I just got McLintock! and the most interesting thing about the release is that it is given co-distributor credit to Ignite Films with no Paramount or Batjac logo in sight.
Doing a bit more research on Ignite reveals that they also have done restoration work on the films in the Enterprise library, which is also among the Republic holdings that Olive has been releasing as well as some PD films and select copyrighted Otto Preminger films. They may have been responsible for the materials for some of the Enterprise produced films Olive released such as Macbeth, The Secret Behind the Door and Letter to an Unknown Woman, most of which are advertised as available in HD.
I looked at what Ignite Films has available in terms of movies they advertise as "available in High Definition restored version" that haven't been made available on home video yet and I came up with the following. Note that some have home video rights outside of Ignite and Olive (i.e. the 2 Preminger films):
FOUR FACES WEST (1948)
THE PRIVATE AFFAIRS OF BEL AMI (1947)
FIVE SAVAGE MEN (1971)
SAINT JOAN (1957)
MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (1955)
PANCHO VILLA (1972)
SECOND CHORUS (1940)
THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (1962)
BLOODY BIRTHDAY (1981)
CRUCIBLE OF TERROR (1971)
Checking Ignite Films' currently available films is a bit of a pain since they only randomly show one title on their "Film Library" page each time it's loaded and only on that page do they mention if the film is available in High Definition. Because of this there may be some I missed. Curiously, I saw no mention of McLlintock! on their website.
Because of this new McLlintock scenario, I'm wondering if Olive will be doing more cooperation with Ignite films with PD titles outside of the Republic library and bring out some of these or other titles to home video through the Olive Films label. It doesn't look like the website is updated regularly, so there may be more titles given HD treatment.
Does that mean we will be getting Day of the Triffids and those other horror titles from Olive ?