I'll buy Snakes On A Plane if they incorporate the TV version using seamless branching. You know, "I've had it with these monkey fighting snakes on this Monday to Friday plane!". I'll also pick up TCM and The Postman and Creepshow.
I would not expect too much from these in terms of picture quality/transfer and sound. These are they kinds of catalog titles that in 6 months end up in the $9.99 bargain bin at Wal-mart. They are good movies just not a lot of work and/or effort went into the transfers to help keep the cost low.
They are a good way to show the average guy who bought a $179.00 Blu-ray player on Black Friday that Blu-ray Disc movies can be cheap too.
I hear so many people say things like they would buy a Blu-ray Disc player if the movies did not cost $30.00. Well with catalog titles like these come this Christmas they will get their wish. This is all really a good thing for the format, and will increase market share.
Creepshow would be nice in hd would buy over the top but have the dvd and see no need for an upgrade.
Freddy vs. Jason umm already have had for a few months now.
nothing too amazing here wb's has a vast amount of movies and this is what they choose to release oh wel.
A pretty disappointing list to be honest. I think only Texas Chainsaw Massacre would be worth a rent, but really it should be called "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 90 Minutes of Jessica Biel in Tight Jeans"
CREEPSHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome. Hopefully it is a new remastered transfer because the original Region 1 transfer is hurtin' for certain. A special edition was released in the UK recently with a beautiful anamorphic transfer. If it looks anything like that, it will be totally worth the upgrade.
Man, some people are so negative. All 10 titles DNRed with lossy DD soundtracks? What cynics!
The last big batch of Warner/New Line catalogue titles was the 10 we got on April 7th (2010, American History X, Point of No Return, Tango &Cash, etc.). If I'm not mistaken, every single one of those had lossless TrueHD. And while the transfers on some weren't perfect, they were far from terrible - and some, like 2010 and American History X, were fantastic and far exceeded expectations!
So please, let's stop with the Warner hate. Now that they've embraced TrueHD, they're really not worse than some of the other studios. Sure, Sony and Disney have been pretty untouchable save for a few misteps, but Paramount, Universal, and Lionsgate hardly have pristine records. I remain optimistic, and hope that many of these titles are good. I'm in for Dead Calm, Creepshow, Snakes On A Plane, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003).
Well it looked for a while like all the studios were getting better with thier catalog titles but after reading the reviews of Robin Hood Prince of Theives and True Romance I see that's not the case for Warner. They seem to have taken a step backward so I'll wait on the reviews before I buy any of these.
Never seen CREEPSHOW, but hoping that they produce a decent retrospective featurette for the Blu-Ray to justify it's existence. I'd like to see this.
But of the ones mentioned, THE NEW WORLD is the one I'm really excited for. And I echo the above sentiments. If this is done right, this will look AMAZING. We need more Terrence Malick on Blu-Ray. Hopefully Criterion will re-issue DAYS OF HEAVEN on Blu, and that Warner's does a newer edition of BADLANDS.
Can't wait for Malick's "The New World" -- truly one of the most mesmerizing and beautifully photographed films in decades! I'm hoping that Criterion releases "Days of Heaven" on Blu, as well -- and soon! "The Thin Red Line" and "Badlands" would be far-out, too...! (Naturally, I'm a Malick admirer....)
CREEPSHOW is day one for me. I only hope they release it with ALL the extras from the Special Edition Region 2 DVD. What a great movie that will look amazing in 1080p. Now where's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD so us Romero fans can complete our DEAD collections?
The most interesting one for me is Freddy Vs Jason and I already own Alliance's Canadian release from earlier this year which was a stellar transfer (bare bones but I don't care). So from this list, the only title I might pick up is Over the Top. I'm a huge Stallone fan!
Big titles are saved for big announcements. They won't announce Heat along with 9 other budget movies. When Heat comes, it will be a considerably bigger to-do. Studios can't just release the mega popular ones - they also release lower-profile titles at lower prices. This is a wave of lower-profile titles. It in no way means the big titles aren't coming.
New World is the only one that's of any interest to me.
Pretty disappointed in those WB guys as of late, so anything they put out has got to be decent, else they can keep it. Grinding out junk that's not much better than DVD quality isn't cutting it for me. Hint to WB: Put some effort into your releases, that's the way to get people to buy your product.
I know I'll take alot of flak for this but I might just have to get CATWOMAN, anybody who doesn't think they could turn down the sound & watch Helle Berry is sorely mistaken about the entertainment value - Sphere, Dead Calm, The Postman bare bones; these studios just aren't getting it & they wonder why they lose money, blu-ray should be celebrated not just thrown labels and put out like a candybar
Like the rest of you, I'm baffled by some of the choices. Catwoman and The Postman really made enough money on home video to warrant blu-ray releases before other better contemporary movies? Well, I'm glad to see more catalog titles regardless, but nothing here interests me. Although, The New World certainly seems perfect for a high definition release.
I can see Warner's justification for The New World on Blu-ray. That one is a must for me. And I'll be tempted to plunk down $20 or so for The Postman as well (I was thinking I was the only person who actually thought it was an okay flick - glad to see I'm not the only one). That being said, other than The New World, I'm shocked that Warner has chosen these titles for release on Blu over other options in their vast catalogue. Also, I agree, where the hell is "Heat" ??
I never thought Sphere would make it to blu before Jurassic Park. Glad to see the TCM remake and Creepshow on blu though. I hope the alternate and deleted scenes on FVSJ are included in 1080p, that'd make it one step above the Canadian release. I'm curious whose idea it was to put Catwoman on blu though. Did somebody seriously think they'd make money off of this?
I like "Freddy Vs. Jason", but it's gonna be the Canadian version (currently available from Alliance) for me with it's DTS-HD MA. Probably the only reason to buy the Warner (New Line) version would be for the commentary with Mr. Englund (Freddy) and the guy behind the hockey mask (Jason).
Cant wait for Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Freddy Vs Jason..
but some of these other realeases... over The Top??? That movie can't possibly be any better in HD. I don't think half the people on here know what movie that is, because everyone's complaining about Catwoman... like that's the worst release for a HD movie. At least a semi action flick with Halle Berry in hd. Over the Top/Sylvester Stallone arm wrestling in HD can't be better than catwoman as bad as it is.
Damn!!!!! Got excited when i saw Warner Announces Catalog. Am dying to see Poseidon 2006 on Blu-Ray. Know its not everyone's cup of tea but i loved it. Catwoman!!!!! Come on !!!! I for one have been really pleased with Warners blu-rays they are certainly better(Surprisingly)Than Sony/Colombia(Have already sent back Da Vinci Code, Close Encounters, Hollow Man). Can only hope Poseidon is released soon.!
When I first saw the news I just saw Catwoman and thought who cares but when i read the article I became eccstatic because as the one person in the world that enjoys the TCM remake, Ive been looking foward to this title for a long time. Will also get Freddy vs. Jason. Yay!!
Please provide some features for Creepshow. I'll be happy with a great transfer, though. That film has such beautiful color, and I don't care what anyone says...it's the film that most resembles the look and feel of a comic book without overindulging and forgetting that it's a movie first. It's the best Romero film outside of his original 3 Dead movies. As for The Postman I've always been curious, and it seems to have an unexpectedly devoted fanbase. I'm happy to see Over the Top in the mix, because it probably means more Stallone is right around the corner (Cobra, Demolition Man, and Lock-Up work for me).
Wow for me; The New World is great, Snakes on a Plane is fun, so is Freddy vs. Jason, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sphere and Catwoman makes me forget all those serious superheroes and get to watch Halle Berry in a Catsuit. Now I know what my cats do at night.