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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #1560 on: July 22, 2018, 02:39:08 AM »
[[Since this went to the top of a new page for me with 'default page length' selected for the Forum, likely for others as well... MartyS, I responded to your post from today right after yours, and before this one.]]

Batman: the Complete Animated Series
Link is to the Blu-ray.com page describing the contents of the package (including some of what bonuses are there, and which animated films).



Currently $112.99 pre-order on Amazon - a tad steep, partly because there are three tiny versions of those shitty Funko Pops that are so annoying.  unfortunately, it does not yet appear that there is a non-Pop version available (as there was with the '60s TV series with or without the Corgi Batmobile replica).
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« Reply #1561 on: July 15, 2019, 06:51:13 PM »
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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #1562 on: July 16, 2019, 10:43:53 PM »
The HBO series From The Earth To The Moon is finally out on Blu-Ray.

It looks mostly great, one issue is that I feel they replaced too much of the original practical effects with digital versions.  To the point where they replaced real equipment the production borrowed from NASA with CGI versions.  To me the new effects look very plastic, they may be more accurate to what the ships looked like but who cares if you are taken out of the experience by the fake look of them.

Other odd thing is some scenes you can see interlacing artifacts, that for some reason there is no trace of on the DVD set?  As if some scenes were taken from video tape instead of film.  Makes me wonder if some of the original film was lost after the DVD set was made.

So kind of a mixed bag here, the stuff they restored from film looks fantastic, way better than the DVD set, but for some of it I'd say up scaling the DVD would be more pleasing to watch.



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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #1563 on: July 21, 2019, 11:36:19 AM »
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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #1565 on: August 25, 2019, 03:06:20 PM »
Devil-Fish
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Devil-Fish-Blu-ray/164076/
It's not worth buying, but it is one of the better movies MST3K riffed (low bar though that is). And I do wonder what they had to cut for time.



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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #1567 on: August 31, 2019, 05:57:41 PM »

https://www.amazon.com/Abbott-Costello-Universal-Collection-Anniversary/dp/B07WSKJCVP/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=abbot+and+costello+blu+ray&qid=1567295557&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Okay, so did they finally restore the films? Originally the prints used for VHS and DVD releases were from the Universal vault. Then they used the reissue prints for the DVD box set release, because ( surprise surprise ) the reissue prints were in better condition than the Universal prints. Except for one minor problem. The company that reissued the Universal films edited in their own title wit their company logo, which meant part of the cartoon opening for ...Meets Frankenstein as well as much of the ending were replaced by a card with the reissue company's logo. I am sure a lot of other films were compromised, but this was the one that got the most complaints.

Also, there were no extras for individual films other than trailers. I know for a fact ….Meets Frankenstein has a shitload of existing bloopers and deleted scenes that have appeared on other documentaries, but not on the Universal box set.

Also, it appears two films are still missing. Dance For Me Henry was the final A&C film released by Universal. Okay, technically it was an independent production, but Universal was the distributor, and it was part of their syndicated A&C package for decades. And would it kill them to include Fireman Save My Child? I know A&C were not in the film due to Costello getting sick, but Universal has a lot of the scenes they had shot in their vaults which could have been released as extras, and the film that was released still has them in long shots.


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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #1568 on: September 08, 2019, 08:11:53 PM »
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WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
ANNOUNCES THE BELOVED CLASSIC
THE WIZARD OF OZ
TO BE RELEASED ON 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY & DIGITAL

ACCLAIMED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILY FILMS OF ALL TIME,
THE WIZARD OF OZ
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)


BURBANK, CA, August 22, 2019 – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 1939’s acclaimed and beloved classic The Wizard of Oz will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 29th. Directed by Victor Fleming (Gone With the Wind) and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gayle, The Wizard of Oz is widely considered to be one of the most influential films in cinematic history.

Adapted from L. Frank Baum's timeless children’s tale about a Kansas girl’s journey over the rainbow, The Wizard of Oz officially premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater on August 15, 1939. The film was directed by Victor Fleming (who that same year directed Gone With the Wind), produced by Mervyn LeRoy, and scored by Herbert Stothart, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Ray Bolger appeared as the Scarecrow; Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman. Frank Morgan was seen in six different roles, including that of the "wonderful Wizard" himself. Dorothy was portrayed by a 4'11" sixteen year old girl who quickly earned her reputation as “the world’s greatest entertainer”-- the incomparable Judy Garland.

The Wizard of Oz received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and captured two Oscars® -- Best Song (“Over the Rainbow”) and Best Original Score -- plus a special award for Outstanding Juvenile Performance by Judy Garland. The film was an overwhelmingly popular and critical success upon its initial release and repeated its ability to captivate audiences when MGM reissued the film in 1949 and 1955.

Released to wide acclaim and recognition, and with a long-lasting legacy in the film world, The Wizard of Oz owns a place in multiple AFI lists, including: 100 Years… 100 Movies (#6); 100 Years… 100 Thrills (#43); 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains (#4); 100 Years… 100 Songs (#1); 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes (#4); and Greatest Movie Musicals (#3).

In 1989 The Wizard of Oz was part of the inaugural group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.

Using state of the art technology, a new 8K 16bit scan of the original Technicolor camera negative became the basis for the 4K UHD scan. The process was overseen by MPI colorist Janet Wilson, who has overseen every remaster of The Wizard of Oz for the past 20 years.

Ultra HD** showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of The Wizard of Oz will feature Dolby Vision HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen — frame by frame.

The Wizard of Oz will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 SRP and features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc of The Wizard of Oz. Fans can also own The Wizard of Oz in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on October 29th.



Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Elements

The Wizard of Oz Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:

Commentary by John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, John Lahr, Jane Lahr, Hamilton Meserve, Dona Massin, William Tuttle, Buddy Ebsen, Mervyn LeRoy and Jerry Maren.
1990 CBS Special “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic.”


The Wizard of Oz Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:

Commentary- Commentary by John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, John Lahr, Jane Lahr, Hamilton Meserve, Dona Massin, William Tuttle, Buddy Ebsen, Mervyn LeRoy and Jerry Maren
The Making of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storybook (narrated by Angela Lansbury)
We Haven’t Really Met Properly…
We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Frank Morgan"
We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Ray Bolger"
We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Bert Lahr"
We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Jack Haley"
We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Billie Burke"
We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Margaret Hamilton"
We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Charley Grapewin"
We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Clara Blandick"
We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Terry"
Music & Effects Track
Original Mono Track
Sing Along Tracks
Audio Jukebox
Leo is on the Air Radio Promo
Good News of 1939 Radio Show
12/25/1950 Lux Radio Broadcast
Stills Galleries
Oz on Broadway
Pre-MGM
Sketches and Storyboards
Richard Thorpe’s Oz
Buddy Ebsen
Oz Comes to Life
Behind the Scenes
Portraits
Special Effects
Post Production
Deleted Scenes
Original Publicity
8/15/1939 Hollywood Premiere
8/17/1939 New York Premiere
2/29/1940 Academy Awards® Ceremony
Oz Abroad
Oz Revivals
Trailers


DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On October 29th, The Wizard of Oz 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in 4K Ultra HD high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL

*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster Video, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

BASICS
PRODUCT SRP
Ultra HD Blu-ray $41.99*

Standard Street Date: October 29, 2019
EST Street Date: October 29, 2019


Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Castillian Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Italian, Japanese

Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Complex Chinese, Castilian Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German SDH, Italian SDH, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish
Running Time: 101 minutes
Rating: Rated PG
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