"The Alamo"s Status?

Ronald Epstein

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I can't believe MGM would pass up the tie-in opportunity that is Spielberg's remake (due this Christmas, maybe/maybe not in theaters) to reissue the original WSS for its 60th! anniversary, possibly on 4k UHD... well, then again, maybe I can...
The problem is, the studio is in flux right now. They don't have the money to do anything. They are looking for a buyer. I highly doubt they would commit to any kind of restoration.
 
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So I was watching Dan Patrick, the current Lt. Governor of Texas on cable News yesterday discussing a certain national health emergency.. In the background (possibly his home office), there was the obligatory wall/ bookcase lined with Texas-related books & memorabilia -- including, I swear, a rather prominently-displayed copy of the Director's Cut Laserdisc of "The Alamo"!

No, not technical-related nor is it a major development regarding the still unreleased Blu/UHD (of either cut), but I just thought I'd share that with y'all..
 
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I’m hoping against hope The Criterion Collection obtained rights to restore and release WSS in a new Blu-ray or perhaps their first 4K uhd.
Criterion wouldn't be interested in footing that bill.

They might fix the current master which would be a matter of doing the right thing at little additional cost but starting from scratch with an 8k scan of the OCN and a 4k workflow would be cost-prohibitive.
 
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A Beautiful Woman. ........... Let's get this released on Bluray Please ! It's the 60th Anniversary !
If they do not have any further plans with it they should try to capitalize on the anniversary and release what they currently have.

On top of neglecting their library they also don't seem that business savvy to me. But then what can you expect from a company that was handed the Alamo restoration on a silver platter only to refuse it.
 
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Per public comments from MGM, the original 65mm elements are pristine. This means that a restoration is not necessary.

They should be able to easily produce a new 4k.
this is with regard to the theatrical cut not the much longer directors cut, correct. That print is still rotting away?
 

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It's a shame we won't have a release to celebrate it's 60th anniversary.
Yes, It is a Shame. :( The regular General release version would look Great on Bluray ! That's all I want. I will be Perfectly Happy with a release by Kino Lorber. Hopefully Soon. In the mean time the HD version on You Tube and Amazo
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n Prime will have to do. Much Better PQ than this old MGM DVD.
 
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Yes, It is a Shame. :( The regular General release version would look Great on Bluray ! That's all I want. I will be Perfectly Happy with a release by Kino Lorber. Hopefully Soon. In the mean time the HD version on You Tube and Amazo View attachment 80785 n Prime will have to do. Much Better PQ than this old MGM DVD.
Maybe Kino (if they ever release it) will include the SD roadshow as an extra like the Twilight Time "Hawaii" Blu-Ray.
 
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