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I'm confused as well. Are you talking about the 4k disc coming in September in France?
 

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At least "Verigo" would be a movie theaters have available to screen. July is the earliest new product may be available to show in theaters if the majority of theaters are open in July. Then they will find out how many people are willing to go the theaters. Everything is tentative now.
 
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I’m missing the summer movies. I take my boys to the discount kids movies too. For $1. Good Activity for hot days.

I’ll keep an eye out for Hitchcock events too.
 

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There's nothing new here. The clip is promoting the 4K DCP, which has been available for a while, and the link is referring to the 4K discs supposedly coming out in France.
 

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What is new is the upcoming 4K uhd release.
There's already a thread about that:
 
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According to the press release that came out this morning, there are no new special features for this release. NONE. Vertigo in particular is in desperate need of something NEW like a documentary.
 

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According to the press release that came out this morning, there are no new special features for this release. NONE. Vertigo in particular is in desperate need of something NEW like a documentary.
While I'd like a new documentary they can add it to a later single movie release. Just let me have Vertigo (and hopefully in due time the other VistaVision Hitchcock movies) in 4k.
 
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While I'd like a new documentary they can add it to a later single movie release. Just let me have Vertigo (and hopefully in due time the other VistaVision Hitchcock movies) in 4k.
It's not going to happen on a single disc release either. The documentary they are including is from 1996 (and it's pretty weak).
 

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According to the press release that came out this morning, there are no new special features for this release. NONE. Vertigo in particular is in desperate need of something NEW like a documentary.
You really expected a documentary in 2020? Twenty years ago, sure but studios don't really make new special features anymore especially for catalog titles.
 
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You really expected a documentary in 2020? Twenty years ago, sure but studios don't really make new special features anymore especially for catalog titles.
Yeah I did. For a film of this caliber. It's not Jaws 2. It's Vertigo for crying out loud.
 

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It will be interesting to see what the UHD release of a VV title will be like. If it is well received we could hope to see North by Northwest, Gunfight at the OK Corral, and White Christmas from the other studios.
 
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You really expected a documentary in 2020? Twenty years ago, sure but studios don't really make new special features anymore especially for catalog titles.
Yeah, that’s the sad reality.

Studio research has shown time and again that bonus features don’t drive sales by any significant measure for the vast majority of releases. With the number of units sold on a years-long decline, the cost of making new bonus material can take a simple profitable pressing of an existing HD or 4K master and turn it into a money losing endeavor. Then add the current pandemic which makes the creation of such features even more difficult and there’s just very little chance.

At this point, I feel lucky we had all of those years where the mass public buying discs subsidized the hobbyists and we got all of those bonus features. I knew back around 2005 when Warner started experimenting with tiered releases where there would be separate SKUs for barebones and special edition releases that it was the beginning of the end.
 
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