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    Pre-Order The Producers (1968) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    This is not the place to be posting conspiracy theories about people who work in the video industry. Your opinion about how the quality of one master is compared to another matters, but don't go start spreading rumors about boutique labels doing shady business practices like that.
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    Press Release BREAKING NEWS: Paramount Pictures Launches "Paramount Presents" Label

    Paramount's Blu-Ray release schedule tends to be filled with surprises, I can only imagine Bugsy Malone being next.
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    Gary Coleman Movies

    Zephyr Productions was Gary Coleman's production company. On the Right Track was a Zephyr production, so it's possible it's in the same legal situation that has kept the TV movies out-of-print. Maybe the rights reverted back to Coleman's estate and they haven't ironed out new deals?
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    Yes, I know that. I never said it isn't owned by WB. MGM released the video during that brief period they were owned by Ted Turner, before he divested all of MGM's assets save for the library, currently owned by Warner Bros.
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    I hope you find someone willing to take the plunge. I don't think Criterion will take it though, nor does it seem like a Shout! Factory title, either. And that WaPo article is the same one I linked to this thread a year ago. Long story short, someone at MGM/UA Home Video wanted to make a master...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Bringing Up Baby (1938) (Blu-ray)

    The RKO catalog is hit or miss. The multitude of companies that had acquired the library before they ended up at Turner did horrible jobs maintaining the negatives. That's why they're still so many titles that aren't available in HD let alone Blu-Ray. I don't know in what kind of shape "Sylvia...
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    The Search For Welles Cut of "The Magnificent Ambersons" TCM 2022

    While I'm not holding my breath, a part of me hopes that Grossberg and TCM succeed in their quest. Given the hell we've been going through for over a year, we all need to hope for miracles, even for something with insurmountable odds like finding the lost reels of Ambersons.
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    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House still not out on blu ray?

    It would be interesting to see if the RKO logo is on the OCN.
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    Musicals and/or movies-with-notable-soundtracks that could really use a stereo mix, but remain available in mono only

    Is the Blu-Ray of "1776" in mono? That got a stereo remix for the Pioneer LD.
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    Status of George Stevens' "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

    That's a shame because Newman's score is one of the film's strengths. BTW, how many cuts of this movie did they make? Enough to rival Blade Runner?
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    International Pre-Order Waterloo (1970) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Can anyone tell me why the U.S. only ever got a VHS release? Is there like legal issues or something?
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    ...had a theatrical release in Europe.

    Sometimes They Come Back initially debuted on CBS in 1991 and was shot in Super 35 with the intention of releasing it theatrically overseas. DVD and Blu-Ray releases tend to present it in the theatrical aspect ratio.
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    True Lies 4K UHD

    At least they're not saying "The Abyss" is in HD anymore. That's not saying much; it's still a washed-out mess of a master.
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    International THE ALAMO (John Wayne's extended cut)

    And even if Criterion does pick it up, I doubt they would be able to do a restored version of the roadshow. Even the Criterion roadshow of "Mad Mad World" was a reconstruction that took the best of the existing elements and did what they could. Is it possible to do this for "The Alamo?" Who knows?
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    International THE ALAMO (John Wayne's extended cut)

    Frankly, I was quite surprised that Spartacus didn't get a Best Picture nod that year.