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#1 of 99 OFFLINE   Bryan^H

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Posted November 08 2010 - 04:06 AM

What I want to see released on Blu-Ray next year:


-Housekeeping(1988)


-Jaws(1975)


-Jurassic Park(1993)


-Fright Night(1985)


-John Hughes movies(unreleased Paramount titles)

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful etc.


-Star Trek TNG(seasons 1, and 2)


-The Year of Living Dangerously(1982)


-Ordinary People(1980...in a special edition)


What I predict will be released:


-Jurassic Park trilogy


-Fright Night


-Star Trek TNG season 1.



So, what do you want to see in 2011?




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#2 of 99 OFFLINE   Brianruns10

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Posted November 08 2010 - 05:11 AM

Well Citizen Kane in 2011 is muted, but I'd sure like to (finally) see The Magnificent Ambersons given a proper release, ideally with Rick Schmidlin-type reconstruction of the original version.


Ben Hur is also slated for 2011, but if it doesn't include the 1925 version in high def, it'll be a deal breaker for me.


I'd love to see Lawrence of Arabia on blu, but given the studios GD predilection for all these silly anniversaries, I won't be expecting that one until 2012 at least.


Finally, I received word from Criterion's Jon Mulvaney that "The Passion of Joan of Arc," is "possible" in 2011, and I fervently hope this will bear out.  That film is my all time favorite, and I've longed for a blu-ray to replace my well worn Criterion DVD version.  It was a fine release to be sure, but it's ten years old, and single layered DVD, so I'm sure all the latest advances could produce an even better transfer than we've ever seen before!


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#3 of 99 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted November 08 2010 - 05:44 AM

Titles I fully expect to see released in 2011


Jaws

Ben-Hur

Sweet Smell Of Success

Mysterious Island

Badlands



Titles I wouldn't be surprised to see released in 2011


The Howling

The Ten Commandments

Bicycle Thieves

Two-Lane Blacktop

Anatomy Of A Murder

Rear Window

Dial M For Murder

The Great Escape





#4 of 99 OFFLINE   GMpasqua

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Posted November 08 2010 - 05:58 AM

The Ten Commandments is rumored for relase around Easter from Paramount

West Side Story is having a theaterical release followed by the Blu-ray (50th Ann)

Ben Hur is also coming next year



Wouldn't be surprised to see

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) already on HD

Oklahoma! (1955)



Hoping for "My Fair Lady"



#5 of 99 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted November 08 2010 - 06:35 AM

I always enjoy a wish list.  Just thinking about favorite films is a fun activity.  I haven't been keeping up with confirmed or rumored 2011 releases, but here are some films I'd love to see on Blu-ray (arranged alphabetically):


Barry Lyndon

The Big Country

The Big Sleep

Blue Velvet

Chariots of Fire


Chinatown

City of God

Hud

The City of Lost Children

Jaws


The Last Picture Show

Miller's Crossing

Mulholland Dr.

On the Waterfront

Once Upon A Time In The West


Platoon

Rebecca

Red River

Some Like It Hot

Taxi Driver


I'm sure this won't happen but one of the absolutely most gorgeous films I've ever seen in terms of color cinematography is 1936's The Garden of Allah.  Given a good source, this would look incredible on Blu-ray.


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#6 of 99 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 08 2010 - 07:02 AM

Hi Walter!


A few personal favorites I would like to see released:


1776 (with all the extra scenes included in the film)

Once Upon A Time In The West

All That Jazz

Scrooge

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Jurassic Park

E.T.

Jaws

Mary Poppins

Pete's Dragon


 

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#7 of 99 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted November 08 2010 - 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Walter Kittel 

I always enjoy a wish list.  Just thinking about favorite films is a fun activity.  I haven't been keeping up with confirmed or rumored 2011 releases, but here are some films I'd love to see on Blu-ray (arranged alphabetically):


Barry Lyndon

The Big Country

The Big Sleep

Blue Velvet

Chariots of Fire


Chinatown

City of God

Hud

The City of Lost Children

Jaws


The Last Picture Show

Miller's Crossing

Mulholland Dr.

On the Waterfront

Once Upon A Time In The West


Platoon

Rebecca

Red River

Some Like It Hot

Taxi Driver


I'm sure this won't happen but one of the absolutely most gorgeous films I've ever seen in terms of color cinematography is 1936's The Garden of Allah.  Given a good source, this would look incredible on Blu-ray.


- Walter.



Nice list Walter, but you only have to wait a couple of weeks for The Last Picture Show


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#8 of 99 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted November 08 2010 - 07:12 AM

Hey Ron!


All That Jazz 

Mary Poppins

Raider of the Lost Ark


would be most welcome.

Also  Sweet Smell of Success from Paul's list (another excellent choice featuring the work of James Wong Howe, along with Hud from my list.)


Oh yeah, how could I forget to mention  Zardoz ? Posted Image


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#9 of 99 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted November 08 2010 - 07:13 AM

Thanks John,  Yep I forgot about the new Criterion release featuring a host of excellent films from the late '60s and early '70s including The Last Picture Show.


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#10 of 99 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted November 08 2010 - 07:30 AM

I forgot about Red River and West Side Story.


I expect both of those before '11 is over.


Aren't we also due for a Fred & Ginger release?


I would love to see 1776 this coming July 4th, but I won't be surprised to see them wait for the anniversary year. Disappointed a little, but not surprised.


As far as other Sony owned titles go, Taxi Driver is overdue. I would also like to think they are finally going to kick out some of the 4:3 B&W classics they have like Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, It Happened One Night, Gilda, etc.



Chinatown is overdue, but who knows whats going on in Paramount's rock-head. Thank God they at least are licensing stuff.


Criterion has become pretty bullish on Bd in 2010, so I'm guessing that quite a few of the really exciting catalog releases (for film buffs) from MGM, Universal, Fox, and Paramount, will be released by them. Of what they already have rights to, what I hope to get sooner rather than later are the Universal Doug Sirks.  All That Heaven Allows and Magnificent Obsession especially.


As much as I would love to see it, I'm not holding my breath for All That Jazz anytime soon. I think a much safer bet would be something like Miller's Crossing, which might have just a little more appeal to the apparently still dominant 15-35 demo.



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Posted November 08 2010 - 08:08 AM

MGM films being released by Criterion (confirmed by Newsletter hints/ATP Festival):


The Sweet Smell of Success

Kes

The Four Feathers

Blow Out

The Killing

Kiss Me Deadly

Something Wild



Rumored MGM films being released by Criterion:


Cul-de-Sac

The French Lieutenant's Woman

Qatsi Trilogy

Red River

Love Streams

The Misfits

King of Hearts

La Cage Aux Folles

My Beautiful Laundrette

How I Won the War

Killer's Kiss

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Burn

Satyricon

Roma

Europa Europa

Thief

Heaven's Gate


Criterion has also confirmed for release next year:


Andrei Rublev (+ 1 other Tarkovsky)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The Game

Senso


Warner also stated that Barry Lyndon and Lolita are coming next year.



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Posted November 08 2010 - 08:23 AM

Sales figures for late week will surely make a difference it what get's released next year


If Sound of Music does very well  = more musicals

If Bridge on the River Kwai does very well = more epics (maybe more Lean)

If Chitty Chitty Bang Bang does well - more children's live action (Mary Poppins)

Psycho did okay so maybe more Hitchcock

Apocapylse Now = more 70's


overall more catalogs


If sales are not great, then we wait until 2012



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Posted November 08 2010 - 08:27 AM



Well, we know we're getting...


ALICE IN WONDERLAND (DISNEY)

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

ARMY OF SHADOWS

BAMBI

BARRY LYNDON

BEN HUR

THE BIRDS

BLOW OUT (Criterion)

BROADCAST NEWS

CITIZEN KANE

DON'T LOOK NOW

EXCALIBUR

THE GAME (Criterion)

THE INCREDIBLES

LOLITA

MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

THE NAKED KISS

NETWORK

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

SHOCK CORRIDOR

STAR WARS SAGA


And we're rumoured to be getting...




BRIGHTON ROCK

THE CONVERSATION

CROSS OF IRON

THE CRUEL SEA

DIABOLIQUE

LA GRANDE ILLUSION

ICE COLD IN ALEX

INSIGNIFICANCE

KES

KILLER'S KISS

THE KILLING

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS

KISS ME DEADLY

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

LOLITA

MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

QUATERMASS AND THE PIT

THE QUINCE TREE SUN

THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

TRUE LIES

TWINS OF EVIL

WHISKEY GALORE


And personally, I suspect we'll see


A.I

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD

JAWS (I have good reason to suspect this)

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES

SOME LIKE IT HOT

TAXI DRIVER

More HITCHCOCK and more HAMMER


Sadly, I don't think we'll see THE INDIANA JONES TRILOGY next year, but that depends on the 5th instalment.


And I'd like to see (to name but a very few)


LAST TANGO IN PARIS (well overdue for a re-release)

COME AND SEE

CHINATOWN

MANHATTAN

MARATHON MAN

OUTLAND

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 (original)

THE OTHERS

MY FAIR LADY

MARNIE

THE HAUNTING

JEAN DE FLORETTE

ROSEMARY'S BABY

THE DUELLISTS

THE DEVILS

THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES


But I don't hold out much hope for any of them...






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#14 of 99 OFFLINE   Rick Thompson

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Posted November 08 2010 - 08:38 AM

What I mainly want to see on Blu are the wide vista pictures, including:


Ben-Hur

The Ten Commandments

Cleopatra

King of Kings

The Big Country

Lawrence of Arabia

Zulu

Zulu Dawn

Several John Wayne westerns


Would like to see more Spielberg and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but I'd settle for the list above.



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Posted November 08 2010 - 08:54 AM




Originally Posted by Rick Thompson 

What I mainly want to see on Blu are the wide vista pictures, including:


Ben-Hur

The Ten Commandments

Cleopatra

King of Kings

The Big Country

Lawrence of Arabia

Zulu

Zulu Dawn

Several John Wayne westerns


Would like to see more Spielberg and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but I'd settle for the list above.



Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments should be out by March, Cleopatra - will look incrediable if the recent 70MM screenings are any indication.


The Big Country was recently remastered and I was told it looks much better then the DVD - this is from MGM so it may take a while until they get their finances in order


SONY only knows what's holding up "Lawrence of Arabria" also "Taxi Driver" & "Oliver!" all rumored for last year



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Posted November 08 2010 - 10:27 AM

The Freshman (1990)

Scrooge (including the televised bumpers and end credits)

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Beautiful Girls

Life on Mars (US)

The Rocketeer (with Rocketeer: Excitement in the Air)



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Posted November 08 2010 - 10:37 AM



Originally Posted by Brianruns10 

Well Citizen Kane in 2011 is muted, but I'd sure like to (finally) see The Magnificent Ambersons given a proper release, ideally with Rick Schmidlin-type reconstruction of the original version.



I almost feel that if they don't get Ambersons out at the same time as Kane's release we may never get it. It's been, what, 7-8 years since they first stated their plans to release it on DVD?


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Posted November 08 2010 - 11:22 AM

I predict that Universal will finally open their catalog of Spielberg titles, giving us either Jaws or Jurassic Park, but not both.


My biggest want, that I don't think will happen, is to get a nice 4-pack of the Reeve Superman movies (including all versions of the movies that were offered in the 2006 DVD set via seamless branching).



#19 of 99 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 08 2010 - 11:48 AM

Robb,


Talked with someone from Universal last week
while out in LA.


Spielberg is still going to be a slow go.  I think

we will see at least one of his titles next year (the

most obvious one) but there certainly won't be an

onslaught of them for a while to come it seems.


Also, I would not expect Indiana Jones next year.


 

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Posted November 08 2010 - 12:47 PM




Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein 

Robb,


Talked with someone from Universal last week
while out in LA.


Spielberg is still going to be a slow go.  I think

we will see at least one of his titles next year (the

most obvious one) but there certainly won't be an

onslaught of them for a while to come it seems.


Also, I would not expect Indiana Jones next year.



That's disappointing to hear.  The Indy part doesn't surprise me, since we are getting Star Wars, but I hoped that Universal having all of those other catalog titles on the way by early 2010 meant that Q3 and Q4 would start to get into Spielberg's big hits.  Since I doubt we'll see it soon, I hope we at least get E.T. for the 30th anniversary in 2012.