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Still can't believe there isn't one James Cagney film on Blu-ray


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#1 of 11 GMpasqua

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Posted November 30 2010 - 07:38 AM

While most of James Cagney's films were in Black and White you would think by now there would be at least one on Blu-ray


Yankee Doodle Dandy

White Heat

The Roaring Twenties

Angles with Dirty Faces

Mister Roberts

One-Two Three

Footlight Parade



I would expect "Public Enemy" will not look as good since the film is from the early 30's but the rest should look pretty great


Meanwhile there are at least 4 Bogart films on Blu-ray


Casablanca

Tresure of Seirra Madre

Africian Queen

Maltese Falcon



#2 of 11 Walter Kittel

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Posted November 30 2010 - 07:40 AM

I love Mister Roberts and would be very pleased to see that title receive a Blu-Ray release.


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#3 of 11 MatthewA

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Posted December 01 2010 - 03:16 PM

I'm game for a Blu-Ray of One Two Three. I guess it's just a matter of time before what's left of MGM tackles Billy Wilder's UA films, many of which have already been on MGM HD including this one.


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 will not support anything your company produces until then.


#4 of 11 Eric Peterson

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Posted December 03 2010 - 12:59 AM



Originally Posted by MatthewA 

I'm game for a Blu-Ray of One Two Three. I guess it's just a matter of time before what's left of MGM tackles Billy Wilder's UA films, many of which have already been on MGM HD including this one.


I can't wait for the Wilder films to debut on Blu.  Most of those titles have average (at best) transfers.  One, Two, Three is one of my favorite films and vastly underrated.


#5 of 11 Paul_Scott

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Posted December 03 2010 - 12:39 PM

It sounds like White Heat is going to be one of the first JC movies to make it out.


I wish it were Mister Roberts. A Wide scope color image is going to be a bit more impressive an upgrade over a 4:3 B&W- and Roberts is in big need of an upgrade release.



#6 of 11 Matt Hough

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Posted December 03 2010 - 01:58 PM

I'd be delighted with White Heat or Mister Roberts, but my #1 pick would be Love Me or Leave Me.



#7 of 11 JohnMor

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Posted December 03 2010 - 02:27 PM

I second the Love Me or Leave Me pick.  Gorgeous widescreen, gorgeous sound.  Would love this on blu.



#8 of 11 BethHarrison

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Posted December 03 2010 - 06:29 PM

Love Me or Leave me would be great. I'd prefer White Heat over Mister Roberts.



#9 of 11 Robin9

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Posted December 03 2010 - 09:10 PM

I would buy a BRD of Love Me Or Leave Me as soon as it was available. (Doris Day in that blue dress in high definition! Yes please!) The SD-DVD of White Heat is excellent so I am in no hurry for a HD upgrade.



#10 of 11 Derek M Germano

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Posted December 06 2010 - 05:23 PM

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY is the most likely Cagney title to hit Blu-ray, but I would love to see LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME and ONE TWO THREE.

I'd also love to see a whole lot of Billy Wilder on Blu-ray. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE APARTMENT, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, SABRINA, DOUBLE INDEMNITY and SUNSET BOULEVARD. would be a nice start on that front.


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#11 of 11 dana martin

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Posted December 07 2010 - 08:19 AM



Originally Posted by Derek M Germano 

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY is the most likely Cagney title to hit Blu-ray, but I would love to see LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME and ONE TWO THREE.

I'd also love to see a whole lot of Billy Wilder on Blu-ray. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE APARTMENT, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, SABRINA, DOUBLE INDEMNITY and SUNSET BOULEVARD. would be a nice start on that front.


SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE APARTMENT, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, SABRINA, DOUBLE INDEMNITY and SUNSET BOULEVARD , THE MISFITS, and lets see Criterion has a deal brokered with MGM and Paramount and Universal, oh this is a dream, if some of those got the Criterion treatment

Fox needs to get some Monroe out as well


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