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Posted by tazber 2012-10-05 12:08:55


And The Hobbit extended edition is streeting 10/13/13.
The rest looks like double dips




Cabaret comes to BD Q1 2012
Posted by JoeKv99 2012-10-05 12:13:59


So any idea how these repackagings and anniversary sets are selling these days?

Cabaret comes to BD Q1 2012
Posted by Roscoe 2012-10-05 12:18:30


Taz, I think you mean BD Q1 2013.

I saw this stuff announced a few days back -- some very exciting stuff. I can't imagine dropping that much money on those big sets, but I'm glad that things like THE BIG PARADE will be coming out.

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Posted by tazber 2012-10-05 13:34:39


Thanks Roscoe! Fixed!

Joe, they sell decently enough. It costs very little to produce the sets because it's just already released titles essentially bundled together. I bought a few of those collections when I first began buying dvds.

The one I'm still pissed about is Calvalcade. It's the only Oscar winner not available as a stand alone. To get that title you have to but the Fox 75th anniversary set for a hefty $351.00.

I think it's out in region 2, which does me no good.

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Posted by tazber 2012-10-08 11:09:42


BWW got the official press release for the BD.

I can't wait!

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Posted by PalJoey 2012-10-08 11:19:24


I finally got a Blu-ray player to watch the Metropolitan Opera Ring cycle, since I wanted to be able to see it as good as it could be seen on my HDTV.

Since HQ stuff has become so easily downloadable, I'm not in a hurry to buy Blu-ray discs. And the Blu-ray player makes my old DVDs look even better on the new TV. But is there any Blu-ray box set or bundle or standalone that is so good, I should run out and get it?

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Posted by PalJoey 2012-10-08 11:19:24


I finally got a Blu-ray player to watch the Metropolitan Opera Ring cycle, since I wanted to be able to see it as good as it could be seen on my HDTV.

Since HQ stuff has become so easily downloadable, I'm not in a hurry to buy Blu-ray discs. And the Blu-ray player makes my old DVDs look even better on the new TV. But is there any Blu-ray box set or bundle or standalone that is so good, I should run out and get it?

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Posted by PalJoey 2012-10-08 11:19:24


Double post

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Posted by tazber 2012-10-08 11:33:02


Yes! There are a lot of BDs that are reference quality both in picture and sound.

I only buy musicals (both movies and filmed live events like Les Miz O2 Arena Concert) on BD. I felt like I was at the O2 watching Les Miz.

So if you have a favorite musical on dvd that is available on BD I recommend upgrading. The difference is amazing.

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Posted by JoeKv99 2012-10-08 11:36:38


I spent a lot of years selling "Special edition" DVDs- I just wondered if the trick still worked. It's hard to imagine that people will still buy repackagings of films they've already bought at least 3 or 4 times.

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Posted by PalJoey 2012-10-08 11:44:35


I used to buy every re-packaging of The Wizard of Oz, whether it had extras or just an improvement in quality.

I haven't been moved to do that with Blu-ray--until the Ring cycle, which, for me, feels like something I want to see in HD and the best sound.

So now that have the player (which was shockingly cheap!), I'm willing to buy some discs.

But i don't think I'll be buying the Blu-ray Wizard of Oz.

"Reference quality"...never heard that phrase before!

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Posted by tazber 2012-10-08 11:55:02


I don't double dip for everything.

Musicals, because the sound is so superior. And then only my favorites.

I got the LOTR trilogy and the Alien quadrilogy box sets on BD and they were worth every penny.

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Posted by PalJoey 2012-10-08 12:05:54


LOTR is s good idea...

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Posted by PalJoey 2012-10-08 12:05:55


LOTR is a good idea...

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Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-10-08 13:27:36


Animation also shows vast improvements on BluRay.

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Posted by CarlosAlberto 2012-10-09 17:14:40


BYE BYE BIRDIE for those who like it or love it is a definite must have on blu-ray.

I have GIGI and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS as well, they are superior to their DVD counterparts.

MY FAIR LADY and WEST SIDE STORY are flawed...hang on to your DVD's of those.

Another superior re-master was 1967's CAMELOT.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC and ROCKY HORROR are also worth the upgrade.

THE WIZARD OF OZ blew me away on blu-ray.

If anymore come to mind I will post.

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Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-10-09 17:47:42


Carlos, just out of curiousity, what's your issue with the WSS and MFL blu-rays? I admit, I don't own either, though I keep on planning to buy them. I liked the last deluxe "regular" DVD release of WSS a lot, though I know a *lot* of people had issue with apparently bad sound synching during Tonight, something I somehow have never noticed, which was fixed I believe for the BluRay.

Animation works particularly well in BluRay because the frame right is much closer to film, so essentially you see the cells (well, back when they used cells) as originally filmed. Regular DVDs also often had visual noise issues with animation.

Please tell me Liza recorded a commentary track for Cabaret. Her commentary track for Liza with a Z is one of my faves...

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Posted by CarlosAlberto 2012-10-09 18:28:38


The MFL blu-ray has some blurriness and haziness...it could have been so much better. On WSS the Overture's fade out/fade in to the main title goes completely back (which it should not) and the dupes are in really bad shape.

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Posted by DAME 2012-10-09 18:36:49


P.J. I hear you on the re buying. But I must say that Wizard Of Oz on Blu-ray is phenomenal.

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Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-10-09 18:39:05


Thanks Carlos! I thought I read that later pressings of WSS fixed the Overture issues...

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Posted by PalJoey 2012-10-09 23:01:13


What could possibly make the Wizard of OZ Blu-ray more phenomenal than my memory of seeing it on the remastered DVD for the first time, when I gasped aloud at Dorothy's freckles?

I don't think that even-sharper freckles will do it for me again.