How Have These Avoided Blu-ray?

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  1. Rick Thompson

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    I was looking over my DVDs, and certain films jumped out at me as "How'd THESE pictures avoid being on Blu-ray?" All feature major stars and/or major directors in films made no earlier than the mid-60s.
    I'm sure everyone has his or her own list of head-scratchers, but here's mine:
    Always (Spielberg directs Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter and John Goodman)
    The Great Escape
    A League of Their Own
    Funny Girl
    Mary Poppins
    Mr. Holland's Opus
    Sleepless in Seattle
    The Shootist
    Tribute (Jack Lemmon in an Oscar-nominated performance you can only see on VHS; amazingly, this one didn't even make it to DVD!)
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Plus the remaining Rodgers & Hammerstein on Fox: Oklahoma!, State Fair, Carousel and The King and I.
     
  2. Doctorossi

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    I don't know why The Great Escape hasn't hit BD yet, but my cash is ready when it does.
     
  3. Brandon Conway

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    Disney has stated they're holding Mary Poppins until it's 50th in 2014.

    Roger Rabbit's 25th is next year, so my guess is that it'll be sometime in 2013.
     
  4. Doctorossi

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    I know that I would certainly never buy a measly 48th Anniversary edition of Mary Poppins.
     
  5. rich_d

    rich_d Cinematographer

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    Good. Perhaps they'll use that time to completely redo that awful sounding 'Enchanced' mix that sounds like a tin-can audio recorded through a drain-pipe.
     
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    2013 is Sleepless in Seattle's 20th (how can it be???), so surely there will be a blu-ray release - and maybe sooner since Nora Ephron has recently left us. :(
    Since it is Universal's big 100th celebration, I am surprised they have not released two of their very successful films on blu - Thoroughly Modern Millie, which made them a huge amount of $$$, and Fried Green Tomatoes.
     
  7. Doctorossi

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    They're saving those for their 150th.
     
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    I'm ready for some GREAT ESCAPE on Blu as well but I'm not buying any half-assed Blu that's barely better than the DVD PQ-wise. I'm still not convinced MGM has gotten their act together.
    Another one I'd love to see on Blu is VON RYAN'S EXPRESS.
     
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    Von Ryan's Express has just been released in France
    http://www.amazon.fr/LExpress-colonel-Von-Ryan-Blu-ray/dp/B007MFUGDC/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1340990273&sr=1-1
    http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?cID=1112#auswahl
    It is multi-region. I wonder what's happened to The Great Escape, & while we're talking UA how about The Vikings. If they look anything as good as, It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, I'd be very happy.
     
  10. Matt Hough

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    Yes, there have been Roger Rabbit promo trailers on some Disney releases I've reviewed in the last couple of months, so its coming is not a surprise. Most welcome, however!
     
  11. Doctorossi

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    Bound to be censored, I'm sure.
     
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    I'd guess that Always will come out after they get the big Spielberg titles out.
     
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    :laugh:
     

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