Brothers Archive Collection. It's a little like POD (Publish On Demand) Warner Brothers lists movies that they have the masters for. You select what you want. They make them and send them on their merry way.
I recently received BAD RONALD, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and a huge five disc OUR GANG set. These are the best any of these have ever looked. I have horrible dupes of the two horror flicks that I have watched numerous times and they NEVER looked this good. Clear, sharp pictures with the colors that were intended to be seen. Well, except for OUR GANG, but that's black and white and looking pretty damned crisp if you ask me.
For the true collector, Warner Brothers Archive is a dream come true.
Now, if they own Killdozer I'm gonna need that and I saw that they have Urgh, A Music War, been looking for that for a while.
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