POLLYANNA (1960) coming to Blu-ray!

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As part of Disney's very gradual foray into live-action Blu-ray titles, it looks like POLLYANNA with Hayley Mills is on the way for 2013. It is actually pictured in the booklet that comes with the BRAVE 3-D set.
How far behind can 20,000 LEAGUES and OLD YELLER and the rest be? (Well, knowing Disney...)
 

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Received a VERY pleasant surprise in my Saturday mail delivery today..."Pollyanna" from Disney Movie Club on blu-ray, along with "Old Yeller"!!! Will be checking these out for picture and sound quality later tonight and tomorrow and will report back on this thread... :cheers:
 
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Are all the extras from the 2 disc special edition DVD of Pollyanna ported over to the blu?
 

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Thomas T said:
Are all the extras from the 2 disc special edition DVD of Pollyanna ported over to the blu?
No, none whatsoever. But the PQ is excellent and the price is right.
 

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Dick said:
No, none whatsoever. But the PQ is excellent and the price is right.
I hate it when I have to keep both the old DVD and the blu because the DVD contains necessary material. I still have the old DVD for the 1967 Casino Royale because it has the 1954 TV version with Barry Nelson and Peter Lorre which wasn't ported over to the blu ray.
 

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Thomas T said:
I hate it when I have to keep both the old DVD and the blu because the DVD contains necessary material. I still have the old DVD for the 1967 Casino Royale because it has the 1954 TV version with Barry Nelson and Peter Lorre which wasn't ported over to the blu ray.
I agree. I'll be buying both of these films , Old Yeller and Pollyanna from the golden age of Disney live action. But I don't know why the special features can't be carried over to the new Disney Club releases . It's not like they have to be created from scratch, and they don't really have to remastered in hi-def . Just add them on the Blu-ray to the remastered movie. BTW what happens to these extra features in the future ? Will they be lost and forgotten?
 

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All the love and care from the Vault Disney DVD series - short-lived as that was - is being eroded away. Remember the wonderful menus on the bonus features discs, where the elevator whisked you down to the "basement" of the Disney archives to view all the great extra material? Where is that care and imagination today?
 

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classicmovieguy said:
All the love and care from the Vault Disney DVD series - short-lived as that was - is being eroded away. Remember the wonderful menus on the bonus features discs, where the elevator whisked you down to the "basement" of the Disney archives to view all the great extra material? Where is that care and imagination today?
Gone, along with domestic 3-D releases and any semblance of regard for the collectors who have supported them in the video realm for so long...
 

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Dick said:
Gone, along with domestic 3-D releases and any semblance of regard for the collectors who have supported them in the video realm for so long...
I'd like to see the pathetic defenses of this inexcusable behavior—mainly the complaint that expecting Blu-ray releases to actually give you a good value for your money constitutes "fan entitlement"—go with it. We are entitled to quality work, and if they won't give it to us, they aren't entitled to our money.

This particular release bothers me because the DVD was just so darn good. It was a good representation of the movie in its day, and the extras couldn't be beat. The audio commentary between David Swift (who died shortly after recording it but before the disc's release) and Hayley Mills was quite informative, as was the nine-minute restoration featurette. That's where Swift said he wanted to cut the bazaar sequence in half, but Walt wouldn't let him.

But those who don't mind owning more than one copy can still pick up the DVD dirt cheap on the used market.
 

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Even if I was able to purchase this Blu-ray (I'm not eligible for the DMC) I'd refuse out of principle.
And even though I'm American and thus eligible, I have no interest in joining a movie club. I can wait for them to hit the used market so I can have my steak and eat it, too, by buying it without supporting the company. And why do they only make these things available to Americans anyway?
 

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I agree Matt. I thought we had a "global shopping mall" at our fingertips. I can get US discs from Amazon, UK ones from Amazon UK (and everything else in-between on Ebay with no problem), so why do some institutions - Warner Archive I'm thinking of YOU - still refuse to believe there's a whole world of potential buyers beyond the States?
 

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Perhaps it's a legal issue. I assume disc regions are another reason it's a US-only club. Those never should have been a thing in the first place. That's what was so great about laserdiscs: the PCM sound was always lossless whether it was digital or analog, there was no copy-protection to degrade the picture (like the dreaded Macrovision), and no region coding.
 

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Disney Clubs are no good to me, least of all because I live in Australia. Babes in Toyland(with Annette) & Pollyanna were announced for Blu Ray here in late 2013 but I only saw Babes listed but I had the US version ordered & cheaper. People say its a management decision and so be it but that is garbage. More like being pigheaded on the company's part.
 

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Warner Bros I am thinking of you.


I did the form for the Blu Ray replacements for the Batman TV series and a not on the form says that they will notify the local offices in countries outside USA who order the replacements. The replacement from Warners of The Bishop's Wife Blu Ray was ordered thru an e-mail to a lady there and it came swiftly no problems by a special delivery to Australia.
 

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"Extras" are one of the reasons I haven't upgraded to blu for any of the James Bond films as so many of the extras weren't ported from one DVD edition to the next DVD edition much less blu.
 

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