Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#276 Post by domino harvey » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:56 pm

That does sound better than I feared, though I wish the two other films were Blus too

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#277 Post by HJackson » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:02 pm

domino harvey wrote:That does sound better than I feared, though I wish the two other films were Blus too
Quite. I'm not entirely sure why these two were selected specifically, and both are useless to me since they're in a set Paramount put out in the UK years ago. It's actually rather disheartening that Cinderfella won't be joining the four Tashlin-Lewis discs Olive put out. I'll be buying this though and won't be feeling ripped off since the additional tat is surprisingly appealing.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#278 Post by captveg » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:00 pm

Special Features per press release:

Jerry Lewis: No Apologies NEW! An intimate look at the artist who has entertained and educated audiences for more than eight decades
Directors Letter NEW! A letter specially written by Jerry to present this new collection
Recreated “Being A Person” book: 96-pages made up of drawings and quotes inspired/written by Jerry Lewis and drawn by his personal illustrator. 250 copies of this book were originally made and distributed to members of the cast and crew of The Nutty Professor after the director heard of general conflicts among them.
CD: Phoney Phone calls 1959-1972: Years before the Jerky Boys were harassing unwitting shop clerks, housewives and businessmen, Lewis perfected the art, as these recordings show. Released in 2001 on the Sin-Drome label, this is a collection of private prank calls secretly recorded by Jerry Lewis over the years.
48-Page Storyboard Book
44-Page Cutting Script with Jerry’s notes
Commentary by Jerry Lewis and Steve Lawrence
The Nutty Professor: Perfecting The Formula Behind-The-Scenes Footage
Jerry Lewis at Work
Jerry at Movieland Wax Museum with commentary by son Chris Lewis
Deleted Scenes
Jerry and Stella Promos
Bloopers
Screen Tests
Outtakes
Original Mono Track
Trailers

Also, here's a nice pic of the open box:

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This pic says $50 MSRP, which is contrary to the text of the press release saying $55.

It's $35 pre-order on amazon.com, which is not bad at all, really.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#279 Post by Drucker » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:11 pm


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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#280 Post by shaky » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:51 pm

Those screencaps really do look absolutely horrendous.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#281 Post by fdm » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:22 pm

1.5 stars seems to be pretty generous.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#282 Post by captveg » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:24 pm

captveg wrote:And more 2014 releases scheduled via Warner distribution:

Vanilla Sky (2001) - 4/15/14
This release is apparently being rescheduled for 10/7/14 per Warner's press website

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#283 Post by captveg » Tue May 13, 2014 5:52 pm

9/9/14

The Addams Family (1991) (via Warner)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) (via Warner)


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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#285 Post by captveg » Wed May 21, 2014 4:07 pm

9/16/14

Congo (1995) (via Warner)


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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#287 Post by captveg » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:26 am

This release has been moved to 10/14/14

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#288 Post by manicsounds » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:58 am


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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#289 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:12 pm


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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#290 Post by jsteffe » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:20 pm

I've heard good things about this adaptation, so now I'll finally get to see it, and in hi-def too!

But the Blu-ray I really want to see released is the brilliant The Parallax View.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#291 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:33 pm

I said I didn't think much of it once on the board and everyone else jumped on me in disagreement. If I ever have three and a half hours to kill maybe I'll revisit it. I can 10% co-sign wishing for a Blu of the Parallax View though!

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#292 Post by sir_luke » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:31 pm

I didn't like it, either, Domino. I'm hoping and praying that Bondarchuk's adaptation (which I consider the greatest literary adaptation of all time) will SOMEDAY make it to Blu-ray.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#293 Post by jsteffe » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:16 am

Interestingly enough, some Slavicists I've spoken to prefer the King Vidor adaptation over the Bondarchuk. Personally, I feel that the Bondarchuk adaptation is a mighty impressive piece of filmmaking, but I'm willing to approach Vidor's with an open mind. It does have Audrey Hepburn, and I've heard the set pieces are impressive.

The Bondarchuk version might be a long shot for Blu-ray. Apparently the surviving elements are badly compromised, so who knows whether they could produce a hi-def master that people would accept on Blu-ray. I for one would like to see a better restoration, though, and perhaps now it might be technically possible.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#294 Post by knives » Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:33 pm

Though he's about twenty years too old for the role Fonda's probably acting wise the highlight of the film though his role also is the most dramatic without going big so I guess that's bound to happen.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#295 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:40 am


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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#296 Post by Ashirg » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:34 pm

I'll wait for Quintology... (or is it Pentalogy?)

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#297 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:55 pm

There's medicine for all that stuff.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#298 Post by captveg » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:20 pm

10/13/15

Along Came a Spider (2001)
The Core (2003)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Team America: World Police (2004)
Witness (1985)

All via Warner distribution

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#299 Post by captveg » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:20 pm

Another for 10/13/15 via WB:

Kiss the Girls (1997)

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#300 Post by captveg » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:22 pm

12/1/15

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)

Via WB

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