Warner lets some of the Q4 releases out of the bag, including some surprises.....

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  1. Nick Graham

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    I never knew that was a Cuaron film - now I'm gonna have to check it out.
     
  2. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    That's cool, didn't know they were officially announced.
     
  3. King Jeff

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    Ah, I can't wait for Scarface as well, I just hope it's more impressive than most of Universal's other catalog titles.
     
  4. Chuck Mayer

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood (comparison shop again)
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (expecting to buy this for certain)
    The Aviator
    Batman Begins (already have HD-DVD)
    Batman Anime (depends)
    The Brave One (depends on film)
    Casablanca (comparison shop)
    Clash of the Titans (also great news)
    The Dark Knight (I assume I'll get this)
    The Goonies (yes!)
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (any HPs)
    Heat (HD-DVD only) - if I could get any one film on this list...
    I Am Legend (depends on film)
    Justice League: The New Frontier (great news!)
    L.A. Confidential (one of my favorites)
    Poltergeist (probably)
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (maybe)
    The Shawshank Redemption (probably)
    Speed Racer (depends on the 2008 film)
    Superman Doomsday (probably)
    The Ultimate Matrix Trilogy (already have HD-DVD)
    V for Vendetta (already have HD-DVD)
    The Wizard of Oz (maybe)

    Heat is the BIG DEAL for me. Along with some other "almost as big" deals.
     
  5. MatthewA

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    Definitely interested in:

    The Adventures of Robin Hood (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    The Aviator
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Caddyshack (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Casablanca (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    The Cincinnati Kid
    Cool Hand Luke
    Falling Down
    Grand Prix (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Mutiny on the Bounty (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Poltergeist
    That's Entertainment Trilogy Giftset
    The Wizard of Oz
     
  6. EricW

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    i'm wanting Heat and LA Confidential. i just hope the source prints have held up over time.
     
  7. King Jeff

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    To my recollection, Warner hasn't let me down yet, except for Rio Bravo. But that's understandable due to the film's age. Since Heat was made in 1995, it HAS to look better than say Bullitt or Dog Day Afternoon.
     
  8. Paul Arnette

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    Holy crap! I hope this isn't all coming out in Q4!? Because I'm down for:

    Aviator, The
    Batman (1989)
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Clash of the Titans - I can't believe this is coming out on HD! AWESOME! [​IMG]
    Cool Hand Luke
    Dark Knight
    Dirty Harry
    Exorcist, The
    Harry Potter (All of them being sold seperate)
    Heat
    L.A. Confidential
    Poltergeist
    Shawshank Redemption, The
    Superman II (Theatrical)
    The Wizard of Oz
     
  9. Jason Roer

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    Paul,

    Might be a bit difficult to come by The Dark Knight in Q4! [​IMG]

    Who knows, maybe some rough footage leaked? Dammit! Are they gonna make us double dip on the rough footage and the actual release in November of 2008? [​IMG]

    Cheers,

    Jason
     
  10. Paul_Scott

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    Some random thoughts...

    Clash Of The Titans is getting remade, so I'm not too surprised to see that one mentioned- though I don't think it is going to actually show up anytime soon.
    The Exorcist has an anniversary next year, so that isn't much of a surprise either.
    As are the Dirty Harry movies since they were mentioned last year (to tie-in with a video game release iirc).
    Bonnie & Clyde, Cool Hand Luke both previously mentioned (and B&C is derived from a 4K transfer as is Blade Runner- not sure about CHL, but that one probably is too).

    The only real suprises for me in that list are
    -The Goonies (didn't realize this as popular as it was)
    -A Little Princess (totally out of left field, but very happy to see it mentioned- this should look great if they give it a new transfer. iirc the old one is pre 2000)
    -Cincinatti Kid (probably one of the last pre 1970 movies I would have expected )

    Equally baffling are no mentions of
    -Arthur (they said a new transfer had been made back in 2006...what are they waiting for with this one?)
    -Contact (looks like they are going to miss the 10th Anniversary- big disappointment)
    -How The West Was Won (supposed to be getting a new SE next year, seems odd they wouldn't pencil it in)
     
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    How the West Was Won in BD would be unbelievable. I heard they were going to try and digitally erase the dividing lines.
     
  12. Brian Little

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    Speaking of baffling.... where's the two "Grumpy Old Men" Widescreen editions that Warner promissed us almost two years ago? It shouldn't take an eternity and then some just to release two films on DVD/HD-DVD/Bluray/etc.

    At this rate I might as well just give up any hope of either one of them getting the OAR treatment on any format outside of Laserdisc. Because all I hear is a lot of hot air out of Warner on these two but no release in sight.
     
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    Guys, hard to believe nobody mentioned Appleseed "Ex Machina", clearly the 2004 version, and this one is clearly one to be drooled over. The WB/DC stuff are stick figures compared to this. I saw this in the theaters a few years ago, and I think you're going to be pleasantly suprised.[​IMG]
     
  14. Jim_K

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    My Warner BD/HD catalog wishlist is mostly pre-70's (and a lot of B&W [​IMG] ) so I don't have much hope for a release unless these formats suddenly catch on with more than a handful of film afficianado's.

    Excluding what's listed on Warners Website:

    1990's
    True Romance
    Contact
    The Iron Giant
    JFK
    Interview with the Vampire
    Batman Returns

    1980's
    Once Upon a Time in America
    The Right Stuff
    The Big Red One
    Gremlins
    Innerspace
    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    1970's
    Get Carter (1971)
    The Man Who Would Be King
    The Wind and the Lion
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Mean Streets
    Kellys Heroes
    McCabe and Mrs Miller
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

    1960's
    Point Blank
    The Haunting (1963)
    The Time Machine
    Village of the Damned
    Seven Days in May
    Where Eagles Dare
    Ride the High Country
    Dracula Has Risen From the Grave
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

    1950's
    Ben-Hur (1959)
    Horror of Dracula
    Curse of Frankenstein
    The Mummy (1959)
    THEM!
    The Thing From Another World
    Bad Day at Black Rock
    Dial M For Murder
    North By Northwest
    Strangers on a Train
    The Narrow Margain (1952)
    Asphault Jungle
    The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
    The Naked Spur

    1940's
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Maltese Falcon
    The Big Sleep
    Out of the Past
    White Heat
    To Have and Have Not
    The Sea Hawk
    Gun Crazy
    High Sierra
    Key Largo
    Muder My Sweet
    The Set-Up
    The Cat People (1942)
    I Walked with a Zombie
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
    They Died With Their Boots On
    Fort Apache

    1930's
    Captain Blood
    Mutiney on the Bounty (1935)
    King Kong (1933)
    Gone With the Wind
    I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
    Little Ceasar
    Public Enemy
    The Roaring Twenties
    Angels With Dirty Faces
    Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hyde (1931)
    Freaks
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
    Stagecoach

    I know some of these older titles probably need restoration and some like Kong are missing film elements so it's just a pipe dream.
     
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    King Kong (1933) would actually be fairly easy to put on HD, as they already have it ready to go due to the prep work that went into the SE DVD that came out in 2005.
     
  16. James L White

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    Yeah I'm waiting too

    also wish Funny Farm would get the OAR treatment [​IMG]

    anyhow on this list I'll be getting

    Batman (1989)
    The Cincinnati Kid
    Clash of the Titans
    The Dead Pool
    Dirty Harry
    The Enforcer
    Eraser (HD-DVD only)
    The Goonies
    L.A. Confidential
    Poltergeist
    Sudden Impact
    Superman II (Theatrical)

    but where oh where is Beetlejuice? I swear this movie continues to be ignored , not only needs to be on HD DVD but needs lots of quality features
     
  17. Tim Glover

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    Looks like it's back to giving plasma. [​IMG] "Earn up to $80 per week". [​IMG]
     
  18. Jason Seaver

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    Actually, it's a sequel/follow-up to that movie. Still, reports are that it's similarly gorgeous.
     
  19. Eric F

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    I did not know that. This one will clearly have a limited theatrical run before WB releases it on HD format.
     
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    I think I'm going to cry...

    Warner, do you realize all the Blu-Ray owners you're leaving out in the cold with this one? I mean, of the 6,000,000 installed base of PS3s on the planet, 5,999,999 bought the PS3 only as a Blu-Ray player (until some decent games come out), and these guys are right in line with the demographics for Heat

    Argh!
     

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