George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson, and D.W. Ferranti discuss the latest movie and TV releases from the Warner Bros. label, Warner Archive featuring news, reviews, and interviews focusing on films and TV, sci-fi, horror, film noir, cult, animation, and other rarities culled from the vast WB vaults.
April Flowers and Farewells
Join us for a special 12th Birthday edition of the Warner Archive Podcast - all Blu-ray bonanza! We take a peek at our April line-up of new releases in sparkling High Definition including DOCTOR X (1932), ANOTHER THIN MAN (1939), EACH DAWN I DIE (1939), BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940 (1940), GREEN DOLPHIN STREET (1947), ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (1950), QUICK CHANGE (1990), JOSIE AND THE PUSSY CATS IN OUTER SPACE (1972) as well as back in prints on Blu-ray for MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) and CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981). Followed by a special farewell edition (we'll miss you, too!) of Letters to WAC! Good night and good luck!
Barbarians, Baseball and Bermuda
Warner Archive draws the Sun-sword as we delve into our March, 2021 releases. New to Blus include ISLE OF THE DEAD (1945), THE BERMUDA DEPTHS (1978), THE GREAT CARUSO (1951), DAMN YANKEES (1958), CROSSFIRE (1947) and THUNDARR THE BARBARIAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES (1980-1982)! While ANIMAL KINGDOM: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (2019) makes its DVD debut and WHAT'S UP DOC? (1972) and DRIVING MISS DAISY (1989) return to print on Blu-ray disc. Also, letters!
Pump Up the GNR with Guest Author Art Tavana
Join Matt and DW for a special "Pump Up the Volume" episode of the Warner Archive Podcast, an interview with Art Tavana, author of the upcoming book "Goodbye, Guns N' Roses: The Crime, Beauty, and Amplified Chaos of America's Most Polarizing Band." More cultural deconstruction than rock bio, "Goodbye, Guns N' Roses" uses film and pop culture as the lens to re-examine the band and its place in the broader cultural landscape. And its penultimate chapter is titled "Pump Up the Volume" (now available on stunning Blu-ray Disc!) - join us to find out why!
Pump Up the Show Tunes
Warner Archive comes down with Rock and Roll fever as we dive into our February, 2021 deep cuts. Blu-rays getting a spin include PUMP UP THE VOLUME (1990), SHOW BOAT (1951), MY DREAM IS YOURS (1949), ON MOONLIGHT BAY (1951), A TALE OF TWO CITIES (1935), SAN FRANCISCO (1936), BABY DOLL (1956), HARLEY QUINN: THE COMPLETE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS (2019,2020), and SIX BY SONDHEIM (2013). Last but not least the searing true crime docudrama HELTER SKELTER: AN AMERICAN MYTH (2020) joins them on DVD!
Post Pajama Blues
Warner Archive welcomes you to a rocking New Year as we take a look at our January, 2021 releases. We shine the spotlight on new Blus of THE PAJAMA GAME (1957), AFTER THE THIN MAN (1936), GOOD NEWS (1947), ROOM FOR ONE MORE (1952), THE 100: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH AND FINAL SEASON (2020), and new DVDs for YOU: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (2019), LEGACIES: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (2020), MANIFEST: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (2020), while welcoming THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (1975) back to Print on Blu-ray and BOOGIE NIGHTS: PLATINUM SERIES (2-Disc Special Edition) (1997), BALL OF FIRE (1941), GIRL HAPPY (1965), SPEEDWAY (1968), PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE (1944), PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES (1960 and THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN (1970) to DVD!
A Look Back With Old Friends
Warner Archive wishes you a happy New Year as we welcome 2021 with a look back over the past year and previous decade. We shine the spotlight on some of our favorite releases of 2020 as well as share some memories of the past twelve years and say hello and goodbye to some friends and colleagues. George Feltenstein, DW Ferranti and special guest villain Matt Patterson pick two releases from 2020 and one special release out of the entire release history of Warner Archive. Blu-rays discussed include Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), Blood on the Moon (1948), Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volumes One and Two, The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series, Space Ghost: The Complete Series, It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947), The Great Race (1965), as well as the DVDs of Legends of the Super Heroes (1979) and Search!
Great guys with great material
I love this podcast. The amount of work and effort that is done to bring so many great classics to DVD and Blu-ray is very commendable. Physical media is still better for many reason, particularly because there are some films that haven’t even been released on VHS, so their work is still a very important aspect in Home Media Collecting. Keep it up you guys!
Finally, It All Makes Sense!
Ever wonder why ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ is available on Seven different DVD offerings? Is the feature film on those products all equal? If not, how do they differ? Which is highest quality? Is the pricier Blu-Ray better still? Are any of these versions better than what I can see on TCM?
This podcast answers all those questions with simple technical explanations.
This is ultimately a promotional vehicle for Warner Archive which takes great care to release only best-in-class versions of films from many different studios. By listening to this podcast you will understand why their Blu-Ray and DVD releases are different (better) than previous releases and then you can make up your own mind on this important issue...
How do you want to see and own ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’:
-Warner Archive Blu-Ray
-Warner Archive DVD
-Turner Classic Movies TV Channel
I also enjoy the witty banter of the three hosts. They don’t talk just to talk. They each have something useful to add. Keep it up, Warner Archive. We love you!
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I got my feet wet on preservation and technical issues with this podcast but the master class in these issues is at the Nitrateville Radio Podcast. It is not a commercial podcast but just driven by passionate film lovers.
I just started listening to this podcast due to the release of the new Tex Avery blu ray set. The podcast is informative and entertaining. Please keep releasing more classic cartoons on blu ray, particularly Tex Avery, Tom and Jerry, and Looney Tunes. They are treasures of American history. Glad to see them being made available in high definition in all their Technicolor glory!