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Stalag 17/The Dirty Dozen (Blu-ray Double Feature) Available for Preorder

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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 24 2013 - 11:42 AM

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#2 of 25 ONLINE   Dick

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Posted December 25 2013 - 06:07 AM

Would be nice if they bothered to remaster DIRTY DOZEN, but I'm sure this is the same transfer.



#3 of 25 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 25 2013 - 06:13 AM

Never seen either of these films. I am assuming this is a necessary purchase.


 

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#4 of 25 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted December 25 2013 - 06:14 AM

Never seen either of these films. I am assuming this is a necessary purchase.

Yes, indeed!


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#5 of 25 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted December 25 2013 - 06:15 AM

Would be nice if they bothered to remaster DIRTY DOZEN, but I'm sure this is the same transfer.

I'd expressed the same sentiment to Warner back in October of last year.


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#6 of 25 OFFLINE   Vic Pardo

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Posted December 25 2013 - 06:27 AM

One's Paramount and one's MGM. How are they paired together on one Blu-ray?



#7 of 25 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted December 25 2013 - 06:28 AM

^ Warners owns The Dirty Dozen and they also distribute Paramount titles now.



#8 of 25 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted December 25 2013 - 06:31 AM

One's Paramount and one's MGM. How are they paired together on one Blu-ray?

Expect more such pairings as Warner now distributes a good portion of Paramount's library.


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#9 of 25 ONLINE   Dick

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Posted December 25 2013 - 10:56 AM

Let's hope so -- of titles that haven't already been released on Blu.



#10 of 25 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted December 25 2013 - 03:59 PM

Never seen either of these films. I am assuming this is a necessary purchase.

You have led a sheltered life, pad wan. :)
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Posted December 25 2013 - 04:19 PM

Two great movies which I saw on the big screen in my youth.

 

Will the Blu-ray include the audio commentary for STALAG 17 from the DVD featuring two of the original cast (Richard Erdman and Gil Stratton Jr.) and co-author of the original play, Donald Bevan?

 

And will there be a commentary for DIRTY DOZEN and, if so, featuring whom?

 

Thanks.



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Posted December 25 2013 - 06:26 PM

Would be nice if they bothered to remaster DIRTY DOZEN, but I'm sure this is the same transfer.

The Dirty Dozen has a lot of long opticals, similar to The Great Escape.  I don't think it will ever look like we wish it did.



#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted December 25 2013 - 10:46 PM

Two great movies which I saw on the big screen in my youth.

 

Will the Blu-ray include the audio commentary for STALAG 17 from the DVD featuring two of the original cast (Richard Erdman and Gil Stratton Jr.) and co-author of the original play, Donald Bevan?

 

And will there be a commentary for DIRTY DOZEN and, if so, featuring whom?

 

Thanks.

At that MSRP, I seriously doubt it.


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Posted December 26 2013 - 04:13 PM

The Dirty Dozen has a lot of long opticals, similar to The Great Escape.  I don't think it will ever look like we wish it did.

 

That's a bingo.



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Posted December 27 2013 - 11:06 AM

Am i alone in finding this a very odd coupling? One - Stalag 17 - a classic Billy Wilder dramatic film made with his usual cynicism and irony. The other - The Dirty Dozen - a typical Robert Aldrich action film with Boy's Own heroics. They may both be set during WWII but they could hardly be more different and I wouldn't have thought they appeal to the same audience. 

 

Apart from that, I strongly associate a film with the studio that made it and I really dislike these double bill discs containing films from two different studios. it just doesn't seem right.



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Posted December 27 2013 - 01:28 PM

Am i alone in finding this a very odd coupling? One - Stalag 17 - a classic Billy Wilder dramatic film made with his usual cynicism and irony. The other - The Dirty Dozen - a typical Robert Aldrich action film with Boy's Own heroics. They may both be set during WWII but they could hardly be more different and I wouldn't have thought they appeal to the same audience. 

 

Apart from that, I strongly associate a film with the studio that made it and I really dislike these double bill discs containing films from two different studios. it just doesn't seem right.

Either get used to it or get ready for a lot of dislike then.


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#17 of 25 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 27 2013 - 11:51 PM

Yeah, I think these double features are actually superb.

 

Matching films from two different studios is actually a great idea.

 

For instance, there's the double feature of The Ten Commandments

and Ben Hur.  For someone not interested in the giant sets, what an

unbelievable pairing.

 

No, the pairing is never going to be absolutely perfect, but it certainly

gives the opportunity for consumers to own two vaguely similar popular

films in one package at a great price.


 

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Posted December 28 2013 - 12:14 AM

Both films are excellent and Stalag 17 is one of the better features Holden ever made.



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Posted December 28 2013 - 03:14 AM

I tend to agree with Douglas R that this is actually a slightly odd pairing. But as long as the movies are also available individually, I don't have a problem with it. If anything, some of the people buying this release for the more recent The Dirty Dozen will also be exposed to an older classic.

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Posted December 28 2013 - 03:22 AM

[color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:'Merriweather Sans', sans-serif;background-color:rgb(242,242,242);]If anything, some of the people buying this release for the more recent [/color]The Dirty Dozen[color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:'Merriweather Sans', sans-serif;background-color:rgb(242,242,242);] will also be exposed to an older classic. [/color]

 

[color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:'Merriweather Sans', sans-serif;background-color:rgb(242,242,242);]Which describes my situation perfectly.[/color]


 

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