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Old 06-01-12, 09:50 AM
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

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that means STREETS OF FIRE and DOUBLE INDEMNITY should be announced soon!
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

^
I've already got my MoC steelbook of Double Indemnity on order - assumedly free of the DNR fiddling that seems to plague most of the US Universal releases.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Harvey also confirmed as a 9/4 release.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Harvey is one of those titles that I've just never gotten around to watching. Not sure why. I'll give it a shot on Blu-ray when it comes out.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
Harvey is one of those titles that I've just never gotten around to watching. Not sure why. I'll give it a shot on Blu-ray when it comes out.
It's been a long time since I've watched it. Saw it on TV years ago. I really liked it at the time. I'll certainly give it another watch when the disc is released.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

While it's nice that they're using poster art, the overall effect is ruined by the multiple crappy banners across the top. And is the film's target audience really clamoring for a digital copy?
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Finally, I can watch this classic on my phone while taking a shit!

Seriously, though, there's a high probability of that happening. Can't wait to buy this one.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

I love that it's coming to BD. The Buck Privates Blu-ray was garbage, though, I hope that's not the case here.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
While it's nice that they're using poster art, the overall effect is ruined by the multiple crappy banners across the top. And is the film's target audience really clamoring for a digital copy?
The target audience would especially enjoy an Ultraviolet copy
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein has been bumped up one week to 8/28.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

still waiting on STREETS OF FIRE to be announced
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Has the "Sixteen Candles" release been moved up? Bluray.com still shows 9/4, but Amazon says "in stock on August 19th".
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
still waiting on STREETS OF FIRE to be announced
You and me both
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

STREETS OF FIRE? I'll believe it when I see it. That will probably be the last HD DVD in my collection.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

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STREETS OF FIRE? I'll believe it when I see it. That will probably be the last HD DVD in my collection.
We know you still have Cat People.

Don't lie.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Blu-ray.com review of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - I guess at this point "there's little doubt that the film has undergone some digital scrubbing and tweaking" is as good as it can get as far as Universal meddling with transfers goes.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Not a new collection but Universal is packaging 25 of it's greatest films together for it's 100th Anniversary celebration. I'd consider it if I didn't have most of the stuff out of it I want already.
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http://www.shortlist.com/entertainme...vd-and-blu-ray
The collection is released on November 6th and the films included are as follows:

∑ All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

∑ Dracula (1931)

∑ Dracula Spanish (1931) (Blu-ray Collection only)

∑ Buck Privates (1941)

∑ Pillow Talk (1959)

∑ Spartacus (1960)

∑ To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

∑ The Birds (1963)

∑ American Graffiti (1973)

∑ The Sting (1973)

∑ Jaws (1975)

∑ National Lampoonís Animal House (1978)

∑ E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

∑ Scarface (1983)

∑ The Breakfast Club (1985)

∑ Back to the Future (1985)

∑ Out of Africa (1985)

∑ Field of Dreams (1989)

∑ Do the Right Thing (1989)

∑ Jurassic Park (1993)

∑ Schindlerís List (1993) (DVD Collection only)

∑ Apollo 13 (1995)

∑ The Fast and the Furious (2001)

∑ The Bourne Identity (2002)

∑ Mamma Mia! The Movie (2008)

∑ Despicable Me (2010)
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Mamma Mia! is one of Universal's greatest films?
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

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Mamma Mia! is one of Universal's greatest films?
Truthfully none of the films from the 2000's they picked are that great if you ask me with exception to maybe The Bourne Identity.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Universal's Top Twenty-Five Grossing Films of All Time:
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Jurassic Park
  • Meet the Fockers
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Jaws
  • Despicable Me
  • Bruce Almighty
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • King Kong
  • The Lorax
  • Ted
  • Back to the Future
  • Fast Five
  • The Mummy Returns
  • Liar Liar
  • Jurassic Park III
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Apollo 13
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Bridesmaids
  • Meet the Parents
  • The Sting
  • The Mummy
  • Fast and Furious
To be fair, Universal doesn't have the strongest back catalog.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Where's Jesus Christ Superstar on Blu-ray?
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
Universal's Top Twenty-Five Grossing Films of All Time:
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Jurassic Park
  • Meet the Fockers
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Jaws
  • Despicable Me
  • Bruce Almighty
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • King Kong
  • The Lorax
  • Ted
  • Back to the Future
  • Fast Five
  • The Mummy Returns
  • Liar Liar
  • Jurassic Park III
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Apollo 13
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Bridesmaids
  • Meet the Parents
  • The Sting
  • The Mummy
  • Fast and Furious
To be fair, Universal doesn't have the strongest back catalog.
And to be fair, you really do need to adjust these with inflation.
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
And to be fair, you really do need to adjust these with inflation.
Amen
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Re: New wave of Universal catalog releases

Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
And to be fair, you really do need to adjust these with inflation.
Definitely. I think Universal has one of the better catalogs of the majors. Many of my favorites are from them.

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