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CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE ABSENCE OF SO MANY EASTWOOD FILMS ON BLU-RAY

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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted December 02 2013 - 03:21 AM

I would have thought all the Eastwood-directed films would have come to Blu-ray years ago.

 

Where is TIGHTROPE?

BRONCO BILLY?

PLAY MISTY FOR ME?

THE BEGUILED?

THE EIGER SANCTION?

BIRD?

WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART?

and quite a few more.

 

Weren't just about all of Eastwood's films decent-sellers on previous video formats?

 

 



#2 of 10 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted December 02 2013 - 03:24 AM

I don't understand this thread as Eastwood is as represented on BD than most actors.  I have about 38 of his titles on BD.


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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted December 02 2013 - 03:36 AM

I don't understand this thread as Eastwood is as represented on BD than most actors.  I have about 38 of his titles on BD.

He is certainly better-represented on Blu-ray than many actors/directors, but he also has a much longer filmography than most. I am just a bit perplexed by why the rest of his work is still DVD-only.



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Posted December 02 2013 - 03:47 AM

He is certainly better-represented on Blu-ray than many actors/directors, but he also has a much longer filmography than most. I am just a bit perplexed by why the rest of his work is still DVD-only.

I bought BDs of Joe Kidd, Escape from Alcatraz, Two Mules of Sister Sara and High Plains Drifter in 2013.  I expect more of his titles to be released in 2014.  There are actors underrepresented on BD, but Eastwood isn't one of them. 


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Posted December 02 2013 - 05:29 AM

To be fair to Dick, 'underrepresented' isn't a word he used, although RC is correct to point out that he's anything but.

 

Listen Dick, the truth is they can only put so many films out at once.  Of the ones you mentioned, I have a lot of love for The Buguiled and The Eiger Sanction, but the only one I'm genuinely surprised hasn't shown up yet is Play Misty For Me.

 

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Posted December 02 2013 - 05:35 AM

Bird blu-ray. From Warner, and it's region free! http://www.amazon.fr...ds=bird blu-ray

 

I believe The Bridges of Madison County is coming to BD next year as well. The Beguiled and Play Misty For Me are both at the top of my wishlist.



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Posted December 02 2013 - 10:05 AM

On the very top of my Eastwood wish list is MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL which flows like a moving valentine to Savannah and would be a truly gorgeous blu-ray.


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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted December 02 2013 - 10:17 AM

To be fair to Dick, 'underrepresented' isn't a word he used, although RC is correct to point out that he's anything but.

 

Listen Dick, the truth is they can only put so many films out at once.  Of the ones you mentioned, I have a lot of love for The Buguiled and The Eiger Sanction, but the only one I'm genuinely surprised hasn't shown up yet is Play Misty For Me.

 

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I totally agree. Simply seems to me that, with all the re-packaging of titles that have come out 3-4-5 times on Blu-ray already, Warner Bros. and Universal might consider getting out the first Blu-ray release of the remaining Eastwood catalog. I know, it's an old argument.



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Posted December 02 2013 - 10:20 AM

Do you mean the absence of some of Eastwood's films in the US? I'm sort of wondering this myself even though I'm aware that most of his filmography has indeed already been released here. I'm sure the films have been a cash cow for Warner, even the perceived "lesser" ones so that's not the problem. I just see a general lack of interest on the part of the studios for deep catalog titles in general. Importing is an option for many people I suppose but I think there's a stigma around that for some folks. Not everything that comes from overseas is the best quality.


 

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Posted December 02 2013 - 07:40 PM

Is like The Bridges of Madison County and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil from WB on BLU. the Eiger Sanction from Universal. :-)

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