Warner Bros. Opens Its Film Vault Online

6,800 movies will be posted for viewing, recording
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 23, 2009 2:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – Film fans, rejoice! Warner Bros. is dusting off its archive and making 6,800 films that never made it to DVD available for purchase online. Warnerarchive.com launched yesterday with an initial 150 titles—ranging from the 1923 silent Souls for Sale to the more recent Wisdom with Emilio Estevez. Downloads are $15 and custom-made DVDs, shrink wrap and all, are $20, USA Today reports.

"Some films not available on DVD have gotten a lot of bootlegging," said a Warner vice president. "I've always said it would be great if people could buy anything in our library, and now the time has come because the technology finally exists."