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That Warner/MGM pre-code box set couldn't come a moment too soon...
Is there really one? What's going to be in it?Harlow was terrific...such a presence, and in barely five years, dead at 26....And forget Jennifer Lopez, friends, Jean had BACk
And her front wasn't half bad either. There are some very beautiful pictures of her in drapings that could best be described as diaphanous. Yum, yum! If only yu didn't have to deal with her mother (who made William Powell pay for Jean's funeral just because he was engaged to her).
Nothing's been officially announced, but rumours about a pre-code box have been in the wind for a while, following the success of Warner's Gangster, Film Noir and Controversial Classics box sets.Given the publicity about the original cut of Baby Face making the rounds, you'd think it'd be a no-brainer.
Well...I spoke too soon. There is word that a "Forbidden Hollywood" collection is in the works at Warner, with Baby Face, Red Headed Woman and....Waterloo Bridge? The hell?
Presumably it's James Whale's 1931 Waterloo Bridge. When MGM remmade it in 1940, they no doubt bought the film along with the property from Universal, as they did with Show Boat and Cimarron.That being said, this isn't the first time I've heard that a Pre-Code box was on its way (now that I think of it, most of the titles in their impending Busby Berkeley set could fall under this category . . . Pettin' in the Park, anyone?). Let's just cross our fingers and hope this time it's for real.
The original Cimmaron, of course, being an RKO release.(just headin' off the nitpickers)
Some who remember those hubcap sized things called laser discs may recall Turner releasing two volumes of Forbidden collections. I had vol. II a seemingly randomly chosen group of 7 titles, including Havana Widows, Beauty and the Boss and I've Got Your Number. Certainly nobody could have complained that the titles were the same old same old.
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