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Warner Home Video's "Archive Collection" has become quite popular with film collectors. Since its launch on March 24, 2009, the collection of DVDs available has grown by leaps and bounds. The discs are DVD-R, only-available-online (either for purchase or for "On Demand" release), editions of many rare and previously unreleased on DVD films. They're "bare bones" editions, meaning that currently they will only contain the films and trailers if the trailers exist. No special extras will be includeditem12

 

The Wonderful Wizard of OzIn The Good Old Summertime on DVD
Release date: 03-11-2017

Originally titled "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic" this made-for-television documentary first aired on network TV on February 20, 1990 after the annual showing of the film (and as part of the 50th anniversary celebration that started the year before). Angela Lansbury is the hostess. The documentary was a part of all of the boxed set releases of the film up until the 2013 75th anniversary edition.

This Warner Archive release is the first time the documentary has been presented as a stand-alone release and not as a part of a boxed set. As with all of the Warner Archive releases, it has not been remastered, it's a "made to order" DVD-R. The cover art is the same as the 1993 laser disc & VHS boxed set editions.

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In the Good Old SummertimeIn The Good Old Summertime on DVD
Release date: 01-10-2017

Previously released by Warner Home Video in 2006 but has been out of print for several years. This Warner Archive release has not been remastered, it's a "made to order" DVD-R as are all of the "Archive" DVDs.

See the original DVD release here.

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The Harvey Girls - 1946The Harvey girls on DVD
Release date: 01-10-2017

Previously released by Warner Home Video in 2001 but has been out of print for several years. This Warner Archive release has not been remastered, it's a "made to order" DVD-R as are all of the "Archive" DVDs.

See the original DVD release here.

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Gay Purr-ee - 1962"Gay Purr-ee" on DVD
Release date: 12-03-2014

Judy's only foray into the world of animated films is a charmer, and ahead of its time with its artwork and adult themes.

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Presenting Lily Mars - 1943Presenting Lily Mars on DVD
Release date: 08-20-2013

Here is Judy's charming 1943 film Presenting Lily Mars. The film was previously released by Warner Home Video in 2006 but has been out of print for several years. This Warner Archive release has not been remastered.

Check out The Judy Room Spotlight on Presenting LIly Mars for an in-depth look at the making of the film.

See the original DVD release here.

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The Andy Hardy Collection -The Andy Hardy Collection Volume Two
Release date: 07-09-2013

This second set completes the Andy Hardy Series. The only Garland entry is 1938's Love Finds Andy Hardy, which is generally considered to be the prototype of the entire series. Originally released on DVD in 2004, it has not been remastered here. The DVD is a copy of the 2004 edition. All other entries from the series presented here have been remastered.

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The Clock - 1945The Clock on DVD
Release date: 11-29-2012

This is a re-release of the previous 2007 standard Warner Home Video release. That release is outof print, so the Warner Archive made it available. The cover art is the same as the previous release, aside from the "Archive Collection" logo at the top.

See the original DVD release here.

Check out The Judy Room's Filmography Pages on The Clock.

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Listen, Darling - 1938Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Release date: 03-20-2012

Judy's only pairing with Freddie Bartholomew. This charming film features judy's only screen performance of the song that was in her repetoire longer than any other: "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart." Mary Astor, Walter Pidgeon, and Alan Hale provide wonderful support.

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The Andy Hardy Collection -The Andy Hardy Collection
Release date: 12-01-2011

 This first set includes Judy’s two previously-unreleased-on-DVD Hardy titles:  Andy Hardy Meets Debutante & Life Begins for Andy Hardy.  The other titles in the collection are: You’re Only Young Once; Judge Hardy and Son; Out West with the Hardys; & Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary. item16LIfe Begins for Andy Hardyitem14Andy Hardy Makes Debutante

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Thoroughbreds Don't Cry - 1937Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Release date: 03-15-2011

Judy and Mickey's first on-screen pairing (1937). It's a better film than we all remember, mainly due to the talents of the young performers and the one and only Sophie Tucker. Judy only sings one song "Gotta Pair of New Shoes" but it's a charmer. Keep an eye out, some of the stock horse raising footage also popped up in Jean Harlow's final film Saratoga co-starring Clark Gable, also released in 1937.

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Little Nellie Kelly - 1940LIttle Nellie Kelly
Release date: 03-15-2011

Judy's charming 1940 film features her singing such hits as "Singin' In The Rain," "A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow," and "It's a Great Day For The Irish." The film also has the distinction of being the only time Judy had a death scene, playing the mother who dies after giving birth to Nellie Kelly (Judy plays both roles). It's a great, vintage MGM Musical.

Set The Judy Room's Filmography Page on Little Nellie Kelly.

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Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical ComedyVitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts
Release date: 12-14-2010

This 6-disc set features many great shorts from the Vitaphone libraray, including Judy's appearance with her sisters (The Gumm Sisters) in the 1930 short Bubbles. This would be Judy's final appearance on film until La Fiesta de Santa Barbara in 1935. To learn more about Judy's early shorts, check out The Gumm Sisters Shorts page in the Filmography Section of The Judy Room.
 

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Classic Musical Shorts from theClassic Musical Shorts from the Dream Factory
Release date: 05-18-2010

This 4-disc set features many great MGM shorts in which some future stars make early appearances, such as Virginia O'Brien and, in their last official appearance together, "The Garland Sisters." This is the second appearance on DVD of their 1935 Technicolor short La Fiesta de Santa Barbara. It was previous released as an extra on the 2004 DVD of For Me And My Gal. This new set is jammed full of great, vintage shorts making their debut on DVD. Definitely worth buying.


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Everybody Sing - 1938Everybody Sing
Release date: 10-06-2009

This is the first Judy Garland film to be featured at the Archive, excepting her guest appearance in Thousands Cheer (see below).

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Thousands Cheer - 1943Thousands Cheer
The first Garland release from the Warner Archive was the April 14, 2009 addition of 1943's Thousands Cheer, which features Judy's guest appearance singing "The Joint Is Really Jumpin' Down At Carnegie Hall". This was Judy's first appearance in Technicolor after 1939's The Wizard of Oz. It's also the first time that Judy makes a guest appearance on film as herself. e.

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This DVD is also available as part of a boxed set titled "MGM Musicals of the 1940s." A fun collection for lovers of vintage MGM Musicals!

 

 

 

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2009 ONLINE AD:

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