"Warner Archive Collection"
The Warner Archive Collection began in March 2009 and opened up a library of films to the public. For the first time, collectors could order a film that previously wasn't available.
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The films come from Warner Bros., Turner Entertainment, Lorimar, Warner television, MGM, RKO Pictures, Allied Artists, Monogram Pictures and Largo Entertainment. There are 800 titles that are currently available. Most films go for $19.95 each. Go to wbshop.com for more information.
Among the newer additions are six films starring actress Myrna Loy. Loy began her film career in silents and was typecast for many years. Her first break came when she was paired with Clark Gable and William Powell in "Manhattan Melodrama." When "The Thin Man" became a hit and was nominated for Best Picture, Loy was a star. She would go on to co-star with William Powell in 14 films and make more than 80. Six of her films, spanning more than 20 years, have been added to the Warner Archive Collection: "The Squall" with Loretta Young and Zasu Pitts; "The Great Divide" with Ian Keith and Ruth Jordan; "New Morals for Old" with Robert Young and Lewis Stone; "The Prizefighter and the Lady" with Max Baer and Walter Huston; "Third Finger, Left Hand" with Melvyn Douglas; and "So Goes My Love" with Don Ameche.
This great series that was seen on the Discovery Channel took four years to complete and is nothing like you've seen before. The series is presented by John Hurt and weaves together 80 stories that illuminate humanity's uncanny ability to adapt and live in every corner of our diverse world. Each episode centers on a particular habitat, and by using innovative and cutting-edge filming techniques, reveals how its people have created solutions in the face of extreme adversity. The episodes are "Arctic," "Oceans," "Deserts," "Jungles," "Mountains," "Grasslands," "Rivers" and "Cities."
"ESPN Films 30 for 30 Gift Set Vol. 2"
The second volume of these award-winning films present 15 beautifully shot and produced short films that will open up your mind and soul. We get to see people and subjects like never before. Even if you think you know someone, these films show another side that you will discover for the first time. Some of the films are: "Jordan Rides the Bus," "One Night in Vegas," "The House of Steinbrenner," "The Best That Never Was," "Marion Jones: Press Pause," "Pony Express," "Tim Richmond to the Limit," "Once Brothers," "Fernando Nation" "Unmatched" and more. There are bonus features with many of the films.
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