Hats off again to Twilight Time. MGM/UA titles are now in the hands of the experts who care.
There are so many great films owned by MGM-UA. Personally, my top title would be the roadshow version of Exodus (1960). The film has been showing on the MGM-HD channel and looks stunning, so I can imagine what the Blu-ray would look like (and sound because the stereo sound is definately remastered.)
The other films topping my list are the Pink Panther films. It would be nice to see the first box set from Twilight Time with all of the Pink Panther titles (perhaps Twilight Time can get the rights to The Return of the Pink Panther which I don't believe is owned by MGM).
I would also LOVE to see Meteor, in my opinion a very under-rated disaster film, though recent showings on cable, even though in beautiful high-def, are mono. I saw this film in stereo in the theaters and it was either on cable or its first video release was stereo. Hawaii (1966) would be great as well, hoping the stereo tracks are available, they must be lurking somewhere and MGM just didn't use them.
If MGM owns the rights to Electric Dreams, it would be fantastic on Blu-ray considering it was skipped on DVD. I am wondering if music rights were an issue with the film. Also The Earthling (William Holden) is such a great movie. Halleluujah Trail has been showing on the MGM HD channel with a great soundtrack and includes overture, ect. This would make a great release as well.
In thinking more on the subject, I left out several great movies from UA, Khartoum (1966), Solomon and Sheba (1959), Judgement at Nuremberg (1961), The Russians are Coming The Russians are Coming!, Pocketful of Miracles (1961), Irma La Douce (1963), The Party (1968), Man of La Mancha (1972)
Khartoum was on MGM HD several years ago and has been beautifully remastered and I think it would make an excellent Blu-ray release. The stereo sound is excellent for its age. The Russians are Coming seems to be another remaster that has been shown. Solomon and Sheba is a first rate biblical epic (in my opinion) and also has a great stereo soundtrack. Man of La Mancha has also been shown in HD and its transfer is excellent, as is the stereo soundtrack. Alexander the Great also has surviving stereo tracks that are quite good.
So, my list of wants is as follows:
Alexander the Great (1956)
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Irma La Douce (1963)
The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
The Russians are Coming The Russians are Coming! (1966)
The Party (1968)
Man of La Mancha (1972)
The Earthling (1980)
Electric Dreams (1984)
The Birdcage (1996)
Edited by RobertSiegel, September 10 2013 - 09:27 AM.