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I can think of one Vistavision film on Blu-ray
The Searchers? Bet there's another, but I can't think of it offhand. Wikipedia has a list of VistaVision movies.
The Green Slime.
Ah yes. A great terrible movie. Back in the day I managed to score a vinyl disc with several radio spots for the film, with an even-worse-than-the-film rock song with "Green Slime" as the chorus. Always good for a chuckle from the gang when under the influence.
And I do recall another big guilty pleasure film from Japan that was also letterboxed, The H Man: the Yakusa meets The Blob. I think a properly restored version of this might be quite popular.
broadcasts will just spur people to spend money to buy the Blu-ray version so that they have a higher quality, personal copy of a movie
I'd like to think so, but I dunno. Forbidden Planet reputedly only sold in the mid-hundreds in its HD DVD incarnation, and it has not yet been released on Blu-ray. These old films may be just too specialized a market for the powers that be to be interested in.