Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New On Blu Ray?

There are still a good deal of great movies that have yet to get the blu ray treatment. Two that I'm dying for and hope to see soon (hopefully): Vertigo. Universal Legacy Series released beautiful editions of Psycho, Vertigo and Rear Window on DVD a few years back. It didn't take long for them to get a blu ray for Psycho. Why the wait for Vertigo? True, the movie already looks phenomenal on DVD, but those colors could look so awesome in hi-def. Several of Hitchcock's 1940s films just got released on blu ray, so something tells me it might be a while before we see anything new from his body of work. But I'd say within about two years Vertigo, as well as Rear Window and The Birds, will be arriving on blu. The other title I long for is Duel In the Sun, the great King Vidor pulp Western that's unlike anything you've seen. Unfortunately I don't see this one on the horizon, unless Martin Scorsese steps in to push the upgrade. It's one of his favorites, by the way.

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