It is wrong to assume that your digital movies will be preserved by the studios, who recently cancelled films as tax write-offs and deleted films from digital collections. The only way to legally own a film is through physical media.
Added Mean Streets (1973) Criterion 4K Ultra HD & The Last Picture Show (1971) Criterion 4K Ultra HD
Got my first VHDs as part of a lot that I mainly bought for The Thing (1982) and My Fair Lady (1964).
Added Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Warner Archive Blu-Ray, Forbidden Planet (1956) Widescreen VHS, Metropolis (1927) Masters of Cinema Blu-Ray, Coraline (2009) 4K Ultra HD, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) 4K Ultra HD, Oppenheimer (2023) 4K Ultra HD Steelbook, The Ghost Breakers (1940) Laserdisc, The Thing (1982) Japanese Laserdisc, Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) 4K Ultra HD and Cleopatra (1963) Blu-Ray to my collection.
Added 2001: A Space Odyssey UHD and Batman (1989) Digibook Blu-Ray to my collection.
Batman (1989) is the best live-action superhero film of all time. The costumes, cinematography, art direction and score are all incredible, and Keaton is the best live action Batman. I also love the reveal that the Joker killed Batman’s parents, making their relationship more personal than any other version.
Added The Phantom of the Opera (1925) Remastered Laserdisc.
Added Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Best Buy Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook for $40.
House of Wax (1953) is overrated and a step down from Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933). Mystery of the Wax Museum was a unique film that had a strong female protagonist and a unique visual look that the remake lacks.
That’s a shame. The “nooooo” scene is cheesy but the scene where he walks on the Star Destroyer next to Palpatine is my favorite scene in the whole film.
Honestly, for ROTS the differences between my version and HAL’s aren’t huge and it would still fit with my episode 1 and 2 edits.
The changes in 1 and 2 are much bigger and different. ROTS is a pretty functional movie with some trimming and the deleted scenes added back in.
Does this mean the shot of Padme holding Leia on Alderaan is in this edit?
Added the following videos:
Gaslight (1940) 2013 BFI Blu-Ray
Casablanca (1942) 2006 HD-DVD
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 1994 Widescreen VHS
The Warriors (1979) 2005 UMD
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 2005 UMD
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) 2005 UMD
Charlie’s Angels (2000) 2005 UMD
XXX (2002) 2005 UMD
Sold the following videos:
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 2022 Criterion Blu-Ray
The Thing (1982) 2006 HD-DVD
Despicable Me (2010) 2017 4K Ultra HD
It is still worth collecting Laserdiscs and DVDs even in the current age where Blu-Rays and 4K are common.
HAL 9000’s edit has the best ending for Revenge of the Sith. It’s worth using his ending for your edit.
Now that there’s a physical version, this edit can be submitted to fanedit.org once it uses the discs as a source.
When you get around to making the updated version based on the physical discs, I would love it to have HDR.
JEDIT: Already posted this further back.
Added three Fox classics to my collection: How Green Was My Valley (1941) VHS, Titanic (1953) VHS and Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) Blu-Ray
Added The Long Goodbye (1973) Kino Blu-Ray, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 2000 DVD and Scrooge (1935) VHS.
Added The Guns of Navarone (1961) 4K Ultra HD
Over on the 4K77 forums, Williarob digitized the US Letterbox LD trilogy as well as Fullscreen versions of Raiders and Temple.
Added Croupier (1998) Arrow 4K Ultra HD, Night of the Living Dead (1968) Criterion 4K Ultra HD, Wings of Desire (1987) Criterion 4K Ultra HD, Safety Last (1923) Criterion Blu-Ray, After Hours (1985) Criterion 4K Ultra HD, Boyhood (2014) Paramount Blu-Ray, A Passage to India (1984) Blu-Ray, The Graduate (1967) DVD, The Bishop’s Wife (1947) Laserdisc, Parade (1974) Criterion Laserdisc, Thousands Cheer (1943) Laserdisc, Odd Man Out (1947) Criterion Laserdisc and The Ranown Westerns (1957-1960) Criterion 4K Ultra HD to my collection over the last few weeks.
Gave my Criterion Blu-Ray of Night of the Living Dead (1968) to my sister.
Pre-Ordered Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023) 4K Steelbook and Duel (1971) French 4K Steelbook.
Super Mario Galaxy is an underrated game, and is better than Super Mario 64.
Added the following pictured classics to my collection: Wait Until Dark (1967) Laserdisc, X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes (1963) Kino Blu-Ray and Lifeboat (1944) Kino Blu-Ray.
Also added The French Connection (1971) on Laserdisc once I heard of that film being censored on streaming.
Jurassic Park III is the second best film in the franchise, behind only the first one. This film is aware that it’s meant to not be taken as seriously, and is a fun ride from start to finish.