Warner unveils a huge release schedule

Warner Home Entertainment is going to make 2006 a good year for DVD. While new films will be coming out in due time after their release, Warner has announced a huge schedule of classic titles coming later in the year.

For starters, special two-disc special editions are coming for Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), Forbidden Planet, The Maltese Falcon and The Dirty Dozen.

More two-disc sets include the John Wayne clasics Stagecoach, Fort Apace, The Long Voyage Home, The Wings of Eagles, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Were Expendable, 3 Godfathers and a new Ultimate Edition of The Searchers to coincide with the 50th anniverarry of the film.

Other John Ford Pictures The Lost Patrol, The Informer, Cheyenne Autumn, Mary of Scotland and Sergeant Rutledge are also on the way.

Stanley Kubrick’s works will be revisited again this year with special editons of 2001, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and the un-Americanized version of Eyes Wide Shut. Doubtless, the controversy over the original aspect ratio of these films will flare up once again.

Other titles set for release include Grand Prix, The Astaire and Rogers Collection, Vol. 2, The Busby Berkley Collection, Tough Guys Collection, Knute Rockne All American, The Marlon Brando Signature Collection,The Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 2, The Lucy and Desi Collection, The Tennessee Williams Film Collection and box sets featuring Clark Cable, Jimmy Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Newman, Taylor & Burton and Gary Cooper.

All this is in addition to the discs already announced. 2006 is a good year for classics.

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