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  1. lukejosephchung

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    Paramount has released 1983's "Terms Of Endearment" on region-free blu-ray in France...currently available on Amazon there for US $20.29 including standard shipping...another thread on the release of "Marathon Man" on BD in Europe is already discussing its release and the beautiful transfer available on this newly-minted transfer!!! :thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    Paramount has released 1983's "Terms Of Endearment" on region-free blu-ray in France...currently available on Amazon there for US $20.29 including standard shipping...another thread on the release of "Marathon Man" on BD in Europe is already discussing its release and the beautiful transfer available on this newly-minted transfer!!! :thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    A couple of years ago, I watched ALL 485 best picture nominees, and I went to UCLA to view East Lynne and The White Parade. The latter was in terrible shape; the former, better shape. I actually have a copy of East Lynne.

    I would dearly love to have both films as i need them for my collection... only a few more nominees to go and I have them ALL on home video disc!!!! :D
     
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    Warren,
    I'm planning a trip to LA and would like to visit UCLA and view East Lynne and The White Parade.
    What are the steps I should follow to gain access to a viewing of these films? Thanks.
    Jose
     
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    I know Tom Jones has been announced for HD release .. only problem is I can't remember where I read that! I've noted it in my special 'forthcoming' list of titles I must have....... along with Bad Day at Black Rock, Lolita 50th Anniversary. In the Heat of the Night, Carmen Jones and The Ghost and Mrs Muir.
     
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    I hadn't read anything about Tom Jones or In the Heat of the Night or Bad Day at Black Rock coming to Blu-ray. Maybe in Region B?

    Certainly I'd want all of them if they DID get released.
     
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    Oh, Gosh, I hope so. :dance:
     
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    From Here to Eternity later this year!
     
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    If you find confirmations on Tom Jones and In the Heat of the Night, please let me know so I can udate this list!! :)
     
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    I'm glad to see Cavalcade has a firm release date; I just wish they had included more bonus features seeing as how it was the leading write-in candidate.

    There is so much they could have done fort it, but I guess we have to be thankful we are getting it at all, and I am extremely greatful...
     
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    From Here to Eternity has a firm release date of October 1st, 2013!
     
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    I'm glad to hear that Terms of Endearment is finally comming to BLU, but I wish they Had included some bonus features...
     
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    From Here to Eternity is out tomorrow, and in a month we'll get Oliver!, and a month after that we get Endearment. Hopefully 2014 will see some more BP's and nominees come out... be nice to get some 30's noms out, even in a box set or something...

    a couple years ago, someone released a set called "The Envelope Please: The Academy Collection", which contained 6 Best Picture nominees on DVD in a box set. The Racket, Alibi, The Private Life of Henry VIII, The Front Page, A Star is Born and Love Affair. Not the greatest quality, but nice to have them available. (the set is OOP, I think.)

    I wish more studios would do this, especially with the films from the 30's.

    Warners has the best chance to do this; They have a great deal of nominees they could release, but their excuse is that these films need lots of work before they can be released. (Does anyone really care for Bomba: the Jungle Boy over something like Test Pilot, Disreali or The Story of Louis Pasteur, two of them being Best Actor winners?

    Just wondering.
     
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    battlebeast,
    That set of 6 movies consisted of PD titles in dreadful dupes, I'm sure. I stayed clear of it. All of these titles can be acquired in legit versions or at least be viewed in decent copies via TCM. I know your goal is to own them all, but as I've written you, the PQ does affect your enjoyment and evaluation of the movies.
    I'll PM you later to continue our conversation regarding the BP winners.
    Jose
     
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    I bought the set for The Racket, mostly, but I have since purchased better copies (Although The Front Page it seems I cannot find a decent copy.)
     
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    The best prints nowadays, AFAIK, of The Racket and The Front Page are shown on TCM. The Front Page is not in very good shape.
     
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    Updated my earlier post here about rights holders
     
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    Oliver! and The Best Years of Our Lives are due out tomorrow and in a week, so I have updated there status accordingly, and Terms of Endearment is still due out in December.

    Anyone else have any news on Best Pictures?

    A new Edition of Million Dollar Baby is due out next year.

    I have a question about Crash: is the Blu-Ray barebones? Does it have any Bonus Features? is it the Director's cut?
     
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    In the Heat of the Night Has been revealed for January 14th, 2014! WOOOOTTT!!!
     
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    Also, SUNRISE! Two more for January! Woot!
     

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