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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Warner Bros. Home Video & The WB Archive Collection -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Matt Hough

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    Thanks for the notification! I'll check that out today for sure!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  4. atfree

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    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)
    46.5%

    DARK OF THE SUN
    6.1%

    DECOY
    1.0%

    ICE PIRATES
    13.1%

    MICHAEL COLLINS
    3.0%

    NOW VOYAGER
    17.2%

    SALEM’S LOT (1979)
    48.5%

    SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
    17.2%

    STRANGE BREW
    20.2%

    SUSPICION
    21.2%

    VICTOR/VICTORIA
    16.2%

    WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF?
    29.3
     
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    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.
     
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    Billy Batson

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  8. Ed Lachmann

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    You're not kidding! These hopelessly MIA, too:
    Helen of Troy
    Auntie Mame
    Scaramouche
    Designing Woman
    Land of the Pharaohs
    The Great Ziegfeld
    Ivanhoe
    The Man Who Came to Dinner
    Mr. Skeffingrton

    or any silent masterpiece already restored by Mr. Brownlow.
     
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    Not to mention my favourite Billy Wilder comedy. The Major and the Minor!
     
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    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.

    https://app.stitcher.com/splayer/f/32048/51963318
     
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    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.
     
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    I have been hoping for a good WarnerArchive sale this week; I have a lot to purchase!
     
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    So was “Jailhouse Rock” as Bob Furmanek uncovered.
     
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    MIA:

    The Great Zeigfeld
    The Story of Louis Pasteur
    The Life of Emile Zola
    The Broadway Melody
    Cimarron
    Trader Horn
    The Champ
    Arrowsmith
    Five Star Final
    I am Fugitive from a Chain Gang
    The Barrets of Wimpole Street
    The Thin Man
    The Informer
    Captain Blood
    The Good Earth
    Captains Courageous
    Boys town
    Jezebel
    Good Bye, Mr. Chips
    The Long Voyage Home
    Sergeant York

    To name a few...
     
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  15. AnthonyClarke

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    And Captain Blood should be packaged with THE SEA HAWK
     
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    You were right!
     
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    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
    Quentin Durward
    The Last Hunt
    The Power and the Prize
    Tip on a Dead Jockey
    Saddle the Wind
    Party Girl.

    Which do you think it will be?
     
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    Robin9

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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    Party Girl.
     

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