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Old 10-27-05, 10:55 AM   #1
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Now that MGM titles can be "SuperBit" - What's your wish list?

Mad Max and Rollerball are getting the Superbit treatment:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/442975-sony-january-2006-news.html

So, it looks like Sony (a) hasn't abandoned Superbit, as many (including me) had thought and (b) the MGM catalog they aquired is now available for this.

What MGM titles would you like to see?

My initial thoughts:

Dances with Wolves
La Femme Nikita
Robocop
The Terminator
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Old 10-27-05, 10:58 AM   #2
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silence of the lambs perhaps? and the usual suspects.
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Old 10-27-05, 10:58 AM   #3
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Both Robocop and The Terminator would be sweet.

I'd also like to see TGTBTU get a Superbit treatment.
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Old 10-27-05, 11:04 AM   #4
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Another vote for Silence of The Lambs
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Old 10-27-05, 11:06 AM   #5
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i honestly don't see why superbit would even be an issue any more. with a HD format on the horizon, I'm not going to really bother with SB...even though I have a bunch of them. I'm surprised they're even being released.

But thanks for letting me know!
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Old 10-27-05, 11:10 AM   #6
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i honestly don't see why superbit would even be an issue any more. with a HD format on the horizon, I'm not going to really bother with SB...even though I have a bunch of them. I'm surprised they're even being released.
Yeah, I was pretty surprised too... with the lack of recent releases and the Best Buy $9.99 "sale" (I assumed "clearance"), I thought we had seen the last of these.

I'm definitely less excited about this concept now that we're closer to blu-ray becoming a reality. But, I'll probably pick up some of my favorites as they come out, assuming they're relatively cheap and, obviously, an improvement over the current editions.
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Old 10-27-05, 11:11 AM   #7
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Old 10-27-05, 12:09 PM   #8
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Definitely...


Robocop
The Terminator
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Old 10-27-05, 12:27 PM   #9
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Rollerball...oh no. I'll agree with the above though. However, I won't buy buying anymore Terminator DVD's
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Old 10-27-05, 12:30 PM   #10
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Old 10-27-05, 12:39 PM   #11
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They could definitely revisit Last Tango in Paris!!

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Old 10-27-05, 12:59 PM   #12
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Definitely agree with giving the Superbit treatment to Robocop and Terminator. Also, howsabout The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai or Swamp Thing (R-Rated).
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Old 10-27-05, 01:20 PM   #13
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Eh, I always felt Superbit was a marketing gimmick, much like "spine numbers."
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Old 10-27-05, 02:17 PM   #14
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Old 10-27-05, 02:58 PM   #15
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Old 10-27-05, 03:56 PM   #16
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Old 10-27-05, 05:05 PM   #17
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Rollerball ('02)???

Is that statistically the least desirable title in the entire MGM catalog. I honestly think that even dookie like Bio-Dome would sell more copies.

If they are going to start doing Mgm stuff in superbit, then the least they could do are go with films like Annie Hall, Network, Poltergeist, Great Train Robbery, Child's Play, Pumpkinhead or Brainstorm, as the current discs are pretty shoddy and appear to have been transferred from old LD masters.

The current Mad Max dvd looks just fine as it is.
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Old 10-27-05, 06:48 PM   #18
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Old 10-27-05, 07:50 PM   #19
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Bugg -- MGM doesn't hold the rights to Poltergeist any more. Warner will have to take care of any future remastering.

...but you're right. Loads of room for improvement there.
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Old 10-27-05, 07:57 PM   #20
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All the Bond movies and Scanners.
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Old 10-27-05, 08:43 PM   #21
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Hey what about ROCKY at less te first 3 movies..
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Old 10-27-05, 09:22 PM   #22
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I was tempted to include that too... but the thought of re-buying 20+ DVDs (without extras) just for marginal improvement in picture/sound seems daunting. I might just hold out for Blu-ray with those!
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Old 10-29-05, 10:19 PM   #23
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Old 10-30-05, 04:35 AM   #24
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For me, a bigger issue is bringing out a RESPECTABLE release for some MGM films, like Terminator. The 2001 release, the DVD-14, looked great and had nice special features. That is now out-of-print. Sony needs to bring that back as a 2-disc SE. I don't think it needs a Superbit, as the film was by itself anyway. Robocop needs a stand-alone release. Thief needs to be re-released with the theatrical cut (and cleaned up). Etc. I think this is more important than just Superbit. It will be interesting (or frustrating) to see how Sony handles MGM's catalog.
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