The Searchers, Dirty Dozen, Caddyshack, Dirty Harry announced for...?

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  1. Paul_Scott

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    The manroom has just posted covers for most of these, also House Of Wax- and says they just got the announcement from Warner- however they don't have a date. I guess 8/1 is out of the question at this point (along with V For Vendetta apparently)- maybe if we're lucky 8/8 and 8/15.
     
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    (shrugs)yeah, that was my reaction the first time I saw their site linked a HD DVD tidbit a few weeks back, but they seem to get announcments as fast as, or faster sometimes, than even Highdefdigest.


    http://dvd.themanroom.com/dvd-newsview.php?id=00213
     
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    (deleted post as someone else posted the link)
     
  5. Paul Arnette

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    Damn, and I just bought The Searchers as part of the John Wayne John Ford Film Collection this week. I love HD DVD, but its playing hell with my SD DVD purchasing decisions.
     
  6. Larry Sutliff

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    Great news, especially THE SEARCHERS and DIRTY HARRY. I wish that WB was releasing the Vincent Price HOUSE OF WAX instead of the Paris Hilton atrocity.
     
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    well the searchers dvd might still be a special item because of the packaging and
    the Ultimate Collector's Edition includes:
    # Reproduction of 1956 Dell comic book
    # Reproduction of original 1956 Warner Bros. press book
    # Reproductions of filmmaker memos and correspondence
    # 10 postcards with behind-the-scenes photos
    # Movie poster offer
     
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    oh yea i forgot, %$@#@ i just ordered the searchers yesterday
     
  9. Robert Crawford

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    Remember, there is an issue with the color on "The Searchers" dvd and it is supposed to be corrected for the HD DVD release.
     
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    To Crawdaddy:

    So those of us with little interest in HD/Blue Ray, Green Ray, gold kryptonite, whatever must live with color issues while the rest of you get the right stuff?[​IMG]

    PatH
     
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    the site referenced above removed all information concering these.
    A post on AVS from someone connected with the site was only a cryptic " Be patient for official announcements. I'll leave it at that."

    To me, this looks like we could be getting actual dates for these soon (and by soon I mean sometime before Halloween). [​IMG]
     
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    Which is why I upgraded to HD in the first place even though I own "The Searchers" Ultimate Edition in SD DVD.[​IMG]





    Crawdaddy
     
  13. DeeF

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    The covers at Manroom seem to have been removed.
     
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    Oh, I found them. Too bad, no dates. Still, I'll buy The Searchers when it's available.
     
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    Davisdvd is reporting 8/22 for The Searchers, Caddyshack, and the rescheduled Good Night, Good Luck
     
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    It's official - this just arrived from WB:
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    Good Night and Good Luck, The Searchers and Caddyshack Now on HD DVD August 22



    Burbank, California (August 1, 2006) –Good Night and Good Luck, The Searchers and Caddyshack make their HD DVD debuts on August 22 from Warner Home Video. Good Night and Good Luck will be released as an HD-DVD/DVD combo and will be available for $39.99 SRP. The other two titles will sell for $28.99 SRP.



    Good Night and Good Luck, the critically acclaimed Oscar®- nominated drama starring David Strathairn and directed by George Clooney, chronicles the real-life conflict between newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy. The Searchers, with an indelible image of the American frontier and the men and women who challenged it, stars John Wayne and was directed by John Ford. Caddyshack, 18 holes of fairway foolishness with Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray, did for golf what Animal House did for college fraternities.



    Said George Feltenstein, WHV’s Senior Vice President Theatrical Catalog Marketing, “Each time I watch a film in the new HD DVD format, I’m struck by the night-and-day difference -- resolution, contrast, vibrancy of color, crisp sound. The Searchers is a landmark Western celebrating its 50th Anniversary so what a perfect time to have it on HD DVD. As for the other titles: just look at how sharp the grass on the fairway at the Bushwood Country Club is, or the smoke from Ed Murrow’s (many) cigarettes …these are small things but they so contribute to the overall enhancement of the experience. It’s a cliché but … you have to see it to believe it.”



    All bonus materials on the Standard Definition versions of these titles will be included on the HD DVD versions.



    Warner Home Video HD DVDs offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, HD DVD also provides a new level of interactivity, giving instant access to extra features with the debut of a seamless menu-bar that allows viewers to enjoy features and settings without leaving or interrupting the film.



    With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
     
  17. Jonathan

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    I thought that when GNGL was originally announced it was priced at $28.99?
     
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    Obviously, that prior price was in error since it's a hybrid release.
     
  19. Jonathan

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    I was hoping since it wasn't a day and date release that the price would be less.
     
  20. DeeF

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    Oh, I'm SO happy about The Searchers. I'm ordering that new Toshiba player today.
     

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