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I didn't think The Hanging Tree WA DVD was that terrible.
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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Not sure that there are that many left that Warners owns and where they also are prepared to spend the amount of money that it takes to release them to Blu-ray in Warner Archive Quality (i.e.. very good).

Do you mind sharing the top 5 or 10 unreleased "real" classics that you are thinking of?
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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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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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
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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The Hanging Tree came out on a DVD-R a few years ago. It was not a good presentation of the film. The elements looked very much the worse for wear and I assumed little could be done to improve the situation. I'm surprised this Blu-ray disc is coming from Warner Archive. I very much look forward to a huge upgrade.

The Hanging Tree is a really good film with Gary Cooper playing a much darker, more sinister character than usual.
Hopefully, the following information should make you happy then again, maybe not.;)

THE HANGING TREE (1959)
NEW 2018 1080p HD REMASTER FROM NEW 4K SCAN OF ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
Run Time 107:00
Subtitles English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.78:1, 16 X 9 WIDESCREEN
COLOR
BD 50
Trailer in HD

Many stars saddled up and rode into Technicolor® sunsets during the great Western revival of the 1950s, but only a few would be forever associated with the rugged individualists of the West. Among them are John Wayne, Randolph Scott and the star of The Hanging Tree, Gary Cooper.

The story takes place in Skull Creek, an 1870s Montana gold camp. Dr. Joseph Frail (Cooper) arrives, setting out his shingle near the camp’s boom-or-bust hubbub of adventurers, ladies of fortune, mountain men and just plain decent folks. As skilled with a six-gun as with a scalpel, Frail will need both. A tragic past shadows his days. The treachery of the mob clouds his future. A determined immigrant (Maria Schell), a shifty-eyed miner (Karl Malden) and a hellfire preacher (debuting George C. Scott) figure prominently in Frail’s showdown with fate. Prominent, too, is the breathtaking countryside. Here, the mountains are imposing. And a man alone looms ever taller.
 
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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 .....
 

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Hopefully, the following information should make you happy then again, maybe not.;)
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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Hopefully, the following information should make you happy then again, maybe not.;)
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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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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A 3D blu ray of 1954's Phantom of the Rue Morgue, with an extra of the 1941 MGM Pete Smith short Third Dimensional Murder. George Feltenstein, please call Bob Furmanek. :)
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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The Silver Chalice?
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...
 

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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!
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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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.
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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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
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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