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> {quote:title=Edgecliff wrote:}{quote}Filmlover, the WalMart site does not have these titles at those prices. No WalMart near me unfortunately unless I take a trip out here. I wonder about others like Fry's. Only 7 yEAR ITCH is selling for that price oddly enough.

The website doesn't match what the price is in stores. In the WM stores, they are $9.96 each. However, the one I went to said they only got 4 copies of each, and when I went to the shelves there were only about 2 of each one.

 

The good news is that it has been reported that *Costco* has at least 4 of the titles at $9.99 each. The exception seems to be that they don't carry River of No Return.

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> {quote:title=audreyforever wrote:}{quote}Ooo, I hate it when they repackage old DVDs in new sets, which seems to be the case with Some Like it Hot and The Misfits in the Forever Marylin set.

These are Blu-rays. But, yes, they are reusing the SLIH and Misfits Blus from before. But if you go to a Walmart store, you can buy the 5 new titles for $9.96 each. Or $9.99 each for four of the titles at Costco (they don't have River of No Return, from all reports).

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Is what expensive? If you mean membership to Costco, it is about $50 a year, but it is worth it. I save way more than in about a month of shopping there. From electronics to groceries to gas. Their selection of DVDs and Blus is always very small, especially at this time of year, so that should never be the reason to join. But I love Costco!

 

 

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Filmlover, it just would not be worth it to me to join Costco. Never really bought anything there and really have no interest. My hope is the Monroe individual titles will eventually be reduced in price. I don't think I want the box set and I do like the covers of each title.

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Looney Tunes: Plantimun Edition vol. 2 on Blu-ray Oct. 16th.

 

The first disc provides an assortment of popular shorts featuring the most iconic characters in the Looney Tunes stable. These cartoons include:

 

Disc One -

# "A Wild Hare"

# "Buckaroo Bugs"

# "Long-Haired Hare"

# "Ali Baba Bunny"

# "Show Biz Bugs"

# "The Wise Quacking Duck"

# "What Makes Daffy Duck?"

# "Book Revue"

# "Deduce, You Say"

# "Porky In Wackyland"

# "You Ought To Be In Pictures"

# "Porky In Egypt"

# "Back Alley Oproar"

# "Little Red Rodent Hood"

# "Canned Feud"

# "Gift Wrapped"

# "Birdy And The Beast"

# "Home, Tweet Home"

# "Going! Going! Gosh!"

# "Zipping Along"

# "Scent-Imental Romeo"

# "The Foghorn Leghorn"

# "The High And The Flighty"

# "Tabasco Road"

# "Mexicali Shmoes"

The second disc, on the other hand, mixes in an arrangement of familiar and more obscure one-shot cartoons alongside viewer favorites like "Wabbit Twouble" and "Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid."

 

Disc Two -

# "Wabbit Twouble"

# "Rabbit Fire"

# "Rabbit Seasoning"

# "Duck! Rabbit, Duck!"

# "Drip-Along Daffy"

# "My Little Duckaroo"

# "Barbary-Coast Bunny"

# "Tortoise Beats Hare"

# "Tortoise Wins By A Hare"

# "Rabbit Transit"

# "Porky's Hare Hunt"

# "Hare-Um Scare-Um"

# "Prest-O Change-O"

# "Elmer's Candid Camera"

# "Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid"

# "The Bashful Buzzard"

# "The Lion's Busy"

# "Strife With Father"

# "An Itch In Time"

# "A Horsefly Fleas"

# "Hollywood Steps Out"

# "Page Miss Glory"

# "Rocket-Bye Baby"

# "Russian Rhapsody"

# "Dough Ray Me-Ow"

Each short has been digitally remastered and restored in 1080p. Further technical details are still unknown, though the three-disc package does contain a number of bonus supplements, such as:

* Bonus featurettes on selected shorts

* Commentaries by animation experts

* Alternative audio tracks

* Alternate audio tracks:

* Behind-the-scenes featurettes:

** King-Size Comedy: Tex Avery And The Looney Tunes Revolution

** Tex Avery, The King Of Cartoons

** Friz on Film

** Friz at MGM

** The World Of Leon Schlesinger

** Real American Zero: The Adventures Of Private Snafu

* Bonus cartoons (in SD):

** Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons

** The Best Of The Rest Of Tex

** Private Snafu

** Mr. Hook

 

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filmlover, I think FOX blew it with their release of the Marilyn set. This should have been a deluxe box set with gorgeous color box cover plus hardcover book and some extra features new to this set. They seems to have slapped this set together updating for BR and that is all plus lousy packaging. Shame on FOX. Now I heard they are not making anamorphic prints for their CinemaScope films in the Classic Cinema releases for MOD. In the past the studio had handled their classics beautifully on DVD now they don't seem to care. Who wants pan and scan for widescreen films. They are setting things backwards.

 

 

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I agree about the MM set. Bad move all around for their greatest star.

 

I should mention that for those who haven't made the switch to Blu yet, Fox has also released "Marilyn: the Premiere Colllection", which has something like 17 DVDs:

 

All About Eve

As Young As You Feel

Lets Make It Legal

Love Nest

Don't Bother To Knock

Monkey Business

O. Henry's Full House

We're Not Married

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

How To Marry A Millionaire

Niagara

There's No Business Like Show Business

The Seven Year Itch

Bus Stop

Some Like It Hot

Let's Make Love

The Misfits

 

http://www.amazon.com/Marilyn-Premiere-Collection-George-Sanders/dp/B0030CRK4E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1343964695&sr=8-3&keywords=marilyn+collection

 

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Some update information about previously mentioned titles from blu-ray.com:

 

*The Early Films of Stanley Kubrick*: Kino Lorber have now set a preliminary release date for Fear and Desire: October 23rd. The film has been restored at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, and the Blu-ray release will represent the first ever proper video release of the film in any format.

 

 

*Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures*: The set will also contain the following bonus supplements:

* Newly produced On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark featurettes:

** From Jungle to Desert

** From Adventure to Legend

* Making the Films featurettes:

** 1981 The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark documentary

** The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark

** The Making of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

** The Making of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

** The Making of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

* Additional behind-the-scenes featurettes:

** The Stunts of Indiana Jones

** The Sound of Indiana Jones

** The Music of Indiana Jones

** The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones

** Raiders: The Melting Face!

** Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies

** Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations

** Indy's Women: The American Film Institute Tribute

** Indy's Friends and Enemies

** Iconic Props in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

** The Effects of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

** Adventures in Post Production for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

* High definition trailers and teasers for each film

This will release on Sept. 18th.

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> {quote:title=Edgecliff wrote:}{quote}filmlover, did yu watch BUS STOP on TCM the other day? The print looked beautiful in HD if it were true HD. In any case it did look very good and I am anxious to see it in BR.

No, I didn't. Will be watching the Blu soon.

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Updated info on the Blu-ray release of Lawrence of Arabia:

 

Sony will offer two Blu-ray iterations of Lawrence of Arabia - a two-disc version of the film and a four-disc limited edition 50th Anniversary Collector's set.

 

Both versions will present the 227-minute director's cut (including the overture, intermission, entr'acte and exit music) of the film in its 2.20:1 original aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The print used is courtesy of a 4K digital restoration; according to Sony's official press release, "the original camera negative was scanned at 8K and the film went through a painstaking process of repairing problems inherent to the fifty-year old film elements."

 

Bonus supplements include:

* Secrets of Arabia picture-in-graphic track

* Newly produced Peter O'Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia interview

* Feature-length The Making of Lawrence of Arabia documentary

* Five behind-the-scenes featurettes:

** A Conversation with Steven Spielberg

** The Camels Are Cast

** In Search of Lawrence

** Romance of Arabia

** 1970 version of Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic

* Newsreel footage of the New York premiere and material from the film's advertising campaigns

* *Limited Edition Blu-ray Exclusives*:

** Never-before-released deleted scene with introduction by editor Anne Coates

** Newly produced The Lure of the Desert: Martin Scorsese on Lawrence of Arabia interview

** Three behind-the-scenes featurettes: - In Love with the Desert \ - King Hussein Visits Lawrence of Arabia \ - Original 1963 version of Wind, Sand and Star

** Archival interviews with William Friedkin, Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg

** Trailer gallery: - Theatrical trailer \ - Two teaser trailers \ - The 1989 70mm restoration trailer \ - Two TV spots

** Exclusive Lawrence of Arabia soundtrack CD that includes the film's score plus two previously unreleased tracks

** 70mm film frame

** Eighty-eight-page book with on-set photographs and notes on the film's production and legacy

Lawrence of Arabia streets on November 13th (the date confirmed by the studio's press release

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Sunset Boulevard will be released on Blu-ray Nov. 6th.

 

News from Twilight Time:

 

Sam Peckinpah's Major Dundee is expected to hit Blu-ray in March or April of 2013 so that more restoration work can be done on the master.

 

The Rains of Ranchipur and Bonjour Tristesse street on November 13th while Beloved Infidel, The Blue Lagoon, and Lost Horizon arrive on December 11th.

 

Rumored for 2013: Looks like Fox will revive its Studio Classics line. Probably these will mostly Blu-ray upgrades of titles previously released on DVD.

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Nov. 6th

 

Cut to the Chase - The Charley Chase Collection - 2-DVD set from Milestone

 

DISC 1:

* Innocent Husbands (1925, 21 min.) Score by Donald Sosin

* What Price Goofy (1925, 21 min.) Score by Mont Alto

* Bad Boy (1925, 19 min.) Score by Dave Knutsen

* Isn’t Life Terrible (1925, 20 min.) Score by Dave Drazin

* Dog Shy (1926, 20 min.) Score by Ben Model

* Mama Behave (1926, 20 min.) Score by Dave Drazin

* Bromo and Juliet (1926, 21 min.) Score by Dave Knutsen

 

DISC 2:

 

* Fraidy Cat (1924, 12 min.) Score by Dave Knutsen

* April Fool (1924, 10 min.) Score by Dave Knutsen

* Be Your Age (1926, 20 min.) Score by Ben Model

* Caretaker’s Daughter (1925, 19 min.) Score by Dave Drazin

* The Uneasy Three (1925, 20 min.) Score by Ben Model

* Mums the Word (1926, 19 min.) Score by Donald Sosin

* Long Fliv the King (1926, 20 min.) Score by Mont Alto

* Mighty Like a Moose (1926, 20 min.) Score by Mont Alto

* Charley My Boy! (1925, 23 min.) Score by Ben Model

 

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The British Film Institute has revealed that it is planning to release Dual Format Editions of two classic films directed by Jacques Tati: Jour De Fete (1949) and Mon Oncle (1958). Street date for the two releases is October 22.

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Robert Mitchum Film Collection box set 10/9 from FOX. These seem to be prior titles already available on DVD.

 

* River of No Return

* The Night of the Hunter

* Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

* The Enemy Below

* Thunder Road

* The Hunters

* The Longest Day

* Man in the Middle

* What a Way to Go!

* The Way West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*Rashomon - Nov. 6th in Blu-ray and DVD*

 

Special Features:

* New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* Audio commentary by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie

* Video introduction by director Robert Altman

* Excerpts from The World of Kazuo Miyagawa, a documentary on Rashomon's cinematographer

* A Testimony as an Image, a sixty-eight-minute documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew

* Archival audio interview with actor Takashi Shimura

* Original and rerelease trailers

* New English subtitle translation

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince; an excerpt from director Akira Kurosawa's Something Like an Autobiography; and reprints of Rashomon's two source stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, "Rashomon" and "In a Grove"

 

*Weekend - Nov. 13th in Blu-ray and DVD*

 

Special Features:

* New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* New video essay by film critic Kent Jones

* Archival interviews with actors Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne and assistant director Claude Miller

* Excerpt from a French television program on director Jean-Luc Godard, featuring on-set footage of Weekend shot by filmmaker Philippe Garrel

* Trailers

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic and novelist Gary Indiana

*Trilogy of Life - Nov. 13th on Blu-ray and DVD*

 

In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini ) brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of premodern world literature - Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron, Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and The Thousand and One Nights (often known as The Arabian Nights) - and in doing so created his most uninhibited and extravagant work, which he titled his Trilogy of Life.

 

Special Edition Collector's Set Features:

* New high-definition digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray editions

* New visual essays by film scholars Patrick Rumble and Tony Rayns on The Decameron and Arabian Nights, respectively

* New interviews with art director Dante Ferretti and composer Ennio Morricone about their work with Pasolini, and with film scholar Sam Rohdie on The Canterbury Tales

* The Lost Body of Alibech (2005), a forty-five-minute documentary by Roberto Chiesi about a lost sequence from The Decameron

* The Secret Humiliation of Chaucer (2006), a forty-seven-minute documentary by Chiesi about The Canterbury Tales

* Via Pasolini, a documentary in which Pasolini discusses his views on language, film, and modern society

* Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Form of the City (1974), a sixteen-minute documentary by Pasolini and Paolo Burnatto about the ancient Italian cities Orte and Sabaudia

* Deleted scenes from Arabian Nights, with transcriptions of pages from the original script

* Pasolini-approved English-dubbed track for The Canterbury Tales

* Trailers

* New English subtitle translations

* PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critic Colin MacCabe; Pasolini's 1975 article "Trilogy of Life Rejected"; excerpts from Pasolini's Berlin Film Festival press conference for The Canterbury Tales; and a report from the set of Arabian Nights by critic Gideon Bachmann

 

*Heaven's Gate - Nov. 20th in Blu-ray and DVD*

 

Special Features:

New, restored transfer of director Michael Cimino's cut of the film, supervised by Cimino

New restoration of the 5.1 surround soundtrack, supervised by Cimino, in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition

New illustrated audio interview with Cimino and producer Joann Carelli

New interviews with actor Kris Kristofferson, soundtrack arranger and performer David Mansfield, and second assistant director Michael Stevenson

The Johnson County War, a video interview with historian Bill O'Neal about the real-life conflict that inspired the film, and its resonance in popular culture

Trailer and TV spots

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic and programmer Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan</stro

 

*Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku*

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Fox is releasing Laura on Blu-ray in 2013.

 

Kino is releasing on Blu:

 

* November 6 - Die Nibelungen: Deluxe Remastered Edition (1924, Fritz Lang, 2-disc Blu-ray set). Also contains the feature length documentary "The Legacy of Die Nibelungen".

* November 13 - Sergei Eisenstein Double Feature (2-Blu-ray set includes Battleship Potemkin (1925) and Strike (1924)).

* November 13 - The Selznick Collection (5-disc Blu-ray set includes Nothing Sacred (1937), A Farewell to Arms (1932), A Star is Born (1937), Bird of Paradise (1932), and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)).

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Olive will be issuing two Blu box sets:

 

 

 

 

The Otto Preminger Collection (3 disc set)

 

1. Hurry Sundown (1967)

2. Skidoo (1968)

3. Such Good Friends (1971)

 

Film Noir Collection Vol. 1 (4 disc set)

 

1. Union Station (1950)

2. Appointment With Danger (1951)

3. Dark City (1950)

4. Rope of Sand (1949)

 

No dates announced yet.

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