I was flipping through channels last night and stumbled across The Candidate showing on TCM in a glorious looking new transfer that blew the crappy DVD version I own out of the water. I recall reading somebody saying that often when a new HD transfer of a Warner film pops up on TCM that it means it is coming soon to Blu-ray. Anybody know if that is the case? As we enter a new presidential election season in 2020 it would be perfect timing to release this picture on Blu. I've always found this a fantastic film about running for office and a role tailor made for Robert Redford to play. I'd long hoped Criterion would do this one but Warner Archive would be fine if that is where this is coming from. I've always found this film to contain one of Redford's great performances as the rather flawed and seemingly growing more flawed as he goes senatorial candidate Bill McKay. Wonderfully directed by Michael Ritchie from a great biting script from Jeremy Larner with a fantastic supporting cast this is definitely a picture deserving of a release on Blu-ray.