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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Dimwitted » Sun May 30, 2010 10:48 am

Thanks Steve!
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Steve T Power » Sun May 30, 2010 11:13 am

Dimwitted wrote:Thanks Steve!



No sweat. I've been meaning to pick up the "awards edition" or whatever they call it, a copy of A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and No Country for Old Men - that's a DAMN sweet package.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby HGervais » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:11 pm

Outlaw Josey Wales.....where is it? High Plains Drifter?
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:36 am

Oh man, the idea of seeing Josey Wales in HD is just... damn...

I must have it!
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby HGervais » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:42 pm

Watching Monster's Inc. I was left really wishing I had Finding Nemo & The Incredibles on hi-def. Pixar sure does some purdy looking blu-rays but thinking about it, Disney is one of the best companies in general on that end.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby J.M. Vargas » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:28 am

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Warner Home Video has announced two classic movies starring Humphrey Bogart and directed by John Huston for release on Blu-ray on October 5: the 1941 detective story The Maltese Falcon, based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett, and the 1947 anti-heroic adventure The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

Special features include:

The Maltese Falcon
Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
Featurette: The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird
Breakdowns of 1941: Studio Blooper Reel
Makeup tests
Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey Bogart
Warner Night at the Movies 1941 – Short Subjects Gallery:
Newsreel
Musical Short: The Gay Parisian
Two Classic Cartoons:
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt
Meet John Doughboy
Trailers
The Maltese Falcon
Sergeant York
Satan Met a Lady (1936 previous Falcon movie adaptation)
Audio-Only Bonus: Three radio show adaptations – two featuring the movie's original stars, plus another starring Edward G. Robinson

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax
Featurette: Discovering Treasure: The Story of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Feature-length documentary profile: John Huston
Outtakes
Classic Cartoon: 8 Ball Bunny
Warner Night at the Movies 1948 – Short Subjects Gallery:
Newsreel
Joe McDoakes Comedy Short: So You Want to Be a Detective
Classic Cartoon: Hot Cross Bunny
Trailers:
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Key Largo
Audio-Only Bonus: Radio show adaptation featuring the movie's original stars

Source: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4803
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby J.M. Vargas » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:32 am

BACK TO THE FUTURE: 25th ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER 26th: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4800
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby J.M. Vargas » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:40 am

ALIEN ANTHOLOGY BLU-RAY CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER 26th: http://bluray.ign.com/articles/110/1106154p1.html

According to Fox, the four Alien films have been "reinvigorated for an intense Blu-ray high-definition viewing experience." It will take advantage of Blu-ray technology by incorporating the MU-TH-UR Mode, an interactive feature that lets you access the special features on all six discs and provides an index of all available content. And what does that content include? About 60 hours of special features and over 12,000 images, including material from the legendary early '90s LaserDisc release, the "Legacy" release and, of course, the Quadrilogy.

There will also be new, previously unreleased content, such as original screen tests of Sigourney Weaver prior to filming the original Alien, unseen deleted scenes, the previously unseen original cut of "Wreckage and Rage: The Making of Alien3" and more.


Disc One: Alien

* 1979 Theatrical Version
* 2003 Director's Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction
* Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Writer Dan O'Bannon, Executive Producer Ronald Shusett, Editor Terry Rawlings, Actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
* Audio Commentary (for Theatrical Cut only) by Ridley Scott
* Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
* Composer's Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
* Deleted and Extended Scenes
* MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Disc Two: Aliens

* 1986 Theatrical Version
* 1991 Special Edition with James Cameron Introduction
* Audio Commentary by Director James Cameron, Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Alien Effects Creator Stan Winston, Visual Effects Supervisors Robert Skotak and Dennis Skotak, Miniature Effects Supervisor Pat McClung, Actors Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Christopher Henn
* Final Theatrical Isolated Score by James Horner
* Composer's Original Isolated Score by James Horner
* Deleted and Extended Scenes
* MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Disc Three: Alien3

* 1992 Theatrical Version
* 2003 Special Edition (Restored Workprint Version)
* Audio Commentary by Cinematographer Alex Thomson, B.S.C., Editor Terry Rawlings, Alien Effects Designers Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., Visual Effects Producer Richard Edlund, A.S.C., Actors Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen
* Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Elliot Goldenthal
* Deleted and Extended Scenes
* MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Disc Four: Alien Resurrection

* 1997 Theatrical Version
* 2003 Special Edition with Jean-Pierre Jeunet Introduction
* Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Editor Herve Schneid, A.C.E., Alien Effects Creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., Visual Effects Supervisor Pitof, Conceptual Artist Sylvain Despretz, Actors Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser
* Final Theatrical Isolated Score by John Frizzell
* Deleted and Extended Scenes
* MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Disc Five: Making The Anthology

In addition to over 12 hours of candid, in-depth documentaries, you now have the ability to go even deeper into Alien Anthology history with nearly five hours of additional video Enhancement Pods created exclusively for this collection, presenting behind-the-scenes footage, raw dailies and interview outtakes from all four films. At topical points in the documentaries, you may access these pods to enhance your experience, or watch them on their own from the separate Enhancement Pod index.

The Beast Within: Making Alien
o Star Beast: Developing the Story
o The Visualists: Direction and Design
o Truckers in Space: Casting
o Fear of the Unknown: Shepperton Studios, 1978
o The Darkest Reaches: Nostromo and Alien Planet
o The Eighth Passenger: Creature Design
o Future Tense: Editing and Music
o Outward Bound: Visual Effects
o A Nightmare Fulfilled: Reaction to the Film
o Enhancement Pods

Superior Firepower: Making Aliens
o 57 Years Later: Continuing the Story
o Building Better Worlds: From Concept to Construction
o Preparing for Battle: Casting and Characterization
o This Time It's War: Pinewood Studios, 1985
o The Risk Always Lives: Weapons and Action
o Bug Hunt: Creature Design
o Beauty and the Bitch: Power Loader vs. Queen Alien
o Two Orphans: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn
o The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound
o The Power of Real Tech: Visual Effects
o Aliens Unleashed: Reaction to the Film
o Enhancement Pods

Wreckage and Rage: Making Alien3
o Development Hell: Concluding the Story
o Tales of the Wooden Planet: Vincent Ward's Vision
o Stasis Interrupted: David Fincher's Vision
o Xeno-Erotic: H.R. Giger's Redesign
o The Color of Blood: Pinewood Studios, 1991
o Adaptive Organism: Creature Design
o The Downward Spiral: Creative Differences
o Where the Sun Burns Cold: Fox Studios, L.A. 1992
o Optical Fury: Visual Effects
o Requiem for a Scream: Music, Editing and Sound
o Post-Mortem: Reaction to the Film
o Enhancement Pods

One Step Beyond: Making Alien Resurrection
o From the Ashes: Reviving the Story
o French Twist: Direction and Design
o Under the Skin: Casting and Characterization
o Death from Below: Fox Studios, Los Angeles, 1996
o In the Zone: The Basketball Scene
o Unnatural Mutation: Creature Design
o Genetic Composition: Music
o Virtual Aliens: Computer Generated Imagery
o A Matter of Scale: Miniature Photography
o Critical Juncture: Reaction to the Film
o Enhancement Pods
o MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience to Access and Control Enhancement Pods

Disc Six: The Anthology Archives
Alien

* Pre-Production
o First Draft Screenplay by Dan O'Bannon
o Ridleygrams: Original Thumbnails and Notes
o Storyboard Archive
o The Art of Alien: Conceptual Art Portfolio
o Sigourney Weaver Screen Tests with Select Director Commentary
o Cast Portrait Gallery
* Production
o The Chestbuster: Multi-Angle Sequence with Commentary
o Video Graphics Gallery
o Production Image Galleries
o Continuity Polaroids
o The Sets of Alien
o H.R. Giger's Workshop Gallery
* Post-Production and Aftermath
o Additional Deleted Scenes
o Image & Poster Galleries
* Experience in Terror
* Special Collector's Edition LaserDisc Archive
* The Alien Legacy
* American Cinematheque: Ridley Scott Q&A
* Trailers & TV Spots

Aliens

* Pre-Production
o Original Treatment by James Cameron
o Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Videomatics with Commentary
o Storyboard Archive
o The Art of Aliens: Image Galleries
o Cast Portrait Gallery
* Production
o Production Image Galleries
o Continuity Polaroids
o Weapons and Vehicles
o Stan Winston's Workshop
o Colonial Marine Helmet Cameras
o Video Graphics Gallery
o Weyland-Yutani Inquest: Nostromo Dossiers
* Post-Production and Aftermath
o Deleted Scene: Burke Cocooned
o Deleted Scene Montage
o Image Galleries
o Special Collector's Edition LaserDisc Archive
o Main Title Exploration
o Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright
o Trailers & TV Spots

Alien3

* Pre-Production
o Storyboard Archive
o The Art of Arceon
o The Art of Fiorina
* Production
o Furnace Construction: Time-Lapse Sequence
o EEV Bioscan: Multi-Angle Vignette with Commentary
o Production Image Galleries
o A.D.I.'s Workshop
* Post-Production and Aftermath
o Visual Effects Gallery
o Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
* Alien3 Advance Featurette
* The Making of Alien3 Promotional Featurette
* Trailers & TV Spots

Alien Resurrection

* Pre-Production
o First Draft Screenplay by Joss Whedon
o Test Footage: A.D.I. Creature Shop with Commentary
o Test Footage: Costumes, Hair and Makeup
o Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Rehearsals
o Storyboard Archive
o The Marc Caro Portfolio: Character Designs
o The Art of Resurrection: Image Galleries
* Production
o Production Image Galleries
o A.D.I.'s Workshop
* Post-Production and Aftermath
o Visual Effects Gallery
o Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
* HBO First Look: The Making of Alien Resurrection
* Alien Resurrection Promotional Featurette
* Trailers & TV Spots

Anthology

* Two Versions of Alien Evolution
* The Alien Saga
* Patches and Logos Gallery
* Aliens 3D Attraction Scripts and Gallery
* Aliens in the Basement: The Bob Burns Collection
* Parodies
* Dark Horse Cover Gallery
* Patches and Logos Gallery
* MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby HGervais » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:14 am

After the Predator debacle I am officially in wait & see mode on the Alien films.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby J.M. Vargas » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:42 pm

Amazon link to "Grindhouse: Special Edition" Blu-ray dates the release as OCTOBER 5th: http://www.amazon.com/Grindhouse-Special-Blu-ray-Danny-Trejo/dp/B003VMFWYI/.

Man, between the "Alien" Box, "Back To the Future" trilogy, this and the Criterion haul ("Paths of Glory," "Seven Samurai," "House," etc.) October will separate the Blu-ray boys from their manly wallets! :D
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:14 pm

October is going to SUCK! Between Blu-Rays and Games... ugh.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Andrew Forbes » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:57 am

I knew about BttF and Alien(s), but Maltese Falcon and Treasure of the Sierra Madre?! Goodbye paycheque.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Andrew Forbes » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:30 am

I'm hoping for a Mad Max release. Do recent events make that more or less likely? Probably less.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Dan Mancini » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:12 am

Andrew Forbes wrote:I'm hoping for a Mad Max release.

Seconded. Heck, as long as they're at it, I'll take Thunderdome, too.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Gabriel Girard » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:00 am

The Crow !!! especially if Proyas is allowed to do commentary.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Gabriel Girard » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:16 am

Double post because I remembered that a few of Scorsese's underrated films either need better treatment or would be awesome in Blu. The Age Of Innocene, After Hours, The King Of Comedy, The Last Tempation Of Christ, Kundun, Bringing Out The Dead, Casino ... yeah where are they? - this is only one of the most important american filmmakers of the last 40 or so years. Heck even Taxi Driver isn't out yet...
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Steve T Power » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:17 am

Gabriel Girard wrote:The Crow !!! especially if Proyas is allowed to do commentary.


There was a Proyas commentary recorded for the two-disc edition on DVD, and it was dumped by Jeff Most. I'd like to see that come back.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Gabriel Girard » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:48 am

Steve T Power wrote:
Gabriel Girard wrote:The Crow !!! especially if Proyas is allowed to do commentary.


There was a Proyas commentary recorded for the two-disc edition on DVD, and it was dumped by Jeff Most. I'd like to see that come back.


That's what I meant by being allowed to do commentary ;-) If you do something and it gets censored or destroyed, then you never really were allowed to do it...
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Steve T Power » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:04 am

Gabriel Girard wrote:
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Gabriel Girard wrote:The Crow !!! especially if Proyas is allowed to do commentary.


There was a Proyas commentary recorded for the two-disc edition on DVD, and it was dumped by Jeff Most. I'd like to see that come back.


That's what I meant by being allowed to do commentary ;-) If you do something and it gets censored or destroyed, then you never really were allowed to do it...


This is true.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby J.M. Vargas » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:42 am

Gabriel Girard wrote:Double post because I remembered that a few of Scorsese's underrated films either need better treatment or would be awesome in Blu...Casino ... yeah where are they?

Don't forget to use the amazon link so the Verdict gets some cyber-cash: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/casinobluray.php. ;-)
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Gabriel Girard » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:50 am

J.M. Vargas wrote:
Gabriel Girard wrote:Double post because I remembered that a few of Scorsese's underrated films either need better treatment or would be awesome in Blu...Casino ... yeah where are they?

Don't forget to use the amazon link so the Verdict gets some cyber-cash: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/casinobluray.php. ;-)


Nice! I can't believe I missed this.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby AddisonDewitt » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:23 am

Isn't this what was on the original dvd release anyway? Considering the huge collection I have, I am looking at replacing the movies that are color first that are worth upgrading to rather than dipping into these B&W ones. Is there any validity in doing that?

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Warner Home Video has announced two classic movies starring Humphrey Bogart and directed by John Huston for release on Blu-ray on October 5: the 1941 detective story The Maltese Falcon, based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett, and the 1947 anti-heroic adventure The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

Special features include:

The Maltese Falcon
Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
Featurette: The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird
Breakdowns of 1941: Studio Blooper Reel
Makeup tests
Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey Bogart
Warner Night at the Movies 1941 – Short Subjects Gallery:
Newsreel
Musical Short: The Gay Parisian
Two Classic Cartoons:
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt
Meet John Doughboy
Trailers
The Maltese Falcon
Sergeant York
Satan Met a Lady (1936 previous Falcon movie adaptation)
Audio-Only Bonus: Three radio show adaptations – two featuring the movie's original stars, plus another starring Edward G. Robinson

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax
Featurette: Discovering Treasure: The Story of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Feature-length documentary profile: John Huston
Outtakes
Classic Cartoon: 8 Ball Bunny
Warner Night at the Movies 1948 – Short Subjects Gallery:
Newsreel
Joe McDoakes Comedy Short: So You Want to Be a Detective
Classic Cartoon: Hot Cross Bunny
Trailers:
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Key Largo
Audio-Only Bonus: Radio show adaptation featuring the movie's original stars

Source: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4803
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby J.M. Vargas » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:50 am

AddisonDewitt wrote:Isn't this what was on the original dvd release anyway? Considering the huge collection I have, I am looking at replacing the movies that are color first that are worth upgrading to rather than dipping into these B&W ones. Is there any validity in doing that?

It is entirely up to you and whether you're a big-enough fan of a movie (i.e. you come back again and again often enough) to justify to yourself the cost of an upgrade. If you don't own a movie and there's an equally-priced DVD and Blu-ray version available (Criterion's new "Stagecoach" comes to mind) you'd be a fool not to go with the Blu IF the transfer is good. Personally I couldn't live with my (pretty good) Criterion two-disc DVD of "The Third Man" so I upgraded to Blu on that one, while "M" (which I admire and like but haven't seen more than three times) is perfectly fine to me in DVD even though the Blu version is better. Don't assume that because it's B&W the jump to high-def isn't as dramatic as with color. While some B&W movies don't look too much different from DVD to Blu ("The 400 Blows" comes to mind) the high-def transfers of old B&W movies like "The Seventh Seal," "Casablanca" and "The Wages of Fear" (to name just three of the really good one's) are every bit as startling and eye-popping as a color movie. So no, there's no validity to a B&W movie not looking dramatically better on Blu than on DVD. There is validity, however, to whether the upgrade is worth it if you already own a movie and it isn't watched often-enough to be worth the cost of an upgrade. Sales like the current one at B&N make this sort of decisions even trickier. :?
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby cdouglas » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:55 am

I'm excited about those two Huston/Bogart movies, but man, that's some crappy cover art.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Andrew Forbes » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:56 am

cdouglas wrote:I'm excited about those two Huston/Bogart movies, but man, that's some crappy cover art.

Beats the hell out of the Maltese Falcon 3-disc DVD.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby cdouglas » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:09 am

Andrew Forbes wrote:
cdouglas wrote:I'm excited about those two Huston/Bogart movies, but man, that's some crappy cover art.

Beats the hell out of the Maltese Falcon 3-disc DVD.


Fair enough, but the replacement still seems rather lazy. The Treasure of Sierra Madre case is what looks particularly uninspired, though.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby HGervais » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:35 am

I think when done properly b&w looks even better in hi-def than color movies do. Just saying. Bearing that in mind and getting back on topic, give me some film noir on blu-ray dammit! I really, really wish both Sony & Warners had released blu-ray verisons of their recent film noir sets.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby AddisonDewitt » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:43 am

Thanks Vargas. I kindo f asked this on purpose about B&W because although I am a massive dvd collector, I am new to the Blu Ray scene. Plus the advancement of downloads as well as personal financial issues (all good actually - just a new house and adoption expenses) I want to invest wisely. The Stagecoach Criterion is a winner though.

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AddisonDewitt wrote:Isn't this what was on the original dvd release anyway? Considering the huge collection I have, I am looking at replacing the movies that are color first that are worth upgrading to rather than dipping into these B&W ones. Is there any validity in doing that?

It is entirely up to you and whether you're a big-enough fan of a movie (i.e. you come back again and again often enough) to justify to yourself the cost of an upgrade. If you don't own a movie and there's an equally-priced DVD and Blu-ray version available (Criterion's new "Stagecoach" comes to mind) you'd be a fool not to go with the Blu IF the transfer is good. Personally I couldn't live with my (pretty good) Criterion two-disc DVD of "The Third Man" so I upgraded to Blu on that one, while "M" (which I admire and like but haven't seen more than three times) is perfectly fine to me in DVD even though the Blu version is better. Don't assume that because it's B&W the jump to high-def isn't as dramatic as with color. While some B&W movies don't look too much different from DVD to Blu ("The 400 Blows" comes to mind) the high-def transfers of old B&W movies like "The Seventh Seal," "Casablanca" and "The Wages of Fear" (to name just three of the really good one's) are every bit as startling and eye-popping as a color movie. So no, there's no validity to a B&W movie not looking dramatically better on Blu than on DVD. There is validity, however, to whether the upgrade is worth it if you already own a movie and it isn't watched often-enough to be worth the cost of an upgrade. Sales like the current one at B&N make this sort of decisions even trickier. :?
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby HGervais » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:33 pm

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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby J.M. Vargas » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:35 am

Gabriel Girard wrote:Apocalypse Now

DONE (well, being done as you read this): http://thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents

...we can confirm that the studio [Zoetrope] IS currently working on an ultimate Blu-ray release of Apocalypse Now. And from what we've heard, they are absolutely doing it right and including everything you'd want from an ultimate release of the film. (Note that a pre-order listing for just such a release appeared very briefly on Amazon.ca about a week ago, but was quickly pulled. It indicated the set would include BOTH cuts of the film AND the Hearts of Darkness documentary in the same package.)


So the good news: "AN" is coming, both versions (theatrical and Redux) will be included and "Heart of Darkness" might also be coming (and remastered in high-def to boot). The bad news: Storaro is still breathing, and as long as that's the case you can kiss "AN's" original aspect ratio goodbye. :(
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby cdouglas » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:53 pm

Ooh, Apocalypse Now and Hearts of Darkness in one set? Cool.

Thinking about this as I was listening to the soundtrack the other day... I'd love to have Ken Russell's Altered States in hi-def. Visually ambitious and a tremendously engaging movie. Actually, I think that would be a good pick for Criterion, but I'd be happy with some sort of hi-def release either way.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby HGervais » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:58 pm

cdouglas wrote:Thinking about this as I was listening to the soundtrack the other day... I'd love to have Ken Russell's Altered States in hi-def. Visually ambitious and a tremendously engaging movie. Actually, I think that would be a good pick for Criterion, but I'd be happy with some sort of hi-def release either way.

That is so wierd. I was thinking yesterday about wanting Altered States on blu.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Steve T Power » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:14 pm

Apocalypse Now and The Conversation on blu-ray would be something akin to a gift from God. Man, i'm such a materialistic douche.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Jon Mercer » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:40 am

Is it too soon to start asking for Sorcerer on Blu-Ray?
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby J.M. Vargas » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:37 pm

cdouglas wrote:Ooh, Apocalypse Now and Hearts of Darkness in one set?.

Yes, OCTOBER 19th: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4914. October is officially now the death row month of Blu-ray catalogue options: "AN," "Alien Series," "Back to the Future" Trilogy, the Bogart movies from Warner, "Seven Samurai" and the other Criterions, etc. :D :cry:
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Andrew Forbes » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:07 am

Some that have come to mind, recently:

El Dorado
The Game
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Rosemary's Baby
The Shootist
Prince of Darkness
Dead Ringers
Scanners
Naked Lunch
The Brood
Blow Out
Dressed to Kill
Tenebre
Deep Red
Opera


I am also hoping the forthcoming Escape from New York isn't the same horrible-looking upconversion as the UK version.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Andrew Forbes » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:11 am

Oh, and Ergo Proxy. Speaking of which, is there a resource that lists which anime titles are natively HD? I understand that most anime has been (and in many cases, still is) produced in SD, so most BR releases are upconversions. The only two titles I know were produced in HD are Samurai 7 and Ergo Proxy.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby cdouglas » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:46 pm

Andrew Forbes wrote:Some that have come to mind, recently:

El Dorado
The Game
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Rosemary's Baby
The Shootist
Prince of Darkness
Dead Ringers
Scanners
Naked Lunch
The Brood
Blow Out
Dressed to Kill
Tenebre
Deep Red
Opera


I am also hoping the forthcoming Escape from New York isn't the same horrible-looking upconversion as the UK version.


I place my seal of approval upon this list of wanted Blu-ray items.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:23 pm

Andrew Forbes wrote:Oh, and Ergo Proxy. Speaking of which, is there a resource that lists which anime titles are natively HD? I understand that most anime has been (and in many cases, still is) produced in SD, so most BR releases are upconversions. The only two titles I know were produced in HD are Samurai 7 and Ergo Proxy.


Based on the pretty drastic difference between the DVD and blu-Ray transfers, i'd say Sword of the Stranger was a high-def master as well, likewise Appleseed: Ex Machina. I'd wager to guess that most of the theatrical features are at least, while series are more likely produced in SD. It's all created digitally, so I wouldn't be surprised if they start life as 1080p masters.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Andrew Forbes » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:29 pm

Steve T Power wrote:
Andrew Forbes wrote:Oh, and Ergo Proxy. Speaking of which, is there a resource that lists which anime titles are natively HD? I understand that most anime has been (and in many cases, still is) produced in SD, so most BR releases are upconversions. The only two titles I know were produced in HD are Samurai 7 and Ergo Proxy.

Based on the pretty drastic difference between the DVD and blu-Ray transfers, i'd say Sword of the Stranger was a high-def master as well, likewise Appleseed: Ex Machina. I'd wager to guess that most of the theatrical features are at least, while series are more likely produced in SD. It's all created digitally, so I wouldn't be surprised if they start life as 1080p masters.

Yeah, I should have specified that I was referring to TV titles. Theatrical stuff is obviously going to be mastered with a ton of detail. From what I have read, however, virtually all TV production is SD, save for a few prestige titles.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby cdouglas » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:20 pm

The Bridge on the River Kwai just went up for pre-order at Amazon. No release date listed just yet, but it's exciting to know this is on the way. Amazon also has a list of special features, which may or may not be reliable/complete:

35 page book with stories and photos from the production
Replications of the original lobby cards
Bonus DVD version of the movie
William Holden and Alec Guinness on The Steve Allen Show
Newly Discovered archival audio of William Holden Narrating The Bridge on the River Kwai Premiere
Crossing the Bridge: Picture-in-Graphics track and more
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:27 pm

Give me Lawrence of Arabia! Now!
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby the5thghostbuster » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:32 pm

My current wish list:

The Keep (well, we never got the DVD, might as well hope for the Blu.
Ghostbusters II
Grosse Pointe Blank
Rope
Vertigo
The American Friend
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Gabriel Girard » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:35 am

Cat People (original)
The Haunting (original)
Brazil
The Company Of Wolves
Fantasia
Perfect Blue
Dagon
Chinatown
Rosemary's Baby

many Argento flicks

Any Ken Russell film - take your pick.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby cdouglas » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:37 pm

Gabriel Girard wrote:Any Ken Russell film - take your pick.


Tommy comes out on Blu-ray in a couple months.
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Gabriel Girard » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:04 pm

cdouglas wrote:
Gabriel Girard wrote:Any Ken Russell film - take your pick.


Tommy comes out on Blu-ray in a couple months.


Nice! I still wish Russell hadn't made the actors sing and not rerecorded the music.The film is one wild ride but I still prefer listening to the cd because of this. My fondest wishes would be Mahler and The Devils...
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Dunnyman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:39 pm

Gabriel Girard wrote:Cat People (original)
The Haunting (original)
Dagon

If they were to do the Val Lewton box in Blu that would oh-so-incredibly cool, but I'd settle for Cat People. Would seriously dig the Haunting, but Dagon was creep inducing enough on DVD, any better definition and I'd have nightmares for weeks...and NO, Bryan, we do NOT need Burnt Offerings on Blu!!!!! I'm already dreading my annual Halloween viewing/sleep with the lights on until early December ritual enough as it is!!!
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby Andrew Forbes » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:07 am

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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby bubblegumking » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:32 am

The Blu-ray Gods have answered my prayers.

from my most-wanted list, the following are being released in Sept/Oct. -
The Darjeeling Limited - and it's CRITERION! :D
THX-1138
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Danny The Dog
(aka Unleashed) - couldn't ever bring myself to pay $50 for the import
Charade (Criterion)
Stardust
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Re: What do you want on Blu-Ray!

Postby J.M. Vargas » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:46 pm

^^^ Kidneys are overrated. ;-)
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