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Old 01-15-12, 01:16 PM
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i can't seem to get it to work for me. is there a code to get the B2G1 special? i checked the thread in the discounts section and don't see a mention of a code.
It's not a code. Just part of their sale.

Edit: The Hitchcocks are not part of the sale.

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Pre-orders aren't part of the sale, but they should be included starting 1/24.
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Pre-orders aren't part of the sale, but they should be included starting 1/24.
Belle de jour, Traffic, Gojira and Moment of Truth are included. Real Steel is also included.
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Damn, guess I'm waiting until they all hit $9.99 on Amazon.
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Old 01-15-12, 11:12 PM
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The Birds on Blu-ray would be awesome. I got to see a very nice 35mm print last year at TCM's special screening in St. Louis and it looked pristine.
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Old 01-16-12, 03:57 PM
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Definitely look forward to announcements of Shadow of a Doubt and Rope. Would also certainly not turn down good blu-rays of Vertigo and Rear Window. However, I personally feel a lot of the others, The Birds included, are a bit overrated and a little dull IMHO.

Also, I hope Warner Bros. puts Strangers on a Train on blu-ray this year.

Since they were also mentioned, does anybody else feel that, while some of the Universal monster sequels are fun in their own campy ways, Bride of Frankenstein is the only sequel that really "needs" an HD/blu-ray transfer? I think the other films in the series could just be compiled in SD as bonus discs in blu-ray sets, like the Legacy collections, just having HD prints of Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Wolfman, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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Since they were also mentioned, does anybody else feel that, while some of the Universal monster sequels are fun in their own campy ways, Bride of Frankenstein is the only sequel that really "needs" an HD/blu-ray transfer? I think the other films in the series could just be compiled in SD as bonus discs in blu-ray sets, like the Legacy collections, just having HD prints of Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Wolfman, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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Since they were also mentioned, does anybody else feel that, while some of the Universal monster sequels are fun in their own campy ways, Bride of Frankenstein is the only sequel that really "needs" an HD/blu-ray transfer?
Dracula's Daughter is certainly deserving of HD treatment, and I'd venture that it is markedly superior to Dracula itself.
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Since they were also mentioned, does anybody else feel that, while some of the Universal monster sequels are fun in their own campy ways, Bride of Frankenstein is the only sequel that really "needs" an HD/blu-ray transfer?
The thing is that no one really does standard def-only transfers anymore. Pretty much every movie that's been released on DVD for ages now has an HD master in place. Since these sequels have been fully mastered in HD, why not go ahead and release 'em on Blu-ray? With as short as so many of those movies are, plus 1.37:1 being pretty easy to compress with those large pillarboxing bars, I'm sure they could find room for 'em.
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Old 01-17-12, 10:23 AM
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If they already have HD transfers of them, then I definitely think they should release them that way.

I was only thinking that if it came down to them not wanting to include them in a set because they didn't want to spend the time or money to do HD transfers, then I'd rather they just include them in SD to replace the old sets.
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DVD Beaver on Notorious
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Old 01-18-12, 09:58 PM
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Wait..."Rope" is going to be released on Blu-ray in HD? I guess I missed that bit of news.
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Old 01-19-12, 08:51 AM
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Wait..."Rope" is going to be released on Blu-ray in HD? I guess I missed that bit of news.
That's because it hasn't been announced.

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i have a feeling dvdbeaver will say the same about SPELLBOUND
From the review:
Personally, I think this looks to have benefited more then Notorious from the HD-treatment but not quite at Rebecca levels.
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^ still better than the blu-ray.com reviewer made it sound
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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11084358-post476.html

Notorious, Spellbound, and Rebecca, all $9.99/each at Costco.
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If only I were a member and had one nearby, I'd be all over all three.
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If only I were a member and had one nearby, I'd be all over all three.
Likewise...
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Notorious, Spellbound, and Rebecca, all $9.99/each at Costco.

Just to be clear, Costco has these out already even though Amazon says they come out on 1/24?
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My local Costco has reduced its Blu-ray section to about 3 titles.
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Thanks for the head's up re: Costco. I picked up Notorious. Might pick up the others on my next visit.
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From the MoC thread:



Released on 23 April 2012

LIFEBOAT (Masters of Cinema) DUAL FORMAT (STEELBOOK EDITION ALSO AVAILABLE)
Alfred Hitchcock’s only film for Fox, made at the height of WW2, stars a first-rate ensemble cast, led by grande dame of the stage Tallulah Bankhead, as the survivors of a Nazi attack set adrift on a lifeboat in the Atlantic Ocean, pitted against interpersonal animosities, creeping paranoia, and the captain of the Nazi sub that placed them in their current predicament…

Special Features:
New high-definition master, officially licensed from Twentieth Century Fox
New high-definition transfers of Hitchcock’s little-seen French-language 1944 wartime films, Bon voyage (26 minutes) and Aventure malgache (31 minutes) officially licensed from the British Film Institute
Optional English subtitles on all three films
20-minute documentary on the making of Lifeboat
12-minute excerpt from the legendary 1962 audio interviews between Hitchcock and François Truffaut, discussing Lifeboat and the wartime shorts
PLUS: A 36-page booklet featuring archival imagery alongside new writing by critics Bill Krohn, Arthur Mas, and Martial Pisani
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Gorgeous cover art.
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^ Agreed. I really need to start importing some of those Masters of Cinema discs ... and get an all-region Blu-ray player.
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Yeah, I like that art much better than the MGMs
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Old 01-25-12, 08:03 AM
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For those without a Costco membership, the cheapest route seems to be www.foxconnect.com - all three for $43.17 shipped. Use the code FOXREG for 10% off.
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