Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    This makes my day. I long wanted the DigiBook but it went OOP now I can finally get it again.

  2. Bernard McNair

    I am seeing a price point of $119.79 for the movie; does this get the purchaser a free trolley as well?

    That is for the existing release. The pre-order price for the re-release is $19.99.

  3. I know it's the movie and not the package it comes in but I loathe these digi pak cases. I actually ordered The Man Who Would Be King blu ray from Germany rather than buy Warners domestic release which comes in a digi pak.

  4. Thomas T

    I know it's the movie and not the package it comes in but I loathe these digi pak cases. I actually ordered The Man Who Would Be King blu ray from Germany rather than buy Warners domestic release which comes in a digi pak.

    Why?

  5. Amazon has the new release intertwined with the old release so that the HTF link doesn’t go to the right one. It’s a known issue with Amazon. Eventually it will correct itself as the new version takes precedence.

  6. Rick Thompson

    But still with the digibook that doesn't protect the disk and tells you nothing about the film that isn't common knowledge.

    We don't currently know that the new release will be a digibook.

  7. Bernard McNair

    I am seeing a price point of $119.79 for the movie; does this get the purchaser a free trolley as well?

    Maybe not with the trolley, but definitely a ride. I always wonder who is silly enough to pay these OOP prices and, even worse, enables those Market Sellers. Looking forward to this release, as I missed out on the first ride.

  8. I wish my entire collection and every distributor gave the option for a digi-book;
    they handle nicely and there's zero slippage over the traditional BD keep-cases when moving a stack around.
    This, though, does not change my outlook on Thomas T; still a great guy.
    BTW, I do like Broccoli; his Bond films were terrific.

  9. NOTE::::: I didn't notice before I posted but apparently this was already posted under another thread for pre-order but with the wrong artwork. Mods, feel free to delete or consolidate my posting but it would be nice if the other post had the correct picture of the WAC release instead of the digibook art.

  10. I think the digibook actually went out of print – I don't think it was gone in the Disney vaulting sense of the word, but more a case where stock ran out and it hasn't been repressed since. I see the digibook only available from third parties sellers on Amazon at inflated prices, for instance, rather than being available directly from Amazon.

  11. The digibook edition also included a CD with 4 songs from the movie. The book itself was kind of useless. The "Gold" standard of digibooks for me, or at least of the ones I know of, are the ones that come with the Capra films. They have a lot of interesting info.

  12. Josh Steinberg

    I think the digibook actually went out of print – I don't think it was gone in the Disney vaulting sense of the word, but more a case where stock ran out and it hasn't been repressed since. I see the digibook only available from third parties sellers on Amazon at inflated prices, for instance, rather than being available directly from Amazon.

    if you were responding to me, I was talking about this regular bluray that is still in print:
    https://www.amazon.com/Meet-Me-in-St-Louis-Blu-ray/dp/B008PEHX8A

  13. In case anyone was worried that the WAC Blu-ray might not contain all of the supplements from the previous 2-disc DVD and the Blu-ray Digibook, fear not! Even though they're not listed on the keep-case cover art, this new edition contains the same supplements from the previous editions including: "The Making of an American Classic" featurette; audio commentary; "Hollywood Dream Factory", 1972 documentary narrated by Dick Cavett; a Garland trailer gallery hosted by TCM's Robert Osborne, pilot for TV show based on the movie; Lux Radio Theater presentation, and audio outtakes. It's all here. Thanks, WAC!

  14. Odd that WAC would move into the realm of 'reissuing' one of their 'legit' Blu's as an Archive title – perhaps more proof positive they are running out of viable 3-strip Technicolor contenders that have been fully restored to add to their roster or releases. Honestly, we need more 3-strip undergoing their meticulous restoration process, starting with The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, National Velvet, Lassie Come Home, Little Women and Bathing Beauty – just to name a few worthy of a WAC release. Others? That Midnight Kiss, Holiday in Mexico, The Toast of New Orleans, Million Dollar Mermaid, Nancy Goes to Rio, Good News, The Harvey Girls, Annie Get Your Gun, The Pirate. Just saying.

  15. When TCM shows Till the Clouds Roll By and Words and Music, they certainly look like finished HD transfers to me. All they lack is a Blu-ray release. Maybe Warners doesn't think these star-laden pseudo-biographies would sell, but they certainly look wonderful even on the 1080i of TCM-HD.

  16. Matt Hough

    When TCM shows Till the Clouds Roll By and Words and Music, they certainly look like finished HD transfers to me. All they lack is a Blu-ray release. Maybe Warners doesn't think these star-laden pseudo-biographies would sell, but they certainly look wonderful even on the 1080i of TCM-HD.

    DEEP IN MY HEART, another "star-laden pseudo-biography", certainly looked and sounded great on the Warner Archive Blu-Ray. Maybe it didn't sell well.

  17. Again, WAC seems to cherry-pick from the 'lesser' stuff first, rather than getting around to the high profile stuff in tandem. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a step in the right direction. But Deep in my Heart was poorly received as a film when it was theatrically released and, as a bio pic was regarded as the lesser to 'Clouds' and 'Words'. Yet, it came first in their release roster. Let's hope WAC is slowly working its way up to more Judy Garland films, now that Rene Zellweger is slated to play Garland in a BBC bio pic, simply entitled 'Judy'. Zellweger is going to do a mid-1960's Garland. Early stills look impressive, but I cringe when I think of anyone playing Judy Garland – a one-off talent for the ages for which no contemporary performer has ever even come close to duplicating. No one really ought to be trying for it either.

    So, WAC, how about more legitimate Judy to fill our private collections? She certainly continues to fire our daydreams. The Harvey Girls, For Me and My Gal, Summer Stock, The Pirate, pretty please…and all of the Mickey/Judy musicals too, plus some Andy Hardy would be nice – and 'Clouds' and 'Words' in which Garland equally appears in cameos, performing four superb numbers, her 'reunion with Mickey – ' I Wish I Were In Love Again', the elephantine 'Sunny/Who?', tender and introspective, 'Look for the Silver Lining' and finally, powerhouse to perfection – 'Johnny One Note'. Much too much good stuff MIA in hi-def, n'est pas?

  18. Matt Hough

    When TCM shows Till the Clouds Roll By and Words and Music, they certainly look like finished HD transfers to me. All they lack is a Blu-ray release. Maybe Warners doesn't think these star-laden pseudo-biographies would sell, but they certainly look wonderful even on the 1080i of TCM-HD.

    Blu-ray releases for both would be fantastic!

    On the other hand, I still recall having to make do with an awful looking Public Domain DVD of the former for many years, until Warner finally got around to releasing a quality DVD around 2008. Sometimes, we just have to be happy with what we have, unless and until something better comes along.

    CHEERS! 🙂

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