Pre-90s catalog on Blu - A comprehensive list

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  1. OliverK

    OliverK Cinematographer

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    I do appreciate his list the way it is. I am pretty sure that Brandon would not mind if you would add an import list and I would like to see that one, too but I also know that it is a lot of work to cover the Blu-Ray releases of the rest of the world.
     
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    I recently got the Blu-Ray BOYS FROM BRAZIL from England and it plays fine in my player. This film, if released in the USA, could really use a stereo remix like the early James Bond films have had. The music score survives in terrific stereo, so I think it could be done. The film seems to cry out for a better, fuller soundtrack. The Blu Ray is mono only, as the film originally was.
     
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    John,

    Was surprised to see just how good BOYS FROM BRAZIL looks on Blu-ray.

    Had it imported here as well.
     
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    Amen, Ronald. The domestic DVD is pretty blurry and if I remember right, isn't anamorphically enhanced, so getting this with a beautiful, crisp picture was quite a treat.
     
  7. Brandon Conway

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    Fantastic resource for Blu Ray shoppers; keep up the good work, particularly with updates, as long as possible.
     
  9. Rachael B

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    I got my Momitsu from Hong Kong Flix. That's where I got my Oppo 971 years ago. The player has worked out nicely. The Momitsu ought to play your DVD's just as well as your Oppo, I'd quesstimate.
     
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    I already had Zulu, which is phenomenal in Blu-ray, but I held off on Black Narcissus because Amazon.UK lists it as Region 2. Apparently, the movie is all-region, but the SD extras are region 2. so, I ordered it. Thanks.
     
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    You know, I was going to criticize Jim for his unbelievably self centered viewpoint and unneccessary and inappropriate criticism of Brandon's hard (and fascinating!) work.
    Instead, I think I will just thank Brandon for his hard (and fascinating!) work.
    Gee, seems like a little criticism snuck in anyway... oh well.
     
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    Ray_R Screenwriter

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    I'm unsure but I'm fairly certain DVDBeaver.com has comparisons including the Blu-ray. For Black Narcissus. I DO know they have comparisons for ZULU. Quite sure they also have some for The Ipcress File but not sure.
    Kam & Ronson, along with Joy Sales and Fortune Star, Bruce Lee films. On DDDHouse.com The Big Boss and Fist of Fury are $30.13 each though. No idea about the release dates for Way of the Dragon, Game of Death and the Bruceploitation, Game of Death II. They're Region A and both are BD-50.
     
  13. Brandon Conway

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    Near Dark (1987)
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    Both coming 11/10/09 from Lionsgate
     
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    Looks like Disney has switched out Dumbo for Fantasia for the March 2010 release.

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3294

    Fantasia probably moved (tentatively) to the March 2011 slot. I'll list it as TBD.
     
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    I wouldn't take anything Ultimate Disney posts.. in fact I am shocked BD.com posted that story at all. It is a very odd choice DUMBO has been released 3 times on DVD that I can think of... and it isn't a huge seller at all. Very sort of low key title to release. I would buy it but... FANTASIA would out sell DUMBO any day. Very Odd news... I would rather wait to hear what the Disney company says about the release and the reason for the change since Destino was to be released along with Fantasia
     
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    Well, I'm sure we'll know officially when copies of Snow White make it into hands of reviewers, as it will certainly have an ad for the next Diamond release. Until then, this list is easily edited...
     
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    it will more than likely be true because Fantasia is the title I want more than any other Disney title on BD... but no where does Ultimate Disney's message say that FANTASIA was canceled. It coudl be that Disney wants to release more titles per year. 2 per year is a very slow moving so I could see them hitting out some titles like Dumbo, Robin Hood, to help boost their bank account. Then again who knows. I just hope Disney makes an announcement soon and more info on Fantasia.
     
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    I'm getting The Lady Killers and The Dam Busters from the U.K. this September. They're coming out in the last two weeks of September in a row and I'll probably get 'em in the first week of Octcember....
     
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    I could see this. It may be that since they are (supposedly) releasing Fantasia/2000 alongside the original film that they removed Fantasia from the Diamond Collection line. So, they could release all 3 films (Dumbo, Fantasia, Fantasia/2000) on Blu within the Q1/Q2 2010 time period and not disrupt their Diamond Collection pattern of every 6 months.
     
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    Rocky II (1979)
    Rocky III (1982)
    Rocky IV (1985)
     

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