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MGM Press Release: January 2012 Blu-ray Releases


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#1 of 14 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 11 2012 - 04:12 AM


 

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#2 of 14 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 11 2012 - 04:14 AM

I am a big fan of Jack Lemmon.  Fell in love with
him as an actor the moment I saw him in The Prisoner

of Second Avenue.


Finally, after all these years, I got to see The

Apartment.  Thought it was very good, but just

short of being great.


Surprised to see that it is not yet available

on Amazon for preorder.  Other than that the

only interest I have here is Annie Hall.


 

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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   JohnMor

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Posted January 11 2012 - 04:42 AM

All these are must buys for me, although I never warmed up too much to Spellbound.  Manhattan is my favorite Allen film.


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Posted January 11 2012 - 04:46 AM

I am a big fan of Jack Lemmon.  Fell in love with  him as an actor the moment I saw him in The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Finally, after all these years, I got to see The Apartment.  Thought it was very good, but just short of being great. Surprised to see that it is not yet available on Amazon for preorder.  Other than that the only interest I have here is Annie Hall.

I'm interested in all three of the Hitchcock's and above all in The Apartment. "just short of being great"? Absolutely great in my opinion: perhaps the best ever blend of comedy, drama and romance. Plus the only time I've really liked Shirley MacLaine.

#5 of 14 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 11 2012 - 04:49 AM

Agreed with Shirley MacLaine.  Was never a big fan of hers,

but she is absolutely adorable here.

Don't get me wrong -- loved The Apartment -- but I suppose

having seen it so late in my life it seems a tad dated.


 

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#6 of 14 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted January 11 2012 - 06:16 AM

I'll wait until reviews come for these titles. MGM doesn't have the greatest track record when it comes to blu-ray releases, so I'm willing to wait. Will buy all of them if they're up to snuff, though I could totally do without those unappealing new Hitchcock covers.

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Posted January 11 2012 - 06:45 AM

You can say that again.  Out of those six, only the Woody Allen covers have appeal, because they represent the way the films were originally marketed.  The others are modern-day Photoshopped video rack dreck.



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Posted January 11 2012 - 06:53 AM

Ditto on waiting on the reviews. Also, MGM catalog releases tend to go to lower price points fairly quickly, so by waiting a few months I'm sure these can all be had for under $10.

Also I am hoping that they fixed the subtitle error that was on the Annie Hall DVD.


I assume the Allen films have no extras (per the director's preference), and The Apartment should have the same extras as the current DVD CE, but is there any word on extras on the Hitchcocks?? I have the excellent (but OOP) Criterions of these titles, so unless the reviews show marked improvement on the transfers I may just stick with them.


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#9 of 14 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted January 11 2012 - 08:24 AM

I really had no idea The Apartment  was coming. I had heard about the Selznick/Hitchcocks and the two Woody Allens but wasn't expecting The Apartment, so that's like a belated Christmas present.



#10 of 14 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted January 11 2012 - 08:34 AM

..., but is there any word on extras on the Hitchcocks?? I have the excellent (but OOP) Criterions of these titles, so unless the reviews show marked improvement on the transfers I may just stick with them.

Fox Connect is showing: Notorious: * * Commentary with Film Professor Rick Jewell * * Commentary with Film Professor Drew Casper * * Isolated Music and Effects Track * * The Ultimate Romance: The Making of Notorious * * Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Spymaster * * The American Film Institute Award: The Key to Hitchcock * * 1948 Radio Play Starring Joseph Cotten and Ingrid Bergman * * Hitchcock Audio Interviews * * Restoration Comparison * * Original Theatrical Trailer Audio: English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio Subtitles: English SDH Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen: 1.33:1 Spellbound: * * Commentary with Author and Film Professor Thomas Schatz & Film Professor Charles Ramirez Berg * * Dreaming with Scissors: Hitchcock, Surrealism and Salvador Dalí * * Guilt by Association: Psychoanalyzing Spellbound * * A Cinderella Story: Rhonda Fleming * * 1948 Radio Play * * Hitchcock Audio Interview * * Original Theatrical Trailer Audio: English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio Subtitles: English SDH Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen: 1.33:1 Rebecca: * * Commentary with Film Critic Richard Schickel * * Isolated Music and Effects Track * * The Making of Rebecca * * The Gothic World of Daphne Du Maurier * * Screen Tests * * Radio Plays * * Hitchcock Audio Interviews * * Original Theatrical Trailer Audio: English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio Subtitles: English SDH Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen: 1.33:1 The Apartment: * * Audio Commentary from Film Producer and Historian Bruce Block * * Inside the Apartment * * Magic Time: The Art of Jack Lemmon * * Theatrical Trailer Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish: Mono, French: Mono Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Aspect Ratio: Widescreen: 2.35:1 Nothing showing for either Woody Allen movie (as you might guess)
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#11 of 14 OFFLINE   Frank Ha

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Posted January 11 2012 - 09:09 AM

I'll get most all of these when they come down in price AND if they have good transfers.
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Posted January 11 2012 - 12:00 PM

The Hitchcock extras are identical to those in the Premiere collection, so this replaces 3 of those 8 DVDs.  The Criterions all have different commentaries and a few other features, so mine, at least, are here to stay.  I just hope these transfers are stupendous.

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Posted January 11 2012 - 10:14 PM

John, Charles, thanks for chiming in on the Hitchcock extras. Seems like a pretty good set of features. I'm surprised the presser doesn't mention them at all (Amazon doesn't show anything either - at least they didn't when I checked yesterday). Will probably pick these up when the price is right assuming the transfers turn out good.
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Posted January 12 2012 - 05:42 AM

It would have been cool had there been an additional bonus on The Apartment dealing with Bacharach's Promises Promises since it recently had a Broadway revival.




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