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Press Release WHV Archive Press Release: Footlight Parade (1933) (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Andrew Budgell

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    I've never seen this film but will definitely be supporting this release!
     
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    I don't know about anybody else, but I've been spending the last few hours repairing the hole in the floor where my jaw fell through ;) Seriously, though, after 4 years, I did NOT see this one coming (also did not see getting two 30s films in one month). But I have no problem admitting I was wrong on that, and eagerly look forward to both this and The Thin Man, day 1 if I can help it!
     
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    I'm thinking the same as most everyone else - two 1930s titles in one month! I'll be happy to add both to my collection. Keep bringing them on, WB!
     
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    Robert Crawford

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    You should be happy then.;) Here's a sample size of my HD Digital Library of Warner catalog titles not released on Blu-ray:

    • Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
    • Destination Tokyo (1943)
    • Air Force (1943)
    • The Fountainhead (1948)
    • The Set-Up (1949)
    • The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
    • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
    • Boom Town (1940)
    • The Roaring Twenties (1939)
    • "G" Men (1935)
    • Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
    • All Through the Night (1942)
    • The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
    • Wuthering Heights (1939)
    • Top Hat (1935)
    • Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
    • Ryan's Daughter (1970)
    • Mogambo (1953)
    • Random Harvest (1942)
    • Jezebel (1938)
    • Kid Galahad (1937)
    • High Sierra (1941)
    • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    • Treasure Island (1934)
    • Stage Door (1937)
    • Little Women (1949)
    • Gentleman Jim (1942)
    • The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    • Each Dawn I Die (1939)
    • Some Came Running (1958)
    • Across the Pacific (1942)
    • The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
    • Angels in the Outfield (1951)
    • Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)
    • Sergeant York (1941)
    • A Guy Named Joe (1944)
    • The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
    • Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
    • The Good Earth (1937)
    • The Champ (1931)
    • The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
    • David Copperfield (1935)
    • City for Conquest (1940)
    • Humoresque (1946)
    • In Name Only (1939)
    • Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
    • High Society (1956)
    • Baby Face (1933)
    Again, this is a sample listing, not my complete listing of Warner catalog titles. I wouldn't be surprise to see some of these titles coming out on Blu-ray in the coming months into next year.
     
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    Quite a list! I certainly hope quite a few of them make it! Question, though: How does Sergeant York look? I know a few years back you and RAH were saying that Warners was working on it.
     
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    Robert,

    that one title bolded and blue is already out, only two titles from Garbo have had a physical HD release Grand Hotel and that one. But would love to see many of those coming from the Archive in the next year or so.
     
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    Oops! Yeah, I have that 06-09-15 Blu-ray Boxset along with Dodge City, Dark Victory, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Gone With the Wind. I substituted Kid Galahad (1937) with Edward G., Bette Davis, Bogart and Wayne Morris.
     
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    That's an impressive list, but I'm very curious to know which digital Warner titles are actually available in HD, as many appear to still be SD only. Is there anywhere to check?
     
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    All of the titles I listed have the HD designation attached to them and appear as 1080p on my setup. With that said, many of them appear to be derived from an older HD transfer. I think Warner is updating some them similar to what Paramount is doing.
     
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    Thanks for the speedy reply! I haven't gone the streaming route yet but it's inevitable one day, so I'm increasingly avoiding DVD-only releases where I see there's already a HD digital equivalent. I appreciate your actual purchases are tagged, but is there anywhere I can check titles ahead of purchase?
     
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    Now that's the perfect model list for a "Day-One" shopping cart purchase.:thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    Yes, on iTunes and Vudu you can see if it's SD, HD or 4K. I use my AppleTV and Roku units to access those sites. I'm also able to access them with my mobile device as well as my desktop.
     
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    Andrew, I envy you, to see Footlight Parade for the very first time!

    By a Waterfall is one of the most sublime spectacles of the 1930's, with its intricately woven choreography and one mesmerizing moment of fountains and pixies laden upon the next. For this number alone, the picture deserves honorable mention.

    Add to it a slew of other production numbers, plus the added appeal of Cagney and Blondell, along with Ruby and Dick, and...well...the results speak for themselves: pure escapism a la Warner Bros. in their prime, as only Berkeley and the studio system could pull off seamlessly during its heyday.

    Wahoo! And Thank You, Warner Archive. Can't wait. I'll be ordering you-hoo-hoo-hoo!
     
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    I've seen all of those movie titles more than once in my lifetime. About 75% of them are among my favorite movies in which I like to watch them quite often, ranging from once a year to every 3-5 years.
     
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    Yeah, you're in for a treat. Just a great cast!
     
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    Short Interview With Ruby Keeler about "Footlight Parade"

     
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    What's a matter Robert - Your memory slipping. You can't remember a few thousand titles.:P
    I hope all your digital titles get released on Blu.
     
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    I'm envious! This one is only available in SD here in Canada, but I have saved my HD broadcast from TCM. It looks beautiful. Hopefully we'll see it one day through the Warner Archive.
     
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    Yes, that truly lush Technicolor would look splendid in high def on Blu-ray.
     
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    This deserves to be one of Warner Archive's best-sellers. Infinitely fun movie. I'm not a die-hard musicals fan, but this has the right blend of comedy with one stunning musical number after another. Easy to see why Cagney had such a meteoric rise, but more impressive that he had the career freedom to not be stuck in just gangster or musical films.
     
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