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Warner Archive January 2018 Blu Rays

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Randy Korstick, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. lark144

    lark144 Supporting Actor

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    Neither did I. I thought the DVD looked excellent, considering the technical limits. I saw the film a few times back when it was released and I thought it looked spectacular. There was something really special about the color in THE HANGING TREE. And I felt the DVD suggested as best it was able to that visual appeal. The colors (from a nearly 60 year remove) seemed fairly accurate and nicely rendered. Of course, the DVD was just good enough to suggest how much better the film would look on Blu. And perhaps that's why many people on this forum are calling the DVD "crap". Not because it's inherently inferior, but because it's just good enough to demonstrate how much better it could be in HD.
     
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    My wish list:

    ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
    MY FAVORITE WIFE
    DOCTOR X/MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM
    IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME
    SHOW BOAT (1936, 1951)
    FOREVER DARLING/THE LONG TRAILER
    THE UNHOLY THREE
    THE UNKNOWN
     
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    I'd love to have the Land of the Pharaohs as well and add Valley of the Kings.
     
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    For the record, Across the Pacific was originally released in sepia tone. I saw an original 35mm nitrate archival print from Warner Brothers at MoMA in 1973.
     
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    If there was any doubt, these are the January releases. WAC is posting them individually on Facebook right now.
     
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    Arsenic and old Lace is indeed a big one that I forgot about, would be great to finally have it on Blu-ray!
     
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    Hopefully, the following information should make you happy then again, maybe not.;)

     
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    The two Show Boats
    Every Fred and Ginger title
    Three Little Words
    The Pyjama Game

    Captain Blood
    The Sea Hawk
    Captains Courageous
    National Velvet
    Lassie Come Home

    Some of those aren't Warners but they all deserve BR treatment .....
     
  9. OliverK

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    Wow, it certainly makes me happy to see this :)

    What I remember from the DVD is color fringing and a greenish tint to a number of scenes and I am pretty sure that both effects will be very much reduced if not gone with the Blu-ray.
     
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    That does indeed make me happy; not only because it guarantees a very high quality disc but also because it confirms that Warners will now occasionally go back to the OCN for films which were originally released on DVD-R. Previously only films which looked superb on DVD-R, like Susan Slept Here, have made the leap to Blu-ray.

    I don't think, until fairly recently with their Blu-ray discs of Night Moves and On Dangerous Ground, Warners went back to the OCN for working elements.

    I'm hopeful that some other films which came out originally as part of the Warner Archive MOD project will now be upgraded. I'm thinking of films like Bhowani Junction and Party Girl; possibly even Meet Me In Las Vegas.
     
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    Id like to see The First Deadly Sin, High Wall, Sadie Mckee, Nora Prentiss, The Locket, The Woman on Pier 39, and my main event title - The Black Scorpion get blu'd from the Archive :)
     
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    The Silver Chalice?
     
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    Three Little Words/The Belle of New York
    High Society (Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank, as an extra)
    The Narrow Margin

    many others.
     
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    I noticed over on another forum that Warner have announced that Leatherface: TCM 3 is a new scan of the unrated version.

    It also contains the extras from the original LD/DVD version.

    Sold!
     
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    I too would love to see this and any other 3D films from the Warner Vault. Also STILL waiting for Warners to grow a pair and give us the unrated Ken Russell's The Devils. Like to see The Music Lovers on Blu-ray too. And there are many worthy musicals that still need upgrading like The Pajama Game, Footlight Parade and This is The Army.
     
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    LOL.... I read that Newman penned an apologia for this movie which he paid to place in, I believe, Variety or Hollywood Reporter. No way to endear himself to the producers and director so early in his career..... but things worked out for him eventually of course...
     
  17. Randy Korstick

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    I'm just shocked so many asked or demanded that they would only buy it if it was Unrated Version on facebook. I mean the laserdisc and DVD contained the Unrated Version and this is Warner Archive who have been providing stellar quality blu rays and I don't remember them not releasing an unrated cut if they have the rights to it and/or it isn't in horrible condition. 2 things that would stop any studio or company from releasing it so it should have gone without saying that of course it will be the Unrated cut. I'm sure every studio should know by now that that's the only version horror fans want of their movies if it is available.
     
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    Showdown in Little Tokyo would have been nice to have the cut ~20 seconds restored on the WAC blu-ray.
     
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    Because many horror fans on those pages are spoiled entitlement types and an embarrassment to collectors. I did hear that this isnt a January release based on an online vendors information that was shared with me. I do hope it will be coming well before October though
     
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    You're not wrong about some fans being entitled but in the case of TCM 3, the movie is missing three or four minutes of gore. In a case like that, I wouldn't blame them for letting Warners know they want the unrated one.
     

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