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Old 09-08-2016, 04:15 PM   #1
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The 'PREMIUM COLLECTION' (hmv Exclusive)

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Old 09-08-2016, 04:17 PM   #2
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Oh crap! I want them all
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:23 PM   #3
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Yeah it's nuts right! All seem to be Dual Format with a UV copy as well. Loads of extras too on some of them, plus slipcovers and art cards. Might have to get The Shining and All the President's Men first, and worry about Logan's Run and Soylent Green next.

I guess this was inevitable considering everyone was moaning about Warner Bros neglecting Blu-ray format and refusing to license to pretty much everyone but Criterion. There's obviously plenty of stuff we'd love to see on Blu-ray from their catalogue. Fingers crossed!
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:34 PM   #4
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Excellent, hoping more titles to come

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Fab news. At least 3 of those are of interest - All The President's Men, Diner & Soylent Green, already have The Shining, Forbidden Planet & Omega Man so no need to double dip. To be fair to WB, they released a batch of catalogue titles a few years back all in SB's, but they mustn't have sold as expected so the 2nd announcement slate were cancelled.
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I was within a hair's breadth of importing the U.S. BD of The Shining last week, but decided to hold off, due to the already costly total of all the Criterions I was ordering. Glad I did. This new UK edition will be a day-one purchase instead.
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Wish these were Digibooks. The Warner Premium Collection Digibooks are some of the nicest out there
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All The President's Men and Logan's Run for me, maybe Soylent Green and the longer version of The Shining sometime down the line.
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Does The Shining for sure have both cuts? I'm sure it does, but I don't think I see that mentioned at HMV
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A couple of these have been released before so will likely just be a cash-in (Forbidden Planet, Little Shop of Horrors), and some of them are the same BD-25 discs with a DVD copy/slipcover/postcards added (Gremlins 2, Logan's Run, The Omega Man, Soylent Green, Them!). But I'm especially grateful for the US cut of The Shining and All the President's Men - the former of which I've always wanted to see (being a Top 5 or maybe even Top 3 Kubrick for me), and the latter of which I've been meaning to see for years - and interested in Diner as well.

Hopefully we get more titles like these after this first wave. Surprised they didn't roll out things like Citizen Kane, Michael Collins and Dog Day Afternoon as part of this collection actually. Maybe this is a sudden reaction to Criterion and Sony making moves in the UK? Who knows...

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Does The Shining for sure have both cuts? I'm sure it does, but I don't think I see that mentioned at HMV
Looks like it's just the Extended US cut for this one. They're likely just replicating the US disc and making it available over here, which is fine by me as I own two copies of the European cut anyway (the standalone release and the Kubrick box set). I've never seen the US cut, and intrigued to see it (especially after seeing Room 237).
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Blimey. So I just saw a bunch of new listings over at HMV, and it looks like we're getting these on Blu-ray all on October 3rd:

All the President's Men
Diner
Forbidden Planet
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Little Shop of Horrors
Logan's Run
The Omega Man
The Shining
Soylent Green
Them!

The Shining even includes the US cut! Incredible news. Really excited about some of these, especially All the President's Men, Logan's Run, Soylent Green and Gremlins 2!

All HMV exclusives it seems, and in the 2 for 25 offer as well...that just blew up my October budget.
It's good they're coming out, but these have been available for YEARS to import region free at pretty much half the price they're charging even at 12.50 each. There's a Soylent Green/Omega Man/Logan's Run triple pack available here for 9.93, a heck of a lot cheaper than 37.50! http://www.wowhd.co.uk/sci-fi-triple...e/883929373741

Also, the US got a superior All The President's Men 2 disc Blu-ray a couple of years ago, with an extra documentary on the second disc, 11.63 here, cheaper again than 12.50: http://www.wowhd.co.uk/sci-fi-triple...e/883929373741. Again, region free.
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A couple of these have been released before so will likely just be a cash-in (Forbidden Planet, Little Shop of Horrors), and some of them are the same BD-25 discs with a DVD copy/slipcover/postcards added (Gremlins 2, Logan's Run, The Omega Man, Soylent Green, Them!). But I'm especially grateful for the US cut of The Shining and All the President's Men - the former of which I've always wanted to see (being a Top 5 or maybe even Top 3 Kubrick for me), and the latter of which I've been meaning to see for years - and interested in Diner as well.

Hopefully we get more titles like these after this first wave. Surprised they didn't roll out things like Citizen Kane, Michael Collins and Dog Day Afternoon as part of this collection actually. Maybe this is a sudden reaction to Criterion and Sony making moves in the UK? Who knows...



Looks like it's just the Extended US cut for this one. They're likely just replicating the US disc and making it available over here, which is fine by me as I own two copies of the European cut anyway (the standalone release and the Kubrick box set). I've never seen the US cut, and intrigued to see it (especially after seeing Room 237).
I see. Fans of the movie seem to be split on which they prefer, though I think more lean towards the extended cut. I think the shorter cut works for a better horror experience, but I don't mind having extra time in that world either. I've been meaning to pick up the shorter cut one of these days, so maybe I'll get around to doing that now so I can have it for Halloween.
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Yeah it does seem a little lazy on WB's part in retrospect, but at least they're being made available to buy in UK shops. They'll probably be quite cheap in a few months, possibly even in the HMV multibuy offer (making them only 6). As I said, they're just taking advantage of the current popularity of boutique titles with extras and stuff. I'll end up getting them when they're cheaper, but likely to get the Kubrick and Pakula slightly sooner (and perhaps the Dante too, since I've never seen it and loving what I've seen of his films so far).

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I see. Fans of the movie seem to be split on which they prefer, though I think more lean towards the extended cut. I think the shorter cut works for a better horror experience, but I don't mind having extra time in that world either. I've been meaning to pick up the shorter cut one of these days, so maybe I'll get around to doing that now so I can have it for Halloween.
It's the only cut of The Shining I actually know! I dunno if I was just told it, but wasn't it Kubrick's preferred version? Dunno how true that is though, but I do like the cut I've already seen a dozen or so times. I'd been wondering if we'd get the US cut over here so just glad I'll be eventually able to own both without having to import.
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I've heard it was his preferred version, but it's never really been confirmed directly by him from what I understand. I believe he said he made a shorter cut as European/UK audiences didn't need everything explained as much as US audiences did or something like that.
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Yeah it does seem a little lazy on WB's part in retrospect, but at least they're being made available to buy in UK shops. They'll probably be quite cheap in a few months, possibly even in the HMV multibuy offer (making them only 6). As I said, they're just taking advantage of the current popularity of boutique titles with extras and stuff. I'll end up getting them when they're cheaper, but likely to get the Kubrick and Pakula slightly sooner (and perhaps the Dante too, since I've never seen it and loving what I've seen of his films so far).
Not sure if you saw my post above but the US All The President's Men appears to be superior, it doesn't look like the UK will include the new documentary disc.
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I love the look of these. They all come in slipcases with 4 art cards. Definitely nicer than the artwork used for the US releases on many of these (especially Soylent Green and Logans Run)

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These look awesome. I was tempted to import the US discs of some of these (like Gremlins 2, and the longer cut of The Shining which I've never actually seen!), but I'll pick these up instead. Liking the original art for Forbidden Planet.
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Here's a link to all of them: http://store.hmv.com/search-results?...hmode=allwords
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Will get Them and maybe The Shining, I have imports of the rest or older UK blus
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