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Old 01-18-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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Hi

This thread is to see which Sony/Columbia titles people would buy on BD, that haven't been released yet.

As it's classics let's say 1979 as a cut off date.

Here is a list of potential titles:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0071509/

If you could put your top 3 titles down, then when we have enough replies they will be collated and voted for in a poll. The poll results will then be presented to someone influential at Sony and may influence release dates.

Please note anyone posting more than 3 titles, or titles produced after 1980, they will be ignored from the final list

I'll start with:

1) Jason & Argonauts
2) Monty Python & Holy Grail
3) Man for all Seasons

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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Does anyone has a list of Sony "Classic" titles to choose from?
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:36 PM   #3
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This list should be a good starting point

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0071509/
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:37 PM   #4
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Does anyone has a list of Sony "Classic" titles to choose from?
I think the purpose of this thread is to make such a list.I don't know if a list of which Columbia/Sony pictures are "classics" exists, and a complete list of all Columbia and Sony releases would be too long.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:41 PM   #5
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This list should be a good starting point

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0071509/
There we go. That's what I was talking about.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:41 PM   #6
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1) Taxi Driver
2) Lawrence of Arabia
3) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:43 PM   #7
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The Three Stooges shorts would be nice.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:53 PM   #8
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The Way We Were
Shampoo
The Last Picture Show
From Here To Eternity
1776
5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
California Suite
Murder By Death
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Swimmer
Five Easy Pieces
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:54 PM   #9
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Taxi Driver....which is supposed to be coming out....
Das Boot
Karate Kid (close)
The Deep
EL MARIACHI!
DESPERADO!!
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO!!!


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I know the last three aren't pre 1980, but really.....
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:04 PM   #10
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ALL of Pedro Almodovar's films would be a good start!

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:09 PM   #11
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Taxi Driver....which is supposed to be coming out....
Das Boot
Karate Kid (close)
The Deep
EL MARIACHI!
DESPERADO!!
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO!!!


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I know the last three aren't pre 1980, but really.....
Neither is Das Boot (1982) or Karate Kid (1984).

More like pre-1990 for the Mariachi trilogy (1992, 1995, 2003).

The Deep is already out on Blu-ray.

I want the remaining Ray Harryhausen library myself.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:29 PM   #12
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I think we need to think about which movies, to start with anyway, would be most beneficial on Blu-ray and sell for the company. For example, does the movie have true stereo tracks which would benefit from the lossless audio and other issues like that. Has the movie retained its popularity today, ect.

Off the top of my head, I'll add these:

Lawrence of Arabia (Best Picture winner)
Oliver! (Best Picture winner)
Funny Girl (Best Actress winner)
Bridge on the River Kwai (Best Picture and Actor winner)
Guns of Navarone
1776
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Best Actress winner)
On the Waterfront (Best Actor, Actress, Director and Picture winner)
Bye Bye Birdie
Jason and the Argonauts
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:41 PM   #13
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I have written to Bill Hunt at the Bits and asked if he would tell his readers about this thread so we can get more responses, as Penton mentioned, in so many words, the more people we get for the final poll the better it will be. Please spread the word wherever you can!
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:53 PM   #14
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Lawrence of Arabia
The Man Who Would Be King
The Guns of Navarone
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:11 PM   #15
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The Man from Laramie
Ride Lonesome
Lord Jim

And I think it would be nice for posters to keep this thread on track and to refrain from posting their favourite movies from the 80s and 90s
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Taxi Driver
The China Syndrome
Five Easy Pieces
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:20 PM   #17
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1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Taxi Driver
3. Five Easy Pieces
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1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Hanover Street (1979 war/drama/romance film with Harrison Ford)
4. The Guns of Navarone

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:35 PM   #19
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just based on what other people have mentioned so far:
Taxi Driver
Jason and the Argonauts
for sure

gonna skim that imdb link and see if theres anything id like to add
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No love for Capra? I know his films aren't in the best of shape, but there's always hope for It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and their film brethren.

Others I'd be interested in:

The Awful Truth
His Girl Friday
The Lady from Shanghai
Born Yesterday
On the Waterfront
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Lawrence of Arabia
Jason and the Argonauts
A Man for All Seasons
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Taxi Driver
The Buddy Holly Story


The problem with pre-50s Columbia catalog titles is that they were almost all black and white, and therefore are less appealing to the non-film enthusiast HD crowd. You'll notice that aside from Dr. Strangelove (which has Kubrick appeal) and In Cold Blood (packaged with Capote) Sony has either gone with color catalog films or the B&W Harryhausen titles that have the added colorized version.

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