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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Todd Erwin, Jun 13, 2019.
I wrote in Panic Room
I picked The Remains of the Day, It Happened One Night, Passage to India, Lost Horizon and did a write in for Lawrence.
I forgot to mention that I have several of the titles listed by Sony already in 4K in my iTunes digital library. Most of them are only 4K without any HDR, but a few do have Dolby Vision.
21/21 Jump Street 4K/Dolby Vision
My Best Friend's Wedding 4K
Lawrence of Arabia 4K
Jerry Maguire 4K
Captain Phillips 4K
A League Of Their Own (1992)
Das Boot (1982)
Heavy Metal (1981)
Skatetown USA (1979)
I feel that Lawrence and much of the titles not listed are already in the works. This seems to be about titles they may be on the fence about and may wonder if there is any interest for an upgrade.
Lawrence of Arabia is one of Columbia's gems. There is no way they are going to ignore it for UHD. There are quite a few also not listed that probably are being prepared or have been scheduled already.
#1 - Moneyball
#2 - Silverado, A Passage to India, Whiplash
#3 - The Professionals (1966)
Makes me wonder is Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town and From Here to Eternity in the the works since they are not listed.
I'm not ready to make the leap that because certain titles aren't mentioned, they're in the works. Particularly, classic films from 50 years and beyond.
I am still surprised that no studio has released a classic black and white film on UHD Blu-ray yet, besides Schindler's List. As I stated in my review, Universal's release showed what HDR can do for black and white cinematography.
I probably should not either.
I don't count Logan Noir as a true black and white film, since it was converted in post.
Lawrence was my write in.
Wished I could have written in Barabbas.
Would make a great 4k from a Technirama neg but it is not even on BD yet!!
strange they included panic room since it got no recognition on blu-ray.
would be very welcome though.
my additional title would be "joan of arc" (luc besson) - columbia distributed the american version, so i guess that means sony ?
the blu-ray was terrible; always thought it might look/sound good given the right care.
What a great idea from Sony to grant us a direct voice.
I voted for "Captain Phillips", "A Passage to India", "Das Boot", "It Happened One Night", with a write-in for "Oliver!". As it was, there were many other titles listed that I'd still jump at if ever offered. Just on a gut level, but I'm of the feeling that "Lawrence of Arabia" is simply a given as being the Sony/Columbia follow-up to their 4K/UHD release of "The Bridge on the River Kwai".
Enjoyable to read about everyone's write-ins, as making that one and only single personal choice was a tough one. Of the write-in votes from other HTF members, my Top-3 choices for a purchase would be "Funny Girl", "The Professionals" and the late great Franco Zefferilli's "Taming of the Shrew".
Call me a connoisseur of trash [something I freely admit], but I chose Hudson Hawk as my write-in.
People do realize this vote is for 4K/UHD releases and not Blu-ray?
Yup. That's why I chose a pre-DI title.
I have to say "The Professionals" (1966) would look excellent on 4K/UHD disc. It has been one of my ten favorite films of all-time since I first saw it in a movie theater back when I was a kid. IMO, the best written Western ever made. Those desert scenes with 4K/Dolby Vision applied would look fantastic.
I found Lost Horizon a queer choice for the 4K upgrade - not because it isn't deserving of one, but simply because the film elements over the years have been utterly ravaged. It looked incredible on Blu-ray and I am not at all certain how much better it could look in 4K. Would love them to find all of the missing pieces to put Capra's Humptey-Dumptey back together again.
A couple of friends pointed out that two Streisand masterpieces have yet to make the leap even to standard Blu-ray: The Prince of Tides and The Mirror Has Two Faces. Both are sincerely worthy of the upgrade and would look even better in 4K. I also think Robert Benton's Places in the Heart would have been a good choice.
Seeing "Lost Horizon" on Sony's voting list was an intriguing surprise. Being that there are so many candidates for the 4K/UHD format led me to surmise that it has the possibilities of looking quite good; as I couldn't imagine that Grover Crisp and Sony would put forth "Lost Horizon" if they knew differently. BTW, Nick*Z, I concur on your Streisand and Benton hopes, as well.