Iron Giant Blu-ray in the works

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  1. Neil Middlemiss

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    At a press event for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, director Brad Bird said that his animated film, The Iron Giant, is in the works. Probably not very soon, but the news is good (not sure if this was already known or not)!
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Good to hear this. Iron Giant was one of the best animated films of the 90s.
     
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    Yes, i look forward to this!
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    So, where is it? Any word?

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    What a striking poster!

    The art work is good, too. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'd like to know too.

    The poster art was good.
     
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    Yes, where is this?
     
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    The last update I could find from Brad Bird in July of last year:“@seberrett: (Iron Giant) blu-ray WHEN??!!”Had conversations with WB about it, want new extras to be great, not just standard reissue.
     
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    Would love to buy it on Blu!!!

    Regards,
     
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    Perhaps this is part of the problem. Bird is busy so there's no time to create a new transfer and some quality extras.
     
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    That would actually be the perview of Warner's George Feltenstein & Ned Price...all Bird would need to do is look at the new transfer and extras and sign off his approval once the work's done...
     
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    I was talking about e.g. audio commentary, interviews, deleted scenes (with additional audio commentary) etc. They need Bird and after that they can finish the extras.

    Btw. Great interview here with Bird:
    http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/innovation/innovation_lessons_from_pixar_an_interview_with_oscar-winning_director_brad_bird
     
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    Not too surprising. Budgets at studios for new bonus content on catalog releases is essentially $0. Warner probably wants to just carry over previous bonus as currently constituted. If Bird wants to get some new material on there it'll likely need to be done extremely cheap or free.
     
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    There's a twitter campaign going on. I've sent a polite request for them to special edition it or pass it to criterion.
     
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    Well, just about everyone and his uncle records commentaries and interviews for free for WHV, not sure why Brad Bird warrants an actual cost.
     
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    It still takes paying someone to record/shoot and assemble the audio and/or footage of the interviews and any other elements, and those people need to be paid for their services.Sent from my VS920 4G using Tapatalk
     
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    If you read the link that I linked, the documentary of this film could be very interesting. Not just PR talk w hugs and kisses.
     
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