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While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

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

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  1. Matt Hough

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    I bought the digital HD version of Up the Down Staircase (I just had to; it's one of my all-time favorites), and while it looks OK, the dirt from the DVD transfer is still there, so it's clear Warners hasn't touched it otherwise.
     
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    Well, I will definitely, but definitely, buy Underwater.
     
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    Well, it's certainly an interesting group of releases. I'm curious at least about Underwater and Penelope. Penelope is likely to be 4 for $44 for me, and the only reason Underwater isn't the same is because, like others have mentioned, I would like to see them release The French Line (which has three strikes against it happening), and I would buy Underwater full price to help support releasing more Jane Russell to get it.
    While I agree it's a slow month, I admit, I'm more surprised by how everyone is reacting to it. I thought January has traditionally been a slower month, not getting any of the big releases. I mean, to watch a lot of people on here, most were unhappy with WAC releases for 2019 until about the time we hit summer, and 2018 was also slow in starting out. I just say we need to be patient, as the good stuff should be hitting within a few months.
     
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    I don't think anybody's ever touched that one. It already looked dirty on television in the early 80s.
     
  5. Keith Cobby

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    Time for some b&w RKO film noir.
     
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    INSIDE DAISY CLOVER would look spectacular on blu ray!
     
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    It certainly would! I would love to have it on Blu-ray.
     
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    Still wish they'd release that 4K scan of Land of the Pharaohs I've been hearing about in a blu-ray. Seems they've got their needle stuck on a few genres and don't venture out too far from those. Still, I'm sold on Underwater which sounds like a hoot.
     
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    I'm not interested in any of this lot, but I'm happy to read Ed's report of a 4K scan of Land Of The Pharaohs. Bring it on Warner...just do it!
     
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    Well Ed you got to tell us more about this one!

    Never heard that Warner already had done the 4k scan but then the scan itself is not where most of the money would be spent in bringing this to Blu-ray so they might decide to sit on it for a while for that reason alone.
     
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    Thanks to WAC over the years my wishlist for them has been slowly shrinking. Their release slate is always interesting and the quality is top notch. I look forward to seeing what they bring out in 2020. Here's what I have left on my wishlist:

    Fury (1936)
    Westward the Women (1951)
    Splendor in the Grass (1961)
    American Splendor (2003)
    Snow Angels (2007)
     
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    Land of the Pharaohs and Helen of Troy ! I have been waiting for Forever ! ?? : (
     
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    WESTWARD was released on DVD a few years ago, but you’re probably talking about Blu, right?
     
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    For 2020 I'm hoping for anything/everything the have of Elia Kazan, Nicholas Ray, Robert Altman and Marilyn Monroe, plus Baby Face (1933) and Deconstructing Harry (do they have any more Woody?). Jean Harlow films would also be nice.
     
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    More Anthony Mann is always good. And it is nice they have included the Edith Head featurette along with Penelope. I've seen that on TCM and found it interesting.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Love me some great William Wellman.
     
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    Well, I see somebody got here before me to post that. Being that it is an "unboxing" video instead of specs for the release, it is probably just a tease for their announcements, with everything they're releasing in February probably getting announced on Monday (or Tuesday at the latest).
     
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    I'm trying to recover the thread, no luck yet. That poster wrote that he saw the HD Pharoahs on a U.K. site, said it looked fabulous. I've tried to find it in HD on Amazon and iTunes, no luck yet. Speaking of Kazan, I'd kill for a blu-ray of America America! Wish WB would go for more real classics by beloved directors too.
     

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