A Few Words About A few words about...™ Warner Bros. Home Video & The WB Archive Collection -- in Blu-ray

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    What on earth is wrong with Doctor Zhivago? It's one of their best remasters to date. Scanned at 6K and restored at 4K. Any problems I noticed were inherent to the film like the dupes.
     
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    I'm glad you brought me to task on that post as i think i made a mistake and it's a different movie i am thinking of, maybe Mutiny On The Bounty, anyway's its a sixties film, i forget which, i apologize and recommend Doctor Zhivago on blu.

    Memories, i swear as i get older i mix things up more and become more forgetful.

    Okay 1.2.3.........hit it Barbra.
    Mem'ries,
    Light the corners of my mind
    Misty water-colored memories
    Of the way we were
    Scattered pictures,
    Of the smiles we left behind
    Smiles we gave to one another
    For the way we were
    Can it be that it was all so simple then?
    Or has time re-written every line?
    If we had the chance to do it all again
    Tell me, would we? Could we?
    Mem'ries, may be beautiful and yet
    What's too painful to remember
    We simply choose to forget
    So it's the laughter
    We will remember
    Whenever we remember...
    The way we were...
    The way we were...
     
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    That's what I thought, or rather didn't think, because I just enjoyed the movie without even thinking about quality issues. I sure like when that happens.
     
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    I like when that happens too, shame it rarely happens when i watch a Universal back catalog title.*

    Guys don't make me feel bad for getting it wrong, that's like once in 4338 posts that i have had to correct myself, twice if you include the other post and maybe six times if you include the rest, oh okay maybe a dozen times tops, fine you win i'll stretch it to 18. :D

    *Disclaimer, i have nothing against Universal, they have released some great looking catalog titles, indeed i am thankful to them that i only need one pair of hands to count all the great catalog titles they have put out on blu ray.

    P.S. Hurry up and fix Spartacus.
     
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    All is forgiven. I'm grateful for two things:1- HTF lets me edit posts when I screw up a post 2- When I actually realize I've screwed up a post and can edit it before I get called out by other members.
     
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    Since this thread was started by RAH on Warner's plans for BD catalog releases in 2015........ What are your predictions for the total number of WHV/WAC catalog releases (I'll define that as pre-1970 releases for our purposes here) in 2015?I'll start.... 30
     
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    Pre-1970, 2 a month, let's say 24.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I think in terms of maximum. But I'd love to eat those words.
     
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    Here's another one to add to my Warner's list (I believe they have the home video rights):

    The Two Jakes (1990)

    If for no other reason, as a companion piece to Chinatown......
     
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    Some sixties releases for next year? A little list, only four titles & nothing obscure:Robin & The 7 HoodsRide The High CountryHarperBlow-UpThis thread will be worth checking a year from now.
     
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    Great to see Blow Up mentioned again. Yes please.
     
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    Ride the High Country would be spectacular on BD.
     
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    Yeah as I posted a while back, it was on the telly in HD looking very nice, only they zoomed in to 16:9 after the titles (that's TV for you), so the HD work has been done. I could be very wrong, & it's just a guess, but it would make sense for Warner to release this as part of a box set with other Peckinpah westerns (& a re-mastered Wild Bunch). Oh well, time will tell.
     
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    Channel 4, they usually show OAR, that suggests to me it was an old master they used, thus it could be better.
     
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    Just throwing two more films into the pot. As far as I'm aware neither has been released on DVD by Warner. However, both are showing as available for UV Download in HD, and lists Warner as the studio.

    The Seventh Victim (a Val Lewton box would be smashing, obviously)
    From Beyond the Grave (nice little Amicus Portmanteau horror)

    Steve W
     
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    Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? a 1978 comedy mystery film starring George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, and Robert Morley.Great film written by Peter Stone (Charade).
     
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    I'm happy with the MOD of Great Chefs. It's always good to have Blus but when a decent rendition exists I'm ok with that.
     
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    I'd also love a Val Lewton Blu set, but methinks the RKO elements are probably in really rough shape, thus the absence of THE HUNCHBACK F NOTRE DAME (1939) and GUNGA DIN, among many others.
     
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    If only RKO had taken more care of their masters. I can still remember the first time I saw The Hunchback Of Notre Dame on the telly in the late 50's, it made a huge impression, as did the same directors magical, All The Money Can Buy. And there's the 1952 Hawks western The Big Sky, & The Thing From Another World.

    ...& not forgetting, Farewell My Lovely 1944. For my money the best Chandler movie, with Dick Powell as the best ever Philip Marlow.
     

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