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Old 02-17-12, 11:15 PM   #1
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2012 TCM Film Festival as Platform for Upcoming BR Releases

Realizing how the TCM Film Festival has become a platform to exhibit new restorations and perhaps even assess the potential of a catalog film releases on Blu-Ray, I decided this thread will create a good reference for any related discussion:

2012 Festival Line-Up
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - Restoration premiere: Released on BR Jan 2012
CABARET (1972) - Premiere of 40th anniversary restoration, late 2012 BR release appears to be a certainty.
CALL HER SAVAGE (1932) - 80th anniversary restoration.
CASABLANCA (1942) - 70th anniversary restoration; Release due in March 2012.
CHINATOWN (1974) - BR release scheduled for April 2012.
GIRL SHY (1924)
GODFATHER II (1974) - already released on BR
GRAND ILLUSION (1937) - 75th anniversary restoration: to be released in UK and France soon, hopefully this means a Region A release is not far behind.
GUN CRAZY (1950)
HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962) - Already released on BR
LOVE STORY (1979) - released Feb 7, 2012
RAW DEAL (1948)
SABRINA (1954)
SINGIN IN THE RAIN (1952) - 60th anniversary restoration premiere, Late 2012 BR confirmed
THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924) - Fairbanks' Pirate was released on BR last year, so hopefully that means this gem is coming soon.
TWO FOR THE ROAD (1967) - 45 anniversary restoration
WINGS (1927) - released Jan 2012
THE WOMEN (1939) - Hopefully "new print" means BR release likely.
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Old 02-18-12, 01:30 AM   #2
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Re: 2012 TCM Film Festival as Platform for Upcoming BR Releases

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Cabaret and the Hepburns seem like no-brainers
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Re: 2012 TCM Film Festival as Platform for Upcoming BR Releases

Cabaret is a must as Warner never did justice to on DVD by releasing it non-anamorphic.
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Old 02-18-12, 09:36 AM   #4
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Re: 2012 TCM Film Festival as Platform for Upcoming BR Releases

A Blu-ray of Gun Crazy seems unlikely, but would be welcome news. Also, Nothing Sacred was released by Kino in December.
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Old 02-26-12, 10:43 PM   #5
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It would be awesome to get Two For the Road on BD. My wife and I just watched this movie last night and really liked it. Very original, great cinematography, great costume, clever script, etc.
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