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    2019 Shout! Comic-Con Announcment Predictions

    Time to predict what Shout! will announce for the rest of the year at Comic Con. After that wonderful “Dances With Wolves” set last year (which I plan to get, by the way), here is what I predict for the ComicCon announcement… From Shout! Select: DUNE (remastered theatrical, NOT the Buffalo...
  2. Kirben

    Warner Bros. poor treatment of cartoon series

    Why is Warner Bros. treatment of cartoon series in general so poor? there has been inconsistent releases (Peanuts specials), major cropping (2000s series), and incomplete releases (Duck dodgers, Tazmania) in the past, but they still continue to get worse. The complete series of Teen Titans was...
  3. Dick

    Dear Warner Bros. Re: CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957)

    I am hoping that criticism of your Blu-ray of HORROR OF DRACULA isn't discouraging you from tackling CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. This was the inaugural color (aka colour :)) horror film, and introduced the Cushing/Lee pairing that lasted through many years and films. But it hasn't been presented well...
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    If MGM celebrates their 95th anniversary, can they collaborate with Warner Bros. to do it again?

    If MGM needs to celebrate not only their 95th anniversary but also their own legacy, can they collaborate with Warner Bros. on a publicity campaign (featuring a combination of movies and cartoons from pre-1986 MGM and a large batch of library titles currently owned by MGM) like they did in late...
  5. t1g3r5fan

    True Stories - Blu-ray Review

    t1g3r5fan submitted a new blog post True Stories - Blu-ray Review Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
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    MGM: Co-financing partners and Annapurna?

    Is MGM still going to co-finance films with studio partners like Warner, Paramount, Sony and Universal and utilize their distribution services even after relaunching their theatrical distribution arm with Annapurna, or are they trying to break free from the studios they collaborate with and move...
  7. Dick

    Dear Warner Bros. Archives.... About THE WITCHES (1990)...

    Now that Robert Zemeckis is preparing to direct a remake of the 1990 Nicholas Roeg film, which I cherish, might we have a nice Blu-ray of that original as part of your Archive series? The DVD is non-anamorphic (pan and scan, in fact) and looks crumby. Many thanks!
  8. atfree

    Turner’s FilmStruck Adds Warner Bros. Classic Films, As Warner Archive Service Winds Down

    http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/turner-filmstruck-warner-bros-classic-films-warner-archive-shut-down-1202709741/
  9. Nate Spidgewood

    Bond 25 - "No Time to Die" (2019)

    Title: Bond 25 (2019) Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure Cast: Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch Release: 2019-10-25
  10. Nate Spidgewood

    What happened with the studio bidding war for Bond 25?

    Last time it was reported, apparently Apple and Amazon joined the Bond 25 bidding war to fight for the rights to the James Bond franchise, and it was last month. Not to mention, Warner Bros. is currently the most aggressive studio to secure the co-financing and distribution rights to the new...
  11. Robert Harris

    3D Blu-ray Review A few words about...™ Kong: Skull Island - 3D -- in Blu-ray

    I know what some will say. "He's always got something to complain about." Not really. Only when I find something not making sense. Good news first. Kong: Skull Island is a gorgeous presentation in 3D. Enough to either make it mandatory viewing in addition to or, possibly instead of 4k, but...
  12. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Kong Skull Island -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Kong Skull Island is a fun film, with superb digital work. Shot digitally, and taken through a 2k finish, Warner Bros. 4k Blu-ray with HDR is a beautifully rendered example of the format. But most interesting to me is that whether as a group -- Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, some of the...
  13. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Woman of the Year -- in Blu-ray

    As part of their on-going license agreement with Warner Bros., Criterion has given us George Steven's Woman of the Year, written by Ring Lardner, Jr. and Michael Kanin. I cannot imagine anyone viewing the first five minutes of this film, and not falling in love with it. The hat at the baseball...
  14. Dick

    An Open Letter To Mr. Feltenstein re: The Warner Bros. Archives

    Assuming you are still heading up this division, sir, I wish to thank you with all my heart for your efforts to keep alive the release of classic films on Blu-ray. I now anticipate the Archive's monthly announcements with as much nail-biting joy as I do those from Twilight Time and Criterion...
  15. Ronald Epstein

    Dolby, Lionsgate, Universal and Warner Bros. Announce Dolby Vision Titles on UHD 2017

    Dolby Laboratories, Lionsgate, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announce Commitment to Release Dolby Vision Titles on Ultra HD Blu-ray in Early 2017 Las Vegas, January 4, 2017—Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB), Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B)...
  16. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Man of Steel -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    This commentary has been edited from its original form, after massaging projector and player settings in cooperation with home video guru, Kevin Miller. And edited further, with Sony's new firmware update. Zack Snyder's Man of Steel (2013), is a terrific film, and highly entertaining. It was...
  17. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Creed -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Creed will work a bit better as a film for those who have never heard of Rocky. For those who have, once you get passed the concept that it's basically a remake, you'll be fine, as the performances are excellent. As one of Warner's 4k UHD releases, it's far better looking than those that...
  18. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ In the Heart of the Sea -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I've viewed Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea three times, in three different home video formats. Initially, it was a DVD screener, followed by a 3D Blu-ray, and now in 4kUHD. My reactions to the film have changed with each format. On DVD, I found some of the performances flat, and had...
  19. Robert Harris

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

    Andrew V. McLaglen (son of Victor), worked on about as many John Wayne productions, assistant directing and later directing that anyone I can think of, except possibly John Ford, but I'll let the readers research that. Chisum is typical early 1970s Wayne western, but it works. The standout is...
  20. Robert Harris

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

    John Sturges' McQ, a 1974 vintage John Wayne police action drama, was okay for the era, but doesn't really stand the test of time, except for Wayne fans. That and seeing The Duke use an automatic hand cannon, when things get rough. For completists, it's a welcome addition, as it's being...
  21. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ True Crime -- in Blu-ray

    While I might not call Clint Eastwood's 1999 True Crime, a great movie, it certainly is a very good one. It's filled with character, texture, and a terrific story. The new Blu-ray from Warner Bros., which is finally filling in some of the Blu-ray holes in Mr. Eastwood's career, along with a...