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#41 of 307 OFFLINE   RolandL

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Posted October 06 2011 - 10:38 AM

Since Raintree County was the first movie filmed in the MGM CAMERA 65 process with a 2.76:1 aspect rato, it would be cool if it was released that way on Blu-ray. I know it was released in 1957 on 35mm film only so we would be seeing more picture information on the sides than then.

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#42 of 307 OFFLINE   trajan

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Posted November 28 2011 - 03:47 AM

Amazon Japan has a CLEOPATRA box set for preorder. Release date Feb3 2012. Hello US?

#43 of 307 OFFLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted November 28 2011 - 04:01 AM

Very cool! It's interesting that they used a costume designed by Oliver Messel for the aborted London "Pinewood" version for the cover. The accompanying book looks beautiful. Fox US has been announcing Blu-rays about a month and a half before their released...so maybe we'll get confirmation here in North America in about two weeks! Here's the Amazon Japan link: http://www.amazon.co...22499357&sr=8-4

#44 of 307 OFFLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted November 28 2011 - 04:31 AM

Japanese deluxe set: http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

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Posted November 28 2011 - 04:38 AM

That is cool looking set.  But where is the model of Cleopatra's Barge and the pet asp Posted Image


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Posted November 28 2011 - 04:41 AM

I hope the aspect ratio they have listed (2:35) is wrong. Only a 65mm Todd-AO transfer will do the film justice.

#47 of 307 OFFLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted November 28 2011 - 10:29 AM

That is cool looking set.  But where is the model of Cleopatra's Barge and the pet asp :laugh:

:D :D :D I hope the aspect ratio that they have listed is wrong, too. I'm a little surprised that the film won't be spread out over 2-discs like Ben-Hur. I mean, the documentary is 2hrs alone!

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Posted November 28 2011 - 10:36 AM

:D :D :D I hope the aspect ratio that they have listed is wrong, too. I'm a little surprised that the film won't be spread out over 2-discs like Ben-Hur. I mean, the documentary is 2hrs alone!

Yep, that doesn't look right, I fully expect it to be on three discs, two for the film & one for the extras. All will be clear when Fox gives out the specs. And Amazon gets the aspect ratio wrong a lot of times.

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Posted December 01 2011 - 07:33 AM

Over in the UK, Amazon & HMV have what looks like the correct cover art (the same as the Japenese box), & it does look like it is two discs with the extras split between them. Come on Fox, the cat is well out of the bag!

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Posted December 01 2011 - 07:46 AM



Originally Posted by Billy Batson 

Over in the UK, Amazon & HMV have what looks like the correct cover art (the same as the Japenese box), & it does look like it is two discs with the extras split between them. Come on Fox, the cat is well out of the bag!


I assume there is still no pet asp included. Posted Image



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Posted December 14 2011 - 03:49 AM

Thanks! Well let's keep our finger's crossed for "Raintree County'!

I asked about Raintree County on Warner Archive and they said "Raintree still being considered for BD but no movement, so definitely not in 2012. We continue to campaign to our colleagues to take the BD approach on this epic. Given length, the 65mm source original, and the footage cut from the roadshow version existing only in faded 35mm print material. there is no way to approach Raintree without a LOT of $$$."

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#52 of 307 OFFLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted December 17 2011 - 04:47 AM

I asked about Raintree County on Warner Archive and they said "Raintree still being considered for BD but no movement, so definitely not in 2012. We continue to campaign to our colleagues to take the BD approach on this epic. Given length, the 65mm source original, and the footage cut from the roadshow version existing only in faded 35mm print material. there is no way to approach Raintree without a LOT of $$$."

Thanks for the update, Roland. That's disappointing, as I thought 2012 might be the year we'd finally see Raintree released at last. But at least the film has fans at the studio, and they seem to understand that there are plenty who really want it. Maybe the $152 million dollar Elizabeth Taylor auction will convince the naysayers! :D BTW, not sure if anyone knows this, but WB released "Raintree" in Spain. Might tide some fans over in the meantime.

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Posted December 18 2011 - 06:32 AM

Thanks for the update, Roland. That's disappointing, as I thought 2012 might be the year we'd finally see Raintree released at last. But at least the film has fans at the studio, and they seem to understand that there are plenty who really want it. Maybe the $152 million dollar Elizabeth Taylor auction will convince the naysayers! :D BTW, not sure if anyone knows this, but WB released "Raintree" in Spain. Might tide some fans over in the meantime.

link to spain blu-ray?

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#54 of 307 OFFLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted January 02 2012 - 04:20 AM

link to spain blu-ray?

Sorry for the delay in my response! It's not on Blu-ray in Spain, just standard def DVD. It's available in this set: http://www.dvdgo.com...72/155488/en_gb and also on its own, but this particular retailer doesn't seem to stock it.

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Posted January 02 2012 - 04:22 AM

I'm surprised there hasn't been a North American announcement yet. Is anyone else thinking that at this rate we're going to have to import from the UK or Japan? :confused:

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Posted January 02 2012 - 04:34 AM



Originally Posted by Andrew Budgell 

I'm surprised there hasn't been a North American announcement yet. Is anyone else thinking that at this rate we're going to have to import from the UK or Japan? Posted Image


She was born in February and died in March, I think we will see an announcement sometime in the next couple of weeks.


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#57 of 307 OFFLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted January 02 2012 - 04:54 AM

Good point. I guess I thought it would have been announced when the record breaking auction was making headlines, but perhaps they didn't want the release to be overshadowed? Who know! I wonder if they'll push back the UK and Japanese releases so they're all out around the same time?

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Posted January 02 2012 - 05:12 AM

Is there any word on whether Warner might be releasing a better version of National Velvet this year than what is currently available ?

#59 of 307 OFFLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted January 02 2012 - 05:15 AM

When I asked WB about Elizabeth's films on Blu, they said they had nothing for 2012. Whether that's nothing planned or nothing scheduled, I'm not sure... I'd love a Blu-ray edition of "National Velvet".

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Posted January 02 2012 - 05:37 AM




Originally Posted by Andrew Budgell 

When I asked WB about Elizabeth's films on Blu, they said they had nothing for 2012. Whether that's nothing planned or nothing scheduled, I'm not sure... I'd love a Blu-ray edition of "National Velvet".



Most of Liz's film were from MGM which Warner releases. With Liz's death this year how can they have nothing scheduled for 2012? They have hinted to their own "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for years, 2012 would seem to be the year to release it.


TCM's year in remembrance has a special ending dedicated to Liz and I'm sure the Oscar's will make a tribute of some sort this year, It's not like people over 40 do not know who Elizabeth Talyor is. Even some people under 40 must have heard of her at some point or another










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