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

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#41 of 286 Guest__*

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Posted November 15 2012 - 05:43 AM

Hopefully, long films will be on dual-layer 50GB discs, unlike when the DVD Archive started with everything on single-layer discs.

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Posted November 15 2012 - 05:59 AM

Of course I am delighted. It's very surprising that the BDs will be the same price as the DVD-Rs. I'll pay $20 for a BD, but not the $40 Screen Archives charges for its limited-edition titles!

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Posted November 15 2012 - 06:01 AM

It would be great if some older titles from the 30s-60s also got the Blu-ray treatment as well in the Archive. For some, the HD enhancement will make the films look even better than when they were first released in theaters!
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Posted November 15 2012 - 06:04 AM

I just noticed on the Warner Archive site that the audio for Gypsy is DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. I hope that's a misprint! The DVD is 5.1.

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Posted November 15 2012 - 06:05 AM

It would be great if some older titles from the 30s-60s also got the Blu-ray treatment as well in the Archive. For some, the HD enhancement will make the films look even better than when they were first released in theaters!

I agree with you! If you have a chance, please list a few of your most wanted titles from this era....

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Posted November 15 2012 - 06:36 AM

Great news gents!

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Posted November 15 2012 - 06:40 AM

So these are not MOD but pressed discs?



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Posted November 15 2012 - 06:42 AM

Originally Posted by Mark-P 

I just noticed on the Warner Archive site that the audio for Gypsy is DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. I hope that's a misprint! The DVD is 5.1.


Wouldn't the original mix be 2.0 though?


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Posted November 15 2012 - 06:43 AM

Originally Posted by GMpasqua 

So these are not MOD but pressed discs?


Yes. "Replicated" means pressed in home video terms (BD-R/DVD-R would use the term "duplicated").


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"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted November 15 2012 - 06:45 AM

Yes!  This is awesome and wonderful news.  I've not bought any WB archives titles, though I've been tempted, because I expected they would eventually go HD, I'll definitely be buying bluray releases, starting with Hudsucker proxy.


Now if they could just do a restoration/new harvest of Northwest Passage and give us that on bluray as well.


 

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Posted November 15 2012 - 07:14 AM

So, how many pre-orders need to be collected before they run off a pressing? Are they pressing exactly how many they need so if you miss it by a day you might have to wait months and months before enough other people order it to warrant a new pressing?

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Posted November 15 2012 - 07:21 AM

Not such great news for those of us outside the U.S. I hope they'll at least make these available on Amazon.

This sounds like an opportunity for someone IN the U.S. to set up a buying service for our friends over seas! Hmmmmm wheels turning....... Doug
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Posted November 15 2012 - 07:26 AM

So, how many pre-orders need to be collected before they run off a pressing? Are they pressing exactly how many they need so if you miss it by a day you might have to wait months and months before enough other people order it to warrant a new pressing?

The first ones don't ship for about a month so I guess they'll make them in a few weeks and they'll Know how many to make. Also they will probably just make a thousand or so initially for the first shipments that go out.
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Posted November 15 2012 - 08:12 AM

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Posted November 15 2012 - 08:21 AM

Pre-ordered both titles. Shipping date is listed as 11/20/12.

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Posted November 15 2012 - 08:49 AM

EDIT: Also, now that I think about it for a bit, this is basically Warner doing their own Twilight Time style releases with their smaller catalog titles without actually handing the titles over to another label. And they don't have to cap the releases at 3000 if they happen to sell that many.

I agree. Not to mention that the price point makes the WB program the better of the two in regards to the consumer with free shipping (currently) and $10 less. Buying these two is only $5 more than one TT release. Lastly, I imagine future WBShop coupons or sales will work on these titles. The big question is if the original pressing "sells out" will a new limited batch be manufactured to meet demand? And are these closer to retail releases w/ digital restoration/clean-up (Like most TT releases)? Since many of the existing WA titles are just newly remastered w/o digital clean-up or costly restoration work.

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Posted November 15 2012 - 09:02 AM

I hope more Judy Garland titles will be released on blu ray now.



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Posted November 15 2012 - 09:16 AM

Just pre-ordered Deathtrap.  Posted Image


I can also confirm the updated shipping info of 11-20-12.


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Posted November 15 2012 - 09:41 AM

Hudsucker will definitely be coming my way.
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Posted November 15 2012 - 09:49 AM

Good news for film-lovers living in the USA, as you say - not "providing a valuable service to film lovers everywhere" as the press release says. We still can't get WA titles here in the UK direct from Warner Archive!

+1 I would love to own these aswell
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