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Lawrence of Arabia (UK)

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From blu-ray.com ......

Hopefully a US announcement will follow closely.......

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Lawrence of Arabia Gets UK Release Date

Posted December 19, 2011 04:19 PM by Webmaster
Sony Pictures

In an early announcement to retailers, the UK branch of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has revealed that it is planning to release on Blu-ray director David Lean's epic Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Exact technical specs, region coding status and supplemental features to be included on this release are unknown at the moment, but the preliminary street date set by the studio is June 4th.

Note: A preliminary release date for the U.S. has not been revealed yet.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=7922
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LOL!
I just sent a PM to Rob Tomlin (AVS's #1 LoA freak) about this announcement....
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

LOL!
I just sent a PM to Rob Tomlin (AVS's #1 LoA freak) about this announcement....

He's the first person I thought of when I read it!
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He's the first person I thought of when I read it!

Power of the avatar.
post #5 of 435
Gee whiz, golly jeepers, it must of taken 5 years for So-knee to count up the winning votes for Lawrence Of Arabia after THEIR little election about what to release on BD back in '07.
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Originally Posted by Rachael Bellomy View Post

Gee whiz, golly jeepers, it must of taken 5 years for So-knee to count up the winning votes for Lawrence Of Arabia after THEIR little election about what to release on BD back in '07.

It's called 'film restoration' and it's a nice thing to do.
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50th Anniversary.
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Originally Posted by Rachael Bellomy View Post

Gee whiz, golly jeepers, it must of taken 5 years for So-knee to count up the winning votes for Lawrence Of Arabia after THEIR little election about what to release on BD back in '07.

If it had been released in '07 it would not have ended up looking as good as what it will look like next year due to the 8K restoration.

As to how much worse it would have looked, who knows, but at least we know it's coming now.
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I hope it'll be worth the wait. I hope Sony isn't kidding this time. They're famous kidders.
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Just hook it to my vains!
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

LOL!
I just sent a PM to Rob Tomlin (AVS's #1 LoA freak) about this announcement....




Like I've been saying for the last year or two, since they had waited this long, it was obvious that they would wait until 2012 for the 50th Anniversary.

Needless to say: can't wait!
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Originally Posted by XxDeadlyxX View Post

If it had been released in '07 it would not have ended up looking as good as what it will look like next year due to the 8K restoration.

As to how much worse it would have looked, who knows, but at least we know it's coming now.

Since we have waited THIS long I don't mind waiting a little longer for 8K.
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Is all well and good, but where is good burger?
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Preliminary artwork from Blu-ray.com & Amazon.uk ....

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ARTWORK NOT FINAL

One would hope not.
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Originally Posted by RUR View Post

50th Anniversary.

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Originally Posted by LordAwesome View Post

Just hook it to my vains!

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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Since we have waited THIS long I don't mind waiting a little longer for 8K.

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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

ARTWORK NOT FINAL
One would hope not.

Like Ben-Hur, I'm very excited for this! Also like Ben-Hur, I'll probably just buy the UK film-only version so I can get it ASAP. My calendar is marked!
post #17 of 435
I'll wait for the best cover...
JJ!!
post #18 of 435
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

ARTWORK NOT FINAL

One would hope not.

It matches the gold series in the UK
post #19 of 435
Artwork is not that bad if thats what is final.... what exactly were you guys expecting?
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Originally Posted by XxDeadlyxX View Post

Artwork is not that bad if thats what is final.... what exactly were you guys expecting?

This:


Or this:


Or even this:
post #21 of 435
the wait has been so long, I was beginning to think sony had damaged the master or something... and then we'd have "nothing is written"

I'm with rob tomlin on this one - LoA is the best movie ever made
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post #23 of 435
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Originally Posted by Rob Tomlin View Post

What about this?


I guess that all depends if they want orange or teal.


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Originally Posted by Rob Tomlin View Post

What about this?


To be honest, I'm just sick of the floating heads. It may have originally worked fine for poster art, but the prevalence of releases these days that either take what was decent imagery and slap floating heads on top of it, or dispense with the decent imagery altogether, are cheapening the look.

Iconic:

Cheap:


Intriguing:

Cheap:


Acceptable:

Cheap:


Intense:

Cheap:


You get the idea.
LOA deserves a cover that is grandiose and iconic.
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Originally Posted by thebard View Post

To be honest, I'm just sick of the floating heads. It may have originally worked fine for poster art, but the prevalence of releases these days that either take what was decent imagery and slap floating heads on top of it, or dispense with the decent imagery altogether, are cheapening the look.



You get the idea.
LOA deserves a cover that is grandiose and iconic.

Indeed!
post #26 of 435
I'm personally tired of the terribly photoshopped covers of Peter O'Toole in front of bland monocolored "epic" scenery myself. Give us something new, Sony!
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Originally Posted by shiftyeyes View Post

Give us something new, Sony!

Or something old!
post #28 of 435
Of all the things to fret over about the upcoming, long-delayed, highly desired LoA BD, coverart should be the least of our worries....
post #29 of 435
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Of all the things to fret over about the upcoming, long-delayed, highly desired LoA BD, coverart should be the least of our worries....

Add long as it's not the purple one I am cool, and it's the same team as Kwai so no need to worry about the disc.
post #30 of 435
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

...it's the same team as Kwai so no need to worry about the disc.

My sentiments exactly. With Robert Harris involved, and Sony's commitment to catalog titles, there should be no reason for concern.

Right?


(Right?)
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