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Greatest...not on Blu...tragedy?


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#1 of 15 schan1269

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Posted June 17 2014 - 07:24 AM

I vote Yamanaka.

 

The lack of Humanity and Paper Balloons, itself, is a complete crime.


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#2 of 15 theonemacduff

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Posted June 17 2014 - 07:45 AM

How about a BR of Nine Hours to Rama? Not a great film, but a good one, and an amazing ending. Or a decent version, with subtitles, of the astonishing 1967 Le Grand Meaulnes? Latter currently only available in French san sous-titres.



#3 of 15 JoeDoakes

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Posted June 17 2014 - 08:07 AM

Magnificent Ambersons (remember when people thought they might put out a blu for its 70th aniversary and WHV released only a DVD)?

 

Yankee Doodle Dandy?

 

At least unitl WHV changes it's corporate policy that refuses to license what it won't release on its own, it deserves a lot of criticism.



#4 of 15 Walter Kittel

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Posted June 17 2014 - 08:35 AM

To the best of my knowledge there are still no films directed by Preston Sturges on Blu-Ray in Region A.  I can't imagine that situation is going to last forever.

 

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Fidelity to the source should always be the goal for Blu-ray releases.

#5 of 15 Dave B Ferris

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Posted June 17 2014 - 09:11 AM

Or any of the Boetticher/Scott westerns.

 

Also, I hope we all recognize that "tragedy" is being used within the context of our hobby - because, compared to actual human tragedies, the absence of a movie on Blu does not really measure-up.



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Posted June 17 2014 - 09:29 AM

Yamanaka's early demise...was a tragedy...and a tragedy to film-making.



#7 of 15 Dave B Ferris

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Posted June 17 2014 - 09:37 AM

That may be true, but the subject seems to suggest the "tragedy" is that a movie (or any given movie) is not on Blu.

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Posted June 17 2014 - 09:58 AM

My intent was "a person's work" not represented. Not individual movies. Oh well.

 

I did start with Yamanaka. Then added HaPB...as it has the best chance.

 

Yamanaka was brilliant and died too soon.

 

Hell...Zoe Lund has BD. Equally, sorta, tragique. (self doing-in counts)



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Posted June 17 2014 - 10:23 AM

Also, I hope we all recognize that "tragedy" is being used within the context of our hobby - because, compared to actual human tragedies, the absence of a movie on Blu does not really measure-up.

I did not realize that.  Thank you.



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Posted June 17 2014 - 12:25 PM

Gance's Napoleon would qualify, wouldn't it?


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Posted June 17 2014 - 01:13 PM

Or any of the Boetticher/Scott westerns.

 

 

 

Well the HD work's been done as they've all been on the telly in HD looking very nice.

 

For just the one film I'll stick with westerns & choose, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon 1949. A classic John Ford/John Wayne western. And it could look really great on Blu-ray. I thought it would have been out by now.



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Posted June 17 2014 - 04:15 PM

Well the HD work's been done as they've all been on the telly in HD looking very nice.

 

For just the one film I'll stick with westerns & choose, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon 1949. A classic John Ford/John Wayne western. And it could look really great on Blu-ray. I thought it would have been out by now.

At least that's one that's virtually guaranteed to get a release, even from WHV.



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Posted June 17 2014 - 05:20 PM

A second vote for Gance's NAPOLEON and also the Russian version of WAR AND PEACE.



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Posted June 17 2014 - 05:23 PM

Another vote here for Gance's 'Napoleon'. How wonderful if someone pulled out from their bed the missing 3-D footage!

 

And although Sergei Eisenstein is represented with a couple of his silent movies, NOT ONE of his great sound movies featuring his wonderful collaboration with Sergei Prokofiev has yet made it to Blu ray.



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Posted June 17 2014 - 09:44 PM

Bondarchuk's version of WAR AND PEACE. YES!!!






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