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MGM Press Release: West Side Story 50th Anniversary and Limited Edition (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 41 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 07 2011 - 08:28 AM


 

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#2 of 41 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted July 07 2011 - 08:39 AM

I will probably purchase this, since it is one of my all-time favorite movies. Although, it will make my 3rd version of this movie. Thanks for the info on this.
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Posted July 07 2011 - 08:52 AM

It will be the fourth dip for me - VHS, LD, DVD and now BD. Considering the financial straits that MGM was in, it has been pure gold for the avid collector getting all these wonderful catalog titles on Blu-ray through Fox distribution. Keep 'em coming!

I will probably purchase this, since it is one of my all-time favorite movies. Although, it will make my 3rd version of this movie. Thanks for the info on this.



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Posted July 07 2011 - 09:10 AM

Definite for me!  I can't wait!

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Posted July 07 2011 - 09:22 AM

Song specific commentary by Sondheim! I'm all over this!

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Posted July 07 2011 - 10:22 AM

I'm really looking forward to this release as it's one of the first musicals I liked not named Wizard of Oz.

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Posted July 07 2011 - 10:50 AM

All over this one.  Though it more than likely be the two disc Blu-ray edition.  Just put in the DVD special edition pack.
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Posted July 07 2011 - 11:34 AM

This is one of the handful for me that gets the paranoia going with worry of what it's going to look like. I hope RAH gets a very advanced copy to put me out of my misery - one way or the other!

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Posted July 07 2011 - 11:41 AM

MGM knows how to handle this title, but not It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

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Posted July 07 2011 - 11:42 AM

This is so mine.

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 am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted July 07 2011 - 08:37 PM

I will probably purchase this, since it is one of my all-time favorite movies. Although, it will make my 3rd version of this movie. Thanks for the info on this.

It will be the fourth dip for me - VHS, LD, DVD and now BD. Considering the financial straits that MGM was in, it has been pure gold for the avid collector getting all these wonderful catalog titles on Blu-ray through Fox distribution. Keep 'em coming!

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Posted July 07 2011 - 10:54 PM

This set looks awesome! I am so getting this!

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Posted July 08 2011 - 12:26 AM

Christmas time shopping just got a whole lot better!!!  love the saul bass artwork, now this is what a classic is supposed to look like.
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Posted July 08 2011 - 01:13 AM

I wonder if the optional intermission will be included.

#15 of 41 OFFLINE   Joe Caps

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Posted July 08 2011 - 01:30 AM

Does anyone have a price for this yet?

#16 of 41 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 08 2011 - 01:43 AM

No price has come up yet, but according to the press brochure I received a few weeks back it is listed as one of the titles priced at up to $89 APR. I expect Amazon will have a price listed within a few days and I'll post it here.

 

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#17 of 41 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted July 08 2011 - 01:49 AM

Ah, now we can get another intermission discussion going.  Which is fine by me!  I didn't see the actual roadshow, but the intermission was included in the very first general release.  I think it was even kept in for the follow-up engagements I went to over the next couple of years.  What I don't recall is what the intermission card looked like, if there was one.

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Posted July 08 2011 - 01:56 AM

Looking forward to this and hope the previous release's sync problem was taken care of for the Blu-ray release.  Also hope the same attention given to the packaging is also given to the a/v quality and quality controls this time around.



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Posted July 08 2011 - 02:44 AM

I didn't remember an intermission for it the first time I saw it during its initial release (but I was a preteen, so it's understandable). When I saw a reissue in 1967, an intermission was inserted after "The Rumble" (which is where the intermission comes in the stage version). But the intermission card that went up was a generic one, and there was no en'tre act music played before the resumption of the movie.

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Posted July 08 2011 - 03:06 AM

Didn't one of the DVD releases include an optional overture? It was a rather clunky affair, if I remember correctly. The overture was one of the options in the special features menu. When the viewer clicked the overture option, the music would play, and when the music was finished, he/she would be taken to the main menu. At that point, the viewer would have to press "play" for the feature to roll, rather than simply having the overture play and be immediately followed by the film. The effect of the overture was to immerse the viewer with music that would set the mood for the film to follow. That experience was ruined by the manner in which the DVD was authored. I would really like to see that situation corrected for the BD.




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