Your want/prediction list for 2011

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  1. Bryan^H

    Bryan^H Producer

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    What I want to see released on Blu-Ray next year:


    -Housekeeping(1988)


    -Jaws(1975)


    -Jurassic Park(1993)


    -Fright Night(1985)


    -John Hughes movies(unreleased Paramount titles)

    Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful etc.


    -Star Trek TNG(seasons 1, and 2)


    -The Year of Living Dangerously(1982)


    -Ordinary People(1980...in a special edition)


    What I predict will be released:


    -Jurassic Park trilogy


    -Fright Night


    -Star Trek TNG season 1.



    So, what do you want to see in 2011?
     
  2. Brianruns10

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    Well Citizen Kane in 2011 is muted, but I'd sure like to (finally) see The Magnificent Ambersons given a proper release, ideally with Rick Schmidlin-type reconstruction of the original version.


    Ben Hur is also slated for 2011, but if it doesn't include the 1925 version in high def, it'll be a deal breaker for me.


    I'd love to see Lawrence of Arabia on blu, but given the studios GD predilection for all these silly anniversaries, I won't be expecting that one until 2012 at least.


    Finally, I received word from Criterion's Jon Mulvaney that "The Passion of Joan of Arc," is "possible" in 2011, and I fervently hope this will bear out. That film is my all time favorite, and I've longed for a blu-ray to replace my well worn Criterion DVD version. It was a fine release to be sure, but it's ten years old, and single layered DVD, so I'm sure all the latest advances could produce an even better transfer than we've ever seen before!


    BR
     
  3. Paul_Scott

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    Titles I fully expect to see released in 2011


    Jaws

    Ben-Hur

    Sweet Smell Of Success

    Mysterious Island

    Badlands



    Titles I wouldn't be surprised to see released in 2011


    The Howling

    The Ten Commandments

    Bicycle Thieves

    Two-Lane Blacktop

    Anatomy Of A Murder

    Rear Window

    Dial M For Murder

    The Great Escape
     
  4. GMpasqua

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    The Ten Commandments is rumored for relase around Easter from Paramount

    West Side Story is having a theaterical release followed by the Blu-ray (50th Ann)

    Ben Hur is also coming next year



    Wouldn't be surprised to see

    Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) already on HD

    Oklahoma! (1955)



    Hoping for "My Fair Lady"
     
  5. Walter Kittel

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    I always enjoy a wish list. Just thinking about favorite films is a fun activity. I haven't been keeping up with confirmed or rumored 2011 releases, but here are some films I'd love to see on Blu-ray (arranged alphabetically):


    Barry Lyndon

    The Big Country

    The Big Sleep

    Blue Velvet

    Chariots of Fire


    Chinatown

    City of God

    Hud

    The City of Lost Children

    Jaws


    The Last Picture Show

    Miller's Crossing

    Mulholland Dr.

    On the Waterfront

    Once Upon A Time In The West


    Platoon

    Rebecca

    Red River

    Some Like It Hot

    Taxi Driver


    I'm sure this won't happen but one of the absolutely most gorgeous films I've ever seen in terms of color cinematography is 1936's The Garden of Allah. Given a good source, this would look incredible on Blu-ray.


    - Walter.
     
  6. Ronald Epstein

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    Hi Walter!


    A few personal favorites I would like to see released:


    1776 (with all the extra scenes included in the film)

    Once Upon A Time In The West

    All That Jazz

    Scrooge

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Jurassic Park

    E.T.

    Jaws

    Mary Poppins

    Pete's Dragon
     
  7. John Hodson

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    Nice list Walter, but you only have to wait a couple of weeks for The Last Picture Show
     
  8. Walter Kittel

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    Hey Ron!


    All That Jazz

    Mary Poppins

    Raider of the Lost Ark


    would be most welcome.

    Also Sweet Smell of Success from Paul's list (another excellent choice featuring the work of James Wong Howe, along with Hud from my list.)


    Oh yeah, how could I forget to mention Zardoz ?


    - Walter.
     
  9. Walter Kittel

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    Thanks John, Yep I forgot about the new Criterion release featuring a host of excellent films from the late '60s and early '70s including The Last Picture Show.


    - Walter.
     
  10. Paul_Scott

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    I forgot about Red River and West Side Story.


    I expect both of those before '11 is over.


    Aren't we also due for a Fred & Ginger release?


    I would love to see 1776 this coming July 4th, but I won't be surprised to see them wait for the anniversary year. Disappointed a little, but not surprised.


    As far as other Sony owned titles go, Taxi Driver is overdue. I would also like to think they are finally going to kick out some of the 4:3 B&W classics they have like Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, It Happened One Night, Gilda, etc.



    Chinatown is overdue, but who knows whats going on in Paramount's rock-head. Thank God they at least are licensing stuff.


    Criterion has become pretty bullish on Bd in 2010, so I'm guessing that quite a few of the really exciting catalog releases (for film buffs) from MGM, Universal, Fox, and Paramount, will be released by them. Of what they already have rights to, what I hope to get sooner rather than later are the Universal Doug Sirks. All That Heaven Allows and Magnificent Obsession especially.


    As much as I would love to see it, I'm not holding my breath for All That Jazz anytime soon. I think a much safer bet would be something like Miller's Crossing, which might have just a little more appeal to the apparently still dominant 15-35 demo.
     
  11. MLamarre

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    MGM films being released by Criterion (confirmed by Newsletter hints/ATP Festival):


    The Sweet Smell of Success

    Kes

    The Four Feathers

    Blow Out

    The Killing

    Kiss Me Deadly

    Something Wild



    Rumored MGM films being released by Criterion:


    Cul-de-Sac

    The French Lieutenant's Woman

    Qatsi Trilogy

    Red River

    Love Streams

    The Misfits

    King of Hearts

    La Cage Aux Folles

    My Beautiful Laundrette

    How I Won the War

    Killer's Kiss

    Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Burn

    Satyricon

    Roma

    Europa Europa

    Thief

    Heaven's Gate


    Criterion has also confirmed for release next year:


    Andrei Rublev (+ 1 other Tarkovsky)

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    The Game

    Senso


    Warner also stated that Barry Lyndon and Lolita are coming next year.
     
  12. GMpasqua

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    Sales figures for late week will surely make a difference it what get's released next year


    If Sound of Music does very well = more musicals

    If Bridge on the River Kwai does very well = more epics (maybe more Lean)

    If Chitty Chitty Bang Bang does well - more children's live action (Mary Poppins)

    Psycho did okay so maybe more Hitchcock

    Apocapylse Now = more 70's


    overall more catalogs


    If sales are not great, then we wait until 2012
     
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    Well, we know we're getting...


    ALICE IN WONDERLAND (DISNEY)

    ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

    ARMY OF SHADOWS

    BAMBI

    BARRY LYNDON

    BEN HUR

    THE BIRDS

    BLOW OUT (Criterion)

    BROADCAST NEWS

    CITIZEN KANE

    DON'T LOOK NOW

    EXCALIBUR

    THE GAME (Criterion)

    THE INCREDIBLES

    LOLITA

    MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

    THE NAKED KISS

    NETWORK

    ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

    SHOCK CORRIDOR

    STAR WARS SAGA


    And we're rumoured to be getting...




    BRIGHTON ROCK

    THE CONVERSATION

    CROSS OF IRON

    THE CRUEL SEA

    DIABOLIQUE

    LA GRANDE ILLUSION

    ICE COLD IN ALEX

    INSIGNIFICANCE

    KES

    KILLER'S KISS

    THE KILLING

    KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS

    KISS ME DEADLY

    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

    LOLITA

    MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

    QUATERMASS AND THE PIT

    THE QUINCE TREE SUN

    THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

    TRUE LIES

    TWINS OF EVIL

    WHISKEY GALORE


    And personally, I suspect we'll see


    A.I

    BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

    THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD

    JAWS (I have good reason to suspect this)

    ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

    THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES

    SOME LIKE IT HOT

    TAXI DRIVER

    More HITCHCOCK and more HAMMER


    Sadly, I don't think we'll see THE INDIANA JONES TRILOGY next year, but that depends on the 5th instalment.


    And I'd like to see (to name but a very few)


    LAST TANGO IN PARIS (well overdue for a re-release)

    COME AND SEE

    CHINATOWN

    MANHATTAN

    MARATHON MAN

    OUTLAND

    THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 (original)

    THE OTHERS

    MY FAIR LADY

    MARNIE

    THE HAUNTING

    JEAN DE FLORETTE

    ROSEMARY'S BABY

    THE DUELLISTS

    THE DEVILS

    THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES


    But I don't hold out much hope for any of them...
     
  14. Rick Thompson

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    What I mainly want to see on Blu are the wide vista pictures, including:


    Ben-Hur

    The Ten Commandments

    Cleopatra

    King of Kings

    The Big Country

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Zulu

    Zulu Dawn

    Several John Wayne westerns


    Would like to see more Spielberg and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but I'd settle for the list above.
     
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    Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments should be out by March, Cleopatra - will look incrediable if the recent 70MM screenings are any indication.


    The Big Country was recently remastered and I was told it looks much better then the DVD - this is from MGM so it may take a while until they get their finances in order


    SONY only knows what's holding up "Lawrence of Arabria" also "Taxi Driver" & "Oliver!" all rumored for last year
     
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    The Freshman (1990)

    Scrooge (including the televised bumpers and end credits)

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    The Ten Commandments (1956)

    Beautiful Girls

    Life on Mars (US)

    The Rocketeer (with Rocketeer: Excitement in the Air)
     
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    I almost feel that if they don't get Ambersons out at the same time as Kane's release we may never get it. It's been, what, 7-8 years since they first stated their plans to release it on DVD?
     
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    I predict that Universal will finally open their catalog of Spielberg titles, giving us either Jaws or Jurassic Park, but not both.


    My biggest want, that I don't think will happen, is to get a nice 4-pack of the Reeve Superman movies (including all versions of the movies that were offered in the 2006 DVD set via seamless branching).
     
  19. Ronald Epstein

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    Robb,


    Talked with someone from Universal last week
    while out in LA.


    Spielberg is still going to be a slow go. I think

    we will see at least one of his titles next year (the

    most obvious one) but there certainly won't be an

    onslaught of them for a while to come it seems.


    Also, I would not expect Indiana Jones next year.
     
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    That's disappointing to hear. The Indy part doesn't surprise me, since we are getting Star Wars, but I hoped that Universal having all of those other catalog titles on the way by early 2010 meant that Q3 and Q4 would start to get into Spielberg's big hits. Since I doubt we'll see it soon, I hope we at least get E.T. for the 30th anniversary in 2012.
     

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