MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#301 Post by manicsounds » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:14 pm

OK, so about "The Good The Bad The Ugly" 4K remastered blu-ray mono track:

I have this US 3 disc "Man With No Name Trilogy"

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I checked the English 5.1 track and the English mono track, and they are clearly DIFFERENT.
The mono track is NOT a mixdown of the surround track.

Some examples
the 5 minute mark where "The Ugly" is introduced, the gunshots and the shattering window sounds.
the 12 minute mark where "The Bad" makes his first kill.
The explosion of the bridge

The sound effects in those are similar sounding to the 2-disc US DVD editions Italian mono track.
So unless someone can correct me, the trilogy set HAS the correct English mono track.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#302 Post by Jameson281 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:35 pm

When did you buy it? It's possible that the first pressing contained the downmix and later pressings included the corrected disc. (The initial set DEFINITELY had the downmix.)

On other boards, I've seen some people note that on the restored mono, Eli Wallach's voice sounds deeper in the Extended Version scenes, and there is speculation that Chace lowered the pitch. That's actually not the case. When the 5.1 mix was made, the low and high ends were cut off the Extended Version scenes, thinking that this would make the new material blend better with the old. For the new mono restoration, the Extended Version scenes were totally rebuilt from scratch, with the original ADR mixed with the mono music and effects track for those scenes. During the 2014 mono restoration, it was decided not to degrade the audio as severely as the 2003 mix, so what viewers are hearing now in the Extended Versions scenes is Wallach's natural voice as it was recorded with significantly LESS processing than before.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#303 Post by manicsounds » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:25 pm

I bought my boxset on July 6, 2014, to be exact.

When you say "Initial Set", do you mean the 2010 boxset with this artwork?

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Or do you mean the one I posted earlier?
I bought the new boxset a month after release date.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#304 Post by Jameson281 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:14 pm

I was referring to the set that came out May of 2014 (the first photo you posted) with the 4K restoration. People started complaining online about the incorrect mono when it first streeted, so Fox must have have gotten the corrected disc out fairly quickly and just never made a public statement.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#305 Post by Altair » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:47 am

This corrected, standalone MGM release in the US with the mono mix: is it region free or region "A" locked?

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#306 Post by manicsounds » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:51 pm

It's region free. I checked.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#307 Post by Altair » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:51 am

Thanks - I'm glad I held off from ordering the European edition!

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#308 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:58 pm

A 20th Anniversary edition of The Usual Suspects just went up for pre-order. Hopefully it has everything from the special edition DVD (and the easter eggs as well).

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#309 Post by eerik » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:04 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:A 20th Anniversary edition of The Usual Suspects just went up for pre-order. Hopefully it has everything from the special edition DVD (and the easter eggs as well).
Nope, just a repackage.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#310 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:26 pm

Fucking hell.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#311 Post by manicsounds » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:33 am

Because we needed a new edition?

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#312 Post by captveg » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:48 pm

manicsounds wrote:Because we needed a new edition?
Probably nothing more than a repackage of the existing disc so that there's a new SKU for cross promotion with the new Star Wars later in the year.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#313 Post by Ashirg » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:35 pm

It has Digital HD codes!!!

Also being repackaged with Digital HD -

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MGM is busy licensing to other studios, so it doesn't have time to make new releases of their own. More than you can say about other studios...

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#314 Post by AfterTheRain » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:48 pm

Don't know if this is the right forum for this, but I thought I would mention that The Cotton Club is getting a director's cut treatment with the cut footage reinstated for an upcoming Blu-ray release. Whether the Blu is coming from MGM or another company or the release date for this was announced I don't know.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#315 Post by captveg » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:40 pm

AfterTheRain wrote:Don't know if this is the right forum for this, but I thought I would mention that The Cotton Club is getting a director's cut treatment with the cut footage reinstated for an upcoming Blu-ray release. Whether the Blu is coming from MGM or another company or the release date for this was announced I don't know.
Do we know if it is still owned by MGM, or is this another FFC film that reverted to American Zoetrope? If it's the latter the BD should be coming from Lionsgate.
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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#316 Post by Jameson281 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:07 pm

captveg wrote:
AfterTheRain wrote:Don't know if this is the right forum for this, but I thought I would mention that The Cotton Club is getting a director's cut treatment with the cut footage reinstated for an upcoming Blu-ray release. Whether the Blu is coming from MGM or another company or the release date for this was announced I don't know.
Do we know if it is still owned by MGM, or is this another FCC film that reverted to American Zoetrope? If it's the latter the BD should be coming from Lionsgate.
MGM still holds rights, but probably made some sort of deal with Coppola to allow him to make this version.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#317 Post by captveg » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:32 pm

Poltergeist III (1988) on 5/19/25, as double feature with the already-released Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986). Nothing like remakes to get older films in a series out.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#318 Post by chatterjees » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:14 pm

Sergio Leone Anthology Blu-ray set is now listed for a May 05, 2015 US release. I am guessing a repackaging.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#319 Post by chatterjees » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:25 pm

I am not sure if this is the right place for it, but I would really appreciate some insight. I recently placed an order for the Target exclusive digibook packaging of West Side Story Blu-ray packaging (3-discs edition), which was originally released in Nov, 2011. I remember distinctively that there was some trouble with the blu-ray discs and MGM came out with a replacement discs scheme. Now, I can't remember what was the trouble exactly and whether I will still be able to get the replacement discs. Can somebody help me with this? Thanks a million, in advance.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#320 Post by manicsounds » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:58 pm


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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#321 Post by Charles » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:49 pm

Embarrassingly for them, they didn't fix anything. They changed one erroneous color change to another erroneous color change.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#322 Post by chatterjees » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:02 pm

So, I guess I shouldn't care much for a replacement disc! Thanks guys.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#323 Post by captveg » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:01 pm

captveg wrote:Poltergeist III (1988) on 5/19/25, as double feature with the already-released Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986). Nothing like remakes to get older films in a series out.
Poltergeist III will also have an individual release now instead of just being on a double feature release.

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#324 Post by Ashirg » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:00 pm

Another repackage in June...

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Re: MGM Catalog Titles on Blu

#325 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:44 pm

There were a couple of these up on FoxConnect when they had the sale, though I can't recall the other titles. I just remember the red cases

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