CRACK IN THE WORLD (Blu, July 5th)

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  1. John Morgan

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    I just received notice that Paramount's CRACK IN THE WORLD is coming to blu on July 5th from Olive Films. I bought the recent standard DVD and it looks very nice, but of course will upgrade to the Blu version. I just wish they would release these together, but I guess they had to see how sales would be.
     
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    Well it does lead me to believe that sales were good enough to go Blu.
     
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    Still waiting on the DVD of Skidoo!
     
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    Wow seriously? Great news hopefully this leads to more titles like this to blu.
     
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    I'm totally on the same page as ShowsOn as concerns "Skidoo". Is Olive ever going to release this psychedelic hoot-fest by Otto Preminger? Maybe it will do really well and warrant a blu-ray, too. That would be a dream come true!
     
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    It won't do well, (it turned off mainstream audiences and the heads as well!) but since it always makes the "50 Worst films of all Times" lists, it deserves to be seen in all its hippy-trippy glory!
     
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    I don't know about that. Look at the shelf life of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and the fact that "Salo" and "Caligula" got the royal treatment in blu-ray. Talk about turning off the mainstream audience!
     
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    I waited 6 months after this first streeted last year, hoping they would announce the Bd release, something they originally hinted when they first got the Paramount licenses was a strong possibility. But since it never came, I ordered the DVD (and enjoyed the film quite a bit).


    Would have absolutely bought the Bd if it had been announced concurrently, or if they had offered a DVD/Bd release such as Synapse did with Vampire Circus.

    Sorry, but as much as I loved the film, I'm just a little annoyed at this.
     
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    Salo is not on Blu-ray in the US... yet.
     
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    The British BFI Region 2 "Salo" blu-ray is one of the best looking I've seen. Wonder if Criterion could equal it. In the meantime, I continue to love my region-free Oppo blu-ray player. Won't hold my breath for a US "Prince Valiant" or "Black Shield of Falworth" in the near future, either.
     
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    I would expect Criterion to release Salo on Blu eventually. Hence my "yet".
     
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    Any film that turns off "mainstream audiences" is worth watching.
     
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    After Crack In The World, Olive Films have announced their second BD for July:


     
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    I just got my Crack in the World last week bummer but I love the film.
     
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    It's great that Olive is doing Blu-rays. I hope they consider Escape From Zahrain and The Mountain for Blu - these two films would benefit nicely from hi-def treatment.
     
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    I recently bought both Crack in the World and Hannie Caulder on DVD. As Paul said above -- annoying.
     

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