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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by AlexNH, Oct 27, 2017.
Does anyone know why the Warner Blu-ray of JFK is out of print?
Don't want to start any rumors but it is possible that WB licensed this to The Criterion Collection.
I noticed that the thread title seems to ask whether the JFK Blu-ray is out of print, rather than the intended asking why, as per the first post. Just an observation.
The Warner store doesn't have it, but given that a commemorative edition was released just four years ago I'm not sure there's enough novelty to interest Criterion. That said, a frill-free edition can still be found on Amazon, either as an inexpensive import (which I would say is region-free, despite the listing) or as part of a set with other films. From what I gather, they're all the director's cut; the theatrical cut has bypassed Blu-ray.
I think Criterion would love to license "JFK"! It'd be a big seller for them...
I think it will be a huge missed opportunity not to release the theatrical cut of the film in a new 4k transfer now, with the increased interest on the subject!
Must be a conspiracy.
Oliver Stone will make a movie about it ... I'm sure
I saw a copy in a grassy knoll. A puff of smoke gave it away. But it was gone quickly.
Regency owns the rights to the film and WB only distributed it. Last year Warner lost rights to a bunch Regency titles including Heat, Boys on the Side, JFK, Made in America, L.A. Confidential etc. They are all now at Fox. There are some films WB/Regency co-financed that Warner still retains rights to. I'm guessing JFK will be reissued at some point by Fox. Warner also lost rights last year to the Morgan Creek films they distributed including Ace Ventura and True Romance. I believe Sony now distributes Morgan Creek with some titles licensed to the Shout Factory.
Maybe Sony will do A director's cut of ACE VENTURA and put out a Blu Ray with deleted scenes?
Shout Factory (via Westchester Films) now has major rights to the Morgan Creek titles, while Sony does own some media distribution.
The FBI petitioned Trump to not release certain JFK files; and I think the digital files of this film got somehow mixed in.
I'm pretty sure this is what the situation is. Fox has been quite aggressive in issuing Regency titles in the last year or so that were previously issued by Warner, including the Heat reissue from the 4K master and Once Upon a Time in America.
I've already got two blu-ray versions and about four DVD sets, so why not add another! I'll gladly buy it in a New York minute (especially with a new transfer and some new extras).
Let's not forget the masterful work of DP Robert Richardson. Yup, I'd buy a new transfer, too; with 59 seconds to spare.
I noticed (casually) that the old Digibook version of JFK has jumped in price on ebay.
Amazon has the boxed set; but its now way over priced. Amazon also has the Digibook. Under the circumstances of this OOP question, I'd scoop it up. Quibble over price and you'll have no copy, at all. Give or take a few bucks, the Digibook seems to be the standard pricing. As it it, the Warner's Store doesn't have it. The only other option is to wait indefinitely for a 4K or reissue. Good luck.
Or you could pick it up for $10 CDN at amazon.ca:
Plus $8 to ship to the USA!