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Old 09-02-2019, 08:11 AM   #1
Bruce Morrison Bruce Morrison is offline
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Default Paramount "essentials" coming in 2020 (?)

On the Kino Lorber thread, their representative has recently posted that Paramount will apparently be releasing what they call their "essentials" on Blu-ray in 2020. It's at post 34208 on this page:

Does anyone know what Paramount regard as their "essential" titles, and whether they might include classic titles that haven't been released on Blu-ray previously?

We all know that Paramount have been sitting on numerous titles that have never appeared on Blu-ray, so this could possibly be an exciting development. Some of their titles that I would love to have on Blu include 'The Parallax View', 'Catch-22', 'Ragtime', 'The Two Jakes', 'Heartburn' and 'Hud'.

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Old 09-02-2019, 09:12 AM   #2
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Definitely in for The Parralax View & The Two Jakes if they appear..
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:26 AM   #3
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I hope by " Essentials " they mean Vistavision 50's and 1960 classics that I have been waiting for forever. And the 1952 Best Picture .. The Greatest Show on Earth !
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:41 PM   #4
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Would have thought Roman Holiday and War of the Worlds would be up there as "essential".
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:53 PM   #5
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Catch-22 is at the top of my list, but I don't know if it's an essential, I hope so. I'm thinking stuff like, The Greatest Show On Earth, War Of The Worlds, Roman Holiday, the four John Wayne films, Donovan's Reef/In Harm's Way/The Sons Of Katie Elder/The Shootist (In Harm's Way would be my choice there), Paint Your Wagon. Anyway, I hope it happens.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:59 PM   #6
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Could Paramount finally be getting into the MOD BD game with the essentials? I hope so.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:49 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by danny24 View Post
Could Paramount finally be getting into the MOD BD game with the essentials? I hope so.
Ohhhh i certainly hope so im waiting on
Bon Voyage Charlie Brown
Race For Your Life Charlie Brown
Big Top Pee Wee
Rat Race
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:50 PM   #8
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Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful please.....
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:57 PM   #9
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The Longest Yard 74
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The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training 77
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:47 PM   #10
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Does anyone know if this will be a MOD BD line like Sony, Lionsgate, etc. I have a feeling it will and I hope so as the back catalog Paramount has is nothing short of amazing would be great if they could start a MOD BD line. Still take it with a grain of salt.

Nice list there SammymeBlu, out of your list I would purchase Top Secret!, Fire In The Sky, Breakdown, Eddie Murphy Raw, Frankie and Johnny, Another 48 Hours, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Beavis and Butthead Do America, Gung Ho and Narc. Also absent on your list is The Golden Child I would love to have that one on BD.

I already have imports of King Kong 76, A Simple Plan (German BD).

I do hope Paramount might be starting a MOD BD line but it's speculative for now but also makes perfect sense since they have an amazing back catalog of movies not released in HD. They have nothing to lose with MOD BD, so I hope this pans out.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:47 PM   #11
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All four Bad News Bears movies please

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