Waiting on a regular U.S re-/release of:
1) The Replacements
4) Mr. 3000 5) Equilibrium
6) Red Eye
Equilibrium was re-released 10/23/12 on a double feature disc @2.35:1 (OAR 2.39:1?) as opposed to the original BD enhanced for HDTV. I would expect with two movies on one 25GB disc video quality suffers.
Are they ever going to release more 80s and 90s movies? They released some to start and then a bunch and then trickled a couple more out but now it just seems to be all current releases or pre-80s titles.
They don't even have many of John Hughes out yet, what happened to Some Kind of Wonderful, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink?
The Right Stuff? [EDIT: coming out late this year]
No Way Out (heck this one doesn't even a proper DVD release)?
Desperately Seeking Susan?
An Officer And A Gentleman [EDIT: coming out in May]
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
The Sure Thing?
Can't Buy Me Love?
(I think a few may be avail on obscure Region B release, but that is pretty bizarre considering that these were American movies, why does the US tend to get most titles, even our own, last?)
Kundun? (there was a European release but it was horror story, the single worst DNR to wax job ever done to any blu-ray! Anyway I guess we know we will never get this one thanks to a certain company bowing down before a certain nation.)
And why is Veronica Mars still not out on blu-ray? All seasons were produced in hi-def.
Same for early seasons of 24. Edited by skibum5000 - 2/26/13 at 1:34pm
Roger Rabbit's coming out on Blu sometime in March.
I've read The Blob will be coming some time next year from Twilight Time as one of their "limited to 3000 copies" editions.
Ladyhawke is available now as an import from Hong Kong. I have it, it's well worth the trouble to find from the Asian outlets.
Thanks, yeah sounds like TT has The Blob for 2014 (speaking of TT I never even knew they existed until a couple weeks ago- some titles there that I bet many didn't even know had been released). I guess I'll give a look at an Asian important for Ladyhawke. In both cases gonna be pricey. Still seems bizarre that US movies tend to be released sometimes years later in the US than elsewhere.
And in other news, here’s something cool via TIME magazine: According to film restoration expert Michael Daruty (who was involved in the recent work on Schindler’s List), Universal is planning to restore and release between 3 and 5 classic catalog films a year on Blu-ray. The best news? They’re currently working on A Touch of Evil, High Plains Drifter and Double Indemnity!
And finally a bit of good news: Our own Tim Salmons has learned via Don May, Jr. that director William Friedkin is currently working on a Blu-ray transfer Sorcerer from the original negative! How cool is that? We’ll post more as it comes in.
These are all high priority for me. Sorceror was pan&scan on DVD. Here's hoping Friedkin is taking his meds (or not, if that's the problem).
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
Tales from the Crypt: Bordell of Blood
Seriously wtf aren't these movies out yet? Demon Knight at the very least, I don't know anyone who's seen it and not liked it. These have been broadcast on the HD movies, so HD masters do exist, Universal could easily release a double feature.
Updating my ongoing wish list, since a few films have actually popped up on BD in the past few months (and a couple more are due in the next few):
The Stepford Wives (both versions) The Black Hole (1979) Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Death Wish (1974) True Lies (1994) The Time Machine (1960) Zardoz (1974) Giant (1956) Bugsy (1991) Touch of Evil (1958) Fahrenheit 451 (1966) Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982) Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) King Kong (1976) The King of Comedy (1983)