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#1 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:31 PM

Some of you are bound to be interested in this one. Comes out 5/31/11

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:03 AM

Some of you are bound to be interested in this one. Comes out 5/31/11

http://www.wbshop.co...t,pd.html?cgid=


That's not a bad price for 9 movies.
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:53 AM

Thats a MUST HAVE for me.
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:12 AM

It didn't state in the description, but were there any restoration or remastering steps taken?
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#5 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:12 PM

I'd be very surprised if any re mastering was done, after all WB are well known to be lazy as far as their catalog titles are concerned. They are still releasing titles with DD 5.1 and not loss less audio. They seem very unwilling to re release older titles with Loss Less audio (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang- Please)
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:06 AM

Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging have been involved with a large number of recent restoration projects, including Blade Runner, The Godfather Trilogy, How The West Was Won, The Red Shoes, A Star Is Born, Doctor Zhivago, to name but a few. Audiowise I don't know, but I imagine they'd do the same as for picture. They probably have a lot of stuff on the go, so they may not have gotten around to your favourite film yet. I'll be happy with seeing Barry Lyndon on Blu-ray at last.

Disclaimer: I don't work for WB MPI, but I do work for one of their suppliers.
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#7 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 11:54 AM

Almost all of these titles were restored years ago in some form or another, the last DVD release was pretty pristine, I don't think a lot of work is needed to make decent blu-rays.

Warners is one of the best studios for restoration work on their titles, and one of the first to be committed to archiving their movies in 4K.

Using DD 5.1 audio for a video release doesn't have much to do with restoration work, that's a release format decision, not a preservation decision. None of Kubrick's movies used digital sound as far as I know.
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#8 Mitch Gross

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:12 PM

Not only did none of his film use digital audio, but most are not even stereo. I'm pretty sure that's the case even with Full Metal Jacket (not sure about Eyes Wide Shut).

There has been some work done on the films I know, but I am not sure of the extent. I know that Doug Trumbull had some involvement with the work on 2001, and I had the extremely pleasurable task of assisting him for a day here in our office as he shot a few closeups of the movement to his personal 65mm camera for material to go with a Making Of doc that I believe is to be included in this collection. I had to keep myself from kneeling before him.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 01:33 PM

I may be wrong but did think " A Clockwork Orange " was the first use of Dolby Sound although Mono , is that classed as the over used term as Digital ?
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 01:38 PM

I may be wrong but did think " A Clockwork Orange " was the first use of Dolby Sound although Mono , is that classed as the over used term as Digital ?


Dolby wasn't a digital system back then.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 01:45 PM

Thanks for that David , thought i was wrong on that .
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 01:54 PM

Probably the only multi-track soundtracks for his movies were "Spartacus" and "2001", which were both released in 6-track mag 70mm prints... I don't know about "Eyes Wide Shut", his last movie, but it was probably a digital stereo mix, maybe multi-track. Before that, his other movies were mono analog as far as I know.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 05:44 PM

Not only did none of his film use digital audio, but most are not even stereo. I'm pretty sure that's the case even with Full Metal Jacket (not sure about Eyes Wide Shut).

There has been some work done on the films I know, but I am not sure of the extent. I know that Doug Trumbull had some involvement with the work on 2001, and I had the extremely pleasurable task of assisting him for a day here in our office as he shot a few closeups of the movement to his personal 65mm camera for material to go with a Making Of doc that I believe is to be included in this collection. I had to keep myself from kneeling before him.


Wow, that's a privilege! I assume you read that he came out of retirement for The Tree of Life recently. That's sure to be another milestone in cinema. I enjoyed his own film "Silent Running"; one of the best sci-fi endings ever.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:30 PM

He's actively doing lots of things, most for his own amusement. I can't talk about any of them, but if one of a half dozen or so ever lead anywhere it'll blow your socks off.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:36 PM

I enjoyed Brainstorm a great deal, although I felt the ending was a missed opportunity. The original virtual reality movie. Predictor of many things.
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#16 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:32 AM

Warner Bros are a strange beast indeed. They can go all out on certain big name movies (and rightly so) such as Blade Runner. They do, however seem to be a bit lapse as far as the less well known catalog titles are concerned.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:35 PM

Not to thread-hijack, but I just found out that if anyone wants to see some of what Mr. Trumbull has been up to recently, they could swing by the AbelCine booth at NAB, Central Hall. :rolleyes:
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:42 PM

Not to thread-hijack, but I just found out that if anyone wants to see some of what Mr. Trumbull has been up to recently, they could swing by the AbelCine booth at NAB, Central Hall. :rolleyes:


Well S**t, shooting for 32 days instead. Can you post a followup afterward? (or email me!)
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#19 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:05 AM

Found this article in Blu-ray.com.

Rumor: Kubrick's The Killing Blu-ray Coming Up

Posted March 18, 2011 04:48 AM by Juan Calonge

The Criterion Collection's monthly newsletter includes an illustration hinting at an upcoming, unannounced title. This time it features a poodle running with a cloud of banknotes swirling around it. Film buffs have been quick to point out that it is a reference to the withering finale of Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, which would be hence slated for a Blu-ray release in the near future.

It is also being speculated that Criterion will also release Killer's Kiss, and even the ultra-rare Fear and Desire, Kubrick's feature debut which has never received a home video release.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:35 AM

I have to admit that I don't have much experience with Kubrick's work, I have only watched Spartacus (a classic) and Full Metal Jacket (superb). I think it may be time for me to maybe rent some of his movies out.
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