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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Dick, Jan 16, 2018.

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  1. Dick

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    Last year I posted a list of 25 titles I suspected might show up in 2017 in the Archives releases. Only one was actually released, which surprised me, although I was happy with many of their titles.

    This year, I am listing my favorite non-Blu-ray releases from Warner Bros, MGM and Allied Artists that might actually be under consideration or which I seriously want to see released, with the hope that at least 10% of them will be reach us. We'll see...I could again be way-y off.

    If you hate lists, ignore this post, go about your business and enjoy your day.


    WARNER BROS. TITLES
    Angels With Dirty Faces
    Awakening, The (1980)
    Baby Doll
    Black Scorpion, The
    Bronco Billy
    Captain Blood
    Carny
    Countdown (Robert Altman, 1968)
    Crimson Pirate, The
    Damn Yankees
    Dead End
    Devils, The
    Femme Fatale
    Fox, The
    Going In Style (1979)
    Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, The
    I Love You Alice B. Toklas
    Julius Caeser
    King's Row
    Land Of the Pharaohs
    Last Of Sheila, The
    Late Show, The
    Letter, The
    Life Of Emile Zola, The
    Local Hero
    Looker
    Midsummer Night's Dream
    Mister Roberts
    Night Shift
    Objective Burma
    Oh God
    O Lucky Man
    Pajama Game, The
    Petulia
    Prince Of the City
    Quick Change
    Rachel Rachel
    Sea Hawk, The
    Straight Time
    Sundowners, The
    They Drive By Night
    White Hunter, Black Heart

    MGM
    Adam's Rib
    Alamo, The (United Artists, but now property of MGM)
    Cameraman, The
    Canterville Ghost, The
    Captain Sinbad
    Children of the Damned
    Dark Of the Sun
    Day At the Races, A
    Edge Of the City
    Freaks
    Great Ziegfeld, The
    Green Mansions
    Harvey Girls, The
    Ivanhoe
    King Solomon's Mines (1952)
    Les Girls
    Libeled Lady
    Lili
    Mark Of the Vampire
    Moulin Rouge (1952)
    My Favorite Year
    Naked Spur, The
    National Velvet
    Never So Few
    Night Of the Iguana
    Patch Of Blue, A
    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    Queen Christina
    Red Badge Of Courage, The
    Scaramouche
    Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
    7 Faces Of Dr. Leo, The
    Shoot the Moon
    Show Boat (multiple versions)
    Thin Man, The
    Three Musketeers, The (1948)
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    Village Of the Damned
    Whose Life Is It Anyway?
    Wild Rovers, The
    Young Cassidy

    ALLIED ARTISTS
    Big Circus, The
    Billy Budd
    Friendly Persuasion
    Giant Behemoth, The
    Macabre
    Not Of This Earth (may not belong to WB)
    Queen Of Outer Space
     
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  2. Keith Cobby

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    A few of my wants are on your list. Very surprised that The Three Musketeers hasn't been released considering the talents involved.
     
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  3. Robert Harris

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    You missed Deadly is the Female...
     
  4. Peter Apruzzese

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    The Alamo is with MGM and wouldn't be a Warner Archive release.
     
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    The release of The Alamo Roadshow version would make 2018 a very happy year for me
     
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    I've posted my greatest "want" from WAC every year....with little success (only one title released, and it was part of the "Golden Collection"). So, I'm not publicly posting it anymore to see if the jinx can be removed.
     
  7. Randy Korstick

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    This is far and a away number 1 on my blu ray wish list. If this was released and nothing else I wanted in 2018 it would still be a great year in my book. Since this is with MGM there is a chance Kino or Olive may release an HD scan of the Roadshow in its unrestored condition. That's probably the best we can hope for unfortunately. But if the non-roadshow version is released that would just be a slap in the face since its a far inferior version with so many holes in the story and so many details missing.
     
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    Billy Batson

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    Yup, I'm thinking these wants lists just annoys them & makes them dig their heels in. I posted a thirty odd list over at Blu-ray.com & I know at least that one is coming, I'll cross 'em off as they appear, if I get just four this year I'll be happy. I thought we pretty much knew what was on for January, Harper, The Drowning Pool & a couple of others I can't remember, but any extra titles would be most welcome (maybe slot an old b/w in there).
     
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    A complete Lon Chaney collection.
     
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    Exactly, I would pass on that. Much like the current BD release of A Muppets Christmas Carol, I just could not enjoy watching the edited version of The Alamo, knowing that I won't be seeing the full version of the film that the director intended.
     
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    Ideally, I'd like for both versions of The Alamo to be in high def. However, at this point, given the tumultuous history of MGM management on the title, I'd be satisfied if they had the general release version of the film in Blu and the roadshow version from laserdisc in standard definition as a bonus feature, like Twilight Time did with Hawaii.
     
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    That would be perfectly acceptable
     
  13. David Weicker

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    From the OP’s list, I’d purchase 14 WB titles and 9 MGM (puzzled that Night At The Opera was not listed, give that Day was)
     
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    I never saw the Roadshow version of The Alamo. I have the old DVD for years. I would be happy with a Bluray of the DVD release version. It's Better than Nothing ! Maybe Kino ? They do have some UA Westerns to release this year.
     
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    I'll take My Favorite Year and The Last of Sheila, please.
     
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    The Last of Sheila is such a good flick .. deserves BR for sure.
    You have compiled a great list and while we could add scores more, the significant missing items are all the Fred and Ginger movies and of course Show Boat in its various incarnations.
    Could mention The Pajama Game, Three Weeks with Love, For Me and my Gal etc but I won't....
     
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    Is it only me that wants to see He Knows You're Alone released on Blu-ray? Oh wait, it is only me. :)
     
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    You aren’t alone! I love that film. Great late 70s early 80s time capsule. Maybe we could get a commentary by Tom Hanks. Haha
     
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    One thing I do wonder is whether they might be saving some of their various screen team, series, and multiple remakes (mainly thinking of the Show Boats) for when they can essentially do them all in short order (although I would wonder in the case of the Astaire/ Rogers films and Mickey Rooney/ Judy Garland films, since those are all musicals and the way they are releasing their musicals currently, I can't see them devoting an entire year or two's worth to just one or two stars). One thing I am *hoping* they might be able to do this year is a new transfer of Gigi, since I think this should be an anniversary year for that movie. At least, that's what I hope for.
     
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    So which is the one that was released?
     

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