Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#326 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:54 pm

At the rate they're going, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Disney swallows up Universal.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#327 Post by Drucker » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:20 pm

Cape Fear is getting an R1 release it seems, but unfortunately, it seems like it is probably the same problematic UK release.

New, US release
UK release

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#328 Post by captveg » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:37 pm

Schindler's List on 3/5/13 after a silent Jan-Feb '13.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#329 Post by captveg » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:04 pm

Upcoming Universal theatrical feature BD releases:

2/26

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)

3/5

Schindler's List (1993)

3/22

Les Misérables (2012)
This Is 40 (2012)

3/26

Jurassic Park (1993) (Individual release)
Jurassic Park III (2001) (Individual release)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) (Individual release)

4/9

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

4/23

Jurassic Park 3D (1993)
Promised Land (2012)

5/7

Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#330 Post by captveg » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:19 pm

Any upcoming projects you want to talk about?

We have a commitment to restore 3 to 5 new prints a year. Right now, we’re working on A Touch of Evil, High Plains Drifter, Double Indemnity — and we’ll probably add another title or two at the end of the year.


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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#331 Post by knives » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:22 pm

Dang, you got me excited that they might be doing a Fox type thing and asking for what title they should restore next. I was planning on firebombing Afraid to Talk.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#332 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:25 pm

Now there's a cause I could get behind.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#333 Post by TMDaines » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:57 pm

I'm sure MoC are delighted that two of the three restorations listed are titles that they've recently given the full works on Blu-ray.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#334 Post by Graham » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:10 pm

High Plains Drifter! Great news.

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#335 Post by captveg » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:07 pm

6/4

Earthquake (1974)
Midway (1976)
The Shadow (1994)

Also, Alfred Hitchcock Essentials Collection (Psycho/Rear Window/North by Northwest/The Birds/Vertigo)

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#336 Post by AfterTheRain » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:36 pm

This just in...

5/7: Rope (1948)
6/4: Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
The Mummy (1932)
The Phantom of the Opera (1943)
The Invisible Man (1933)
7/2: The Trouble With Harry (1955)

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#337 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:13 am

I don't have to buy the big Hitchcock box now. I'm so happy.


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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#339 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:35 pm

I wouldn't have pegged it as forthcoming in any country, but Thursday, one of the more egregious Pulp Fiction ripoffs, is coming out in Germany?!

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#340 Post by manicsounds » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:50 am

"In The Name Of The Father" Blu-ray comes with zero extras, not even a trailer...

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#341 Post by ShellOilJunior » Thu May 02, 2013 7:39 am

Superfluous

Are we ever going to enjoy the Marx Brothers on blu-ray?

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#342 Post by manicsounds » Thu May 02, 2013 9:40 am

I certainly hope so. The Warner Brothers DVD set was great in quality, but the Universal set (especially the UK set!) was incredibly weak in PQ and AQ. I'm sure Marx Brothers themselves are a big enough draw for Universal to put out in HD, but we can all hope for a Criterion licensed boxset of the Paramount via Universal movies, right?

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#343 Post by captveg » Thu May 02, 2013 5:05 pm

Unless Universal invests the same level of money into restorations like they did the classic monster films last year I don't see it happening. The Paramount film elements are in really poor shape.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#344 Post by John Doe » Tue May 07, 2013 9:16 am

July 9th

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#345 Post by manicsounds » Mon May 27, 2013 3:20 am

Question about "Schindler's List", does the US Blu come with burned in English captions, or does it have electronic subtitles for the intertitles/locations/etc?

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#346 Post by hamsterburger » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:13 am

Amazon has preorders for more of the remaining Hitchcocks in the UK:

September 23rd

Vertigo http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vertigo-Blu-ray ... sim_d_h__1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Man Who Knew Too Much http://www.amazon.co.uk/Knew-Much-Blu-r ... sim_d_h__8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Rope http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rope-Blu-ray-Re ... _h__text_y" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Torn Curtain http://www.amazon.co.uk/Torn-Curtain-Bl ... rn+Curtain" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Frenzy http://www.amazon.co.uk/Frenzy-Blu-ray- ... sim_d_h__7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Seems like the only ones from the box set not available to buy or pre-order individually in the UK now are Shadow of a Doubt, The Trouble with Harry, Marnie and Topaz.
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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#347 Post by Jonathan S » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:50 am

The big set has also been been split into two. Rather useful as the dodgiest transfers - from what I've read - are all in the second volume... (unless of course Universal re-do them, but that seems unlikely).

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#348 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:21 am

Damn, that's VERY useful. Vertigo is the ONLY title in the second volume that wasn't fucked up, and that's now available separately (better the U.S. Blu-Ray, which has the mono mix), so yes, this is great for everyone.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#349 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:15 pm


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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#350 Post by knives » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:29 am

And there's another one coming out soon.

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