Pre-90s catalog on Blu - A comprehensive list

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Bloodfight (1989) (MVD) - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
Hiroshima (1953) (Arrow) - coming to Blu-ray 7/14/20
 

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Arabian Nights (1942) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Atlantic City (1980) (Paramount) - NOTE: BD-R - coming to Blu-ray 5/26/20
Funeral in Berlin (1966) (Paramount) - NOTE: BD-R - coming to Blu-ray 5/26/20
Grunt! The Wrestling Movie (1985) (Scorpion) - coming to Blu-ray 7/7/20
Inside Daisy Clover (1965) (Warner) - coming to Blu-ray 5/12/20
The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) (Warner) - coming to Blu-ray 5/12/20
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) (Paramount) - NOTE: BD-R - coming to Blu-ray 5/26/20
The Reluctant Debutante (1958) (Warner) - coming to Blu-ray 5/26/20
Son of Ali Baba (1952) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Sunday in New York (1963) (Warner) - coming to Blu-ray 5/19/20
 
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Against All Flags (1952) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Buccaneer's Girl (1950) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
The World in His Arms (1952) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20

Congratulations to Kino, the first distributor to announce/release 1000+ new-to-blu catalog titles of 1900-1989 vintage.

Criterion is 2nd with 627, and Shout Factory is 3rd at 519.

The top studio to release their own holdings themselves (and 4th overall) is Warner at 459.
 

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Against All Flags (1952) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Buccaneer's Girl (1950) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
The World in His Arms (1952) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20

Congratulations to Kino, the first distributor to announce/release 1000+ new-to-blu catalog titles of 1900-1989 vintage.

Criterion is 2nd with 627, and Shout Factory is 3rd at 519.

The top studio to release their own holdings themselves (and 4th overall) is Warner at 459.

I think it's very impressive that a relatively small company, like Criterion, has managed to release 627 pre-1990 movies on BD. And, IMO, that achievement is particularly remarkable, since Criterion, to its credit, puts such an emphasis on the films contained on its Blu-rays having been transferred to Blu-ray with about the best picture & sound quality possible.
 

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I think it's very impressive that a relatively small company, like Criterion, has managed to release 627 pre-1990 movies on BD. And, IMO, that achievement is particularly remarkable, since Criterion, to its credit, puts such an emphasis on the films contained on its Blu-rays having been transferred to Blu-ray with about the best picture & sound quality possible.
It very much is. And 627 is actually an under-reporting, since I don't count the several titles they've re-issued on Blu-ray that were first released by other companies. (I only add a note to that title's listing). Kino and Shout have also released more than reflected when one considers this. Then of course there are the films from 1990 on.
 
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The Black Castle (1952) (Shout Factory) - NOTE: Available on Universal Horror Collection: Volume 6 - coming to Blu-ray 8/25/20
Black Rainbow (1989) (Arrow) - coming to Blu-ray 7/7/20
Bloodstone (1988) (Arrow) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Cult of the Cobra (1955) (Shout Factory) - NOTE: Available on Universal Horror Collection: Volume 6 - coming to Blu-ray 8/25/20
Hannibal Brooks (1969) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/28/20
Johnny Cool (1963) (Scorpion) - coming to Blu-ray 5/19/20
Knife of Ice (1972) (Severin) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Lenzi/Baker Gaillo Collection - coming to Blu-ray 6/30/20
Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988) (Arrow) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Love Hunter (1972) (Impulse) - coming to Blu-ray 7/28/20
Mr. No Legs (1978) (Massacre) - coming to Blu-ray 7/7/20
Orgasmo (aka Paranoia) (1969) (Severin) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Lenzi/Baker Gaillo Collection. Includes both Director's Cut and US X-Rated Theatrical Version - coming to Blu-ray 6/30/20
A Quiet Place to Kill (1970) (Severin) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Lenzi/Baker Gaillo Collection - coming to Blu-ray 6/30/20
Raggedy Man (1981) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/28/20
The River (1984) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/28/20
The Shadow of the Cat (1961) (Shout Factory) - NOTE: Available on Universal Horror Collection: Volume 6 - coming to Blu-ray 8/25/20
So Sweet... So Perverse (1969) (Severin) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Lenzi/Baker Gaillo Collection - coming to Blu-ray 6/30/20
The System (aka The Girl-Getters) (1964) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/28/20
The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958) (Shout Factory) - NOTE: Available on Universal Horror Collection: Volume 6 - coming to Blu-ray 8/25/20
Torment (1986) (Scorpion) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
 
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The Balcony (1963) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 8/25/20
Le bonheur (1965) (Criterion) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Films of Agnès Varda - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
Breezy (1973) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 8/25/20
Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962) (Criterion) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Films of Agnès Varda - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
Les créatures (1966) (Criterion) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Films of Agnès Varda - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
Daguerréotypes (1975) (Criterion) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Films of Agnès Varda - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
Documenteur (1981) (Criterion) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Films of Agnès Varda - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
Inferno of Torture (1969) (Arrow) - coming to Blu-ray 7/7/20
Lions Love (... and Lies) (1969) (Criterion) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Films of Agnès Varda - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
La Pointe Courte (1955) (Criterion) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Films of Agnès Varda - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
Mur murs (1981) (Criterion) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Films of Agnès Varda - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
The Shakedown (1929) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/28/20
Soldier Blue (1970) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 8/18/20
Straight Shooting (1917) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/14/20
Tender Mercies (1983) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
Trick Baby (1972) (Scorpion) - coming to Blu-ray 8/25/20
Ulysses (1954) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 8/25/20
Vagabond (1985) (Criterion) - NOTE: Available on The Complete Films of Agnès Varda - coming to Blu-ray 8/11/20
 

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Brandon, we really appreciate your update including mention that 1983's "Tender Mercies" will be a Kino BD release in August. Because just last week, my wife and I were remembering that strong drama, which also happens to be the movie containing Robert Duvall's fine Oscar winning performance. And in recalling that moving film, I said to the Mrs last week, that "Tender Mercies" is one movie that, to me, renders our movie collection somewhat incomplete, just by its omission.

So Brandon, thanks so much again, for all of the continual efforts, which you regularly put forward, toward keeping your fellow movie addicts, here on Home Theater Forum, well informed about upcoming BD releases of movies, that people may have high regard for, even as they wonder if such movies will ever materialize in Blu-ray form.
 

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/28/20
A Bigger Splash (1973) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/28/20
Cecilia (1983) (Blue Underground) - coming to Blu-ray 8/25/20
César et Rosalie (1972) (Film Movement) - NOTE: Available on 2 Films by Claude Sautet Starring Romy Schneider - coming to Blu-ray 6/16/20
Les choses de la vie (1970) (Film Movement) - NOTE: Available on 2 Films by Claude Sautet Starring Romy Schneider - coming to Blu-ray 6/16/20
Colonel Redl (1985) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Confidence (1980) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Fast and Loose (1930) (Kino) - NOTE: Available on Carol Lombard Collection I - coming to Blu-ray 8/4/20
The Immortalizer (1989) (Vinegar Syndrome) - coming to Blu-ray 6/30/20
L'important c'est d'aimer (1975) (Film Movement) - coming to Blu-ray 6/16/20
The Italian Straw Hat (1928) (Grapevine) - NOTE: BD-R
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) (Criterion) - coming to Blu-ray 8/4/20
Man of the World (1931) (Kino) - NOTE: Available on Carol Lombard Collection I - coming to Blu-ray 8/4/20
Mephisto (1981) (Kino) - coming to Blu-ray 7/21/20
Neurosis (aka Revenge in the House of Usher) (1983) (Redemption) - coming to Blu-ray 7/7/20
No Man of Her Own (1932) (Kino) - NOTE: Available on Carol Lombard Collection I - coming to Blu-ray 8/4/20
Patty Hearst (1988) (Vinegar Syndrome) - coming to Blu-ray 6/30/20
Saint Anthony of Padua (1931) (Grapevine) - NOTE: BD-R
Toni (1935) (Criterion) - coming to Blu-ray 8/25/20
Town Bloody Hall (1979) (Criterion) - coming to Blu-ray 8/18/20
 

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