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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#426 Post by dwk » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:43 am

A number of titles have popped up with a release date of September 15th:
The Sons of Katie Elder
Private Parts
The Two Jakes
Uncommon Valor
The Phantom
Barefoot in the Park
Vampire in Brooklyn
Timeline
Stephen King 5 Films (The Dead Zone, Pet Semetery, Pet Semetery remake, The Stand, Silver Bullet)

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#427 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:13 pm

Can’t say I’m thrilled by their choices yet again but that’s an impressive number of releases, so hopefully another round is more fruitful. I reckon I’ll pick up the Two Jakes at some point

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#428 Post by Monterey Jack » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:25 pm

REALLY annoyed the only way to get The Dead Zone (one of the best King adaptations) is to buy it in a boxed set with four other movies (two of which are terrible and the other two I already own). I know there's a cheap Aussie release, but I was hoping that Scream Factory might announce it soon.

Still, nice to see Paramount stepping up the back catalogue game. Hopefully Dead Again is released at some point.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#429 Post by willoneill » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:29 pm

I'm most surprised at Private Parts; I thought I remembered reading that Stern tried to have the movie put out of print a few years ago.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#430 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:49 pm

willoneill wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:29 pm
I'm most surprised at Private Parts; I thought I remembered reading that Stern tried to have the movie put out of print a few years ago.
Really? I don't remember caring for it apart from putting Paul Giamatti on the map, but wasn't it fairly popular both with audiences and critics? You'd think he'd want something people liked associated with him

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#431 Post by captveg » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:59 pm

Monterey Jack wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:25 pm
REALLY annoyed the only way to get The Dead Zone (one of the best King adaptations) is to buy it in a boxed set with four other movies (two of which are terrible and the other two I already own). I know there's a cheap Aussie release, but I was hoping that Scream Factory might announce it soon.
They still could do a Special Edition release of it. In fact, I feel it's highly likely considering the other releases in this set have BDs already, including a Scream Factory release of Silver Bullet. I can even see the Dead Zone being an October title for Scream Factory.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#432 Post by Monterey Jack » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:18 pm

captveg wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:59 pm
They still could do a Special Edition release of it. In fact, I feel it's highly likely considering the other releases in this set have BDs already, including a Scream Factory release of Silver Bullet. I can even see the Dead Zone being an October title for Scream Factory.
This is why I'm holding out. Worst-case scenario is I import the Aussie disc for under $20 shipped.

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#433 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:18 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:49 pm
willoneill wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:29 pm
I'm most surprised at Private Parts; I thought I remembered reading that Stern tried to have the movie put out of print a few years ago.
Really? I don't remember caring for it apart from putting Paul Giamatti on the map, but wasn't it fairly popular both with audiences and critics? You'd think he'd want something people liked associated with him
IIRC, it may have something to do with his ex-wife and/or the depiction of his prior marriage.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#434 Post by willoneill » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:48 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:49 pm
willoneill wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:29 pm
I'm most surprised at Private Parts; I thought I remembered reading that Stern tried to have the movie put out of print a few years ago.
Really? I don't remember caring for it apart from putting Paul Giamatti on the map, but wasn't it fairly popular both with audiences and critics? You'd think he'd want something people liked associated with him
I tried to remember where I read this on the internet, and lo and behold, it was here!

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#435 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:10 pm

The new slew of Paramount Blu-ray titles have a much lower MSRP of 14.99 and some are available for 9.99 preorder on Amazon (assuming that's now safe to get pressed discs?)

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#436 Post by Ribs » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:13 pm

Unlike the other releases, these have the Blu-ray logo on the spine artwork itself, so are very likely safe to be pressed from everywhere.

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#437 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:18 am

Roman Holiday releasing via Paramount Presents September 15

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#438 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:02 am

Years of waiting and now I’m terrified Paramount is gonna make it look like To Catch a Thief...

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#439 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:36 am

The rest of the Presents line has been great and clear improvements from the previous releases, so I’d just take To Catch a Thief as a bad foot to start on. Though the rest of the releases have all been for “newer” movies that they maybe might think don't “need” DNR to look better...

Though I am curious if all these titles are going to go the HMV brand in the UK or if there’s a chance that MoC might have nabbed it - seeing as Criterion didn’t get it it seems like one they’re trying to keep in-house but maybe things’ll be different abroad.

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#440 Post by captveg » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:04 pm

They've also confirmed via The Digital Bits that A Place in the Sun (1951) is a future Paramount Presents title.

Some good info about the restoration efforts on Roman Holiday in that article, BTW.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#441 Post by tenia » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:48 pm

King Creole is visibly DNRed too.
It's not TCAT bad for sure, but it takes a newer remaster and makes it look like an old HD master.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#442 Post by Ribs » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:34 am

The first wave of Miramax reprints are coming in September: nothing new that I can tell, just Jackie Brown, 3 by Kevin Smith, Bridget Jones, etc, but encouraging to see them finally reappearing meaning that all the t's have been crossed and i's dotted that new releases can happen.

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#443 Post by bamwc2 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:55 pm

I wonder if Paramount's deal with Miramax allows them to license to third parties like Criterion. There are some laserdisc titles that I'd love to see come back.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#444 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:58 pm

Ribs wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:34 am
The first wave of Miramax reprints are coming in September: nothing new that I can tell, just Jackie Brown, 3 by Kevin Smith, Bridget Jones, etc, but encouraging to see them finally reappearing meaning that all the t's have been crossed and i's dotted that new releases can happen.
Is Dogma one of the titles? I know that one has been going for a lot on the resale market in recent years

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#445 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:14 pm

bamwc2 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:55 pm
I wonder if Paramount's deal with Miramax allows them to license to third parties like Criterion. There are some laserdisc titles that I'd love to see come back.
I think that they have licensed some of the Miramax titles to Criterion since Exotica (and a couple of the earlier Atom Egoyan films) was confirmed to be getting a Criterion disc release.

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#446 Post by knives » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:24 pm

Though those could be back with the original Canadian company. Miramax's owners haven't really tried to renew rights in the past.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#447 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:41 am

Home Theater Forum, Leonard Maltin and Andrea Kalas chat about the restoration of Roman Holiday:
https://www.hometheaterforum.com/commun ... st-4897394

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#448 Post by dwk » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:46 am

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:58 pm
Is Dogma one of the titles? I know that one has been going for a lot on the resale market in recent years
No, that is owned by Bob Weinstein and his serial rapist brother as they bought it from Miramax/Disney when the mouse house refused to distribute it.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#449 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:10 pm

Good news about Jackie Brown. I literally tried bidding on an auction for it yesterday, but $25 felt like too much to pay for a Blu-ray I saw going for half of that for years. I knew it would inevitably reprinted.

I feel like the current woke Criterion would not want to release anything with Harvey Weinstein’s name attached. Exotica makes sense as it was a title picked up by Miramax, thus not having the Weinstein name attached to the credits. I bet it’s back in the hands of the Canadian distributors.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#450 Post by dwk » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:34 pm

They've streamed plenty of Miramax titles on the channel this past year, so I doubt if they'd have any problems releasing Miramax films on disc.

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