Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#626 Post by L.A. » Wed May 16, 2018 2:55 pm

What about the German disc from Koch Media?

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#627 Post by Jameson281 » Wed May 16, 2018 5:57 pm

L.A. wrote:What about the German disc from Koch Media?
The DVD Beaver review doesn't compare it against the Universal, and doesn't mention if it's completely free of registration issues. (One of the frame grabs does look like it might have a very slight registration issue, and another shows that not all damage has been cleaned up, so it's not 100% perfect.)

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#628 Post by solaris72 » Thu May 17, 2018 12:10 am

L.A. wrote:What about the German disc from Koch Media?
It does at least have the overture and intermission FWIW.

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#629 Post by domino harvey » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:26 am

Man's Favorite Sport?, the Producers remake, Remember the Night (which already had an OOP Blu-ray release via TCM), Strange Bedfellows, and Tammy and the Bachelor coming in November

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#630 Post by captveg » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:23 pm

Universal has been consistently releases 4-6 catalog titles every 3 months or so for a while now, which is pretty great. (This is in addition to licensing titles to Criterion, Kino, Shout Factory, Arrow, etc.)

Here are the recently announced titles for Feb 5, 2019:

A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)
Greedy (1994)
Heart and Souls (1993)
In Good Company (2004)
Shadowlands (1993)


In Good Company is one of the few remaining HD-DVD releases that they had not released on BD yet.

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#631 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:40 pm

I only remember In Good Company for having that ten minute long Iron and Wine song on the soundtrack

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#632 Post by captveg » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:59 pm

4/16/19

Housesitter (1992)
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)

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#633 Post by captveg » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:55 pm

6/4/19

Arabesque (1966)
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Mr. Baseball (1992)
Winning (1969)

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#634 Post by captveg » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:40 pm

Seems they are also wrapping up the releases for the DreamWorks Animation back catalog on 6/4/16 with the releases of Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2004), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), and Flushed Away (2006).

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#635 Post by captveg » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 pm

8/13/19

Fierce Creatures (1997)
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Radioland Murders (1994)
Undercover Brother (2002)

Fierce Creatures and Leave It to Beaver were only 1.33 on DVD in the US, I believe.

Personally, Undercover Brother is a favorite of mine, so I'm pretty happy about it finally getting a BD upgrade. Hopefully the transfer source isn't simply the same one from the original DVD release.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#636 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:11 am

Fierce Creatures finally got an OAR reissue in 2011, but they snuck it out in on one of those bargain-bin multi-film packs and it was still non-anamorphic; my guess is they dug out the master for the widescreen laserdisc. Would be nice if we finally got the original ending, but who am I kidding?

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#637 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:24 pm

Frustrated that we're running out of movies for a possible Brian Levant Criterion boxset

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#638 Post by cdnchris » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:16 pm


The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:Fierce Creatures finally got an OAR reissue in 2011, but they snuck it out in on one of those bargain-bin multi-film packs and it was still non-anamorphic; my guess is they dug out the master for the widescreen laserdisc. Would be nice if we finally got the original ending, but who am I kidding?
Is that alternate ending true? I heard about it back in the day. As a big fan of Wanda I was always largely let down by this one, but the ending (as I heard it) would have helped a lot.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#639 Post by captveg » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:09 pm

Waking the Dead (2000) also coming out 8/13/19

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#640 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:29 pm

cdnchris wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Is that alternate ending true? I heard about it back in the day. As a big fan of Wanda I was always largely let down by this one, but the ending (as I heard it) would have helped a lot.
It's absolutely true, it was test-screened and everything. It's why the movie had two directors (Robert Young wasn't available for the reshoots, so Fred Schepisi came in instead) and was delayed over half a year. There's a detailed contemporary account here. The only public release of the discarded footage is the original teaser, which includes a moment with Kevin Kline and a rhino that would've been a pretty big spoiler if they hadn't made the changes (and which I remember watching repeatedly via a super-low-res Quicktime download!).

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