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

What 3 films do you want most on Blu?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Bryan^H, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. AaronMK

    AaronMK Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1999
    Messages:
    771
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Real Name:
    Aaron Karp
    Other than the obvious Star Wars and Indy:

    1. Gangs of New York (No, I don't consider that EE/DNR mess a release.)
    2. Saving Private Ryan
    3. Lilo & Stitch
     
  2. Dave Moritz

    Dave Moritz Lead Actor
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2001
    Messages:
    7,542
    Likes Received:
    1,480
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    California
    Real Name:
    Dave Moritz
    Jurassic Park Trilogy
    Star Wars (all 6 movies)
    Back to the Future Trilogy
     
  3. cineMANIAC

    cineMANIAC Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,090
    Likes Received:
    317
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    New York City
    Real Name:
    Luis
    Fat chance of getting Dellamore on Blu-ray (its also one of my most-wanted) since its owned by Fox, and you know how they feel about stuff like this. Anchor Bay did a decent job with their DVD although for a film like this I expected a somewhere more lavish package.
     
  4. Jesse Blacklow

    Jesse Blacklow Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2002
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Quote:
    Not sure what "stuff like this" means (mid-90s horror? Rupert Everett films?) or how Fox feels about it, but the only DVD I've watched was put out by Anchor Bay.
     
  5. cineMANIAC

    cineMANIAC Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,090
    Likes Received:
    317
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    New York City
    Real Name:
    Luis
    Quirky, cult-ish, obscure, you name it. Fox gave Anchor Bay license to release a handful of movies and this was one of 'em. One of those situations where a major Hollywood studio buys the rights to a movie they have no business buying the right to because the film doesn't fit the studio mold - Miramax does this often. The rights to Dellamore have reverted back to Fox. I doubt we'll see a Blu of this anytime this century
     
  6. Jesse Blacklow

    Jesse Blacklow Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2002
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Quote:
    Well, can't say as I agree. Fox has released Blu-rays of 28 Days Later, Boondock Saints, Donnie Darko, Firefly, Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, The Secret Life of Bees, Sideways, and Two Girls and a Guy, amongst others, and a lot of them are definitely quirky, cult-ish, and in some cases even obscure. I wouldn't count it out. In any case, Amazon still show the rights belong to Anchor Bay, as does the official link. Seems to me they wouldn't be able to sell them new if they didn't have the rights anymore. And Anchor Bay thrives on quirky, etc.
     
  7. cineMANIAC

    cineMANIAC Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,090
    Likes Received:
    317
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    New York City
    Real Name:
    Luis
    Think of Dellamorte Dellamore on the same level as a Joe D'Amato film, a Fulci, something like Zombi Holocaust, that's what I meant Jesse. Fox wouldn't be caught dead putting out something like that - that's why they let Anchor Bay do it. Amazon is probably trying to sell off remaining stock of the movie but Anchor Bay no longer has the rights to these movies if they wanted to put out new Blu-ray SE's of them now.
     
  8. Jesse Blacklow

    Jesse Blacklow Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2002
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Quote:
    If they didn't want to be "caught dead" releasing it, then that of course begs the question of why they would buy back the rights. It doesn't make sense, especially since Anchor Bay and others like Blue Underground and Severin have been releasing cult/exploitation/etc films by Fulci et al (sometimes licensed from majors) on Blu-ray for a while now. And there are foreign distros that could release it, too.

    Anyway, I sent a request to Anchor Bay asking if they still had the rights, and if so, are they planning a BD release. We'll see if they respond.
     
  9. cineMANIAC

    cineMANIAC Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,090
    Likes Received:
    317
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    New York City
    Real Name:
    Luis
    God, I hope so. This would make an awesome Blu-ray
     
  10. Paul_Warren

    Paul_Warren Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2002
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    143
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Location:
    London, England
    Real Name:
    Paul Warren
    I have a lot of Bluray blind buys!!! (even though like so many on here I already own both LD & or DVD versions):

    Star Wars Trilogy(s)
    Indiana Jones Trilogy
    Back To The Future Trilogy
    Alien + Aliens
    True Lies
    The Abyss
    Titanic
    Armageddon
    ET
    Galaxy Quest
    Mission To Mars
    What Lies Beneath
    Jurassic Park1
    AI
    Marnie
    Vertigo
    The Birds
    Panic Room
    War Of The Worlds (2005)
    The Great Escape
    Superman2 (1980 original theatrical cut)
    Casper
    Red Eye
    Young Sherlock Holmes
    Gremlins 2

    If I could only have 3 then I would chose digitially remastered frame by frame restored versions of:

    Marnie
    Vertigo
    The Birds

    Most new films are terrible and lack any emotional impact (even though the technical aspects are now quite advance) when you watch these old classics you realise how far the lost art of filmaking has fallen!!!

    The studios made a huge tactical mistake this year by not prepping more classic films for Bluray as there is a big market for these and here in the UK especially HDTV's are very popular (something like 2 out of 3 households have them now). I know people who have 3-4 HDTV's in their homes in different rooms!! The market for hi-def content is growing rapidly in Western Europe and as Bluray is most likely the last ever disc based media before downloads become the next standard the studio's should be doing a lot more to get these classic movies out ASAP.
     
  11. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    33,435
    Likes Received:
    10,459
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    Yep, just like most old films are terrible. The only difference between old and current movies is that everyone has forgotten the bad old movies (and remembers the classics) but they haven't forgotten the bad current movies yet.
     
  12. Jesse Blacklow

    Jesse Blacklow Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2002
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Quote:
    I'm with Travis on this one. Filmmaking hasn't fallen, and there are tons of forgettable movies made back then, too. We only remember the classics through rose-colored glasses because they're, well, classics.
     
  13. cineMANIAC

    cineMANIAC Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,090
    Likes Received:
    317
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    New York City
    Real Name:
    Luis
    I'm gonna go with DVDs previously released in non-anamorphic (or fullscreen) versions

    1. Breakdown
    2. The Journey of Natty Gann
    3. Frantic

    Runners up

    Death Becomes Her
    Iceman
    Runaway Train

    These will make great Blu-rays someday
     
  14. Camper

    Camper Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    748
    Likes Received:
    451
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    David Dennis
    Spartacus----cleaned up Criterion version
    Titanic
    Forbidden Planet

    Rerelease wish list

    Robocop Director's cut---cleaned up Criterion version
    Star Treks 1, 2 & 6 Director's cuts
    Fantastic Four extended cut


    Not a 'high-brow' list by any means.........
     
  15. Mikal Haydn

    Mikal Haydn Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 1999
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    1. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
    2. The Sound of Music (Robert Wise)
    3. Star Wars Trilogies
     
  16. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Messages:
    2,616
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    1. Star Wars
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    3. Point Blank
     
  17. dana martin

    dana martin Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Messages:
    3,897
    Likes Received:
    2,170
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    Real Name:
    Dana Martin
    Well a lot of what i woul like is already mentioned but borrowing from a post earlier i will break this down into live action and animation

    Live Action:

    Detour (Criterion - please do this as was stated on dvdbeaver as a joke)

    Universal Monsters (All Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, Creature In 3D and flat) after they all have gone throuh a simular process that WB did with Casablanca anything less would be unacceptable.

    Song of the South (Disney ??? will the ever happen???)


    Animated:
    Universal - Complete Woody Woodpecker Theatrical Collection in sequential order (never finished on DVD)

    WB - Tom & Jerry Theatrical Collection in sequential order (HB through Dietch through Chuck Jones include all special features as before in HD and no ommiting toons this time)

    Fantasia- Yes i know it is scheduled to come out but i want Disney Co to release it as it was originaly, no edits, no zooming, no changing the original artistry that went into the film, they are bad at editing out the past or modifying to the current trend, no smoking or more contriversal material.

    i have others that will never see blu for some time if ever, but great B series like Rathbone Holmes would be ripe for a set considering UCLA just restored those a few years ago so who knows, but this format should be used to preserve the past in the best way possible
     
  18. Cees Alons

    Cees Alons Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 1997
    Messages:
    19,629
    Likes Received:
    405
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Cees Alons
    As I said in another thread: my most wanted films are on BD already. I can name 1 film I want on BD most of all now, but not three. But here are five, only the first one is really the new no. 1:

    The Last of the Mohicans.
    Pulp Fiction
    The Lion King
    Citizen Kane
    Ben-Hur.


    Cees
     
  19. Peter Neski

    Peter Neski Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    1,037
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Blue Ray:

    Days of Heaven
    Spider's Stratagem
    Apocalypse Now (2.35:1 only Both versions)

    Ill Take even dvd:
    El Sur
     
  20. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Messages:
    2,616
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Quote:
    Highlander is already out on Blu-ray Disc, albeit in the UK. However, it is region free or at least Region A, B.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Highlander-Immortal-Limited-Steelbook-Blu-ray/dp/B0027P9BJC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1257784304&sr=8-1
     

Share This Page