Veteran site DVD Town has published a post revealing the release dates for many titles that Warner Home Video intends to release on Blu-ray during all of 2010, including some bona fide classics, a comedy wave in August, science fiction in September, a couple of Bogart movies, and more Blu-ray double features.
The titles not formally announced as of today include:
Note that the list is not exhaustive, and other titles may be added to the schedule. Warner France recently leaked another list (see blu-ray.com, January 11). Additionally, all titles are subject to date changes and cancellations.
Please let this be true!!! Ace Ventura Pet Detective and When Nature Calls!!! What's Up Doc??? and best of all THX-1138:Director's Cut!!!! This is going to be a stellar year for Blu-ray!!!
Warner: Don't mess this up!!! Excellent transfers please, and lossless audio only and supplements in HD. Awesome!!!!
I may pick up some of the classics, but got to say nothing really jumps out at me as GOT to own, at least day one anyway. Don't get me wrong there are some good titles up there, just noting for me to get excited about.
there are many other titles not shown like the Eastwood stuff, "A Star is Born" and some others.
there is a thread in the France section where another member has posted many other titles if people want to see.
Juan, could you please make it clearer that it's the original 1935 version of Mutiny on the Bounty with Clark Gable (B&W, but it won Best Picture), not the 1962 remake with Marlon Brando? Some lists have claimed both versions will be released together (and the 1962 version's been rumored for years), but the source here states only the 1935 version.
Of course Ben-Hur is THE big news here, though it would be nice to know what extras are in each version (especially if they throw in the 1925 silent version again), as well as whether the non-UCE version will be available from ALL retailers--not just one--the same day as the UCE.
Russell22: "Largely very poor titles. Come on warners lets get the good sruff released!"
Are you out of your mind or is it just you have no appreciation of genuine film classics???!!!! Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre, Forbidden Planet, Mutiny on the Bounty, BEN-HUR!!!! These you consider "very poor titles"? I can just imagine what you consider a classic!
Goonies are good enough for me....
European Vacation before Vacation...odd
Three Kings...Good choice one of Clooney's early efforts.
The Getaway '72 & '94...funny how the Alec Baldwin version is a Universal Picture....
and lets remain optimistic that these titles are only scratching the surface and we can all wish for more Eastwood movies, Caddyshack, Exorcist and all of Warner's great films.
Great to see Deep Blue Sea on there. It's a fun adventure film. Strange that the only Vacation film listed is European, largely thought to be underwhelming. Not nearly as bad as Vegas Vacation, but certainly not the crown jewel that is the original. I'm hoping it just hasn't been announced yet for some reason and will hit shelves the same day.
Cplhicks, The Goonies has never been released on blu-ray in the US before. And even if it had been, it's clearly labeled as a 25th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition. That should answer your question right there.
Some great titles on the list like Ben Hur and Mars Attacks (darn that great title theme is going to sound so good in DTS MA) and the Ace Ventura double feature but I was hoping for more catalog. Warner has all of those great MGM musicals and none are scheduled. I am happy about Mutiny on the Bounty but was really hoping for the 60's version.
I like a very lot of those titles up there Especially Mars attaks!!!! that movie is 110% back in the day!! But, I'm very very very very disappointed in the Ace Ventura movies being one of those stupid double-sided blu-rays!!! I hate the double-sided blu-rays and will have to wait until the Ace Ventura's hit single blu-ray!
I still believe more titles will be added as the year goes on. What all of this says now is that the studios are starting to dig into the catalog more, because the discussed Warner titles for the year are more classic films than released in the past 2 or 3 years together.
"[P]ussy TrueHD tracks"? Give me a break. Lossless is lossless. Given two identical inputs, Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio use two different compression methods to achieve two identical outputs. Identical to the input, identical to each other, the Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio output bits are exactly the same. And the fanboys who "believe" that DTS-HD Master Audio somehow "sounds" better just demonstrate their ignorance of digital audio engineering & information theory.
So, Warner, continue to provide lossless audio. Either Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio will be equally fine.
THX-1138 is just further proff that Lucas is pretty much a one trick pony..ok so maybe a two trick pony. Besides the orginal star warsandamerican grafitti, the man is not a great director, it eaither means he's made mistakes with his other 4 films, or more likley he just got lucky with SW and AG. the dudes got talent though, since the star wars universe as a whole is one of the greatest achievments of the last 2 centuries, but as a director and a direct storywriter, Lucas isn't all that great. THX-1138 is not a very good film
The thread referenced can already be seen to have some bogus dates. It lists Dr. Zhivago as an October release when it is actually being released in May and it lists "Where Eagles Dare" as an April 7th date which, if accurate, would surely have already been announced.
I love how people complain there are no good movies then list crap like Joe Vs The Volcano & The Long Kiss Goodnight, etc. Yet CLASSIC movies are being released. Just wow. Then there are people not listing any movies but saying the list is crap. They are probably waiting for the Seagal Collection and Nothing but Trouble...Geez
Maltese Falcon and Mutiny On The Bounty are day one purchases for me. I get more excited over classics hitting blu than new films. Not sure what version of Ben Hur I will buy, I'll wait to see what they do on non UCE first.
I have to say, I'm interested in most of those. THX (although I know it won't happen, admittedly, I'd LOVE to see the theatrical cut included), Forbidden Planet, the 2 Bogarts, The Goonies, Three Kings, and Ben-Hur are ALL on my list...
Spectacular! The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Mutiny on the Bounty, Ben-Hur!!! I love Warner Bros. dedication to bringing the classics to blu! I'm also a big fan of David O. Russell's Three Kings. I'll be looking forward to these, for sure!
Seriously, Ace Ventura, THX-1138, Bakshi's crappy animated LOTR, European Vacation and Mars Attacks before: Maverick, Iron Giant, Long Kiss Goodnight, Executive Decision, Outlaw Josey Wales, Right Stuff, Great Race, Caddyshack or George Pal's Time Machine!?! Help me Warner...
diablo81588 said: "People freaking out about some of these lame, old as dirt movies. Ill take Lost in Space, Deep Blue Sea, and both Ace movies!!"
Well, instead of telling you what an idiot you are, I'll go the nice route and say instead, "If all these people (including me) are freaking out about the 'lame, old as dirt' movies, maybe we know something that you don't...that films like Mutiny on the Bounty, Maltese Falcon, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Ben-Hur are great movie classics." But, please, go ahead and enjoy your lame, newly recycled movies like Lost in Space.
FINALLY SOME great titles we have all been waiting forever for on Blu-ray - tho unfortunately we have to wait a bit longer! THE MALTESE FALCON, TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE, FORBIDDEN PLANET, THE ASTOUNDING CHARLES LAUGHTON VERSION OF MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, BEN-HUR! yesss!!!! and DrrnHarr Agreed! WHERE IS EXCALIBUR??? So great stuff at long last among all the drek the studios have been putting on Blu-ray! yay!
I share your pain Elvis, but much of this is the Right Stuff (IMO anyway)! I wasn't expecting "Planet" (yeh!)and I may even pop for 1138 (if Star is Born isn't released). And the two Bogies are fantastic (I've been dreaming of "Treasure" and pray they look as good as Casablanca).
But Goonies? You're kidding, right? That's not even in the same calibur, people. But to each their own and I'm glad is makes many here happy (he says while scratching his head).
I'm hoping they can stick to this schedule as it will make a very Merry Xmas IMO. And maybe next year, if we're good boys and girls, we can get "all shook up" over the real "Right Stuff" (day one for me)
Never thought "Ben Hur" was as great as it's reputation. But as an elborate 70mm movie spectacle it should be a great showcase for the Blu-ray format. Should give us some idea of what we can expect from the eventual "Lawerance of Arabia" release.