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Old 09-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Grand Hotel Blu-ray review

"People come. People go. Nothing ever happens," one world-weary patron (Lewis Stone) of Berlin's finest hotel comments. Movie audiences knew better. They were witnessing the glorious comings, goings and intersecting stories of a starry array billed as "the greatest cast on stage or screen history!"

Ruined aristocrat John Barrymore. Terminally ill clerk Lionel Barrymore. Ruthless tycoon Wallace Beery. Scheming stenographer Joan Crawford. And disillusioned ballerina Greta Garbo. Teaming them was a masterstroke whose success fostered more star-packed extravaganzas. The radiant film captured the 1931-32 Best Picture Academy Award. What a grand showcase of the allure and style of classic moviemaking!

Jan 8th release date

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Old 09-18-2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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Nice can't wait to see what other catalog classics WB's intends to release in 2013
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:34 PM   #4
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OMG!!
this is the kind of classic I stupidly thought would come out in 2007 or so.
so excited.
better late than never.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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Hopefully this will be the beginning of more Garbo on Blu-ray.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:02 PM   #6
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And more Warner Classics like San Francisco , Wait Until Dark , Them , etc etc
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:49 PM   #7
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And more Warner Classics like San Francisco , Wait Until Dark , Them , etc etc
I would love that. Warners was, IMO, the best studio of them all. All those gangster pics with Robinson, Cagney, Bogart. The Busby Berkely musicals. Flynn swashbucklers.
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Hopefully this will be the beginning of more Garbo on Blu-ray.
Yup. And Harlow, and Cagney, and Stanwyck, and Astair & Rogers, and...

Warner's is planning big releases for next year's anniversary, much like Universal and Paramount (to a lesser extent) did during this one.

Hopefully there will be strong representation from Hollywood's Golden Age therein, as their catalog of these titles runs deeper and wider than any other studio's.
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Thank you Warner Bros.! You are THE best studio in the world. You care about your catalog films like NO other studio. Thank you!
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:54 AM   #11
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Awesome! One I've never seen it but I go out of my way to get B&W on Blu. Gotta love Garbo
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Warner's is planning big releases for next year's anniversary, much like Universal and Paramount (to a lesser extent) did during this one.

Hopefully there will be strong representation from Hollywood's Golden Age therein, as their catalog of these titles runs deeper and wider than any other studio's.
I hope so - WB were the gold standard during the DVD era for catalog stuff - there's 100s of titles I'd eagerly upgrade.
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I absolutely love this movie. Garbo, Crawford, and Barrymore you can't go wrong with that. I've already preordered this and Mrs. Miniver.
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great its cheap too. Pre ordered for sure
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I am a big fan of this movie, even though some parts of it are definitely creaky. Barrymore (John) and Crawford (especially) give the best performances IMO but all of the cast is good.

It will be interesting to see how this looks. I have the DVD and most of the film source used looks to be in very good shape, but one segment (I'm guessing an entire reel, or ten minutes) looks as if it comes from a lesser-quality dupe. If WB have been able to find a better source for this material or perform some non-intrusive digital wizardry the whole thing can look great.

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Old 09-20-2012, 08:27 AM   #16
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Wow, a third Crawford film in a six month period.

I'm shocked and extremely happy.
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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Went ahead and pre-ordered along with 'Mrs Miniver'. Never seen 'Mrs. Miniver' but looking forward to it. Love the artwork on both.
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Anybody watch this yet? Thoughts?
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What's with this place deleting posts with links to other review sites? Absolutely ridiculous.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-r...el_blu-ray.htm
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What's with this place deleting posts with links to other review sites? Absolutely ridiculous.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-r...el_blu-ray.htm
Looks good, thanks. Probably get to watch it this weekend.
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