Blake Edwards on Blu-ray

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  1. Rob_Ray

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    And Casablanca opened in New York in late 1942 but took the Oscar as the Best Picture of 1943 because it didn't play for one week in LA until the following year. To me, both dates are equally valid as release years and either would suffice as an anniversary date. Either way, bring it on!
     
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    Blind Date has been announced for release on blu-ray on January 14, 2014.
     
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    July 1, 2014, saw the release of Operation Petticoat on Blu-ray.
     
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    Hello Warner---THE GREAT RACE
     
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    The Pink Panther 50th anniversary is this year, did MGM forget about that?
     
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    For a company that has relied on franchises like THE PINK PANTHER to keep them afloat (including the beating-a-dead-horse remake and its sequel), MGM sure has dropped the ball on this one. I would pay dearly for a full Pink Panther Blu-Ray box set.
     
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    We need VICTOR/VICTORIA!
     
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    Unfortunately, both that and S.O.B. have been dumped into the Warner Archive program. I was lucky to record this from TCM-HD the other day.
     
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    Let's not discount Warner's Archive program just yet - at least, not their Blu-ray division which has done a positively OUTSTANDING job with its limited batch of catalog. But yes, Victor/Victoria and SOB on Blu via their archive would be very welcomed indeed.
     
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    The Party is due on September 16th from Kino - with special features to boot!
     
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    Not to be confrontational, but where do you get this information from?
     
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    You can check the Warner Archive website yourself. Both S.O.B. and Victor/Victoria are WAC releases on DVD. No announcements have been made in regards to if, when, or where any Blu-rays will be released. However both films are already available in HD on iTunes.
     
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    I watched the original DVD of "Victor/Victoria" on an upscaling player a few weeks ago. Looked great, and a leap to Blu wouldn't need much more work.
     
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    Speaking of Blake Edwards movies in the Warner Archive, Wild Rovers is an archive release and it was streaming in HD on Warner Archive Instant for a while but has now been withdrawn. Sometimes when a title leaves the streaming service, it is because a Blu-ray is being planned.
     
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    The roadshow version of The Great Race has been announced for release on Blu-ray, at long last, by the Warner Archive on September 9, 2014.
     
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    Received my preorder today of The Great Race. It looks great in HD.
     
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    Fingers crossed that "Victor/Victoria" gets the royal treatment on Blu-ray from Warner Archive soon... :)
     
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    A few quick comments on the recent UK Blu-Ray release of "The Tamarind Seed."


    Impressive picture quality, and a surprisingly substantial amount of supplemental content given the relative obscurity of "The Tamarind Seed," although most of the video supplements have nothing to do with the film.


    There are three archival interviews from British television, two of which are from 1972 and 1974 and feature Omar Sharif (neither of which mentions "The Tamarind Seed"; the latter Sharif interview discusses "Juggernaut"). There is another interview from 1976, which also doesn't mention "The Tamarind Seed." The 1976 interview was made in connection with the UK release of "The Return of the Pink Panther" and features Blake Edwards, Peter Sellers and (briefly) Burt Kwouk. Anyone who has followed the careers of Edwards and Sellers will find it fascinating to see them interviewed together, given the many stories of their contentious relationship.
     
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    It's been out on Blu from Olive for a while. Looks okay...nothing special...but a huge improvement from the crumby DVD's.
     

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