Columbia Classics

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Re: Columbia Classics

#401 Post by John Doe » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:48 pm

They released Ishtar and Troop Beverly Hills themselves. So nothing from Sony surprises me any more.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#402 Post by Ashirg » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:54 pm

July 7
Joe Dirt

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Re: Columbia Classics

#403 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:58 pm

Nothing says Columbia Classic like Joe Dirt.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#404 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:04 pm

Was holding out for the Twilight Time edition

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Re: Columbia Classics

#405 Post by captveg » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:57 am

Gotta try to make as much money from the upcoming Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser as possible, which comes out DTV in July.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#406 Post by swo17 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:06 am

It's just sad that they're turning this of all films into a cash grab opportunity. That's not what Joe Dirt stood for.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#407 Post by captveg » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:01 pm

8/25/15

The Last Dragon (1985)

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Re: Columbia Classics

#408 Post by captveg » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:33 pm

9/22/15

Christine (1983)
The Indian in the Cupboard - 20th Anniversary (1995)
Jumanji - 20th Anniversary (1995)
Zathura - 10th Anniversary (2005)


No surprise with Christine that Sony is handling the re-issue themselves. If TT could sell 3000 copies in 8 hours that surely got Sony's attention.

First BD release for The Indian in the Cupboard. Jumanji and Zathura were released previously on BD in 2011.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#409 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:37 pm

captveg wrote:Christine (1983)

No surprise with Christine that Sony is handling the re-issue themselves. If TT could sell 3000 copies in 8 hours that surely got Sony's attention.
I believe this is the first Twilight Time release to receive an American Blu-ray release after TT's license lapsed, right?

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Re: Columbia Classics

#410 Post by captveg » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:51 pm

domino harvey wrote:
captveg wrote:Christine (1983)

No surprise with Christine that Sony is handling the re-issue themselves. If TT could sell 3000 copies in 8 hours that surely got Sony's attention.
I believe this is the first Twilight Time release to receive an American Blu-ray release after TT's license lapsed, right?
Yes, aside from the ones TT renewed & re-issued themselves.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#411 Post by dwk » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:35 pm


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Re: Columbia Classics

#412 Post by captveg » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:57 pm

They had recently stated that was no longer the case.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#413 Post by tenia » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:41 am

captveg wrote:No surprise with Christine that Sony is handling the re-issue themselves. If TT could sell 3000 copies in 8 hours that surely got Sony's attention.
It most likely sold out so quickly partly because it was limited to 3000 copies. I don't a regular non-limited edition would sell so much so quickly because there's no need to rush, it's not a limited print.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#414 Post by captveg » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:02 am

Sure, but 3000 copies that fast still indicates a market Sony didn't foresee, regardless of scalpers. With all the content of the release needing just a simple repurposing to a new disc image it's a no-brainer investment in their part.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#415 Post by tenia » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:48 am

captveg wrote:Sure, but 3000 copies that fast still indicates a market Sony didn't foresee, regardless of scalpers. With all the content of the release needing just a simple repurposing to a new disc image it's a no-brainer investment in their part.
I was just thinking of Arrow's experience with Hellgate and Hell Comes to Frogtown, where most likely the 1000 copies sold out not because there was a market for the movies but because it was limited.

Sony could very well press 3000 copies of Christine and take 3 years to sell them out, and that would only further consolidate their view on how it's not interesting for them to do this kind of releases.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#416 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:18 pm

captveg wrote:Zathura - 10th Anniversary (2005)
At which point does the home video industry surpass the greeting card industry for exploiting anniversaries?

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Re: Columbia Classics

#417 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:35 am

A Matter of Life and Death, restored in collaboration with Park Circus, screens at this year´s Venice Festival:
http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/ve ... ntID=42422" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Columbia Classics

#418 Post by Calvin » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:25 am

Stefan Andersson wrote:A Matter of Life and Death, restored in collaboration with Park Circus, screens at this year´s Venice Festival:
http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/ve ... ntID=42422" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Unfortunately, it hasn't been restored - they're showing it because Tavernier picked it

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Re: Columbia Classics

#419 Post by captveg » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:40 pm

10/25/15

Little Women (1994)

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Re: Columbia Classics

#420 Post by dwk » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:01 pm

Sony is releasing The City of Lost Children 20th Anniversary Blu-ray sometime this year.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#421 Post by Ashirg » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:59 pm

dwk wrote:Sony is releasing The City of Lost Children 20th Anniversary Blu-ray sometime this year.
Amazon lists it as "Amazon Exclusive"

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Re: Columbia Classics

#422 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:04 pm


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Re: Columbia Classics

#423 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:14 pm

The film with the built in defense for shouldering the cost of upgrading to the Blu-ray: Money's meant for spending!

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Re: Columbia Classics

#424 Post by Drucker » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:16 am

You Can't Take It With You at bluray.com

Where does this line up with other Capras? Closer to It Happened One Night, or the message films?

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Re: Columbia Classics

#425 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:22 am

It's lightweight, the only message is to have fun and let loose, you only live once, &c. It's an okay film, but not one I'm in any hurry to upgrade

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