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Taking stock of M.I.A. Paramount Blu-rays...

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Dick, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Keith Cobby

    Keith Cobby Well-Known Member

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    My wife would probably tell you that I prefer b & w films to colour and the older the better!. I also grew up with b & w television but my point about westerns is that the great outdoors shows better in colour. I love westerns and my favourites are all in colour except for the two I mentioned in my earlier post.
     
  2. Michael Allred

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    I would LOVE for WB, Paramount, *anyone* to release "Brain Donors" on Blu-Ray, a modern version of classic Marx Bros comedy starring John Turturro.
     
  3. Richard Gallagher

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    I just received my copy a short while ago. I've only been able to preview it, but I agree that it looks and sounds terrific. And it is region-free, although I also have a region-free BD player.

    Why Paramount has not released it in the U.S. is one of life's perplexing mysteries.

    P.S. Anyone who is thinking of ordering this should order from Amazon.uk. Amazon here wants $35 for it. I paid $15.68 at Amazon.uk, including shipping.
     
  4. John Hermes

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    Amen to that, plus Duke's other Paramounts..*cough*.The Sons Of Katie Elder *cough*
     
  5. schan1269

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    I keep getting dismayed at what I've missed out in ignoring A-UK for BD(while not looking from not having a region free BD player).

    So far, the longest time frame available "over there" and not here on an American movie?

    3 years.

    I could understand 3 years for Spaghetti Western or French Noir...but American classics?
     
  6. Dick

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    I concur! Which is why I am actually more anxious for HUD and PAPER MOON than for most of the color titles.
     
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    The proud and Profane

    The Turning Point

    Warpath

    Red Mountain

    Forever Female

    The Savage

    Thunder in the East

    Secret of the Incas
     
  8. trajan

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    Still waiting for ORDINARY PEOPLE----WITNESS----RAGTIME.
     
  9. JoeDoakes

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    Olive originally licensed this title, but it was cancelled. Mr. Lime said that there were "elements" problems.
     
  10. Worth

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    The Turning Point is a Fox title.
     
  11. t1g3r5fan

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    There's a 1952 film of the same title released by Paramount.
    Like the 1952 Turning Point, both The Proud and Profane and Warpath were on Olive's release schedule but were pulled due to issues with the elements.
     
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    Witness has come up at Amazon UK for a 17th February release. It initially looks like a placeholder, but I've talked to Paramount UK and they've confirmed it's definitely coming early next year, though the exact release date is tbc.

    Listed as 19th February at Amazon France, and that looks more definitive.

    Hope this helps.

    Steve W
     
  13. Reggie W

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    So is Paramount basically out of the blu-ray business entirely?
     
  14. trajan

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    Will we ever see-- ORDINARY PEOPLE---RAGTIME----ANGELA'S ASHES---PLAY IT AGAIN SAM---DAY OF THE LOCUST---CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD--YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES.
     
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    Skippy (Universal, I know), Ordinary People, Witness, The Hours, Atlantic City, Heaven Can Wait, The Greatest Show On Earth... just to name a few.
     

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