In an early alert to retailers, Paramount Home Entertainment revealed an impressive list of catalog titles they will be bringing to Blu-ray this May. As these are just retailer alerts, no technical specs or special features have been revealed for any of these titles, but you can expect the typical 1080p AVC video and Dolby TrueHD audio.
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER AT LAST..AMAZZIINNGG !! BEEN WAITING FOR THAT FOR 2 YRS NOW..LETS HOPE THAT IT HAS THE FAR SUPERIOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY DVD FEATURES OVER THE WEAK 30TH ANNIVERSARY ONES..STAYING ALIVE IN DOLBY TRUE HD !
Why are people on this site constantly wowed by crap like Black Sheep? Even if I liked the movie it wouldn't exactly be something I'm dying to see in hi-def.
There is one truly great title in this batch (Saturday Night Fever), a couple of worthy modern classics (Grease and Ferris), and one decent comedy (Wayne's World). But even these four films aren't exactly visually arresting. A studio with a back catalog as extensive and diverse as Paramount needs to stop screwing around and deliver some truly deserving titles.
If we keep praising crap like Without a Paddle and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, I see a bleak future full to the brim with atrocities like Good Burger and Crossroads.
Here's what SHOULD be released by Paramount in the near future.
Addams Family, The
Beverly Hills Cop (eager to release popular comedies? start with a great one like this!)
Bringing Out the Dead
Days of Heaven* (films don't get more gorgeous than this)
Forrest Gump (not even a huge fan, but this one seems obvious. 15th anniversary anyone?)
Harold and Maude
Indiana Jones 1-3*
Saving Private Ryan
School of Rock (see Beverly Hills Cop)
Simple Plan, A
Talented Mr. Ripley, The
Team America: World Police
There Will Be Blood (because your current edition is a joke)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Moniker you gripe at titles yet you want to see movies like Clueless, The Talented Mr. Ripley, the addams Family and Vanilla Sky none of those are any better then the titles you are dissing.
BTW if you followed this site you would have seen they are going to release Indiana Jones 1-3. Also these are May target dates. To release bigger films like Indy, Titanic, and Gump and you were a Marketing Manager where would you release them? Late Spring and Early Summer? Or near Christmas time.
Also some of these maybe people's favorite comedies or guilty pleasures.
Paramount is the sole owner of a formidable catalogue if VistaVision titles, and was restoring the negatives of a number of them for preservation purposes. Very well! The destiny of these movies would be high definition releases, because it is only natural. The DVD does not do full justice to these restorations.
I would plead, if I could, Paramount to release those VistaVision films to Blu-Ray a.s.a.p., instead of those more commercially appealing, or at least mix those releases with more profitable ones. It will be a pity if VistaVision restorations do not see the light of the day any sooner.