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Well, well - studio output of 4K catalog has been very impressive of late, if not 'deep' catalog, then certainly catalog releases to rival the new to Blu output. Cannot wait for 2001: A Space Odyssey later this year.

So, in a perfect world, what 10 movies pre-1980 would you absolutely die for in 4K.

My top ten - in no particular order of importance,

1) Gone With the Wind
2) The Sound of Music
3) The Towering Inferno
4) My Fair Lady
5) The Wizard of Oz
6) Lawrence of Arabia
7) The Godfather
8) Hello Dolly!
9) Doctor Zhivago
10) Gigi

Okay, so if you could wish for another 10...

11) The Guns of Navarone
12) Star!
13) A Star is Born (1954)
14) National Velvet
15) Ryan's Daughter
16) Bathing Beauty
17) The King and I
18) Grand Prix
19) The Music Man
20) The Poseidon Adventure

So, what's on your 'must have' list?
 
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Echoing:

-Lawrence of Arabia - #1 on my 4K wish list
-Wizard of Oz
-Godfather
-Towering Inferno - okay, it's not a "must have", but it's a childhood fave

Adding:

-Star Wars - #2 on my wish list
-Jaws - #3 on my 4K wish list
-Patton
-Godfather 2
-Singin' in the Rain
-Aliens - though I'm not confident Cameron wouldn't tinker with it too much
 
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Somewhat similar to others top 10
1-Wizard of Oz
2-Gone with the Wind
3-Ben Hur
4-Casablanca
5-Lawrence of Arabia
6-Alien
7-Its a Wonderful Life
8-Citizen Kane
9-King Kong 1933
10-Jaws


Other wants
The Abyss
Evolution
The Terminator
Aliens
Godzilla 2014
Shin Godzilla
World War Z
The original Star Wars Trilogy - theatrical unaltered cuts
THe Godfather Trilogy
War of the Worlds - remake
 

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I have no intention of replacing my entire BD collection with UHD/4k discs, but these would be my personal double dips (or first leaps, for the ONE title shamefully not released on BD yet):

1- LOA
2- The Guns of Navarone
3- Bond films
4- Where Eagles Dare
5- The Longest Day
6- Ben-Hur
7- The Great Escape
8- Dr Zhivago
9- Ryan's Daughter
10- The Sound of Music
 
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Lawrence of Arabia
Spartacus
My Fair Lady
The Sand Pebbles
South Pacific
West Side Story
The Wild Bunch
The Music Lovers
Ben-Hur
El Cid

I would be pleased if any of these arrived...
 
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Well I don't have any of the 4K kit, but here's ten colourful films that I'd love, no particular order:

The Wild Bunch
Mutiny On The Bounty ('62)
One-Eyed Jacks
Fall Of The Roman Empire (the film has its problems, but would look stunning if done properly)
The Towering Inferno
The Alamo (some hope!)
Barabbas
Lawrence Of Arabia
Where Eagles Dare (I think the current Blu-ray barely looks DVD quality)
Richard Lester's Three & Four Musketeers (I count that as one)

I'd have also picked The Great Escape, but I understand a 4K transfer of that is already happening.
 

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Well, the topic here is not only about 4K, but also about being released within 2018.
And, yes, there are many titles already cited that I would "die for", but are still in need of a full restoration.
So, my top 10 votes are for any of the 70mm fares that are 4K ready and able to stand up to the format.
 

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1. The Wizard of Of (withe the original, unaltered, Pre-1998 mono track reinstated)
2. Gone With the Wind
3. It's a Wonderful Life
4. The Sound of Music
5. The Ten Commandments
6. Dances With Wolves
7. Ben-Hur
8. Scrooge/A Christmas Carol (1951)
9. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
10. Fantasia
 
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I'm biased toward 3D releases. The reality of course is that it takes a year or more after a 3D blu ray is announced before it hits the streets so I'd just be pleased with these announcements in 2018 (excluding here titles which Bob Furmanek has already addressed with updated info -- to the yea or nay -- in recent postings):

3D:
Phantom of the Rue Morgue
Revenge of the Creature
Dangerous Mission
The Diamond Wizard
Robot Monster
Frankenstein's Bloody Terror
Friday the 13 Part 3 -- in a real, not anaglyph, 3D release

Other:
Monkey's Paw (1933)(print unearthed in France; thanks to Kino we have BDs of Deluge and Gold, so hope springs eternal)
Girl in the Kremlin
Day of the Triffids
Various Eurospy titles
 

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In no particular order

Patton
The Wizard of Oz
Gone With the Wind
Ben Hur
Lawrence of Arabia
The Godfather I and II
Little Big Man
The Great Escape
The Sand Pebbles
The Sting

Honorable Mention:

55 Days at Peking
The Ten Commandments
The Egyptian
The Longest Day
The Birds
 

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It's a tough task to list only 10.
But since we're talking about 4K; which represents excellence in both picture and audio quality;
why not go with those specific pre-1980 titles that were double Oscar winners for both its Sound and Cinematography?
BTW, as it turns out, this tally taken from the AMPAS database adds up to being 10, exactly.

Apocalypse Now
Cabaret
Fiddler on the Roof
My Fair Lady
Lawrence of Arabia*
West Side Story
Ben-Hur
From Here to Eternity
Wilson
A Farewell to Arms.

Now, Wilson and A Farewell to Arms are more than likely unable to make the jump to 4K;
so I'm just gonna make a double substitution using my own personal choices:
The Red Shoes
The Sound of Music

*Okay, so maybe I'm about to do a cheat, here, but it would be nice if WAC could release a 4K of Doctor Zhivago and Ryan's Daughter in conjunction with Lawrence of Arabia; as, collectively, these three titles are known as David Lean and Freddie Young's 'elements' trilogy.
 
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Lawrence of Arabia
Ben-Hur
Sleeping Beauty
My Fair Lady
Oklahoma
The King and I
The Alamo
The Ten Commandments
Vertigo
Spartacus
 

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