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International Check out these 4K Studio Canal releases in 2020

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Nov 19, 2019.

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I'm not gonna lie. Flash Gordon is a Day 1 purchase for me. I love every cheesy minute of it.
     
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    Absolutely for me too. LOVE that film.

    However, even more so, I am AMAZED that THE ELEPHANT MAN never saw a Blu-ray release domestically. Not it's coming out on 4k overseas and I am going to grab that day one.
     
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    Me too and a great soundtrack by Queen. Also like the look of the film.
     
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    It's also never had a really good video transfer that does justice to the colour.
     
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    It's such a colorful film that well-done HDR should look fantastic. I'm just a little concerned because the HDR work done on both The Fog and Escape from New York releases from Studio Canal, while okay, is far from the best HDR I've seen. Then again, both are really dark films (in the visual sense) and I imagine those are tough to pull off. Flash Gordon is anything but dark.
     
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    The recent StudioCanal 4K release og Angel Heart was very dark and their John Carpenter sets left a bit to be desired. Hope we don't have all sorts of HDR problems with these forthcoming titles. On the plus side, StudioCanal will probably release remastered blu-rays to go with and these have looked pretty decent.
     
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    Unless i'm mistaken these will be rereleases in 1080p and not 4k.
     
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    Keith,

    Where in the article does it say that, as in case I made a mistake, I'd like to correct it.

    Thanks
     
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    Condor ....

    Allright...
     
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    My interpretation is that they are new 4k scans but as is often the case, they will release on blu ray. I didn't read it as if they would be 4k discs.
     
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    I understand where you are coming from, but it's really hard to say.

    The article doesn't specifically address either 4k transfer for 4k or Blu-ray release.

    If it puts you guys at ease I will change the direction of the thread title.
     
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    There's always a bit of excitement on here when titles are announced from new 4k scans (The Far Country) which then dampens down when the discs come out!
     
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    “2019 re-releases included Kind Hearts And Coronets, Don’t Look Now, Universal Soldier, The Third Man and Jean Cocteau’s Le Testament D’Orphee.“

    Wasn’t aware that The Third Man had received yet another 4K facelift, beyond the superb Blu-ray release of 2015.

    Can anyone here please confirm that this is the case? I see that Studio Canal will be releasing The Third Man in Germany next week under a 70th anniversary banner. Had presumed this to be a rebrand of the 2015 release, but perhaps it is more.

    Very much looking forward to the Ladykillers makeover in 4K.
     
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    Studio Canal have released quite a lot of catalog titles on UHD over the last year or so, so I think there's a good chance that some of the titles just announced for 2020 will be UHD. Flash Gordon's a no brainer for UHD, its a popular film.
     
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    The way it reads doesn't lead me to believe the titles mentioned in the first paragraph are Blu-ray, but we all know how accurate online articles can be these days. ;) I shall stay hopeful until given reason not to be.
     
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    The Ladykillers finally released in widescreen, please????
     
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    Though precise words are missing, I get a strong impression that it’s referring to UHD. If not, someone should be hung by their ankles for poor writing. You’d think that quick confirmation should be available from Studio Canal.

    A brief write-up by Bill Hunt at The Digital Bits sounds unequivocally like UHD releases.
     
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    I think Bill Hunt has inferred UHD discs from the press release. Hope i'm wrong!
     
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    The article certainly reads as if the mentioned films will be 4K UHD releases. The author references SC's 4K "restoration" of "Apocalypse Now" and that was a 4K UHD Blu-ray release, not just a 4K scan with re-release on standard Blu.
     

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