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I couldn't agree more. Tell them that we want *WINGS* and to top screwing around re-releasing the same stuff over and over again. *WINGS* should have been out several years ago.

 

Here's a couple clips for you:

 

http://fan.tcm.com/_The-Departure-From-WINGS-1927/video/1077415/66470.html

 

http://fan.tcm.com/_Clara-Bow-Parisian-Folies-Sequence-from-WINGS-1927/video/1104094/66470.html

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Paramount is very guilty over this. Look at WHITE CHRISTMAS. That title has been issued many, many times and now finally Blu Ray. These titles sell well so that is why the studio reissues over and over again. I read some of the Hepburn titles, incredibly will be again reissued. Paramount owns the rights to THE QUIET MAN and that title has been ignored too.

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The 1956 version of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS is just about the only classic film currently still airing annually on Network Television. Even THE WIZARD OF OZ no longer is shown anymore on Network TV. GONE WITH THE WIND either. ABC has kept TTC alive, if not for the yearly broadcast for the past 40 some years few people would still care at all about this movie. But it has been strongly ingrained into the public's memory and consciousness down through the decades. A Holiday tradition around Easter time. 98% of other classic films have not been so lucky. To bad most people don't follow the guidelines of the title.

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> This is about the 5th home video release (VHS, DVD, special edition DVD, 50th anniversary DVD, Blu-ray) of the same movie, i wish Paramount would give us something new, like Wings.

 

Actually, make that the 6th Home Video release. You forgot about the Laser-disc format. Which would have been before the first DVD issue.

 

If there were a big sound remake of *WINGS* 30 years later, than the Silent version probably would have been included as a DVD extra. *BEAU GESTE (1926)* is another victim of circumstance. Universal owns the rights to the 1939 sound remake, Paramount the Silent. If Universal had the rights to the Silent as well, than we would have probably had the 1926 Original on DVD with the 1939 version. On the other hand, if Paramount had owned the rights to both, neither would probably have ever made it to DVD. The '39 version has been issued twice. Although I don't think it's nearly as good of a film.

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New Criterion titles (lucky there is nothing for me this time because I am broke)

 

from blu-ray.com:

 

The Criterion Collection has announced six titles for Blu-ray release in April. On April 12, it will release Le cercle rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970) and White Material (Claire Denis, 2009). A week later, it will release Kes (Ken Loach, 1969) and Sweetie (Jane Campion, 1989). And finally, on April 26 it will release Blow Out (Brian De Palma, 1981) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam, 1998). With the obvious exception of Le cercle rouge, all digital transfers are director-approved.

 

(NOTE: BLOW OUT, KES, and WHITE MATERIAL also will be available on DVD)

 

Special features include:

 

*Blow Out* New hour-long interview with De Palma, conducted by filmmaker Noah Baumbach

New interview with star Nancy Allen

Cameraman Garrett Brown on the Steadicam shots featured in the film within the film

Select on-set photos from photographer Louis Goldman

Original theatrical trailer

A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Sragow and Pauline Kael's original New Yorker review

 

*Le cercle rouge*

Excerpts from Cin?astes de notre temps: "Jean-Pierre Melville"

Video interviews with assistant director Bernard Stora and Rui Nogueria, the author of Melville on Melville

Thirty minutes of rare on-set and archival footage, featuring interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville and stars Alain Delon, Yves Montand, and Andr? Bourvil

Original theatrical trailer and 2003 Rialto Pictures rerelease trailer

A booklet featuring essays by film critics Michael Sragow and Chris Fujiwara, excerpts from Melville on Melville, a reprinted interview with composer Eric Demarsan, and an appreciation from director John Woo

 

*Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas*

Audio commentaries:

Terry Gilliam

Stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro and producer Laila Nabulsi

Author Hunter S. Thompson

Deleted scenes, with optional commentary by Gilliam

Selection of Thompson correspondence, read on camera by Depp

Hunter Goes to Hollywood, a short documentary by filmmaker Wayne Ewing

A look at the controversy over the screenwriting credit

Profile of Oscar Zeta Acosta, the inspiration for Dr. Gonzo

Collection of artwork by illustrator Ralph Steadman

Audio excerpt from the 1996 spoken-word CD Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, featuring filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and actor Maury Chaykin

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, a 1978 BBC documentary with Thompson and Steadman

Storyboards, production designs, stills gallery, theatrical trailer, and TV spots

A booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman and two pieces by Thompson

 

*Kes*

Making "Kes," a new documentary featuring Loach, Menges, producer Tony Garnett, and actor David Bradley

The Southbank Show: "Ken Loach" (1993), a profile of the filmmaker, featuring Loach, Garnett, directors Stephen Frears and Alan Parker, and other Loach collaborators

Cathy Come Home (1967), a feature directed by Loach and produced by Garnett, with an introduction by film writer Graham Fuller

Original theatrical trailer

A booklet featuring an essay by Fuller

 

*Sweetie*

Audio commentary featuring Jane Campion, director of photoraphy Sally Bongers, and screenwriter Gerard Lee

Making "Sweetie," a video conversation between stars Genevieve Lemon and Karen Colston

Campion's early short films An Exercise in Discipline: Peel, Passionless Moments, and A Girl's Own Story

Jane Campion: The Film School Years, a 1989 video conversation between Campion and critic Peter Thompson

Gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and production stills

Original theatrical trailer

A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Dana Polan

 

*White Material*

New interviews with Clare Denis and actors Isabelle Huppert and Isaach de Bankol?

Short documentary by Denis on the film's premiere at the ?crans Noirs Film Festival 2010 in Cameroon

Deleted scene

Theatrical trailer

A booklet featuring a new essay by film writer Amy Taubin

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I am not sure how much faith we can put in it yet, but a Spanish website is saying that there will be a Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition coming out on Blu-ray that is supposed to resemble content-wise that multi-movie tin-case edition that came out several years ago.

 

Stand By Me is coming out on Blu on March 22nd. And an extended Lord of the Rings set, too.

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Warners is releasing *Tracy & Hepburn - The Definitive Collection*

 

from classicflix.com:

 

On April 12th one of the most revered screen teams of all time will have all their films available on DVD as Warner has announced Tracy and Hepburn - The Definitive Collection. The 10-disc set will contain all 9 Tracy & Hepburn films, plus the documentary The Spencer Tracy Legacy.

 

Seven have been previously released, including one by Sony and one by Fox, but two are new-to-DVD and will be available as singles: *The Sea of Grass* (1942), *Keeper of the Flame* (1947).

 

They are expected to have bonus features of a short, cartoon and trailer, but specifics are not forthcoming.

 

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If you recall the great MPI release of the Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films from a few years back, you may get as excited as I am to hear MPI is issuing the Sherlock Holmes: Complete Collection on Blu-ray for March 29, with the 14 films on 5 discs. It is already listed on Amazon:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Complete-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B004GSVXDA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1296065644&sr=8-3

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On sale today at Best Buy exclusively (at least, for the time being), two classic releases on Blu: The Manchurian Candidate and The Thomas Crown Affair. This week, both are currently only $9.99 each.

 

WB will be releasing several Eastwood films on Blu on June 7: Outlaw Josey Wales (in digibook format), plus double bills of Every Which Way But Loose/Any Which Way You Can and Forfox/Heartbreak Ridge.

 

Coming out on Feb. 15th is a Blu release of The Stranger. Trouble is this is coming from a little known company and it is a public domain title. Best to wait for a review before buying.

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Don't expect a new transfer of *WINGS* to air this evening. Sadly, It isn't going to happen. However, While it is the same old, same old tonight, there is very big late breaking news on *WINGS.* Presumably it will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray before to long now. Check out this quote by David Shepard this morning. It is the first real confirmation that Paramount is indeed doing something major with *WINGS.* Now if we could get a similar announcement concerning *THE BIG PARADE,* from Warners.

 

*"Paramount is working on its own version of WINGS using the Academy's beautiful tinted restoration, a new orchestral recording of the 1927 score by J. S.Zamecnik (which is wonderful) and sound effects as done in the roadshow screenings which will be executed with modern technology by Ben Burtt. Be patient."*

 

*David Shepard*

 

 

http://nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?t=8200&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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Don't expect a new transfer of *WINGS* to air this evening. Sadly, It isn't going to happen. However, While it is the same old, same old tonight, there is very big late breaking news on *WINGS.* Presumably it will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray before to long now. Check out this quote by David Shepard this morning. It is the first real confirmation that Paramount is indeed doing something major with *WINGS.* Now if we could get a similar announcement concerning *THE BIG PARADE,* from Warner's.

 

*"Paramount is working on its own version of WINGS using the Academy's beautiful tinted restoration, a new orchestral recording of the 1927 score by J. S.Zamecnik (which is wonderful) and sound effects as done in the roadshow screenings which will be executed with modern technology by Ben Burtt. Be patient."*

 

*David Shepard*

 

 

http://nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?t=8200&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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That would be great.

 

In other news:

 

*A Clockwork Orange* is getting a 2-disc Blu-ray release in France for its anniversary. Unknown if it will be the restoration showing at Cannes. And unknown if a U.S. release is planned (it is already out on Blu here).

 

*El Topo* and *The Holy Mountain* are coming out on Blu April 26.

 

Eureka is releasing two Michelangelo Antonio 1950s releases on Blu/DVD combos, *La signora senza camelie* (1953) and *Le Amiche* (1955) on Mar. 21. Likely they will be region B locked (not playable in the U.S. without an all-region player):

 

Special features includes:

 

_La signora senza camelie_

New and exclusive video introduction to the film with critic and teacher Gabe Klinger

New and exclusive video featuring Gabe Klinger discussing Antonioni in the context of the Italian production system of the 1950s

A booklet containing newly translated critical pieces about the film, excerpts of interviews with Antonioni, and a lengthy debate between Antonioni and critic Luigi Chiarini on the subject of the film

 

_Le Amiche_

New and exclusive video introduction to the film with critic and teacher Gabe Klinger

New and exclusive video featuring Gabe Klinger discussing the arc of Antonioni's entire career

A booklet containing newly translated critical pieces about the film, excerpts of interviews with Antonioni, and more

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Taxi Driver now has an official release date on Blu-ray, April 5th. It looks like there might be two editions, but you can definitely get one pre-ordered from Amazon for $12.99:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Taxi-Driver-Blu-ray-Robert-Niro/dp/B004IFYMYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297739548&sr=8-1

 

ALSO, the Criterion Collection has new titles in May.

 

May 3

Fat Girl (? ma soeur; Catherine Breillat, 2001) Blu-ray (already on DVD)

Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende; Ingmar Bergman, 1955) Blu-ray (already on DVD)

 

May 10

Something Wild (Jonathan Demme, 1986) DVD and Blu-ray

 

May 17

Diabolique (Les diaboliques; Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1954) DVD and Blu-ray

Pale Flower (Kawaita Hana; Masahiro Shinoda, 1964) DVD and Blu-ray

 

May 24

The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940) DVD and Blu-ray

Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972) DVD and Blu-ray

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Now, here is some very interesting news:

 

Kino is issuing a DVD boxset called *Ingrid Bergman - A Swedish Film Collection* on April 19th. Films include the 1936 version of Intermezzo, A Woman's Face, and June Night. No extras, unfortunately.

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Silent filmfans will rejoice:

 

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Gaumont Treasures Vol. 2 1908-1916 is coming April 19th:

 

DISC 1 (Emile Cohl - the screen's first great animator):

 

Fantasmagoria (1908)

The Puppet's Nightmare (1908)

The Living Fan (1909)

Comic Mutations (1909)

The Tweleve Labors of Hercules (1910)

Petit Faust (1910)

Bebe's Masterpiece (1910)

and More!

 

DISC 2 (Jean Durand - who specialized in madcap comedy and American-style westerns):

 

Calino Wants to Be a Cowboy (1911)

Onesime Goes To Hell (1912)

Onesime, Clockmaker (1912)

Onesime Loves Animals (1913)

Zigoto Drives a Locomotive (1912)

The Railway of Death (1912)

Burning Heart: An Indian Tale (1912)

Under the Claw (1912)

and More!

 

DISC 3 (Jacques Feyder & The Early Masters of French Cinema):

 

Heads... And the Women Who Use Them (1916, Feyder)

The Barges (1911, George-Andre Lacroix)

La Marseillaise (1912, Etienne Arnaud)

Child's Play (1913, Henri Fescourt)

Feet and Hands (1915, Gaston Ravel)

and More!

 

BONUS FEATURES:

Jean Durand 1882-1946 - This short documentary, written by Pierre Philippe, recounts the career of filmmaker Jean Durand through photographs and clips (Disc 2)

Phonoscenes - Three early synchronized-sound music shorts (Disc 3)

Gaumont in Actualities - A collection of clips offering rare glimpses behind the scenes at the Gaumont Studios (Disc 3)

Trichromie Films - Excerpts of Gaumont?s revolutionary full-color film process (1913-1919) (Disc 3)

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