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Warner announces blu-ray titles for 2010

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by felipenor, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. felipenor

    felipenor Well-Known Member

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    Warner Brothers will bring popular classic films to Blu-ray High-Def in 2010, along with several others from their general back catalog (including two-film "double feature" editions).

    As we end the month of January, the following titles have been given a release date for this year. More films are no doubt forthcoming to Blu-ray and will be announced later.

    1/26 - FAME (1980 original)

    2/02 - GONE WITH THE WIND (single disc ed.)

    2/02 - THE MUSIC MAN

    2/02 - MYSTIC RIVER

    2/16 - GOODFELLAS: 20th Anniversary Edition

    2/23 - ANALYZE THIS / ANALYZE THAT

    2/23 - DIRTY HARRY / MAGNUM FORCE

    2/23 - GRUMPY OLD MEN / GRUMPIER OLD MEN

    2/23 - MISS CONGENIALITY / MISS CONGENIALITY 2

    2/23 - PRESUMED INNOCENT / FRANTIC

    3/02 - CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981)

    3/02 - THE NEVERENDING STORY

    4/06 - LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy (theatrical versions)

    4/06 - LORD OF THE RINGS Animated (1978)

    4/06 - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

    4/06 - POSEIDON

    5/04 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

    6/08 - THE GETAWAY (1972) / THE GETAWAY (1994)

    8/03 - DEEP BLUE SEA

    8/10 - ACE VENTURE: PET DETECTIVE / ACE VENTURE: WHEN NATURE CALLS

    8/10 - NATIONAL LAMPOON'S EUROPEAN VACATION

    8/10 - WHAT'S UP, DOC?

    9/07 - FORBIDDEN PLANET

    9/07 - LOST IN SPACE

    9/07 - MARS ATTACKS!

    9/07 - THX 1138: Director's Cut

    10/05 - THE MALTESE FALCON

    10/05 - THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE

    10/12 - THREE KINGS

    11/02 - THE GOONIES: 25th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition (also a DVD release)

    11/16 - BEN-HUR

    11/16 - BEN-HUR Ultimate Collector's Edition

    11/16 - MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935 original)

    From http://www.dvdtown.com/news/warner-to-release-several-classics-on-blu-ray-in-2010/7343
     
  2. Simon Howson

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    The only must buys for me out of that lot are Goodfellas and Ben Hur: Ultimate.
     
  3. Richard M S

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    The film I am most eager to find out about, A STAR IS BORN, I guess is in a forthcoming announcement.
     
  4. Simon Howson

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    Totally.

    East of Eden would be good too.
     
  5. felipenor

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    Do you think it's going to be released this year?
     
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    Surprised this isn't in the hi-def forum.
     
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    I don't think there's any solid info yet but the assumption is that Goodfellas is just the existing disc and the bonus DVD from one of the WB Gangster sets in a book-style package.
     
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    No Bogart fans here I guess.

    Already have the Goodfellas, The Getaway 72 and Dirty Harry BD's

    Must buys
    THE MALTESE FALCON
    THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE
    BEN-HUR (the non box-o-junk edition)
    MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935 original) - I think this will contain both the 62 and 35 versions
    FORBIDDEN PLANET
    CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981)
    DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
    LORD OF THE RINGS Animated (1978)


    Undecided
    GONE WITH THE WIND (single disc ed.)
    MYSTIC RIVER
    THE NEVERENDING STORY
    LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy (theatrical versions) - I may hold out for the EE's
    THX 1138: Director's Cut
     
  9. Robert Crawford

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    I hope they add lossless audio to it this time.
     
  10. Ric Easton

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    Jim, I'm definately a Bogart fan, but i've come to the conclusion that I can't re-purchase everything I already own on DVD! But I will be picking up The African Queen on Blu-ray!

    However, I will be re-buying Ben Hur and probably LotR as well.
     
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    Originally Posted by Ric Easton

    I'll be waiting for the EEs of LOTR. I spun up the FOTR EE on DVD after recently getting a new TV and thought it looked pretty darn good. I'll wait.

    And as much as I'd like Treasure of the Sierra Madre, I'll probably end up waiting for some incredible blowout sale on that and concentrate on The African Queen. There's an awful lot in the hopper this spring that's got my attention.

    Ben Hur might also be, for me, one of the exceptions on this list. It'll be interesting to see how they do the Ultimate set...if all the features are going to be on BDs or DVDs. Depending on what they do, I might just get the barebones version and keep the four-disc DVD Collector's Edition. I love that 1925 silent version in that set.
     
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    You would be surprised at the one title in that list
    that has me cheering....

    WHAT'S UP DOC?

    I am surprised they rushed this to Blu-ray, but
    then when I thought further about it, this is one
    of the funniest movies ever made.

    If you have never seen this film, you owe it to
    yourself to buy it on Blu. It's really one of the
    greatest screwball comedies of all time with a
    comedic chase sequence on the streets of
    San Francisco that is not to be missed.
     
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    I may be a sad excuse for a movie watcher, but I think that Lost in Space is the only one I see myself picking up. :)
     
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    I already have Goodfellas, The Dirty Harry set, Grumpy Old Men and Gone With the Wind on BD, so I will be looking forward to buying:

    The Music Man (on order)
    Fame (on order)
    Dr. Zhivago
    The Maltese Falcon
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Ben-Hur

    I may pick up European Vacation if later it gets a price reduction, and I will definitely be waiting on the EE's of Lord of the Rings (I'll probably just rent the theatrical editions). For anything else that I already have on SD-DVD, that format will suffice for me.
     
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    I agree with your surprise and also with your praise - great film, but I'm not sure I need to upgrade this one unless it's a bargain price.

    There are a few titles on that list that could be possibilities if the price is right. I'd like to see some more dramatic upgrades, like Man Who Would Be King or Outland, although these may be coming but just not as high a profile.
     
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    Has Warner really announced all these titles? It seems to me to be very informal, and probably very subject to change.
     
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    Actually, that one piqued my interest, too. A movie that I enjoy, even though most folks hated it. Too bad we can't just buy chapter 1 and the chapter near the end when they fly through the disintegrating planet. Both sequences are excellent demo material.
     
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    I'm another one that's looking forward to this. Most people who hate the movie hate it because it isn't exactly the same as the TV series. Having re-watched the entire 83-episode series, I think it's a very good thing the movie isn't exactly the same! My favorite aspect of the movie is Gary Oldman's wonderful performance as a devious, menacing, non-buffoon Dr. Smith.
     
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    As far as I know there has been no press release
    stating these titles will be coming out in 2010.

    I am guessing that retailers got an early list and
    that is what is being leaked.

    I can comfirm some of these titles are coming
    as I found out about them a month ago. Others
    are a complete surprise and one of the titles
    may be delayed for restoration reasons. However,
    I'm not speaking in an official capacity here.
    You do realize that sometimes titles announced this
    early can fall off the release slate.
     
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    Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein

    I do indeed realize that titles announced 5-10 months in advance can get shuffled, which was why I questioned whether this was an official announcement. I know from experience that without a formal press release titles more than 3-4 months away on an unofficially released schedule are very subject to change. I just hope people don't point to this thread if, say, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) doesn't make that date and is pushed into 2011.
     

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