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Holiday Inn (1942) - 10/7

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#1 of 76 OFFLINE   Noach Kowalski

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Posted July 16 2014 - 02:33 AM

Special Features
  • Digital Copy of Holiday Inn (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • A Couple of Song and Dance Men
  • All-Singing All-Dancing
  • Coloring a Classic
  • Feature Commentary by Film Historian Ken Barnes Including Archive Audio Comments from Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, and John Scott Trotter
  • Theatrical Trailer

http://www.amazon.co...5506748&sr=1-69


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#2 of 76 OFFLINE   JoeDoakes

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Posted July 16 2014 - 07:10 AM

Wow!  Super-duper news.  This title had originally been slated for Universal's anniversary two years ago, and I was worried when it wash't released.  I do wish it had the soundtrack CD though.



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Posted July 16 2014 - 07:44 AM

oh , yep this will be spinning at the house for Christmas :D


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#4 of 76 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted July 16 2014 - 09:24 AM

Between the Spielberg box, the Eastwood box, and now this, I think Universal has vindicated itself for 2014.



#5 of 76 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted July 16 2014 - 10:17 AM

Between the Spielberg box, the Eastwood box, and now this, I think Universal has vindicated itself for 2014.

I wouldn't call it vindication, but a step in the right direction, lots in the vaults that have never seen the light of day in HD, but continue to get rereleased on dvd, reissues and reissues in steelbooks,  where are the Marx Brothers, Hawks' Scarface, how about a second Monster set, or Sci-Fi set, once that happens then I will proudly state that they have vindicated themselves


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Posted July 16 2014 - 11:24 AM

First day purchase for me...perfect companion to Paramount's VistaVision blu-ray of "White Christmas"(1954)... :thumbsup:



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Posted July 16 2014 - 05:36 PM

I wouldn't call it vindication, but a step in the right direction, lots in the vaults that have never seen the light of day in HD, but continue to get rereleased on dvd, reissues and reissues in steelbooks,  where are the Marx Brothers, Hawks' Scarface, how about a second Monster set, or Sci-Fi set, once that happens then I will proudly state that they have vindicated themselves

But I did say "for 2014." Universal has a lot of titles that need Blu release, but at least they're doing something. What has Warner Bros been doing with their Paramount titles?



#8 of 76 OFFLINE   Konstantinos

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Posted July 16 2014 - 05:47 PM

By the way, something that is not mentioned in the first post:

Both versions are included!

 

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Black and white and colorized versions
  • A Couple of Song and Dance Men:  An intimate retrospective of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire featuring an interview with Ava Astaire-MacKenzie
  • All Singing - All Dancing:  Experience the making of unforgettable song and dance numbers of Holiday Inn
  • Audio Commentary:  Feature length audio commentary by film historian Ken Barnes with archive audio comments by Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and John Scott Trotter
  • Coloring a Classic
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

https://classicflix....campaign=buffer

 

I wonder though, since both versions will be in 1 disc, if that will compromise quality.



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Posted July 16 2014 - 06:06 PM

Looking forward to this one!



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Posted July 16 2014 - 06:18 PM

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Great news, but I'll skip the colorized version when viewing. I would have rather they made this a double feature with the Technicolor Blue Skies (1946) instead. I know, the griping begins. :D


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#11 of 76 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted July 16 2014 - 06:19 PM

But I did say "for 2014." Universal has a lot of titles that need Blu release, but at least they're doing something. What has Warner Bros been doing with their Paramount titles?

 

in my best Gary Cooper type draw, "Yep been pretty quiet" I think


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Posted July 16 2014 - 06:21 PM

Great news, but I'll skip the colorized version when viewing. I would have rather they made this a double feature with the Technicolor Blue Skies (1946) instead. I know, the griping begins. :D

 

You have a good point, though. Rather than two versions of the same film (one of which is bogus), I'd rather have another classic with the same two stars and the same composer.


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Posted July 16 2014 - 06:37 PM

You have a good point, though. Rather than two versions of the same film (one of which is bogus), I'd rather have another classic with the same two stars and the same composer.

 

My thoughts exactly! That would have made the perfect double feature.



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Posted July 16 2014 - 07:16 PM

or some long over do Oscar winners stateside, Going My Way, The Lost Weekend, lots of treasures in the box, they just don't seem to want let out yet 


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Posted July 16 2014 - 08:59 PM

"Flower Drum Song", Marx Brothers, Deanna Durbin and Barbara Stanwyck BD titles lingering in the wings?  Please Universal!!!


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Posted July 16 2014 - 09:22 PM

"Flower Drum Song", Marx Brothers, Deanna Durbin and Barbara Stanwyck BD titles lingering in the wings?  Please Universal!!!

I would say that there is 0 chance for a bd release of Deanna Durbin.  I do not know enough about the musical market to guess at Flower Drum Song, although I would guess no.  A BD release of the Marx brothers probably depends on Universal's ability to substantially improve the image for films where the elements have been said to be terrible.  As for Barbara Stanwyck, a lot of people at the CHFB have been hoping for another TCM horror set that would include the Night Walker, but that would be on DVD.  Your best chance for a Universal owned Stanwyck title to be released on blu would be for Criterion to upgrade its DVD of The Lady Eve, which would suit me fine.  Snakes are my life too.



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Posted July 16 2014 - 09:23 PM

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Holiday Inn Blu-ray

Headline Date:  TBA
Release Date:  10/7/2014



HOLIDAY INN
Product Source: Theatrical
Theatrical Studio: Paramount
Theatrical Release: 8/4/1942
Synopsis: Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in one of the most timeless holiday classics of all time, Holiday Inn. Featuring the Academy Award-winning** song, “White Christmas”, Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady (Marjorie Reynolds). ‘Tis the season for one of the most sensational musical comedies of all time!


Blu-ray Full Frame (61120096) : Disc 1 (Side A)

 Format: 

Blu-ray

 UPC: 

0-2519-21172-9-9

 Unit Type: 

Standard

 Number of Media: 

1

 Street Date: 

10/7/2014

 PreOrder Date: 

 

 Run Time (HH:MM): 

1 Hour 41 Minutes

 

 

 Language: 

English

 Disc Type: 

BD-50 (Single Sided)

 Packaging: 

Snap Case with Slip Sleeve

 Layers: 

Single

 Audio:

English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
 

 Subtitles: 

English SDH
French
Spanish
 

 Edition: 

-

 Picture: 

Full Frame

 Version: 

Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet

 Color/B&W

COLOR 

 Rating: 

Not Rated

 CARA Rating: 

-

 Bonus Features: 

• Digital Copy of Holiday Inn (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
• Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
• A Couple of Song and Dance Men
• All-Singing All-Dancing
• Coloring a Classic
• Feature Commentary by Film Historian Ken Barnes Including Archive Audio Comments from Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, and John Scott Trotter
• Theatrical Trailer
 


Blu-ray Full Frame (61120096) : Disc 1 (Side A) (Feature 2)

 Format: 

Blu-ray

 UPC: 

0-2519-21172-9-9

 Unit Type: 

Standard

 Number of Media: 

1

 Street Date: 

10/7/2014

 PreOrder Date: 

 

 Run Time (HH:MM): 

1 Hour 41 Minutes

 

 

 Language: 

English

 Disc Type: 

 

 Packaging: 

Snap Case with Slip Sleeve

 Layers: 

 

 Audio:

English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
 

 Subtitles: 

English SDH
French
Spanish
 

 Edition: 

-

 Picture: 

Full Frame

 Version: 

Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet

 Color/B&W

BLACK & WHITE 

 Rating: 

Not Rated

 CARA Rating: 

-

 Bonus Features: 

 


DVD Full Frame  Special Edition(61021484) : Disc 1 (Side A)

 Format: 

DVD

 UPC: 

0-2519-21484-2-2

 Unit Type: 

Standard

 Number of Media: 

-

 Street Date: 

8/22/2010

 PreOrder Date: 

 

 Run Time (HH:MM): 

1 Hour 41 Minutes

 

 

 Language: 

English

 Disc Type: 

DVD-9 (Single Sided)

 Packaging: 

Snap Case with Slip Sleeve

 Layers: 

Single

 Audio:

English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
 

 Subtitles: 

English SDH
French
Spanish
 

 Edition: 

Special Edition

 Picture: 

Full Frame

 Version: 

-

 Color/B&W

BLACK & WHITE 

 Rating: 

Not Rated

 CARA Rating: 

[deleted]N/A

 Bonus Features: 

• A Couple of Song and Dance Men
• All-Singing, All Dancing
• Audio Commentary with Film Historian Ken Barnes, including Archive Audio Comments from Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and John Scott Trotter
• Theatrical Trailer
 

 


 

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#18 of 76 OFFLINE   rmw650

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Posted July 16 2014 - 10:16 PM

Great film to boot as it should also be considered a solid Christmas classic like White Christmas has been for so many years. 


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Posted July 17 2014 - 03:16 AM

I like this better than White Christmas. Even though Danny Kaye does a great job in WC I would have liked to see Fred and Bing together again. I'll watch both versions of the movie. I always wished that HI was done in color.


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Posted July 17 2014 - 04:29 AM

I like this better than White Christmas. Even though Danny Kaye does a great job in WC I would have liked to see Fred and Bing together again. I'll watch both versions of the movie. I always wished that HI was done in color.

Astaire passed after he saw the script.







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