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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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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.


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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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.



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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 OFFLINE   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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