SONY Bluray, where's the rest?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Greg_M, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Greg_M

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    Penton-Man on states they're working hard to prep both The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia, though releases are not imminent.

    Generally speaking Sony has slowed down the pre-70s releases (and catalog in general) over the last year as other studios help carry the burden of Blu-ray promotion. Additionally, most Columbia films pre-50s are not exactly in the best condition. Even the most prominent and likely (from a marketing standpoint) films that would get releases, like the Capra screwball comedies, are in relatively poor condition for current HD standards. Add to that the relative lack of color films prior to the 1950s and you have a recipe for fewer releases on Blu. (Like it or not, there's still an inherent HD bias in the market for B&W films).

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