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Old 10-24-2014, 05:44 PM   #841
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I wouldn't be surprised if we saw "Ryan's Daughter" on Blu-ray soon through the Archive.
I do hope you're right. That would be awesome.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:29 PM   #842
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Warner Archive released a video concerning BD-R. Great to know!

http://youtu.be/2d3V7CxuY8g

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Old 10-24-2014, 07:45 PM   #843
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I just contacted Twilight Time and they said they didnt have Crime and Punishment from Sony or more specifically they said "We don't have any info on it at this time". Does anybody know who else to contact about trying to get it released?
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:59 AM   #844
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Warner Archive released a video concerning BD-R. Great to know!

http://youtu.be/2d3V7CxuY8g
Great stuff, but there should really be at least twice as many releases on that table by this point. Well, I guess I can cut them some slack as they've really stepped up their game on both title selection (more 'classic' era) and quantity recently. Here's to more success, and (hopefully) even more titles per month.
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:23 AM   #845
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I dunno. Twilight Time's business model doesn't suggest that they are only interested in titles that sell out quickly. Otherwise, they'd be in serious trouble, as only about 20% of their titles have sold out. But really, it's the three-year exclusivity that's key. What would be the point of ensuring that they have a license for three years if they're hoping it sells out in three months? All the King's Men has been out only a tad over six months.

(Also keep in mind that the advantage of Crime and Punishment over All the King's Men -- or a number of other Sony titles -- is that it was never released on DVD, so it's been in limbo since the VHS and LD went OOP.)

I'm sure that the quick sellers help subsidize the slow sellers, but there's certainly no indication from their recent releases and announced/forthcoming titles that they're focusing only on "hot" or cult titles.
OK, somehow I thought that All the King's Men had been out longer. Better examples would have been Roots of Heaven or Picnic. In any case, my point was that Twilight Time is not getting rich off of older catalog titles, wiith the exception of genre or cult titles. I don't how their business works, but I expect that they would be very happy to have zero inventory of a title by the time the three years' exclusive distribution deal is up, and sooner is better than later when it comes to ROI. Yes, Crime and Punishment was not released on DVD, so that does give it a leg up, but I still think that Criterion would be a better fit. If Twilight Time does release Crime and Punishment and it does sell out in less than three years, I will eat my shoe. On YouTube.
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:01 AM   #846
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Reading the review of Possessed over at HTF, Warner went back & scanned the original negative
I'm certainly no expert, but watching it even with my untrained eye I suspected that - the qualities of the picture are feel very different than the DVD. Not the quality of the picture (that's a given), but the look of the film itself. It's been awhile since I spun the DVD, but I was instantly surprised during just the opening scene that the picture just had a completely different light/dark contrast, beyond just a higher definition picture.

I really hope to see more like this, I highly suspect Mildred Pierce will hit next year for the anniversary - I bet it will look spectacular.
If you have to whip out a microscope to decide if you like a Blu-ray or not, you are missing the point.

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Old 10-25-2014, 04:18 AM   #847
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Also, it would be great to see some classic war titles among the future releases... Air Force and Objective Burma! are the first that come to mind, but I'd love to get especially Merrill's Marauders by the legendary Sam Fuller...
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:22 AM   #848
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I believe what is selected for archive release has to do with what films are available without major restoration required, if a DCP exits or the film elements are in excellent condition. I have ten archive blu-ray releases and all look better than what gets released by a lot of the other companies

Alternatively, they can spend the money on the major restoration and then release it on DVD only - as was the case with The Lusty Men (yes, I'm still a bit bitter about that!).
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:22 AM   #849
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Alternatively, they can spend the money on the major restoration and then release it on DVD only - as was the case with The Lusty Men (yes, I'm still a bit bitter about that!).
Or they put in HD only on their Instant service, like they did with Brewster McCloud. It's like... aww man.
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Alternatively, they can spend the money on the major restoration and then release it on DVD only - as was the case with The Lusty Men (yes, I'm still a bit bitter about that!).
You and me both. I still hold out hope that it will see a WAC blu ray upgrade some day.

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Or they put in HD only on their Instant service, like they did with Brewster McCloud. It's like... aww man.
I've been binge watching Warner Archive's streaming service lately. From what I can tell with my eyes, most of these titles haven't had much if any restoration work done. Yes, they're 1080p, but that's 1080p of noise and grain. For instance, I watched Crime Wave with Sterling Hayden and Conflict with Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet. The PQ on Crime Wave was very good, except in a few spots while Conflict was noisy as hell and definitely not blu ray ready. That may also be the case with Brewster McCloud, I haven't seen it. Anyway, HD on Warner Archive streaming seems to mean 1080p; it doesn't necessarily mean remastered.
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