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Twentieth Century Fox Celebrates 75 Years and announces special 4th Quarter Blu-ray releases


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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 14 2010 - 01:01 PM


 

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#2 of 26 OFFLINE   cafink

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Posted April 14 2010 - 01:28 PM

 Count me in for the Alien set and Rocky Horror for sure.  And maybe Mohicans if the original theatrical version is included, too.  
 

 


#3 of 26 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted April 14 2010 - 07:34 PM

Count me in for...

Alien Anthology
Moulin Rouge
Tristan & Isolde
The Abyss


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#4 of 26 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted April 15 2010 - 12:41 AM

So far I am a little disappointed.  I will celebrate the 75 years with Alien, Moulin Rouge, Sound of Music and Rocky Horror in Blu-ray, but all the hints that were in another thread have not materialized.  The rest of the titles announced, though all fine and great films, have already seen the light of day on standard DVD.  I just hoped that the vaults would be looked at a little deeper with some of the classic titles that have not seen the light of DVD released.  This reminds me a lot of the Paramount anniversary where we got the fourth DVD release of SUNSET BOULEVARD and FUNNY FACE, but nothing new.
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Posted April 15 2010 - 12:55 AM

As I said up in the thread for Criterion doing The Thin Red Line (seriously great news), all of this is like Christmas in April regarding Blu news.

The only one of those 6 Blu-Rays I won't be getting is Rocky Horror (though I know it's many fans are rightly thrilled).  I have coveted the other 5 films quite a bit. Some of my favorite directors. Awesome news, expensive year for Blu.  But I'm thrilled about it.
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#6 of 26 OFFLINE   cafink

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Posted April 15 2010 - 01:00 AM



Originally Posted by Ron-P 

Count me in for...

Alien Anthology
Moulin Rouge
Tristan & Isolde
The Abyss
 
Unfortunately, the double-, triple-, and quadruple-feature releases (which include Tristan & Isolde and The Abyss) are DVD-only, it appears.  
 

 


#7 of 26 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted April 15 2010 - 01:00 AM

I'll be picking up the Alien anthology.


Originally Posted by Ron-P 

Count me in for...

The Abyss
 
That's just a DVD.

#8 of 26 OFFLINE   WadeM

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Posted April 15 2010 - 01:07 AM



Originally Posted by ahollis [url=/forum/thread/299806/twentieth-century-fox-celebrates-75-years-and-announces-special-4th-quarter-blu-ray-releases#post_3681309]
At least we know 2 new titles are coming from the other thread later this year.



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Posted April 15 2010 - 01:14 AM

Allen, the studios believe they have released everything that's gonna make them money. All the majors have tons of obscure movies that may never see the light of day and that is why all we see are re-packagings. Remember Warner's (or was it MGM?) anniversary a couple of years ago - some announced titles didn't even make it out! We're living in a post-DVD age of burn-on-demand, unfortunately. And as exciting as Blu-ray is, at this point all we can hope for is that they port over DVD extras and put a little bit of effort into remastering for hi-def.
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Posted April 15 2010 - 01:31 AM

While it's too bad The Kind & I isn't getting the blu treatment this year, I'll be more than pleased to add The Sound of Music and Moulin Rouge in blu to my collection. 

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Posted April 15 2010 - 09:00 AM

I'm not overwhelmed, that's not to have a go at Fox, who've been so great in the past. I can understand the re-packed DVD titles, they must have warehouses full of them. The Blu-rays are a good choice & should sell well. It's just that it would be nice to have a few BD catalogue titles in with that lot, not oscar winners or big movies, stuff like; The Comancheros/Rio Conchos - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - The Egyptian - The Rains Of Ranchipur...Cleopatra, just great old movies looking the best they can. Even one every two months & we'd be getting six a year. Yes I know, I should be patient.

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Posted April 15 2010 - 10:17 AM



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Originally Posted by Luisito34 

Allen, the studios believe they have released everything that's gonna make them money. All the majors have tons of obscure movies that may never see the light of day and that is why all we see are re-packagings. Remember Warner's (or was it MGM?) anniversary a couple of years ago - some announced titles didn't even make it out! We're living in a post-DVD age of burn-on-demand, unfortunately. And as exciting as Blu-ray is, at this point all we can hope for is that they port over DVD extras and put a little bit of effort into remastering for hi-def.
I know and understand that, but with the hints that were given by people "in the know," I expected a little more.  There is another thread where A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN was hinted at.  And just read the thread of the Fox films being released in Europe so there is a market, and what of more Betty Grable and Alice Faye.  There are a couple of Power films that still have not seen the light of day, but his DVD's sold well.

I would even be happy even if Fox went to a MOD program as Warner, MGM and Universal have, well not so much as MGM has, that would be a great gimmick for its anniversary.  And we could some of the Ritz Brothers and other obscure films.


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Posted April 15 2010 - 10:23 AM

Originally Posted by ahollis 

There is another thread where A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN was hinted at.
 

What's to say that it still isn't coming? Not to knock A Tree Grows... but that title isn't going to be as popular as the Alien movies or The Sound Of Music coming to Blu-ray. It says in the press release that the celebration is going to last all year and they're planning on releasing 300 Blu-rays and DVDs. I'm sure alot of that 300 will be DVD re-releases or new to Blu-ray titles but there's bound to be some new to DVD titles as well.

#14 of 26 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted April 15 2010 - 05:43 PM

Yeah I caught that after I read the finer print.

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Posted April 16 2010 - 12:02 AM

While I'm interested in a few of those titles I'd really like it if Fox would do a new DNR-free transfer/release for Patton. Being one of their top catalog titles it deserves no less. Unfortunately I'll probably be waiting awhile.

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Posted April 16 2010 - 03:09 AM

So no Abyss? Any sign of The Abyss? Where is The Abyss? Don't tell me Cameron is now "too busy" developing the Avatar sequel to dedicate time to his true masterpiece. That excuse wasn't even a good one before Avatar
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Posted April 16 2010 - 04:16 AM

its been reported that cameron will work on the blu ray for true lies and the abyss. maybe by christmas or early next year. its in the works.
thanks to adam for the info. he was the one that asked cameron about it.

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Posted April 16 2010 - 04:53 AM

Are there any 75th Blus out right now that have the code for the free poster? I wouldn't mind having some of those posters.
 
I guess I can beg here... if anyone has a code for a poster that they're not gonna use I'd appreciate it.

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Posted April 16 2010 - 04:57 AM

So they finally abandoned the use of the term Quadrilogy...

I'm definitely in for Alien Anthology, Moulin Rouge, The Sound of Music.
Probably will buy Last of the Mohicans and Romeo & Juliet.

And yeah, I'm a sucker, as long as it's not cost prohibitive I'll probably send in for those movie posters (assuming they also come with the BDs and not just with the DVDs).

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Posted April 16 2010 - 05:36 AM


Originally Posted by Luisito34 

Don't tell me Cameron is now "too busy" developing the Avatar sequel to dedicate time to his true masterpiece. That excuse wasn't even a good one before Avatar
Cameron is too busy developing the Avatar sequel to dedicate time to his true masterpiece.

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