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Old 01-16-11, 11:54 PM
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Still waiting for any info when Universal going to release Schindler's List on blu-ray.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by ThePhantomGoat
so... does criterion not have the rights to Dazed anymore?
I guess Criterion only has the DVD distribution rights to Dazed, not the BD. I can't believe it's coming up on five years since Criterion's Dazed and Confused DVD was released. (June 6, 2006)

I'll be getting for sure

Blue Crush
Dazed and Confused
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

and maybe

Billy Madison
Happy Gilmore
Animal House
Old 01-17-11, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by NoirFan
And hopefully Spartacus.
with a new hidef transfer of course.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Where's Being John Malkovich?
Old 01-17-11, 01:32 PM
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by L Chabert Lover
I guess Criterion only has the DVD distribution rights to Dazed, not the BD. I can't believe it's coming up on five years since Criterion's Dazed and Confused DVD was released. (June 6, 2006)
That's what I initially thought as well, but then Criterion announced their release of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas in April.

Criterion and Universal have a good working relationship, and while I don't see Do The Right Thing getting revisited (which is a shame, since the color timing is messed up, ruining an otherwise flawless transfer), F&L shows that titles such as Dazed & Confused (if it ends up being a straight port of the Flashback Edition) and Traffic could still be Criterion candidates.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Yeah, I would suspect that Universal and Criterion cut identical deals as to DVD with some of these titles; the "Flashback" single-disc Dazed is still in-print and widely available, concurrently with Criterion's.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Blu-ray.com's review:

Babe - April 5th
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Where's Being John Malkovich?
On HD-DVD! (It's been on D-VHS too!)
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by Arpeggi
Where's Being John Malkovich?
It's getting a (presumably Region B) UK release on 9/9.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Blu-ray.com's review:

Babe - April 5th
Might be time to upgrade this. My DVD is the old full-screen version that came out when Universal was releasing their DVD's in CD jewel cases. Actually, I think the same goes for The River Wild...
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Originally Posted by matome
Might be time to upgrade this. My DVD is the old full-screen version that came out when Universal was releasing their DVD's in CD jewel cases. Actually, I think the same goes for The River Wild...
Best Buy has an end cap with some Universal catalogs and The River Wild is one of them. They're $9.99 a pop.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

If you want a lot of these titles and are on a budget I recommend getting the HD DVD versions on e-Bay.

There are several lots of HD-DVD Universal titles where you can get 50 titles for $50-$60. Some of the titles are titles that are not on Blu-ray and may never be like Mobsters, Streets of Fire, American Me, Cat People etc.

In my area, HD DVD players can be found used for around $20-$40.
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Might want to take this with a grain of salt, but:

Originally Posted by Amazon reviewer
I wrote to Universal about The Birds on Blu ray and they said they have no plans in the future to release it on Blu ray
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Universal's releases are region free.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by NoirFan
Might want to take this with a grain of salt, but:
Originally Posted by Amazon reviewer
I wrote to Universal about The Birds on Blu ray and they said they have no plans in the future to release it on Blu ray
Now that just brings down my day. Even if it's not the best Hitchcock film, more Hitchcock on Blu-Ray can only be a good thing...
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From the Criterion Forum:
Hey guys, so i have it on very good authority that the following is coming from Universal next year (skipping the Jan/Feb stuff that's already been announced):

Feb.
M.O.D.: Marlene Dietrich double feature
Standard blu:
2/14 - Johnny English
2/21 - Honey

March
Blu combo (all 3/6): The Deer Hunter, Harvey, The Nutty Professor, Parenthood, Out of Africa
DVD (all 3/6): Charade, The Egg and I, Francis the Talking Mule, The Last Temptation of Christ, My Man Godfrey, Sullivan's Travels, Three Smart Girls
repackaged blu combo & dvd (3/6): The Blues Brothers, Despicable Me, Meet the Parents
Repackaged dvd (3/6): Car Wash, The Deer Hunter*, Destry Rides Again, Duck Soup, Harvey, The Jerk, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, The Nutty Professor, Parenthood
Standard blu:
3/6 - Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat, Dragonheart, The Quest (all bd)
3/20 - American Pie, American Pie 2, American Wedding (all bd combo)

April
Blu combo (4/17): Buck Privates
M.O.D.: Joel Mccrea westerns
Standard blu:
4/3 - Evan Almighty, Life, Nutty Professor II (all bd)
4/10 - Definitely Maybe, Meet Joe Black (int'l. bd)

May: 5/1
Blu combo: Pillow Talk
Standard blu: About a Boy, Mystery Men, Sea of Love (all bd)

June
M.O.D.: 1950's melodrama
Blu combo (6/5): Back to the Future, Erin Brockovich, Sixteen Candles, Smokey and the Bandit, The Sting
Repackaged blu combo & dvd (6/5): American Pie, The Big Lebowski, Casino, The Fast and the Furious, King Kong, The Mummy '99, Animal House, Spartacus, United 93
Repackaged dvd (6/5): Back to the Future, Earthquake, Erin Brockovich, High Plains Drifter, Sixteen Candles, Smokey and the Bandit, The Sting, Winchester '73
Standard blu (6/5): Blues Brothers 2000 (int'l), Liar Liar (bd), Scent of a Woman (bd/dvd)

July
Blu combo (7/3): Born on the Fourth of July
Repackaged dvd (7/3): Born on the Fourth of July

Aug.
Blu combo & dvd (8/14): Jaws
M.O.D.: Universal rarities
Standard blu (8/7): Andromeda Strain, Jaws 3 3d (both bd)

Sept.
Blu combo (9/4): Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Airport (also dvd), Double Indemnity, Jurassic Park (also dvd)
Repackaged blu combo + dvd (9/4): Atonement, Bridesmaids, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Out of Africa, Scarface '83
Repackaged dvd (9/4): The Birds*, Double Indemnity*, The Incredible Shrinking Man, It Came From Outer Space, Psycho*, Scarface '32, Vertigo*
Blu-ray Alfred Hitchcock set (9/4): Not certain, but thinking this will contain The Birds, Psycho, and Vertigo
Standard blu (9/4): Rumble Fish, Slap Shot, Streets of Fire (all bd)

Oct.
Blu combo & dvd (10/23): E.T. 30th
Blu & dvd classic monsters set (10/23): Not sure, but think this will have Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy '32, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon and possibly The Hunchback of Notre Dame '23 and The Phantom of the Opera '25 & '43
M.O.D.: Billy Wilder collection
Standard blu (10/2): The Bone Collector, Bride of Chucky, Fear, Holiday Inn 70th anniversary (all bd)

Nov.
Blu & dvd 100th anniversary set (11/6)

Dec.
M.O.D.: film noir

* = new 1-disc dvd
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Jaws this August? Hmmm......
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

I'm in for Dragonheart
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

i filled the cup.

The Deer Hunter, Sixteen Candles, Smokey and the Bandit, The Sting, Jaws, Jaws 3 (where the fuck is 2?), Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Double Indemnity, Alfred Hitchcock set, Rumble Fish, Slap Shot, Streets of Fire, E.T., classic monsters set
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

You guys realized the person who posted the list just joined that day...right?
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
You guys realized the person who posted the list just joined that day...right?
Yup, and we have no idea what his source is. Still, some intriguing possibilities on that list.
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There's a bunch of things that interest me, if this turns out to be legit.

I figured the classic monster films for a long, long shot, but considering they will soon release another film from the same era (All Quiet on the Western Front), I'm willing to entertain the possibility that they may finally come out.

The Spielbergs are probably accurate. Next year is E.T.'s thirtieth, so it makes sense. And Steven previously said Jaws is in the works.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

"Blu combo" means BD+DVD+DC, right? I'm hoping Uni is going to be embracing flippers again in 2012.

Still, nothing on this list seems outside the realm of possibility. Lots of wanted titles on there.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by NoirFan
Yup, and we have no idea what his source is. Still, some intriguing possibilities on that list.
BTW, Star Wars Holiday Special is coming out next Christmas on Blu-ray with Commentary by George Lucas. Just saying'
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Yeah, I'll wait until a more credible source mirrors that list. But if true, there's plenty I'd likely purchase. And I'll pay whatever their asking for the Monsters set on day 1. Hopefully it'll be similar to the DVD box set Universal released several years ago.

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