Posted February 17 2009 - 04:49 PM
| Originally Posted by Simon Howson |
In December Warner should release a Blu-Ray classics boxed set:
Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris, The Wizard of Oz, Ben Hur, North By Northwest, How the West Was Won, Gone with the Wind.
They could even team up with hardware companies for players to include a voucher for the box, or at least a discount of some sort.
The article said "Singin In The Rain" needs to be redone from scratch since its current master is 1080i not 1080p . Sadly it will probably be many years until Singin' goes blu.
From the article:
And Warner has plenty of those on tap. In addition to the Astaire-Rogers canon in 2010, Feltenstein said the 1954 'A Star Is Born' with Judy Garland, currently being remastered in 6K resolution, will also see a 2010 release, and 'Citizen Kane' will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a Blu-ray bow in 2011. Other titles in the pipeline include the 1959 'Ben-Hur,' which was already remastered in 1080p, but is being redone because, Feltenstein says, many viewers were displeased with the standard DVD transfer. 'Singin' in the Rain,' previously mastered in 1080i in 2001 is unsuitable for Blu-ray in its present form, so it's gone back to square one for a "profusely expensive" 1080p
makeover. 'The Music Man,' 'Doctor Zhivago,' and 'Meet Me in St. Louis' also will see high-def releases in the next two to three years. And in honor of its 40th anniversary, 'Woodstock' will arrive on Blu-ray later this year in limited numbered editions with two hours of recently discovered performances. The classic concert film was originally shot in 16mm, so beware, there will be noticeable grain.
Always excited reading about this but still no exact release dates, pricing etc..
Thanks OP for linking to article.