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This is one of my five most wanted Paramount titles I've been waiting for on Blu-Ray (along with "When Worlds Collide", "Naked Jungle", "King Kong" and "Black Sunday"). Glad it's finally making it!

There is a cameo in this film that I think may set the record for the latest point in time in a movie cameo!
This was also one of my 5 most wanted Paramount titles. The others are .....Last Train From Gun Hill, Houseboat, The World of Suzie Wong, and It Started in Naples. The Rose Tattoo is also a Favorite of mine.
 

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And Northwest Mounted Police is still under lock and key over at Universal???? Rights issues????
 

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And Northwest Mounted Police is still under lock and key over at Universal???? Rights issues????

Universal released it on Blu-ray in Spain (all regions), but one of the comments on Amazon.es says it doesn't look any better than the DVD, so maybe it's an upscale. A while back Elephant Films released it in France (Elephant release a lot of Universal catalogue titles), but DVD only, very unusual for them, so I suspect that there's no decent HD master.

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Universal released it on Blu-ray in Spain (all regions), but one of the comments on Amazon.es says it doesn't look any better than the DVD, so maybe it's an upscale. A while back Elephant Films released it in France (Elephant release a lot of Universal catalogue titles), but DVD only, very unusual for them, so I suspect that there's no decent HD master.

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I know of one company that was actually in talks with Universal then there was a management change putting everything back to square one
 

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Excellent!! Another Best Picture winner on Blu-ray! Now Paramount needs to do it with "Ordinary People". Then that will leave just six Best Picture winners not yet on Blu-ray. "Broadway Melody", "Cimarron", "The Great Ziegfeld", "The Life of Emile Zola", Olivier's "Hamlet", and "Around the World in 80 Days".
 

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Excellent!! Another Best Picture winner on Blu-ray! Now Paramount needs to do it with "Ordinary People". Then that will leave just six Best Picture winners not yet on Blu-ray. "Broadway Melody", "Cimarron", "The Great Ziegfeld", "The Life of Emile Zola", Olivier's "Hamlet", and "Around the World in 80 Days".
And I’ve asked Criterion several time about releasing HAMLET, with no answer. I don’t think they care to release it.

and the rest of the bunch are from Warner’s. As far as I know, 80 DAYS needs a lot of work.

CIMMARON and BROADWAY too.

Wasnt there A technicolor element for BROADWAY That turned up? Just a figment or something? I could be wrong.

I’m anxious for the Warner Archive to release those last five...
 
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A long time coming...The delirious color palette, Charleton Heston grimacing spectacularly in fedora and bomber jacket (Inspiration for“Indiana Jones”?) and Betty Hutton (Top box office draw that year) doing everything else! . . “We’re Circus, Brad”...DeMille’s narration is worth the price of admission alone!
If you don’t follow the parade to the big top, then...”You’ve got sawdust in your veins”...
 

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another Vite for Ordinary People, especially si ce Redford, Hutton and Sutherland are still around for commentary. Wish they had done this when Mary Tyler Moore was still alive.
 

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Disappointing that they go through the trouble of creating a 4K scan but don't release a 4K Blu-ray. I'll be keeping an eye on the iTunes version. If the digital copy ends up being 4K, I won't even bother with the Blu-ray.

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Excellent!! Another Best Picture winner on Blu-ray! Now Paramount needs to do it with "Ordinary People". Then that will leave just six Best Picture winners not yet on Blu-ray. "Broadway Melody", "Cimarron", "The Great Ziegfeld", "The Life of Emile Zola", Olivier's "Hamlet", and "Around the World in 80 Days".
Hamlet has been released on Blu-ray in the UK.
 

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A long time coming...The delirious color palette, Charleton Heston grimacing spectacularly in fedora and bomber jacket (Inspiration for“Indiana Jones”?)....
The Greatest Show on Earth was the first film Spielberg remembers seeing as a kid, and has spoken about the effect it had on him.
 

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Very excited for this release; I have loved this film since my distant childhood; first saw it in the re-release of the early 60's.
I will be very pleased to retire the DVD.
Can we now have Paint Your Wagon and Half A Sixpence please Paramount?
 

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another Vite for Ordinary People, especially si ce Redford, Hutton and Sutherland are still around for commentary. Wish they had done this when Mary Tyler Moore was still alive.

Unless Criterion or some other company gets the rights, I'd expect an "Ordinary People" BD to be just as barebones as the DVD.

If it's part of the Paramount Presents line, they'll get Maltin to chat about it for 7 minutes.

While I'd love it too, I'd be shocked to get the kind of commentary you mention - or any commentary at all...
 

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Very excited for this release; I have loved this film since my distant childhood; first saw it in the re-release of the early 60's.
I will be very pleased to retire the DVD.
Can we now have Paint Your Wagon and Half A Sixpence please Paramount?
Yeah, I saw it at the cinema in the early sixties (London), I think I also saw Samson & Delilah at the same cinema, & The Ten Commandments mid-sixties at a posh cinema uptown. These films stayed with me, real movie movies.

I certainly agree about Paint You Wagon. I didn't fancy it when it was released & only caught up with it a few years ago (DVD), & really enjoyed it (but it would be nothing without Lee Marvin), it's odd that such a big & expensive musical hasn't made it to Blu-ray yet.
 

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Excellent!! Another Best Picture winner on Blu-ray! Now Paramount needs to do it with "Ordinary People". Then that will leave just six Best Picture winners not yet on Blu-ray. "Broadway Melody", "Cimarron", "The Great Ziegfeld", "The Life of Emile Zola", Olivier's "Hamlet", and "Around the World in 80 Days".

Most of those last six belong to Warner Bros. I think HAMLET was a Universal release. WAC might get around to at least a few of these. HAMLET could come from Kino.
 

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