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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Jul 21, 2014.
Thanks for the notification! I'll check that out today for sure!
I just finished re-watching Seven Men From Now with Randolph Scott on DVD and wow what a powerful and well done western. I'd love to see a blu ray of this. I was curious if Warner Archive would touch this one. I'm confused about release rights because the DVD is a Paramount release but it's a Warner film. I suppose if Paramount still owns the distribution rights it'll never see the light of day on bluray which would be a shame. The DVD is okay quality wise but could be much improved.
Batjac Production produced and owns SEVEN MEN FROM NOW. While Warner released the film it reverted back to Batjac many years ago and Batjac has a distribution deal with Paramount. The likely hood of seeing this in Blu-ray is next to nothing. Sorry, for it would be a great Blu.
Wonder if WAC will ever release Dark of the Sun on BD? It, along with Decoy I think, are the only two titles from their 2015 survey not to receive a blu-ray release yet.
THE BIG SLEEP (1946)
DARK OF THE SUN
SALEM’S LOT (1979)
SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF?
Now Voyager is also lacking a Blu-ray release and one would think that would be a huge priority considering how much of a classic it is.
Ha, that's a well trodden path, plenty of unreleased classics:
Angels With Dirty Faces
Gold Diggers Of 1933
A Night At The Opera
The Sea Hawk
The Bad And The Beautiful
& lots more...
Edit. Ah I see what you mean, unreleased from that list, Now Voyager not for me, but I'd buy Dark Of The Sun.
I forgot about Now, Voyager. I would assume all these had HD masters ready (otherwise why would WAC include them in a poll?), so I'm surprised all of these haven't been released by now.
You're not kidding! These hopelessly MIA, too:
Helen of Troy
Land of the Pharaohs
The Great Ziegfeld
The Man Who Came to Dinner
or any silent masterpiece already restored by Mr. Brownlow.
Not to mention my favourite Billy Wilder comedy. The Major and the Minor!
In today's Warner Archive Podcast, they read a letter from someone inquiring about Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. While they said there was nothing to announce, they were very coy and also said you never know what might come up in the future. Reading between the lines, I would venture to say that work is probably being done on it as we speak.
An interesting tidbit on the latest WAC podcast. Regarding the DVD reissue of The Tunnel of Love, apparently it was not shot in CinemaScope but was shot spherically and converted to anamorphic in post. I had never heard that before.
I have been hoping for a good WarnerArchive sale this week; I have a lot to purchase!
So was “Jailhouse Rock” as Bob Furmanek uncovered.
The Great Zeigfeld
The Story of Louis Pasteur
The Life of Emile Zola
The Broadway Melody
Five Star Final
I am Fugitive from a Chain Gang
The Barrets of Wimpole Street
The Thin Man
The Good Earth
Good Bye, Mr. Chips
The Long Voyage Home
To name a few...
And Captain Blood should be packaged with THE SEA HAWK
You were right!
Feltenstein dropped a hint on a very recent podcast of Dick Dinman's DVD Classics Corner. He said they were working on a Blu-ray release of one of Robert Taylor's best known CinemaScope pictures. I narrowed the list to these possibilites:
Knights of the Round Table
Many Rivers to Cross
The Last Hunt
The Power and the Prize
Tip on a Dead Jockey
Saddle the Wind
Which do you think it will be?
By no stretch of the imagination can Many Rivers To Cross, The Power And The Prize or Tip On A Dead Jockey be considered to be one of Robert Taylor's best known Cinemascope pictures. Of the rest, it might be Party Girl because that co-stars Cyd Charisse, the one female star Warner Archive seems to like. (Greer Garson, Esther Williams, Lana Turner, Bette Davis and Ann Sheridan all get short shrift from the Archive)
I am guessing Party Girl, because they also like Nicholas Ray's films.
Party Girl is one of those films which, on paper, seems like a cult film ripe for re-discovery......unless one has actually seen it.
I would prefer Knights Of The Round Table.