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Godzilla 2014 is also coming this year, no confirmed street date yet and there were a few others - here is the list that is circulating the internet waves :)
Godzilla (2014)
A Clockwork Orange
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
Space Jam
Gravity
The Shawshank Redemption
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Batman V Superman
 

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Excited about Shawshank. Wonder if they consulted with Roger Deakins, the DOP. He lamented on his podcast (Team Deakins, a must for those interested in the art of cinematography) that he was unable to find a transfer of the film he thought did his intentions justice and that he'd love to have a go at supervising if invited. (He noted that no one has asked him, though.)
 

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Excited about Shawshank. Wonder if they consulted with Roger Deakins, the DOP. He lamented on his podcast (Team Deakins, a must for those interested in the art of cinematography) that he was unable to find a transfer of the film he thought did his intentions justice and that he'd love to have a go at supervising if invited. (He noted that no one has asked him, though.)
Roger Deakins has extended an offer to supervise? Well, it doesn’t get any better than that. Warner’s, please, make it happen.:thumbs-up-smiley:
 
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Nothing there for me. :rolleyes: I would rather see in 4K UHD.......Ben-Hur, North By Northwest, King of Kings, The Searchers, Rio Bravo, The Wild Bunch, Singin in the Rain, Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Mutiny on the Bounty '62, and Gone With The Wind. These are Great movies that Deserve a 4K UHD release. :D
 

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Nothing there for me. :rolleyes: I would rather see in 4K UHD.......Ben-Hur, North By Northwest, King of Kings, The Searchers, Rio Bravo, The Wild Bunch, Singin in the Rain, Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Mutiny on the Bounty '62, and Gone With The Wind. These are Great movies that Deserve a 4K UHD release. :D
I’m in for Shawshank, if supervised by Deakins. In regards to your excellent list, I would elect to add Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid in lieu of GWTW; for the latter was cited in an HTF thread as being potentially too problematic, and would not be beneficial to either the film or the 4K/UHD format.
 
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Nothing there for me. :rolleyes: I would rather see in 4K UHD.......Ben-Hur, North By Northwest, King of Kings, The Searchers, Rio Bravo, The Wild Bunch, Singin in the Rain, Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Mutiny on the Bounty '62, and Gone With The Wind. These are Great movies that Deserve a 4K UHD release. :D
You don’t think Shawshank is a great movie?
 

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I have a little celebration in my head EVERY time a catalog title is released on 4K disc.

Me too! Just when I thought 4k media was dying they pull me back in.

Really, I "get" the fact that there are those of you that want the classics in UHD.

However, from a sales standpoint, Warner is releasing exactly what I would expect them to release at this point. These are the heavy-hitter catalog titles that appeal to today's customers. Generally, the classic titles get sprinkled in a little at a time. I am sure GWTW and BEN HUR will be out sooner than later.
 

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Roger Deakins has extended an offer to supervise? Well, it doesn’t get any better than that. Warner’s, please, make it happen.:thumbs-up-smiley:
Here's what Deakins has to say on his website (itself a follow up to a podcast on Shawshank): "I have yet to discover a decent version. They are either blue or brown, the trees are a vivid green or the night work has no color. Sometimes all these at the same time!" Fingers crosses WB steps up!
 

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Nothing there for me. :rolleyes: I would rather see in 4K UHD.......Ben-Hur, North By Northwest, King of Kings, The Searchers, Rio Bravo, The Wild Bunch, Singin in the Rain, Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Mutiny on the Bounty '62, and Gone With The Wind. These are Great movies that Deserve a 4K UHD release. :D
Taking from the wish-list of RICK BOND, I wonder; if presented with the choice of having only just one singular catalog title; which film would we most want to see in the 4K/UHD format?

My vote would be for The Searchers.
 
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Taking from the wish-list of RICK BOND, I wonder; if presented with the choice of having only one singular catalog title; which film would we most want to see in the 4K/UHD format?

My vote would be for The Searchers.
Mine would be Singin' in the Rain.

Rick listed a lot of good movies, but whether one likes it or not, what Warner has supposedly got in mind is what they have in mind (and presumably, they are films that are ready to go while they do more work on the ones Rick wants). And the ones Rick is dismissing (and, yes, I know he's just giving his opinion on them) are -- at least some of them are -- solid, top-of-the-line movies worth putting out on UHD.

When the rumored list TheSteig posted was brought up at The Other Site, I posted the following there:

I can't say I'll count on any of them appearing until an official announcement, but I can't deny that (with one exception) all of those are what I would expect Warner to announce.

A Clockwork Orange is expected, as they would be likely to be prepping 4k releases for all of the Kubrick films in their catalog (whether for UHD, or just for HBO Max).

Snyder's Justice League, Gravity, and The Shawshank Redemption seem like no-brainers. I'm actually surprised Gravity hasn't been released on UHD before now.

Godzilla and Space Jam have imminent sequels due out to tie into.

The one exception is Willy Wonka. A remake is supposedly in the works, but as far as I know, they haven't even gotten a final script for it, so a tie-in UHD of the original wouldn't be viable for a good long while.


(One might argue that WW is a good enough movie on its own. I'm not a fan.)
 
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You don’t think Shawshank is a great movie?
I Never saw it. Not my kind of actors. Mostly interested in Classic movies 1930's to 1970's. I Love my Classic Hollywood Actors and British Actors. Spectre is the newest movie in my collection. No Time To Die will be the newest this year when it gets a 4K UHD release. Big Bond Fan for years.
 

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I Never saw it. Not my kind of actors. Mostly interested in Classic movies 1930's to 1970's. I Love my Classic Hollywood Actors and British Actors. Spectre is the newest movie in my collection. No Time To Die will be the newest this year when it gets a 4K UHD release. Big Bond Fan for years.
Well then you’re going to remain disappointed in 4K releases for the most part as this home video format is really meant for newer movies.
 
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I Never saw it. Not my kind of actors.
Well I’ll be darned. I’ve been walking around for years being of the belief that Morgan Freeman was everyone and everybody’s kind of actor.

No slights whatsoever towards your own tastes, Rick; as I share in many of them; but that’s a surprising first-one for my books.
 
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I Never saw it. Not my kind of actors. Mostly interested in Classic movies 1930's to 1970's. I Love my Classic Hollywood Actors and British Actors. Spectre is the newest movie in my collection. No Time To Die will be the newest this year when it gets a 4K UHD release. Big Bond Fan for years.
I'm the same, actually. I have a tropism for Golden Age of Hollywood, and tend to be far less interested in post-1970 films. But that's "tend to be"; it's not a hard and fast rule, and there's a metric butt-load of films from the last 30-40 years that are as good as most films from the GA.