November Warner Archive Blu-rays

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

The Warner Archive has just announced that they will release Auntie Mame (1958) and four other interesting titles on Blu-ray in the upcoming months.  No specific release dates have been revealed, but it is expected that at least some of these titles will start appearing in November.

Here are the announcements from the Warner Archive Facebook page:

 

AUNTIE MAME (1958)

NEW 2017 1080p HD MASTER!Run Time 143:00
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English; English SDH
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.35:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
COLOR
BD 50

Special Features:

  • Music-Only Audio Track
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)
  • Mame (1974) Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Ten-year-old orphan Patrick Dennis has come to live with his nearest relative, and in the high times ahead, he’s not going to believe his luck. Nor will you, because Patrick’s relation is played by one of Hollywood’s grandest dames. Reprising her Broadway triumph, Rosalind Russell received her fourth Oscar® nomination and third Golden Globe Award as the marvelous madcap woman who lives life to the hilt.

Auntie Mame brings to bubbly life the mayhem Mame and her cronies create while guiding Patrick’s fortunes. “Life is a banquet,” Mame says, “and most poor suckers are starving to death!” With wit, style and a seasoned cast to dish humor and heart with gusto, Auntie Mame is a full-course meal of entertainment magic.

 

SUMMER OF ‘42 (1971)

NEW 2017 1080p HD MASTER!
Run Time 104:00
DTS HD-Master Audio MONO; English SDH
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1, 16 X 9 WIDESCREEN
COLOR
BD 50

Special Feature: Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Written by Herman Raucher, Summer of ’42 is one of the screen’s most haunting romances. A nation is caught up in a war that will forever change it. At a New England beach colony, 15-year-old Hermie (Gary Grimes) is caught up in a passion that will forever change him: He’s infatuated with 22-year-old Dorothy (Jennifer O’Neill), whose soldier husband is away at war. Director Robert Mulligan (To Kill a Mockingbird) keeps a sharp eye on period detail and the comic potential of growing up, keenly observed in the work of Grimes, Jerry Houser and Oliver Conant as a “terrible trio” of fast friends. An Academy Award® winner* for Michel Legrand’s score, Summer of ’42 is the stuff of the fondest movie memories.

 

BATTLE CRY (1955)

NEW 2017 1080p HD MASTER!
Run Time 148:00
DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 – English; English SDH
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.55:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
COLOR
BD 50

Special Feature: Theatrical Trailer (HD)

A guitar-picking good ol’ boy. A clean-cut all-American. A Navajo. A bookworm. A lumberjack. A slum kid. All enter Marine boot camp to be trained, hardened and ready to answer their country’s Battle Cry. Scripted by Leon M. Uris from his own novel, directed by action master Raoul Walsh and starring a who’s who of ’50s movie stars, Battle Cry is an epic ode to World War II Marine heroism and homefront sacrifice, a saga following recruits from boot camp to a New Zealand base of operations to the war they knew would someday come their way: the bloody invasion of Saipan. Enlist now alongside the fighting men and stalwart women of Battle Cry for boisterous tenderness and gung-ho excitement.

 

DOLORES CLAIBORNE (1995)

NEW 2017 1080p HD MASTER!
131:00
DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 – English; English SDH
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.40:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
COLOR
BD 50

Special Features:

  • Commentary from Director Taylor Hackford;
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Selena St. George stares at the note and news clipping: Her estranged mother Dolores has been accused of murder. Grudgingly, Selena returns to her tiny Maine hometown to offer help. Not that she believes Dolores is innocent. In truth, she harbors suspicions going back 20 years. Kathy Bates, who won a Best Actress Oscar® for Misery,* scores in another chilling Stephen King story (directed by Taylor Hackford) as tough-talking Dolores Claiborne. Jennifer Jason Leigh is wrenching as embittered Selena. The two circle warily, piecing together past and present, memory and fact, to reveal the startling truth behind two mysterious deaths.

 

DOC HOLLYWOOD (1991)

NEW 2017 1080p HD MASTER!
Run Time 104:00
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English; English SDH
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1, 16 X 9 WIDESCREEN
COLOR
BD 50

Special Feature: Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)

“Beverly Hills. The most beautiful women in the world. Plastic surgery. What do these three things have in common?” asks Dr. Ben Stone (Michael J. Fox). “Me, in less than a week!” It turns out to be an eye-opening week. And Doc Hollywood turns out to be a witty charmer. Stone is a newly minted MD whose medical fast-lane cruise takes a small-town detour. Grady, South Carolina, Squash Capital of the South, is home to salt-of-the-earth folks (Julie Warner, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda, David Ogden Stiers, Barnard Hughes) who give the West Coast-bound hotshot the seasoning he lacks.
Doc Hollywood is a surefire prescription for comedy cheer!

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