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Rumor: Open Range, Count of Monte Cristo, Dead Poets Society & more this Fall


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#1 of 18 Brandon Conway

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Posted June 24 2008 - 06:37 AM

From Blu-News.com - News

6/24/08 Disney Blu-ray Plans For This Fall Sneak Peak:

September 9th:
Greny's Anatomy: The Complete 4th Season
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Kill Bill: Volume 2

September TBA:
The Alamo
Open Range
Mimic
Under the Tuscan Sun

October 17th:
Sleeping Beauty

October:
Cool Runnings
Dead Poet's Society
The Count Of Monte Cristo
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Cold Mountain

November:
The Cheetah Girls 3: One World

Of course more titles will be coming, just no official word yet.


I'll definitely pick up Open Range (lossless audio on this should be stunning), and Count of Monte Cristo is a fun film I'll consider double dipping on, too.

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#2 of 18 Paul Arnette

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Posted June 24 2008 - 07:08 AM

I'm definitely down for Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2, and Sleeping Beauty. I may pickup Open Range, or I may rent it, as I haven't seen it yet. My father-in-law keeps telling me great things about it. I keep telling him I'll wait to see it in high-def, and he keeps thinking I'm nuts. Posted Image

Dead Poet's Society is one of my wife's favorites, so I see a potential holiday present in the making there. I'll have to politely disagree with your enthusiasm over The Count of Monte Cristo however. This is another movie where, if I wasn't so in love with the book, I probably wouldn't have been so hard on it, but it really differs too much for my tastes.

Also, I think I am misremembering, but was Cold Mountain's DVD transfer plagued with the same issues as Gangs of New York's?
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#3 of 18 TravisR

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Posted June 24 2008 - 07:17 AM

I'll definitely pick up the Kill Bills.

And to add a title to the upcoming list, Lost: Season Four is coming on December 9.

#4 of 18 DanMel

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Posted June 24 2008 - 08:35 AM

Open Range is on my list to complete the Robert Duvall western trilogy with Broken Trail and Lonsome Dove having already both been released on Blu-ray at that time. Another modern western that I hope gets released soon would be Tombstone.

#5 of 18 David Wilkins

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Posted June 24 2008 - 10:02 AM

September, September, September... This Fall, This Fall, This Fall...

How about a little bit more between now and then?

I know, I'm being a jackass, but I just had to say it.

And I know...this is a typically slow time of the year...but good grief! Isn't that little nugget of wisdom on par with "You can't wear white after Labor Day."? After all, they're just months with names attached. Do studios think the average person can afford that many titles coming out in one big woosh? And we're nowhere near done with the announcements.

I know, it's conventional wisdom. It's marketing wisdom. But I'm a rock thrower by family lineage, so there.

#6 of 18 TonyD

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Posted June 24 2008 - 12:31 PM

anyone else picking up
Greny's Anatomy: The Complete 4th Season?
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#7 of 18 Douglas Monce

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Posted June 24 2008 - 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul Arnette
I may pickup Open Range, or I may rent it, as I haven't seen it yet. My father-in-law keeps telling me great things about it. I keep telling him I'll wait to see it in high-def, and he keeps thinking I'm nuts. Posted Image


Do yourself a favor and just get Open Range. Its one of the best westerns I've ever seen old or new!

Can't wait to own it!

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#8 of 18 Douglas Monce

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Posted June 24 2008 - 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by DanMel
Open Range is on my list to complete the Robert Duvall western trilogy with Broken Trail and Lonsome Dove having already both been released on Blu-ray at that time. Another modern western that I hope gets released soon would be Tombstone.


I'm with you there. I'd love to see Tombstone on blu-ray. In fact if Disney were smart they would release Tombstone and Open Range on the same day and do a little western advertising synergy thingy.

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#9 of 18 Joseph J.D

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Posted June 24 2008 - 01:38 PM

I'm definitely down for Mimic and Cool Runnings since I never bought the non-anamorphic DVDs. If it's true that is.
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#10 of 18 Dave H

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Posted June 24 2008 - 03:37 PM

Dead Poet's Society is a great film and I will gladly pick that up. The remastered SD DVD was pretty good, so that's encouraging for the BD release.

I'm also looking forward to Kill Bill I and II. These looked quite good on HD TNT and should be worlds better than the poor SD DVD transfers.

#11 of 18 Mark Cappelletty

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Posted June 24 2008 - 08:28 PM

Holy crap- Mimic would be great. I know Guillermo Del Toro had a sweet SE planned (I saw the mockup) in 2005, then the Miramax/Weinstein split put the kibosh on that.

#12 of 18 Marc Colella

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Posted June 24 2008 - 10:02 PM

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly would be a good pickup.

#13 of 18 Cees Alons

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Posted June 24 2008 - 11:03 PM

Several favourites of mine.

But giving the current DNR fiasco, even with Disney, I'll wait pre-ordering any title until I've read some trustworthy (!) reviews.


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#14 of 18 ChrisCook

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Posted June 24 2008 - 11:08 PM

I had heard that Dead Poets Society might be coming to Blu-ray this fall, so I'd be interested in this one. I do hope that the original theatrical trailer will find its way over from the Special Edition DVD to the Blu-ray release in 1080p. I'm still disappointed in Buena Vista for not including the trailer for Crimson Tide in 1080p.

The fourth season of "Lost" I'll most likely get on release day if they include the mobisodes.

#15 of 18 Jim_K

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Posted June 24 2008 - 11:25 PM

Open Range would be great. Hope it pans out since there's no date associated with it, nor an announcement.

Nothing else on the list really gets me all that excited except for the Kill Bills and Beauty, but I already knew about those.
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#16 of 18 Jesse Blacklow

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Posted June 25 2008 - 02:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Wilkins
September, September, September... This Fall, This Fall, This Fall...

How about a little bit more between now and then?

I know, I'm being a jackass, but I just had to say it.

And I know...this is a typically slow time of the year...but good grief! Isn't that little nugget of wisdom on par with "You can't wear white after Labor Day."? After all, they're just months with names attached. Do studios think the average person can afford that many titles coming out in one big woosh? And we're nowhere near done with the announcements.

I know, it's conventional wisdom. It's marketing wisdom. But I'm a rock thrower by family lineage, so there.
Are you talking about Disney, or BD in general being slow this time of year? Because July will be the largest release month for BD, with (by my count) 67 releases. August will have at least 44 titles, September will have at least 50, and October will have at least 45, with all of those months having titles still being announced.
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#17 of 18 Paul Arnette

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Posted June 25 2008 - 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Jesse Blacklow
Are you talking about Disney, or BD in general being slow this time of year? Because July will be the largest release month for BD, with (by my count) 67 releases. August will have at least 44 titles, September will have at least 50, and October will have at least 45, with all of those months having titles still being announced.

Yeah, I wasn't going to say anything, but I have at least 13 releases on pre-order between now and September, with another 4 or so in my Want List. I'm having a hard enough time keeping up with the releases as it is. Posted Image
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The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#18 of 18 Ron-P

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Posted June 25 2008 - 03:26 AM

The four titles I'll be picking up on street day...

Open Range
Sleeping Beauty
The Count Of Monte Cristo
Cold Mountain
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