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Are there actually 30,000 people who would want 4k/UHD on "modern classics"?
 
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I'll be interested to hear an informed opinion about Gandhi in 4K. The Blu-ray disc is not good enough. I haven't yet gone 4K as only one title so far has any great appeal, but Gandhi and Lawrence . . . ah, that's different.
 
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I don’t think a title like YOU CANT TAKE IT WITH YOU would be any better in 4K / uhd. It’s already fairly soft and the best it’ll ever be on Blu Ray...
 

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Are there actually 30,000 people who would want 4k/UHD on "modern classics"?
The true definition of “a modern classic” is a newly released theatrical film that a critic really liked.:D
 
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At least they are properly calling it Columbia Classics and not Sony Classics. It often seems that Sony would like to retire the Columbia name and just be Sony Pictures.
I would have liked "Funny Girl" to have been included. It got a terrific restoration for its blu ray release but has never gotten a release with any extras except a trailer and short promo films made at the time of it's original theatrical release.
 
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Nice set. Count me in. I cannot wait to see what Volumes 2 & 3 will include. I'm thinking It Happened One Night, Easy Rider, From Here To Eternity, Taxi Driver and The Guns of Navarone will be included. Hopefully Tommy and Das Boot and perhaps The Social Network.
 

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Target has a pre-order for $112.99. I was about to mock Sony's decision to pack these together, but that comes out to about $18 a film. Seriously, Lawrence of Arabia on UHD would be worth $112.99, besides the inclusion of the rest of the films.

Pre-ordered!
 
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One criticism of Warner Bros box sets that Columbia is not guilty of is including previously released films with newly released films in the same set. I think there should be more thumbs up about this fact then I have read so far. :dancing-banana-04:
 

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I would have liked "Funny Girl" to have been included. It got a terrific restoration for its blu ray release but has never gotten a release with any extras except a trailer and short promo films made at the time of it's original theatrical release.
Vudu has a 4k stream of it. Maybe if there is a VOL 2.
 
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The Ultimate 4K Collection for the Ultimate Fan!



COLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION



Six Iconic Films from the Acclaimed Columbia Pictures Library

Debut on 4K Ultra HD™ For the First Time June 16



MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON ~ LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB ~ GANDHI ~ A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN ~ JERRY MAGUIRE



Exclusively Available on 4K Disc in this Limited-Edition Set,

Includes an 80-Page Hardbound Book on the History & Impact of the Films

and Over 30 Hours of New and Archival Special Features



CULVER CITY, Calif. (April 2, 2020) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is proud to debut six of the most acclaimed and beloved films from its library on 4K Ultra HD disc for the first time ever, exclusively within theCOLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION, available June 16. This must-own set includes iconic favorites that span the studio’s history: MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB, GANDHI, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and JERRY MAGUIRE. Each film is fully restored in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range.


Additionally, this set of fan favorites wouldn’t be complete without the fans themselves making their voices heard! In a recent Sony Pictures Home Entertainment poll, consumers were asked which modern classics they wanted to see included in a 4K gift set. More than 30,000 responses were received, and A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and JERRY MAGUIRE were the #1 and #2 winners, respectively, ensuring their inclusion within this collection.


The six films in the COLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION are only available on 4K Ultra HD disc within this special collector’s set with a limited-edition run of fewer than 8,000 units in the U.S. Included with the collection is a gorgeous hardbound 80-page book, featuring in-depth sections about the making of each film within the set via an all-new essay written by acclaimed film historian Julie Kirgo.


In addition, the set also includes an exclusive disc featuring excerpts from Columbia Pictures’ televised 50th anniversary special, which originally aired in 1975 and has never been officially available. These excerpts feature rare on-camera insights from such luminaries as Frank Capra, Phil Silvers and Orson Welles. This exclusive disc also includes the vintage behind-the-scenes documentary “Mr. Attenborough and Mr. Gandhi,” which was filmed on the set of GANDHI and features interviews with cast and crew.


MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

Synopsis:

Jean Arthur, James Stewart and Claude Rains star in Frank Capra’s MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON. This award-winning classic is about an idealistic, small-town American senator who heads to Washington, DC, and suddenly finds himself single-handedly battling ruthless politicians who are out to destroy him. Receiving a total of eleven 1939 Oscar® nominations (including Best Picture and Best Director), and winning one (Best Writing, Original Story), MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON is considered one of Capra’s, Stewart’s and Columbia’s finest films.


MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON Disc Breakdown

§ 4K Ultra HD Includes:

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with HDR10

· 1.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

§ Blu-ray Includes:

· Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master

· 1.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Audio Commentary with Frank Capra Jr.

o Frank Capra Jr. Remembers... Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

o Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: The Golden Years

o Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: A Family History

o Frank Capra: Collaboration

o The Frank Capra I Knew

o Frank Capra’s American Dream Feature-Length Documentary

o Domestic & International Theatrical Trailers



MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON has a run time of approximately 129 minutes and is not rated.


LAWRENCE OF ARABIA


Synopsis:

Winner of 7 Academy Awards® including Best Picture of 1962, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA stands as one of the most timeless and essential motion picture masterpieces. The greatest achievement of its legendary, Oscar®-winning director, David Lean (1962, Lawrence of Arabia; 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai), the film stars Peter O’Toole — in his career-making performance — as T.E. Lawrence, the audacious World War I British army officer who heroically united rival Arab desert tribes and led them to war against the mighty Turkish Empire.


Nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 1962, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA won seven, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography [Color], Best Art Direction-Set Decoration [Color], Best Film Editing, Best Music [Score] and Best Sound.


LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Disc Breakdown

§ 4K Ultra HD Includes:

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, fully restored from the original camera negative

o Feature split across two 4K Ultra HD discs for optimal bitrate

· Dolby Atmos English audio

· 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Feature:

o NEW: Unused International Prologue

§ Feature Blu-ray Includes:

· Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master

· 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Feature:

o Secrets of Arabia: Feature-Length Picture-in-Graphics Track

§ Special Feature Blu-ray Includes:

· Peter O’Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia

· Making of Lawrence of Arabia Documentary

· Deleted Balcony Scene with Introduction by Anne V. Coates

· The Lure of the Desert: Martin Scorsese on Lawrence of Arabia

· A Conversation with Steven Spielberg

· Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic (1963 & 1970 Versions)

· Maan, Jordan: The Camels Are Cast

· In Search of Lawrence

· Romance of Arabia

· King Hussein Visits Lawrence of Arabia Set

· In Love with the Desert Documentary

· Lawrence at 50: A Classic Restored

· Archival Interviews

o Steven Spielberg on Lawrence of Arabia

o William Friedkin on Lawrence of Arabia

o Sydney Pollack on Lawrence of Arabia

· New York Premiere Footage

· Advertising Campaigns

· Vintage Trailers & TV Spots



LAWRENCE OF ARABIA has a run time of approximately 228 minutes and is rated PG.


DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB


Synopsis:

Nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Picture (1964), Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy about a group of paranoia-inspired, war-happy generals who manage to initiate an “accidental” nuclear apocalypse, is horribly frightening, delightfully funny and surprisingly relevant to this day. This is the saga of two psychotic generals: Joint Chief of Staff “Buck” Turgidson (George C. Scott) and Air Force Strategic Commander Jack Ripper (Sterling Hayden), who orders a bomber squadron to attack the USSR, triggering a Soviet secret weapon, the “Doomsday Machine”, a diabolical retaliatory missile system. Peter Sellers portrays a trio of men who attempt to avert this catastrophe: British Captain Lionel Mandrake, the only person with access to paranoid Gen. Ripper; U.S. President Muffley, whose best attempt at diverting this disaster depends on convincing a boozed-up Soviet Premier it’s all a silly mistake; and the President’s advisor, Dr. Strangelove, a demented ex-Nazi scientist. Can any one of them possibly save the world?


DR. STRANGELOVE was nominated for four Academy Award nominations in 1964, including Best Picture.


DR. STRANGELOVE Disc Breakdown

§ 4K Ultra HD Includes:

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with HDR10

· 1.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

· 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o NEW: “Stanley Kubrick Considers the Bomb” Featurette

o Mick Broderick Interview

o Joe Dunton and Kelvin Pike Interview

o Richard Daniels Interview

o David George Interview

o Rodney Hill Interview

o Archival Stanley Kubrick Audio Interview

o The Today Show Clips featuring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott

o Exhibitor Trailer

o Theatrical Trailer

§ Blu-ray Includes:

· Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master

· 5.1 TrueHD audio

· Special Features:

o The Cold War Feature-Length Picture-in-Picture Track

o Inside Dr. Strangelove

o No Fighting in the War Room

o An Interview with Robert McNamara

o Best Sellers

o The Art of Stanley Kubrick

o Split-Screen Interviews with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott



DR. STRANGELOVE has a run time of approximately 95 minutes and rated PG for thematic elements, some violent content, sexual humor and mild language.


GANDHI


Synopsis:

Sir Ben Kingsley stars as Mohandas Gandhi in Lord Richard Attenborough’s riveting biography of the man who rose from simple lawyer to worldwide symbol of peace and understanding. A critical masterpiece, GANDHI is an intriguing story about activism, politics, religious tolerance and freedom. But at the center of it all is an extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence, and set an entire nation free. Winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Attenborough) and Best Actor (Sir Ben Kingsley), GANDHI’s highly acclaimed cast also includes Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, Sir John Gielgud, Roshan Seth and Martin Sheen.


GANDHI Disc Breakdown

§ 4K Ultra HD Includes:

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with HDR10, fully restored from the original camera negative

o Feature split across two 4K Ultra HD discs for optimal bitrate

· Dolby Atmos English audio

· 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o NEW: Theatrical Trailers

§ Feature Blu-ray Includes:

· Feature presented in high definition

· 5.1 TrueHD audio

§ Special Features:

· Introduction & Commentary with Director Richard Attenborough

· Gandhi’s Legacy: Feature-Length Picture-in-Graphics Track

§ Special Feature Blu-ray Includes:

· Sir Ben Kingsley Talks about Gandhi

· Vintage Newsreel Footage

· In Search of Gandhi

· Reflections on Ben

· Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad

· The Funeral

· Looking Back

· Shooting an Epic in India

· Designing Gandhi

· From the Director’s Chair

· The Words of Mahatma Gandhi

· The Making of Gandhi Photo Montage



GANDHI has a run time of approximately 191 minutes and is rated PG.


A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN


Synopsis:

It’s a home run with this hilarious and beloved comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. With baseball lineups and locker rooms left empty during World War II, the newly-founded All-American Girls Baseball League brought talented women to the big leagues—and brought fans to the stands. The indomitable Dottie Hinson (Davis) finds herself leading a rag tag group of players who end up winning over the heart of their has-been coach, Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks). Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell and Jon Lovitz round out the all-star roster. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail for generations of athletes. Directed by Penny Marshall.


A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Disc Breakdown

§ 4K Ultra HD Includes:

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with HDR10, fully restored from the original camera negative

· Dolby Atmos English audio

· 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Domestic Theatrical Trailer

o NEW: 5 International Teasers & Trailers

§ Feature Blu-ray Includes:

· Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master

· 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o NEW: 3 episodes from the 1993 TV series, “A League of Their Own”

o Feature Commentary with Director Penny Marshall and Actresses Lori Petty, Tracy Reiner, and Megan Cavanagh

o Nine Memorable Innings Documentary

o Deleted Scenes

o The Enduring Legacy of A League of Their Own

o “This Used to Be My Playground” Music Video by Madonna



A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN has a run time of approximately 128 minutes and is rated PG for language.


JERRY MAGUIRE


Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars as JERRY MAGUIRE, a sports agent who’s enduring a crisis of conscience. After he suddenly and unceremoniously loses his job and his girlfriend (Kelly Preston), both his personal and professional careers hit an all-time low. But when a single mother (Renée Zellweger) enters his life and his heart, he finds himself negotiating the biggest deal of his life…for the heart and the hand of the woman that he loves. Cuba Gooding, Jr. (in an Academy Award®- winning performance, 1996, Best Supporting Actor), Jay Mohr, Regina King, Jonathan Lipnicki and Bonnie Hunt co-star in this beloved blockbuster hit from writer/director Cameron Crowe. Nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Actor - Tom Cruise.


JERRY MAGUIRE Disc Breakdown

§ 4K Ultra HD Includes:

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with HDR10, fully restored from the original camera negative and approved by writer/director Cameron Crowe

· Dolby Atmos English audio

· 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Feature:

o NEW: “The Fast Times and Long Career of Cameron Crowe” episode of the “Here’s The Thing” podcast, hosted by Alec Baldwin and produced by WNYC Studios

§ Feature Blu-ray Includes:

· Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master

· 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Feature-Length Picture-in-Picture Commentary with Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, Renée Zellweger & Cuba Gooding, Jr.

o Jerry Maguire: We Meet Again 3-Part Documentary

o Nearly 1 Hour of Deleted & Extended Scenes

o Behind the Scenes at the Video Commentary

o The Making of Jerry Maguire

o Photo Gallery

o “My First Commercial” by Rod Tidwell

o Drew Rosenhaus: “How to Be a Sports Agent”

o Original Deleted & Alternate Scenes

o Rehearsal Footage

o “Secret Garden” Music Video by Bruce Springsteen

o Theatrical Trailer



JERRY MAGUIRE has a run time of approximately 138 minutes and is rated R for language and sexuality.


EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC INCLUDES:

· Excerpts from the 1975 TV special celebrating the 50th anniversary of Columbia Pictures

· “Mr. Attenborough and Mr. Gandhi” Vintage Behind the Scenes Documentary



Academy Award® and Oscar® are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 
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Dolby Atmos and all the deluxe gift set exclusive extras intact, too! Dr. Strangelove also appears to have the Criterion Blu-ray supplements intact, as well.

Also pleased to see that original audio mixes appear to be included for the films, in addition to remixes.
 

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I'd purchase Lawrence of Arabia and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington if they were available individually. As it stands, I'm good with my 4K digital of Lawrence and Blu-ray of Smith.
 
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So, that's the set?!

One rumor had it at 39 titles

Another, I believe at 19.

This is six. Not sure I am even excited about it. The only one I want is Lawrence of Arabia if sold as a single.
Me, I'd buy most of them if they were released individually. The only ones I don't want are Jerry Maguire and A League of Their Own. But my wife would probably like to have the latter, which we don't already have on any format.

On edit: I just looked at the Amazon listing. It's 17 discs...UHD plus BD plus DVD! Seriously?! Eliminating just the DVDs would allow for another 2-3 movies. Of course, the count doesn't allow for 3 discs for each title (that would require 18 discs), so I'm not sure what's being left out. Not to mention that the Lawrence BD Collector Set had an extra Special Features disc in addition to the Movie + Features discs that were in the regular editions.
 
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Me, I'd buy most of them if they were released individually. The only ones I don't want are Jerry Maguire and A League of Their Own. But my wife would probably like to have the latter, which we don't already have on any format.

On edit: I just looked at the Amazon listing. It's 17 discs...UHD plus BD plus DVD! Seriously?! Eliminating just the DVDs would allow for another 2-3 movies. Of course, the count doesn't allow for 3 discs for each title (that would require 18 discs), so I'm not sure what's being left out. Not to mention that the Lawrence BD Collector Set had an extra Special Features disc in addition to the Movie + Features discs that were in the regular editions.
There's eight UHD discs (Lawrence and Gandhi have an additional disc due to film length), six Blu-rays for the films themselves, two Blu-rays for the supplements on LoA and Gandhi, and one bonus disc. 17 discs in all.

There's no reason why they can't combine the two supplement discs from the Lawrence of Arabia gift set onto one BD-50. The only HD contents are the deleted scene, the vintage featurettes, restoration featurette, premiere footage, and the trailers and TV spots. The rest are all 480p/480i.

Seems like the Blu-rays are all the existing discs, which is why the "new" content is placed on the UHD discs, with the exception of condensing the two Lawrence discs into one.
 
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There's eight UHD discs (Lawrence and Gandhi have an additional disc due to film length), six Blu-rays for the films themselves, two Blu-rays for the supplements on LoA and Gandhi, and one bonus disc. 17 discs in all.

There's no reason why they can't combine the two supplement discs from the Lawrence of Arabia gift set onto one BD-50. The only HD contents are the deleted scene, the vintage featurettes, restoration featurette, premiere footage, and the trailers and TV spots. The rest are all 480p/480i.

Seems like the Blu-rays are all the existing discs, which is why the "new" content is placed on the UHD discs, with the exception of condensing the two Lawrence discs into one.
That makes more sense, now that I see the breakdown. As I said above, the Amazon listing said it was UHD, BD, and DVD, which makes no sense.
 

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https://deadline.com/video/dr-stran...league-of-their-own-columbia-classics-oscars/

Link to an article about this set that includes a trailer. Trailer makes it seem more exciting, so good job on the trailer.

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The other two films selected by the studio are more recent: 1996’s Jerry Maguire and 1992’s A League Of Their Own (which might be the closest we get to baseball this season). So how did they get in here with the quartet of certified classics? Sony took a poll of consumers asking which “modern” classics they wanted to get this kind of 4K treatment, and out of a reported 30,000 responses League was No. 1 and Maguire was second. So there is something here even for anyone unaware that movies existed before the ’90s.
Do they understand that polls tell them how many people are interested in these films on UHD, but not how many would actually buy them? Or buy them, but wait until they appear in a bargain bin at Best Buy for under $10 a pop.

Secondly, did the poll ask if they were interested in getting these films on UHD, or getting these films in UHD as part of a $165 set that included several "old movies"?
 

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