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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Nick*Z, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. OliverK

    OliverK Producer

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    Because it is cheaper and the quality is considered to be "good enough".

    Probably not an issue for any of the titles discussed in this thread, the negatives should be in decent shape.
     
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    Indeed all of the 65/70mm titles mentioned in this thread did:

    Mutiny on the Bounty
    Battle of the Bulge
    Grand Prix
    Hamlet

    There are others both from Warner and from other studios:

    Ice Station Zebra
    Airport
    Exodus
    Krakatoa: East of Java

    There is also a number of (Super)Technirama productions where the Blu-ray goes back to a standard 35mm 4-perf IP, like Zulu or Custer of the West.
     
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    I would like to see them release a high quality HD version of Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981), one of Paul Newman's finest! It's never even been available in 16:9 SD.
     
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    I wish now I hadn't got Airport or Zulu but the reviews of the blurays were excellent. Thought they were from original negatives. Saw Airport at Radio City in Todd AO in the '70 Easter show and it looked and sounded great.
     
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  6. OliverK

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    The reviews often are but having seen proper releases of some large format movies it is not that difficult to spot the difference these days. On the other hand you probably got these very long ago so if you wanted to watch them at home this was the best you could get. Agreed on Airport that really looks great in 70mm and I am still waiting to watch Zulu another time but not from the currently available Blu-ray's. Hopefully in 70mm or from a remastered Blu-ray as I find both available transfers to be disappointing.
     
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    I thought this thread is about Warner revisiting Blu-ray titles?
     
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    Yeah, typical conversation, going off the subject. Warner have revisited some titles: the Kubrick films, Batman (& I'm sure the world really needed a 4K Batman Forever & Batman And Robin) & Goodfellas & I'm sure a few more, so hopefully they're working on a few titles suggested here.
     
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    No,

    the current 4K version leaves much to be desired.
     
  10. OliverK

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    They also have revisited Once Upon a Time in America - I would hope they'll revisit it again!
     
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    Once Upon a Time in America (and most other Regency titles) are no longer with Warner.
     
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    Well if the new company on the block is willing to regrade Once Upon a Time I am all for it but I would still have preferred for Warner to do it.
     

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