Update: Universal Changing Pricing on DVD Releases including Westerns coming May 6th!?

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  1. Danny_N

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    The Far Country, Winchester '73 and Bend Of The River are coming from Universal on May 6th and will be mine [​IMG][​IMG]

    Destry Rides Again (as a double feature with Winchester '73) and Night Passage will be released on the same day as well [​IMG].

    See http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-...003/01_28.html
     
  2. Lew Crippen

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    Good news! There may be hope for The Naked Spur yet.
     
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    A tip of the Fedora to Universal for these great titles.

    Sold, Sold, Sold[​IMG]
     
  5. Rain

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    I'm glad these are coming, but I really would prefer they didn't put two movies on one disc.
     
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    I agree with Rain on this double feature dvd issue. Furthermore, both Destry Rides Again and Winchester 73 deserved to be release on dvd separately. Knowing Universal's recent track record I'm wondering about the aspect ratios for a couple of those 1950's westerns as well as the quality of the dvd presentations. I guess we'll find out in three months or so.



    Crawdaddy
     
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    Let's hope the Jimmy Stewart commentary track from the WInchester '73 LD is included.
     
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    Crawdaddy:

    I would think that OAR is critical to the majority of the consumers of these specific titles and that Universal would understand that, right?

    'Cos if they don't, you can switch my sold, sold, sold, to unsold inventory, unsold inventory, & unsold inventory.

    Tim

    ps. just checked and the only widescreen Jimmy Stewart Movies are The Rare Breed & Night Passage according to my sources ... all the other double feature titles are Academy ratio. DVD Planet already has these titles available for pre-order.
     
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    I will definitely replace my full frame only Goodtimes DVD of Car Wash with Universal's edition provided it's in widescreen which I'm sure it will be. All solid titles except one thing...

    WHERE'S HOWARD THE DUCK???!!!![​IMG]
     
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    First Paramount and now Universal, God so many great Westerns all at once and not enough $$$ to buy them all.

    Where does one start?

    ps. Lew,
    "The Naked Spur" belongs to Warners, so I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.
     
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    Good grief! May 6 will be the most expensive day ever! I will buy each and every one of those Jimmy Stewart movies. Too bad about them being double-features, though. Hope quality won't suffer.

    I'm glad Night Passage is getting a release. Sure, it's not on the level of the Mann westerns (which is why Mann left the picture), but it's watchable and it's absolutely beautiful to look at.
     
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    Good to see a couple of Audie Murphy flicks among them.

    Now if only Universal will release "To Hell and Back"

    (I'm still counting the pennies in my just this moment, broken piggy bank)
     
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    Two for the price of one sounds pretty good to me, regardless of how they are presented.( As long as Picture quality doesn't suffer on a single disc, although like Danny, I prefer 2 disc sets)

    I think that you will find that it helps with sales of certain titles that may not be strong enough to make it on their own.
    If packaging 2 features together means we get rare titles that may never be considered on their own, then I say let's have more double feature sets.

    Even if you don't like the other movie in the double, remember that you are only paying the same price as one and the other title is a bonus.
     
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    Great news (sort-of) especially regarding the Anthony Mann Westerns. I'm a little apprehensive about have both films on the same disc though.

    Regardless I'll be picking up Far Country/Bend of the River & Winchester '73/Destry Rides Again.
     
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    It looks like each movie will come on its own disc in its own keepcase [​IMG][​IMG]. Check out this (slightly distorted) image for the upcoming Benny Goodman Story/Glenn Miller Story double feature:
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    Price for these sets seems to be around only $15 [​IMG] [​IMG] Hope the quality is still good.
     
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    Let's hope that "Night Passage"which was shot in Cinemascope and features a great Dimitri Tiomkin score and the fabulous "Coal Miner's Daughter" feature their original Stereo Soundtracks as well as having Anamorphic transfers.

    That also goes for "The Benny Goodman Story" which was in Cinemascope/Stereo and also the Stereo Sound that was featured on "The Glen Miller Story" Laserdisc.

    Let's pray that these cheap DVDs are not also cheap in quality.
     
  20. Greg_S_H

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    Thanks, Danny! Dual cases/discs makes me much more hopeful about the quality. My western collection is fixin' to get a big shot in the arm!

    Now, if we can just get Thunder Bay, that'll be almost all of the Stewart/Mann films.
     

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