Giant (1956) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Boy, is that a sight for sore eyes.

    And were my eyes sore the last time I tried to watch the DVD on an HDTV. Ow!!

    FANTASTIC NEWS!! :dancing-banana-04:
     
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    Preorder will be available any day now...

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    These items are already available for pre-order at Amazon's French website...street date is Oct. 2nd...the 6-disc Trilogy box set is selling for US$45 and is region-free!!!
     
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    Wow. $45 for the set?

    For 3 films, one would hope that Warner will come
    in around that price or below when domestic preorder
    becomes available. I could deal with $45 rather than
    the exorbitant pricetag that often comes with these
    Ultimate Collector's Editions.

    (In other words, no box-o-junk please)
     
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    That's my hope too, Ron...which is why I haven't pulled the purchasing trigger on this group of blu-rays yet!!!
     
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    Nice. Hope all extras from DVD are there. The red carpet Premire is a classic hosted by Chill Wills.
     
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    Something in my gut tells me this is going to be a pricey set.​
    I hate to admit, I have never seen a James Dean film. He never really appealed to me. Have all these films on DVD, but remarkably, I never opened a single one over the years. I am wondering which films are worth buying (GIANT obviously), and if there will be a worth in purchasing the entire UCE. ​
    Will have to wait for a price announcement.​
     
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    EDIT: oops, never mind, I was reading wrong! :)
     
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    Hmmm. I'm counting seven discs there....
     
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    Charles,

    Looks like 3 films in single Digibooks and a Ultimate Collector's Edition as pictured above.

    The extra discs seem to be supplemental material.

    To date, we only have preorder information on GIANT and EAST OF EDEN.

    I would expect the other preorders will be posted later today or tomorrow.
     
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    It really does look excellent.
     
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    I've seen them all, going back to a box set on laserdisc and beyond. Giant never has looked good on home video, I hope there was some cleanup done for the blu-ray. It's a big, sprawling soap opera with Dean playing a secondary but important role--the leads are Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor. It's known primarily as a James Dean movie because it was his last performance. I remember seeing Rebel Without A Cause on 16mm in grade school. It passed over the heads of the gathered eighth graders. And East of Eden has some memorable widescreen photography.

    It's a worthy set of movies to buy, but I don't know about the collector's box--unless they pull something shady by offering one of the movies as an exclusive to the big expensive box set...
     
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    The Warnercolor opticals are especially problematic on GIANT, even worse than DIAL M.
     
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    Bob,

    You were with us when we visited MPI last October.

    Did you also have the opportunity to see the footage from
    the restored GIANT?What did you think?
     
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    No, just EDEN. I thought that looked magnificent.
     
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    I may see what the price of the three individual Blu-rays are and compare it to the price of the box set. I already have the George Stevens Doc on DVD and that is the only one of the three extra documentaries that I find attractive.
     
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    All three films are classics and well worth owning (and worthy of multiple views). I'm very attracted to that $45 price tag for the French set. Wow!
     
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    Matt,

    Agreed. I don't think that set is going to retail for $45 here.

    Most of those UCE sets end up in the $70 range, and that is
    just for a single film with box-o-junk.

    I'll buy the French version, but I want to see what the packaging
    looks like first. It may be a turnoff having the title in French across
    the front.
     
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    I will be very curious to see what it looks like - Giant is almost one long optical - there are so many endless opticals in this film, maybe more than any other ever made in terms of length of dissolves on the A & B side.
     

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