Rafael Gomez Nieto (99) one of the last surviving veterans of the Spanish Civil War died of COVID-19 today.
For me, it’s Wizard of Oz. 1988 Criterion Laserdisc, 1989 VHS, 2009 3-Disc Blu-Ray and the 2013 Best of WB 20 Film Musicals DVD set.
that is correct as far as the US is concerned. The UK had more releases, with a 1991 Special Widescreen Edition (NTSC-to-PAL conversions of the US Widescreen Laserdiscs), the 1994 Digitally Remastered release, THX 1995 standalone, the Superclass set, the 97 Special Edition and the 2000 reprint of the 97SE.
I obtained a UMD copy of Alien, but it’s in 1:78:1 Anamorphic Pan and Scan.
JEDIT: Are the interviews being included?
That’s such a nice display there.
A month ago today, I stop by a local thrift store and find an MGM DVD of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Less than a month later, I upgrade 2001 to Blu-Ray via an eBay lot that also included the soundtrack on CD. And yet I’m still keeping the DVD because of it’s original 70mm six-track audio.
Update: The theater I saw Clone Wars at is permanently closing and turning into office space.
The Target-Exclusive 4 Disc version of Rise of Skywalker has been preordered and will arrive soon.
You can buy the UK Skywalker set for 65 GBP and have the 2019 SE without any 4K discs.
The CBS/FOX Japanese Laserdiscs used subtitles for the full film and said Return of the Jedi on the packaging even when the VHS said Revenge of the Jedi.
The Across the Stars album by Deutsch-Grammophon has a violin version of Rey’s theme played by Anne-Sophie Mutter that could be useful.
Added the Magnetic Video VHS releases of Day the Earth Stood Still, Desert Fox and The Longest Day to my collection. Day the Earth Stood Still is a copy from 1977, one of the first 50 VHS tapes released.
Scan it before you sell it.
Is this AOTC, ROTS, TFA, TLJ or TROS?
Added: Vinyl of Beethoven’s 6th (Claudio Abbado 1987 with Choral Fantasy) and 120 Legendary Recordings (Deutsch-Grammophon, 2018)
The digital stereo should be LPCM encoded to avoid loss of audio quality.
Are there any UK 1994 VHS cover sets here?
I added The Tales of Hoffmann (Criterion Laserdisc) to my collection.
I got an 8/16mm dual projector and a 16mm copy of Three Little Bruins, a 1940s documentary short film. I weeded Captain Marvel 4K and Blu-Rays of both Ant-Man films.
During the flash sale, I got Ace in the Hole, 3 Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman and the Kennedy Films of Robert Drew and Associates (Kennedy is DVD, rest are Blu-Ray)
Lawrence of Arabia. This is what an epic should be. I loved the cinematography and Peter O’Toole’s performance. I watched it on the Criterion CAV Laserdisc.
Added: Vinyl of Beethoven’s 7th (Karl Bohm 1959 Stereo reissue) and 8th/9th Symphonies (Karajan 1962)
I have added the Criterion Laserdisc of Lawrence of Arabia (CAV). I weeded Avengers: Age of Ultron, Infinity War and Endgame (Blu-Ray, with Infinity War in 4K)
I got the older CBS/FOX Special Widescreen Edition just so that the cover doesn’t spoil the twist like this late release does.