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CLEOPATRA Region Free BRD

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by trajan, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. RolandL

    RolandL Well-Known Member

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    Since Raintree County was the first movie filmed in the MGM CAMERA 65 process with a 2.76:1 aspect rato, it would be cool if it was released that way on Blu-ray. I know it was released in 1957 on 35mm film only so we would be seeing more picture information on the sides than then.
     
  2. trajan

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    Amazon Japan has a CLEOPATRA box set for preorder. Release date Feb3 2012. Hello US?
     
  3. Andrew Budgell

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    Very cool! It's interesting that they used a costume designed by Oliver Messel for the aborted London "Pinewood" version for the cover.
    The accompanying book looks beautiful.
    Fox US has been announcing Blu-rays about a month and a half before their released...so maybe we'll get confirmation here in North America in about two weeks!
    Here's the Amazon Japan link:
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%80%8C%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AC%E3%82%AA%E3%83%91%E3%83%88%E3%83%A9-%E8%A3%BD%E4%BD%9C50%E5%91%A8%E5%B9%B4%E8%A8%98%E5%BF%B5%E7%89%88%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AC%E3%82%A4%E3%83%BB%E3%82%B3%E3%83%AC%E3%82%AF%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BABOX%E3%80%94%E5%88%9D%E5%9B%9E%E7%94%9F%E7%94%A3%E9%99%90%E5%AE%9A%E3%80%95-Blu-ray-%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A7%E3%82%BB%E3%83%95%E3%83%BBL%E3%83%BB%E3%83%9E%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AD%E3%83%BC%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A3%E3%83%83%E3%83%84/dp/B005743LPK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1322499357&sr=8-4
     
  4. Andrew Budgell

    Andrew Budgell Well-Known Member

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    Japanese deluxe set:
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    That is cool looking set. But where is the model of Cleopatra's Barge and the pet asp
     
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    I hope the aspect ratio they have listed (2:35) is wrong. Only a 65mm Todd-AO transfer will do the film justice.
     
  7. Andrew Budgell

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    :D :D :D
    I hope the aspect ratio that they have listed is wrong, too. I'm a little surprised that the film won't be spread out over 2-discs like Ben-Hur. I mean, the documentary is 2hrs alone!
     
  8. Billy Batson

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    Yep, that doesn't look right, I fully expect it to be on three discs, two for the film & one for the extras. All will be clear when Fox gives out the specs. And Amazon gets the aspect ratio wrong a lot of times.
     
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    Over in the UK, Amazon & HMV have what looks like the correct cover art (the same as the Japenese box), & it does look like it is two discs with the extras split between them. Come on Fox, the cat is well out of the bag!
     
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    I assume there is still no pet asp included.
     
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    I asked about Raintree County on Warner Archive and they said "Raintree still being considered for BD but no movement, so definitely not in 2012. We continue to campaign to our colleagues to take the BD approach on this epic. Given length, the 65mm source original, and the footage cut from the roadshow version existing only in faded 35mm print material. there is no way to approach Raintree without a LOT of $$$."
     
  12. Andrew Budgell

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    Thanks for the update, Roland. That's disappointing, as I thought 2012 might be the year we'd finally see Raintree released at last. But at least the film has fans at the studio, and they seem to understand that there are plenty who really want it. Maybe the $152 million dollar Elizabeth Taylor auction will convince the naysayers! :D BTW, not sure if anyone knows this, but WB released "Raintree" in Spain. Might tide some fans over in the meantime.
     
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    link to spain blu-ray?
     
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    I'm surprised there hasn't been a North American announcement yet. Is anyone else thinking that at this rate we're going to have to import from the UK or Japan? :huh:
     
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    She was born in February and died in March, I think we will see an announcement sometime in the next couple of weeks.
     
  17. Andrew Budgell

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    Good point. I guess I thought it would have been announced when the record breaking auction was making headlines, but perhaps they didn't want the release to be overshadowed? Who know! I wonder if they'll push back the UK and Japanese releases so they're all out around the same time?
     
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    Is there any word on whether Warner might be releasing a better version of National Velvet this year than what is currently available ?
     
  19. Andrew Budgell

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    When I asked WB about Elizabeth's films on Blu, they said they had nothing for 2012. Whether that's nothing planned or nothing scheduled, I'm not sure... I'd love a Blu-ray edition of "National Velvet".
     
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    Most of Liz's film were from MGM which Warner releases. With Liz's death this year how can they have nothing scheduled for 2012? They have hinted to their own "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for years, 2012 would seem to be the year to release it.

    TCM's year in remembrance has a special ending dedicated to Liz and I'm sure the Oscar's will make a tribute of some sort this year, It's not like people over 40 do not know who Elizabeth Talyor is. Even some people under 40 must have heard of her at some point or another
     

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