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PARAMOUNT: Will You Ever Release These Titles on Blu-ray...

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Kyrsten Brad, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Kyrsten Brad

    Kyrsten Brad Screenwriter

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    Well, taking a cue from the Universal thread, thought I'd start a Paramount thread with one movie I just finished watching on DVD and would look great with a properly-done Blu transfer:

    My Friend Irma (1949): The first movie adaptation of the famous radio show by the same name featuring on-screen blonde bombshell Marie Wilson, equally stunning blonde bombshell Diana Lynn and the cinematic debut (and some say stole the show) of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
    Wiki Article on My Friend Irma.



    My Friend Irma Goes West (1950): The immediate sequel to My Friend Irma and the only sequel that the comedy team of Lewis & Martin ever made.

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  2. trajan

    trajan Screenwriter

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    ORDINARY PEOPLE---RAGTIME---PLAY IT AGAIN SAM---DAY OF THE LOCUST---ANGELAS ASHES---CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
     
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    War of the Worlds, Top Secret...
     
  4. ahollis

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    How about POPEYE Paramount.
     
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    Dear Paramount,

    How about these on BD?

    The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
    Donovan's Reef (1963)
    In Harms Way (1965)
    Wake Island (1942)
    Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
    The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)
    Roman Holiday (1953)
    Nevada Smith (1966)
    Is Paris Burning? (1966)
    Darling Lili (1970)
    Black Sunday (1977)
    Foul Play (1978)
     
  6. Dick

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    It would be helpful if we knew which Paramount titles are currently licensed to Warner Bros. so that we could send our requests to the right studio!
     
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    Here's my trick (not 100% but close I believe). I look at the most recent DVD release and that will pretty much tell you who has rights to most catalog titles for BD release.
     
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    The Warner agreement is for 600 titles. That is a huge number.
     
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    No idea what's taking the Martin/Lewis movies so long. I imagine we might get a blu-ray....eventually.

    I expect a very long wait though.
    Also no way to know how many they plan to bring to blu-ray or just re-release on DVD. We'd be lucky if 50 of those made it to blu-ray let alone have the proper HD scanning done.
     
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    Hopefully we'll get decent Blu-Ray sets while Jerry Lewis is still with us.You can add to that list:Artists & Models (1955)Way Way Out (1966)
     
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    Dragonslayer?
     
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    According to the specs for the DVD currently being sold on Amazon, Warner Bros. has this title now.

    DRAGONSLAYER

    is currently the title I most want to see on Blu-ray. Warner Bros. is the culprit if it doesn't get done.
    Let's that it will turn up in the predicted flood of catalog Blu's from them next year.
     
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    -the Naked Gun sequels
    -Top Secret! (including the Easter egg featuring the bookstore scene the way it was originally shot)
    -Brain Donors
    -The Parallax View
    -Black Sunday
    -Explorers
    -The Ghost and the Darkness
    -Young Sherlock Holmes
    -more Jerry Lewis titles
    -The President's Analyst
     
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    I know we have posted a Paramount/Warner wish list thread already elsewhere.

    This is a little redundant, but I'll play along and repeat the Paramount titles that
    I am most looking forward to...

    Foul Play
    The Court Jester
    Heaven Can Wait
    Top Secret!
    Jerry Lewis
    Paper Moon
     
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    The ones I want most are THE PARALLAX VIEW, BLACK SUNDAY, THE DAY OF THE LOCUST and THE KEEP. It's beyond my comprehension why we haven't gotten the NAKED GUN sequels or TOP SECRET in Blu. Hell, I'll even take RAT RACE!
     
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    Above all else from Paramount I wantONE EYED JACKS
     
  17. Dick

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    I have the (unsubstantiated) belief that THE PARALLAX VIEW will come from Criterion. It's right up their alley. Judging from the rather crumby DVD, it might take a lot of work too get it up to Blu standards.
     
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    The Vessel with the Pestle is the one I want, from those mentioned in this thread.
    Or is it The Chalice from the Palace? I'm confused ......
     
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    No, it's the Flagon with the Dragon
     
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    Heaven Can Wait, Day of the Locust, Lifeguard, Black Sunday, Lipstick, The Brady Bunch Movie, The First Wives Club, Sabrina (1995), What Lies Beneath, Chicken Run, Testament, The Big Bus, Bug, Desperate Characters, War of the Worlds, Ordinary People, First Monday in October, I'm Dancing as fast as I Can, The Dead Zone, The Elephant Man, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Little Darlings, Atlantic City, Urban Cowboy, Serial, Starting Over, The Longest Yard (1975), Don't Look Now, Mommie Dearest, The Fan (1981), Explorers, Some Kind of Wonderful, Pretty in Pink, Children of a Lesser God, The Accused, Murder on the Orient Express, The Out-of-Towners....The list is endless!!!! Some of these are major classics.....Why why why aren't some of these available?I can't wait forever...been purchasing HD films from amazon to TIVO.I'll be dead by the time they get around to releasing their classics.
     

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