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BREAKING NEWS: Warner Archive Collection Announces First Blu-Ray Releases

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. Guest

    Hopefully, long films will be on dual-layer 50GB discs, unlike when the DVD Archive started with everything on single-layer discs.
     
  2. Mark-P

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    Of course I am delighted. It's very surprising that the BDs will be the same price as the DVD-Rs. I'll pay $20 for a BD, but not the $40 Screen Archives charges for its limited-edition titles!
     
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    It would be great if some older titles from the 30s-60s also got the Blu-ray treatment as well in the Archive. For some, the HD enhancement will make the films look even better than when they were first released in theaters!
     
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    I just noticed on the Warner Archive site that the audio for Gypsy is DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. I hope that's a misprint! The DVD is 5.1.
     
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    I agree with you! If you have a chance, please list a few of your most wanted titles from this era....
     
  6. Oliver Siegel

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    Great news gents!
     
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    So these are not MOD but pressed discs?
     
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    Wouldn't the original mix be 2.0 though?
     
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    Yes. "Replicated" means pressed in home video terms (BD-R/DVD-R would use the term "duplicated").

    EDIT: Just to re-inforce the point -
     
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    Yes! This is awesome and wonderful news. I've not bought any WB archives titles, though I've been tempted, because I expected they would eventually go HD, I'll definitely be buying bluray releases, starting with Hudsucker proxy.

    Now if they could just do a restoration/new harvest of Northwest Passage and give us that on bluray as well.
     
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    So, how many pre-orders need to be collected before they run off a pressing? Are they pressing exactly how many they need so if you miss it by a day you might have to wait months and months before enough other people order it to warrant a new pressing?
     
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    This sounds like an opportunity for someone IN the U.S. to set up a buying service for our friends over seas! Hmmmmm wheels turning.......
    Doug
     
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    The first ones don't ship for about a month so I guess they'll make them in a few weeks and they'll
    Know how many to make. Also they will probably just make a thousand or so initially for the first shipments that go out.
     
  14. Larry-Bender

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    OK Warner- Bring on THE GREAT RACE----LOCAL HERO--- MICHAEL COLLINS--HEAVEN AND EARTH.--WIND AND THE LION.---RYANS DAUGHTER.
     
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    Pre-ordered both titles. Shipping date is listed as 11/20/12.
     
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    I agree. Not to mention that the price point makes the WB program the better of the two in regards to the consumer with free shipping (currently) and $10 less. Buying these two is only $5 more than one TT release. Lastly, I imagine future WBShop coupons or sales will work on these titles.
    The big question is if the original pressing "sells out" will a new limited batch be manufactured to meet demand? And are these closer to retail releases w/ digital restoration/clean-up (Like most TT releases)? Since many of the existing WA titles are just newly remastered w/o digital clean-up or costly restoration work.
     
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    I hope more Judy Garland titles will be released on blu ray now.
     
  18. Mike Frezon

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    Just pre-ordered Deathtrap.

    I can also confirm the updated shipping info of 11-20-12.
     
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    Hudsucker will definitely be coming my way.
     
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    +1 I would love to own these aswell
     

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