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"Cabaret" "Mister Roberts" blu-ray upgrades


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#1 of 20 GMpasqua

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Posted February 26 2011 - 04:58 AM

"Cabaret" "Mister Roberts" blu-ray upgrades 


These were very early Warner Bros DVD releases and among the few DVD's I have which really look bad up scaled on a digital monitor. WB really needs to revisit these for Blu-ray


Many other WB titles look fine but these and also "The Music Man" look horrible - Luckily "The Music Man" received a beautiful HD transfer last year (but seems to be OOP?)


"Mister Roberts" was a CinemaScope film and always had a clean look to it.

I saw "Cabaret" on the big screen in the 70's and it also looked great (for a film that was made to look dark - but not grainy as some 70 films were)


Both would greatly benefit from a blu-ray release (Next year "Cabaret" turns 40 so the marketing people would be happy)


"Mister Roberts" still has 4 years before reaching a major anniversary so maybe it could be a "Non Anniversary" release - people buy those too


I don't believe either film was anamorphic



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Posted February 26 2011 - 06:20 AM

Mr. Roberts was anamorphic, but Cabaret has strangely gone through two DVD releases as a non-anamorphic release.  Both would be a welcomed addition to the Blu-ray family.

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#3 of 20 Matt Hough

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Posted February 26 2011 - 10:16 AM

For a movie of its caliber and quality, Cabaret has been treated shamefully on home video. A proper Blu-ray release with decent extras (Minnelli and Grey are both still with us to participate in discussions about its making) is the least Warners can offer us.



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Posted February 26 2011 - 10:36 AM

When Arthur double feature was announce, i made very blatant statement, that i would love to see Liza in a Bowler hat on blu, hopefully this will be coming sometime in the near future, and i agree that i would love to have the involvement for Her and Grey


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Posted February 27 2011 - 01:56 AM

I've never seen Mister Roberts (I'd like to but never got around to it), but here's one customer for a restored (if necessary) Blu-Ray of Cabaret. The extras are already there, so I'm guessing all that's needed is a new transfer. Anything from Bob Fosse's all-too-brief film career would be welcome.


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Posted February 28 2011 - 12:53 AM

Mister Robers- i do hope this makes it to blu soon as well, such a great film all around perfect casting Cagney, Fonda, Powell, Lemon, Bond.


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Posted November 11 2011 - 03:20 PM

So I wanted to watch a musical tonight--something I haven't seen in a very long time.  I picked Cabaret.

I had completely forgotten this was a non-anamorphic release!

Originally Posted by MattH. 

For a movie of its caliber and quality, Cabaret has been treated shamefully on home video. A proper Blu-ray release with decent extras (Minnelli and Grey are both still with us to participate in discussions about its making) is the least Warners can offer us.


This is a title that really HAS been treated horribly on home video.  Something must be done.



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Posted November 11 2011 - 03:38 PM

I absolutely agree and I think the reputation of CABARET has suffered since the only way most people can see it is the current awful dvd. Does Mr. Harris or anyone else know the condition of the elements for this film? I know ownership has changed over the years.

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Posted November 11 2011 - 05:36 PM

A 40th anniversary restoration of CABARET has been announced as the Opening Night Gala at next year's TCM Classic Film Festival in April.

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Posted November 11 2011 - 11:38 PM

A 40th anniversary restoration of CABARET has been announced as the Opening Night Gala at next year's TCM Classic Film Festival in April.

I noticed that too and am assuming that a a new Blu-Ray will follow shortly thereafter.

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Posted November 12 2011 - 12:35 AM



Originally Posted by Rob W 

A 40th anniversary restoration of CABARET has been announced as the Opening Night Gala at next year's TCM Classic Film Festival in April.



Welcomed news.   Could be part of the 50 classic Blu-rays that Warner says they are going to do for 2012.




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#12 of 20 Bob Cashill

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Posted November 12 2011 - 01:29 AM

That would be wunderbar.

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Posted November 12 2011 - 03:30 AM

Would be most welcome!!!

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Posted November 12 2011 - 05:21 AM

waiting.......... waiting............


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Posted November 12 2011 - 07:17 AM



Originally Posted by Rob W 

A 40th anniversary restoration of CABARET has been announced as the Opening Night Gala at next year's TCM Classic Film Festival in April.


It's about damned time. What good is sitting alone in a vault?


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#16 of 20 Jim*Tod

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Posted November 12 2011 - 09:40 AM

Good one Matthew.

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Posted April 12 2012 - 11:39 AM

http://www.nytimes.c...agewanted=print

#18 of 20 Steve...O

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Posted April 12 2012 - 01:11 PM

Another vote for a properly restored BD of Mr. Roberts.  This is a terrific film all around and the fact it boasts never-better performances from William Powell, Jimmy Cagney, and Jack Lemmon makes it hold up under repeated viewings.

Please help UCLA restore the Laurel & Hardy films: https://www.cinema.u...aurel-and-hardy

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Posted April 12 2012 - 02:53 PM



Originally Posted by adklz 

http://www.nytimes.c...agewanted=print


That sounds promising, Jim.  Thanks for posting.  Posted Image



There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#20 of 20 Nick Eden

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Posted April 15 2012 - 07:57 AM

It's about damned time. What good is sitting alone in a vault?

So apt and so funny. Made me laugh at loud. Very good.




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