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This and HORROR OF DRACULA require major restorations that they're unlikely to get. Hammer horror can look great--see THE GORGON (Indicator)--but without the elements it's not happening. Relative to the UK Blu and the pinkish transfer I've seen on TCM this is as good as we'll likely see, if underwhelming.
And...it’s uncut, or at least contains a closeup of a detached eyeball previously unseen in the US.
 
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7 Faces of Dr. Lao, that's always been a favorite of mine. Love to see that on Blu-ray, someday.
Much as I'ld love to see it as well, assuming the issues with the picture quality are able to be resolved, I suspect the PC police would not allow this, as Tony Randall who gave an amazing performance, is not Asian ....

We'll have to settle for the Warner Archive DVD ...
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Much as I'ld love to see it as well, assuming the issues with the picture quality are able to be resolved, I suspect the PC police would not allow this, as Tony Randall who gave an amazing performance, is not Asian ....
To be quite honest, I think this movie will have a much easier time getting released on Blu-Ray than The Devils.
 

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Coming to Blu-ray the first half of November...

NEW 2020 1080p HD masters
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS: THE COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES (1970-71)

Run Time: 344:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio Specs: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 4x3 FULL FRAME
Product Color: COLOR
Disc Configuration: 2 BD-50
Special Feature: The Irresistible Charm of Dan DeCarlo: The Man and his Art.
They’re back - and better than ever in High-Definition Blu-ray! All 16 episodes of the hit animated adaptation of the beloved comic-book series are here, as the all-girl rock band led by guitarist Josie, along with Pussycats Melody and Valerie, sing their catchy tunes through exotic adventures and fabulous hair. They are joined by Josie’s devoted boyfriend Alan, their manager Alexander, his trouble-making sister Alexandra, and her not-to-be-forgotten mischievous feline Sebastian (voiced by Hanna-Barbera’s legendary Don Messick).

NEW 2020 1080p HD master from 4K scan of best surviving elements
THE MORTAL STORM (1940)

Run Time: 100:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio Specs: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 4x3 FULL FRAME
Product Color: B&W
Disc Configuration: BD-50
Includes Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)
Masterful director Frank Borzage’s brilliance behind the camera empowers this story of Hitler’s rise to power as seen through the microcosm of one German family. What on the surface seems small and personal, is instead a towering bold revelation of the brutality of the Nazi regime. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan lead an impressive cast in a sweeping tale of the political and human chaos that rips a family apart, leading to savagery, sacrifice, and ultimately heroism.

NEW 2020 1080p HD master from 4K scan of best surviving elements
TENNESSEE JOHNSON (1942)

Run Time: 103:00
Subtitles: English
Audio Specs: MONO - English
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 4x3 FULL FRAME
Product Color: B&W
Disc Configuration: BD-50
This film provided M-G-M an opportunity to showcase the impressive talents of studio newcomer Van Heflin, who had just earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar® for the 1941 crime hit Johnny Eager. The studio found an ideal role for Heflin in Andrew Johnson, the Tennessee tailor-turned-senator who broke with the South, rose to the vice presidency under Abraham Lincoln and soon became – after Lincoln’s assassination – the first U.S. president to face impeachment. With inspired direction by William Dieterle, Heflin convinces as Johnson “by the sheer sincerity and strength of his performance” (The New York Times). Studio stalwart Lionel Barrymore portrays Johnson’s nemesis, Thaddeus Stevens, and Ruth Hussey plays Johnson's devoted wife.

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Image may contain: 3 people, text that says 'Blu-rayDisc ARCHIVE COLLECTION TENNESSEE JOHNSON VAN with HEFLIN LIONEL BARRYMORE RUTHHUSSE MARJORIE MAIN REGIS TOOMEY'
 

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Warner Archive just made an announcement that Tennessee Johnson will be coming out the first half of November along with The Mortal Storm and the Complete Josie and the Pussycats (no Life With Father or Curse of Frankenstein as yet). Here are the press releases:



NEW 2020 1080p HD masters
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS: THE COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES (1970-71)
Run Time: 344:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio Specs: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 4x3 FULL FRAME
Product Color: COLOR
Disc Configuration: 2 BD-50
Special Feature: The Irresistible Charm of Dan DeCarlo: The Man and his Art.
They’re back - and better than ever in High-Definition Blu-ray! All 16 episodes of the hit animated adaptation of the beloved comic-book series are here, as the all-girl rock band led by guitarist Josie, along with Pussycats Melody and Valerie, sing their catchy tunes through exotic adventures and fabulous hair. They are joined by Josie’s devoted boyfriend Alan, their manager Alexander, his trouble-making sister Alexandra, and her not-to-be-forgotten mischievous feline Sebastian (voiced by Hanna-Barbera’s legendary Don Messick).


NEW 2020 1080p HD master from 4K scan of best surviving elements
THE MORTAL STORM (1940)
Run Time: 100:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio Specs: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 4x3 FULL FRAME
Product Color: B&W
Disc Configuration: BD-50
Includes Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)
Masterful director Frank Borzage’s brilliance behind the camera empowers this story of Hitler’s rise to power as seen through the microcosm of one German family. What on the surface seems small and personal, is instead a towering bold revelation of the brutality of the Nazi regime. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan lead an impressive cast in a sweeping tale of the political and human chaos that rips a family apart, leading to savagery, sacrifice, and ultimately heroism.



NEW 2020 1080p HD master from 4K scan of best surviving elements
TENNESSEE JOHNSON (1942)
Run Time: 103:00
Subtitles: English
Audio Specs: MONO - English
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 4x3 FULL FRAME
Product Color: B&W
Disc Configuration: BD-50
This film provided M-G-M an opportunity to showcase the impressive talents of studio newcomer Van Heflin, who had just earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar® for the 1941 crime hit Johnny Eager. The studio found an ideal role for Heflin in Andrew Johnson, the Tennessee tailor-turned-senator who broke with the South, rose to the vice presidency under Abraham Lincoln and soon became – after Lincoln’s assassination – the first U.S. president to face impeachment. With inspired direction by William Dieterle, Heflin convinces as Johnson “by the sheer sincerity and strength of his performance” (The New York Times). Studio stalwart Lionel Barrymore portrays Johnson’s nemesis, Thaddeus Stevens, and Ruth Hussey plays Johnson's devoted wife.
Edit: Robert beat me to it.
 
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Robert Crawford

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Warner Archive just made an announcement that Tennessee Johnson will be coming out the first half of November along with The Mortal Storm and the Complete Josie and the Pussycats (no Life With Father or Curse of Frankenstein as yet). Here are the press releases:
You're a little late.:D
 

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With a remastered version of Libeled Lady hitting HBO Max, perhaps there's going to be a wave of William Powell features with the WAC. Libeled Lady, Life with Father, and Mister Roberts would make for a strong month of announcements.
That would kind of be a dream-come-true. Those are all highly desired titles for me in decent editions.
 

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My Top 3 are....Captain Blood ....The Roaring Twenties ....and High Sierra. Maybe some Year, my wait will be over :huh:
Try a bit of reverse psychology, Rick. Say nothing and ask no more of these titles. In the mean time, you should ask for something like Ryan’s Daughter or Raintree County. Do this for about 18 months and your Top 3 titles are bound to pop up by the Spring of 2022.:D
 
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