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BREAKING NEWS: Warner Archive Collection Announces First Blu-Ray Releases

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#241 of 286 JediFonger

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Posted May 07 2013 - 10:22 AM

let's hope lossless is included. WB should have learned by now, i have sent in several complaints =P.

 

also they have yet to replace back-catalog titles with lossless. *sigh*.



#242 of 286 Stephen_J_H

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Posted May 07 2013 - 10:25 AM

I wonder if this delay was related to the additional elements for the 1992 Extended Version. Perhaps they needed to be brought up to snuff for HD.


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Posted May 07 2013 - 10:43 AM

let's hope lossless is included. WB should have learned by now, i have sent in several complaints =P.

 

 

All the WA BDs have had lossless audio.


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Posted May 07 2013 - 12:15 PM

I am a big fan of the Archive and have many DVDs (even though they don't ship directly to the UK) but the blu-ray release schedule is glacial. For example if the HD master for High Society is in good shape why not put the blu-ray out through the Archive?



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Posted May 07 2013 - 12:20 PM

At this point, I'd be willing to buy just about any classic released on Blu-ray through the Warner Archive.



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Posted May 07 2013 - 12:37 PM

Sure since that's only like 3-4 titles a year lol
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Posted May 07 2013 - 01:20 PM

I did hope that there would be a few more releases by now, & I don't think I'm alone in that.

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Posted May 07 2013 - 01:50 PM

I think I've heard that Warner is exploring if Blu-ray and MOD technologies can be combined.  The first two Archive Blu-ray releases were pressed DVDs, but I think that the studio is studying alternatives.



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Posted May 08 2013 - 12:48 PM

What about releasing all the excellent film noir on blu-ray through the Archive, starting with The Narrow Margin?



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Posted May 08 2013 - 01:22 PM

I think I've heard that Warner is exploring if Blu-ray and MOD technologies can be combined.  The first two Archive Blu-ray releases were pressed DVDs, but I think that the studio is studying alternatives.

I hope not - I take comfort that their Blu's are at least pressed...



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Posted May 08 2013 - 01:28 PM

I did hope that there would be a few more releases by now, & I don't think I'm alone in that.

 

If their original press release is any indication, Warner also hoped there would by a few more releases by now.


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Posted May 08 2013 - 05:09 PM

I wish that Warner, when preparing new titles for their Archive DVD issues, would consider Blu ray issues instead. I would have jumped at the chance to buy their new 'Whoopee!' issue in Blu ray instead of DVD (though I have ordered the DVD through Amazon!)

And I hope that Amazon makes the new Blu ray archive releases available for order since Warner won't ship direct to Australia.....

Meantime, my Blu ray archive wish list includes 'The Last of Sheila' and 'Local Hero', but more significantly, the complete Fred and Ginger oeuvre, and the long-promised but never delivered set of the three versions of 'Show Boat'. Those are just for starters. 'The Boyfriend' would go down a treat too.....

Anyway, despite their restrictive marketing, Warners is to be congratulated for the planned releases. I would think it unlikely that these sort of releases would ever see the light of day if we waited for local release in Australia!



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Posted June 28 2013 - 09:13 AM

Quiet isn't it?

 

I wonder if Warners have anything planned for the second half.



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Posted June 28 2013 - 09:38 AM

Quiet isn't it?

 

I wonder if Warners have anything planned for the second half.

I asked the WB guy on the Facebook Archive site when they were going to ramp up the BD releases - no response.



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Posted June 28 2013 - 12:39 PM

I have to admit that after we got the marvelous Blu-rays of Gypsy and Deathtrap, I was sure by the end of this year we'd have The Great Race, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Time Machine, Victor/Victoria, Wait Until Dark, and a whole lot more.

 

It's been a great disappointment.


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Posted June 28 2013 - 01:08 PM

BIG disappointment!!!!  I agree.  I've just about given up!


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Posted June 28 2013 - 01:51 PM

Maybe they haven't had the sort of "consumer response" they were hoping for.  So far for classic and deep-catalogue releases on Blu, the two biggest labels for this year have been Olive and Fox.



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Posted June 28 2013 - 02:05 PM

Among independent labels Criterion and Twilight Time have been doing a pretty good job of keeping us happy with their reissues...looking forward to their slate of releases for the remainder of the year there!!! :thumbsup:


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Posted July 16 2013 - 06:44 AM

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan is now officially instock as of today and ready for shipping.



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Posted July 16 2013 - 06:53 AM

i'm a little lazy and little late to the game. have there been discs released already? and are there lossless audio on them?

 

also how is the PQ?







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