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Warner Archive Releases More ‘Forbidden Hollywood’

10 Jul, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has released two new “Forbidden Hollywood” collections via the Warner Archive manufacture-on-DVD collection.

The eight films, from Hollywood’s pre-production code era, are split across two collections and sell for $39.98 each.

“This is one of most significant eras in motion picture history [1929-34], as well as in the history of Warner Bros., where so many of the best pre-code titles were produced,” said George Feltenstein, Warner’s SVP of theatrical catalog marketing. “I’m proud to have helped create the franchise with the first VHS releases in 1988, to see how well-established it’s become and, ultimately, how it’s increased audiences’ interest in all pre-code films. Warner’s first three ‘Forbidden Hollywood’ DVD collections were so well received that we’re grateful to have the opportunity to revive the banner, now under the Warner Archive Collection.”

Volume four includes Jewel Robbery, Lawyer Man, Man Wanted and They Call It Sin, while volume five includes Hard to Handle, The Mind Reader, Ladies They Talk About and Miss Pinkerton.

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