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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#576 Post by cdnchris » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:21 pm

Nobody's Fool is also the one I'd like to see come to Blu-ray.

I actually blind bought Dead Man on Campus when it first came out on DVD and remember being incredibly disappointed with it as the dark plot sounded like it had some promise, but it ended up just being an even stupider than average teen movie that really couldn't go the distance with what it set up.

My friends loved it, though (and I'm not saying that in a judgy way) so we ended up watching that DVD a lot. Sold it off once it fell out of the rotation.

I assume it must have some following since it's getting a release now. Makes sense for Pootie Tang, which I know has a cult.

I completely forgot that Dear God (and Greg Kinnear) existed, so can't explain the reasoning behind that one

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#577 Post by knives » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:48 pm

CSM126 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:58 pm
I love Pootie Tang, so…
Gonna say the knives household will be partying it up.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#578 Post by captveg » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:00 pm

willoneill wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:14 pm
Wasn’t Pootie Tang written and directed by Louis CK? I guess cancel culture is a fake thing after all.
Cancel Culture only matters if the thing that could be canceled is big enough to be on the radar of Twitter and/or the mainstream media. Pootie Tang is far too niche to register on that scale.

Fortunately/sadly, so is The Pianist when released via a label like Shout Factory.

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#579 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:05 pm

CSM126 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:58 pm
I love Pootie Tang, so…
The unexpected method of Chris Rock's factory death is gold, otherwise I never got the appeal
soundchaser wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:37 pm
It's probably hypocritical of me to ask this question on this particular forum, but:

Who is buying these?
My freshman year roommate will be purchasing Dead Man on Campus as soon as I tell him about this announcement. An an eccentric fellow and raging alcoholic, he and I watched it one long night at 4am, and his running joke for the rest of the year was concocting plans to kill me because he was failing out (he only actually half-tried once). Needless to say it's an ongoing dark joke that he will be amused by. The movie sucked though, even at that hour at that time of life and in that state of mind.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#580 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:29 pm

My heart leapt at The Ladies Man and sank at (2000).

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#581 Post by captveg » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:56 pm

Still Smokin (1983) on (you guessed it) 4/20/21

This was supposed to come out in 2018 (alongside the release of Up in Smoke), but was canceled without explanation.

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#582 Post by captveg » Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:00 pm

Next two titles in the Presents line (#19 and #20), 7/6/21:

48 Hours (1982) (BD)- New 4K Master
Another 48 Hours (1990) (BD)- New 4K Master; first time on US BD

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#583 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri May 21, 2021 8:05 pm

The 4K release of Almost Famous looks quite packed with extras, and also comes with a deluxe vinyl edition of the soundtrack.

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#584 Post by jazzo » Sat May 22, 2021 1:15 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:The 4K release of Almost Famous looks quite packed with extras, and also comes with a deluxe vinyl edition of the soundtrack.
I think the expanded soundtracks are being sold separately. And it’s very expensive.

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#585 Post by Ribs » Wed May 26, 2021 1:10 pm

Next set of catalog titles on their semi-MoD line (that isn't actually MoD):

The Uninvited
Better Luck Tomorrow
Flesh and Bone
Eye for an Eye
Switchback

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#586 Post by Ribs » Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:02 am

The Presents line will be releasing A Place in the Sun, Bugsy Malone, and Nashville in August.

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#587 Post by Gerald Christie » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:51 am

Ribs wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:02 am
The Presents line will be releasing A Place in the Sun, Bugsy Malone, and Nashville in August.
Wow, that's a lot of exciting announcements. I was literally about to buy yesterday Bugsy Malone, thank God I didn't. This will do nicely and the fact that it's a new restoration is an added plus. I know there's no specs so far for it but every PP film has had a new 4k restoration done and I can't see this being any different.
As for Nashville and A Place in the Sun, I already have the Eureka and Imprint edition respectively. In the case of the former, I picked up the Eureka one as soon as the Criterion version went OOP. Right now I'm perfectly fine with that. It's a 2k restoration, has a terrific booklet, more extras and the original poster. I recently gave it a watch and thought it looked great. I know this will be a new 4k restoration, but I can't see it being that much of an upgrade. I guess I’ll wait to see if this is a substantial upgrade before buying.
As for A Place in the Sun, Paramount being Paramount, I can't see the restoration being any different than the Imprint one. The 4k master is generally fine, but as per usual with Imprint the encoding isn't the best. Imprint's edition only includes a 5.1 remix. Hopefully this release includes the original mono mix. I might end up buying it just for that. While I'm not one for slipcovers the packaging is beautiful, especially compared to the atrocious cover that PP one has.
Anyway, I'm happy for the people that missed out or don't have those editions though. I know that what really matters is the A/V, but those covers are terrible.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#588 Post by senseabove » Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:46 pm

Ribs wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:02 am
The Presents line will be releasing A Place in the Sun, Bugsy Malone, and Nashville in August.
For a second there I was trying to figure out whether Nashville had some ill-fated sequel I'd somehow never heard of...

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#589 Post by Ribs » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:00 pm

UHD set appears to be forthcoming this Fall for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Somewhat inexplicably leaving off the last two! As somebody who actually does like the fifth one I’m pretty sad it gets left in the lurch for the time being.

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#590 Post by Orlac » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:00 am

Ribs wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:00 pm
UHD set appears to be forthcoming this Fall for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Somewhat inexplicably leaving off the last two! As somebody who actually does like the fifth one I’m pretty sad it gets left in the lurch for the time being.
Maybe a second box for Final Frontier, Undiscovered Country and Generations, then one for First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis?

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#591 Post by Ribs » Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:31 pm

October releases include What Lies Beneath, The Relic, Breakdown, and Crocodile Dundee Trilogy, along with 4K releases of Scream and The Addams Family.

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#592 Post by dwk » Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:43 pm

So Scream is the first Miramax title to get released on UHD?

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#593 Post by Ribs » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:18 pm

It’s the first film from the Miramax library - though Cinema Paradiso was also a Miramax title, though they no longer own it in the US, so technically I think that has it beat and there could be other weird cases like that.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#594 Post by dwk » Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:53 pm

I was speaking more of films they produced and/or still own but, yeah, Cinema Paradiso was first. (And, truthfully, Cinema Paradiso is more representative of the mediocre arthouse titles they use to release. But that is a whole other discussion.)

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#595 Post by Monterey Jack » Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:26 pm

Hopefully the Scream UHD will give us the unrated cut of the movie that hasn't been seen since the laserdisc era.

Also great to finally have What Lies Beneath, which will complete my Robert Zemeckis collection (at least of his good movies...I can't bring myself to own Welcome To Marwen even out of completeism).

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#596 Post by Adam X » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:19 pm

While I don’t hold much hope for that happening, it’d be nice to see at least one of Wes Craven’s films, from A Nightmare on Elm Street onwards, get released in it’s international cut. Elm Street, Shocker, Scream (& The People Under the Stairs?) have all been generally stuck worldwide with their US R-rated versions since the advent of DVD. Even better’d be pre-MPAA versions but that seems even more of a pipe dream.

The cuts are really obvious when your used to seeing what’s missing.

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#597 Post by Altair » Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:07 am

Does anyone know if Paramount's new blu-ray of In Harm's Way is region free or not?

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#598 Post by dwk » Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:13 pm

From Dusk til Dawn UHD has popped up on Bull Moose's website with an October 26th release date.

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#599 Post by Monterey Jack » Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:13 pm

Dead Again is finally getting a stateside release, but unless the transfer is superior to last year's Aussie release, it's too little, too late for me.

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#600 Post by dwk » Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:53 am

A bunch of sports movies are getting released on Blu-ray on September 21st:
Blue Chips
Hardball
Longest Yard (remake)
Necessary Roughness

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