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Citizen Kane - 9/13/11

Old 04-28-10, 07:27 AM
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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.
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Excellent news on both counts. As always, hoping both will be available shoebox/trinket-free right from the start.
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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.
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I've held off on the DVD because it was foolscreen. Hopefully that's remedied in this version.
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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
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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.
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Hopefully digipack-free, too. They're my snappers of the Blu-ray world.
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I guess Ben-Hur is coming out next year now? Boo!
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I'm holding out for the widescreen, colorized, 3D version.
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Old 04-28-10, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rfduncan View Post
Wasn't it shot 1.37:1? How much different is that than 1.33:1?
hook, line, and sinker
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Old 04-28-10, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by naitram View Post
hook, line, and sinker
Hey around here, you never know. But as long as you thought it was funny...

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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.)
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Very happy for Citizen Kane.

Should look awesome in High Definition.
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I hope they keep the 2 hour documentary on there as well.
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"Now with restored raindrops!"
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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.
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Originally Posted by rfduncan View Post
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
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Originally Posted by JackBurton View Post
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?
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+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.
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You're not interested in a Blu-ray/sled combo-pack?
OMG! SHUT UP! Don't give Warner any ideas!
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Kane in a digibook =
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Kane in a digibook =
Oh, yeah!
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Ted Turner's Crayons edition!
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There is a man, a certain man...
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"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
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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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