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Old 06-19-2014, 05:42 PM   #215
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Mar 2012

Originally Posted by Brad1963 View Post
The Current MGM library of films that are eligible for Kino, Twilight Time, Criterion, Shout to choose from come from these entities.

Through its purchases of many different companies and film and television libraries, MGM has greatly enhanced its film and TV holdings.

MGM's library includes the film libraries of:

United Artists (Marty, The Apartment, West Side Story, In the Heat of the Night, Midnight Cowboy, Rocky, Annie Hall, Rain Man, etc.)
Orion Pictures (Platoon, Dances with Wolves, The Silence of the Lambs, etc.)
American International Pictures (House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Premature Burial, Tales of Terror, The Raven, The Haunted Palace, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tomb of Ligeia, etc.)
Filmways (Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, etc.)
The Cannon Group (Joe, Runaway Train, Street Smart, etc.)
The Samuel Goldwyn Company (Stranger Than Paradise, Sid and Nancy, Prick Up Your Ears, Henry V, etc.)
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (pre-March 31, 1996; Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Usual Suspects, Dead Man Walking, Fargo, etc.)
21st Century Film Corporation (Captain America, Bloodmatch, etc.)
Hemdale Film Corporation (The Terminator, The Return of the Living Dead, Salvador, Hoosiers)
Empire International Pictures (Troll, The Caller,The Princess Academy, etc.)
Gladden Entertainment (Mannequin, The Fabulous Baker Boys, etc.)
Sherwood Productions (WarGames, Mr. Mom, Blame it on Rio, etc.)
Castle Rock Entertainment (pre-1994; When Harry Met Sally..., Misery, City Slickers, etc.)
Island Pictures (The Trip to Bountiful, She's Gotta Have It, etc.)
The 1986 films of Blue Velvet and Manhunter from the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group library
The Brother from Another Planet (1984) and The Coca-Cola Kid (1985) from Cinecom
A Doll's House (1973) and Home for the Holidays (1995) from Paramount Pictures
Most of the films released between 1989 and 1992 by Triumph Films (Brenda Starr, Triumph of the Spirit, Wild Orchid, Why Me?, etc.)
In 2012, UK company Park Circus assumed worldwide re-issue distribution rights to the library on behalf of MGM.
Other than UA, which they didn't buy the library, they bought the whole studio), all other libraries only feature a handful of interesting titles (if at all). It's no wonder a studio which makes these kind of decisions has been in and out of bankruptcy for the last 40 years!
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