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For Classic film enthusiasts, this is the BEST...BLU-RAY...SEASON...EVER!


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted October 08 2010 - 02:24 AM

We were lamenting the decrease in catalog titles on Blu-ray less than a year ago. Now, in just the 4th quarter of 2010, we get: BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) METROPOLIS RESTORED ALIEN BOX SET ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA THE COLOR PURPLE VAMPIRE CIRCUS TWINS OF EVIL HANDS OF THE RIPPER THE WICKER MAN (uk) BACK TO THE FUTURE SET MODERN TIMES THE LAST PICTURE SHOW FIVE EASY PIECES KING KONG (1933) THE EXORCIST MALTESE FALCON TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE SOUND OF MUSIC FANTASIA PSYCHO APOCALYPSE NOW THX-1138 PATHS OF GLORY SEVEN SAMURAI SHERLOCK JR. & THREE AGES NIGHT OF THE HUNTER THE MAGICIAN CHARADE MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978) SEVEN PIRANHA HUMANOIDS OF THE DEEP THE PLAYER FORBIDDEN PLANET CRONOS VIDEODROME MAD MAX KARATE KID APOCALYPSE NOW MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (uk) ...and many more! I guess we can get off our whiny little pedestals and thank the studios for stepping up to the plate. I, for one, am overwhlemed. I am actually half-maxing out a brand new credit card to keep up with these releases!

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Posted October 08 2010 - 03:16 AM

I see you're a big fan of Night of the Hunter - you listed it twice :-).  Yes, things are looking mighty bright for catalog titles. And if you include all of the schlocky B-movies that are also making appearances then there will be joy for an even broader segment of the film-loving population.
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#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted October 08 2010 - 03:30 AM

And let's not forget three other musicals not mentioned above: White Christmas, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (I omit Moulin Rouge! only because it's too recent to be considered a classic).



#4 of 12 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted October 08 2010 - 08:49 AM

Anybody want a kidney?

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted October 08 2010 - 08:51 AM

Looking forward to "To Kill a Mockingbird" "Animal house" and "A Beautiful Mind" from Universal next year. Disney has 4 titles coming also: Bambi Alice in Wonderland Dumbo The Lion King Hoping Sony, Fox and Paramount start announce more classics soon

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted October 08 2010 - 09:10 AM

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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted October 08 2010 - 09:23 AM

Ah, but how to get them all in one trip...? Here in Canada neither Best Buy or Future Shop carry "Treasure of the Sierra Madre", while having "The Maltese Falcon", and Amazon.ca was out of stock on street date. I hope they carry 'Metropolis', but don't expect them to carry "Seven Samurai" - they're not really very hip on foreign titles, let alone Criterion.
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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   AL KUENSTER

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Posted October 08 2010 - 09:29 AM

Now if I could just win the lottery I'd be set!
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Posted October 08 2010 - 09:53 AM

Only VAMPIRE CIRCUS is getting released in 2010, TWINS and HANDS is January, then February (or something like that). WICKER MAN doesn't appear to be happening in the UK anymore this year. Where have you seen info about HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM getting released on blu-ray?

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   SD_Brian

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Posted October 08 2010 - 11:39 AM



[quote]Originally Posted by Dick [url=/forum/thread/304802/for-classic-film-enthusiasts-this-is-the-best-blu-ray-season-ever#post_3737504]




#11 of 12 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted October 08 2010 - 02:00 PM



Originally Posted by SD_Brian [url=/forum/thread/304802/for-classic-film-enthusiasts-this-is-the-best-blu-ray-season-ever#post_3737716]




all in the 4th quarter, think they could spread this out over the year a little better,  is the only complaint i have, great list of releases, by the by, for got to mention classic TV on blu as well


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#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted October 08 2010 - 04:01 PM

You are absolutely correct. HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM is being re-issued as one-half of a double feature on DVD only. I will edit that title out.




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