Thanks to J.C. Loophole of The Shelf for alerting me to the release of a new wave of films at the Warner Archive today.
15 new titles are now listed at the site; I found this interesting as initial information from Warner was that 20 titles per month would be released. Perhaps there will be more later this month, or future months will have a full list of 20.
I'm listing the titles here for the convenience of my readers; I've also provided links for the films which have been previously reviewed here.
You'll find quite a bit of Randolph Scott, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Katharine Hepburn on the list, as well as MGM musicals:
JOY OF LIVING
HAVING WONDERFUL TIME (listed erroneously at the WB site as HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME)
THE MAD MISS MANTON
THE LITTLE MINISTER
BREAK OF HEARTS
A WOMAN REBELS
MEET THE PEOPLE
RETURN OF THE BAD MEN
Between my own collection and my father's, I already have access to 11 out of 15 of these titles, either via professionally released videotapes or TCM recordings. Given the costs -- and the films previously released which are on my wish list -- I'll have to make my selections carefully. The musicals and HAVING WONDERFUL TIME (an imperfect film, but a great cast) head my list, as well as Scott's CARSON CITY which neither of us owns.
Previous related posts: The Warner DVD Archive; Report on Home Theater Forum/Warner Bros. DVD Live Chat; Great News for Maverick Fans; and Tonight's Movie: Private Lives (1931).
Wednesday Update: Here's a post by J.C. at The Shelf; J.C. provides a coupon code he came across for a buy two, get one free deal.
I confess to succumbing to temptation upon this news; the code does work, J.C.! (And free shipping, too.) I've been saving up for our trip next month, but I decided to take advantage of the better pricing and picked up three titles which I haven't ever been able to record: ROOM FOR ONE MORE (aka THE EASY WAY) starring Cary Grant, which I watched many times growing up but haven't seen in years; THE CROWDED SKY with Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Troy Donahue, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., and Anne Francis; and CLOSE TO MY HEART starring Gene Tierney and Ray Milland.