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As far as I can tell, there are still six Oscar winners for Best Picture not yet available on Blu Ray. Those would be BROADWAY MELODY, CIMARRON, THE GREAT ZIEGFELD, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA, HAMLET and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. I have two questions.
1) There is a Region 2 Blu Ray of HAMLET. Can anyone comment on the quality? 2) Are there any substantial rumors floating about as far as the other five titles and the possibility of a Blu Ray edition any time in the near future?
 

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Regarding Question 2, the remaining 5 titles are owned by Warner. I've read the elements for Around the World in Eighty Days are problematic. I'm no insider, but I would say the one most likely to receive a release in the next year or so would be The Life of Emile Zola as next year is Warner's 100th anniversary. According to George Feltenstein the Archive will be focused on Warner produced titles mainly next year in honor of the event.
 

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According to George Feltenstein the Archive will be focused on Warner produced titles mainly next year in honor of the event.
That is NOT what he said.

He said that all the studios under their control would continue to have releases. But that he expected only the WB titles to be marked with the 100th branding.

There is a difference.
 

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According to Mr. Feltenstein 80 Days is "in the queue", more specifically as of a month or so ago they were in the process of searching for the best available elements around the world. He also said that they'd recently updated their scanners to work with 70mm, but given the likely state of the negatives, plus the length and the fact that we're actually talking about two three-hour versions of the film, I wouldn't expect any news on it for at least a year.
Plus, he stated that there's more than one best-picture winner currently in the works, so depending on whether 80 Days counts, I'm thinking he was talking about Emile Zola and/or the three-hour The Great Ziegfeld(he'd revealed earlier that they were currently working on a pretty long film).
 

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As far as I can tell, there are still six Oscar winners for Best Picture not yet available on Blu Ray. Those would be BROADWAY MELODY, CIMARRON, THE GREAT ZIEGFELD, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA, HAMLET and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. I have two questions.
1) There is a Region 2 Blu Ray of HAMLET. Can anyone comment on the quality? 2) Are there any substantial rumors floating about as far as the other five titles and the possibility of a Blu Ray edition any time in the near future?

Let's not forget last year's Oscar-winner, CODA, which, because it comes from the streaming-only (so far) Apple platform. I hate this trend!!
 

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I recently viewed CIMARRON and it looked terrible. And also full of racism. BROADWAY MELODY might be problematic, too.

ZIEGFELD looked good to me, as in, not much cleanup needed, but, obviously, a new 4k scan is essential.

Zola I can’t comment on because even though I watched it recently (just after MELODY, CIMARRON and ZIEGFELD, among others), I can’t recall what it looked like.

I am grateful to hear that AROUND THE WORLD is in the queue. I hope they port over ALL the bonus features, too! Maybe they can add the COMPLETE TRIP TO THE MOON?
 

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I recently viewed CIMARRON and it looked terrible. And also full of racism. BROADWAY MELODY might be problematic, too.

ZIEGFELD looked good to me, as in, not much cleanup needed, but, obviously, a new 4k scan is essential.

Zola I can’t comment on because even though I watched it recently (just after MELODY, CIMARRON and ZIEGFELD, among others), I can’t recall what it looked like.

I am grateful to hear that AROUND THE WORLD is in the queue. I hope they port over ALL the bonus features, too! Maybe they can add the COMPLETE TRIP TO THE MOON?
Bet Zola next year and The Great Ziegfeld end 2023 or 2024 MGMs 100th
 

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Let's not forget last year's Oscar-winner, CODA, which, because it comes from the streaming-only (so far) Apple platform. I hate this trend!!

To be fair, while not Oscar winners, just nominees, The Irishman and Marriage Story got blu-ray releases. And Nomadland, which was a winner. All of these, including Coda, were made for streaming, but got limited theatrical releases to make them eligible for Oscars.
 

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Let's not forget last year's Oscar-winner, CODA, which, because it comes from the streaming-only (so far) Apple platform. I hate this trend!!
I hate this trend, too, because I collect all the nominees on blu. Trail
Of the Chicago 7 isn’t available, either.
 

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As far as I can tell, there are still six Oscar winners for Best Picture not yet available on Blu Ray. Those would be BROADWAY MELODY, CIMARRON, THE GREAT ZIEGFELD, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA, HAMLET and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS.
Oh? I haven't been able to find the Oscar winning Amadeus on Blu Ray. Have I missed it?
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Oh? I haven't been able to find the Oscar winning Amadeus on Blu Ray. Have I missed it?
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Well, you can find only the director's cut. The theatrical cut is still unreleased on blu-ray, but I hear there is a restoration in the works? Something like that...
 

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Oh? I haven't been able to find the Oscar winning Amadeus on Blu Ray. Have I missed it?
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The Director’s Cut of the film was released on Blu-ray during the early years of the format, though it could probably use a remaster as well as a release of the theatrical cut.

Edit: Konstantinos beat me to it.
 

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Well, you can find only the director's cut. The theatrical cut is still unreleased on blu-ray, but I hear there is a restoration in the works? Something like that...

Probably a 4k. This is one film that would actually benefit from the format.
 

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The Director’s Cut of the film was released on Blu-ray during the early years of the format, though it could probably use a remaster as well as a release of the theatrical cut.

Edit: Konstantinos beat me to it.
But that's not the Oscar winning film, is it?
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