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Calvin
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#1301 Post by Calvin » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:03 am

Best batch of announcements in a long time. I've been hoping for Young Man with a Horn and The Shop Around the Corner for a while. It's curious that they don't specify the resolution of the latter's scan/restoration - are the elements known to be in poor condition?

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#1302 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:12 pm

Calvin wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:03 am
Best batch of announcements in a long time. I've been hoping for Young Man with a Horn and The Shop Around the Corner for a while. It's curious that they don't specify the resolution of the latter's scan/restoration - are the elements known to be in poor condition?
At the end of the product description for Shop Around the Corner, it says: "remastered from protection film elements made right from the original nitrate negative".
Source: https://www.hometheaterforum.com/commun ... st-4927145

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#1303 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:03 pm

The Best Years of Our Lives is moving over to WAC in December

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#1304 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:59 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:03 pm
The Best Years of Our Lives is moving over to WAC in December
I knew that was coming, thank god I held off on buying the ridiculously-priced OOP blu. Great news that they're making a solid business decision and prioritizing it!

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#1305 Post by bad future » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:12 pm

I’m glad I’ve held off as well! Should we expect this to come with an increase in bitrate or overall quality? I know WAC generally has higher standards but I don’t know how they usually treat titles that make the jump from an existing blu ray release.

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#1306 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:21 pm

I've rented the previous one plenty of times from my local library and it looks great so I doubt I'd notice any improvement personally, if there was even a need

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#1307 Post by captveg » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:17 pm

bad future wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:12 pm
I’m glad I’ve held off as well! Should we expect this to come with an increase in bitrate or overall quality? I know WAC generally has higher standards but I don’t know how they usually treat titles that make the jump from an existing blu ray release.
All the discs they have re-issued are the same disc image as the previous WHV discs.

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#1308 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:28 pm

A lot of folks are going to be very happy with this very popular release.

Bluray.com...The Shop Around the Corner

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#1309 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:16 pm

It looks like Amazon are leaking of titles... The Man Who Would Be King and The 100: The Seventh and Final Season... So far

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#1310 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:55 pm

Wow, thrilled we're finally getting Huston's masterpiece- WB is on a roll

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#1311 Post by Blutarsky » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:08 pm

Hopefully they include High Sierra in this month’s announcements. Huston’s screenwriting precursor to The Maltese Falcon and my second favorite Bogart performance. But any Huston, especially this masterpiece, are always welcomed.

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#1312 Post by Roscoe » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:35 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:55 pm
Wow, thrilled we're finally getting Huston's masterpiece- WB is on a roll
Huston's masterpiece has already gotten a Blu-Ray release:

https://www.amazon.com/Man-Would-King-B ... -tv&sr=1-1

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#1313 Post by Feego » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:37 pm

Yeah, I was just going to post that. It was released on Blu years ago as a digibook. It's just being moved to WA like many previous digibooks in a standard Blu-ray case and with (superior) original poster art.

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#1314 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:43 pm

Isn’t that release OOP though? I didn’t say it was the first blu-ray release and I’m still happy about it, just like with the announcement of The Best Years of Our Lives, another “finally” situation to get a normally priced copy again after some hopeful speculation

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#1315 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:50 pm

yes. It's been OOP and currently lists at $148.11 so it's almost like a new release

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#1316 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:11 pm

I remember passing on that BD of The Man Who Would Be King because the transfer was a bit of letdown - pretty soft on the details along with some visible grain reduction, I wasn't sure if the transfer was merely showing its age or if it was subpar to begin with. I was hoping they'd re-do it, but of course that never happened and once Amazon et al cleared out their inventory it became a collector's item. Glad it's coming back into print but pretty bummed that we'll probably have to settle for the same one that needed a re-do.

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#1317 Post by captveg » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:42 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:16 pm
It looks like Amazon are leaking of titles... The Man Who Would Be King and The 100: The Seventh and Final Season... So far
The 100 S7 isn't a leak - it was a Dec 2020 title that got bumped to January.

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#1318 Post by jazzo » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:22 pm

They couldn't have figured out a way to include this masterpiece, fer Chrissakes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY1Me-Oo84Q

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#1319 Post by soundchaser » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:43 pm

New titles announced today: Room for One More, After the Thin Man, The Pajama Game, and much to the delight of everyone on this forum. a 4K restoration of Good News from the original camera negative.

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#1320 Post by whaleallright » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:44 pm

The Pajama Game DVD, last I checked, looked pretty ugly, so the Blu-ray could be a real improvement. A pretty interesting (and fun) film!

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#1321 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:46 pm

Good News They Sure Are Blu Edition

Pajama Game did look rough on DVD but I wouldn’t hold out for miracles, I think that thick look is inherent in the source. David Hare would know way more than me about it

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#1322 Post by senseabove » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:10 pm

Wow. Two day-one orders in the same month—knock me over with half a pajama set.

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#1323 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:14 pm

Keep pumping out the good MGM musicals - Good News is right at the top for me, hopefully Lili and I Love Melvin follow

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#1324 Post by david hare » Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:00 pm

You asked so I’ll try to answer. Given WAC Blus of other Warner Eastman or Warnercolor titles I can only think Pajama Game will look less “pushed” for color and more natural. They are presumably doing this from a high quality interpos and/or a 4K scan of the Eastman neg. I also assume they are dumping the totally unnecessary 1.37 open matte version of the old two sided DVD. Good News should look sensational, if you’ve already seen the Pirate (astounding , my restoration disc of the year.) And Harvey Girls which I’ve been able to preview. It’s celestial. They are already prepping the 51 Showboat, and a number of other Freeds are already done.

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#1325 Post by Roddick » Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:52 am

david hare wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:00 pm
They are already prepping the 51 Showboat, and a number of other Freeds are already done.
Great to know about this potential upcoming releases. Do you have anymore hints of WAC futures classic titles that you could give us?

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