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Warner Archive: The Thin Man (1934) coming in July!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Peter Apruzzese, Jun 14, 2019.

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    Day One purchase for me.
    Glad the LUX RADIO THEATER play of "The Thin Man" is included.
    Love those radio shows.

    LuxRadioTheatreThinMan.
     
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    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    Deep Discount is saying this will be a Manufactured on Demand disc ... to quote
    • The Thin Man
    • (Manufactured on Demand, Full Frame, Amaray Case, Subtitled)
    • Format: Blu-ray
    • Rated: NR
    • Release Date: 7/30/2019
    Can this be right? I thought all Warner Archive Blu rays were proper pressed discs.
     
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    I’m disappointed they didn’t include ALIAS NICK AND NORA, but ima get this disc anyway. If it’s a MOD and not a pressed disc, I’ll be disappointed even more.
     
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    Manufactured On Demand (MOD) does not mean the same thing as “-R” (burned).

    While all burned releases are MOD, not all MOD are burned.

    MOD means precisely what it states - the quantity is dictated by orders. The method of manufacturing is not specified.

    All the Warner Archive Blu-Rays are pressed. And many WAC DVD’s are also pressed -especially the initial batches.
     
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    All previous WA Blu-rays have been pressed discs!
     
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    Correct! People shouldn't mistake MOD meaning only burned releases.
     
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    Day one, hour one immediate purchase. Agreed if you preorder from Amazon you might get a copy in a month! ;)

    Along with Jonny Quest this is the most welcome surprise of the year and the most warranted. I'm ecstatic that it has gotten 4K treatment as this entire series (along with the MGM Tarzans that got the same treatment on video) have long been neglected and stuck in old transfers that have been out of print for years.

    The DVD set was welcome but instead of new transfers was merely a port of the Laserdisc boxset. I had rented the DVDs and before I ever got the chance to buy the set it was OOP. So I picked up the LD box for far less and have happily re-watched it every year. Since none of the other films have ever been cleaned up that I'm aware of-each one would have to be a brand new scan and cleanup process thus a boxset would be very impractical and likely would take a long time. So I'm okay with just getting one film out at a time if that's how we have to go about it.

    The four film set referred to above is the TCM set repackaging of the first four films on DVD. For some reason the geniuses at WHV decided to pull both the Thin Mans and Tarzans from circulation and then reissue the first four only in the TCM classic sets. The Tarzans got a second volume but that still doesn't get you all the films from both sets. I lump these series together because they were MGM long running series that ran simultaneously and share the same video history of finally getting spruced up a bit for Laserdisc and then getting DVDs that recycled those masters before going out of print. I've long wished that WAC could do some of each so this is stupendous news for me.

    My sister, who doesn't watch a whole lot of classic era productions, got hooked on them and it was a nice experience to share them with her and find they still play for younger folks.
    I think seeing these as a youngster makes one wish they were more dapper like the impossibly charming Bill Powell and swoon over Myrna Loy.
    Well, I admittedly still do both.
     
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    As mentioned, they are. “MOD” is more of a marketing and distribution system - as opposed to standard retail operations - than it is a specific manufacturing process.
     

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