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Old 07-24-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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The 1955 musical “Guys and Dolls” starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 6th via Warner Home Video. The film was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, a Samuel Goldwyn Company production and shot in the CinemaScope format. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed. It is known that the release will come in the form of a “DigiBook” book.

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Old 07-24-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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Musical lovers are having a big year.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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WOW!
incredible news!!!
but when did Warner get G&D?
it was an MGM dvd. weird.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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Brando and Sinatra... yes.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
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WOW!
incredible news!!!
but when did Warner get G&D?
it was an MGM dvd. weird.
Warner Acquires Goldwyn Titles

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Musical lovers are having a big year.
Indeed.Sadly,i'm not one of them.But,it's hard to resist Brando & Sinatra combo.Btw,it seems that Warner love release musicals on BD.Obviously the are doing well these days,sales-wise.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:48 PM   #6
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I remember that news, but I guess I forgot this was one of the films.
kind of surprised how quickly this one is coming out after that deal.
Wuthering Heights on blu is my most wanted title from that announcement.
really hope it happens.


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Old 07-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #7
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Wow, it IS a big year for musicals. I'm so glad. Now if they can just release Xanadu.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #8
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Will definitely be picking this up, great cast.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #9
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I remember that news, but I guess I forgot this was one of the films.
kind of surprised how quickly this one is coming out after that deal.
Wuthering Heights on blu is my most wanted title from that announcement.
really hope it happens.


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I was sure that The Best Years of Our Lives would be the first title from that batch that will go Blu,but,alas,i was proven wrong.
Wuthering Heights,The Bishop's Wife,Dodsworth,etc. would be great additions as well

Hans Christian Andersen just got announced too.Like i said - musicals are obviously sell very well these days.
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Now if they can just release Xanadu.
If it would help, I'd pre-order a dozen copies of XANADU (my most wanted movie on BD).

But back to the topic. GUYS AND DOLLS...and musicals in general...have a quality that makes them ideal for movie collectors. Movies with a lot of good music have almost unlimited replay factor. A good musical is like a good album. Nobody listens to their favorite album just once or twice. Nobody ever says, "Hey, I love that song but I heard it before so I don't need to hear it again".

If you like a song or an album, you can listen to it a hundred times and still enjoy it. I can watch a good musical and never get tired of it.

Can you say that about most other movies?

With most movies, once you know the plot twists or the reveals, there's a limited number of times you can really enjoy them. Sure, I liked PARANORMAL ACTIVITY but, once you've seen it, is there any point in watching it again? Do you still jump or gasp when you've seen HALLOWEEN for the tenth time? You can enjoy it but the thrill wears thin. There are, of course, many movies that you can rewatch several times but few movies hold up like musicals.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:02 AM   #12
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Wow, as everyone's been saying, this has been a great year for musicals on BD. So far in 2012 we've gotten/are getting:

Pal Joey
Camelot
Cover Girl
Evita
Newsies
Singin' in the Rain
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
There's No Business Like Show Business
Bye Bye Birdie
Annie
Little Shop of Horrors
Pete's Dragon
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Babes in Toyland

And now we've got these two to add to the ever-growing list, and in digibook form, no less. Considering this is WB we're talking about, I'm sure the transfers will be strong. I'll certainly be buying both. Hopefully Easter Parade and Gypsy aren't too far off from them.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #13
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Excited for the release. Watching the DVD as we speak, the transfer looks pretty terrible.
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Excited for the release. Watching the DVD as we speak, the transfer looks pretty terrible.
Is the Blu-ray going to have a larger picture on screen than the DVD which is too small to watch.
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the blu-ray will still have the very wide 2:55:1 OAR; so the answer I guess is no.
in other words, it will still have those massive black bars.
you really do need a pretty big screen for films with aspect ratios like that, and I agree it is frustrating if you are watching on a fairly small display.
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Wow, as everyone's been saying, this has been a great year for musicals on BD. So far in 2012 we've gotten/are getting:

Pal Joey
Camelot
Cover Girl
Evita
Newsies
Singin' in the Rain
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
There's No Business Like Show Business
Bye Bye Birdie
Annie
Little Shop of Horrors
Pete's Dragon
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Babes in Toyland

And now we've got these two to add to the ever-growing list, and in digibook form, no less. Considering this is WB we're talking about, I'm sure the transfers will be strong. I'll certainly be buying both. Hopefully Easter Parade and Gypsy aren't too far off from them.
now come on Fox, release the rest of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals on blu !!!
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If it would help, I'd pre-order a dozen copies of XANADU (my most wanted movie on BD).

But back to the topic. GUYS AND DOLLS...and musicals in general...have a quality that makes them ideal for movie collectors. Movies with a lot of good music have almost unlimited replay factor. A good musical is like a good album. Nobody listens to their favorite album just once or twice. Nobody ever says, "Hey, I love that song but I heard it before so I don't need to hear it again".

If you like a song or an album, you can listen to it a hundred times and still enjoy it. I can watch a good musical and never get tired of it.

Can you say that about most other movies?

With most movies, once you know the plot twists or the reveals, there's a limited number of times you can really enjoy them. Sure, I liked PARANORMAL ACTIVITY but, once you've seen it, is there any point in watching it again? Do you still jump or gasp when you've seen HALLOWEEN for the tenth time? You can enjoy it but the thrill wears thin. There are, of course, many movies that you can rewatch several times but few movies hold up like musicals.
Dex, thank you for your great support of the musical genre. You should visit our wishlist thread exclusively for movie musicals. You'd be in good company there. Yes, as you've expressed it so well... musicals are almost always watched over and over without that "can't watch that again" sort of feeling. Keep in mind we have Rock of Ages and Les Miserables very soon as well. Yes, movie musicals ARE making a comeback. In economic times like this movie musicals tend to lift you spirit. Same thing happened during the Great Depression and after. Quite a few big musicals "in the pipeline" - catalog and new movies.
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now come on Fox, release the rest of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals on blu !!!
Yes, they were "promised" toward the end of 2012.
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'Rock of Ages' though really did not make big dent at the box office - it essentially bellyflopped in and out of the theaters.\

it's funny, even though I starred in a summer production of Guys and Dolls as Lt. Brannigan (as a teenager), I've never seen the movie version, guess the bluray release is a good enough reason to see it for the first time.

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If it would help, I'd pre-order a dozen copies of XANADU (my most wanted movie on BD).
HEEEEEY, let's TRY it. hee hee.
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