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#726 Post by dwk » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:29 pm

Supergirl
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Run Time 125:00
Subtitles English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 - English
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.4:1, 16 X 9 WIDESCREEN
COLOR
BD 50
Special Features: The Making of Supergirl Vintage
Documentary; Commentary by Director Jeannot
Szwarc and Special Project Consultant Michael
Bosco; Theatrical Trailer (HD); Extended Cut in
Standard Definition on bonus DVD

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#727 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:31 pm

Interesting, I assume the bonus DVD will be pressed?

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#728 Post by felipe » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:59 pm

When was the last time there was a 4 for $44 sale?

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#729 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:13 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Interesting, I assume the bonus DVD will be pressed?
The producer confirmed the bonus DVD will be pressed

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#730 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:46 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:13 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Interesting, I assume the bonus DVD will be pressed?
The producer confirmed the bonus DVD will be pressed
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#731 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:34 pm

Never So Few
coming to Blu

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#732 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:37 pm

domino harvey wrote:
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are they going out of their way to prioritize second string Minnelli over his still-languishing classics?
I must confess
signs point to "YES"

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#733 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:05 pm

Oh but they do love their Mitchum.

I feel like WAC is more of an actors label than a directors label.

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#734 Post by Ribs » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:18 pm

Surely that’s true for the studio as a whole?

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#735 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:28 pm

Yes. Especially in terms of classic Hollywood and probably true for all the majors.

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#736 Post by Gregory » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:31 pm

I don't think they chose to release this solely because of Mitchum, because if there's one director the WAC is devoted to, it's Minnelli, with eight total releases of his films in the line, more than anyone else, and half of those among 2018's announcements so far. I say release them all—keep them coming in any order, though if The Sandpiper is next, that will be a bummer.
As always, the bias is strongly against anything before the 1950s. In the past two years, WAC has released only TWO titles on Blu from before 1945, the more recent of which Meet Me in St. Louis, had already been out from them on Blu-ray.
They should really release The Bad and the Beautiful on Blu, which according to IMDb at least is Minnelli's most popular feature bar none, and it's the successful forerunner to the recently released Two Weeks in Another Town, so probably should have been upgraded ahead of it. But what can you say to a studio that won't even do anything with the Astaire/Rogers cycle on Blu-ray and have left the definitive DVD set essentially scattered to the winds?

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#737 Post by rockysds » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:56 pm

The Naked and the Dead and The Last Hunt announced as well.

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#738 Post by Calvin » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:21 pm

If they had a thing for Mitchum specifically, they surely would have upgraded The Lusty Men by now...

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#739 Post by Mungo » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:35 pm

The Film Foundation said they were working on it with Warners in 2012...

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#740 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:39 pm

That restoration premiered in 2013. Warner subsequently put it out as an Archive DVD, but even that is no longer available, so there's been speculation that they've licensed it to Criterion.

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#741 Post by connor » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:48 pm

Hopefully their Mitchum-love will lead to a bluray of Wellman's The Story of GI Joe. There was apparently a restoration a few years back. It's an absolutely wonderful film.

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#742 Post by Gregory » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:27 am

connor wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:48 pm
Hopefully their Mitchum-love will lead to a bluray of Wellman's The Story of GI Joe. There was apparently a restoration a few years back. It's an absolutely wonderful film.
This was UA, so MGM right? Or did it somehow end up with Warners?

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#743 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:33 am

UA distributed it, but the copyright was retained by producer Lester Cowan, who renewed it in 1972. The long-OOP Image DVD was licensed from "Video-Cinema Films," which sounds like the name of a PD-bandit outfit but apparently had some legitimate claim to the film (they took CNN to court for using clips in their Mitchum obit but lost on fair use grounds). The Academy Film Archive did the restoration and owns the 35mm print that's been circulating for the past few years, so maybe they've somehow obtained the rights or administer them on behalf of the owner.

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#744 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:15 am

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Can someone say anything about The Last Hunt, I haven't seen it?

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#745 Post by connor » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:26 pm

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:33 am
UA distributed it, but the copyright was retained by producer Lester Cowan, who renewed it in 1972. The long-OOP Image DVD was licensed from "Video-Cinema Films," which sounds like the name of a PD-bandit outfit but apparently had some legitimate claim to the film (they took CNN to court for using clips in their Mitchum obit but lost on fair use grounds). The Academy Film Archive did the restoration and owns the 35mm print that's been circulating for the past few years, so maybe they've somehow obtained the rights or administer them on behalf of the owner.
Damn. Sounds like legal hell. Hopefully someone can get the restoration onto blu ray. Wellman's greatest film, I think.

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#746 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:41 pm

Bad Ronald, Stroker Ace, and the Swarm announced at ComicCon

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#747 Post by Robespierre » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:24 pm

No! Not the bees! Noooooooo!!!

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#748 Post by RyanGallagher » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:20 am

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Bad Ronald, Stroker Ace, and the Swarm announced at ComicCon
Just Bad Ronald and the Swarm, not Stroker Ace (there was a new dvd that was re-issued a couple of weeks back)

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