International BLU-RAY DISCS FROM GERMANY

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  1. FoxyMulder

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    Holiday Inn to be released on blu-ray in October.
     
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    Why Germany and not the USA or Canada?
     
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    I'm no expert on the internal politics of the home entertainment business, but I have noticed that Hollywood Classics who control and administer the release of Universal films in Europe are far more active and forceful than their counterparts in USA and Canada. Innumerable Universal - and Paramount and RKO - films have been released on DVD in Europe but not elsewhere.
     
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    I just got in Universal's Western, Cave Of Outlaws (Die Hoehle der Gesetzlosen), today. It is a 1951 Technicolor production with McDonald Carey and Victor Jory. The BD has selectable English or German language. Picture is flawless - super sharp, clean, nice color. Koch Media. It states Region B on back of case but plays on my Region A test player.
     
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    A couple of qustions regarding THE CARDINAL bluray. First, is this region free? Second, Amazon lists the aspect ratio as 1:77 which if true is a real shame because it should be 2:35.
     
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    I'll be checking the Amazon Germany listing for customer comments in two weeks. If no-one has complained, I'll place my order and report back.
     
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    Wade, hello! Missing you on Mobius.

    (I'm happy with my R1 DVDs of these two fillms, and pleased that the Warner Archive got to THE HUMAN FACTOR.)
     
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    Yes, I have been among the missing - we have spent the last few months watching (seemingly) nothing but long form television, now into the third season of THE WALKING DEAD with THE BORGIAS 3 (among others) still to go! I really would like to get back to little known films one of these days so I can have something of interest to talk about on Mobius.
     
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    Details are on the Concorde Home Entertainment website. It's stated to be 2.40:1 and region B. English audio is DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio. German subtitles (removable).
     
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    I received the German Blu of SAMSON UND DELILAH today (total cost to my door around US$20.00) and it is Region Free (at least it plays on my machine) - just a quick check of the color and it looks good. Appears to be a step up from the standard DVD Paramount seemed to think was good enough for the domestic audience.
     
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    Bravo to Koch Media in Germany, who is putting out some really interesting BDs these days. Their "Western Legenden" series, which is a numbered series through 26 (so far) consists of standard DVDs and these blu-rays of American western classics:
    # 7 YELLOW SKY
    # 9 THE OX BOW INCIDENT
    #16 THE LAST SUNSET
    #18 THE TALL MEN
    #18 QUANTEZ
    #20 KANSAS RAIDERS
    #21 CAVE OF THE OUTLAWS
    #22 WESTERN UNION
    #23 WALK THE PROUD LAND
    #24 TWO FLAGS WEST
    #26 WAR ARROW
     
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    I don't believe Walk The Proud Land has a BD release, plus the DVD looks pretty bad to me.
     
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    Has anyone received the blu-ray of Cobra Woman?
     
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    that is correct, there ist no Blu-ray. And as far as I know there ist no advertising for a BD.

    Wich is sad, because I like Audie Murphy westerns a lot.
     
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    Judging from the Koch DVD, it is no wonder there is not a BD for Walk The Proud Land. The DVD looks about like a widescreen VHS.
     
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    as far as I know, this version is cut off about 2 min.!

    these are my sources:
    http://www.ofdb.de/view.php?page=fassung&fid=15655&vid=307187
    http://www.bluray-disc.de/blu-ray-filme/panzerschiff-graf-spee-blu-ray-disc

    nonetheless, I've got meself a copy ;)
     
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    There are DVDs from the UK and also from Australia.
    What these may look like?
     

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