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  1. Jeff Newcomb

    Twilight Time announces Blu-ray releases July-August 2013

    "Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with actor Darryl Hickman and critic Richard Schickel / Movietone News Footage / Original Theatrical Trailer"
  2. Jeff Newcomb

    Oliver (1968)

    I like the film quite a bit myself, but that doesn't change Brandon's objective statement that Oliver! is frequently derided as one of the worst films to win the Oscar for Best Picture. It simply is. That's a statement of fact. Many of us may disagree with that opinion, but it's out there and...
  3. Jeff Newcomb

    McLintock! Blu-ray March 26

    I assume the copious extras from the Paramount DVD will be dumped by Olive.
  4. Jeff Newcomb

    Blu-ray Review The Conversation Blu-ray Review

    It's a very good transfer. Paramount does not have the rights. They reverted to Coppola's American Zoetrope who licensed it to Lionsgate.
  5. Jeff Newcomb

    BREAKING NEWS: Warner Archive Collection Announces First Blu-Ray Releases

    The Wild Bunch is already available on Blu-ray too, and Warner will be releasing White Heat on Blu via traditional retail channels in the second quarter of 2013.
  6. Jeff Newcomb

    USHE Announcement: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Blu-ray)

    ^ Those are DVDs you are seeing, not Blu-rays. All the Universal DVD titles with 100th Anniversary packaging have a blue banner at the top.
  7. Jeff Newcomb

    Well, Paramount, you blew it for HATARI!

    Hatari! is one of Paramount's most popular catalog titles?
  8. Jeff Newcomb

    USHE Announcement: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Blu-ray)

    They can't bring themselves to refer to Torn Curtain as a classic. :D
  9. Jeff Newcomb

    USHE Announcement: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Blu-ray)

    But maybe Webster just copied it from the Frenzy credits! :D To clarify Nick's reference to intelligent vs. unintelligent apostrophes:
  10. Jeff Newcomb

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Patton -- in Blu-Ray

    I'm guessing neither. There are too many extras on the current release for Twilight Time to try to make a go of a bare-bones release, and Franklin Schaffner hasn't signed anything in 23 years.
  11. Jeff Newcomb

    Criterion Press Release: The 39 Steps (Blu-ray)

    I don't see anything in those posts to indicate that TCM is actually broadcasting high-def transfers.
  12. Jeff Newcomb

    PHE Press Release: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Blu-ray)

    I can't figure out why Amazon has the MSRP of the two-disc listed as $44.99 when the press release above clearly states it should be $29.99. The Best Buy exclusive version indeed seems to be the three-disc edition from the press release. Cancelled my Amazon order.
  13. Jeff Newcomb

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Chinatown-- in Blu-ray

    I'm assuming that it's the guy that Mr. Harris said was "calling the restorative shots" at Paramount in his few words about The Ten Commandments.
  14. Jeff Newcomb

    The High Road to China (1983)

    I contacted the president of Hen's Tooth, Steven Newmark, who confirms that it was shot flat and will be 1.78.
  15. Jeff Newcomb

    When Harry Met Sally Blu Ray

    Pretty much all of MGM's Blu-ray releases have been menuless for months (years?)
  16. Jeff Newcomb

    Casablanca 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set

    Isn't it a little redundant to include a DVD and coasters?
  17. Jeff Newcomb

    Blu-ray Review Atlas Shrugged: Part One Blu-ray Review

    Exactly. Great actors work for scale all the time if they are interested in the material. The Ides of March cost $8 million less than Atlas Shrugged and starred George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, and Evan Rachel Wood.
  18. Jeff Newcomb

    Weekly RoundUp 10-18-2011

    Thank you, David. Some great deals to be had. I'll be hanging on to my Criterion Straw Dogs, but for five bucks, I'll happily pick up the new Blu-ray too.
  19. Jeff Newcomb

    Weekly RoundUp 10-18-2011

    Do I understand correctly that I can bring in ANY commercially produced (non-porn) DVD and get $5.00 off any title from that website list? It doesn't have to be the same title on DVD as I'm buying on Blu-ray? And is it an additional $5.00 off the sale prices posted on the website? If so, that's...
  20. Jeff Newcomb

    Criterion Press Release: Godzilla (Blu-ray)

    I can't foresee bitrate being a problem. Criterion has put much more content a single disc before with fantastic results. For a recent example, take a look at Blow Out. It contains two feature films that are longer than the Godzilla pictures and over 90 minutes worth of video supplements...
  21. Jeff Newcomb

    Criterion Blu-ray titles!

    The Blu-ray transfer is notoriously awful. It's 1080i, full of combing, and basically just a DVD upconvert. The American version is from a 30-year-old master. Criterion is doing new 1080p transfers and will surely include more thoughtful supplements.
  22. Jeff Newcomb

    He just restored The Ten Commandments, now Ron Smith wants to hear from you: What Paramount films yo

    Not counting the desperately needed Republic catalog, which would easily occupy the first five slots... 1. The Conformist 2. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence 3. Seconds 4. Sunset Boulevard 5. Chinatown 6. Nashville 7. Shane 8. To Catch a Thief 9. Don't Look Now 10...
  23. Jeff Newcomb

    The Latest Borders Coupons...

    Borders is mostly useless these days, but here is a 50% off any one item coupon for today only.
  24. Jeff Newcomb

    Criterion 50% Sale and B&N 11/1 to 11/21

    15% off your entire purchase
  25. Jeff Newcomb

    2010: The Year They Finally Got Blu-ray Right

    Does Lionsgate really deserve any credit for the Apocalypse Now transfer? It was my understanding that Zoetrope handled the transfer and all of the production of the set themselves, at their own state-of-the-art post facilities, and Lionsgate just served as the hired-gun distributor. That's...
  26. Jeff Newcomb

    Sound Of Music 2010 ???????

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VS0CX8
  27. Jeff Newcomb

    Sound Of Music 2010 ???????

    But anyone who chooses to pay $90 instead of $60 simply isn't very bright. Even if there is some reason that one cannot buy online, the set will be deeply discounted at Best Buy, Target, Costco, et. al. upon its release. This is one of those "deluxe collectors sets" packaged with a bunch of...
  28. Jeff Newcomb

    Criterion Press Release: The Thin Red Line (Blu-ray)

    This is how rumors get started. "I heard a rumor that Malick didn't like the theatrical cut..." Then it gets repeated enough times and eventually becomes a "fact." It has become more pervasive with The Thin Red Line because of all of the name actors who had their screen time cut down...
  29. Jeff Newcomb

    The Latest Borders Coupons...

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