Rio Bravo and The Cowboys to HD DVD/Blu-ray on June 5th

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    Looks that way according to this source, anyhow, I cancelled my preorder for those two Warner titles since The Searchers came out in both of these new formats too.

    While Paramount is at it, how about It Takes a Thief on HD/BR?



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    Hopefully Warner will do as good of a job on these titles as they did on the Searchers. If so, these are definite most haves for me.
     
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    Rio Bravo is one of my little favourites ever since I saw it first in the cinema, years ago, as a student. Great to have it on HD.
    My version of The Cowboys is the one of 1998, so it can use a refresh too. [​IMG]

    Given the quality of The Searchers on HD, I'm looking forward to these two!


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    Good news if true as I had no desire to double dip on these for just standard DVD.

    Though I don't take the HD Promo Group's word as gospel considering the Spielberg title announcement fiasco.
     
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    The Cowboys is one of my Western faves. Love this one & is my favorite John Wayne film. I know there are many, many more heralded films by Wayne, but this one struck a chord with me when I was younger. Can't wait.

    It's also got a GREAT cast. Looking forward to seeing this in HD. [​IMG]
     
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    The Spielberg fiasco was a line in a release memo, the two John Wayne films actually show the cover art. I tend to think they are real 'soon to be released' disks and should be availble on BD or HD formats.
     
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    Same here. Grew up watching this, along with every other Wayne film, with my Grandfather when I was sick and couldn't make it to school. Lots of good memories.

    I'm pretty confident that these are already on their way unlike what happened with the Spielberg titles. But I must beg you Warner... please Please PLEASE don't release these day and date with the SD versions. I can't afford anything else to come out on May 22nd! [​IMG]
     
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    Nice to see all the love for The Cowboys. I never got around to buying the dvd so this will be great.
     
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    Are they Warner or Paramount?
     
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    Warner.
     
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    Love both of these , particularly The Cowboys. It was great to see The Duke unafraid to play a 'smaller' but crucial role overall in a movie for the overall benefit .

    I'm in.


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    Seems to me like you're just splitting hairs, but whatever. Still no official announcement from Warner so I'll reserve my rejoicing until there's confirmation.

    There's quite a few "soon to be released" titles on both formats. Doesn't mean a whole lot to me without an official announcement with a release date.
     
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    I love confirmation!

    ...and so much for May 22nd getting any less expensive
     
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    Yep, will preorder as soon as they're available to do so. Great job by Warner and I can only hope that other studios do the same with their classic releases.




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    After being mesmerized by The Searchers, I am really looking forward to these releases. For all of the high quality 'New' releases we have had recently, I would take these classics over the new ones any day.
     
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    Agreed Tom and it's time for Universal & Warner to release some Hitchcock films in HD!
     
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    Yes it is, but I am glad to see these releases too.
     
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    North by Northwest and To Catch a Thief are safe titles to release.
    Drop the pricing and more will sell.
     
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    Amen to that!
     

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