Monday, 12 September 2011

Warner Archive: Singing The Praises

 One of the best sources for the classic movie fan is the Warner Archive: http://www.wbshop.com/Warner-Archive/ARCHIVE,default,sc.html

Now available in both Canada and the U.S., classic movie fans can rejoice at finally finding some of their favourite, hard-to-find, or lesser known movies on DVD. Made on demand at the time of order, some amazing titles are available.

Here are some of my favourite titles from the Warner Archive:

For Cary Grant fans, his moving and soapy escapade with the one and only Carole Lombard, "In Name Only," and the cruelly underrated comedy-drama with the great Ginger Rogers, "Once Upon a Honeymoon."





Judy Garland fans can enjoy a lot of her early MGM titles, like the 1938 "Everybody Sing," or her dual role in the charming "Little Nellie Kelly."

Gene Kelly fans can see his rarely seen but brilliant all-dance film achievement, "Invitation to the Dance."



















Other great musical titles from the archive: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Red Skelton, and Marge and Gower Champion team up for a fast-moving and underrated MGM adventure in "Lovely to Look At," an all-star cast team up for the MGM WW2 musical "Thousands Cheer," and June Haver makes a charming Marilyn Miller in "Look for the Silver Lining" with a young and handsome Gordon MacRae.

Romance abounds with Dorothy McGuire in the unique and deeply moving "Enchanted Cottage" and Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Lana Turner, and Van Johnson all find love in the MGM remake of "Grand Hotel," "Weekend at the Waldorf."

Hundreds more titles are available through the Warner Archive site. Operating mainly online, the archive has made its way into some specialty DVD shops in Canada and the U.S. If you don't feel like ordering online, check your local DVD stores and see if they carry or special order from the archive. Also, please check my widget on the tabs on the right of the blog to see my complete Warner Archive recommendations, and you can order titles directly from amazon.ca!!

Happy watching! And I'd love to hear your favourite Warner Archive titles!

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