Warner Archive goes Blu!!!

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    Can imagine what they will be selling for
     
  3. buck135

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    Put me down for "Deathtrap" and "Hudsucker Proxy." I'm hoping they don't exceed $15.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    It sounds like they're going to be pressed Blu-rays but I'll let more curious people find out first. :D The Hudsucker Proxy is very tempting. Very tempting.

    When'd the WB start on Free Shipping? They're already listed on their site now at $19.95 which isn't unreasonable for the Blu-rays, especially if they really are pressed. Compare that to the $18.95 DVD-R's I've been avoiding and that's a good deal.
     
  5. f.ramses

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    Assuming that they will be BD-R releases, I'm real sorry to hear this news. I just can't bring myself to buy junk like this and would rather see the movies not get released at all because in either event, the effect on my collection is the same; no sale!
     
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    Hopefully these pop up on Amazon.com as the Warner store doesn't ship their Archive titles to Canada. Kind of annoying how some of these big companies treat Canada like a Third World country.
     
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    It sure does suck, but format rights are always an issue when releasing something for home viewing... and the Archive titles being released directly through the studios are likely only cleared for the US distribution.
     
  8. rxfiend

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    As long as the prices are reasonable, I'll pick up some. But if they're over priced like the DVDRs, forget it.
     
  9. fceurich39

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    all i know and care about if that Nightbreed theatrical and cabal cut rumored for 2013 better not be a warner archive blu-ray release!!!
     
  10. Katatonia

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    I hope so! I've never once experienced DVD-R Rot yet, but I have experienced BD-R Rot.
     
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    Confirmed. Pressed discs, not BD-R.
     
  12. rxfiend

    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

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    So why is it such a bothersome to release pressed DVDs? WB has an odd way of thinking.
     
  13. KGBRadioMoskow

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    Agreed. Having said that, pressed disks of any sort will get me to buy a few that I've been on the fence on.
     
  14. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    If they start releasing these on pressed discs at a reasonable price, I'll buy. I've only bought one of their DVD-Rs and that was because it was $10. the only price I'm willing to pay for a DVD-R copy.
     
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    Shit, I would love to see a Night School blu-ray.
     
  16. buck135

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    You know I'm wondering if this isn't the route Warner will choose to release many of the catalog titles they just acquired from Paramount.
     
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    I'll bet many of the lesser ones will surely be Archive releases. Warner has even re-released a bunch of titles that they released previously as "real silver" DVD's, and simply re-released them as Archive DVD-R's.

    If they can't even bother to re-release their own stuff like Nightbreed on silver manufactured DVD's...
     
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    I wonder then if these will be limited releases rather than "on demand" because of the pressed discs?
     
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    I don't think they mean limited ala Twilight Time, where they print 3,000 copies and that's it. I think they mean that instead of pressing 10,000 (or however many discs they typically press at a time), that they will instead run a smaller pressing (1,500, 3,000, etc.) and run additional pressings as warranted. They then offset the higher per disc pressing charges by selling the discs at a higher than normal retail price. I'm guessing this is probably very similar to what Olive does with some of the Paramount titles that they've been releasing.
     
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    It's nice to be wrong. Kind of odd how they are using the Archive Collection name since it might make people assume BD-R but now we know...
     

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