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What Titles Would You Like to see on Blu-Ray???

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by John Dirk, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. John Dirk

    John Dirk Well-Known Member

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    I think we all pretty much agree that several things need to happen to push Blu Ray to mainstream acceptance. One of those is a larger library of catalog titles. Here are just a few I would like to see. What are your thoughts?

    John
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    Silence of the Lambs
    Fracture
    All of the Star Trek films
    Scarface
    Aliens
     
  2. Gary Murrell

    Gary Murrell Well-Known Member

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    Alien 1-3
    James Bonds
    Indy Jones 1-3

    that should help things ALOT [​IMG]

    most importantly get rid of this horrid thing that is noise reduction/grain removal, better get that licked before the big boys hit [​IMG]

    -Gary
     
  3. James L White

    James L White Well-Known Member

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    BTTF trilogy
    Indiana Jones
    Bond
    Ferris Bueller
    Jackie Brown
    Pulp Fiction
     
  4. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Well-Known Member

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    Here's my list:
    * Some Disney Classic Animateds. This will start with "Sleeping Beauty" this Fall. Between October 2008 and October 2009 I suppose we'll have at least three. That should be enough to get the ball rolling.

    * Some James Bond. I suppose we'll have to wait until the next James Bond movie is released to get these.

    * Some Star Trek. We all know that we'll probably get all of these movies and all three seasons of TOS:Remastered during the calendar year 2009 as part of the promotion for the new Star Trek movie.

    Once those three mainstream franchises start to hit Blu-ray, it will have "arrived" in the minds of the mainstream media moguls. Everything seems to be pointing to Fall 2009 (when profile 2.0 players will be available in abundance at reasonable prices) as the threshold point for the format.

    After that we can anticipate getting some Star Wars!
     
  5. John Dirk

    John Dirk Well-Known Member

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    Wow. I can't believe I forgot Pulp Fiction. I don't usually like to repurchase titles, but I already have for Pulp Fiction, and will gladly doit again when a decent Blu Ray version is released.
     
  6. John Dirk

    John Dirk Well-Known Member

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    I've never really gotten into the Star Wars films, possibly because I didn't see any during my adolescent years. I bought Episode III - Revenge of the Sith because it looked phenomenal in the store. One thing about that franchise, the SD releases look as close to Blu-Ray as I have ever seen. I wish other film makers would adopt "Lucas like" quality standards. When Star Wars goes Blu, that will be enough to make me buy the complete catalog.

    John
     
  7. Jim*Tod

    Jim*Tod Well-Known Member

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    For this higher def medium it should be a no brainer that classic titles shot in 70mm would be great:

    BEN-HUR
    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
    SOUND OF MUSIC
    WEST SIDE STORY
    OKLAHOMA!
    MY FAIR LADY
     
  8. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Well-Known Member

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    LotR trilogy of course.

    The Abyss. One of my all time favorites that never got a proper release on DVD.

    I'd also like to see a properly framed Excalibur, but since it was still screwed up in HD-DVD, I won't be holding my breath.
     
  9. PaulDA

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    How about....EVERYTHING? [​IMG]

    Too many to list here at the moment. But LOTR EE and a re-done Spartacus would be nice for starters.
     
  10. zackscott5

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    I would love to see the following:
    The Star Wars Saga,
    The Exorcist (both versions via seamless branching)
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Apocalypse now
    Indiana Jones
    Brazil (C'mon Criterion)
    Naked Lunch (See above) [​IMG]
     
  11. Will_B

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    * Kill Bill 1&2 (coming Sept 2008)
    * X-Men 2 - and the first one too.
    * The Island - science fiction in high def, mmm.
    * Chronicles of Riddick (both films) - less mmm but ditto.
    * Moulin Rouge - such a visually rich film.
    * Battlestar Galactica (new series)
    * Minority Report
    * A.I Artificial Intelligence
    * Serenity - (coming in October) the disappointing sequel to the Firefly tv series is still worth owning.
    * Leon (The Professional)
    * La Femme Nikita (the movie)
    * The Life Aquatic - the best film about middle age, ever. Ever!
    * Mulholland Drive
    * My Super Ex-Girlfriend - ok so I like Uma, what can I say. It was a funny movie.
    * the first two Bourne Identity movies, maybe.

    Oh, also: the entire *Buffy the Vampire Slayer* tv series. But I'd like them to release it in one fell swoop, a complete series set, rather than season by season (especially since everyone already has the entire series on DVD...won't have the patience to get it bit by bit).
     
  12. Chris Atkins

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    Any film directed by Terrence Malick, but particularly The New World.

    Other than that, mainly looking forward to films I've enjoyed but haven't managed, for whatever reason, to pick up on DVD. I doubt I will rebuy a lot of films I already have on DVD, other than a select few (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, etc.).
     
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    Lord of the Rings EE, of course.

    Far from the Madding Crowd. But hey, I've yet to see that on standard def, so...

    Babe [​IMG]

    High production values, costumes, sets, and I'm there.
     
  14. ManW_TheUncool

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    You include this, but not Royal Tenenbaums? [​IMG] Well, ok, that one's not so much about middle age... [​IMG]

    I'll just let others do the lists. Too many to want. [​IMG]

    I'd say though if we're talking about titles *we* want that would actually also help mainstream adoption, then some of the ones listed so far probably won't help, including The Life Aquatic. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    BTW, did someone mention the Godfather Trilogy already? [​IMG]

    _Man_
     
  15. andrew markworthy

    andrew markworthy Well-Known Member

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    Practically anything but the garbage currently being released. E.g. which genius think that the disasterous remake of Rollerball merits release before other items in the back catalogue?

    Okay, things I'd personally like released:

    (1) Citizen Kane
    (2) LOTR
    (3) Shrek 1 & 2
    (4) The Big Country (and in a decently restored print)
    (5) Star Wars (to stop endless threads about why this wretched thing isn't released - and when it is, we can guarantee pages of bleats about how some fanboy's life is permanently ruined because the frame is cut by 0.00000001% or something similarly vital)
    (6) The Godfather 1 & 2
    (7) The Incredibles
    (8) The key films by Ozu [though I doubt there would be a great improvement since the film stock is generally poor]
    (9) The key films by Kurosawa
    (10) The key films by Ingmar Bergman
     
  16. Will_B

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    Well I figure, if I want to see The Royal Tenenbaums, I'll just read a book by John Irving. Ba-bing! Really, I just figured, Life Aquatic has more detailed sets and detailed visuals (including all the little sea creatures), so I want that in high-def more than I want, say, Ben Stiller in high-def.
     
  17. Paul_Scott

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    The Deep
    Prophecy('79)
    1776
    A Little Romance
    Jaws 2
    The Seven Year Itch
    Logans Run
    The Last Of The Mohicans
    The Rocketeer
    Who'll Stop The Rain
    The Brink's Job
    Arthur
    The Year Of Living Dangerously
    Barabrella
     
  18. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Well-Known Member

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    What the hell, I'll throw out some titles that haven't been mentioned yet.

    Airplane
    Chinatown
    Clash of the Titans
    Evil Dead
    Heathers
    Kurosawa titles
    Mist, The
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    Nightmare on Elm Street, A
    Lady from Shanghai, The
    Point Blank
    Serigio Leone titles
    Strange Brew
    Taxi Driver
     
  19. John Dirk

    John Dirk Well-Known Member

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    Excellent point. That may also explain why we are seeing some of the current releases. Mainstream appeal trumping quality productions.


    John
     
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