Purpose of thread:
The purpose of this thread is 2-fold:
1. To compile a list of the best catalog film transfers on Blu-ray.
2. To try to answer the question: what specific ingredients or attributes make the best catalog film transfers on Blu-ray?
Definition of a catalog film:
For purposes of this thread, a "catalog film" is any motion picture film that's been sitting in a studio's vault for some time gathering dust and cobwebs. In otherwords, not a new, current or recent movie release.
Recommendations for posting:
If you want to suggest a film or films... rather than posting lists, I recommend separating each film you want to discuss into a different post, to make it easier for others to quote/reference. Also try to include at least a brief description of the reasons why you believe the film is one the better catalog transfers, and make sure the title of the film is displayed prominently somewhere in your post, preferably near the top. I won't be compiling a list of the suggestions made here, so if you want your recommendations to be noticed, it's in your interest to make sure the title of the film is noticeable (within reason) in your post. Also, if there is more than one edition or version of the title available on Blu-ray, please specify which version you're recommending.
No personal attacks allowed. Stay on topic.
Beyond that just about anything else goes. Comparisons and lively (but civil) debates are encouraged here. If you disagree with someone else's suggestion, by all means say so, and back up your viewpoint with an argument.
Film Reference and Analysis - the master discussion that inspired this thread.
Most Film-like Transfers? - companion discussion to this thread.
Edited by ADU - 1/19/13 at 4:35pm