1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

The War of the Worlds (1953) possible Blu-ray release?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Lromero1396, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. dana martin

    dana martin Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Messages:
    4,077
    Likes Received:
    2,489
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    Real Name:
    Dana Martin
    What was it region free oh, I think that's what the thing from their imprint label is is it its worldwide region free
     
  2. Matt Hough

    Matt Hough Director
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    21,559
    Likes Received:
    11,095
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Real Name:
    Matt Hough
    I hope Crawdaddy is right about Sorry, Wrong Number, too, as it's one of my all-time favorites.
     
  3. dana martin

    dana martin Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Messages:
    4,077
    Likes Received:
    2,489
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    Real Name:
    Dana Martin
    now this is just a guess, but i assume that our neighbors in the "" have region A blu ray players
     
  4. David Weicker

    David Weicker Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,442
    Likes Received:
    1,871
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    David
    If it does, I hope it’s announced before the release date of this version.

    We’ve been down this road before - when the digital was announced. There was a lot of speculation that a disc release would be tied to that too. With Paramount, it’s a believe it only when you see it.
     
  5. Eric Bodnar

    Eric Bodnar Extra

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2013
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Real Name:
    Eric Bodnar
    I remember that Paramount - quite unexpectedly - is releasing KING CREOLE (1958) in a few weeks. This is their first catalog release in I don't know how long. Maybe, just maybe, Paramount is testing the waters for future releases.
     
    timk1041 and Flashgear like this.
  6. John Sparks

    John Sparks Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    3,069
    Likes Received:
    1,726
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    I wonder how many they'll need to sell to say they want to continue to release physical media?
     
  7. mark-edk

    mark-edk Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    431
    Trophy Points:
    110
    FYI I got Greatest Show a few days ago for $4.99 on iTunes. I think the price has gone back up but i checked In Harm’s Way (one of my top faves) and it’s still $4.99,
     
  8. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    46,374
    Likes Received:
    22,246
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Some of us aren't into digital downloads/streaming and want only physical discs which might be the case with Billy.
     
    Jack K, timk1041, BobO'Link and 3 others like this.
  9. Billy Batson

    Billy Batson Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,431
    Likes Received:
    2,216
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    London
    Real Name:
    Alan
    I have both of those on my Tivo, recorded from HD broadcasts, but I will have to get into this streaming lark before too long. I don't know why Paramount are still hanging on to their John Wayne films, I'd think there'd be healthy sales there.
     
    John Hermes likes this.
  10. Nick*Z

    Nick*Z Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,132
    Likes Received:
    1,642
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Canada
    Real Name:
    NICK
    There seems to be a minor snafu with ordering from ViaVision. As I reported in a previous email from one Grant Taylor at ViaVision, these discs are supposed to be 'region free'. Today, I received an email from someone named 'Ryan' who informed me that if I wish to proceed with my order my credit card will be charged immediately. I think that's more than a little ridiculous, considering NONE of these title will ship until the middle of May.

    Also, ViaVision is offering a discounted 'bundle' which will include all of the imprint titles for only $150. The individuals retail for $34.99 each, so there is a minor savings to be had. Also, shipping to Canada is $60. I fail to see why shipping to the US is only $20 and there is an extra $40 for us Canucks. Where I live I can literally see Detroit Michigan outside my window. So, shipping rates really shouldn't vary THAT much! Anyway, just passing along further info for the rest of our readership. Best to all.
     
    Flashgear likes this.
  11. RMajidi

    RMajidi Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Australia
    Real Name:
    Ramin
    The reverse is true too - at least it used to be when Amazon outlets everywhere could ship to Oz (only Amazon US ships into Oz now - with caveats).

    The US shipping rates into Oz used to be a fraction of the cost of the same article shipping from Canada - even though it was Amazon in both cases. Never understood the reason for that. I never ordered anything from Amazon.ca precisely for those inflated shipping costs.
     
    Flashgear likes this.
  12. TheSteig

    TheSteig Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,428
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    David
    Like I said before, and Robert seems to agree, I feel the Paramount titles will be released in the USA at some point. That's why Im holding out and being patient for once!
     
    Osato, timk1041 and Robert Crawford like this.
  13. Paul_Warren

    Paul_Warren Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2002
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    150
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Location:
    London, England
    Real Name:
    Paul Warren
    Great packaging but why on earth are Paramount so opposed to a BD global physical release as this title will always sell more than enough to cover the printing costs & they did a 4K transfer years ago!
     
  14. Worth

    Worth Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    3,445
    Likes Received:
    2,493
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Nick Dobbs
    At this point, most of the big studios feel it's not worth the effort to release titles that are only going to sell a few thousand copies. The annoying thing with Paramount is that not only were they unwilling to release titles themselves, they were also unwilling to licence them out to third party distributors who were interested them.
     
    Osato, timk1041 and Paul_Warren like this.
  15. AnthonyClarke

    AnthonyClarke Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,089
    Likes Received:
    1,585
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Woodend Victoria Australia
    Real Name:
    Anthony
    Go to JB HiFi (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/) for the 1953 War of the Worlds when this is closer to its Australian release date.
    As other people have noted (but seem to be constantly ignored), JB's postage rate to the States is much much cheaper than the prices cited here from ViaVision, and probably cheaper than from Madman.
    You could check right now by taking a look at any of their blu rays and going from the order procedure, just long enough to see the postal bill. You'll be pleasantly surprised. Also, JB usually offfers good purchase discounts.
     
  16. 24fpsNinja

    24fpsNinja Stunt Coordinator
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2014
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Location:
    Texas
    Real Name:
    Rob
    The Imprint website seems to be “suspended”
     
  17. Osato

    Osato Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Messages:
    5,860
    Likes Received:
    1,843
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Bought the iTunes 4k version for $5 last night.

    a new era has begun for me. If you can’t beat them join them.
     
    JoeBond, Worth and Tino like this.
  18. atcolomb

    atcolomb Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,706
    Likes Received:
    1,506
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Chicago Area
    Real Name:
    Angelo
    For me to get iTunes 4K on my Sony 4k tv should I get the Apple 4k 32gb media streamer?
     
  19. JoeBond

    JoeBond Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Real Name:
    Joseph Myers
    I like doing both. I trust physical more but there are good digital deals to be had especially if a title won't get a Blu-ray release. Great picture quality on this one!
     
    Suzanne.S and Osato like this.
  20. Dick

    Dick Lead Actor
    Supporter

    Joined:
    May 22, 1999
    Messages:
    8,339
    Likes Received:
    5,041
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Maine
    Real Name:
    Rick
    I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who orders these whether or not Imprint charge CC's the day of the order, or the day when they are shipped.
     

Share This Page