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Blu Ray! Is there somewhere to vote on a title you want to see as Blu Ray?


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#1 of 7 isoin

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Posted October 08 2011 - 02:34 AM

Wonder how the industry decides which films make it to blu ray. There should be a site on with to petition to have a title available as a blu ray.When the requests get high enough to make it commercially viable then it is produced as a blu ray. Does some consensus like this exist?

#2 of 7 Jeffrey:K

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Posted October 08 2011 - 06:30 PM



Originally Posted by isoin 

Wonder how the industry decides which films make it to blu ray.
 

If we're speaking of old catalog titles, I'm sure the sales figures for the standard DVD editions are the primary indicator of market interest that is used to determine blu-ray viability.


Almost all major contemporary films are destined for blu-ray. Since most of them are now shot digitally, the high-def masters already exist.



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Posted October 09 2011 - 03:10 AM

Yes, of course that makes sense. Wonder if there may be some method of persuading the industry into producing some titles in Bul Ray which may fall in the category of not being considered. For example a site where folks suggest titles which starts a pre-buy list. Others sign up for the pre-buy and when the demand is high enough, the Blu Ray gets produced. Is there such a thing? Should there be? What do you think?

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Posted October 09 2011 - 09:14 AM

I doubt very much that the industry would take seriously any website where movie enthusiasts voted for films they would like on Blu-ray. A website like that would be dominated by hard core fanatics like us and would represent the opinions - and buying potential - of only a small minority. Any company taking the risk of putting out a BRD is interested in a much larger cross section of society.

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Posted October 10 2011 - 03:59 AM




Originally Posted by Robin9 

I doubt very much that the industry would take seriously any website where movie enthusiasts voted for films they would like on Blu-ray. A website like that would be dominated by hard core fanatics like us and would represent the opinions - and buying potential - of only a small minority. Any company taking the risk of putting out a BRD is interested in a much larger cross section of society.


Well Paramount is taking a keen interest by asking the question of what HTF members would like to see next released in Blu-ray.  We got Scrooge and My Fair Lady.  They also are taking serious the want for the rest of the Cecil B. DeMille titles.


Sony also has said that 1776 is on the map for release and mostly due again to the expressed want from HTF members.  And Warners has listened also, especially on their Facebook page with the archives.

I know that they also do other marketing research before they commit to a title, but the knowledge that people at this site are asking for the titles shows there is some interest.  That is also one of the reasons I think that Sony and Twilight Time teamed up for limited Blu-ray releases.  And the MOD programs for DVD-r's is a direct result of filling the needs of the "hard core fanatics."



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Posted October 12 2011 - 07:36 AM

I suggest two fabulous musicals' of sorts 'starring the incomparable Tommy Steele; Half a Sixpence and Where's Jack both mega budget spectaculars , filmed in 70mm I believe, and released in 1969 and 1967 respectively and owned by Paramount Pictures....

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Posted October 14 2011 - 06:07 AM

Interesting. Then maybe right here there should be a place where folks can nominate and vote. Some clever marketing person might find it. Anyone out there interested in seeing 1960 version of The Time Machine on Blu-Ray?




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