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Touch of Evil::When is this SE coming out on Blue Ray


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#1 of 5 Peter Neski

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Posted March 23 2010 - 06:25 AM

whats the hold up?

#2 of 5 Brandon Conway

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Posted March 23 2010 - 06:37 AM

Universal is still behind the other studios. They're finally releasing a pre-80s film on Blu this May with Spartacus.

"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


#3 of 5 blimey

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Posted March 23 2010 - 08:23 AM

That set is perfect. I cannot imagine Universal releasing three versions of the film on HD soon. So grab the DVD set when possible.

#4 of 5 dana martin

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Posted March 23 2010 - 08:54 AM

Yes late to Bd, but was doing great in HDDVD,  i do think that Spartacus is a test for them, sort of see how classics will go on Bd. What i thought they would be doing is the Legacy Series/SE titles would be the first ones out of the gate as classics from universal on blu

The Sting
Imitation of Life
Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein
Double Indemnity
The Deer Hunter
The Mummy (1932)
Schindler's List
Touch Of Evil
The Wolfman (1941)

and assorted Hitchcock
Playing at the Drive In

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#5 of 5 Brandon Conway

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Posted March 23 2010 - 10:36 AM

True, they released a lot of catalog HD-DVDs. But they were being supplemented by Toshiba to do so, and many of those catalog title were rather mediocre in quality.

"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