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Old 27th September 2016, 05:41 PM
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Official Announcement Warner Bros.' Premium Collection

Hi everyone,

Here's a HUGE opening post but a brand new collection from Warner Brothers is coming out this coming Monday (3rd Oct) PACKED with special features and art cards. It's an incredible collection. Each release contains a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital download, stuffed with extras - as well as a set of art cards.

Below are all the details. Deep breaths!

Warner Brother's Premium Collection

On DVD & Blu-Ray from Monday 3rd Oct. 2016.


#1 - Them!


Man has split the atom and ushered in a new era, but how could he know he would also create Them!?

Them! (1954) is a landmark movie about giant radiation mutated ants that gets better with age and boasts remarkable, Academy Award – nominated special effects. Starring James Whitmore, James Arness and Edmund Gwenn, Them! begins in New Mexico with a child wandering in shock, a ransacked general store – and a battered corpse full of enough formic acid to kill 20 men. It ends with an epic struggle in the 700 miles of storm drains under Los Angeles, where the insect hordes are beaten, but they’re not conquered...as they have spawned a generation of films about radioactive creatures. Few though have equalled the artistry of Them!

Special Features:

Blu-ray
● Feature
● Ants - Featurette
● Them! Selected outtakes
● Still gallery
● Trailer

DVD

● Feature
● Them! Selected outtakes
● Still gallery
● Trailer


#2 - Forbidden Planet


In this classic and much-emulated work of science fiction, a rescue mission to a distant planet discovers the two survivors of a space ship that crashed 20 years before on the Forbidden Planet. One of the stranded humans has deciphered the secrets of the planet's long-extinct inhabitants -- and the technology that gave them the power to instantly destroy their civilization. Now, he refuses to share his knowledge... and one-by-one the rescuers begin to die. Loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and the film that introduced Robbie the Robot.

Special Features:
Blu-ray
● Feature
● Deleted Scenes and Lost Footage
● 2 Follow-Up Vehicles Starring Robby the Robot
● Feature film “The Invisible Boy
The Thin Man TV Series Episode: “Robot Client” [also DVD]
● TCM original documentary
● Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us
● Featurette: Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet
● Featurette: Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon
● Excerpts from The MGM Parade TV Series [also DVD]
● Theatrical Trailers of Forbidden Planet and The Invisible Boy

DVD
● Deleted Scenes and Lost Footage
● New Digital Transfer from Restored Picture and audio elements
● Soundtrack Remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
● Science-Fiction Movie Trailer Gallery

#3 - The Omega Man (


Welcome to the future, biological war has decimated life on Earth. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Neville tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies, and makes damn sure he gets undercover before sundown, when other ‘inhabitants’ emerge. The Omega Man adapts Richard Matheson’s novel ‘I Am Legend’ into a high-impact, high-tension saga of a fate not far removed from reality. Charlton Heston is Neville, fending off attacks by The Family, sinister neopeople spawned by the plague. He becomes a man with a mission after meeting Lisa (Rosalind Cash), another uninfected survivor – and guardian of some healthy children representing our species’ hope.

Special Features:
Blu-ray
● Feature
● Introduction by co-stars Eric Laneuville and Paul Koslo and screenwriter Joyce H Corrington
● Vintage featurette The Last Man Alive - The Omega Man
● Theatrical trailer

DVD
● As Blu-ray


#4 - Soylent Green



Soylent Green is landmark science fiction film, a cautionary tale that holds a mirror to a tomorrow rife with ecological disaster.

Working well again in the futuristic genre following Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man, action titan Charlton Heston portrays Thom, a detective prowling the dank streets of a polluted, overpopulated Big Apple gone rotten in 2022. He’s trailing a murderer – and the trail leads to a stunning discovery. Vividly realised, Soylent Green’s world gains its power not just from its special effects but from its heart – a human dimension magnified by the performance of legendary Edward G. Robinson in his moving screen farewell.

Special Features:
Blu-ray
● Feature
● Feature-length audio commentary by Leigh Taylor-Young and director Richard Fleischer
● Vintage documentary: “A Look at the World of Soylent Green”
● MGM’s tribute to Edward G Robinson’s 101st film
● Trailers

DVD
● Same as Blu-ray


#5 - All The President's Men


In the Watergate Building, lights go on and four burglars are caught in the act. That night triggered revelations that drove a U.S. President from office. Washington reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) grabbed the story and stayed with it through doubts, denials and discouragement. All the President’s Men is their story. Directed by Alan J. Pakula and based on the Woodward/Bernstein book, the film won four 1976 Academy Awards® (Best Supporting Actor/ Jason Robards, Adaptation Screenplay/William Goldman, Art Direction and Sound). It also explores a working newspaper, where the mission is to get the story — and get it right.

Special Features:

Blu-ray
● Feature
● Commentary by Robert Redford (also DVD)
● Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of All The President’s Men
● Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting The Fire
● Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat
● Pressure on the Press: The Making of All The President’s Men
● 5/27/1976 Dinah! With Jason Robards
● Trailer

DVD
● Feature
● Alan J Pakula thrillers trailer gallery


#6 - Logan's Run


Live it up today, your time is up tomorrow. In the Year of the City 2274, humans forsake the ravaged outer environment by living in a vast, bubbled metropolis. There, computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs and everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday. That’s when anyone who’s 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. The screen’s first use of laser holography provides some of the sci-fi kicks in this post-apocalyptic saga honoured with a Special Achievement Academy Award® for Visual Effects. Michael York plays Logan 5, a government Sandman authorized to terminate Runners fleeing Carrousel. Logan is almost 30. Catch him if you can.

Special Features:

Blu-ray
● Feature
● Feature length commentary by Michael York, director Michael Anderson and costume designer Bill Thomas
● Documentary: A look into the 23rd century
● Theatrical trailer

DVD
● Same as Blu-ray

#7 - The Shining (Extended Edition)


From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dream like tracking shots and shock aftershock into a milestone of the macabre. In a signature role, Jack Nicholson (“Heeeere’s Johnny!”) plays Jack Torrance, who’s come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd). Torrance has never been there before - or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.

In this original theatrical cut there is an additional 25mins of footage that Kubrick had included at theatrical launch. A decision was made to reduce the length and the 119 min cut has been the standard cut available in Europe.

Special Features:

Blu-ray
● Extended Feature
● Commentary by Garrett Brown and John Baxter
● Vivian Kubrick’s “The Making of the Shining” w/optional commentary
● View from the Outlook: Crafting the Shining
● The Visions of Stanley Kubrick
● Wendy Carlos, Composer
● Trailer

DVD
● Feature
● Vivian Kubrick’s “The Making of the Shining” w/optional commentary
● Trailer


#8 - Diner


From his Oscar nominated script, Barry Levinson makes his directing debut with this endearing study of pals in transition. Diner is a landmark movie that arguably launched the careers of it stars Steve Guttenburg, Kevin Bacon, Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Daniel Stern, Timothy Daly and Paul Reiser. The cast, chosen from 600 hopefuls, play the up-all-night buddies who work out the remnants of adolescence during ritual grazings at a busy steel-and-vinyl hangout in 1959 Baltimore.

Special Features:
Blu-ray
● Feature
● Introduction
● Documentary
● Trailer

DVD
● Same as Blu-ray


#9 - Little Shop Of Horrors


A comedy, a love story and a cult classic starring a giant singing plant from outer space — what else could it be but Little Shop of Horrors? The 1986 film has a surprisingly complex history; it began as a short story, then became a low-budget film, before turning into an Off-Broadway play, when finally Frank Oz and his team created this quirky screen version. Many fans do not know that this adaptation originally had a far more sinister ending, which everyone can now see in the additional Director’s Cut of the film included in this premium collection package.

Special Features:


Blu-ray

● Feature Directors Cut
● Feature Theatrical Cut
● Optional commentary by Frank Oz on the Director’s Cut 20-minute alternate ending
● “Frank Oz and Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut” (introduction by Frank Oz with Richard Conway)
● “A Story of Little Shop of Horrors” (behind-the-scenes documentary)
● Outtakes and deleted scenes with optional commentary by Frank Oz
● Two theatrical trailers

DVD

● Commentary by Director Frank Oz
● Outtake
● Music Only Track
● Making of Featurette
● 2 TV Spots: “Fearless Hero”, “Cast / Revised ”
● 2 Theatrical Trailers


#10 - Gremlins 2


Remember Kingston Falls? Remember the rules? Your life might just depend on it as a new batch of Gremlins is about to take a bite out of the Big Apple! Gizmo, everyone’s favourite Mogwai, Billy and his, now fiancé, Kate, must once again face off against the creatures who are bigger, smarter and more ferocious than ever. The laughs are bigger and the stakes are higher when this new army of Gremlins takes over a New York skyscraper. It’s fun but in no sense civilised!”

Special Features:
Blu-ray
● Feature
● Over 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage
● Behind the scenes documentary
● Feature length commentary by director Joe Dante and producer Michael Finnell
● Gag reel
● Trailer

DVD
● Same as Blu-ray





The full collection is available, exclusively from HMV, from Monday 3rd October.
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Old 27th September 2016, 06:10 PM
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It's a nice selection. I think we discussed them a couple of weeks ago on another thread.

Some of those art cards look nice - The Omega Man especially.
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Some photos from people who've received them, and they look great.

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Everyone seems to be jumping on this, "Let's put numbers on the spine so people will buy the whole collection.."
88 Films, Code Red, Vestron Video, Impulse and now Warner....my wallet can't afford it but I hate to see an incomplete collection.
Is it just me...? Probably..
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Everyone seems to be jumping on this, "Let's put numbers on the spine so people will buy the whole collection.."
88 Films, Code Red, Vestron Video, Impulse and now Warner....my wallet can't afford it but I hate to see an incomplete collection.
Is it just me...? Probably..
No, not just you otherwise companies wouldn't do it if it wasn't an effective way of selling more discs.

I only buy what I like though and organise my collection alphabetically by distributor, spine numbers be damned!
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Old 25th October 2016, 04:07 PM
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No, not just you otherwise companies wouldn't do it if it wasn't an effective way of selling more discs
Most of my films seem to be numbered either 12, 15 or 18!
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Film @ The Digital Fix - The Shining: Premium Collection

Film 10.0
Video 9.0
Audio 8.0
Extras 7.0
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At least Warner's stuck to the original poster artwork on most of these Warner premiums. They are nicely packaged though with decent extras, even though some of the extra's hark back to the DVD days before Blu-Ray.
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Film @ The Digital Fix - Forbidden Planet: Premium Collection

Film 8.0
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Extras 7.0
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