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Re: Columbia Classics

#351 Post by captveg » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:55 pm

Also, Sony preps all the transfers in house before licensing their titles out to Image/Mill Creek/Twilight Time/Criterion/etc., so there's really not too many worries here.

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Re: Columbia Classics

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Re: Columbia Classics

#353 Post by captveg » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:21 pm

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) on 7/30/13 via Image

Sleepless In Seattle (1993) on 7/9/13 via Twilight Time

Body Double (1984) on 8/13/13 via Twilight Time

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Re: Columbia Classics

#354 Post by John Doe » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:58 pm

From Here to Eternity - 10/1

From Sony.

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Re: Columbia Classics

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Re: Columbia Classics

#356 Post by Westwood » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:03 pm

Probably a much-asked question but what is the best/cheapest way to get these TCM Vault collections if you live outside of the US?

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Re: Columbia Classics

#357 Post by manicsounds » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:11 pm

It says the sets are sold at TCM or Movies Unlimited only.
I don't think TCM ships international, but Movies Unlimited does

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#358 Post by EddieLarkin » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:59 pm

TCM do ship international, but I recall them having ridiculous shipping fees. Something like a flat $30 starting rate.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#359 Post by manicsounds » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:03 am

Somehow missed this, but Sony International released the Stanley Kramer produced "The Wild One" on blu-ray in Japan, Germany, Italy, France, etc last summer.
But as most Sony catalog blu-rays, missing bonus features is a problem.
This time, the quite informative commentary track from the DVD is missing. Another big minus is that the audio is only in plain Dolby Mono.


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Re: Columbia Classics

#361 Post by Matt » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:48 pm


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Re: Columbia Classics

#362 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:19 pm

There was an interesting piece of info in a Mill Creek sell sheet for one of those monstrous eight films shoved onto two DVD sets: they had the sales figures for Sony's the Rita Hayworth Film Collection included but the total sales were so low that you had to wonder why they'd even brag about it. That set, released in 2010, starring one of the more visible stars of the Hollywood era and featuring one of her best known films along with several others, has only sold 6,703 units. Puts some perspective into the declining home disc market, at least

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Re: Columbia Classics

#363 Post by captveg » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:37 pm

domino harvey wrote:There was an interesting piece of info in a Mill Creek sell sheet for one of those monstrous eight films shoved onto two DVD sets: they had the sales figures for Sony's the Rita Hayworth Film Collection included but the total sales were so low that you had to wonder why they'd even brag about it. That set, released in 2010, starring one of the more visible stars of the Hollywood era and featuring one of her best known films along with several others, has only sold 6,703 units. Puts some perspective into the declining home disc market, at least
Selling 6000 copies of a Blu-ray box of the same films would actually be worthy of bragging rights. Most catalog titles are lucky to hit 1000.

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#364 Post by Gregory » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:56 pm

Yeah, selling over 6,000 of that set seems impressive to me, considering that to all but the relatively rare devotees of Hollywood catalog titles (non-A-list musicals, biblical epics, etc.), the films of interest in the set were Gilda and to a lesser extent Cover Girl, and these were already available in inexpensive standalone releases. Hayworth is hardly like John Wayne, for whom there's a sizable built-in audience to lap up anything.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#365 Post by TMDaines » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:22 am

I'm glad I'm not the only one who initially thought that it sounded like a decent figure.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#366 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:54 am

Not sure if it's comparable, but back when the music industry was healthier, specialty labels looking to license an album for reissue (mostly audiophile-type releases) usually pressed a run of 1000 copies, with the usual expectation that in most cases, that's all they'd needed.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#367 Post by manicsounds » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:14 am

Major Dundee coming from Sony International, July 7th 2014 for Japan.
Looks to have only the longer version, but retains the Peckinpah documentary excerpt and the rest of the DVD extras, except for the commentary. If you didn't get the US Twilight Time, here is a cheaper option.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#368 Post by Jack Phillips » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:27 pm

manicsounds wrote:Major Dundee coming from Sony International, July 7th 2014 for Japan.
Looks to have only the longer version, but retains the Peckinpah documentary excerpt and the rest of the DVD extras, except for the commentary. If you didn't get the US Twilight Time, here is a cheaper option.
After you factor in shipping, you'll only be saving about a buck.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#369 Post by manicsounds » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:43 pm

I'm sure it will be released in other regions around the same time, possibly for a cheaper price.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#370 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:32 am

It Happened One Night has gotten a 4k restoration. Next question is, who will release the blu.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#371 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:59 am

FrauBlucher wrote:It Happened One Night has gotten a 4k restoration. Next question is, who will release the blu.
They're already acknowledging Sony's 4K Video Unlimited Service near the end of the interview as a release platform for the restoration. Would Sony let Criterion do a physical release...or will this one go to TCM Classics to bolster its Blu-ray output?

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Re: Columbia Classics

#372 Post by manicsounds » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:08 pm


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Re: Columbia Classics

#373 Post by captveg » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:26 pm

Ghostbusters II (1989) (paired with a re-issue of Ghostbusters (1984) in a 2-pak) on 9/16/14

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Re: Columbia Classics

#374 Post by swo17 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:22 pm

captveg wrote:Ghostbusters II (1989) (paired with a re-issue of Ghostbusters (1984) in a 2-pak) on 9/16/14
Looks like this is going to be the "sourced from 4K transfer plus the special features from the original Blu-ray" release that many have been waiting for. And it's supposed to have the sequel sourced from 4K as well.

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Re: Columbia Classics

#375 Post by captveg » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:27 pm

Ghostbusters II also now has an individual release scheduled on the same day.

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