No Good News From Warner Home Video
At the Home Theater Forum chat with Warner Home Video tonight, the usual "when is Ambersons coming out" question was posed to the Warner reps present; the answer was the same old "we're still looking for materials" bit, which is rather frustrating, to say the least. How long, exactly, does this process take? Surely there aren't loads of Ambersons elements in the world to need to hunt down? Or is there more to this than what they're letting on? In any event, they also stated that the DVD release of Journey Into Fear is going to be tied to any Ambersons release. At this point, I think it's safe to say that Ambersons wouldn't be coming out until 2007 regardless of the "materials" situation, given that next year will mark the 65th anniversary of the film, making for an easy marketing angle. Another person asked about The Stranger, given the previous release from Turner Home Video, but Warner stated that they do not own the film, the holders being MGM.