What Single Title Do You Most Want On Blu?

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  1. Professor Echo

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    This might be an interesting exercise since we have many threads that deal with want lists, but here you must narrow it down to a single movie or TV series, the one unreleased title you would prefer over all others.

    Think of it this way: Criterion has offered to make you a custom Blu-Ray with a state of the art transfer and all the extras you want, but just for one title.

    No multiple answers, please.

    I'll start:

    THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE, 1941, WB, Raoul Walsh.
     
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    Placeholder as I have to think about that one for a while, as it has to be special and probably unlikely for BD release for whatever reason.

    Alright, after some serious debate, I'm going with Men with Wings, a terrific William Wellman directed film in beautiful Technicolor about the early days of flight starring Fred MacMurray and Ray Milland. I don't believe it's ever been release in the video product era, but I watched it a couple of times on TV in my youth. A favorite I've been missing ever since.
     
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    Thanks for this thread. Should be fun!
     
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    Mulholland Drive. More specifically, the release that Criterion is rumored to be working on.

    I'll begrudgingly stick to the rules and not name another title or ten. :)
     
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    Taking a quick pass through the SD-DVD portion of my collection, I would have to say Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
     
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    Such an impossible question.

    The Great Race
     
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    Now I really want to see this! It sounds great.
     
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    Vittorio De Sica's Two Women, a film which never even received an official DVD release.
     
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    Darn, this is a tough question. I'll be very unconventional and say Keep 'Em Flying (my favorite Abbott & Costello film of all time). It would be neat to have deleted scenes from the cutting room floor, which I'm sure don't even exist. But if I can dream, that would be my pick.


    Gary "I know, I know - how stupid a pick" O.
     
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    "Comfort And Joy", the 1984 Bill Forsyth Christmas film. In North America, it isn't even on DVD.
     
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    Oh, there's a handful, but I'll keep it to one...The Charge Of The Light Brigade 1968. I loved it when I saw it at the cinema, I think it's a great film. It is on Blu-ray, but I read that it looks no better than the DVD & is still the cut-down version.Once I had that, I wonder what the next one would be, The Vikings, The Great Race, The Last Valley, The Alamo. But no, The Charge Of The Light Brigade is the first in the queue.
     
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    I'm not into the BR mkt as yet but I guess it would probably be "Lilies of the Field" (1963) since it's not yet available in anamorphic format that I know of anywhere.

    If it was a TV/DVD question, it would be easy for me to pick one ("Combat!" remastered from original elements).
     
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    This is a tough one for me. My film watching is way out in left field. I'm lucky if 4 out of every 10 films I want to watch are even on DVD.

    I got a good one though...if this were ever coming to BD...I'd pre-order the very day it was allowed.

    Pre-Edit...

    Holy crap, the movie I was about to put here was released in the UK on July 31st...ordered...got to pick something else now...
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Possession-Blu-ray-Sam-Neill/dp/B00CZB8IOW/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1376257045&sr=1-2&keywords=possession+adjani

    Edit: Got one now. Streets of Fire (1984, Lane/Dafoe/Pare)
     
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    Jeff, TV series are eligible, but just one series. I know we're more inclined to think of films when it comes to the superb quality of Blu, but I think some series would be very attractive in the format, including COMBAT.
     
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    Oh if I could pick a TV series it would have to be the original b/w Outer Limits series, given the Twilight Zone treatment.
     
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