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North By Northwest 50th Anniversary blu ray??

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#41 of 48 OFFLINE   Simon Howson

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Posted July 17 2009 - 01:13 AM

Originally Posted by Jim_K 

Well I hope you're right.

I have no use for a toy Bi-Plane or a plastic replica of Mt Rushmore.
It will also include:

A woman's razor
One frame of THE micro-film
A matchbox reproduction of the Mercedes
A reproduction of the secretary note that says "think thin".
A reproduction matchbook that includes Thornhill's warning message
A reproduction booklet of all the items at the auction
A can of alphabet soup that only includes the letters F, B, I and C, A.

Edited by Simon Howson - 7/17/2009 at 01:29 pm GMT

#42 of 48 OFFLINE   Simon Howson

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Posted July 19 2009 - 11:23 PM

The Blu-ray of North by Northwest will be released on November 3rd.

It says it is from an 8K scan of VistaVision elements.

...the film has received a meticulous restoration and remastering especially for this occasion with Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging scanning the original VistaVision production elements in 8K resolution. The resulting presentation reveals a depth of field and clarity never before possible, only serving to heighten every thrill-packed moment of this beloved classic.

Really looking forward to this, it should look great, and hopefully a lot more film-like than the DVD.

#43 of 48 OFFLINE   Jim_K


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Posted July 19 2009 - 11:36 PM


Warner Home Video have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition) on 3rd November 2009.


North by Northwest is priced at $34.99 SRP on Blu-ray (with book packaging)
No $85 BOX-O-JUNK?

Death before Streaming!

#44 of 48 OFFLINE   Simon Howson

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Posted July 20 2009 - 12:44 AM

Great also to see that WHV will be including a music only track.

#45 of 48 OFFLINE   TravisR


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Posted July 20 2009 - 06:26 AM

Since there's no high priced box set, I'm definitely picking this up!

#46 of 48 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted July 20 2009 - 07:57 AM

It will be mine. Finally some Hitchcock in HD.

"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

#47 of 48 OFFLINE   Simon Howson

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Posted October 19 2009 - 12:09 PM

YAY! My copy of North By Northwest on Blu-ray shipped from DVDPacific.com this morning!

#48 of 48 OFFLINE   Brent Avery

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Posted October 23 2009 - 09:14 AM

 Great to hear Simon, I was not even thinking about it too much when I visited my usual source for something else and saw it on the display shelf, naturally I could not resist!  It will be a nice addition for a viewing tonight. Hope it looks spectacular.

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