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Giant (1956) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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#1 of 58 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 27 2013 - 09:16 AM

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#2 of 58 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted July 27 2013 - 10:22 AM

Boy, is that a sight for sore eyes.

 

And were my eyes sore the last time I tried to watch the DVD on an HDTV.  Ow!!

 

FANTASTIC NEWS!!     :dancing-banana-04: 


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#3 of 58 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 27 2013 - 10:24 AM

Preorder will be available any day now...

 

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Posted July 27 2013 - 10:40 AM

These items are already available for pre-order at Amazon's French website...street date is Oct. 2nd...the 6-disc Trilogy box set is selling for US$45 and is region-free!!!



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Posted July 27 2013 - 10:49 AM

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Wow.  $45 for the set?

 

For 3 films, one would hope that Warner will come

in around that price or below when domestic preorder

becomes available.  I could deal with $45 rather than

the exorbitant pricetag that often comes with these 

Ultimate Collector's Editions.

 

(In other words, no box-o-junk please)


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Posted July 27 2013 - 10:51 AM

That's my hope too, Ron...which is why I haven't pulled the purchasing trigger on this group of blu-rays yet!!!



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Posted July 27 2013 - 11:02 AM

Nice. Hope all extras from DVD are there. The red carpet Premire is a classic hosted by Chill Wills.
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Posted July 27 2013 - 11:08 AM

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Something in my gut tells me this is going to be a pricey set.

 

I hate to admit, I have never seen a James Dean film.  He never really appealed to me.  Have all these films on DVD, but remarkably, I never opened a single one over the years. I am wondering which films are worth buying (GIANT obviously), and if there will be a worth in purchasing the entire UCE.  

 

Will have to wait for a price announcement.


 

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Posted July 27 2013 - 11:10 AM

EDIT:  oops, never mind, I was reading wrong!    :)


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Posted July 27 2013 - 11:11 AM

Hmmm.  I'm counting seven discs there....



#11 of 58 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 27 2013 - 11:12 AM

Charles,

 

Looks like 3 films in single Digibooks and a Ultimate Collector's Edition as pictured above.

 

The extra discs seem to be supplemental material.

 

To date, we only have preorder information on GIANT and EAST OF EDEN.

 

I would expect the other preorders will be posted later today or tomorrow.


 

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Posted July 27 2013 - 11:13 AM

It really does look excellent.



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Posted July 27 2013 - 11:50 AM

 

 

 

I hate to admit, I have never seen a James Dean film.  He never really appealed to me.  Have all these films on DVD, but remarkably, I never opened a single one over the years. I am wondering which films are worth buying (GIANT obviously), and if there will be a worth in purchasing the entire UCE.  

 

Will have to wait for a price announcement.

 

 

I've seen them all, going back to a box set on laserdisc and beyond.  Giant never has looked good on home video, I hope there was some cleanup done for the blu-ray.  It's a big, sprawling soap opera with Dean playing a secondary but important role--the leads are Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.  It's known primarily as a James Dean movie because it was his last performance.  I remember seeing Rebel Without A Cause on 16mm in grade school.  It passed over the heads of the gathered eighth graders.  And East of Eden has some memorable widescreen photography.

 

It's a worthy set of movies to buy, but I don't know about the collector's box--unless they pull something shady by offering one of the movies as an exclusive to the big expensive box set...



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Posted July 27 2013 - 11:56 AM

The Warnercolor opticals are especially problematic on GIANT, even worse than DIAL M.


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Posted July 27 2013 - 11:58 AM

Bob,

 

You were with us when we visited MPI last October.

 

Did you also have the opportunity to see the footage from

the restored GIANT?

What did you think?


 

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#16 of 58 OFFLINE   Bob Furmanek

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Posted July 27 2013 - 12:00 PM

No, just EDEN. I thought that looked magnificent.


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Posted July 27 2013 - 12:03 PM

I may see what the price of the three individual Blu-rays are and compare it to the price of the box set. I already have the George Stevens Doc on DVD and that is the only one of the three extra documentaries that I find attractive.
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Posted July 27 2013 - 12:15 PM

All three films are classics and well worth owning (and worthy of multiple views). I'm very attracted to that $45 price tag for the French set. Wow!



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Posted July 27 2013 - 12:23 PM

Matt,

 

Agreed.  I don't think that set is going to retail for $45 here.

 

Most of those UCE sets end up in the $70 range, and that is

just for a single film with box-o-junk.

 

I'll buy the French version, but I want to see what the packaging

looks like first.  It may be a turnoff having the title in French across

the front.


 

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Posted July 27 2013 - 12:43 PM

The Warnercolor opticals are especially problematic on GIANT, even worse than DIAL M.

I will be very curious to see what it looks like - Giant is almost one long optical - there are so many endless opticals in this film, maybe more than any other ever made in terms of length of dissolves on the A & B side.  







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