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NoirFan 04-28-10 07:27 AM

Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
From Blu-ray.com--

Warner Home Video has announced a moratorium initiative in North America for two of its best-selling titles. As of May 10, the DVD of Citizen Kane will be pulled from shelves; in July 12, Ben-Hur will follow. Both films are undergoing comprehensive restorations in preparation for their return in 2011 now on Blu-ray.

Jeff Baker, Warner's Executive Vice President and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog stated, "As in the past, Warner Home Video is, once again, placing two of our 'event' titles on moratorium 12-18 months in advance of major re-releases." He added: "We know that it will be worth the wait, as significant content additions are being developed, and Ben-Hur, in particular, has been selected to receive the Ultimate Collectors Edition treatment, reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind and Woodstock, which celebrated anniversaries in 2009."

Last year, WHV put three movies in moratorium: Caddyshack, Doctor Zhivago and The Exorcist (see blu-ray.com, August 7, 2009). The first two have already been announced on Blu-ray; the third is expected to be announced later in the year.

Note that Ben-Hur had appeared in a provisional release schedule for 2010 (see blu-ray.com, January 27).
I gave separate threads to Citizen Kane and Ben Hur so that they wouldn't be lumped together in one massive unweildy thread like with GWTW and Wizard of Oz.

JackBurton 04-28-10 07:49 AM

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Excellent news on both counts. As always, hoping both will be available shoebox/trinket-free right from the start.

Doctorossi 04-28-10 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by JackBurton (Post 10128823)
As always, hoping both will be available shoebox/trinket-free right from the start.

+1. It's hard enough to hold on another year-and-a-half, let alone an added wait for a non-Cracker Jack edition.

Groucho 04-28-10 09:03 AM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
I've held off on the DVD because it was foolscreen. Hopefully that's remedied in this version.

rexinnih 04-28-10 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Groucho (Post 10128941)
I've held off on the DVD because it was foolscreen. Hopefully that's remedied in this version.

Damn straight! I need me some widescreen Rosebud goodness -wink-

rfduncan 04-28-10 11:54 AM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
Wasn't it shot 1.37:1? How much different is that than 1.33:1? Still will be nice to have on Blu-ray if it is fully restored. I should start moving to sell my DVD copy once the title is off the shelves.

Scorpio 04-28-10 12:07 PM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
Hopefully digipack-free, too. They're my snappers of the Blu-ray world.

The Monkees 04-28-10 12:55 PM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
I guess Ben-Hur is coming out next year now? Boo! :(

BuckNaked2k 04-28-10 01:05 PM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
I'm holding out for the widescreen, colorized, 3D version.

naitram 04-28-10 03:16 PM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 

Originally Posted by rfduncan (Post 10129236)
Wasn't it shot 1.37:1? How much different is that than 1.33:1?

:lol: hook, line, and sinker

rfduncan 04-28-10 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by naitram (Post 10129570)
:lol: hook, line, and sinker

Hey around here, you never know. But as long as you thought it was funny...


Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k (Post 10129570)
I'm holding out for the widescreen, colorized, 3D version.

See now THAT was quite deliberately funny instead of coming across as someone who is just clueless. (Then again it was Groucho so I'm the dummy.)

PopcornTreeCt 04-28-10 07:21 PM

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Very happy for Citizen Kane.

Should look awesome in High Definition.

dsa_shea 04-28-10 07:54 PM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
I hope they keep the 2 hour documentary on there as well.

MBoyd 04-28-10 08:01 PM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
"Now with restored raindrops!"

MTRodaba2468 04-28-10 08:03 PM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
Can't say I'm surprised. Citizen Kane's 70th anniversary is next year.

I will be getting that and Ben-Hur as soon as they're released.

naitram 04-28-10 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by rfduncan (Post 10129720)
Hey around here, you never know. But as long as you thought it was funny...


See now THAT was quite deliberately funny instead of coming across as someone who is just clueless. (Then again it was Groucho so I'm the dummy.)

Just some good clean fun...Groucho will get ya like that :)

Oh, and the perfunctory "hell yes!" for Kane - one of my most anticipated :banana:

NoirFan 04-29-10 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by JackBurton (Post 10128823)
As always, hoping both will be available shoebox/trinket-free right from the start.

You're not interested in a Blu-ray/sled combo-pack?

Grubert 04-29-10 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Doctorossi (Post 10128933)
+1. It's hard enough to hold on another year-and-a-half, let alone an added wait for a non-Cracker Jack edition.

Most probably Digibook. Ben-Hur will be the one getting the big box edition.

rfduncan 04-29-10 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by NoirFan (Post 10130699)
You're not interested in a Blu-ray/sled combo-pack?

OMG! SHUT UP! Don't give Warner any ideas! ;)

doctorthodt 04-29-10 08:26 AM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
Kane in a digibook = :drool:

Doctorossi 04-29-10 08:40 AM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 

Originally Posted by doctorthodt (Post 10130783)
Kane in a digibook = :drool:

Oh, yeah!

bluetoast 04-29-10 11:08 AM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
Ted Turner's Crayons edition!

Chrisedge 04-29-10 04:04 PM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 
There is a man, a certain man...

Rypro 525 04-29-10 04:41 PM

re: Citizen Kane - 9/13/11
 

Originally Posted by MBoyd (Post 10130080)
"Now with restored raindrops!"

i was just gonna say that. i wonder if they'll get rid of the sometimes nasty edge enhancement and maybe have some grain to the picture as well

calhoun07 04-29-10 04:56 PM

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I never really got too much into Ben Hur but I bet it will look fantastic on Blu Ray.


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