Warner Upcoming BDs in 2013!

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  1. Brandon Conway

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    Well, they certainly have my sale. I just gotta get The Crowd. My most wanted catalog title for several years now.
     
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    I hope WB at least read my suggestions for what to correct with "Oz." One of my proposals is still in the hands of a very important restoration guy. I hope he uses it as a guideline for things to look for when fixing the movie. Also, I hope to hear more about GWTW and what they are doing to it (fingers crossed for some long wanted fixes to certain shots.)
     
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    I know I'm sounding like a broken record but please WB: RAINTREE COUNTY! RAINTREE COUNTY! RAINTREE COUNTY!
    To their credit it seems like they want to bring it out, but I guess it needs a lot of work done...
     
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    Wow, what a great list. I'm in for MANY of those, especially the James Dean Collection, White Heat, The Petrified Forrest, and others.
     
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    Have you guys visited Fox/MGM's vaults too ?Has there been any talk of Pink Panther series being released on BD next year ?Just in time to coincide with original's 50th Anniversary:)
    Btw,i'm stoked about Jimmy's movies,and Original Gangsters collection!
     
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    I'm good for:
    Easter Parade
    East of Eden
    Rebel Without a Cause
    House of Wax (3D)
    The Big Parade
    The Right Stuff (30th Anniversary)
    I'm not interested in any of the redos.
     
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    Why do I suspect that this Goodfellas release still won't feature a new transfer?
     
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    I don't think so as the work used for the previous two BD releases is dated now and they need to upgrade the audio to lossless.







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    Aside from the lossless audio issue (which could be fixed without a new transfer), the same could be said for the new re-releases of A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket.
    Hence my skepticism.
     
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    I based my opinion on my conversation with a Warner executive in which he stated that titles with previous BD releases are being looked at again due to the higher bar with today's BD standards versus what they used in those previous BD releases. Now, I'm not saying every title, but I think Goodfella is one that can use such new treatment especially with it being a title that was originally released as far back as on HD DVD.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks, Robert. If they do give us a new transfer, I'm all over it.
     
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    Obviously not a complete list, but rather what they are allowed to announce and confirm (more Samuel Goldwyn is certainly on the way). A great list so far.
    That's what I'm thinking. Paramounts Wings may have done well enough give WHV the confidence to take a gamble at one of its own premier silent films on blu. Strong enough sales on The Big Parade would bode well for future WB-owned films on blu-ray.
     
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    I think Bill Hunt mentioned that WESTWORLD is coming too. I'm very excited about the MAD MAX trilogy (but holding onto my original Blus for the first two for the time being just in case)
     
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    We were not able to visit the Fox vaults last week.

    I'm also excited for the James Dean films. We got to see a little bit of East of Eden and the before/after comparison.
     
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    Do we know for certain that these aren't included? If I remember the press release, the titles listed said something about them being 'part of' a collection. So even though they specifically listed some titles, it doesn't necessarily exclude these two?
    Or does someone have more official news from later than the first press release?
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    They're not part of that four title boxset coming out in Q2 of 2013. However, I can see both titles out on BD within the next two years.








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    Hello.
    Any news on when Before Sunset & Before Sunrise may be hitting Blu-ray?My BF love them very much:)
    Gio.
     
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    Curious about the rest of the WB-owned Hitchcocks. Will we see a WB set given they're comparatively minor, or will they come out as singles? They seem to be the only big gap in Hitchcock on Blu-ray outside of the British films and a couple odds and ends.
     
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    Would not be surprised if these were titles that Criterion picked up. Though with the 3rd film coming out next year Warner could keep them.
     
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    There are, by my count, the following WB owned titles left:

    Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
    Suspicion (1941)
    Stage Fright (1950)
    I Confess (1953)
    The Wrong Man (1956)


    I don't see these as being terribly high on Warner's priorities for films of the 40s-50s. I Confess is probably the only one I'd buy myself, but I'd put Suspicion or The Wrong Man as the best bet to make it out on Blu. Maybe if their MOD Blu-ray program gets up and running.
     

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