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Pre-Order Noir Archive Volume 2: 1954-1956 (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Message #1 of 32 Apr 6, 2019
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    Ronald Epstein

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    I'm interested, assuming this comes from Sony. I already have two of the titles but there are some real rarities in that collection.
     
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    I'm interested too, but I'm waiting on reviews for the first volume that is now delayed until April 23rd. I don't have any faith in this Kit Parker company.
     
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    I have pre-ordered volume 1 but will wait to check quality before ordering vol 2. Need more Cleo Moore on blu ray, particularly Over-Exposed.
     
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    I ordered Volume 1 on Diabolis website and I should have it today. Ill probably start with 711 Ocean Drive as IMHO that was the key title in the set. :)
     
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    Ive watched 3 films on Volume 1 and I was pleasantly surprised. They do look pretty colid at least the ones I watched. Im pretty sure these are Sony created HD masters. The packaging is a standard Blu ray case with discs 2 and 3 stacked on top of each other. The label for discs 2 and 3 are misplaced, as the movies on disc two are actually on disc 3. Basically as an example, disc 2's label says 711 Ocean Drive, The Miami Story and Assignment Paris, but the actual movies are on disc 3.
    It also says Mill Creek on the back
     
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    That says it all right there.;)
     
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  9. Message #9 of 32 Apr 9, 2019
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    If it's Mill Creek none of these are new transfers. Period.

    "nine titles in passable Blu-ray quality" Now THERE is a money review :)
     
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    By the titles listed in both Volume 1 and now Volume 2, I am of the opinion that we have seen all the "cream" in this style. If their still are great, or almost great, titles still to make to the market then I would like to hear what they are. Any suggestions?
     
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    Other reviews I'm seeing are all saying these transfers have various issues - of course they do. I do wonder at Kit Parker's involvement in this set. The Black Book, for example, as far as I know, has been a PD title. Are the others? Or was this simply part of the Mill Creek Sony package of old transfers? So, where does Kit Parker fit in?
     
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    There are several great film noirs from Columbia that are still not on Blu-ray. A couple off the top of my head are "The Sniper", "The Lineup", "Scandal Sheet", "Johnny O'Clock" and several more titles.
     
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    I'm sure these are old transfers, but what are the odds of getting new ones?
     
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    Well Mill Creek doesnt do HD masters but they slap them on BD 25s .. Ive been really pleased with the image quality
     
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    Seconding most of these (not a huge fan of Johnny O'Clock) and a bunch more I'd call must-haves:

    The Burglar
    Nightmare Alley
    Beyond the Forest
    Blast of Silence
    Murder by Contract
    The Phenix City Story
    Betrayed/When Strangers Marry
    Human Desire
    One Way Street
    The Set-Up
    Thieves' Highway
    The Threat
    Quicksand
    Time Table
    The Gangster
    Act of Violence
    Chicago Calling
    Journey Into Fear
    No Way Out
    Riff Raff
    The Two Mrs. Carrolls
    Without Warning!


    EDIT: I just realized you were talking about Columbia specifically... oh well
     
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    Personally, the main Sony-owned noir I would like to see on Blu-ray is the 1955 Tight Spot with Ginger Rogers. I hope that one is coming soon, either in the next volume of this series or through somebody else.
     
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    Just FYI, the cover photo for the thread is a still of Johnny Depp from Ed Wood.
     
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    You don't mean the image in post #1, do you? The still in the Noir Archive Volume 2 cover is from Cell 2455, Death Row.
     
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    No, he's talking about the portal page in which wrong pictures are posted much too often.
     

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