The Ten Commandments looks like a bare bones release. No 1923 version and 6 part doco that appeared with the DVD. If so this is a pity and suggests they will double dip again later! I would like to have this on Blu but I do not want it if it is just the bare bones
The Ten Commandments was photographed in Vista Vision.
I saw this in the cinema 26 years ago.
It remains in my memory as probably the most superb and flawless presentation of any film that I have ever seen.
And I have seen a lot of movies in the cinema!
The picture was so large and so sharp and so colorful and so amazing that only recently has any thing come close.
Matrix Revolutions and Avatar come close! Avatar was digitally projected. Matrix Revolutions was on film.
And all those years ago The Ten Commandments was a 70mm IB Technicolor print!
Grubert, thanks. My apologies to RB and Penquin. It is a shame that there is no mention (yet) of the 6-part documentary. As to the DVD, I wouldn't be surprised if that is where they will put the 1923 version, just grabbing it from their old DVD set.
Boxset for the first two:3 I too was also thinking about TSBSPM last night as I tried to watch the DVD. Only a month(I never count the month were on;3) to wait. Please let us know more when you can. Also are we talking live or cartoon for CW?
Thank you Paramount for releasing the three movies.
Please consider to release the following in future:
- Bless the Child
- The Hours
- Indiana Jones Collection
- Rosemary's Baby
- The Stepford Wives
- The Tenant
Thank Just ED for confirming. NOW I can't wait. Thats one of those old classics I could watch over again. I remeber as a kid and teen me and my Dad would watch it everytime it came on. This is great and awesome news.
Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Friday the 13th parts 4-8 (Better yet a boxset of all UNCUT!)
48 Hours + Another 48 HRS. (Where is the release date on 48 HRS?)
Escape From Alcatraz
The Italian Job (2003 REMASTER)
The Longest Yard (1974)
Plains,Trains & Autonobiles
Up In Smoke
I want the rest of the 'Friday the 13th' movies on Blu-ray. And then a complete collection boxset. Don't get me wrong, I love classic films as well, i.e., 'The Ten Commandments' but, I want more Jason Voorhees from Paramount. <(-.-)>
thank you for continuing to release a couple of classic films on blu-ray each year.
Now, of course, I don't want you to think I'm being greedy, but it would be really nice and greatly appreciated if you could release more than 2 or 3 each year.
Now I realize that times are tough and your money is really tight right now, but just give it a thought if you get a chance.
In fact, if you decide you can release a few more of your classic films on blu-ray may I suggest the following:
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
My Fair Lady
I saw the recent TEN COMMANDMENTS restoration ....it was screened here in LA at the Egyptian Theater just a couple of months ago. I understand it was at 6K. That's amazing. The film looked absolutely beautiful.
Will definately be picking up the ten comandments, and spongebob (as i did some scratch V.O. work on it) but thats pretty much it from this wave.
If charlotte's web was the Classic Original animated film I would pick that up but definately not the mediocre live action version.
I agree with those who are asking where are the remaining friday the 13th titles. Atleast give us 2 or 3 of them this year, would be so happy to get parts 4 and 6 (still my favorite thanks to Jennifer Cooke).
Would also love to see the Airplane films, as well as the Naked Gun trilogy hit blu at some point this year.
And if they are going to bundle trek titles togeather it would make more sense for them to bundle 2 and 3 togeather along with 4 and 6 togeather. though with as many ways as 2 and 4 have been availble on bluray allready (the original cast movie collection, the genesis movie collection, and the individual releases) its hard to believe that anyone has wanted those 2 films wouldnt allready have them. As the other posters above have said though it does look like they are continuing to skip the odd number cursed trek films lol ( though I do enjoy all 11 trek films so to me there never was a curse lol)
and finally Carcosa,while the restoration of TC was done in 6k the egyptian screening of Ten comandments was projected in 4K (same as the recent 4k resolution screening of North by Northwest that was done at the chinese theatre on Christie's CP 2230 DLP projector) the projector was brought to the egyptian just for that particular screening. The one at the chinese however is permanantly installed there though(and is the only theatre in the country so far to have that particular 4K projector permanantly installed in the booth as of the fall.)
And you are right the Ten Commandments looked absolutely stunning at the Egyptian screening.
I agree with many of the posters for some of the other movies we hope Paramount will release. However, I am glad I'm not the only one whose stoked for Spongebob - I thought I was. Even thought I have a 3 and 1 year old, I love the show and will be picking up SpongeBob (my Wife will be thrilled). :-)
"and finally Carcosa,while the restoration of TC was done in 6k the egyptian screening of Ten comandments was projected in 4K (same as the recent 4k resolution screening of North by Northwest that was done at the chinese theatre on Christie's CP 2230 DLP projector) the projector was brought to the egyptian just for that particular screening. The one at the chinese however is permanantly installed there though(and is the only theatre in the country so far to have that particular 4K projector permanantly installed in the booth as of the fall.)
And you are right the Ten Commandments looked absolutely stunning at the Egyptian screening."
Ah...you were there as well! It was beautiful. Part of me was kind of hoping for them to clean up some of the original shortcomings with the original opticals but purists will be pleased that they haven't tampered with them as far as I could see. This is going to be visually spectacular on blu-ray.....
AWESOME! I'll certainly buy The Ten Commandments. Wow! This and Ben Hur in the same year. I mean you just can't have one without the other. They are classic Hollywood extravaganzas. If there was one other old, sweeping classic that I would like to see on Blu-ray this year, it would be El Cid. Heston may have been a overactor, but it sure played well in these movies.
Releaselists.com says that Charlotte's Web is in fact the 1973 Hanna Barbera version and not Dakota Fanning's 2006 version. Did some checking and both were released by Paramount so both are possible I guess. Also, same site says that the "gift set" for the Ten Commandments is a big 6-disc set and this is also evidenced by the fact that both versions are up on Amazon now and the "gift set" is listed as being $62.99(MSRP $89.99).
I'm just reporting what I've found. In all fairness, this site reported that the Magnificent Seven set that came out last year was gonna be the television series. Releaselists.com reported from the start that it was the 4 movies and not the tv series.
reidw: It was announced that Ben Hur and Citizen Kane were coming this year. Just no confirmed date:
Camelot, Singiní in the Rain, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane Blu-ray in 2012 Share14
Posted December 1, 2010 05:31 AM by Juan Calonge
Warner Home Video has announced that it plans to release three major catalog titles on Anniversary Blu-ray editions in 2012: Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly, 1952), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich, 1962), and Camelot (Joshua Logan, 1967). To build demand, the DVD editions of all three movies will be put on moratorium starting December 31, 2010.
The studio also confirmed that Ben-Hur and Citizen Kane will be released on Ultimate Collector's Editions in 2011.
Spongebob? On Blu-ray? oh God. new movies like Mean Girls 2 and The Romantics (just using those as reference since they're Paramount) don't get Blu-ray releases but one of the worst cartoons ever does? shame
Shoot, they got The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie coming on Blu-ray! Awesome! This is the last remaining good part of the franchise, before the dreaded fouth season. I was just thinking about selling my "Full-Screen" DVD and buying the "Widescreen Edition" DVD, but with this announcement, I'll hold it off! Oh boy, if this sells well, Paramount might consider releasing some other old Nickelodeon Movies on Blu, like the Rugrats trilogy for one, or even seasons of SpongeBob on Blu! (which is useless though, considering the show isn't even filmed in HD). But still... this opens up lots of possibilities!