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Dear WAC: Please Keep Those RKO Classics Coming!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Dick, Oct 19, 2019.

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    Yeah, I watched "Journey into Fear" earlier today on the TCM app. and it needs some serious work before a Blu-ray release.
     
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    The Gay Divorcee, Top Hat, Stage Door, Love Affair (But I belive it's in PD hell), Little Women (1933), Morning Glory, The Broadway Melody, The Broadway Melody of 1936...
     
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    Of course the remaining Fred and Ginger movies are the absolute priority. I'd also love Three Little Words ... although that wasn't RKO, I guess it's within the Warner remit.
     
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    I love Blood on The Moon but my DVD indicates that a lot of remedial work would be necessary before a high definition transfer would be feasible. Apart from the Barbara Bel Geddes bit, both as written and as acted, the film is pretty well perfect, with a really sour mood and some excellent lighting by Nicholas Musuraca. Robert Wise was always a first class director.
     
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    Five Came Back 1939
    Bringing Up Baby 1938
    Gunga Din 1939
    Alice Adams 1935


    Not sure if The Devil and Daniel Webster is an RKO picture. They released it but the rights may have reverted to the producers. Criterion had the rights to the DVD long before they had a deal to release any Warner Bros owned films.
     
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    I agree, the last time I saw it on TCM, I thought it needed some work. But I'm hopeful, definitely a title they would/should release. I don't believe it has ever had a region 1 release on DVD. I think only a French DVD
     
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    Much like Journey into Fear it does appear to need some work last time I saw it. I have the French DVD, and it leaves a lot to be desired. It is such a great Norish Western!
     

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