2004 - the year of the DVD

 
Old 12-12-03, 04:44 AM
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2004 - the year of the DVD

Next year I believe will be the BIGGEST YEAR FOR DVD like its peak year look at the titles already announced or heavily rumoured:

STAR WARS COLLECTION SE
SCHINDLER' S LIST
DUEL SE
DISNEY'S ALADDIN
THE GRAPES OF WRAPTH (FOX CLASSIC SE)
KING KONG SE
GOODFELLAS/MEAN STREETS SE (hopfully a Scorsese/Warner Box Set)
GONE WITH THE WIND SE
RAIN MAN SE
KILL BILL/KILL BILL II SE

Is there anything from next year you are really looking forward to getting?
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Old 12-12-03, 04:53 AM
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Dont forget ROTK EE...

Indeed next year there are some titles that I've been waiting for for what seems like 10 years...Star Wars...Schindlers...

Duel Im sure will be cancelled again...luckily...I got the last release...WOOT!

King Kong is one of the major releases next year for me...
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Old 12-12-03, 05:11 AM
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Re: 2004 - the year of the DVD

Originally posted by ETILIM19
Next year I believe will be the BIGGEST YEAR FOR DVD like its peak year look at the titles already announced or heavily rumoured:

STAR WARS COLLECTION SE
SCHINDLER' S LIST
DUEL SE
DISNEY'S ALADDIN
THE GRAPES OF WRAPTH (FOX CLASSIC SE)
KING KONG SE
GOODFELLAS/MEAN STREETS SE (hopfully a Scorsese/Warner Box Set)
GONE WITH THE WIND SE
RAIN MAN SE
KILL BILL/KILL BILL II SE

Is there anything from next year you are really looking forward to getting?

for me, theres quite a bit more than that, and just from the first quarter:

-Rules of the Game, Ikiru, Diary of a Country Priest, Pickup on South Street ,Le Corbeau, all by Criterion

-The rest of the lone wolf and cub movies Animeigo is releasing

-the zatoichi movies H/V and animeigo are releasing

-Lady Snowblood 1,2 by Animeigo

-Underworld Beauty, Blackmail is my Life, Kanto Wanderer, Tattooed Life by Home Vision

-Deathdream, Fight For Your Life, and others from Blue Underground

-Superfly, Gaslight, Blow-Up, Death In Venice, The Damned, Postman Always Rings Twice(original), Wind and the Lion by Warner

-A Special Edition of Dawn of the Dead if that comes out.

-They Call Her One Eye, and any other synapse releases that are cool

-Flesh and Blood, Serpent's Egg, Persona, Shame, Hour of the Wolf, Passion of Anna by MGM.
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Old 12-12-03, 05:38 AM
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Wow, I find it hard to top 2003 - With Indy, Aliens, Vacation, and a ton of other titles that almost left me broke.
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add this list along with the others that were out done the following year

"2000!! DVD is coming in!"

"2001 - OMG!11 DVD year yo!"

"2002 - are wallets are screwed"

"2003 - biggest year ever!!"

just another year with some big names.
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Eh. Every year has great releases. 2004's no different.
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Hey..ya left out SUPERFLY!!!
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Also, don't forget Freddy vs. Jason!
Is Gone With The Wind SE a sure thing? The thread on that didn't confirm it.
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Don't forget the Friday the 13th boxset either.
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The only title on that list I'm interested in is Goodfellas.

However, January/February of 2004 has to be the greatest 2 months of DVD:

Blow-Up
Ingmar Bergman Collection (Persona / Shame / Hour of the Wolf / The Passion of Anna / The Serpent's Egg)
Mon Oncle:CC and M. Hulot's Holiday:CC (back in print)
City of God (Best film of 2003)
Ed Wood
Rules of the Game: Criterion Collection
Ikiru: Criterion Collection
Cyrano de Bergerac
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Old 12-12-03, 07:45 AM
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Eh. Every year has great releases. 2004's no different.
Absolutely..i certainly see the trend continuing although won't ever be able to say one year is better than another.
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Aside from the ones already listed...

Winsor McCay: The Master Edition (Milestone)
Nosferatu Ultimate Edition (Milestone)
Allegro non troppo (Home Vision)
Battle of Algiers (Criterion)
Spies (Kino)
Pagnol's Marseilles Trilogy (Kino)
Any silent movie releases from Warner/TCM
Floating Weeds (Criterion)
It (Milestone)
Any more releases of Milestone's ten volume early Russian cinema (Evangi Bauer and Ladislaw Starewicz, volumes 7 and 3 respectively, have been released)
L'Age Dor (Kino)
La Dolce Vita (Koch Lorber. But is it real?)
Onibaba, Woman in the Dunes, Life of Oharu, or any other rumored Japanese film from Criterion
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I could give a flying act of copulation about Star Wars, I want a 5 disk MINIMUM ... DAWN OF THE DEAD BOX!!!

I expect excessive amounts of double dip releases this year. I'm hoping that the smaller weird genre releases will keep me in new viewing for this year.
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Of the many, MANY titles mentioned in this thread, the only one I'm the least bit interested in is Ed Wood. And maybe Aladdin. Oh, and I'll be picking up The Grapes of Wrath too, but only because it's part of the Fox Studio Classics series.

There actually aren't a whole lot of films I'm still waiting for on DVD, and of the ones I'm awaiting the most, none have been announced yet, or even hinted at.

I'm looking forward to TV shows on DVD in '04 more than anything else.

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Don't forget the original Star Trek coming in Box Sets finally and Voyager

Star Trek VI in anamorphic too!
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Eh. Every year has great releases. 2004's no different.


I have to disagree with this, for one reason: This year DVD players finally cracked the $25 price margin for a Progressive Scan/S-Video player.

And I'm living proof, having just bought mine on a BF sale for 24.99 AR.

With (any) new technology you need a certain threshold in your market to make it feasible to market the product. The distribution of our old, beloved classics, in particular, presents an additional challenge because it is extremely expensive in human labor and skill to remaster these films and press them into a 21st Century DVD form.
The paradigm is further complicated because consumers aren't going to purchase DVDs unless they first have a DVD player and the Studios' greatest boon this past Black Friday was to witness millions of Americans, like myself, purchase the mechanism by which to take advantage of their product a DVD player.

ETILIM19 is correct, but not necessarily for the reasons he stated. In exploding this market by a factor of millions of DVD-player-owners, as was finally done this past month, the Studios are now going to be able to leverage the huge expense of remastering our classics against a market that will reward them with volume on a scale unprecedented (imho).

And 2004 is when I predict we'll witness the shift from VHS to DVD as it thunders across American households newly outfitted with their first DVD player.

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Oh, and one thing that I'm not looking forward to, but which I'm afraid will be happening anyway, is the release of even more DVDs in fullscreen only. MGM and Columbia Tri-Star have already announced several catalog titles in fullscreen for next year, and I have a sinking feeling those are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Alice in Wonderland SE.

All Criterions.

And something VERY important:

THE ABILITY TO COMPLETE BUFFY AND X-FILES COMPLETE SERIES Woot woot!
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a new Nosferatu is coming out in 2004? SWEET!!! Were talkin the original right?
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Originally posted by Coral
The only title on that list I'm interested in is Goodfellas.

However, January/February of 2004 has to be the greatest 2 months of DVD:

Blow-Up
Ingmar Bergman Collection (Persona / Shame / Hour of the Wolf / The Passion of Anna / The Serpent's Egg)
Mon Oncle:CC and M. Hulot's Holiday:CC (back in print)
City of God (Best film of 2003)
Ed Wood
Rules of the Game: Criterion Collection
Ikiru: Criterion Collection
Cyrano de Bergerac
I am very much looking forward to several of these titles too ... I'd also add on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Swimming Pool to the mix.

But, just for example, do you really think it beats out ....?

October/November 2003

Finding Nemo
LOTR: TT - EE
Dick Van Dyke (Season One and Two)
La Strada - Criterion
Naked Lunch - Criterion
Le Cercle Rouge - Criterion
Tokyo Story - Criterion
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Re-released James Bond Box Sets
Looney Tunes Collections
West Wing - Season 1
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Italian Job (old and new versions of the film)
Scarface
(among others)


Note: Just missing by a couple days of making the list (either way)

Yankee Doodle Dandy SE
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre SE
Alias Season 2
Fargo
The Adventures of Robin Hood SE
Alien Quadrilogy
Pirates of the Caribean
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I think you guys are forgetting one important release:

TOP GUN:SE
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well that sucks...
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Maybe this year I'll get my Boy Meets World DVD's?

Which I think is possible

Disney has taken it off as a premiere show on Disney Channel, moved it to 1:30 AM and 2:30 in the afternoon, as compared to 3:30, 4:30, 10 to 11, and 1:00 daily

A petition was started, then removed, but Buena Vista employees did listen.

Lizzie McGuire stopped showing as much, and weeks later the first two Lizzie DVD's came out..

However, they could have just released season 1 on one DVD..and not two with no real order....
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I think you guys are forgetting one important release:

TOP GUN:SE
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I am very much looking forward to several of these titles too ... I'd also add on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Swimming Pool to the mix.

But, just for example, do you really think it beats out ....?

October/November 2003

Finding Nemo
LOTR: TT - EE
Dick Van Dyke (Season One and Two)
La Strada - Criterion
Naked Lunch - Criterion
Le Cercle Rouge - Criterion
Tokyo Story - Criterion
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Re-released James Bond Box Sets
Looney Tunes Collections
West Wing - Season 1
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Italian Job (old and new versions of the film)
Scarface
(among others)
IMO, Jan/Feb 2004 is better.

I'm not much of a mainstream fan - so those titles wouldn't really get me excited. 3 of the Criterions you listed (not a fan of Naked Lunch) are very impressive though.
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