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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#476 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:31 pm

I haven't seen it in years, but Wonder Boys is probably my favorite Hanson film as well, and the cast - Douglas, Maguire, Downey Jr.,etc. - really are perfect. Sad story, but someone in the business once told me that he got a job on a Hanson project, much to his delight, only to be crushed when Hanson suddenly left the film because it was revealed that he had Alzheimer's (in actuality, a rare form of dementia) that made it impossible for him to continue. (I have no idea if it was already known he was ill or if something acute happened that spurred an examination.) I was shocked to hear this as he was still alive and I had no idea he was ill.

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#477 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:48 pm

I highly recommend (re)watching the movie alongside (re)reading the book. Neither quite nails their differences and there are things that work better in one medium and not the other, but together they’re fantastic

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#478 Post by domino harvey » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:57 pm

Spike Lee's concert film the Original Kings of Comedy also coming on the 10th-- now here is a movie I forgot existed!

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#479 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:07 am

Same, yet it was one of those titles on display at the local video store for (what seemed like) years so I sure never forgot it existed back then

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#480 Post by Zaki » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:14 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:57 pm
captveg wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:53 pm
Quick reminder that if ordered from Amazon these barebone MOD catalog titles are BD-Rs, but they are pressed if ordered from other retailers like Deep Discount.
My copy of the Two Jakes from Amazon was pressed
I'm a bit confused: The Odd Couple (1968) is currently available on Amazon as "Blu-ray," while Deep Discount presents the available blu-ray as "Manufactured on Demand." Is there any hope of receiving a pressed blu-ray of The Odd Couple (1968), if ordered from Deep Discount?

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#481 Post by L.A. » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:03 pm

The Court Jester coming January 26th.

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#482 Post by captveg » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:06 pm

Nice. Definitely up there on my Paramount wish list. 6K restoration source, too!

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#483 Post by tenia » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:19 pm

Paramount 6K resto from the OCN Vista Vision ? I hope it won't be a repeat of To Catch a Thief...

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#484 Post by captveg » Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:45 pm

tenia wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Paramount 6K resto from the OCN Vista Vision ? I hope it won't be a repeat of To Catch a Thief...
Anecdotal, but there's this response on blu-ray.com

"I watched this on Amazon during lockdown and found the new restoration to be absolutely gorgeous. My first thought was, "Why doesn't To Catch a Thief look like this?!" Super crisp and detailed while also remaining clean and vibrant. Hopefully nothing else is added to it for Blu-ray because it looked immaculate."

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#485 Post by tenia » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:47 am

Reassuring, thanks for the link !

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#486 Post by captveg » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:04 pm

February releases starting to go up at online retailers:

Elizabethtown (2005) - Paramount Presents
Lassie (1994)
Mousehunt (1997) (Dreamworks)
Small Soldiers (1998) (Dreamworks)
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

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#487 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:42 pm

I bought the DVD a couple months ago so shoulda seen it coming, but still didn't expect them to prioritize Elizabethtown! Paramount is killing it lately

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#488 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:55 pm

Strange coincidence, I just looked up whether Small Soldiers was available on BD this morning. Definitely picking it up.

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#489 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:08 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Strange coincidence, I just looked up whether Small Soldiers was available on BD this morning. Definitely picking it up.
In an even stranger coincidence, I did the exact same thing yesterday, which was when I first saw the listing

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#490 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:39 pm

Regarding Elizabethtown, looks like the special features list is cherry-picking from both DVD releases, though now it reads Deleted and Extended Scenes, whereas previous DVD editions only listed the "extended" - hopefully this means more have been dug up, though I'm not counting on it

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#491 Post by DFR » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:16 pm

Wonder Boys arrived from Amazon. Burned disc. Also, the cover art looks like it was cropped and cut by a child with scissors.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#492 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:35 pm

DFR wrote:
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Wonder Boys arrived from Amazon. Burned disc.
DVD-R?!

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#493 Post by DFR » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:43 pm

Not pressed. I was surprised because the other recent Paramount discs I've picked up from Amazon (The Two Jakes, Atlantic City, etc.) were pressed.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#494 Post by domino harvey » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:39 pm

I’m pretty sure a warning was issued about the December titles, that ordering them from Amazon meant BD-R. The universally pressed discs have a different MSRP. Also the lack of Blu-Ray logo tipped people off. Still waiting for DD to ship mine to confirm it’s pressed elsewhere online

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#495 Post by captveg » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:00 pm

Ladybugs (1992) also getting re-issued in February. Lionsgate released it in 2010 as part of a very small distribution of Paramount titles.

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#496 Post by domino harvey » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:14 pm

Just got my Blu-Ray of Wonder Boys in from DeepDiscount and can confirm that it is PRESSED

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#497 Post by DFR » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:28 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:14 pm
Just got my Blu-Ray of Wonder Boys in from DeepDiscount and can confirm that it is PRESSED
Thanks for confirming. I've ordered it from them now (backordered, but I've waited this long, so what's another month or so).

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#498 Post by beamish14 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:27 pm

captveg wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:00 pm
Ladybugs (1992) also getting re-issued in February. Lionsgate released it in 2010 as part of a very small distribution of Paramount titles.


Amazing how this gets a Blu while Istvan Szabo's Sunshine(1999) is still only available on DVD.

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#499 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:02 pm

DFR wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:28 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:14 pm
Just got my Blu-Ray of Wonder Boys in from DeepDiscount and can confirm that it is PRESSED
Thanks for confirming. I've ordered it from them now (backordered, but I've waited this long, so what's another month or so).
Things must have changed fast, it's no longer backordered and listed as in stock at DD

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#500 Post by captveg » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:34 pm

More February releases:

Good Burger (1997)
John Hughes 5-Film Collection - Includes Pretty in Pink (1986), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), and the BD debuts of Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) and She's Having a Baby (1988).

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