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Reverend Drewcifer
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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#76 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:58 am

Pacific Heights is wonderful trash, the perfect laundry-day thriller. As a Morgan Creek title, I'm not surprised that its theatrical distribution was through Fox, its DVD was Warner, and now it's going to be a Sony Blu. Maybe Disney can revive Hollywood Pictures for its UHD in a few years.

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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#77 Post by captveg » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:00 pm

9/24/19

Count Three and Pray (1955)
Major League II (1994)
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
Skatetown U.S.A. (1979)

Skatetown U.S.A. never got a DVD release in the US because of music rights issues, but it looks like Sony may have cleared most (or perhaps all) music for this release.

Count Three and Pray also never had a DVD release, I believe.
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#78 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:15 am

Count Three and Pray only ever aired on TCM in a cropped fullscreen print from the 'Scope, so there's been no circulating copy in the correct aspect ratio. I'm excited to finally see it, though Joanne Woodward in Tobacco Road mode means I should probably set my expectations astronomically low

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#79 Post by domino harvey » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:12 pm

One of those movies you could have sworn was already out on Blu-ray, the Whole Nine Yards, is coming next month, as is 3000 Miles to Graceland

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#80 Post by captveg » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:12 pm

Jawbreaker (1999) as well, which was previously licensed to Mill Creek.

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#81 Post by dwk » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:10 pm

December 17th Blu-rays:
Look Who's Talking (with a new commentary by Amy Heckerling)
David Mamet's Heist (theatrical trailer)
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#82 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:26 pm

I initially read that post as a dry joke. What an odd pair, and of course Heist is the film not to get a commentary.

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#83 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:08 am

I really enjoy Heist and I'm excited to rewatch it on HD after rewatching House of Games earlier this week. My last viewing of Heist was a few months ago on VHS, so this will be an improvement for sure. I'm confused as to why Sony is releasing it. Is it another issue with Morgan Creek titles? It opens up with the Warner logo in black and white and with the old fanfare.

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#84 Post by dwk » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:16 am

Yeah, Heist is a Morgan Creek title.

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#85 Post by domino harvey » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:15 am

So pumped for Heist, though I kinda figured it was only a matter of time. My favorite Mamet and one of my favorites in general

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#86 Post by PfR73 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:09 am

Very excited about Heist. I've only seen it once, on IFC about 16 or 17 years ago, but even with just that one viewing I cannot tell you the number of times I have told other people about it and the fact that it has 3 of the best quotes in cinema history.
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1. "Everybody needs money, that's why they call it money"
2. "My motherfucker's so cool, when he goes to sleep, sheep count him"
3. "I don't want you as quiet as an ant pissing on cotton. I want you as quiet as an ant not even thinking about pissing on cotton"

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#87 Post by willoneill » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:51 pm

I work in business development for a government agency, which is a bit oxymoronic. Anyway, I have several times used quote #1 during meetings, and sadly not one person has gotten the reference in my 14 years at this job.

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#88 Post by Monterey Jack » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:55 pm

Amazing that one of the highest-grossing comedies of the late-80's like Look Who's Talking never received a Blu release until now (and we're still waiting on 3 Men & A Baby, which was the highest-grossing film of 1987!). It'll be nice to get rid of that ancient, non-anamorphic DVD from the earliest days of the format.

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#89 Post by dwk » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:27 pm

Other December 17th Blus:
The Cable Guy
The Remains of the Day
Where's My Roy Cohn?

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#90 Post by captveg » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:41 pm

Interesting choices. Yet another TT title getting reissued elsewhere.

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#91 Post by dwk » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:24 am

Bell, Book and Candle Blu-ray on January 28th

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#92 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:35 am

dwk wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:24 am
Bell, Book and Candle Blu-ray on January 28th
I've been hoping Indicator would release this one.

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#93 Post by KJones77 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:14 am

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:35 am
dwk wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:24 am
Bell, Book and Candle Blu-ray on January 28th
I've been hoping Indicator would release this one.
Same, though I'm not sure if it's entirely in Indicator's wheelhouse. Could definitely see Eureka releasing it in the Classics line or Arrow Academy though.

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#94 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:22 am

Trial by Jury (1994) to be released January 28, 2020.

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#95 Post by Monterey Jack » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:34 pm

It's BAFFLING what totally forgotten studio flicks get deigned a Blu-Ray release, when we're still waiting for proper HD restorations of major box office hits like The Abyss and True Lies. Who has thought of Trial By Jury once in the last quarter-century...?

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#96 Post by TMDaines » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:57 am

dwk wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:24 am
Bell, Book and Candle Blu-ray on January 28th
Just a month (and a bit) late.

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#97 Post by Luke M » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:30 pm

Monterey Jack wrote:It's BAFFLING what totally forgotten studio flicks get deigned a Blu-Ray release, when we're still waiting for proper HD restorations of major box office hits like The Abyss and True Lies. Who has thought of Trial By Jury once in the last quarter-century...?
I imagine those titles are not available because Cameron wants to oversee them and Fox is honoring that request on account of the Avatar sequels.

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#98 Post by swo17 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:34 pm

Fox doesn't exist anymore

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#99 Post by dwk » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:42 pm

It almost certainly isn't a request but a contractual obligation that Cameron is to be involved in and approve home video releases.

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#100 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:50 pm

Cameron said last year that they were waiting for his signoff, but it would require "28 hours" of his time (an oddly specific number, but then he should know) and "I don't have 28 hours." He'd hoped to do it by the end of 2018, but with the Avatar sequels on the way I doubt it actually happened. If it had been up to Fox alone they probably would've been out a decade ago.

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