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To those who only want some of the titles in the new Universal Monsters Blu-ray set, they are currently available from Amazon UK, or you can wait until October 23rd when they will be available here. (It's cheaper to get the Amazon UK editions).

 

The titles are:

Frankenstein

Dracula

The Phantom of the Opera (Rains)

The Bride of Frankenstein

The Wolf Man

The Mummy

The Invisible Man

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (3D/2D)

 

I will give you a starting point for the Frankenstein release from both sources, and the other titles, you can easily search for from that point.

 

Frankenstein from Amazon UK, available now: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Frankenstein-Blu-ray-Region-Colin-Clive/dp/B008LSAP9Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1350162428&sr=1-1

 

Frankenstein from Amazon (U.S.), available Oct. 23rd: http://www.amazon.com/Frankenstein-Blu-ray/dp/B008LSAP9Y/ref=sr_1_5?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1350162242&sr=1-5&keywords=frankenstein

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The Criterion Collection has announced five titles for release in January. On January 8th, the studio will release Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman, 1971). A week later, it will release The Tin Drum (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934). On January 22, it will release Ivan's Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962) and Pina (Win Wenders, 2011).

 

Two-Lane Blacktop (on Blu-ray)

 

Special Features:

* Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Monte Hellman, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, supervised by Hellman, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition

* Two audio commentaries: one by Hellman and filmmaker Allison Anders and one by screenwriter Rudolph Wurlitzer and author David N. Meyer

* Interviews with Hellman, actor James Taylor, musician Kris Kristofferson, producer Michael Laughlin, and production manager Walter Coblenz

* Screen test outtakes

* Performance and Image, a look at the restoration of a '55 Chevy used in the movie and the film's locations today

* Color Me Gone, photos and publicity from Two-Lane Blacktop

* Trailer

* PLUS: Rudy Wurlitzer's screenplay, reprinted specially for this release; new essay by Kent Jones, appreciations by Richard Linklater and Tom Waits; and a reprint of the 1970 Rolling Stone article "On Route 66, Filming Two-Lane Blacktop"; ; the DVD edition also features Wurlitzer's screenplay.

The Tin Drum (on Blu-ray and DVD)

 

Special Features:

* New, restored high-definition digital transfer of the complete version, approved by director Volker Schlöndorff

* Newly remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, approved by Schlöndorff and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition

* New interview with Schlöndorff about the making of The Tin Drum and the creation of the 2010 restored, complete version

* New interview with film scholar Timothy Corrigan

* German audio recording from 1987 of author Günter Grass reading an excerpt from his novel The Tin Drum with musical accompaniment, illustrated with the corresponding scene from the film

* Television interview excerpts featuring Schlöndorff, Grass, actors David Bennent and Mario Adorf, and cowriter Jean-Claude Carrière reflecting on their experiences making the film

* Trailer

* New English subtitle translation

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson and 1978 statements by Grass about the adaptation of his novel.

 

The Man Who Knew Too Much (on Blu-ray and DVD)

 

Special Features:

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

* New audio commentary featuring film historian Philip Kemp

* New interview with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro

* The Illustrated Hitchcock, an extensive interview with director Alfred Hitchcock from 1972, conducted by journalist Pia Lindstrom and film historian William Everson

* Audio excerpts from filmmaker François Truffaut's legendary 1962 interviews with Hitchcock

* Restoration demonstration

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme.

 

Ivan's Childhood (on Blu-ray)

 

Special Features:

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

* Appreciation of filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky and Ivan's Childhood featuring Vida T. Johnson, coauthor of The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue

* Interviews with cinematographer Vadim Yusov and actor Nikolai Burlyaev

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Dina Iordanova; "Between Two Films," Tarkovsky's essay on Ivan's Childhood; and "Ivan's Willow," a poem by the director's father, Arseny Tarkovsky.

 

 

Pina (on Bluray and DVD)

 

 

 

* High-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Wim Wenders, presented in a Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray combo, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack

* Audio commentary featuring Wenders

* The Making of "Pina" (available in 3D)

* Deleted scenes with commentary by Wenders (available in 3D)

* Behind-the-scenes footage

* Interview with Wenders

* Trailer

* English subtitle translation

* PLUS: A booklet featuring a piece by novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt; reprinted pieces by Wenders and choreographer Pina Bausch; information on the dances featured in the film; and portraits of the dancers.

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I don't understand this big rush to get THE JAZZ SINGER out on Blu-ray first? It's already had a DVD release. Who cares? Maybe if DON JUAN was also on there? THE BIG PARADE hasn't been on DVD ever. It would be gradifying if they went with stuff that has long been awaited. Wonder if there are any plans in the works for OLD HEIDELBERG?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi, gagman,

 

I am sure the reason is threefold for the release on Blu for The Jazz Singer.

 

1. It comes out in January 2013, the start of WB's 90th anniversary celebration, and The Jazz Singer is a major part of WB's history.

 

2. It is already mastered and easier to put on Blu.

 

3. People could be more in the market for silents after the half silent/half talkie of The Jazz Singer

 

And, as you yourself said a few pages back, they are releasing The Bg Parade in 2013.

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Art now available. Release date Feb. 19th.

 

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Extras:

 

 

 

Commentary by Fred Astaire's daughter Ava Astaire McKenzie and Judy Garland Biographer John Fricke

 

 

 

Making-of Documentary Easter Parade: On The Avenue

 

 

 

American Masters documentary profile Judy Garland: By Myself

 

 

 

Outtake Musical number Mr. Monotony

 

 

 

Mr. Monotony Dailies

 

 

 

Audio Only: Radio Production with the Film's stars (03/11/1951)

 

 

 

Audio Only: Radio Promo

 

 

 

Theatrical Trailer

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Nora, I completely agree! The poster art back then is preferably many more times than not. I have seen some Blu releases with cover art that I went, "What were they thinking??"

 

Look at this bland James Bond cover recently released, compared to poster art

 

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> {quote:title=filmlover wrote:}{quote}Hi, gagman,

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> *Yeah, THE BIG PARADE is coming, but it's still a good year away. Anything can happen in that span of time. Scheduled as a 4rth quarter release, it figures not to be out until November or December of 2013. No mention of THE CROWD so far. Don't know what extra's might be included, and if any other films will be part of the package? Hopefully, a few rare Vidor Silents such as WINE OF YOUTH, HIS HOUR and PROUD FLESH might find there way into this as extra's. Doubtful, but there will ahve to be something. Probably some mini-doucumentaries on the making of the movie. Going to try to contact Robert Israel again and see if he can tell me something?*

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THE QUIET MAN (1/13 RELEASE)

 

 

 

 

 

NEWLY REMASTERED AND RESTORED IN 2012

4K SCAN FROM THE ORIGINAL NITRATE NEGATIVE

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Printed Booklet: Joseph McBride on THE QUIET MAN (15 to 20 Pages)

Adapted from his biography: SEARCHING FOR JOHN FORD

• The Making of THE QUIET MAN (1992 | 28 Minutes)

Written and hosted by Leonard Maltin – Includes interviews with Michael Wayne, Toni Wayne LaCara and Andrew V. McLaglen

 

O card slipcases for the DVD and BLU

 

 

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Just spotted the following on The Digital Bits:

 

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In January, Olive Films will release

 

It's in the Bag (1945) starring Fred Allen, Jack Benny and Don Ameche

 

Indiscreet (1958) starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Cecil Parker

 

and three John Wayne films

 

The New Frontier (1935)

 

King of the Pecos (1936)

 

Frontier Horizon a.k.a Raiders of the Wasteland (1939)

 

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January 15th:

 

How Green Was My Valley

Gentleman's Agreement

Wild River

Titanic (1953)

 

February, 5th

 

Laura

 

 

These are the first classic titles to be released on BR from FOX n 2013

 

Edited by: Edgecliff on Nov 14, 2012 4:19 PM

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Criterion titles for February

 

*The Ballad of Narayama (1958)* Blu-ray and DVD Feb 5

 

Special Features:

* New 4K digital master from the 2011 restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* Trailer and teaser

* New English subtitle translation

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Kemp

 

*The Kid With a Bike (2011)* DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 12

 

Special Features:

* New digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Alain Marcoen, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* Conversation between film critic Kent Jones and directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

* Interviews with actors Cécile de France and Thomas Doret

* Return to Seraing, a half-hour documentary in which the Dardennes revisit five locations from the film

* Trailer

* New English subtitle translation

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoff Andrew

 

*On the Waterfront (1954)* Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 19

 

Special Features:

* New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* Alternate presentations of the restoration in two additional aspect ratios: 1.85:1 (widescreen) and 1.33:1 (full-screen)

* Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition

* Commentary featuring authors Richard Schickel and Jeff Young

* Conversation between filmmaker Martin Scorsese and critic Kent Jones

* Elia Kazan: Outsider (1982), an hour-long documentary

* New documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with scholar Leo Braudy, critic David Thomson, and others

* New interview with actress Eva Marie Saint

* Interview with director Elia Kazan from 2001

* Contender, a 2001 documentary on the film's most famous scene

* New interview with longshoreman Thomas Hanley, an actor in the film

* New interview with author James T. Fisher (On the Irish Waterfront) about the real-life people and places behind the film

* Visual essay on Leonard Bernstein's score

* Visual essay on the aspect ratio

* Trailer

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Almereyda and reprints of Kazan's 1952 ad in the New York Times defending his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, one of the 1948 New York Sun articles by Malcolm Johnson on which the film was based, and a 1953 Commonweal piece by screenwriter Budd Schulberg

 

*Chronicle of a Summer (1961)* DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 26

 

Special Features:

* New high-definition digital transfer of the Cineteca di Bologna restoration of the film, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* Un été + 50 (2011), a seventy-three-minute documentary featuring outtakes and new interviews with codirector Edgar Morin and some of the film's subjects

* Archival interviews with codirector Jean Rouch and Marceline Loridan, one of the film's subjects

* New interview with anthropology professor Faye Ginsburg, organizer of several Rouch retrospectives

* New and improved English subtitle translation

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by scholar Sam Di Iorio

 

*Sansho the Bailiff (1954)* Blu-ray Feb. 26

 

Special Features:

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

* Audio commentary by Japanese-literature professor Jeffrey Angles

* Video interviews with critic Tadao Sato, assistant director Tokuzo Tanaka, and legendary actress Kyoko Kagawa, on the making of the film and its lasting importance

* PLUS: A book featuring an essay by film writer Mark Le Fanu and two versions of the story on which the film was based: Ogai Mori's 1915 "Sansho Dayu" and a written form of an earlier oral variation

 

 

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> {quote:title=filmlover wrote:}{quote}Warners UK will be releasing several Blu classic titles in steelbook form. And the best thing is that they are using original poster art. and being as these are Warners, th Blus will be region free.

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> http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=10052

Filmlover - those steelbooks look fabulous! Sooo much more attractive than the cover art on the US releases.

 

Hmmm . . . I wonder how my sales resistance is going to hold up between now and January. ?:|

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