Warner Archive Podcast
Summary: George Feltenstein hosts the Warner Archive Collection podcast, bringing you vintage radio dramas, interviews and weekly round-table discussions culled from the rich film and television history contained within the Warner Bros. vaults.
We start off the new year with four Carson and Morgan comedies including The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946), Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946), Two Guys from Texas (1948), and Jack Carson's solo turn in April Showers (1948) with Ann Sothren. Then we move on to Familiy Films with the classic version of Anne of Green Gables (1934) starring the irrepressable Anne Shirley, the GI Dog story of My Pal Wolf (1944), Bad Boy (1949) starring Audie Murphy, The Littlest Hobo (1958) with the smartest wandering dog you ever saw, and finally the girl-and-her-horse story Snowfire (1958).
Are you ready for the Very Best of Warner Archive in 2015? Looking for that special disc for that special someone? With a library the size of ours we thought you'd like a handy check list of some of the year's best releases and holiday favorites. And in this season of giving, don't forget about that most important person... YOU! Happy Holidays!
This week we start with four wartime films about the horror and the homefront with Hitler's Children (1943), Hitler's Madman (1943), The Doughgirls (1944) and Pillow to Post (1945). Moving on to TV of the Season we cover Lawman Season 3 (1960-61) and George Lopez, The Complete Sixth Season (2007). Then we have a Blu Christmas with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) starring Chevy Chase and now remastered and in a Blu-ray Steelbook, as well as Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) both starring Leslie Nielsen and new to Blu-ray.
New musicals include Everything I Have Is Yours (1952), The Merry Widow (1952) and Latin Lovers (1953) starring Lana Turner, and The Girl Most Likely (1958) starring Jane Powell. Silent screen superstar heartthrob Ramon Novarro makes his all-talking debut in Devil May Care (1929), followed by In Gay Madrid (1930), Daybreak (1931), Son of India (1931), The Son-Daughter (1932), Laughing Boy (1934) and his final MGM leading role in Night is Young (1935).
This week we have three new blu-rays including Passage to Marseille (1944) with Bogart, the musical Deep in My Heart (1954) and DC's Justice League Unlimited Complete Series (2004-6). On DVD we have even more animation with the Rankin-Bass version of The Wind and the Willows (1987), Hanna-Barbera's Galtar and the Golden Lance (1985) and the final second season of The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996-7). Then we tackle Mystery and Murder with Death on the Diamond (1934), Murder in the Private Car (1934), Murder in the Fleet (1935) and The Strangler (1964) starring Victor Buono.
We start off celebrating a very special Blu-ray set, Special Effects Collection, which includes Son of Kong (1933), Mighty Joe Young (1949), The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953) and THEM! (1954) in widescreen. Then we move to contemporary TV on DVD with last year's Mom Season 2 and The Middle Season 6. Then we dive into a new five film collection of pre-code DVDs with Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 9 which includes Big City Blues , Hell's Highway, The Cabin in the Cotton with Bette Davis, When Ladies Meet and I Sell Anything. Finally we end with the classic comedies The Chief (1934), It's in the Air (1935), Man-Proof (1938), and Hotel Paradiso (1966).
We start off with the Seavers in Growing Pains Season 6, then move on to a few starring Irene Dunne including Consolation Marriage (1931), Ann Vickers (1933), Sweet Adeline (1934), and Never a Dull Moment (1950). Then we talk about the great John Barrymore in The Mad Genius (1931) and The Great Man Votes (1939). Finally we discuss the more contemporary films Independence Day (1983) and Rapa Nui (1983).
New blu-rays include John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Escape From Alcatraz (1979) starring Clint Eastwood, Witness (1985), Kiss the Girls (1997), Along Came a Spider (2001), 15 Minutes (2001), the puppet classic Team America: World Police (2004) and Matchstick Men (2003) starring Nicholas Cage. Wild Bill rides again on DVD with the Wild Bill Elliot Western Collection (1951-54) collecting six of his westerns together. Then we tackle seven dark noir-y sramas including Public Hero Number 1 (1935), Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948), Flaxy Martin (1949), Shadow on the Wall (1950), Cry of the Hunted (1953), Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955) and The Safecracker (1958). Finally we say good bye to BlueBell with Hart of Dixie, the Fourth (and final) Season (2014-15).
The Hammer Horror Collection Blu-ray includes The Mummy (1959), Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) and Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Then we move on to a discussion about the unique animated film Twice Upon a Time (1983) with a commentary track! Next up, Nicholas Ray's remastered Wind Across the Everglades (1958), followed by Hanna-Barbera's Atom Ant the Complete Series (1965-66). Jackie Chan's first two New Line films come to Blu-ray with Rumble in the Bronx (1995) and Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996). Finally we take on three starring Helen Hayes including Another Language (1933), What Every Woman Knows (1934) and Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935).
We start off with four from director Norman Taurog including Lucky Night (1939), The Hoodlum Saint (1946), The Beginning or The End (1947) and Please Believe Me (1950). Then we cover a bunch of Paramount DVDs back in print including Fancy Pants (1950), Another Time Another Place (1958), Heller in Pink Tights (1960), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Darling Lili (1970), Plaza Suite (1971), Hustle (1975), Lipstick (1976) and Pretty Baby (1978). We wrap things up with a chat about the documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2015) and the Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 40th Anniversary Blu-ray.
Murder, My Sweet (1944) comes to Blu-ray! Trader Horn (1931) comes out of Africa! Ice-actress Belita stars in Lady, Let's Dance (1944). Kirby Grant and Chinnook are back for a third triple feature (1949,1953). Gene Kelly stars in Jack and The Beanstalk TV Special (1967) and the Hanna-Barbera TV Specials Collection pack in five more (1972-74). Finally, we close out Spenser For Hire with Season 3 (1987-88).
Join us as we celebrate the release of The World According to Garp on Blu-ray Disc with a very special guest, the legendary Glenn Close! Our own George Feltenstein sits down with Ms. Close to discuss her film debut in Garp, her beginnings on the boards, working with the great Robin Williams, and more!
Chatting about The World According to Garp (1982) with Glenn Close and Robin Williams and Tony Scott's The Hunger (1983) both new to Blu-ray. Then Lawman Season 2 (1959-60), George Lopez Season 5 (2005-06) and 4 from Kay Francis including I Found Stella Parish (1935), The White Angel (1936), Confession (1937) and The Feminine Touch (1941) all new to DVD. Finally we talk about the original Man from U.N.C.L.E. Movies now on Digital HD!
Get down with three new Blus including Innerspace (1987), Free Willy (1993) and Blast from the Past (1999). Then we discuss the crime-solving team that makes the scene - Clue Club (1976) followed by four rare John Gilbert films including Way for a Sailor (1930), Redemption (1930), Gentleman's Fate (1931) and The Phantom of Paris (1931). Finally, we introduce six Hong Kong martial arts films from Golden Harvest studios just added to Warner Archive Streaming.
Get ready for a Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), icy Eskimo (1933) - the first sound feature shot in Alaska, The Centurions: the Animated Series Part 1, a collection of 12 films starring Dick Foran - the Singing Cowboy and five features starring Wallace Beery with Marjorie Main including Barnacle Bill (1941), The Bugle Sounds (1942), Jackass Mail (1942), Bad Bascomb (1946) and Big Jack (1949).