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Blu-Ray: Missed Opportunities


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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill Waits

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Posted July 16 2013 - 02:07 PM

When Blu-Ray first came out, it was around the time DVD was VERY much hitting its stride and everyone was releasing Extended/Director's cuts of several movies. Unfortunately, a few of these were released on DVD but never made it to Blu-Ray Some of these included are:

 

Fantastic Four

Con Air

Commando

 

...and I am sure that there are others. I would love for these extended cuts to make their way to Blu Ray.

 

Also, to my knowledge, the only place to get the extended cut of Ransom is on LaserDisc. Wished Disney would rectify that as well.  :-)



#2 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill Waits

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Posted July 18 2013 - 02:12 AM

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#3 of 22 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

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Posted July 18 2013 - 09:01 AM

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Posted July 18 2013 - 09:06 AM

Friends had the extended episodes dropped from the Blu-ray set.



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Posted July 18 2013 - 03:16 PM

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Pocahontas

The Sand Pebbles (the deleted scenes are there, but not in the body of the film as they were on the DVD)


Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted July 18 2013 - 04:55 PM

The Sand Pebbles (the deleted scenes are there, but not in the body of the film as they were on the DVD)

Which is why I've held on to my DVD copy; here's hoping that Fox can redo the Blu and include both versions.



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Posted July 18 2013 - 10:14 PM

The Die Hard and Lethal Weapon franchises have the R versions as opposed to the Unrated. This is the reason I haven't upgraded from my DVD sets yet. I'm waiting until they get the proper treatment on Blu-ray.



#8 of 22 ONLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted July 19 2013 - 02:13 AM

Cleopatra

 

Fox has a few of the deleted scenes (snippets of which are seen in the 2hr documentary), as well as a wealth of costume tests and footage from the aborted Pinewood film. They went all out doing a beautiful restoration and a re-premiere at Cannes and a US/Canada/UK theatrical re-release. It would have been nice had they beefed up the bonus features with this material.



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Posted July 19 2013 - 09:47 AM

Perhaps the reasons these longer cuts are not included on the Blu-rays is because they were done on SD tape, and their respective studios just don't want to redo them again.


Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


#10 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill Waits

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Posted July 20 2013 - 09:33 AM

Independence Day as well (ID4).



#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill Waits

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Posted July 20 2013 - 09:35 AM

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I thought the first two Superman's got the treatment...as the Blu Ray set includes theatrical and Richard Donner cuts if memory serves correct.



#12 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill Waits

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Posted August 19 2013 - 04:24 AM

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#13 of 22 OFFLINE   Brenty

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Posted August 19 2013 - 05:40 AM

Various Chaplins are unavailable on BD in their original or longest versions, due to restrictions imposed by the CC estate.

 

Sling Blade.


Edited by Brenty, August 19 2013 - 05:45 AM.

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#14 of 22 OFFLINE   John-Weller

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Posted August 19 2013 - 08:37 AM

Brenty, which Chaplins are you referring to?

 

For me, Enter The Dragon is the big one. How many times has it been re-released now, and not once has the original theatrical version been included?



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Posted August 19 2013 - 10:16 AM

Michael Mann's MANHUNTER from 1985 only saw the (imo superior) extended version once on DVD and has not been carried over to the Blu.



#16 of 22 OFFLINE   Richard--W

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Posted August 19 2013 - 12:49 PM

Altered States

Gone With the Wind

House of Dark Shadows

Night of Dark Shadows

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Rio Bravo

The Searchers

 

Curse of Frankenstein

The Devil Rides Out

Horror of Dracula



#17 of 22 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted August 19 2013 - 04:47 PM

I thought the first two Superman's got the treatment...as the Blu Ray set includes theatrical and Richard Donner cuts if memory serves correct.

 

Unless he's referring to the super-extended international version of S:TM and SII, which may not even be possible unless WB would go to great expense to locate all the extra footage elements (assuming they even could be found) and master in HD


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#18 of 22 OFFLINE   Bob_S.

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Posted August 19 2013 - 07:17 PM

Wyatt Earp



#19 of 22 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted August 19 2013 - 08:20 PM

Cinema Paradiso(easily number 2 of all-time BD frick ups. But I can't think of one any bigger)

 

Maltese Falcon(this one because the BD doesn't keep the pre-code along for the ride)



#20 of 22 OFFLINE   Brenty

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Posted August 19 2013 - 08:33 PM

John, without going into detail for each title, the Chaplin features that exist in alternate versions & longer original or extended versions on DVD, but not on BD in HD, are:

 

* The Kid (1921)

* A Woman of Paris (1923)

* The Gold Rush (1925) - restored '25 cut is on Criterion (which loses Neil Brand’s excellent piano score), but all region B BDs only contain the '42 recut in HD

* The Circus (1928)

* City Lights (1931)

* Modern Times (1936)

* Limelight (1952)

* A King in New York (1957)

 

In some cases, there are additional deleted scenes, included on some releases as extras, that were never part of the main feature, but that exist in excellent quality & could potentially be seamlessly branched in.

 

IMDb’s Alternate Versions section for each film lists most, but not all, of the differences & points of contention.


Edited by Brenty, August 19 2013 - 08:34 PM.

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