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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted February 19 2008 - 12:38 PM

With Blu-Ray the victor in the HD format war, this is the first I've heard of any actual titles planned, and this is one that both needs and deserves a quality release:

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A booklet inside 101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition confirms that following Sleeping Beauty this fall, Walt Disney's 1940 classic Pinocchio will be next in line to receive the two-disc Platinum Edition treatment on DVD and Blu-ray. The animated feature, Walt Disney's second,

has been released twice on DVD but never with more than a trailer for bonus features. It has been out of print since January 2002.

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Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


#2 of 22 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted February 19 2008 - 12:44 PM

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With Blu-Ray the victor in the HD format war, this is the first I've heard of any actual titles planned, and this is one that both needs and deserves a quality release:



If I said I felt easy about how it would turn out knowing Disney's track record, I'd be lying Posted Image

Keeping fingers crossed. This is the kind of title I've been waiting for!

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#3 of 22 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 19 2008 - 12:45 PM

YES!!!!!

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted February 19 2008 - 12:50 PM

Awesome! I hope they do this one right...IE, no frozen/still background during the opening credits, etc...

Regardless, this is one of my all-time favorite films. It has been since I was a kid. I can't wait to pick this one up. My current DVD has served me well since 1999...time for a new edition. Posted Image

Ooh, I'd love some quality extras. This film deserves them!
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#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted February 20 2008 - 03:05 AM

I'm a sucker for (almost) any animated Disney product. Even if I don't get to watch it for three months. Posted Image I'm there.

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Posted February 20 2008 - 03:44 AM

Where's a link to that information?





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#7 of 22 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted February 20 2008 - 03:46 AM

^ I believe it's inside the 101 Dalmations package which comes out on March 4.

#8 of 22 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted February 20 2008 - 04:17 AM

I got it from ultimatedisney.com

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


#9 of 22 OFFLINE   Eric F

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Posted February 20 2008 - 04:41 AM

Yawn.

2009 is so far off I hardly consider this as news. Disney has the habbit of cancelling/delaying their titles anyways, so I'm still waiting for a definitive date on Sleeping Beauty which was supposed to be released this year.

#10 of 22 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted February 20 2008 - 04:49 AM

Eric,

The only animated Disney release that got bumped as far as I'm aware was The Aristocats.

Sleeping Beauty I have on my calendar for October 7. Anyone care to confirm that date?

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Posted February 20 2008 - 05:26 AM

Disney doesn't have a history of delaying their Platinum releases. They've been released like clockwork whenever they were scheduled since the first one, Snow White, back in Fall 2001.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted February 20 2008 - 07:18 AM

Effin' FINALLY. This film has languished for WAY too long. Peter Pan and Dumbo have been released three times each on DVD, but somehow this seminal classic has only been released ONCE way back in 1999. So yeah, GREAT news. And Blu-ray too? AWESOME.

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Posted February 20 2008 - 07:25 AM

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This film has languished for WAY too long.

Absolutely, I know it has merely by the fact that I never picked it up on SD DVD. That said, 2009 is a long ways off. Posted Image
Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

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Posted February 20 2008 - 07:43 AM

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But what I'm really waiting for is FANTASIA on Blu. Posted Image
If Pinocchio is the Spring 09 Platinum release, that leaves the following three in some sort of rotation for Fall 09/Spring 10/Fall 10: Fantasia, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, and Beauty & the Beast.

My personal bet would be Fantasia in Spring 2010.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted February 20 2008 - 11:52 AM

I guess Disney still thinks the only animated titles people really want to see/purchase in HD are its Pixar titles. They have plenty of classic titles to go around, I'm not really sure what the HD hold up is, especially when they're reissuing them on DVD from HD masters quite frequently.

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Posted February 20 2008 - 12:09 PM

Eric...

Isn't that the Disney MO? To create demand and then issue for a limited time? We have Sleeping Beauty coming end of this year, Pinocchio next year. Could Aristocats have been on Blu Ray? Probably. But know what? If they don't issue it in BD day and date with the SD, they can RESELL it later down the road. It's typical Disney.

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Posted February 20 2008 - 04:04 PM

I'm unsure whether for the new disc of Aristocats they went back to the film elements and created a new transfer or just cropped the old one. I'm guessing the latter.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


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Posted February 21 2008 - 03:37 AM

What would be nice is since they have an entire 16x9 HD frame to work inside, is that rather than crop the 1.37:1 image to 1.33:1 as is usually done with older Academy Aspect Ratio films for 4x3 TV, they could keep the whole 1.37:1 native apsect ratio in tact which would just silghtly shrink the width of the left/right pillar-bars on each side of the image.
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Posted February 21 2008 - 04:05 AM

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What would be nice is since they have an entire 16x9 HD frame to work inside, is that rather than crop the 1.37:1 image to 1.33:1 as is usually done with older Academy Aspect Ratio films for 4x3 TV, they could keep the whole 1.37:1 native apsect ratio in tact which would just silghtly shrink the width of the left/right pillar-bars on each side of the image.

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Posted February 21 2008 - 04:14 AM

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