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Greatest...not on Blu...tragedy?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by schan1269, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. schan1269

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    I vote Yamanaka.

    The lack of Humanity and Paper Balloons, itself, is a complete crime.
     
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    How about a BR of Nine Hours to Rama? Not a great film, but a good one, and an amazing ending. Or a decent version, with subtitles, of the astonishing 1967 Le Grand Meaulnes? Latter currently only available in French san sous-titres.
     
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    Magnificent Ambersons (remember when people thought they might put out a blu for its 70th aniversary and WHV released only a DVD)?

    Yankee Doodle Dandy?

    At least unitl WHV changes it's corporate policy that refuses to license what it won't release on its own, it deserves a lot of criticism.
     
  4. Walter Kittel

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    To the best of my knowledge there are still no films directed by Preston Sturges on Blu-Ray in Region A. I can't imagine that situation is going to last forever.

    - Walter.
     
  5. Dave B Ferris

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    Or any of the Boetticher/Scott westerns.

    Also, I hope we all recognize that "tragedy" is being used within the context of our hobby - because, compared to actual human tragedies, the absence of a movie on Blu does not really measure-up.
     
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    Yamanaka's early demise...was a tragedy...and a tragedy to film-making.
     
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    That may be true, but the subject seems to suggest the "tragedy" is that a movie (or any given movie) is not on Blu.
     
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    My intent was "a person's work" not represented. Not individual movies. Oh well.

    I did start with Yamanaka. Then added HaPB...as it has the best chance.

    Yamanaka was brilliant and died too soon.

    Hell...Zoe Lund has BD. Equally, sorta, tragique. (self doing-in counts)
     
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    I did not realize that. Thank you.
     
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    Gance's Napoleon would qualify, wouldn't it?
     
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    Well the HD work's been done as they've all been on the telly in HD looking very nice.

    For just the one film I'll stick with westerns & choose, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon 1949. A classic John Ford/John Wayne western. And it could look really great on Blu-ray. I thought it would have been out by now.
     
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    At least that's one that's virtually guaranteed to get a release, even from WHV.
     
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    A second vote for Gance's NAPOLEON and also the Russian version of WAR AND PEACE.
     
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    Another vote here for Gance's 'Napoleon'. How wonderful if someone pulled out from their bed the missing 3-D footage!

    And although Sergei Eisenstein is represented with a couple of his silent movies, NOT ONE of his great sound movies featuring his wonderful collaboration with Sergei Prokofiev has yet made it to Blu ray.
     
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    Bondarchuk's version of WAR AND PEACE. YES!!!
     
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