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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release more than 30 catalog titles on Blu-ray Disc in 2

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Mar 16, 2012.

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Where the heck is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?
     
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    It's a nice eclectic list of titles throughout the year, but it still doesn't give us the 1950s classics many of us want. Still, I'm not going to complain too loudly.

    (But really - Babes in Toyland before 20,000 Leagues, Old Yeller, or Treasure Island? Argh!)
     
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    Disappointed in the lack of classic titles here, but pleasantly surprised to see a number of the less popular, non-platinum, animated films make the cut (Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Brother Bear and Home on the Range).
    Including the previously announced animated slate for 2012—and ignoring direct-to-DVD sequels—this brings the total to 9 additional Disney animated films for release in 2012. Very happy about this.
     
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    I know it doesn't dig as deeply into Disney's catalog as some would like, but I'm really excited about that list. Dick Tracy, in particular, should look great in HD.
     
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    I hope the lack of titles such as 20,000 Leagues and Mary Poppins means that they will be accorded the deluxe treatment they deserve and will come out as major event releases.
     
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    That's not a bad list of titles. It's just that around here, we read a phrase like "more than 30 catalog titles" and immediately envision something quite different. Especially when the announcement is coming from Disney.
     
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    there is a good solid 10-15 in that list i could go after, but like the rest, was looking for Mary Poppins or 20000 Leagues
     
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    I'm only interested in the era the Mr. Disney himself oversaw. Titles such as The Absent Minded Professor and Son of Flubber are musts, some of the rest like The Rescuers also hold interest for me. A lot of the later titles should do well, however, as there are some solid hits in there. 20,000 Leagues and Poppins deserve the box set treatment when the time is right.
     
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    Romy and Michelle!
     
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    Grosse Pointe Blank! High Fidelity! Ed Wood! YES!
    (now to get Lionsgate to release Beautiful Girls)
     
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    I am thrilled to be finally able to retire the terrible DVD of Grosse Pointe Blank, one of my favorite movies. And Ed Wood is a must buy, too. I'll probably pick up Treasure Planet as well.
     
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    and if this is done corectly, my eyes will hurt, the use of primary colors was such a part of this, that this could be a reference disc
     
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    YES!!
    But I also want more "classic" Disney titles, not just 80's, and 90's titles.
     
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    Re: lack of 20k and Mary Poppins - these are 'A' list titles that would be announced individually, just like their 'A' list animation Diamond titles. I would never expect them to announce them in a group catalog announcement like this. You'll notice they don't mention the upcoming Cinderella, for instance.
     
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    Not terribly impressed with this initial offering. Judge Dredd, anyone?
    OTOH, I'm glad that Disney is releasing these on Blu-ray as opposed to MOD, where they likely would've ended up if it were another studio. Everyone seems surprised by this announcement - has Disney had a lousy track record releasing catalog titles? (I haven't been really keeping track). As far as the classic films, I'm sure the studio has separate (and bigger) plans for those.
     
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    Disney has been very, very selective and very limited in their non-A-list catalog so far. I believe these 30 titles will practically double their output in that regard (not counting the Mill Creek licensed titles).
     
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    Taking advantage of the the free cross promotion from the new film Dredd coming out from Lionsgate theatrically in September.
     
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    Great news! HORSE WHISPERER--UNDER TUSCAN SUN --EVITA
     
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    Dick Tracy will be a day 1 purchase. Now if we can some cool extras... :)
     

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