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REDS and ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ on BLU
12 replies to this topic
Posted February 06 2013 - 10:08 AM
I just bought REDS and ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ on Blu when I was in Paris yesterday. Great transfers! What gives? France gets American films on Blu but not the US?
Posted February 06 2013 - 11:50 AM
Hmmm! Paramount! Maybe THIS is how disappointed fans will finally get a blu-ray of SAMSON AND DELILAH, after all. Vive la France!
Posted February 06 2013 - 05:08 PM
Yes they are region free:-)
Posted February 06 2013 - 05:17 PM
Many Paramount films are scheduled for re-issue from other distributors. Look at lists of upcoming releases. Warners has an especially large number.
Posted February 07 2013 - 04:27 AM
Hmmm! Paramount! Maybe THIS is how disappointed fans will finally get a blu-ray of SAMSON AND DELILAH, after all. Vive la France!I really think SAMSON AND DELILAH will end up on Blu from Olive or Warners. If Paramount does not end up doing a DeMille Blu box set.
"Get a director and a writer and leave them alone. That`s how the best pictures get made" - William "Wild Bill" Wellman
Posted February 07 2013 - 04:38 AM
Now that WB took selected films from Paramounts library , we will see ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ is some Clint Eastwood double feature (or quadfeature) since now WB has the majority of the Eastwood library. Since WB seems to like to pair a WB film witH a Paramount film, I could see ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ paired with PAPILLION or COOL HAND LUKE. (and PAINT YOUR WAGON with OKLAHOMA!).
Posted February 07 2013 - 05:04 AM
Thanks for the information regarding the Region Freeness - I will look for these next month when I am in Paris.
Posted February 07 2013 - 05:44 AM
They both were released by Paramount.....no indication in the packaging that it was distributed by WB.
Posted February 07 2013 - 05:46 AM
Reds has been on Blu-ray in the US since 2006. It was one of Paramount's first releases (along with a HD-DVD counterpart). It went OOP a couple years back but will likely get a re-issue through Warner's handling of Paramount's catalog sometime in the next year or so (similar to the Blu-ray of Zodiac).
"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
Posted February 07 2013 - 05:47 AM
The store GIBERT JOSEPH in Paris , Ecole bus stop/ near Jardin du Luxembourg. has a better selection and prices than FNAC.
Posted February 07 2013 - 07:50 AM
The store GIBERT JOSEPH in Paris , Ecole bus stop/ near Jardin du Luxembourg. has a better selection and prices than FNAC.This is pretty close to where we stay so we will check it out - thanks!
Posted February 07 2013 - 02:22 PM
The German ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ, a quality disc, can be purchased less expensively on Amazon.de (but is Region B).
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