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  1. Nick*Z

    A PLEA FOR WARNER HOME VIDEO TO REVISIT CERTAIN BLU-RAY TITLES

    No one has more respect and admiration for the work and efforts Warner Home Video and, in more recent times, the Warner Archive (WAC) have committed to hi-def remastering of vintage deep catalog titles. Warner Home Video, as most of us know, continues to be a treasure trove of priceless...
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    https://www.smh.com.au/culture/movies/tale-of-the-tape-why-film-fans-are-dropping-netflix-for-physical-media-20191115-p53b1o.html An interesting piece that reinforces the old adage "can't we all just get along?!?" Enjoy and be hopeful. Physical media isn't dying. While streaming services would...
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    GREAT MOVIES from 1970-2000 still MIA on Blu-ray

    There are, of course, a good many classic movies that remain MIA on Blu-ray. Whether out of studio shortsightedness or merely what is perceived as a lack of interest from the public, or further to the point of some costly restoration, certain never to yield the badly needed dollars in return to...
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    CURIOSITIES WITH WARNER ARCHIVE TITLES AT AMAZON

    Okay, has anyone else experienced a cancellation of The Blue Knight Blu-ray that was supposed to be available Dec. 18th from the Warner Archive? I awoke this morning to an Amazon prompt saying that they are unable to fulfill this order and have cancelled the request on my behalf. More alarming...
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    MOVIES THAT LONG AGO SHOULD HAVE COME TO BLU-RAY

    As the years continue to roll by, and with the advent of 4K displays, there remains a shocking dearth of deep catalog titles that ought to have seen the light of day on regular Blu-ray in region 1 by now. This list is compiled of personal favs as well as legitimate contenders that remain MIA on...
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    THE TOP TEN pre-1980 4K Blu-ray release you would wish for in 2018

    Well, well - studio output of 4K catalog has been very impressive of late, if not 'deep' catalog, then certainly catalog releases to rival the new to Blu output. Cannot wait for 2001: A Space Odyssey later this year. So, in a perfect world, what 10 movies pre-1980 would you absolutely die for...
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    WHERE FOR ART THOU CLASSICS?

    It's the end of 2017 and film lovers everywhere have a great deal to be grateful for; what with studio archives releasing a good many of their own hidden gems and bona fide classics, and, third party distributors picking up the slack with licensing agreements to add even more girth to the roster...
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    Some 4K issues with non-4K content

    Okay, wondering if anyone on the forum can shed some light on this problem I seem to be having. Purchased the Panasonic Viera TC-65DX800C and am enjoying it immensely with one caveat. Occasionally, I seem to be getting a queer 'ghosting' of the red record while uprezing Blu-ray content from my...
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    AMAZON.COM overnight astronomical increase in Import Fees

    Okay, this one is just a no-brainer, or rather...seemed like one until this morning and I am just wondering if ANYONE on these message boards is experiencing a similar shocker when placing 'international orders' via Amazon.com. My situation: On Dec. 9th I pre-ordered the Warner Archive's...
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    GREAT DIRECTORS - who do you consider the very best?

    For me, the greatest directors of all time are the ones who have shown the most versatility and overall success in tackling the various genres. Now, I'm not dissing Hitchcock, but he basically made the same movie over and over again. Top marks for always keeping the 'man with the face/chase'...
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    TOP FIVE 80'S TV SHOWS YOU WISH WERE ON DVD OR BLU-RAY

    Interested in knowing what your top five 80's TV shows wish list is: shows that either are not yet on home video on DVD - or are on DVD but you would kill to have on Blu-ray. I'll start the wish list with these favorites. 1. St. Elsewhere - before there was E.R., Chicago Hope, House or Grey's...
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    LEAST LIKELY BLU-RAY RELEASES

    I'm curiously conducting a poll of movies you thought were least likely to get a Blu-ray release that have ultimately been given a Blu-ray release over other 'more worthy' contenders. Also, I'd like to know what movies you believe will be the least likely ever to see the light of day in 1080p...
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    2oth Century-Fox movies still MIA on Blu-ray

    With the upcoming release of Criterion’s edition of Jack Clayton’s The Innocents on Blu-ray – a fabulous and sadly, underrated movie today – I thought the time had come to make a serious inquiry among this group what additional Fox titles you would all like to see come from either Criterion or...
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    Will EL CID, THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, and 55 DAYS AT PEKING ever get a proper restoration and h

    The epics of Samuel Bronston have never been given their proper due on home video - mainly because of their deplorable PD status for many years. Bronston, part visionary/part showman (some would suggest part con - I disagree) had impeccable vision. Moreover, he spent money to make money - or in...
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    UPCOMING HITCHCOCK MASTERPIECE BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION

    Dear Mr. Harris: Universal has announced Sept. 25th as the release date for a limited edition blu-ray of Hitchcock classics previously available in their red velvet DVD masterpiece collection, plus one. As I understand it, Universal has also received rights and permission from Warner to include...
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    Rescoring Classic TV Shows

    I would rather have the studios work out their licensing agreements beforehand or not have the series at all. Today, theme music isn't as important or even prominent as it once was. But any show from the dawn of TV to the early 1990s was absolutely identified with its main title theme. To not...
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    A few words about...™ Rebecca -- in Blu-ray

    Dear Mr. Harris: The 'Rebecca' title card is not the original title card but the pre-title replacement. The final title looked like the hand written script that was advertised on all of the poster art. Also, the isolated music cue that follows Maxim and the second Mrs. DeWinter's arrival to...
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    The Birds on blu ray

    I was hoping for some good news regarding The Birds on Blu-ray. However, Amazon has a pre-order listing for the 100th Anniversary release of the DVD+Digital Copy ONLY!!! This is disheartening since we all know that if Universal was going to do a Blu for The Birds they would have most certainly...
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    Anchors Aweigh

    Yes, I believe it is differential shrinkage. Warner Home Video's DVD contains various glaring examples of Technicolor misregistration - regrettable for a film as beloved and enjoyed around the world as Anchors Aweigh. But WB seems to have fallen behind the times of late where their classic film...
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    DISNEY LIVE ACTION BLU-RAY - WHAT'S HAPPENING?!?

    Dear Mr. Harris: For some time I have noticed that the powers that be at the Walt Disney organization have had little to zero interest in releasing Blu-rays of either their vintage or contemporary live action catalogue. Frankly, I cannot understand what the delay is. Don't they realize that...
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    RE: MY FAIR LADY BLU-RAY

    Dear Mr. Harris: I had the opportunity to prescreen MY FAIR LADY on Blu-ray and was frankly mortified by what I saw. All your fine efforts in the 1994 restoration and subsequent lavish laserdisc box set have been reduced to little more than a wan ghostflower of what the film ought to look like...