What Titles Would You Like to see on Blu-Ray???

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  1. Peter Neski

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    Not on anything Yet!!!
    The Spider's Stratagem ,
    El Sur
    The Fugitive (John Ford)

    On DVD want Blue Ray
    Heavens Gate SE
    Once upon a Time in America (west too)
    Days of Heaven
    Badlands
    The New World
    Thin Red Line
    Last tango in Paris
     
  2. Ric Easton

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    The Abyss was never released in an anamorphic 16x9 version, even though its ever changing packaging continues to insist that it is. While that was fine for my regular tv, when I went HD it no longer cut the mustard.
     
  3. Edwin-S

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    Das Boot
    Stalingrad
    Apocalypse Now
    All of Miyazaki's films
    All of Disney's Classic animated films
    20000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Twelve O'Clock High
    The Dawn Patrol
    Tombstone
    Paths of Glory
    Damn The Defiant (properly restored)
    The rest of Pixar's films

    Those are good for a start.
     
  4. Dave Moritz

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    I would have to say that my top picks for titles that I would like to see on Blu-ray would be:
    • Lord Of The Rings Trilogy EE (DTS-HD MA 7.1)
    • Back To The Future (DTS-HD MA or Dolby True HD)
    • All 20 James Bond Films (Dolby True HD 7.1 for the newer Bond titles)
    • All Star Trek Movies (DTS-HD MA 6.1)
    • Jurassic Park Trilogy (DTS-HD MA 7.1)
    • Saving Private Ryan (DTS-HD MA 7.1)
    • Gladiator (DTS-HD MA 7.1)
    • All Star Wars Movies (Dolby True HD 7.1 for Episode 1-3, 6.1 for 4-6)
    • X-Men 1 & 2 (DTS-HD MA 7.1)
    • Indiana Jones Trilogy (DTS-HD MA or Dolby True HD)
    • Tombstone
    • Das Boot
    • Band Of Brothers
    • Lethal Weapon 1-4 (Directors Cut) (Lossless Audio)
    • The Abyss
    • Dead Poet's Society
    • With Honors
    • Alien Quadrilogy
    • Highlander Trilogy
    • Battlestar Galactica (Re-invissioned)
    • Planet Of The Apes Collection (Planet Of The Apes, Beneath The Planet Of The Apes, Escape From The Planet Of The Apes, Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes and Battle For The Planet of The Apes: Extended Edition)
    • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
    • War Of The Worlds
    • True Lies
    • The Shadow
    • Schindler's List
    • The Bourne Trilogy
    And I would like to see every title with lossless audio! While I would like to see DTS-HD MA tracks on many HD Blu-ray titles. In the end it does not matter if it is DTS-HD MA, Dolby True HD or LPCM. The nice thing is that there is not a big difference like there use to be with lossy DTS and DD. I always prefered DTS over DD any day of the week. But the differences between the differnet lossless formats does not seem to be audible.

    I hope the studios will put these titles on Blu-ray as soon as possible. Without rushing them to the point where quality is effected. The above mentioned titles IMHO will have to be perfect as anything less would not be acceptable.
     
  5. John Dirk

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    Kind of surprised I haven't heard True Romance mentioned yet. I'll add that one to my wish list. Most of QT's work, for that matter.

    John
     
  6. Vegas 1

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    The Last of the Mohicans (theatrical cut please)
     
  7. Ray_R

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    I agree fully with Gary's sentiments.

    And perfect excuse to make a list! All with extras.

    A Better Tomorrow
    A Better Tomorrow II
    A Better Tomorrow III
    ALIEN
    ALIENS
    ALIEN³
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    JAWS
    JAWS 2
    Jurassic Park
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    Jurassic Park III
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    Lethal Weapon (Director's Cut)
    Lethal Weapon 2 (Director's Cut)
    Lethal Weapon 3 (Director's Cut)
    Highlander
    GHOSTBUSTERS
    GHOSTBUSTERS 2
    FIGHT CLUB
    SILVERADO
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Back to the Future
    Back to the Future Part II
    Back to the Future Part III
    The Dark Crystal
    Labyrinth
    Dragonslayer
    LEGEND
    The Right Stuff
    North by Northwest
    GUNGA DIN
    THE ABYSS
    GLORY
    STAR TREK: The Motion Picture
    STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Khan
    STAR TREK III: The Search for Spock
    STAR TREK IV: The Voyage Home
    STAR TREK V: The Final Frontier
    STAR TREK VI: The Undiscovered Country
    STAR TREK: Generations
    STAR TREK: First Contact
    STAR TREK: Insurrection
    STAR TREK: Nemesis
    Escape from New York
    STARMAN
    FLASH GORDON
    The Mask of Zorro
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Quest for Fire
    THELMA & LOUISE
    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    CAST AWAY
    Minority Report
    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
    Saving Private Ryan
    1941
    DUEL
    The Sugarland Express
    E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
    The Color Purple
    Empire of the Sun
    Always
    Schindler's List
    AMISTAD
    HOOK
    MUNICH
    War of the Worlds
    The Terminal
    Seven Samurai
    The Last of the Mohicans (Theatrical Cut)
    Dreamscape
    DRAGNET
    Road to Perdition
    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension
    ZULU
    SPLASH
    Léon: The Professional (Uncut International Version, 133m)
    RAIN MAN
    RAN
    The Hidden Fortress
    Throne of Blood
    Rashomon
    Yojimbo
    Sanjuro
    Ikiru
    BRAZIL
    Time Bandits
    The Fisher King
    The Wind and the Lion
    RoboCop
    RoboCop 2
    Marathon Man
    1492: The Conquest of Paradise
    TRUE LIES
    Singin' in the Rain
    DR. NO
    From Russia with Love
    GOLDFINGER
    THUNDERBALL
    You Only Live Twice
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Diamonds are Forever
    Live and Let Die
    The Man with the Golden Gun
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    MOONRAKER
    For Your Eyes Only
    OCTOPUSSY
    A View to a Kill
    The Living Daylights
    Licence to Kill
    GoldenEye
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    The World is Not Enough
    Die Another Day
    Never Say Never Again
    JUGGERNAUT
    LORD JIM
    THE HILL
    The Man Who Would Be King
    The Ipcress File
    SLEUTH (Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier)
    SCARAMOUCHE
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    THE ROCKETEER
    DICK TRACY
    THE SHADOW
    THE PHANTOM
    CHARADE
    The City of Lost Children
    MAD MAX: Beyond Thunderdome
    Little Big Man
    Kelly's Heroes
    THREE KINGS
    THE BOUNTY
    Last Action Hero
    The 13th Warrior
    The Legend of 1900
    INVINCIBLE (2002)
    The Great Escape
    PREDATOR
    CLUE: The Movie
    Thunderheart
    THE DOORS
    OUTLAND
    L.A. Confidential
    Pee Wee's Big Adventure
     
  8. Brent M

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    Nice blanket statement there, chief. [​IMG]
     
  9. John Dirk

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    Wow Ray. When you make a list you make a list!

    I forgot about Munich. I would love to see that too.

    I grew up in the South Bay. How's the Boardwalk these days?

    John
     
  10. ChrisCook

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    I have a list of films and some television series I would like to see on Blu-ray, but I'll only list a couple films:

    The Freshman (1990): Special Edition (would be a great tie-in for the rumored Godfather trilogy)
    Scrooge (1970): Special Edition
    The Bourne Identity
    The Bourne Supremacy
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture (especially the original theatrical cut)
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (especially the original theatrical cut)
    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (especially the original theatrical cut)
    Star Trek: Generations
    Star Trek: First Contact
    Star Trek: Insurrection
    The X-Files: Fight the Future
     
  11. Jesse Blacklow

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    It's worth noting that a lot of these titles have been stated by various studios for release on Blu-ray. For instance, "LA Confidential" and "The Doors" from Ray's list are both announced as SEs with release dates (September 23 for the former, August 12 for the latter).

    Others are announced as SEs with no firm release dates but are confirmed for release on Blu-ray later this year or next. This includes the LOTR trilogy, the BTTF trilogy, many of the big Warner/MGM classics, "Band of Brothers", and the "X-Men" films.
     
  12. TravisR

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    Where did you see a date for Lord Of The Rings? I know Peter Jackson said that it was being worked on but the only thing he said about a timeframe is that it wouldn't be out this year.
     
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    STAR WARS dammit! I'm still pissed we didn't get shit (SD or BD) for the goddamn 30th anniversary. They should've at least done a box of all 6 on SD by now.

    Armageddon
    Escape From LA
    Judge Dread
    Deep Rising
    Titanic
    King Kong - EXTENDED fucking CUT
    Scarface
    Punisher - Extended Cut
    Payback - the bloody THEATRICAL release!!

    p.s. Why the hell isn't Rosco Jenkins announced for BD yet? The SD is out this week.
     
  14. ChrisCook

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    I never thought about this one. I would love to see Clue: The Movie, as long as Paramount carries over the option to watch the alternate endings and the theatrical trailer (in HD, if possible). Hopefully also we'd see more extras.
     
  15. PaulDA

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    I wouldn't hold my breath on original theatrical cuts of the Trek movies. TMP isn't even available in SD with its original cut and the studio is NOT interested in revisiting it. Same goes for the other two (though Khan does have an extant original release). TUC has NEVER been released in its original cut. There is a chance the latter two could see the light of day as original cuts, but TMP is about as likely as watching a Stanley Cup parade in Madagascar.
     
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    Since when does a movie have to have special effects to look good?


    Godfather 1 and 2 are masterpieces of cinematography. Blu Ray would make a superb job of the dark scenes. Sure, they look great on the SD DVD, but Blu Ray would make them a whole lot better.
     
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    Rosemary's Baby would be fantastic. How about it, Paramount?! It's 40 years old this year!

    The Bond films will be amazing too; as long as the extras are all in tact!
     
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    Star Wars (the original trilogy)
    Moulin Rouge
    Jurassic Park
    Lord of the Rings
    Armageddon
    Titanic
    Gladiator
    Tombstone
    Firefly series and Serenity
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
     
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    Fox already leaked that "Firefly" would be coming this year, and IIRC "Serenity" is one of the Universal titles that they also said would hit this year. They're rumored for Sept/Oct, but as always, nothing is sure.
     
  20. John Dirk

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    Of course. But I would still not be compelled to repurchase these titles. Have to make concessions somewhere until Blu Ray prices go down. A lot!

    John
     

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