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3D WHV Press Release: Dial M For Murder (3D Blu-ray) and Strangers On A Train (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Bob Furmanek

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    The Bugs Bunny 3-D cartoon was released in late September 1953 and played most engagements with Warner Bros. 3-D western, THE MOONLIGHTER.
    Warner Bros. released a standard 2-D version to theaters on November 13, 1954.
     
  2. Brandon Conway

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    Hmmmm.... I hope that listing "Preview Version" under special features for Strangers on a Train doesn't mean it's only a SD extra. You'd think it would be easy enough to branch for the full feature in HD.
     
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    I missed this the first time I scanned the press release, so it bears repeating:







    And I don't even own a 3D monitor. I do have a PS3 - any quality 3D front projector's out there?
     
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    Wow!, just wow! Can't believe the floodgates opened all at once for Hitchcock, not that I'm complaining. Super excited about getting Dial M in 3D and I don't even have a 3D setup yet, but we are slowly moving in that direction so it's awesome that this will be waiting for, or "taunting" me to upgrade sooner. After Hondo not getting 3D it's nice that WB didn't make the same mistake. Expensive but awesome second half of the year.
     
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    Exellent news about Dial M! I am looking forward to this title on blu-ray! The 3-D aspect is a delightful bonus. I guess I will finally get a 3D player to go with my 3D capable TV. :)
    Strangers on a Train is another delightful bonus!
    Since these 2 titles were a part of a DVD Hitchcock box set called the Hitchcock Signature Collection from 2004, perhaps some of the other titles in that set will surface soon? Mr and Mrs Smith, I Confess, Stage Fright, The Wrong Man, Foreign Correspondent, Dial M, Strangers on a Train, Suspicion and North by Northwest are in that set.
    I must confess I bought that set mainly for Dial M, Strangers and Suspicion. I already had North by Northwest at the time, but didn't mind the extra copy! This is pretty neat, later this year, many of the titles, if I am not mistaken that are part of the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection DVD box set from Universal will finally come out on BD too.
     
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    Warner no longer has the rights to Foreign Correspondent. The Caidin Trust/Westchester Films licensed it to Criterion a couple years ago (in the same deal that brought Stagecoach to Criterion). It's been on Criterion's Hulu channel for some time. A Blu-ray/DVD release from Criterion is probably inevitable, but only they know when.
     
  7. Nelson Au

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    Thanks Brandon, I forgot about Criterion having Stage Coach. I'll pick that up during the Barnes and Noble yearly Criterion sale
     
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    The preview version is included as a bonus feature, but I'm not sure it it's in HD or what yet.
     
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    Thanks. Not sure how I missed that..
     
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    Yeah, but meant, as big symbolic stunt of "Warner heartily endorses vintage 3D, and here's our marketable corporate icon to prove it!" on the first 50's Blu3D's?
    The exec definitely said there was a B3D version in the works, but didn't say with what, and wouldn't wait up nights for The Moonlighter just yet.
    Guess it's coming with Wax, which they thought would pull in more of a "culty" Bugs audience, but putting it with Dial M would've been a good "Vintage night at the movies" touch.
     
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    Will purchase 'Dial M' just to support the 3D cause (blind buy).
     
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    They've also got POPEYE, ACE OF SPACE in the vaults. That was the first 3-D cartoon designed for 1.66:1 widescreen.
     
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    Projector Central has reviews of 3D front projectors.
     
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    Given that its not clear whether Warner will ever again release a classic 3D title in 3D, it would have been nice if they had put that and Lumberjack Rabbit on this as extras. BTW: Do you need a special 3D blu disk for a 3D transfer? Could they put a 3D title and a 2D title on the same disk?
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Yes. Warner has done it several times with their IMAX documentary releases.
     
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    Yay Warner Brothers! That's the way to do it.
    Boo Paramount!
     
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    I have a JVC I'm very happy with. 3D has to be seen BIG to really work in my opinion.
    I'm SO excited this has finally been made official - it's been hinted at and promised for a couple of years.
     
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    I am so excited that 1950's 3D are finally being released. I hope Dial M exceeds Warner Bros expectations and that it will lead to additional films such as House of Wax and Kiss me Kate. Hate thinking about buying a new TV but if these come out I may just do that.
    Is it too early to start hoping Amazon has a fantastic Black Friday deal on the 15 film Hitchcock Box Set?
     

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