RAINTREE COUNTY on Blu?

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Not long after Raintree was added to FilmStruck, and shortly before its next airing on TCM in September 2018, I emailed a friend of a friend in programming at the channel and asked whether it would be in HD like FilmStruck. He said it wasn't going to be but had the file updated, so it would seem that there's flexibility between different branches of the company.

Hopefully the good news about the Brothers Grimm bodes well for Raintree.
Yes, it would be nice to have some added flexibility with Raintree, both with regard to availability of the existing HD master and also when it comes to work towards a Blu-ray release. Raintree County was the first movie I could think of when I saw that work was being done on Grimm :)

Hopefully other titles will follow after a Blu-ray release for Grimm with Warner allowing for a wider range in the quality of releases both with regard to completeness and restorative efforts and/or savings achieved due to working with external entities.
 
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Socialite and philanthropist Marguerite Littman, a dialect coach who worked with Elizabeth on her Southern accent on Raintree County (1957) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), performances that earned Elizabeth Best Actress Oscar nominations, has died. Elizabeth and Marguerite are pictured together in London in 1991.

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Also, Saturday marked the centenary of the birth of Monty Clift.

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I asked about RAINTREE COUNTY again on the Archive Facebook page, and this was their response: So I guess nothing has really changed, but I live in hope! I'd also like to see NATIONAL VELVET released on Blu-ray, as well. Elizabeth Taylor is woefully underrepresented on Blu-ray. Only the documentary, "That's Entertainment!", which she participated in, has been released in North America, but of course "Cleopatra" has been released elsewhere, and will apparently be released here this year for its 50th Anniversary. Andy
If Warners can get its act together with Brothers Grimm, I think anything is possible. I suspect we may see Raintree County some day.

There have been more Elizabeth Blu-rays, of course. Father of the Bride, Suddenly Last Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Reflections in a Golden Eye come immediately to mind.
 

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If Warners can get its act together with Brothers Grimm, I think anything is possible. I suspect we may see Raintree County some day.

There have been more Elizabeth Blu-rays, of course. Father of the Bride, Suddenly Last Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Reflections in a Golden Eye come immediately to mind.
I can't believe that post, which kick started this thread, was nearly a decade ago! We've definitely been treated to a lot more Elizabeth Taylor on Blu-ray in the interim, but there are still a few conspicuous omissions, such as National Velvet, BUtterfield 8, The Taming of the Shrew, which I hope we'll see in the future. And I think the announcement of Grimm, as well as the appearance of other difficult restorations, gives me some hope that we'll see Raintree one day.
 

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