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NoirFan
04-16-12, 04:32 PM
No release date yet (the UK edition, sans trinkets, streets 7/16), but pre-order for the deluxe edition is up on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Singin-in-the-Rain-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d012%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B007UQRW62&ASIN=B007UQRW62&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER).
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/91Fj0XunsmL_AA1500_.jpg

I'm fine with a pricier digibook, but I'm not shelling out an additional $30 for a cheap-looking undersized umbrella that I'd never venture out in public with.

Doctorossi
04-16-12, 05:28 PM
I'm fine with a pricier digibook

Me, too. This is a top 20 movie for me, but I ain't havin' no trinkets.

kidglov3s
04-16-12, 05:45 PM
Wow I find that art borderline offensive, like it's some lame modern sitcom or something. Warner used to be so good with using poster art.

riotinmyskull
04-16-12, 06:08 PM
that artwork is horrible

Sondheim
04-16-12, 06:14 PM
An umbrella... :rolleyes:

Definitely an all-time fave, and definitely some really lame packaging - I'll buy it, but I'll still really miss the Warner of six or seven years ago.

Solid Snake
04-16-12, 06:17 PM
Wow I find that art borderline offensive, like it's some lame modern sitcom or something. Warner used to be so good with using poster art.

pretty much this. Looks horrid.

NoirFan
04-16-12, 06:33 PM
I may just import the UK disc if it ports over all of the extras from the 2-disc SE.

Doctorossi
04-16-12, 06:38 PM
It appears, per the promo image, to be 1 Blu-ray and 2 DVDs. Rather lame, but I guess novelty umbrellas that "justify" inflated MSRPs are cheaper than legitimate product. :rolleyes:

Solid Snake
04-16-12, 07:47 PM
So what? we're going to get the same damn MGM doc or what? The same one we got w/ Wizard of Oz and GWWTW?

davidh777
04-16-12, 08:13 PM
Really want the movie, and the book looks nice, but the rest including the packaging/art...meh

PopcornTreeCt
04-16-12, 08:54 PM
Who will have the exclusive single disc this time? I'm betting Wal-Mart.

Doctor Gonzo
04-16-12, 09:22 PM
Editorial Reviews
America’s beloved musical gem, starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor, celebrates its 60th Anniversary on Blu-ray for the very first time with an all new 3-Disc Blu-ray & DVD Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The sensational limited and numbered 3-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition will feature the film both on Blu-ray and DVD, and includes an all new hi-definition documentary, and special collectible memorabilia.

Sooo...would that be the same old documentary, just in hi-def, or totally new?

bluetoast
04-16-12, 09:57 PM
I haven't seen the doc yet (should get on that) but I doubt they'd take the time to remaster it in any way, shape or form. Must be something actually new. I'll be waiting for the trinket free edition, unless once again Amazon offers a UCE for a ridiculously low price. If I remember that right.

MTRodaba2468
04-17-12, 12:08 AM
I haven't seen the doc yet (should get on that) but I doubt they'd take the time to remaster it in any way, shape or form. Must be something actually new. I'll be waiting for the trinket free edition, unless once again Amazon offers a UCE for a ridiculously low price. If I remember that right.

While I don't have an issue getting these UCEs, I'm currently in the mindset of waiting for Amazon to put them on sale ridiculously cheap before I bite as well. Same reason why I haven't grabbed Casablanca yet...

Doctorossi
04-17-12, 08:09 AM
I do have a problem getting the UCEs, whatever the price. I want packaging that doesn't take up half of my shelf for one movie and I don't want to clutter my house with a box of trinkets.

Superdaddy
04-17-12, 09:02 AM
I do have a problem getting the UCEs, whatever the price. I want packaging that doesn't take up half of my shelf for one movie and I don't want to clutter my house with a box of trinkets.

Same here.

Warner seems to be trying to outdo themselves in the competition for biggest waste-of-space item in the box with the Casablanca coasters and Singin' in the Rain umbrella.

Giles
04-17-12, 03:48 PM
gonna do the UK import route, unless Target or Walmart gets a non-UCE release. Folks who saw the recent digital projection at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival say it looked amazing!

NoirFan
06-04-12, 10:53 AM
Single-disc edition - $13.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561yf%256fr%2575m%252d20?tag=blurayforum-20&ASIN=B0087YYHZU)

Superdaddy
06-09-12, 10:25 AM
Single-disc edition - $13.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561yf%256fr%2575m%252d20?tag=blurayforum-20&ASIN=B0087YYHZU)

That's for me, jumping right on it.

According to the cover shots at amazon, the new doc is on the BD. Unless I'm mistaken, that is the only new special feature. Since I have the two-disc DVD, I may just combine this new disc with the special features disc from that older set and the need for purchasing new rain gear is eliminated.

NoirFan
06-09-12, 01:02 PM
Since I have the two-disc DVD, I may just combine this new disc with the special features disc from that older set and the need for purchasing new rain gear is eliminated.

That's my plan as well, although I'll wait until it hits $9.99.

gryffinmaster
06-09-12, 01:57 PM
Single-disc edition - $13.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561yf%256fr%2575m%252d20?tag=blurayforum-20&ASIN=B0087YYHZU)

Brilliant. :up:

PerryD
06-09-12, 02:39 PM
The single disc showed up in my Amazon quick pick today, I guess I'll bite on it.

Iron_Giant
06-10-12, 11:19 AM
Single-disc edition - $13.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561yf%256fr%2575m%252d20?tag=blurayforum-20&ASIN=B0087YYHZU)

$13.99 is for me...

My Other Self
06-10-12, 01:54 PM
That single disc art is just as bad. What's with the generic font? What happened to WB using theatrical posters on their classic films?

Solid Snake
06-10-12, 03:05 PM
good god that's a horrible cover to the one disc as well.

MisterHowie
06-11-12, 08:09 PM
Editorial Reviews
America’s beloved musical gem, starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor, celebrates its 60th Anniversary on Blu-ray for the very first time with an all new 3-Disc Blu-ray & DVD Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The sensational limited and numbered 3-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition will feature the film both on Blu-ray and DVD, and includes an all new hi-definition documentary, and special collectible memorabilia.

Sooo...would that be the same old documentary, just in hi-def, or totally new?


The back of the single-disc edition shows a feature labeled as so: "ALL-NEW Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation Documentary." Is it safe to assume that this is the "all new hi-definition documentary" mentioned above?

NoirFan
06-12-12, 08:52 PM
That single disc art is just as bad. What's with the generic font? What happened to WB using theatrical posters on their classic films?

Unfortunately, WB seem to have abandoned poster art for their Blu-rays - compare the DVD and Blu-ray covers for Maltese Falcon, Sierra Madre, Meet Me in St. Louis, etc.

Franchot
06-12-12, 10:03 PM
Unfortunately, WB seem to have abandoned poster art for their Blu-rays - compare the DVD and Blu-ray covers for Maltese Falcon, Sierra Madre, Meet Me in St. Louis, etc.

The UK version has a nice poster art cover. And you get a DVD version as well as the Blu ray version.

(It's also region free. Although I would think that the DVD version would probably be a PAL version although I could be wrong on that.)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Singin-Rain-Double-Blu-ray-Region/dp/B003BIFR7O/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1339556556&sr=8-5

My Other Self
06-13-12, 01:21 AM
The DVD would be R2 and since it's a UK release and not Japanese then I would assume it's in PAL.

davidh777
06-13-12, 01:52 AM
I'm guessing a lot of us already have one or two copies of the movie on DVD anyway :)

NoirFan
06-29-12, 01:31 PM
DVD Beaver (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare6/singinintherain.htm)

riotinmyskull
06-29-12, 01:34 PM
DVD Beaver (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare6/singinintherain.htm)

stunning

Solid Snake
06-29-12, 01:47 PM
Whoa. She's a beauty.

Drexl
07-02-12, 05:49 PM
I hope the 5.1 mix is good, because the original mono is only in Dolby Digital in English.

NoirFan
07-06-12, 02:49 PM
The remastered version will be playing in select theaters on 7/12. (http://www.fandango.com/tcmpresentssinginintherain60thanniversaryevent_155652/movieoverview)

Giles
07-06-12, 05:46 PM
The remastered version will be playing in select theaters on 7/12. (http://www.fandango.com/tcmpresentssinginintherain60thanniversaryevent_155652/movieoverview)

Fathom Event satellite transmission - yuck... no thanks. sad since the TCM Film Festival projected a 4K DCP of the film.

NoirFan
07-06-12, 06:11 PM
Is it not worth attending then? I assumed it would be a digital projection, as I didn't see anything about a satellite transmission. Do they look lousy? I don't get to the theater too often...

TheBang
07-06-12, 06:28 PM
The Fathom satellite transmission broadcasts that I have seen in theaters have all struck me as dark and low resolution.

Doctorossi
07-06-12, 06:40 PM
The Fathom satellite transmission broadcasts that I have seen in theaters have all struck me as dark and low resolution.

... and they usually project them with the pre-show advertisement projector, not the digital cinema projector.

Superdaddy
07-06-12, 07:22 PM
I've never seen this in a theatre, and my sister would have enjoyed it too, but since it's WB I figured it would be a Fathom feed. Not worth the $11.50 the only theatre that's showing it near me is charging.

Giles
07-09-12, 07:27 PM
I got news from a friend that the Fathom screening he was supposed to see at Regal Potomac Stadium 16 got cancelled, very odd, since other theaters seem to keep the screening as planned.

My Other Self
07-10-12, 01:31 AM
Is it not worth attending then? I assumed it would be a digital projection, as I didn't see anything about a satellite transmission. Do they look lousy? I don't get to the theater too often...It's just for the experience of seeing it in theaters, nothing more. When I saw The Boondock Saints back in 2010 I thought it looked kind of lousy. The only reason I went is because it never plays at retro-screenings and I thought it'd be a fun experience.

I personally wouldn't recommend any of the Fathom Events, but that's just me.

NoirFan
07-12-12, 02:47 PM
Blu-ray.com review (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Singin-in-the-Rain-Blu-ray/18399/#Review)

Doctorossi
07-12-12, 02:54 PM
"the film's inherent softness can be prohibitive"

:rolleyes:

I always love it when the aesthetic qualities of the film itself are used to qualitatively comment on the video transfer.

Superdaddy
07-12-12, 03:06 PM
"the film's inherent softness can be prohibitive"

:rolleyes:

I always love it when the aesthetic qualities of the film itself are used to qualitatively comment on the video transfer.

True. It's not a problem if it's faithful to the way the original film looked.

For more perspective, anyone who's not aware of the history of this film's elements should take a look at Mr. Harris's commentary below. Given what is stated here, it's amazing this disc apparently looks as good as it does.

Singin' in the Rain review (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/322127/a-few-words-about-singin-in-the-rain-in-blu-ray)

The Monkees
07-17-12, 01:43 AM
That really sucks. I'm tired of having to buy these collector's sets just for that extra disc (and a bunch of other crap). I really want the 2 discs (don't care about a DVD copy of it) but I don't have the money to spend on a $75+ set!