Warner Upcoming BDs in 2013!

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  1. Russell G

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    It would be sad if the Warners Hitchcock films were relegated to a MOD program instead of seeing a release in retail boxset like they were previously.
     
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    Agreed. As a 5 disc set this likely wouldn't sell much, but if they included the 3 titles already released with them...and maybe an added bonus title like Under Capricorn it would generate more interest.
     
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    And then of the rest of the WB box set, 3 are on Blu (Dial M, Strangers and N by NW) and Foreign Correspondent is with Criterion now.
     
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    I'm in for several of those.
    Has there been any word on Yankee Doodle Dandy?
     
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    Blu-ray MODs would more than likely be pressed, though (BD-Rs are far too unreliable when compared to DVD-Rs), so it would mostly be just a matter of needing to order directly from Warner.
     
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    Do you have info on that Brandon or is that your speculation?
    It's not really "Manufacture on Demand" if they are pressed discs, but I could see then doing very small runs of 500-1000 and doing it MOD style.
    I thought that the reason BD MOD was waiting was to get the BD-R to be more reliable actually...
     
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    Just speculation due to general experience with BD-R media. It's the reality of the format. From a technical standpoint, BD-Rs with AACS (a primary BD copy protection) do not load on the Playstation 3 and a handful of other players. That alone would likely prevent them from being BD-Rs.

    Then there are some BD players that don't play BD-Rs regardless.

    Also, the design of the Blu-ray is reliant on the hard coating for scratch protection. The disc data is right on the surface and even more susceptible to damage than DVD-Rs. The cost of replacing customer's scratched BD-Rs would be far more pricey (as well as more common) than replacing customers DVD-Rs.
     
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    I would guess you're correct, was just hoping you'd heard something ;)
     
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    Suspicion on BD would seem like a natural. It's a highly enjoyable film with Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine and Nigel Bruce. I'll Confess (pun intended) that the others would only appeal to Hitch completists such as myself.
     
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    So Warner, where are the westerns?
     
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    +1.
    Any of these would be great :
    Wayne :She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,3 Godfathers
    Peckinpah : The Ballad of Cable Hogue,Ride the High Country,Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    The Naked Spur
    McCabe and Mrs. Miller
    The Westerner
    The Lusty Men
     
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    Yes, please, please, please!
     
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    Yes, Warner Brothers, bring on the westerns.
    Take advantage of the opportunity to reinstate the missing scene between Garrett and his wife into the director's workprint of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Give us a nice new clean HD scan of the workprint as well.
    And have the integrity to correct the wilfully mis-timed The Searchers, while you're at it.
     
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    Please, let's not publicly question their integrity as that's rude behavior. Furthermore, last week in my conversations with Warner, I brought that title up along with Rio Bravo regarding the color and they're aware of what they have to do in the next BD releases.







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    Oh well if we're doing a little list of westerns, here's 12 that just takes us up to the late 50's, winners all:
    They Died With Their Boots On
    Northwest Passage
    Dodge City
    Pursued
    Three Godfathers
    Colorado Territory
    She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
    Wagon Master
    Across The Wide Missouri
    The Big Sky
    The Naked Spur
    The Last Hunt
    I'm glad Warners are aware of the odd colour of The Searchers. I don't always agree with Richard--W & Hainshisway about colour (I think the DVD of She Wore A yellow Ribbon looks great), but The Searchers is wrong, & The Wild Bunch doesn't look as good as it should do. Warners have a huge list of films & although we're always grateful for what we get, we're never satisfied, but that's a good thing.
    Oh, I've just noticed, no war movies on the list (apart from the silent The Big Parade). I hope Blu-ray (& me) stay around long enough for some of these films to get released.
     
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    Color timing is far from the only reason The Wild Bunch doesn't look its best on BD.
     
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    Thanks for that Oliver, I thought I was on top of all the releases, but some are sneaking through.
     
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    If they aren't new transfers, I'll be letting the rotten eggs fly!
     

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