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Dick Tracy Blu-ray in the Works
Posted June 11, 2011 08:24 PM by Webmaster
According to our friends over at Aintitcool.com, Warren Beatty has confirmed that a Blu-ray for his Dick Tracy (1990) is in the works. A possible release date, however, has not been revealed. In 1991, Dick Tracy won three Oscar Awards, including Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Music, Original Song.
The story wasn't impressive but the brilliance in production design and cinematography will really shine on blu-ray. They should double feature this on disc with the Travolta film, "Primary Colors" just for the metaphor.
i read many years ago that there was a director's cut that had a darker tone and was more violent. i'm not sure how true this is as i read it on some site. if i recall it was supposed to be released on disc but never came out. anybody happen to know anything about this? if this cut does exist i would LOVE to see it. i always dug this movie and i think many of the film's fans would find it to be very interesting.
Excellent news! Gotta admit the picture still looked pretty dam good on DVD, but I know that Blu-Ray would be an impressive improvement. Would also love to see a director's cut too (if at all possible), and PLEASE some special features!
This along with the Burton Batman films are the only movies to capture the look and feel of comic books. Sure they have been great ones over the years but none have been visually great as these movies.
The screening was not a hd transfer like the aicn suggests, it was digital copy but it wasnt in HD.
It did look good but it wasnt in HD.
stuntman mike someone asked that same question at the screening, beatty looked very confused and said "i dont know what this directors cut thing that everyone keeps saying, Ive allways had final cut on all of my movies Ive directed over the years. "
He also didnt say a bluray was comming, the question asked was will there be a HD restoration Done for a possible streaming in HD or bluray release. " beatty paused for a long minute then answered yes, but i dont want to get out ahead of whatever plans they might have for it" he didnt specificly say a bluray was comming and definately not anytime soon.
It's strange that they didn't show it in HD. This movie has been on Apple TV in 720p for a while, and has been run in HD on HDNet Movies many many times. I thought that transfer looked like a standard Disney transfer...stunning.
I'm trying to understand what makes you think the screening wasn't HD. Are you saying it was better (4k) or that it was DVD or even 720p? I was sitting about 30 or so feet from the screen dead center and it looked fantastic.
cliff because I was right there in the booth when our head union projectionist downloaded the digital file into the hard drive of our computer and then screened it with Mr beatty in the auditorium hours before it screened for the festival. when the decision was being made as to if it should be run on digital or film.
Interesting for all the Madonna hate in the film. She was one of the main reasons I had to see this in the theater as a kid. Pretty much all of her fans are excited about this one because its the first of her movies announced on Blu (unless we count her 2 minute cameo in Die Another Day), and honestly... how many other movies of hers have a shot of coming out? I can see Evita, A League Of Their Own, Truth Or Dare and Desperately Seeking Susan, but nothing else has a snowballs chance at having a Blu release.
AWESOME!!!! I love this film, and I remember when it came out, severl different "making of" shows aired on The Disney Channel and HBO and on network TV if I remember right. I used ot have them all taped on VHS. I was so addicted to the movie. When the DVD finally came out, there was not one single special feature. And never a special edition or anything after years later.
I will be vexed if there are no features on the Blu-Ray. At the very least tack on the old TV specials. I don't even care if there are no retrospectives or new material. There were several hours worth of interviews and behind the scenes from the making.