Does anyone know what happened to the Blu-rays of Notorious (1946) and Spellbound? These two were released along with Rebecca by MGM back in 2012. The Rebecca disc continues to be available and there is another Criterion Rebecca disc that was released in 2017. However, the Notorious (1946) and Spellbound are both of out print for some reason. My understanding is that ABC owns the rights to all three films… so what’s up? You could say Criterion is preparing discs for both, maybe but why is the Rebecca MGM blu ray still in print!?
Although I did augment the group with the Criterion Rebecca. I'd be happy to augment the other two with Criterion editions as well.
Not necessarily. Mr. Lime mentioned that a small batch are not with Kino, and since Criterion has re-released two of their four OOP ABC titles, the odds are good that they regained the rights to these two.Wouldn't Kino have these films via their Disney deal which seems to include all the Selznick films in the ABC library.
Hmm. May be a good time to sell my mgm copies then. I’ll want the new versions..Straw Dogs and Rebecca, both came out last year in new 4K transfers. Unless there is a big problem with the elements, I suspect that both Notorious and Spellbound are coming later this year .
I feel like I’m on a fence with purchases of blu rays even though I haven’t switched to 4K.