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Re: Warner Catalog Titles on Blu

#851 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:47 pm

Hopefully this is only the beginning of the Warner/Prince upgrades and remasters.

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#852 Post by whaleallright » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:11 am

hearthesilence wrote:Of course they would leave out the only Prince film with a real claim to greatness.
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I don't believe Warners has any distribution rights to that film.

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#853 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:16 pm

'Salem's Lot and Cat's Eye coming to Blu-Ray next month

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#854 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:59 pm

Did they say if 'Salem's Lot will be the 107 minute film version or the 184 minute mini-series? Or both?

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#855 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:00 pm

Miniseries version, but edited together as one film instead of two parts. There's conflicting reports on whether it and It will be widescreen or the original Academy

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#856 Post by Feego » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:49 pm

According to the back cover featured on Blu-ray.com, Salem's Lot will be in 1.85:1 aspect ratio.

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#857 Post by criterion10 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:22 pm

Warner Archive confirms Salem's Lot will be presented in 1.33:1

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#858 Post by captveg » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:18 pm

It looks like the Police Academy 7-film box set will finally get its US release on 10/4/16, three years after its international release.

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#859 Post by Ribs » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:37 pm

I hope it was Bill Clinton's endorsement that finally nudged them towards a release

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#860 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:46 pm

Several 4K discs went up for pre-order on Amazon today, including Goodfellas and Unforgiven

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#861 Post by M Sanderson » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:48 am

I much prefer the 107 minute version of Salem's Lot. While it failed as a drama - you're supposed to believe the town and its inhabitants are latently evil and doesn't really work - it succeeds most for me as a horror movie. Trimmed and tightened, it fits more into Hooper's ouevre, gives more emphasis to the gothic spaces he specialises in.

So I was chuffed to find the German BD, released around the same time, is the theatrical version. Don't know what aspect ratio it's presented in though.

Not seen either BD yet, may get both for completism, but hoping the German looks better with less compression.

Anyone on here actually watch the Blu rays? I'll contribute when I've seen more.

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#862 Post by M Sanderson » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:23 am

Got the German Blu and was annoyed that it's the full version. On Amazon it had been listed as 107 minutes. I think they missed a zero when they should have used an 8. Ah, well. Salem's Lot always worked far better for he as a horror film rather that a TV drama and I always preferred it truncated. Never the best King adaptation, but certainly the creepiest. Mason is exceptional, exuding such icy, restrained and sophisticated malice especially in his interactions with the small town constable. SL works best as a continuation of Hooper's interest in the interior spaces his villains inhabit, via Soul's infatuation with the Marsten House.

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#863 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:20 am

I just saw GoodFellas too, projected from a 35mm print.

One thing really popped out. This shot:
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The incredibly bright, almost fluorescent orange jump suit and the greenish paint on the wall. This is exactly how it looked on the print, and I remembered both BD's showing very different color for this, but I couldn't remember which had which. Turns out, the old 2007 BD (re-used for the 20th anniversary edition) has this color grading (and this is indeed a screen cap taken from it).

The remastered 25th anniversary BD did NOT have the same color grading as the 35mm print/2007 BD. Not even close:
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Also, that annoying black line in that shot of DeNiro saying "I can't have it...I can't have it"? It was there on the print.

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#864 Post by Drucker » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:08 am

Was this part of the Steadicam retrospective? I am going next Monday.

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#865 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:22 am

Yes! Caught After Hours and Pulp Fiction too (which did indeed have the ugly looking sky seen in the U.S. BD when Rhames pulls his gun out in front of Kathy Griffin - NR on that disc is still terrible though).

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#866 Post by Drucker » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:48 am

I am catching them next Monday so I can enjoy them on the big screen. Headed to The New World today so I can see the proper theatrical cut as well.
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#867 Post by captveg » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:25 pm

Warner is releasing a UHD/BD combo of Unforgiven (1992) on 5/23, which certainly would require a new 4k remaster/scan. According to the blu-ray.com forum member who posted the sell sheet, WB has plans to release the remastered BD in Fall 2017.

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#868 Post by diamonds » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:03 pm

hearthesilence wrote:I just saw GoodFellas too, projected from a 35mm print.

One thing really popped out. This shot:
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The incredibly bright, almost fluorescent orange jump suit and the greenish paint on the wall. This is exactly how it looked on the print, and I remembered both BD's showing very different color for this, but I couldn't remember which had which. Turns out, the old 2007 BD (re-used for the 20th anniversary edition) has this color grading (and this is indeed a screen cap taken from it).

The remastered 25th anniversary BD did NOT have the same color grading as the 35mm print/2007 BD. Not even close:
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Also, that annoying black line in that shot of DeNiro saying "I can't have it...I can't have it"? It was there on the print.
I finally gave the 25th Anniversary edition a watch yesterday and for what it's worth, that scene looked much closer to the greenish paint in the first screenshot. Overall the colors were definitely cooler than previous releases, but I paid special attention during that scene and it wasn't nearly so egregious.

Oddly, the sound seemed a bit problematic. I found the actual dialog to be much quieter than Henry's voice-over, to the point where I'd have to be constantly turning the volume up during dialog scenes and then back down again when the voice-over started. Very annoying. The soundtrack was supposed to be another major selling point of this release.

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#869 Post by Big Ben » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:24 pm

Unsure where to put this exactly but because it had been discussed here before I thought it relevant to say that Batman the Animated Series is coming to Blu-Ray in 2018.

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#870 Post by dx23 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:17 pm

Big Ben wrote:Unsure where to put this exactly but because it had been discussed here before I thought it relevant to say that Batman the Animated Series is coming to Blu-Ray in 2018.
Is not an Archive release though. It will be released through WB Home Entertainment.

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#871 Post by Big Ben » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:04 am

Mea culpa. If a mod would kindly attend to my mistake (Although I'm unsure where the announcement should go.).

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#872 Post by dx23 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:42 am

Big Ben wrote:Mea culpa. If a mod would kindly attend to my mistake (Although I'm unsure where the announcement should go.).
My intention wasn't to say that the news was posted in the incorrect place, just clarifying that the set won't be released through the archive. Although maybe, the news about this set should go here.

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Re: Warner Catalog Titles on Blu

#873 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:44 pm

We all knew these were getting reissued, but WB's repertory division is temporarily pulling 2001 and The Wild Bunch—the former is unavailable due to an unspecified "50th anniversary WB event" and the latter on account of the TCM Classic Film Festival.

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#874 Post by Drucker » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 pm

Excellent news! Even the print of Wild Bunch I saw was nothing special, with a hazy yellowness to a lot of it. Can't wait.

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#875 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:49 am

For anyone who might be curious about other TCM Fest selections and titles that might be getting a new Blu, the other film that's being pulled on account of the festival is, um, When Harry Met Sally. Also The Goonies is being pulled for a "worldwide event TBD," which actually sounds rather ominous.

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