For Classic film enthusiasts, this is the BEST...BLU-RAY...SEASON...EVER!

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  1. Dick

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    We were lamenting the decrease in catalog titles on Blu-ray less than a year ago. Now, in just the 4th quarter of 2010, we get:


    BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

    MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
    METROPOLIS RESTORED

    ALIEN BOX SET

    ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

    THE COLOR PURPLE

    VAMPIRE CIRCUS

    TWINS OF EVIL

    HANDS OF THE RIPPER

    THE WICKER MAN (uk)

    BACK TO THE FUTURE SET

    MODERN TIMES

    THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

    FIVE EASY PIECES

    KING KONG (1933)

    THE EXORCIST

    MALTESE FALCON

    TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE

    SOUND OF MUSIC

    FANTASIA

    PSYCHO

    APOCALYPSE NOW

    THX-1138

    PATHS OF GLORY

    SEVEN SAMURAI

    SHERLOCK JR. & THREE AGES

    NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

    THE MAGICIAN

    CHARADE

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE

    INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)

    SEVEN

    PIRANHA

    HUMANOIDS OF THE DEEP

    THE PLAYER

    FORBIDDEN PLANET

    CRONOS

    VIDEODROME

    MAD MAX

    KARATE KID

    APOCALYPSE NOW

    MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (uk)


    ...and many more!


    I guess we can get off our whiny little pedestals and thank the studios for stepping up to the plate. I, for one, am overwhlemed. I am actually half-maxing out a brand new credit card to keep up with these releases!
     
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    I see you're a big fan of Night of the Hunter - you listed it twice :). Yes, things are looking mighty bright for catalog titles. And if you include all of the schlocky B-movies that are also making appearances then there will be joy for an even broader segment of the film-loving population.
     
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    And let's not forget three other musicals not mentioned above: White Christmas, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (I omit Moulin Rouge! only because it's too recent to be considered a classic).
     
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    Looking forward to "To Kill a Mockingbird" "Animal house" and "A Beautiful Mind" from Universal next year. Disney has 4 titles coming also:


    Bambi

    Alice in Wonderland

    Dumbo

    The Lion King


    Hoping Sony, Fox and Paramount start announce more classics soon
     
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    Ah, but how to get them all in one trip...? Here in Canada neither Best Buy or Future Shop carry "Treasure of the Sierra Madre", while having "The Maltese Falcon", and Amazon.ca was out of stock on street date. I hope they carry 'Metropolis', but don't expect them to carry "Seven Samurai" - they're not really very hip on foreign titles, let alone Criterion.
     
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    Only VAMPIRE CIRCUS is getting released in 2010, TWINS and HANDS is January, then February (or something like that). WICKER MAN doesn't appear to be happening in the UK anymore this year. Where have you seen info about HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM getting released on blu-ray?
     
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    all in the 4th quarter, think they could spread this out over the year a little better, is the only complaint i have, great list of releases, by the by, for got to mention classic TV on blu as well


    Ruldoph or the Christmas Classic Collection

    Peanuts Holiday Collection

    Space:1999 Series One
     
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    You are absolutely correct. HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM is being re-issued as one-half of a double feature on DVD only. I will edit that title out.
     

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