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The "Is it in HD somewhere because I can't find it" thread.

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I’ve been slowly but surely replacing my DVD collection with Blu Rays and nearly all of what I have has been released, or is available somewhere, in HD. There’s been a few exceptions though but every now and then I’ll find a title has been released in, for example, France or North America and I’ve been able to nab a copy.

I thought it would be useful to have a thread where we could make a list of titles we haven’t been able to find on Blu-Ray. Hopefully other members can let us know if something is available in their country or if a fan version has been captured.

I’ll start the list in the next post and add any titles to it as they are mentioned.

Apologies if a thread like this already exists. I’ve had a good look around and couldn’t see anything!

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Addams Family Values (1993) AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) FINALLY AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY DISC IN THE U.S. LATER IN 2017

Before Sunrise (1995) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.S. AND ON BLU-RAY DISC IN THE U.S.

Before Sunset (2004) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.S. AND ON BLU-RAY DISC IN THE U.S.

Before Midnight (2013) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S. AND ON BLU-RAY DISC IN THE U.S.

Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES AND ON BLU-RAY DISC IN THE U.S.

Chicken Run (2000) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S. AND ON BLU-RAY DISC FROM AMAZON FRANCE.

Con Air - Extended Version (1997)

Dream Lover [Also, Extended Version] (1993)

Educating Rita (1983)

Evil Dead [Extended Version] (2013) AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY DISC IN JAPAN.

Gossip (2000) AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES.

Housesitter (1992) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S.

Innerspace (1987) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S. AND ON BLU-RAY DISC IN THE U.S.

Just Like Heaven (2006) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S.

The Limey (1999) AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES.

One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975) AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES IN THE U.S. AND ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K.

Only You (1994) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S.

Open Range (2004) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S. AND ON BLU-RAY DISC IN GERMANY, FRANCE AND SWEDEN.

Pink Floyd - The Wall (1982) HDTV VERSION AVAILABLE VIA TORRENT

Prince of Egypt (1998) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S.

Red Eye [Also, Extended TV Version] (2010) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S.

Six String Samurai (1998)

SLC Punk (2000)

The Opposite of Sex (1998)

Undercover Brother (2002)

Wait Until Dark (1967) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S. AND ON BLU-RAY DISC IN THE U.S.

Waking Ned (2000) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S.

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2006) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO IN THE U.K. AND U.S.

Warriors of Virtue (1997)

When A Stranger Calls (2006) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO AND TO DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES IN THE U.K. AND U.S.

Year of the Devil (2002)

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GOOD NEWS. All of those movies except for the extended version of Con Air are available in HD on Amazon Instant Video in the US. I’d bet they’re also available on iTunes.

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nafroe said:

I could be wrong, but I believe I saw a blu-ray copy of Innerspace just yesterday at a local shop.

Really? Which country do you live in?

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Fantastic! But why no international release? I can’t understand that! But anyway, thanks for the info, digitalfreaknyc

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Great thread idea!

I’d like to know if Warriors Of Virtue is out there someplace. The Laserdisc is a known rotter. (I have two bad copies.) The U.S. DVD was pan and scan, and of the two PAL discs I’ve found, one is letterbox only, and the other looks like an non anamorphic master was blown up to 16:9, and looks kind of fuzzy.


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Warriors of Virtue (a film I had never heard of until just now!) added to the list, Silverwook.

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stretch009 said:

towne32 said:

I think the answer for both of these is that they have never been out on blu-ray, what about HDTV? :

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Pink Floyd’s The Wall

edit: Also, Before Midnight is out on blu-ray, just not the other two: http://www.amazon.com/Before-Midnight-Blu-ray-Yota-Argyropoulou/dp/B00DJYJQ36/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1463249122&sr=1-1&keywords=before+sunset+blu-ray

Pink Floyd - The Wall HDTV is on Rutracker.

Thanks! Just found two of them on there. They’re dead, but it looks like there are a few relatively recent usenet postings to try!

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towne32 said:

stretch009 said:

towne32 said:

I think the answer for both of these is that they have never been out on blu-ray, what about HDTV? :

SLC Punk

Pink Floyd’s The Wall

edit: Also, Before Midnight is out on blu-ray, just not the other two: http://www.amazon.com/Before-Midnight-Blu-ray-Yota-Argyropoulou/dp/B00DJYJQ36/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1463249122&sr=1-1&keywords=before+sunset+blu-ray

Pink Floyd - The Wall HDTV is on Rutracker.

Thanks! Just found two of them on there. They’re dead, but it looks like there are a few relatively recent usenet postings to try!

I don’t know what you’re looking at but I found three that aren’t dead and one has 57 seeds and the other two have 9 and 15 seeds respectively.

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Thanks. I usually feel like I’m just stumbling around in the dark on that site, even with translation.

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Open Range is out on BD in Germany, France and Sweden. The Swedish one has a lower bitrate, the French one is better but apparently has pitch issues in the audio. Best is the German disc which has good reviews higher bitrate lossless audio and the DVD extras but in PAL format.
Sadly it’s region B locked. Since I haven’t gone region free yet I snagged the 2 disc DVD for a buck in a used bin.

Wait Until Dark will likely come out via the Warner Archive at some point.

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You’re a star, captainsolo! Thanks for that, I’m looking forward to hunting that one down.

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No problem. It becomes a major headache just to keep up with what gets released where and by whom nowadays.
Just yesterday I found a DVD copy of The Limey and had to check-sure enough no BD yet…

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Okay, I’ve added The Limey to the list (sounds like a line from an old gangster picture!) as well as a couple of other titles. Just in the hope that somebody somewhere might know something we don’t.

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Mark’s Down On Your Syntax said:

Okay, I’ve added The Limey to the list (sounds like a line from an old gangster picture!) as well as a couple of other titles. Just in the hope that somebody somewhere might know something we don’t.

“The Limey” was released on D-VHS (remember that format?) long ago. I have a 1080i transfer (that’s as far as D-VHS went) someone put online long ago, complete with commentary. The transfer isn’t all that great - ghosting galore and the like - but it’s high def if that’s all that matters.

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Is Batman: Mask of the Phantasm released in HD anywhere? I found that it’s available on a few streaming services, but I’m not sure if they’re in HD, or just the DVD data copied over.

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