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Wait Until Dark 45th Anniversary?


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   darkrock17

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Posted March 29 2012 - 06:42 PM

Does anyone know if WB is planning on releasing this title this year? With this year being the 45th anniversary, I don't see why they want to pass up the oppertunity, seeing that they missed the 40th anniversary back in 2007.

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted March 30 2012 - 04:19 AM

I would certainly love to have the film on Blu-ray. It's one of the great thrillers of the 1960s.

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Posted March 30 2012 - 04:28 AM

Oh, me too.  Superb film, and an instant buy.   And this is not a reflection on your post, but I am SICK of film releases seemingly having to be based on anniversaries.  The FILM is what matters, not some kind of fake celebration of it.   Does anyone know how it began?  What were the first couple of home video "Anniversary" releases back in Beta/VHS/LD days?  My guess would be the usual suspects -- Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, maybe Disney?  Does it go back farther?  Was a film ever shown on TV using its anniversary in the publicity?

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Posted March 30 2012 - 05:02 AM

It would make a better October release than THE BAD SEED did last year.  Though I am not slamming THE BAD SEED for I enjoy it for all its camp and glory and glad I have the Blu-ray.  WAIT UNTIL DARK is a heart stopper in some scenes and an instant buy also. 
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Posted March 30 2012 - 05:43 AM

And this is not a reflection on your post, but I am SICK of film releases seemingly having to be based on anniversaries.  The FILM is what matters, not some kind of fake celebration of it.
Yep. Other than the fans who want to use the anniversary as a reason why a movie should be released (which is understandable), no one but studios care about anniversaries. No one has ever thought "I wouldn't have bought this last year but since this year's anniversary ends in '5' or '0', I'm getting this disc!"

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Posted March 30 2012 - 06:33 AM

This is job for WB.Speaking of their catalogue - 'The Haunting' (original) on Blu would be GREAT too! :)

#7 of 10 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted March 30 2012 - 08:14 AM

 
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Originally Posted by Ratko Mladic /t/319677/wait-until-dark-45th-anniversary#post_3911822 This is job for WB.Speaking of their catalogue - 'The Haunting' (original) on Blu would be GREAT too!
Here is another vote for THE HAUNTING (1963) on Blu-ray also.  Robert Wise was able to give us a very scary film by using nothing but atmosphere and great acting.  A tool today's filmmakers should learn and use.     
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted March 30 2012 - 09:11 AM

Yes, yes to both films, but especially The Haunting. A good b&w film on blu. Yes, yes.
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Posted March 30 2012 - 10:11 AM

The Haunting should be out next year in time for the 50th Anniversary. The Haunting, is a very good movie, I thought when I first saw it how many years back that this was a William Castle film.

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Posted March 31 2012 - 05:56 AM

Ditto The Haunting - that fabulous black & white photography, peerless scary sound mix & atmosphere would just be fantastic in high def! Droooool!

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Posted March 31 2012 - 05:13 PM

Saw this the other day on ebay, this would make a nice inculsion for special features. http://www.ebay.com/...=item56497df052




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