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Pre-90s catalog on Blu - A comprehensive list

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Brandon Conway, Jul 12, 2009.

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    Dumbo might be short and modest, and probably not as important as Fantasia for Blu , but I think its a beautiful piece of work.
     
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    I sincerely doubt Dumbo has been added to the Platinum/Diamond/whatever-jewel-they're-using-now Collection. A wonderful movie, yes, but it has not been out of print since 1980. I believe it's already on iTunes (although Aladdin is, too).
     
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    Kino jumps on the Blu-ray bandwagon with plans to release The General on 11/10/09. This easily becomes the earliest film to be released on BD in the US, proceeding Snow White by 11 years.
     
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    It looks like Disney has Dumbo slated for February, and Fantasia (as well as Fantasia/2000) slated for May. That's definitely good news to see Disney increasing their output.

    http://www.zonadvd.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=17048
     
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    I believe Sunrise (1927), which comes out on Sep 22 in the UK is the second earliest, not Snow White, but perhaps you only mean Region A.The General will be the first proper silent film on blu ray; there is an alternate silent version of Sunrise, but its proper original version has a soundtrack of synchronised effects and music, technically making it the earliest sound film on Blu i'm sure, a record its sure to keep.
     
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    Ben, I only track Region A in this thread, but you are correct that Sunrise is being released in the UK. /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif
     
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    Lionsgate is opening the 80s floodgates in November. They'll be releasing Angel Heart, Cujo, The Monster Squad, and My Bloody Valentine on 11/24/09.
     
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    I had thought about including the 1990s, but a good thing happened: there were too many releases, and it became too cumbersome.
     
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    Not surprising. The 90's is where Home Video exploded, and its also the era that many ps3 owners grew up in. And, less surprisingly, its the most recent complete decade, so yeah.

    The 80's is getting pretty full too, but here's hoping every decade eventually gets too huge to keep track of, which will mean we'll have a DVD-like catalogue available in high def.
     
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    Added The Green Berets
     
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    You got your Oppo player 971 years ago? Wow, you really were an early adopter.
     
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    I heard about the OPPO 971 at AVS Forum back in '03 when it first surfaced. It wasn't very expensive so I jumped on one.
     
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    The Twelve Chairs (1970)
    Silent Movie (1976)
    High Anxiety (1977)
    History of the World: Part I (1981)
    To Be or Not to Be (1983)

    All coming 12/15/09 from Fox via the Mel Brooks Collection
     
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    Brandon, just a heads up. A slew of catalogue blus released by Studio Canal in region B territories, many of which are reported as region-A compatible; do you include those on your list then? I wasn't sure. The titles which are AB on the disc, not sure whether that correlates to actual unlockedness are: Ran (1990... Damn) Deer Hunter (1978)... Massive improvement over three-year old US blu! Le Mepris (1963).Belle du Jour and Last Year at Marienbad appear to be region-locked, if you believe the packaging, but you already have the latter via Criterion.
     
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    Hey Ben. Thanks for the info.

    I only track US releases, but Ray is tracking other territories in another thread here and I'm sure he'd love the help: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/292440/pre-90-s-catalog-titles-on-blu-ray-disc-a-non-usa-alternately-comprehensive-list
     
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    The Toolbox Murders (1978)

    Coming 1/26/10 from Blue Underground
     
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    Gremlins (1984) (Warner) (Target Exclusive)
     
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