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#1 of 95 Mark-P

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Posted September 26 2013 - 11:13 PM

Well this is a pleasant surprise. Did I miss an announcement somewhere?

http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/B00FFFUY8S

And how did MGM manage to get the rights back on this title? I thought it was owned by Warner as part of the MGM catalog!

 

See post #11. It's confirmed that this is a Warner Archive Blu-ray release.


Edited by Mark-P, September 27 2013 - 03:25 PM.


#2 of 95 Ejanss

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Posted September 27 2013 - 01:49 AM

No box image, and:

"Studio:  Fox MGM Allied Vaughn Fulfilled "

Oh, yeah, they do those classic boxsets, don't they?  :blink:

 

I"m guessing it's an MOD Blu-ray, or some odd Amazon burp that will be clarified later, but if it sounds too sudden to be true, it usually is.

 

(And besides, I remember seeing it on TCM, but gave up when that ending circus-fantasy number just kept going on, and on, and on...Was I near the end?)


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Posted September 27 2013 - 01:53 AM

Hmmm, well I'm scratching my head over this.

Things don't seem quite right.

 

If the title itself has been taken over by MGM/Fox then how come this new blu-ray has Warner Brothers exclusive Extras??

Eg. a. Tom and Jerry Cartoon. b. Warner Bros Vitaphone musical short.

Plus, the original Overture and the trailer all of which are on the previous Warner DVD.

 

Something here just doesn't add up.

 

Strange blu-ray production credit.

Fox-MGM-Allied Vaughn fulfilled.

What's all that about?   Is it a European or Asian import maybe?  Is it a legal disc?  Is it just the DVD up-coverted on the cheap by some back-yarder.   

 

Hmmm. I hope Warners are looking at this.


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Posted September 27 2013 - 02:30 AM

There is this, which confirms that Warner Archive uses Allied Vaughn for replication. Amazon lists the Gypsy Blu-ray as Warner/Allied Vaughn. So I think Amazon got it wrong in that is should be Warner/Allied Vaughn and that they have also jumped the gun in leaking the news of Warner Archive's next Blu-ray release!

 

Edit: I posted the question of WAC's Facebook page, so we'll see if they have a response.


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#5 of 95 John Doe

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Posted September 27 2013 - 03:08 AM

It's a WAC release.



#6 of 95 Matt Hough

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Posted September 27 2013 - 04:28 AM

That's a wonderful surprise if it is coming. I wish they had given us Doris' Calamity Jane or especially Love Me or Leave Me, but I'll take what I can get!


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Posted September 27 2013 - 04:30 AM

 

 

(And besides, I remember seeing it on TCM, but gave up when that ending circus-fantasy number just kept going on, and on, and on...Was I near the end?)

 

Yes.



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Posted September 27 2013 - 06:16 AM

Yes.

 

Sawdust, and Spangles and Dreams...wonderful musical number (written by wunderkind Roger Edens). 



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Posted September 27 2013 - 06:55 AM

I watched the film on Warner Archive Instant in HD and it looked very nice.  The Blu-ray should be great.



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Posted September 27 2013 - 11:08 AM

 

Edit: I posted the question of WAC's Facebook page, so we'll see if they have a response.

They deleted my post on Facebook, so I guess they're not ready to talk about it yet.  :(



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Posted September 27 2013 - 12:57 PM

http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be



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Posted September 27 2013 - 03:23 PM

Thanks.  WAC uploaded that video earlier today, so I'll take that as a confirmation.



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Posted September 27 2013 - 03:56 PM

Well that clears that up.

 

"JUMBO" should look and sound great on Blu-Ray.



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Posted September 27 2013 - 04:26 PM

Very cool!  Hope to see more Doris on blu!



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Posted September 27 2013 - 04:47 PM

:banana:  :banana:  :banana:  :banana:  FANTASTIC NEWS. This is a terrific, underrated film, and should look (and sound) superb in Blu. Just placed my order on Amazon....and what a great price, too!



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Posted September 27 2013 - 06:58 PM

I pre-ordered and think the price is great. But something just does not compute with this.
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Posted September 27 2013 - 08:27 PM

It has a release date of October 8 2013? I agree something seems off, however I hope it turns out to be the first of many MGM Musicals to be released via the WAC format.



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Posted September 28 2013 - 04:10 AM

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It has a release date of October 8 2013? I agree something seems off, however I hope it turns out to be the first of many MGM Musicals to be released via the WAC format.

 

Yes, if I had been asked to guess what the first MGM musical would be to come through Warner Archive, I would immediately have said The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Victor/Victoria would have been my second guess. Jumbo would have been way down the line of guesses.

 

But I can't say I'm not happy about the choice or that it revives my hope that the Archive Blu-ray program is finally getting up to speed.


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Posted September 28 2013 - 07:04 AM

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Posted September 28 2013 - 09:08 AM

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