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The Big Trail (1930) and The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) Walmart Exclusives Blu-ray


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#1 of 15 Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 01 2012 - 12:29 PM

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Release Date: May 8, 2012


The Big Trail


The Barbarian and the Geisha


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#2 of 15 greg.shoemaker

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Posted March 01 2012 - 01:12 PM

Release date please. Looking forward to THE BIG TRAIL. Thank you for the news! Greg

#3 of 15 Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 01 2012 - 01:15 PM

The release date is listed on the product page,

however I apologize, I should have added it here.


May 8th is the release date.


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Posted March 01 2012 - 01:15 PM



Originally Posted by greg.shoemaker 

Release date please. Looking forward to THE BIG TRAIL. Thank you for the news!
Greg



May 8th.


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#5 of 15 JoHud

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Posted March 01 2012 - 02:47 PM

This is either a sign of how much John Wayne can carry a retail release, or Fox is starting to warm up to the idea of releasing new catalogue titles. I was certain that The Barbarian and the Geisha was fated for a future Twilight Time release. I'm glad to see Fox take some initiative in releasing these titles on their own.

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Posted March 02 2012 - 12:51 AM

The Australian DVD release of The Barbarian & The Geisha I have is excellent. One of the best late 1950s CinemaScope DVDs Fox released, so it will be great to pick up the Blu-ray version. This is actually an under rated film that is far more interesting than many other more famous John Wayne films.

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Posted March 02 2012 - 12:56 AM

The Australian DVD release of The Barbarian & The Geisha I have is excellent. One of the best late 1950s CinemaScope DVDs Fox released, so it will be great to pick up the Blu-ray version. This is actually an under rated film that is far more interesting than many other more famous John Wayne films.

The blu-ray from Denmark looks very good. http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

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Posted March 02 2012 - 01:19 AM



Originally Posted by JoHud 

This is either a sign of how much John Wayne can carry a retail release, or Fox is starting to warm up to the idea of releasing new catalogue titles.



Think that it is a little of both, out of all of the classic Hollywood Icons he is the one best represented on Blu, Bogart, Cagney, Davis, Cooper, Hepburn (both) . Currently like 13 Wayne films out which totals around the combined blu's of the rest of that group.


would be nice if Fox went all out for Raual Walsh's The Big Trail, and make sure that we are getting both versions of the film "the Grandeur Version" and the 35 mm version.


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#9 of 15 Andreas Wagner

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Posted March 02 2012 - 02:33 AM

The blu-ray from Denmark looks very good. http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

I agree! I have those wondeful Danish blu-rays of "Drums along the Mohawk" and "North to Alaska"! Great picture quality! Recommended!http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

#10 of 15 jim_falconer

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Posted March 02 2012 - 10:59 PM

Just pre-ordered these titles at walmart.com....thanks for the link!



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Posted March 05 2012 - 05:25 AM

This is either a sign of how much John Wayne can carry a retail release, or Fox is starting to warm up to the idea of releasing new catalogue titles. I was certain that The Barbarian and the Geisha was fated for a future Twilight Time release. I'm glad to see Fox take some initiative in releasing these titles on their own.

I bet a lot of it is the John Wayne factor. My guess would be that Fox offered it to Walmart first as Walmart has shown a historical preference for John Wayne titles, and when Walmart said yes, that was it.

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Posted March 05 2012 - 06:57 AM

Just ordered both of these vintage Wayne classics via your link, Ron...thanks for the heads-up!!!Posted Image



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Posted March 21 2012 - 05:44 PM

Did anyone ever discover what version of The Big Trail is being released? At Walmart.com, it says it is a blu ray/dvd combo pack, but it is silent about aspect ratio. Does anyone know if there will be any extras. As the title has been announced, it is confusing why there is not more detail.

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Posted March 22 2012 - 11:41 AM



Originally Posted by JoeDoakes 

Did anyone ever discover what version of The Big Trail is being released? At Walmart.com, it says it is a blu ray/dvd combo pack, but it is silent about aspect ratio. Does anyone know if there will be any extras. As the title has been announced, it is confusing why there is not more detail.



Wal-mart has a run time 125 minutes listed which would suggest its the Grandeur version (flat version is ten minutes shorter).



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Posted May 26 2012 - 05:45 AM

Wal-mart has a run time 125 minutes listed which would suggest its the Grandeur version (flat version is ten minutes shorter).

We've the answer here, of course: http://www.hometheat...rail-in-blu-ray

I presume this Blu-ray shares the earlier DVD master, and on Blu-ray it takes on a totally different existence. I did note that the frame seems to be cropped a bit in height, as the full title art does not quite make it to the screen. The Grandeur version is lacking in shadow detail. I presume from the optical dupes down to 35mm. In many shots the standard Academy version looks better.