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#1 of 88 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted October 14 2012 - 01:25 AM

2012 is the 50th anniversary year of HATARI!, one of your most popular catalog titles. Unless you're planning a last-minute announcement for a December release, it's too late to upgrade that crumby DVD to Blu-ray in celebration. Too bad, especially since studios seem to have an anal fix on big divisible-by-five anniversary years. Incredibly disappointing. And John Wayne, too.

#2 of 88 OFFLINE   Jeff Newcomb

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Posted October 14 2012 - 02:20 AM

Hatari! is one of Paramount's most popular catalog titles?

#3 of 88 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted October 14 2012 - 02:28 AM

The DVD is sufficient. And asking Paramount for a catalog title is largely a waste of typing.

#4 of 88 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted October 14 2012 - 03:07 AM

I have a bigger problem with Paramount not releasing The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence on its 50th Anniversary in Region A on BD.  Luckily, I have the Region B BD, but I still would buy the Region A release if released with the proper bonus material.


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#5 of 88 OFFLINE   Garysb

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Posted October 14 2012 - 03:58 AM

You never know about these things. Warner is releasing Caberet next year as a 40th anniversary edition in its 41st year since its release in 1972. Ben Hur is another example of an anniversary release. 50th, several years after the actual anniversary. It seems they can call a release anything they want .

#6 of 88 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted October 14 2012 - 08:32 AM

Nice joke,right there.It's average movie at best.

It may be an average movie to some (I have always been very fond of it), but my impression since the video first emerged is that this has been a good-selling title for them in all formats. I agree with Robert that LIBERTY VALANCE is also a very desirable m.i.a. title.

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Posted October 14 2012 - 09:02 AM

I'm pretty sure, Paramount could of found some worth while material for a 50th Anniversary edition, Elsa Martinelli is still alive and just recently did an interview for Cinema Retro about Hatari! a few months ago.

#8 of 88 OFFLINE   Mike Williams

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Posted October 14 2012 - 09:17 AM

I will never agree with the phrase, "The DVD is sufficient" on ANY title.
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#9 of 88 OFFLINE   John Hermes

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Posted October 14 2012 - 09:19 AM

The DVD is sufficient. And asking Paramount for a catalog title is largely a waste of typing.

The DVD of Hatari is pretty weak in my opinion, and it certainly is a good enough movie for a Blu-ray.

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Posted October 14 2012 - 09:21 AM

So Ratko removed his original post? Hmmm. Thankfully it's preserved as a quote. If one is going to make such a post, then they should have the courage of their convictions, no matter what the post. Hatari on DVD is a joke. This is a gorgeous film and a Blu-ray would be fantastic, presuming they went back to the camera negative and gave us a great transfer.

#11 of 88 OFFLINE   Robin9

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Posted October 14 2012 - 09:51 AM

I wonder if Olive Films will release Hatari on Blu-ray. They're certainly releasing a lot of Paramount titles.

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Posted October 14 2012 - 12:21 PM

I wonder if Olive Films will release Hatari on Blu-ray. They're certainly releasing a lot of Paramount titles.

Criterion, is releasing Rosemary's Baby; so it's possible that they are working on something for the future.

#13 of 88 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted October 14 2012 - 12:23 PM

Originally Posted by haineshisway 

So Ratko removed his original post? Hmmm. Thankfully it's preserved as a quote. If one is going to make such a post, then they should have the courage of their convictions, no matter what the post.
Hatari on DVD is a joke. This is a gorgeous film and a Blu-ray would be fantastic, presuming they went back to the camera negative and gave us a great transfer.

Let's just say the poster in question was removed and leave it at that.







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#14 of 88 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted October 14 2012 - 12:26 PM

Originally Posted by Robin9 

I wonder if Olive Films will release Hatari on Blu-ray. They're certainly releasing a lot of Paramount titles.

Olive has been very quiet on future release information and haven't officially announced any new title beyond November 20th.









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#15 of 88 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted October 15 2012 - 11:32 AM

A DVD is sufficient--indeed, essential--if a Blu-ray is flubbed, which has been known to happen. I'm sure a BD of HATARI! would be truly lovely, but with many titles MIA on DVD be thankful that it made it that far and hope that someone other than Paramount corrals it for Blu-ray.

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Posted October 15 2012 - 11:43 AM

I'd rather not watch Hatari at all if it has to be via that ancient DVD, and I like Hatari a lot. Have you seen it lately? On a front projection system? Yikes. I'd definitely pick it up on BD. Along with The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

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Posted October 15 2012 - 11:43 AM

Hatari would be a GREAT release on blu for Paramount.  The outdoor scenes are truly spectacular, and Hawks use of all the actors for the scenes in the vehicles chasing the animals is amazing to witness.  I would purchase this Day 1 on blu, no question.



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Posted October 15 2012 - 02:36 PM

Paramount has the richest collection of unreleased John Wayne films so far (not including Republic holdings) and they will almost certainly release them. C'mon this and the majority of the others are "peak" John Wayne that are well recognized among fans and have been pretty dependable sales-wise. Republic films aside, I seriously doubt Paramount will license their John Wayne films out for any company outside of Criterion (Red River already confirmed). They've released Rio Lobo already for crying out loud ;). Olive is already going to be getting neck-deep in John Wayne's massive Republic library, so I don't see them fishing for any more anytime soon. The vast majority of Wayne films will be released in due time.

#19 of 88 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted October 15 2012 - 02:54 PM

Have you seen it lately? On a front projection system? Yikes.

Is that an offer? I'd love to hang with you front projection swells, smoking cigars wrapped in $100 bills...anything to get me away from my 36" Sony in my shoebox living room. :)

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Posted September 10 2013 - 03:40 AM

Hi. Little Update. Hatari! will finally be released on Blu-Ray. At least here in Germany on October 4th 2013 it´s available for preorder at amazon.de.

 

And also in Japan on September, 13th 2013 at amazon.jp as a Region A Blu Ray with English Language and Subtitles.

 

Amazon.co.uk currently unavailable, Amazon.com not listed at all.

 

 

German Version:

 

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Details:

Region: B
Disc: 1 x BD-50 GB

1920x1080p (1.78:1)

MPEG-4/AVC

157 Minuten
Cinema Version
German and English Version are the same

Uncut

 

Languages:

German Deutsch DD 1.0
English Dolby TrueHD 1.0
Spanish DD 1.0
French DD 1.0
Japanese DD 1.0
Portugiese DD 1.0

 

Subtiles:

a lot

 

Features:

unknown

 

Price:

13.99 €

 

Japanese Version:

 

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