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Old 12-10-11, 06:25 AM
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Olive Films to distribute Paramount and Republic titles

These items will be released on February 14, 2012.


These items will be released on February 28, 2012.




Pre-Orders are up @ Amazon.com & BestBuy.com

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Old 12-12-11, 11:08 PM
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Where the fuck is Chinatown?!
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Where the fuck is Chinatown?!
I sure as hell hope Paramount releases Chinatown and not hand it off to some small distribution house.

But damn! Jeff Speakman on blu!
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Old 12-12-11, 11:22 PM
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Paramount is celebrating their centennial in 2012. They will be releasing blu rays of a lot of catalog titles. On Home Theater Forum, they've already confirmed that a blu of Chinatown is in the works. Samson and Deliah will also be making it's debut on dvd/blu. I'm sure they'll start releasing more details in the next couple of weeks.
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I hope S&D has the same like-treatment as Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.
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Originally Posted by IanUngstad View Post
Paramount is celebrating their centennial in 2012. They will be releasing blu rays of a lot of catalog titles. On Home Theater Forum, they've already confirmed that a blu of Chinatown is in the works. Samson and Deliah will also be making it's debut on dvd/blu. I'm sure they'll start releasing more details in the next couple of weeks.
Awesome news.
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1900 ???
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Where the fuck is Chinatown?!
Lovely.
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I would love for The Day of the Locust to be released on blu ray.
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Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
I sure as hell hope Paramount releases Chinatown and not hand it off to some small distribution house.

But damn! Jeff Speakman on blu!
Holy shit...Jeff Speakman! I LOVEEEEED his movies. Not sure why, but I had a VHS copy of his first four movies (Pefect Weapon, Street Knight, Expert and something else) (EP 8 hour tape FTW) that I carried around forever. Actually I probably still have the tape in a bin somewhere. But Perfect Weapon was pretty awesome and I will be buying that one for sure.


Is Buccaneer any good? Just curious.

Edit: However, they must be insane if they think I will pay $26.99 for Perfect Weapon. Especially when it is almost guaranteed to be bare bones and probably 2.0 DTS HD audio. I'd do $15, but $27...heck no.
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Independent distributors Olive Films have revealed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray the following three films: Byron Haskin's Silver City, (1951) and Denver and Rio Grande (1952), and Nicholas Ray's Run for Cover (1955).

Exact technical specs, region coding status and supplemental features for these releases have not been revealed yet, but the preliminary release date set by the distributors is May 22.

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Old 03-13-12, 04:09 PM
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^Nice! I just watched Run for Cover Sunday via Netflix Streaming, a nice minor Ray effort. His outsider theme feels a little forced in the Western context it is placed in, but the film at least does a good job of playing against genre convention and audience expectations. I'm if it becomes available for around $12 at some point.
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Old 03-13-12, 04:13 PM
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Olive, Paramount, whoever... 1492 on Blu Ray please
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Olive, Paramount, whoever... 1492 on Blu Ray please
As long as it beats the shitty French release.
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Old 03-16-12, 10:43 AM
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Old 03-16-12, 01:47 PM
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Looking forward to It's Only Money and Who's Minding the Store.
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Old 03-17-12, 11:35 AM
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Looking forward to It's Only Money and Who's Minding the Store.
As am I, I just wish their prices were more reasonable. Olive titles never seem to be heavily discounted on Amazon either. I picked up Geisha Boy for $14.14 shipped from DD and Rock-A Bye Baby for around the same from B & N, but the former was part of a sale and for the latter I used a discounted giftcard. Family Video sells Olive titles for $17.99, which is still too high for me.
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It's hard to complain about Olive Films prices, after picking up Picnic and Rapture from Twilight Time.
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So excited to hear that Olive films has acquired the Republic Films Library. I'm hoping that films such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and High Noon make their way onto Blu-ray.
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Old 03-30-12, 03:40 PM
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I'm hoping that films such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and High Noon make their way onto Blu-ray.
Invasion is one of the few titles I'd pre-order regardless of price.
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Invasion is one of the few titles I'd pre-order regardless of price.
I want it too. I have the Kaufman version but the original is still the best IMO.
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Old 03-30-12, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Superdaddy View Post
I have the Kaufman version but the original is still the best IMO.
Going to have to disagree with you there - in my opinion, the original is one of the best sci-fi films of the 1950's, but the 1970's version is one of the best sci-fi films ever made.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Going to have to disagree with you there - in my opinion, the original is one of the best sci-fi films of the 1950's, but the 1970's version is one of the best sci-fi films ever made.
That's cool. The Kaufman version is very fine filmmaking, and the BD release is very good quality. If all remakes were this good, I'd probably have less problems with remakes of classic movies.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who feels his BD collection isn't quite complete without both of them.
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