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Dear Sony: Please give us a Blu-Ray of YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY WITH IT (1 Viewer)

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I have been waiting decades for a video release of this film, and when it finally shows up it's on a 4K disc (with IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT/Columbia Classics 3) I can't afford to buy a new 4K TV and player just to watch this film. Now there's a n HD scan, so *please* give us a Blu-ray, even if it's bare-bones.

I hope others who like this film will chime in here.
 

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I enjoy You Can't Run Away From It, also and would purchase a standalone Blu-ray, but am thinking of upgrading to 4K.

Columbia was busy in the mid-50s remaking some of their biggest comedy hits into color musicals.

The Awful Truth (1937) remade as Let's Do It Again (1953)
Too Many Husbands (1940) remade as Three For the Show (1955)
My Sister Eileen (1942) remade as My Sister Eileen (1955)
It Happened One Night (1934) remade as You Can't Run Away From It (1956)
 

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I enjoy You Can't Run Away From It, also and would purchase a standalone Blu-ray, but am thinking of upgrading to 4K.

Columbia was busy in the mid-50s remaking some of their biggest comedy hits into color musicals.

The Awful Truth (1937) remade as Let's Do It Again (1953)
Too Many Husbands (1940) remade as Three For the Show (1955)
My Sister Eileen (1942) remade as My Sister Eileen (1955)
It Happened One Night (1934) remade as You Can't Run Away From It (1956)
And My Man Godfrey (1957). I don't think any of them holds a candle to their originals, though they have some individual virtues.
 

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I don't think any of those remakes was particularly successful at the box-office either.

You're right. You know, it's sad but June Allyson was sitting pretty in 1955 after a run of box office hits like The Glenn Miller Story, Executive Suite, Woman's World and Strategic Air Command. In the two short years that followed, she suddenly became the "remake queen" with a string consisting of The Opposite Sex (a remake of The Women) You Can't Run Away from It (It Happened One Night) Interlude (When Tomorrow Comes) and My Man Godfrey that effectively ended her career as both a box office attraction and a leading lady by 1957.
 

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You're right. You know, it's sad but June Allyson was sitting pretty in 1955 after a run of box office hits like The Glenn Miller Story, Executive Suite, Woman's World and Strategic Air Command. In the two short years that followed, she suddenly became the "remake queen" with a string consisting of The Opposite Sex (a remake of The Women) You Can't Run Away from It (It Happened One Night) Interlude (When Tomorrow Comes) and My Man Godfrey that effectively ended her career as both a box office attraction and a leading lady by 1957.
She might have resuscitated her career when 20th Century Fox offered her the juicy title role(s) in The Three Faces Of Eve but husband Dick Powell talked her out of it. The film made a star of Joanne Woodward, not to mention winning an Oscar. Many years after, Robert Osborne asked her if she had any regrets turning it down and she responded with no, it just wasn't right for her.
 

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Memo to moderators: Please amend the title of this thread. The film in question is You Can't Run Away From It.
 

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I have been waiting decades for a video release of this film, and when it finally shows up it's on a 4K disc (with IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT/Columbia Classics 3) I can't afford to buy a new 4K TV and player just to watch this film. Now there's a n HD scan, so *please* give us a Blu-ray, even if it's bare-bones.

I hope others who like this film will chime in here.
Why not just pick up an inexpensive 4k player?
 

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I have been waiting decades for a video release of this film, and when it finally shows up it's on a 4K disc (with IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT/Columbia Classics 3) I can't afford to buy a new 4K TV and player just to watch this film. Now there's a n HD scan, so *please* give us a Blu-ray, even if it's bare-bones.

I hope others who like this film will chime in here.
You can still watch the film in question without a 4K player or 4K TV.
The film is on a separate blu ray disc as part of the Columbia Classics Volume 3 boxset.
I went through all the boxset yesterday to catalogue everything onto my computer.
Will you have to buy the 4K set? Yes.
Is the title you are after likely to be released as a standalone blu ray? Unknown.
Most likely guess on my part. It Happened One Night will receive a standalone release in due course, but the "extra" film will not. Just a guess.
 

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You can still watch the film in question without a 4K player or 4K TV.
The film is on a separate blu ray disc as part of the Columbia Classics Volume 3 boxset.
That is NOT what is being reported by reviewers. They say You Can’t Run Away From It is only on the 4K disc, not the accompanying Blu-rays. Same goes for the bonus film of Little Orphan Annie.
 
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The film is on a separate blu ray disc as part of the Columbia Classics Volume 3 boxset.

I'm sorry, but it is most absolutely NOT on a separate blu ray disc. It can only be found on the 4k disc with It Happened One Night.

That is NOT what is being reported by reviewers. They say You Can’t Run Away From It is only on the 4K disc, not the accompanying Blu-rays. Same goes for the bonus film of Little Orphan Annie.

You (and those reviewers) are correct on both counts.

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So we're all on the same page, the only bonus blu-ray in the set is the full 1979 TV miniseries of From Here to Eternity.
 
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Will a 4K player work with an older TV?

At minimum you need an HD TV with an HDMI input. You can set the 4K player to output a 1080p signal which is the 2k high-definition standard the tv will accept.
 

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That is NOT what is being reported by reviewers. They say You Can’t Run Away From It is only on the 4K disc, not the accompanying Blu-rays. Same goes for the bonus film of Little Orphan Annie.
My apologies. You are absolutely right. So sorry. What a shame.
 

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At minimum you need an HD TV with an HDMI input. You can set the 4K player to output a 1080p signal which is the 2k high-definition standard the tv will accept.
Guess I'm out of luck, then. My TV is a 720p Panasonic (it has been a reliable set, and still delivers a good picture). It does have HDMI input with option of 720 or 1030p, but that probably won't work. But thanks for your help.
 

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