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#1 of 103 OFFLINE   kemcha

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Posted February 26 2010 - 10:08 AM

Have to say it:

Star Wars
Independence Day Special Edition
Jurassic Park Trilogy
Smokey and the Bandit Trilogy

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#2 of 103 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted February 26 2010 - 11:30 AM

Its nice to see an optomist out in the wild /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif.  What did you think was missing from Independance Day that you would like to see added on a special edition?

#3 of 103 OFFLINE   kemcha

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Posted February 26 2010 - 12:48 PM

What I'm talking about is the "Special Edition" version that was released on DVD. It just seems crappy that 20th Century Fox decided to release the 'Theatrical Edition" of the movie instead of the "Special Edition" which includes several minutes of footage that were added back into the movie itself.

While I do share everyone's resentment of this movie, I do enjoy watching the movie, from time to time.

#4 of 103 OFFLINE   Rick Thompson

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Posted February 26 2010 - 01:00 PM

The films that really deserve Blu-ray treatment are "wide vista," big canvas epics such as:
Ben-Hur
The Ten Commandments
Star Wars saga
Star Trek movies
Westerns like The Big Country -- the type where they show off the on-location shooting
Lawrence of Arabia
Dr. Zhivago
Many of the MGM and other musicals
. . . and so on.

The small-cast, intimate dramas and comedies benefit a little, but I don't see all that much difference between, say, "The Proposal" on Blu versus DVD.


#5 of 103 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted February 26 2010 - 02:22 PM



Quote:
Originally Posted by kemcha 

What I'm talking about is the "Special Edition" version that was released on DVD. It just seems crappy that 20th Century Fox decided to release the 'Theatrical Edition" of the movie instead of the "Special Edition" which includes several minutes of footage that were added back into the movie itself.
Exactly why I refuse to buy the current blu-ray....I know that FOX will double-dip on this title someday.  I will wait for that release thank you very much!

While they are at it, they should release The Abyss: Special Edition too....



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Posted February 26 2010 - 02:58 PM

I'd like to see some of John Sturges' films make it to blu-ray. No one was better at composing images for the widescreen than Sturges...

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Satan Bug (1965)
Hour of the Gun (1967)
Ice Station Zebra (1968)

among them.

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Posted February 26 2010 - 03:05 PM



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The films that really deserve Blu-ray treatment are "wide vista," big canvas epics such as:
Westerns -- the type where they show off the on-location shooting
. . . and so on.
 
Raul Walsh's The Big Trail

all 5 cuts of the film in their original lengths

70 mm Grandeur
35 mm
Italian
French
German


and WB's and MGM's Kubricks that have not been released

Barry Lyndon
Lolita

Paths of Glory
The Killing
Killers Kiss

Playing at the Drive In

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Posted February 26 2010 - 03:25 PM

70MM
If it was filmed in 70MM it should be on Blu-ray
Yet many grainy films from the 70 - 80s are available - great films like "MASH" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" good films "Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind" "Kramer vs Kramer" but those films weren't demonstration quailty visually in theaters as were 70MM films (which may not have been great (like "Cleopatra" "Mutiny on the Bounty" "Star" and "Hello, Dolly") but still not on Blu-ray

But if you ever saw a 70MM print of "Cleopatra" "Star" or "Hello Dolly" your jaw would drop - these films were made for 70MM and even viewing them in 35mm leaves a lot to be desired.
The production values far out weighted the acting, story, pacing  etc.

These 70 MM prints looked incredible in the theater:

South Pacific (Already on Blu-Ray)
West Side Story
Lawrence of Arabia (My 1st 70MM film)
How the West Was Won (Already on Blu-Ray)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
My Fair Lady
The Sound of Music
Those Maginificent Men in Their Flying Machines
Doctor Dolittle
Star!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Patton (Already on Blu-Ray)
Ryan's Daugther



Doctor Zhivago (35mm) is coming on May 4
Spartacus (coming May 25)


by the way: "Star Wars" was a blow up from 35MM and not shot in 70MM

#9 of 103 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted February 26 2010 - 05:14 PM



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70MM
If it was filmed in 70MM it should be on Blu-ray
 
Yet many grainy films from the 70 - 80s are available - great films like "MASH" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" good films "Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind" "Kramer vs Kramer" but those films weren't demonstration quailty visually in theaters as were 70MM films (which may not have been great (like "Cleopatra" "Mutiny on the Bounty" "Star" and "Hello, Dolly") but still not on Blu-ray
 


To be fair, films like MASH and Cuckoos Nest look the way they do by design, and for the first time they actually look the way they are supposed to on blu-ray. One of the advantages of blu-ray is its ability to accurately reproduce the look of films that are intentionally grainy.

I love 70mm films too, but I don't think they are any better demonstration material than a film like Bullitt. The point being, is the home theater system accurately reproducing the look of the original film?

You are correct about Star Wars. In fact there have been only 3 feature films made in 65mm since 1970.
Far and Away (1992)
Map of the Human Heart (1993)
Hamlet (1996)

Map of the Human Heart only got a 35mm release in spite of its 65mm photography.

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#10 of 103 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted February 27 2010 - 01:29 AM

IIRC, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, and Dr Zhivago have all been dated and detailed for release in the next 6 months.

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Posted February 27 2010 - 02:07 AM



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Have to say it:

Star Wars
Independence Day Special Edition
Jurassic Park Trilogy
Smokey and the Bandit Trilogy

;)
Lord knows I loves me some "Smokey and the Bandit", but can't we agree that the third one never happened?


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Posted February 27 2010 - 04:42 AM

MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART was filmed in 65mm?  I always thought it was Super-35.  Beautiful film either way, but when I saw it (in 35mm) it was quite grainy, a look which I felt fit the movie, and I can't imagine it being as grainy as it was if it was filmed in 65mm, unless Miramax was REALLY cheap with the prints.

Also, wasn't TRON 65mm?  And parts of LITTLE BUDDHA, and of course BARAKA.

Vincent

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You are correct about Star Wars. In fact there have been only 3 feature films made in 65mm since 1970.
Far and Away (1992)
Map of the Human Heart (1993)
Hamlet (1996)

Map of the Human Heart only got a 35mm release in spite of its 65mm photography.

Doug





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Posted February 27 2010 - 01:29 PM



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MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART was filmed in 65mm?  I always thought it was Super-35.  Beautiful film either way, but when I saw it (in 35mm) it was quite grainy, a look which I felt fit the movie, and I can't imagine it being as grainy as it was if it was filmed in 65mm, unless Miramax was REALLY cheap with the prints.

Also, wasn't TRON 65mm?  And parts of LITTLE BUDDHA, and of course BARAKA.

Vincent


 
Map of the Human Heart is listed among the films shot in 65mm but notated as only having a 35mm release. IMDB lists it as having been photographed in 35mm anamorphic, so I'm not sure on that one. I believe you are right about Tron. Its live action was photographed in 65mm, and the effects sequences were shot in VistaVision. For some reason this film is never listed as a 65mm film, even though it had a 70mm release.

Little Buddah only had a few scenes photographed in 65mm. The majority of the film was shot in Technovision. Baraka was shot in 65mm, however being a documentary, it is rarely listed among feature films.

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Posted February 28 2010 - 04:33 AM

IIRC, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, and Dr Zhivago have all been dated and detailed for release in the next 6 months.


Jesse, where did you hear about "My Fair Lady"?

"Sound of Music" is 9 months way


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Posted February 28 2010 - 06:43 AM

MY FAIR LADY, HELLO, DOLLY!, CLEOPATRA, and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA are obvious choices.

I also want to see the long promised release of FORBIDDEN PLANET.

I am going to have to plug the Bronston movies:
FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, EL CID, 55 DAYS AT PEKING & KING OF KINGS.

Off the top pf my head, some personal favorites I would love to see on Blu-ray:
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
BLACK NARCISSUS
THE ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN
LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN
THE THIEF OF BAGDAD
SCARAMOUCHE
THE BAND WAGON
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
BRIGADOON
FUNNY FACE
BLITHE SPIRIT
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
SOME LIKE IT HOT
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI
LAURA
SPELLBOUND
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
THE LION IN WINTER
SOME CAME RUNNING
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
DEAD AGAIN
KINGPIN
SCROOGE
1776
VICTOR/VICTORIA


Some fun genre titles:
HALLOWEEN: H20
SCREAM
THE CROW
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
FIRST MEN IN THE MOON
HORROR OF DRACULA
CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
THE MUMMY
QUATERMASS AND THE PIT
DRACULA, PRICE OF DARKNESS
THE DEVIL RIDES OUT
THIS ISLAND EARTH
THEM!
IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
THE COMPANY OF WOLVES
BLOOD AND ROSES
FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
PIT AND THE PENDULUM
MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
TOMB OF LIGEA
THE RAVEN
THE COMEDY OF TERRORS
SON OF FRANKENSTEIN
DRACULA
FRANKENSTEIN
THE MUMMY
THE WOLF MAN
LIFEFORCE
NIGHT OF THE DEMON
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS
THE FOG
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK




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Posted February 28 2010 - 06:50 AM

Apocalypse Now.

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Posted February 28 2010 - 07:44 AM

Chad, I happen to agree with you, wholeheartedly about Smokey and the Bear 3. My list is expected too:

Free Willy
Free Willy 2
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park: The Lost World
Jurassic Park 3
Smokey and the Bear
Smokey and the Bear 2



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Posted February 28 2010 - 05:26 PM

Showgirls
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Ms. 45
Clueless
Jawbreaker
Not Another Teen Movie
She's the Man
Dazed and Confused (hopefully better than the HD DVD - more like the Criterion DVD please)
The Car
Black Christmas (2006) (Released on BD in Canada, but is interlaced)
Blue Crush
Mallrats (HD DVD is excellent, but would buy it on BD too)
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Valentine
Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers
Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland
Friday the 13th, Part IV: The Final Chapter
Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning
Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
The Nightmare on Elm Street series (at least 1-4)
Lacey Chabert is so fetch!
My DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray Disc library

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Posted February 28 2010 - 07:25 PM

Abyss
Jurrassic Park Trilogy
Schindler's List
ET
Star Wars
Back to the Beach
Chasing Amy
Ken Burns: Civil War (the potential for extras an on limited discs with high quality would be awesome)
Wim Wenders "Until the End of the World"

The last one is a must.  It was the first film ever shot using HD cameras.  It deserves an HD release so it can be seen as it was filmed.



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Posted March 01 2010 - 12:47 AM

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The Nightmare on Elm Street series (at least 1-4)
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Chasing Amy
 
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