Is Paramount still releasing Blu Ray's?

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  1. Dave H

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    I remember reading something about The Score getting released this year...can't remember if it was official though or rumor. I agree Paramount has been pretty thin.
     
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    The Score was a rumor a long time ago. The Peacemaker (another Dreamworks title) was announced for BD this week too.
     
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    The Score was "announced" with titles like 48 HRS. and The Firm about a year ago, then canceled. I still have these three titles in my Wish List at Amazon, dated July 31 2009 as the addition date.


    I, too, find the low amount of titles being released strange...
     
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    I would have to say now that the version of 1492: Conquest Of Paradise that user was talking about is the France version that is due for release on Blu-ray 10/6/2010, because there was never any announcement for a USA release.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't some of the recent catalog announcements been Paramount titles, or are they all being released by someone else (like Apocalypse Now)?
     
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    Apocalypse Now is being released by Lionsgate.

     

    I just picked up the Best Buy exclusive of The Score and it is released by Paramount Home Video! Not Lionsgate or DreamWorks or anyone else.

     

    Could they be testing the waters for something? Why a under-the-radar title like The Score? But this means that Paramount Home Video titles are not completely out of the picture (yet).
     
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    White Christmas is coming this year on Blu-ray.
     
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    I bought The Score too from Best Buy, but I'm expecting a wide release to other retailers within the near future.
     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Indiana Jones is controlled by Lucasfilm. I'm pretty sure Chinatown's not on Blu yet. Aside from that, what major releases that we're waiting for would come from Paramount? I could actually go down and look at my DVDs, but I'm not thinking of anything else big that they've done that we don't already have on Blu.
     
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    What about all those John Wayne flicks? Isn't the Duke big enough for you?
     
     
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    All of their Centennial Collection DVDs (Sunset Boulevard, Roman Holiday, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, To Catch a Thief - these are the ones I reviewed a year or two ago) were advertised as having been remastered in high definition, so I have to assume they have HD masters available for these classics to be released on Blu-ray eventually. I'd certainly love to see them.
     
     
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    I'm wondering about True Grit. Seems like a likely choice for Blu ray with the remake coming.
     
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    Well, There is "The Ten Commandments"

     

    of course:

     

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Romeo and Juliet

    Little Big Man

    Roman Holiday

    Paint Your Wagon

    Rosemary's Baby

    Scrooge

    Flashdance

    Footloose

    Barabella

    The Odd Couple

     

    to name a few
     
     
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    Not to seem like an ass, but I generally can't get into anything made before about 1970 (some exceptions in the late 60s), so I probably wouldn't buy any of those.

     

    Aside from those recently released on DVD with a new master, I'd think a lot of those were require the kind of extensive effort that current catalog sales aren't supporting.
     
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    I'd like the Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy on Blu-ray in addition to a lot of the titles mentioned..
     
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    What do you mean by "big"? I'm sure admirers of Audrey Hepburn and Billy Wilder would give you a fierce argument.
     
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    I would consider pretty much everything that people have listed in response to my thread as a big release, even if it's not something that I'd plan on buying personally.
     
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    There are quite a few titles Paramount could still tackle. They've got arguable the best Elvis film, King Creole, several Burt Lancaster films, their choice of Jerry Lewis films, quite a few James Stewart, Sophia Lauren, Charton Heston, etc, and most of which shot in Vistavision, which would look excellent in HD.

     

    They've really just scratched the surface, and its doubtful they really intend to go much further, just a small handful per year. Hope I'm wrong, though.
     
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    i will second, Once Upon A Time In The West

    Wings ( First Oscar Best Picture)
    Titanic

    Serpico

    Stalag 17

    To Catch A Thief

    The Greatest Show On Earth

    Shane

    Tearms Of Enderment

    The John Waynes

     

    the question is do they still have the controling intrest of the REPUBLIC PICTURES CATALOG, or is it still in the hands of Lionsgate if so that opens up the possibilities

     

    High Noon

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Original)

     

    to name a few more
     

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