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Movie Collections for Movie Servers

Many people today still use a Blu-ray player to play Blu-ray and DVD videos. And it's great that each week more and more movies are being released in both formats! As of 2016 according to IMDB reportedly there were about 23,000 Blu-ray titles (out of about 250,000 titles in total) and many of them have been given excellent transfers! But especially with regard to films that are decades old it can take a great deal of effort to resuscitate them. To learn more here is an article which talks about what it takes to prepare classic movie titles for a high quality release.

In case you don't already know, Movie Servers are becoming ever more popular—and with good reason! Couple ease of use with local storage and you can have true bit-for-bit 4K UHD Blu-ray and 1080P Blu-ray quality movies right at your fingertips. As opposed to streaming where usually there is a substantial loss in picture quality due to excessive lossy compression—bit-for-bit means that there is no quality loss whatsoever from the picture quality on the disc itself. In addition the audio quality of streaming is usually not nearly as good as what is possible with a locally stored movie file. Many times lossy compressed Dolby Digital 5.1 with a low bitrate of 640 kbps is the surround format of streaming movies as compared to DTS-HD Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD which can support an order of magnitude higher bitrate of 13.5 Mbps. In fact the latest spec for surround audio bitrates alone can even reach up to 24Mbps which is more than the entire video and audio combined of a streamed movie!

One thing you'll soon discover with some Movie Servers is that once the movie is loaded into the system that you can start watching the movie right away—as it may no longer be necessary to sit through 10-15 minutes of previews when all you want to do is go right to the main attraction!

 


Blu-ray Movies - some favorites in various genres

What follows are some suggested Blu-rays that might be of interest in a variety of categories:

 


Silent Movies - Blu-ray


  • The Mack Sennett Collection Vol. One  [Flicker Alley Blu-ray]  (1909-1933) - [silent movie] - aspect ratio: 1.33

      The Mack Sennett Collection Vol. One


      Chaplin's Mutual Comedies


      The Kid


  • Safety Last!  [Criterion Blu-ray]  (1923) - [silent movie] - aspect ratio: 1.37 1080i ~22FPS

      Safety Last!


  • Our Hospitality  [Kino Blu-ray]  (1923) - [silent movie] - aspect ratio: 1.34

      Our Hospitality

Also available in The Buster Keaton Collection


  • The Navigator  [Kino Blu-ray]  (1924) - [silent movie] - aspect ratio: 1.35

      The Navigator

Also available in The Buster Keaton Collection


  • The Thief of Bagdad  [Cohen Blu-ray]  (1924) - [silent movie] - aspect ratio: 1.32

      The Thief of Bagdad


      The Freshman


      The Gold Rush


  • The General  [Kino Blu-ray]  (1926) - [silent movie] - aspect ratio: 1.34

     

Also available in The Buster Keaton Collection


      Sunrise (Masters of Cinema     Sunrise


  • Wings  [Warner Blu-ray]  (1927) - [silent movie] - aspect ratio: 1.34

      Wings


  • Metropolis (Complete Version)  [Kino Blu-ray]  (1927) - [silent movie] - aspect ratio: 1.33

      Metropolis


  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.  [Kino Blu-ray]  (1928) - [silent movie] - aspect ratio: 1.32

      Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Also available in The Buster Keaton Collection


      Lonesome


  • Diary of a Lost Girl  [Eureka Blu-ray] - (Region B)  (1929) - [silent movie] - aspect ratio: 1.33 - Also Lulu In Hollywood (a recommended book by the actress Louise Brooks)

      Diary of a Lost Girl


      City Girl


      City Lights


   Modern Times

 


Movies - Blu-ray


1930's


      Grand Hotel


      Design for Living


  • Lady for a Day  [Blu-ray]  (1933) - aspect ratio: 1.33

      Lady for a Day


      It Happened One Night     It Happened One Night

For highest picture quality It Happened One Night is available as a 4K UHD 2160p download for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


      The Complete Jean Vigo


  • The Man Who Knew Too Much  [Criterion Blu-ray]  (1934) (the original British version) - aspect ratio: 1.33

      The Man Who Knew Too Much


      The 39 Steps


  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town  [Blu-ray]  (1936) - aspect ratio: 1.37

      Mr. Deeds Goes to Town


      Make Way for Tomorrow


  • Nothing Sacred  [Blu-ray]  (1937) - aspect ratio: 1.34

      Nothing Sacred

[Note: Also available in The David O. Selznick Collection


      Lost Horizon


      The Lady Vanishes


  • The Adventures of Robin Hood  [Blu-ray]  (1938) - aspect ratio: 1.37

    


  • You Can't Take It with You  [Blu-ray]  (1938) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     You Can't Take It with You


  • Bringing Up Baby  [Blu-ray]  (1938) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     Bringing Up Baby Blu-ray


     The Women


     The Rules of the Game


  • Gone with the Wind  [Blu-ray]  (1939) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - [included in Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection]

      


  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington  [Blu-ray]  (1939) - aspect ratio: 1.37

      Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


      Only Angels Have Wings - Criterion     Only Angels Have Wings


  • Ninotchka  [Blu-ray (1939) - aspect ratio: 1.33 - review

     Ninotchka

 


1940's


  • The Mark of Zorro  [Blu-ray]  (1940) - aspect ratio: 1.37

      The Mark of Zorro


      Remember the Night


     Foreign Correspondent


  • Rebecca  [Blu-ray]   (1940) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     Rebecca

Also in Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic 3-Movie Collection  [Blu-ray]


     The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Note: Also there's a Criterion DVD. Hopefully someday they'll release a superior Blu-ray.


  • The Grapes of Wrath  [Blu-ray]   (1940) - aspect ratio: 1.33 - review

     The Grapes of Wrath


  • How Green Was My Valley  [Blu-ray]  (1941) - aspect ratio: 1.33 - review

     How Green Was My Valley


     Sullivan's Travels


     Here Comes Mr. Jordan


     The Palm Beach Story


     To Be or Not to Be


     Yankee Doodle Dandy


  • Casablanca  [Blu-ray]  (1942) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - [included in Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection]

    


  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp  [Criterion Blu-ray]  (1943) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp


     To Have and Have Not


  • The Picture of Dorian Gray  [Blu-ray]   (1945) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - review

     The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • The Bells of St. Mary's  [Blu-ray]   (1945) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - review

     The Bells of St. Mary's


     Christmas in Connecticut


  • Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis)  [Criterion Blu-ray]   (1945) - French w/English subtitles - aspect ratio: 1.37

    


  • Spellbound  [Blu-ray]   (1945) - aspect ratio: 1.37

      Spellbound 

Also in Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic 3-Movie Collection  [Blu-ray]


  • Notorious  [Blu-ray]   (1946) - aspect ratio: 1.37

      Notorious 

Also in Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic 3-Movie Collection  [Blu-ray]


      My Darling Clementine 


  • The Best Years of Our Lives  [Blu-ray]   (1946) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - review

      The Best Years of Our Lives 


      Gilda 


      It's a Wonderful Life Platinum Anniversary Edition Blu-ray     It's a Wonderful Life


      Miracle on 34th Street  


      The Bishop's Wife 


  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir  [Blu-ray]   (1947) - aspect ratio: 1.33

      The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 


  • Out of the Past  [Blu-ray]   (1947) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - review

      Out of the Past 



     The Red Shoes - Criterion Blu-ray


  • Bicycle Thieves  [Criterion Blu-ray (1948) - Italian w/English subtitles - aspect ratio: 1.37

     Bicycle Thieves


  • Letter from an Unknown Woman  [Blu-ray - Region A - US - Olive Films remastering]  [Blu-ray - Region B/2 - France - Carlotta Films remastering]   (1948) - aspect ratio: 1.37  [See the review which compares the two versions.] 

     Letter From An Unknown Woman


  • The Third Man  [Blu-ray] [Amazon.fr] (1949) - aspect ratio: 1.34 - (Note: This Blu-ray was released July 2015 in France and is based upon a new 4K scan and frame-by-frame restoration done by Deluxe and supervised by StudioCanal. There have been other prior Blu-ray releases such as an older discontinued Criterion Blu-ray.)

     The Third Man 1080p StudioCanal 2015 Blu-ray   


  • Kind Hearts and Coronets - (An Ealing Comedy)  [Blu-ray] [Amazon] (1949) - aspect ratio: 1.32

     Kind Hearts and Coronets    

 


1950's


  • Father of the Bride - [Blu-ray]  (1950) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     Father of the Bride  


  • Lavender Hill Mob - (An Ealing Comedy)  [Blu-ray] [Amazon] (1951) - aspect ratio: 1.33

     Lavender Hill Mob    


  • The Man in the White Suit - (An Ealing Comedy)  [Blu-ray] [Amazon] (1951) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - [Note: This UK release is Region B Locked (which means it requires a Region B capable Blu-ray or Kaleidescape player—see Blu-ray region map)]

     The Man in the White Suit    


  • Strangers on a Train  [Blu-ray]  (1951) - aspect ratio: 1.36

     Strangers on a Train  


  • The Day the Earth Stood Still  [Blu-ray]  (1951) - aspect ratio: 1.34

     The Day the Earth Stood Still  


  • The African Queen  [Blu-ray]  (1951) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     The African Queen  


  • On the Riviera  [Blu-ray]  (1951) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     On the Riviera  


  • David and Bathsheba  [Blu-ray]  (1951) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     David and Bathsheba  


     The Quiet Man  

Also see John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man - a documentary on the making of the movie


  • The Importance of Being Earnest  [Blu-ray(1952) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - review

     The Importance of Being Earnest  


     Limelight  


     Le Plaisir [Gaumont]     Le Plaisir [Criterion DVD]


  • The Earrings of Madame de...  [Criterion Blu-ray]  (1953) - French w/English subtitles - aspect ratio: 1.33 [Note: As per this review, the Criterion transfer has some digital artifacts and so is not the best it could have been.]

     The Earrings of Madame de...


  • Shane  [Blu-ray]  (1953) - aspect ratio: 1.38

     Shane


  • The Robe  [Blu-ray]  (1953) - aspect ratio: 2.55 - [Note: first Cinemascope release; ushering in the widescreen era]

     The Robe  


  • The Glenn Miller Story  [Blu-ray]  (1954) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - Region B locked - (Hopefully a proper Region A release will be forthcoming!)

     The Glenn Miller Story  


  • Prince Valiant  [Blu-ray]  (1954) - aspect ratio: 2.55 - review

     Prince Valiant  


     Sabrina (1954)  

Also contained in the Audrey Hepburn Gift Set


  • Seven Samurai  [Criterion Blu-ray]  (1954) - Japanese w/English subtitles - aspect ratio: 1.37

         


  • White Christmas  [Blu-ray]  (1954) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     White Christmas


  • East of Eden  [Blu-ray (1955) - aspect ratio: 2.55

     East of Eden 


  • The Ladykillers - (An Ealing Comedy)  [Blu-ray (1955) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     The Ladykillers 


  • To Catch a Thief  [Blu-ray (1955) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - MPEG-4 AVC (38.00 Mbps)

     To Catch a Thief  

Also part of Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection - 15 Blu-Ray Movies 1942-1976


  • Lola Montes  [Criterion Blu-ray (1955) - French w/English subtitles - aspect ratio: 2.55

 


     Lust for Life 


  • The Red Balloon  [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray (1956) - French w/English subtitles - aspect ratio: 1.33 - [Special Features in PAL]

     The Red Balloon


  • The Ten Commandments  [Blu-ray (1956) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - MPEG-4 AVC (34.40 Mbps)

     The Ten Commandments


  • Forbidden Planet  [Blu-ray (1956) - aspect ratio: 2.41

     Forbidden Planet


  • The Searchers  [Blu-ray (1956) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     The Searchers


     The Eddy Duchin Story


  • The Seventh Seal  [Criterion Blu-ray (1957) - aspect ratio: 1.34 - Swedish w/English subtitles

     The Seventh Seal


  • The Bridge on the River Kwai  [Blu-ray (1957) - aspect ratio: 2.55

     The Bridge on the River Kwai     The Bridge on the River Kwai UHD

For highest picture quality an 85.2GB 4K UHD 2160p download is available for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


  • Funny Face  [Blu-ray (1957) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - [Note: This particular blu-ray transfer, while OK on smaller screens is noticeably problematic if you have a projector and a larger screen. For information see the link above as well as this review.]

     Funny Face

Also in the Audrey Hepburn Gift Set


     Pal Joey


     Old Yeller


  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad  [Blu-ray (1958) - aspect ratio: 1.66

     The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Also available in a 1080p high bitrate superior transfer in The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen - Amazon


     Bell, Book, and Candle


  • The Inn of the Sixth Happiness  [Blu-ray]  (1958) - aspect ratio: 2.36 - review

     The Inn of the Sixth Happiness


     Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


  • The Hidden Fortress  [Criterion Blu-ray]  (1958) - aspect ratio: 2.39 - Japanese w/English subtitles

     The Hidden Fortress


  • Ben Hur  [Blu-ray]  (1959) - aspect ratio: 2.76 - [included in Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection] - (Note: Features the famed chariot race scene. This epic was filmed utilizing 8000 extras, 300 sets, and over 100,000 costume changes!)

  


     Some Like It Hot    

Also available in: Forever Marilyn: Seven-Film Blu-Ray Collection and Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film Blu-Ray Collection


  • North by Northwest  [Blu-ray]  (1959) - aspect ratio: 1.78

    

[Included in Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection — as well as in Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection]

1960's


  • The Apartment  [Blu-ray]  (1960) - aspect ratio: 2.34

     The Apartment


  • Spartacus (restored)  [Blu-ray]  (1960) - aspect ratio: 2.35 - [Note: This is the 55th anniversary restoration of Spartacus released October, 2015--recommended over the old [Blu-ray] transfer.]

     Spartacus


  • Breakfast at Tiffany's  [Blu-ray]  (1961) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Breakfast at Tiffany's

Also in the Audrey Hepburn Gift Set


     Swiss Family Robinson


     Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation


  • To Kill A Mockingbird  [Blu-ray]  (1962) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - review

    


  • Lawrence of Arabia  [Blu-ray] or [Mastered in 4K Blu-ray] [Mastered in 4K Blu-ray] (1962) - aspect ratio: 2.20 (Note: Whereas the regular Blu-ray has a video bitrate of 22.25 Mbps, the "Mastered in 4K" version has a higher video bit rate of 34.84 Mbps and hence the "Mastered in 4K" movie is split between 2 Blu-ray disks.) (Note: Despite the possibly confusing nomenclature, the "Mastered in 4K" Blu-ray is still a 1080P Blu-ray.) (Also see The Digital Bits review and an interesting article on the remastering.)

    Lawrence of Arabia - Mastered in 4K     Lawrence of Arabia UHD

For highest picture quality a 111.3GB 4K UHD 2160p download is available for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


  • Il Sorpasso  [Criterion Blu-ray]  (1962) - Italian w/English subtitles - aspect ratio: 1.85

     Il Sorpasso


     Lilies of the Field


  • Jason and the Argonauts  [Blu-ray]  (1963) - aspect ratio: 1.66

     Jason and the Argonauts

Also available in a high bitrate superior transfer in The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen - Amazon


  • Cleopatra  [Blu-ray]  (1963) - aspect ratio: 2.20

     Cleopatra


     Bye Bye Birdie


     It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World


     Charade (Criterion Collection)


  • The Great Escape  [Blu-ray]  (1963) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     The Great Escape

Also available in Steve McQueen Collection


    

Note: Older mastering also in the Stanley Kubrick Limited Edition Collection


  • The Americanization of Emily  [Blu-ray]  (1964) - aspect ratio: 1.77 - review

      The Americanization of Emily


      Kiss Me, Stupid


  • Cat Ballou  [Blu-ray]  (1965) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     Cat Ballou


  • The Great Race  [Blu-ray]  (1965) - aspect ratio: 2.40 - MPEG-4 AVC (31.00 Mbps) - review

     The Great Race


  • The Agony and the Ecstasy  [Blu-ray]  (1965) - aspect ratio: 2.20 - review

     The Agony and the Ecstasy


  • Doctor Zhivago  [Blu-ray]  (1965) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     Doctor Zhivago


     A Man for All Seasons


  • Hawaii  [Blu-ray]  (1966) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     Hawaii


     Grand Prix


  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Remastered) [Blu-ray]  (1966) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Available in the The Man with No Name Trilogy  which also contains A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More.

     The Man with No Name Trilogy


     The Graduate


  • Once Upon a Time in the West  [Blu-ray]  (1968) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     Once Upon a Time in the West


  • Romeo and Juliet  [Blu-ray]  (1968) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - [Note: UK Region B but works in Region A too.]

     Romeo and Juliet 1968


  • 2001: A Space Odyssey  [Blu-ray]  (1968) - aspect ratio: 2.20

     2001: A Space Odyssey


  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid  [Blu-ray]  (1969) - aspect ratio: 2.35 - (not a great transfer)

     Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

 


1970's


  • Patton - (remastered)  [Blu-ray (1970) - aspect ratio: 2.19 - (23.78 Mbps)

     Patton - Blu-ray remastered


     Harold and Maude


    


  • The Sting  [Blu-ray (1973) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     The Sting


  • Blazing Saddles  [Blu-ray (1974) - aspect ratio: 2.38

     Blazing Saddles


  • Network  [Blu-ray (1976) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Network


     Star Wars

Available in Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI (generally considered the three best) and in Star Wars: The Complete Saga Episodes I-VI.

NOTE: There is the possibility that the original, unaltered cut of the first “Star Wars” trilogy will be released on Blu-ray. And apparently there has been a new 4k scan by Reliance. However this could also be simply wishful thinking. Time will tell...


  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind  [Blu-ray]  (1977) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     Close Encounters of the Third Kind


     Tess


  • Being There  [Blu-ray]  (1979) - aspect ratio: 1.85

    


  • The Black Stallion   [Criterion Blu-ray] (1979) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - (Note: The Criterion release is preferred over the older MGM Blu-ray.) 

     The Black Stallion (1979) (Criterion Blu-ray)

Note: The older MGM release is also available in MGM Best of Family Collection

 


1980's


  • Fame  [Blu-ray(1980) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Fame


  • Shogun  [Blu-ray(1980) - aspect ratio: 1.34

     Shogun


  • The Blues Brothers  [Blu-ray(1980) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - [The scene with Aretha Franklin is excellent!]

     The Blues Brothers


  • The Commitments  [Blu-ray]  (1981) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     The Commitments


  • Chariots of Fire  [Blu-ray]  (1981) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - [included in Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection]

     Chariots of Fire


  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark  [Blu-ray]  (1981) - aspect ratio: 2.35 - (sourced from 4K scan) - (34.85 Mbps)

     Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark       

Also available in the collection Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray


  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial  [Blu-ray]  (1982) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial


     Tootsie


     Victor Victoria


    


     The Big Chill     The Big Chill UHD

For highest picture quality The Big Chill is available as a 4K UHD 2160p download for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


  • Risky Business  [Blu-ray]  (1983) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Risky Business


     Flashdance


  • The Right Stuff  [Blu-ray]  (1983) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - 22.49 Mbps bitrate

     The Right Stuff


  • A Passage to India  [Blu-ray]  (1984) - aspect ratio: 1.66 - review

     A Passage to India


  • Amadeus - Director's Cut  [Blu-ray] [Amazon]  (1984) - aspect ratio: 2.40 - [included in Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection]

    


  • Romancing the Stone  [Blu-ray]  (1984) - aspect ratio: 2:37

     Romancing the Stone


  • Starman  [Blu-ray]  (1984) - aspect ratio: 2:40

    


     Ghostbusters - Mastered in 4K     Ghostbusters UHD

For highest picture quality Ghostbusters, as well as Ghostbusters 2, are available as 4K UHD 2160p downloads for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


  • Ran [Blu-ray]  (1985) - Japanese w/English subtitles - aspect ratio: 1.85 - Region B - (2016 restoration from new 4K negative scan) - DVDBeaver

     Ran (restored) (Kurosawa)


  • Cocoon  [Blu-ray]  (1985) - aspect ratio: 1.85

    


  • Back to the Future  [Blu-ray]  (1985) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     Back to the Future     

Also available in the Back to the Future Trilogy.


  • The Breakfast Club  [Blu-ray]  (1985) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - [Note: This is the new 2015 transfer]

     The Breakfast Club


  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off  [Blu-ray]  (1986) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     Ferris Bueller's Day Off


  • Peggy Sue Got Married  [Blu-ray]  (1986) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     Peggy Sue Got Married


  • The Princess Bride  [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray] (1987) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     The Princess Bride


  • Dirty Dancing  [Blu-ray]  (1987) - aspect ratio: 1.78

    


  • A Fish Called Wanda  [Blu-ray (1988) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - [Note: Transfer picture quality is sub-par.]

     A Fish Called Wanda


  • Coming to America  [Blu-ray (1988) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Coming to America


  • The Naked Gun  [Blu-ray (1988) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!


  • Big  [Blu-ray (1988) - aspect ratio: 1.85

    


  • When Harry Met Sally...  [Blu-ray]  (1989) - aspect ratio: 1.84 - review

     When Harry Met Sally...


  • Say Anything...  [Blu-ray]  (1989) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     Say Anything


  • Driving Miss Daisy  [Blu-ray]  (1989) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Driving Miss Daisy


    

 


1990's


  • Dreams  [Blu-ray]  (1990) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     Dreams


  • Ghost  [Blu-ray]  (1990) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Ghost


  • The Commitments  [Blu-ray]  (1991) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     The Commitments


  • Malcolm X  [Blu-ray]  (1992) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Malcolm X


     Tombstone

Also see My Darling Clementine  [Blu-ray]   (1946) - aspect ratio: 1.33 - review - 2nd review


  • Much Ado About Nothing  [Blu-ray]  (1993) - aspect ratio: 1.85

    


  • Groundhog Day  [Blu-ray]  (1993) - aspect ratio: 1.85

    

For highest picture quality Groundhog Day is available as a 4K UHD 2160p download for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


  • The Mask  [Blu-ray (1994) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     The Mask


  • Immortal Beloved  [Blu-ray (1994) - aspect ratio: 2.40

     Immortal Beloved


  • Four Weddings and a Funeral  [Blu-ray (1994) - aspect ratio: 1.85

 


  • Apollo 13 - 20th Anniversary Edition  [Blu-ray]  (1995) - aspect ratio: 2.35 - remastered version

     Apollo 13 - 20th Anniversary Blu-ray


  • Braveheart  [Blu-ray]  (1995) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     Braveheart


  • Mr. Holland's Opus  [Blu-ray]  (1995) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     Mr. Holland's Opus


  • Sense and Sensibility  [Blu-ray]  (1995) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - review

    


  • Pride & Prejudice  [Blu-ray]  (1995) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Pride & Prejudice (1995)


  • Emma  [Blu-ray]  (1996) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     Emma


  • Shall We Dance?  [Blu-ray]  (1996) - Japanese w/English subtitles - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Shall we dance? (Japanese 1996)


  • Hamlet (Branagh)  [Blu-ray]  (1996) - aspect ratio: 2.21 - (not a great transfer)

     Hamlet (1996)


  • Fly Away Home  [Blu-ray]  (1996) - aspect ratio: 1.85

    


  • The Mask of Zorro  [Blu-ray]  (1998) - aspect ratio: 2.40

     The Mask of Zorro 

For highest picture quality The Mask of Zorro is available as a 4K UHD 2160p download for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


  • Pleasantville  [Blu-ray]  (1998) - aspect ratio: 1.85

 


  • Shakespeare in Love  [Blu-ray]  (1998) - aspect ratio: 2.34

     Shakespeare in Love 


  • The Mummy  [Blu-ray]  (1999) - aspect ratio: 2.36

     The Mummy 

 


2000's


  • Almost Famous  [Blu-ray]  (2000) - aspect ratio: 1.77 - MPEG-4 AVC (26.89 Mbps)

     Almost Famous


     Bedazzled


  • The Majestic  [Blu-ray]  (2001) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     The Majestic


  • Amélie  [Blu-ray]  (2001) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     Amélie


  • Spider-Man (Mastered in 4K)  [Blu-ray]  (2002) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - MPEG-4 AVC (34.67 Mbps)

     Spider-Man (Mastered in 4K)     Spider-Man

For highest picture quality Spider-Man is available as a 4K UHD 2160p download for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


  • 13 Going on 30  [Blu-ray]  (2004) - aspect ratio: 1.85

     13 Going on 30 Blu-ray


  • Shall We Dance  [Blu-ray]  (2004) - aspect ratio: 1.85

    


  • Spider-Man 2 (Mastered in 4K)  [Blu-ray]  (2004) - aspect ratio: 2.39

     Spider-Man 2 - Blu-Ray - Mastered_in_4K     Spider-Man 2 UHD

For highest picture quality Spider-Man 2 is available as a 4K UHD 2160p download for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


  • Hitch  [Blu-ray]  (2005) - aspect ratio: 2.40

     Hitch     Hitch

For highest picture quality Hitch is available as a 4K UHD 2160p download for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


  • Pride & Prejudice  [Blu-ray]  (2005) - aspect ratio: 2.35 - VC-1 (30.92 Mbps)

     Pride & Prejudice (2005)


  • The Greatest Game Ever Played  [Blu-ray]  (2005) - aspect ratio: 1.85

    


  • The World's Fastest Indian  [Blu-ray]  (2005) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     The World's Fastest Indian


  • The Devil Wears Prada  [Blu-ray]  (2006) - aspect ratio: 2.35 - MPEG-2 (17.32 Mbps)

     The Devil Wears Prada


  • The Fall   [Blu-ray]  (2006) - aspect ratio: 1.85 [Warning: Though certainly artistically presented, this film does have a few scenes the focus of which is some pretty graphic violence.]

    


  • 27 Dresses   [Blu-ray]  (2006) - aspect ratio: 2.35

     27 Dresses


  • Memoirs of a Geisha   [Blu-ray]  (2007) - aspect ratio: 2.40

     Memoirs of a Geisha


  • Becoming Jane   [Blu-ray]  (2007) - aspect ratio: 2.35

  Becoming Jane


  • Ghost Town   [Blu-ray]  (2008) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Ghost Town  


  • Jodhaa Akbar   [Blu-ray]  (2008) - aspect ratio: 2.39 - (Hindi with English subtitles)

     Jodhaa Akbar

 


2010's


  • Hugo   [Blu-ray]  (2011) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

     Hugo


  • The Amazing Spider-Man (Mastered In 4K)   [Blu-ray]  (2012) - aspect ratio: 2.40 - MPEG-4 AVC (34.56 Mbps)

     The Amazing Spider-Man (Mastered In 4K Blu-ray)     The Amazing Spider-Man

For highest picture quality The Amazing Spider-Man, along with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, are available as 4K UHD 2160p downloads for Kaleidescape 4K movie servers


  • Searching for Sugar Man   [Blu-ray]  (2012) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Searching for Sugar Man


  • Sound City   [Blu-ray]  (2013) - aspect ratio: 1.78

      Sound City


  • Muscle Shoals   [Blu-ray]  (2013) - aspect ratio: 1.78

      Muscle Shoals


      About Time


      Boyhood


  • The Wrecking Crew   [Blu-ray]  (2015) - aspect ratio: 1.78

      The Wrecking Crew

 



Musicals - Blu-ray

 


  • Top Hat  [Blu-ray]  (1935) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     Top Hat

 Also in the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Collection 1934-1939


  • The Wizard of Oz  [Blu-ray]  (1939) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - [included in Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection]

    


     Yankee Doodle Dandy


     Holiday Inn


  • Easter Parade  [Blu-ray (1948) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     Easter Parade


  • An American in Paris  [Blu-ray]  (1951) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - [included in Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection]

         


  • Singin' in the Rain  [Blu-ray]  (1952) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - [included in Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection]

  

Also in the Blu-ray Warner Musical Collection along with Calamity Jane, Kiss Me Kate, & The Band Wagon. See Poster.


     White Christmas - Diamond Anniversary Edition


  • Hit the Deck  [Blu-ray (1955) - aspect ratio: 2.56

     Hit the Deck 


  • Guys and Dolls  [Blu-ray (1955) - aspect ratio: 2.55

     Guys and Dolls 


  • Daddy Long Legs  [Blu-ray (1955) - aspect ratio: 2.55

     Daddy Long Legs 


  • High Society  [Blu-ray (1956) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - hopefully forthcoming soon!

     High Society - Blu-ray - Spain 

Note: There is a Cinecom BD-R Blu-ray available from Spain but it is a poor transfer which is worse than the US DVD. For one thing it is sped up so it clocks in at 107 minutes (should be 111). And the 1.33 aspect ratio is wrong (should be 1.85). Avoid this--and wait for Warner to release a good transfer!


     Silk Stockings 


  • Funny Face  [Blu-ray (1957) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Funny Face 

Also contained in the Audrey Hepburn Gift Set


  • Gigi  [Blu-ray]  (1958) - aspect ratio: 2.40  - [included in Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection]

     Gigi


  • West Side Story  [Blu-ray]  (1961) - aspect ratio: 2.19

     West Side Story


  • The Music Man  [Blu-ray]  (1962) - aspect ratio: 2.42

     The Music Man


     

Also available in the The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection which contains 5 other movies.


      Mary Poppins


  • My Fair Lady - 50th Anniversay Remastered Version [Remastered Blu-ray]  (1964) - aspect ratio: 2.20 - [The legendary film restorer Robert A. Harris has done a new full 4k restoration for both the theatrical and the Blu-ray reissue as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the film that finally does the it justice!] - Note: don't get the old version [Original Blu-ray] - review - Restoration Interview with Robert A. Harris.

      My Fair Lady 50th Anniversay Edition        


  • Lost Horizon  [Blu-ray]  (1973) - aspect ratio: 2.40

     Lost Horizon

Note: Though not a musical, you might wish to see the original 1937 Frank Capra version of Lost Horizon first.


     All That Jazz

 


Musicals Box Set Collections - Blu-ray


 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Collection  [Blu-ray]  (1934-1939)

     Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Box

  • The Gay Divorcee  (1934) - 1.37
  • Top Hat  (1935) - 1.37
  • Follow the Fleet  (1936) - 1.37
  • Swing Time  (1936) - 1.37
  • Shall We Dance  (1937) - 1.37
  • Carefree  (1938) - 1.37
  • The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle  (1939) - 1.37

 The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection  [Blu-ray] - Review - review - review

     The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection


 Musicals 4-Movie Collection  [Blu-ray]  (1952-1953) - Poster

     Musicals 4-Movie Collection - Calamity Jane; The Band Wagon; Kiss Me Kate; Singin' in the Rain

  • Calamity Jane  (1953) - 1.37
  • The Band Wagon  (1953) - 1.37
  • Kiss Me Kate  (1953) - 1.75 - (2D & 3D versions)
  • Singin' in the Rain  (1952) - 1.37

That's Entertainment Trilogy  [Blu-ray (1974, 1976, 1994) - aspect ratios: 1.37, 1.78, 2.35

     That's Entertainment Trilogy


The Essential Jacques Demy  [Criterion Blu-ray]  (6 Movies - 1961-1982) - French w/English subtitles

      The Essential Jacques Demy

  • Lola  (1961) - 2.35
  • Bay of Angels  (1963) - 1.66
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg  (1964) - 1.85
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort  (1967) - 2.40
  • Donkey Skin  (1970) - 1.66
  • Une Chambre en Ville  (1982) - 1.67

Frank Sinatra Collection  [Blu-ray]  (Warner Bros. - May 05, 2015 release)

      Frank Sinatra Collection

 


Movie Box Set Collections - Blu-ray


The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection  [Blu-ray]   (1929-33) - review

     The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection Blu-ray

  • The Cocoanuts  (1929) - aspect ratio: 1.33
  • Animal Crackers  (1930) - aspect ratio: 1.35
  • Monkey Business  (1931) - aspect ratio: 1.33
  • Horse Feathers  (1932) - aspect ratio: 1.33
  • Duck Soup  (1933) - aspect ratio: 1.35

The David O. Selznick Collection  [Blu-ray]   (1932-37)

     The David O. Selznick Collection

  • Bird of Paradise  (1932) - aspect ratio: 1.34
  • A Farewell to Arms  (1932) - aspect ratio: 1.34
  • Nothing Sacred  (1937) - aspect ratio: 1.34
  • A Star is Born  (1937) - aspect ratio: 1.34
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy  (1936) - aspect ratio: 1.37

The Complete Jean Vigo  [Criterion Blu-ray]   (1930-34)

       The Complete Jean Vigo

  • L’atalante  (1934) - aspect ratio: 1.33
  • À propos de Nice  (1930) - aspect ratio: 1.33
  • Taris  (1931) - aspect ratio: 1.33
  • Zéro de conduite  (1933) - aspect ratio: 1.33

Die Schönsten Klassiker aus 1001 Nacht (The Most Beautiful Classics from 1001 Nights)  [Blu-ray  (1942-53)

       Die Schönsten Klassiker aus 1001 Nacht:  Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves / Arabian Nights / The Golden Blade

  • Arabian Nights  [Blu-ray  (1942) - aspect ratio: 1.37
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves  [Blu-ray  (1944) - aspect ratio: 1.37
  • The Golden Blade  [Blu-ray  (1953) - aspect ratio: 1.37

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection  [Blu-ray]  (15 Movies - 1942-1976)

     

Note: The transfers of  North by Northwest, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Trouble with Harry, & Psycho are excellent. However the transfers of The Birds & Family Plot are substandard in terms of video quality. To learn more you can read a review here.

Note: All of the above soundtracks are DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono except as noted above.

Note: An interesting article about the film restoration of Rear Window.


Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection - (UK)  [Blu-ray]  (14 Movies - 1942-1976)

      Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (UK)

Note: As compared to the US collection, this UK collection omits North by Northwest.

Note this info is unverified: On the  US edition of Vertigo there is a 2nd soundtrack in DTS mono, but that is omitted in the UK collection.

Note this info is unverified: The Psycho mono soundtrack is DTS-HD Master Audio Mono whereas the US mono is only DTS.


Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic Collection  [Blu-ray]  (3 Movies - 1940-1946)

      Alfred Hitchcock -The Classic Collection

  • Rebecca  [Blu-ray]  (1940) - 1.37
  • Spellbound  [Blu-ray]   (1945) - 1.37
  • Notorious  [Blu-ray]   (1946) - 1.37

[Some additional Hitchcock films]

Note: Many of Hitchock's films are not included in either of the above collections but are available separately such as:


David Lean Directs Noel Coward: Four Movies  [Criterion Blu-ray]   (1942-45)

     David Lean Directs Noël Coward

  • In Which We Serve  (1942) - aspect ratio: 1.37
  • This Happy Breed  (1944) - aspect ratio: 1.37
  • Brief Encounter  (1945) - aspect ratio: 1.37
  • Blithe Spirit  (1945) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     In Which We Serve     This Happy Breed     Brief Encounter     Blithe Spirit


Forever Marilyn: Seven-Film Collection   [Blu-ray]

     Forever Marilyn - 7-Disc Bluray Collection


Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film Collection  [Blu-ray]

     Marilyn Monroe Classic Nine-Film Collection Blu-ray    


Audrey Hepburn Gift Set  [Blu-ray]

     Audrey Hepburn Gift Set


The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen  [Blu-ray]  (4 Movies - 1958-1977) - Amazon

      The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen

  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad  (1958) - 1.37
  • Jason and the Argonauts  (1963) - 1.37
  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad  (1973) - 1.37
  • Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger  (1977) - 1.85

The Complete Jacques Tati  [Criterion Blu-ray]  (6 Movies - 1949-1974) - French w/English subtitles

      The Complete Jacques Tati

  • Jour De Fete  (1949) - 1.37
  • Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday  (1953) - 1.37
  • Mon Oncle  (1958) - 1.37
  • Playtime  (1967) - 1.85
  • Trafic  (1971) - 1.37
  • Parade  (1974) - 1.33

 Stanley Kubrick Limited Edition 9-Movie Collection   [Blu-ray]

     Stanley Kubrick Limited Edition Collection



Bond 50 - 22 James Bond Movie Collection (w/a space reserved for Skyfall[Blu-ray]  (1962-2012)

Bond 50 - 23 James Bond Movie Collection (includes Skyfall)  [Blu-ray (1962-2012)

     Bond 50 - 22 James Bond Movie Collection

  • 1. Dr. No  (1962) - 1.67
  • 2. From Russia with Love  (1963) - 1.67
  • 3. Goldfinger  (1964) - 1.67
  • 4. Thunderball  (1965) - 2.35
  • 5. You Only Live Twice  (1967) - 2.35
  • 6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service  (1969) - 2.35
  • 7. Diamonds Are Forever  (1971) - 2.39
  • 8. Live and Let Die  (1973) - 1.85
  • 9. The Man with the Golden Gun  (1974) - 1.85
  • 10. The Spy Who Loved Me  (1977) - 2.39
  • 11. Moonraker  (1979) - 2.35
  • 12. For Your Eyes Only  (1981) - 2.35
  • 13. Octopussy  (1983) - 2.39
  • 14. A View to a Kill  (1985) - 2.39
  • 15. The Living Daylights  (1987) - 2.35
  • 16. Licence to Kill  (1989) - 2.35
  • 17. Goldeneye  (1995) - 2.39
  • 18. Tomorrow Never Dies  (1997) - 2.35
  • 19. The World is Not Enough  (1999) - 2.35
  • 20. Die Another Day  (2002) - 2.39
  • 21. Casino Royale  (2006) - 2.40
  • 22. Quantum of Solace  (2008) - 2.40
  • 23. Skyfall  (2012) - 2.40

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures  [Blu-ray]

     Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures - Blu-ray

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark  (1981) - 2.35
  • The Temple of Doom  (1984) - 2.35
  • The Last Crusade  (1989) - 2.35
  • The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull  (2008) - 2.40

Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI  [Blu-ray] - (Note: IV-VI are generally considered the three best)

     Star Wars Episodes 4-6 Blu-Ray

  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope  (1977) - 2.35
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back  (1980) - 2.35  
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi  (1983) - 2.35

Star Wars: The Complete Saga Episodes I-VI  [Blu-ray]

     Star Wars: The Complete Saga

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace  (1999) - 2.35
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones  (2002) - 2.35  
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith  (2005) - 2.35
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope  (1977) - 2.35
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back  (1980) - 2.35  
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi  (1983) - 2.35

Back to the Future Trilogy  [Blu-ray]

     Back To The Future Trilogy

  • Back to the Future  (1985) - 1.85
  • Back to the Future Part II  (1989) - 1.85
  • Back to the Future Part III  (1990) - 1.85

The Woody Allen Blu-ray Bundle  [Blu-ray]   (1973-86)

    The Woody Allen Blu-ray Bundle

  • Sleeper  (1973) - aspect ratio: 1.85
  • Annie Hall  (1977) - aspect ratio: 1.85
  • Manhattan  (1979) - aspect ratio: 2.34
  • Hannah and Her Sisters  (1986) - aspect ratio: 1.85

Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection  [Blu-ray (1932-2010) - [Price Tracker] - Unboxing Video - [Note: Some of the titles from the single movie listings above are also included in this Warner 50 Film Collection.]

Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection

Note: * denotes Academy Awards Best Picture winner

1. Grand Hotel*  (1932)
2. Mutiny on the Bounty*  (1935)
3. Wizard of Oz  (1939)
4. Gone with The Wind*  (1939)
5. The Maltese Falcon  (1941)
6. Mrs. Miniver*  (1942)
7. Casablanca*  (1942)
8. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre  (1948)
9. A Streetcar Named Desire  (1951)
10. An American in Paris*  (1951)
11. Singin' in the Rain  (1952)
12. Gigi  (1958)
13. North By Northwest  (1959)
14. Ben-Hur*  (1959)
15. How the West Was Won  (1962)
16. Doctor Zhivago  (1965)
17. Cool Hand Luke  (1967)
18. 2001: A Space Odyssey  (1968)
19. Bullitt  (1968)
20. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory  (1971)
21. Dirty Harry  (1971)
22. A Clockwork Orange  (1972)
23. Exorcist, The  (1973)
24. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest*  (1975)
25. Superman, The Movie  (1977)
26. The Shining  (1980)
27. Chariots of Fire*  (1981)
28. Risky Business  (1983)
29. Amadeus*  (1984)
30. The Color Purple  (1985)
31. Lethal Weapon  (1987)
32. Full Metal Jacket  (1987)
33. Driving Miss Daisy*  (1989)
34. Goodfellas  (1990)
35. Unforgiven*  (1992)
36. The Bodyguard  (1992)
37. Natural Born Killers (Director's Cut)  (1994)
38. The Shawshank Redemption  (1994)
39. The Matrix  (1999)
40. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  (2001)
41. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring  (2001)
42. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  (2002)
43. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King*  (2003)
44. Million Dollar Baby*  (2005)
45. The Departed*  (2006)
46. The Dark Knight  (2008)
47. The Blind Side  (2009)
48. The Hangover  (2009)
49. Sherlock Holmes  (2009)
50. Inception  (2010)

 


Classic TV Box Sets - Blu-Ray


  • I Love Lucy: Ultimate Season 1 [ Blu-ray Season 2  [Blu-ray]  (1951-1952) - aspect ratio: 1.33

     I Love Lucy: Ultimate Season 1     I Love Lucy: Ultimate Season 2


  • The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1  [Blu-ray]  (1960-1961) - aspect ratio: 1.33

     The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1


  • The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series  [Blu-ray]  (1961-1966) - aspect ratio: 1.34

     The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series


  • Batman: The Complete Series  [Blu-ray]  (1966-1968) - aspect ratio: 1.33

     Batman: The Complete Series (1966-1968)


  • Star Trek: The Original Series, Three-Season Pack  [2016 Blu-ray]  [2009 Blu-ray]  (1966-1969) - aspect ratio: 1.33

     Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series (2016 release)     Star Trek: The Original Series, Three-Season Pack

 


Hand-Drawn Animation - Blu-ray


  • Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume One  [Blu-ray]  (1936-66) - aspect ratio: 1.33, 1.37, 1.38 - DVDTalk: Review

     Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume One


  • Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume Two  [Blu-ray]  (1936-66) - aspect ratio: 1.33, 1.37, 1.38 - DVDTalk: Review

     Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume Two


  • Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume Three  [Blu-ray]  (1936-66) - aspect ratio: 1.33, 1.37, 1.38

     Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume Three


  • Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: Chuck Jones Collection  [Blu-ray]  (1939-51) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: Chuck Jones Collection


  • Tom & Jerry: The Golden Collection Volume One  [Blu-ray]  (1940-48) - aspect ratio: 1.37

     Tom & Jerry: The Golden Collection Volume One


      Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Signature Collection     Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Diamond Edition Blu-ray


       Fantasia     Fantasia / Fantasia 2000


      Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition


  • Dumbo  [Blu-ray]  (1941) - aspect ratio: 1.33

      Dumbo


      Bambi


      Cinderella     Cinderella Digibook


  • Alice in Wonderland  [Blu-Ray]  (1951) - aspect ratio: 1.33

      Alice in Wonderland


      Peter Pan


      Lady and the Tramp


  • Sleeping Beauty  [Platinum Edition Blu-Ray]  [Diamond Edition Blu-Ray]  (1959) - aspect ratio: 2.55 - review - (Note: Platinum recommended over Diamond as it has more in the way of supplements) - (Note: This was the last of the fully hand-drawn Disney animated movies with hand-inked cels.)

      Sleeping Beauty          Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition


  • 101 Dalmatians  [Diamond Edition Blu-Ray]  (1961) - aspect ratio: 1.33 - (Note: This was the first of the hand-drawn Disney animated movies employing the more efficient Xerox method which eliminated the hand-inking process.) - review

      101 Dalmatians


Disney Animated Platinum Editions Listing

Disney Animated Diamond Editions Listing

Full Listing by date of all Disney Animated Movies


  • Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol  [Blu-Ray]  (1962) - aspect ratio: 1.34

      Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol


  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  [Blu-Ray]  (1966) - aspect ratio: 1.37

      Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Also available in Hats Off to Dr. Seuss  [Blu-ray]

     Hats Off to Dr. Seuss


  • Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection  [Blu-ray]

     Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection

 


CGI Animation - Blu-ray


  • Toy Story  [Blu-ray]  (1995) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - (Original film aspect ratio was 1.85)

       Toy Story


  • Toy Story 2  [Blu-ray]  (1999) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - (Original film aspect ratio was 1.85)

       Toy Story 2


  • Toy Story 3  [Blu-ray]  (2010) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - (Original film aspect ratio was 1.85)

       Toy Story 3


  • Fantasia 2000  [Blu-ray]  (1999) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - (Original film aspect ratio was 1.85)

Available along with the original Fantasia in this 2 Movie Collection or this 2 Movie Collection

       Fantasia / Fantasia 2000


  • WALL•E   [Blu-ray]  (2008) - aspect ratio: 2.39 - MPEG-4 AVC Bitrate: 23.41 mbps

     WALL•E 


  • Speed Racer   [Blu-ray]  (2008) - aspect ratio: 2.35 [Note: While this movie for kids may not be considered to be very good by some adults, the reason it is included here is that the cinematography with its use of saturated color early on in the film coupled with the excellent picture transfer quality makes this a great test for a video display.]

     Speed Racer


  • Avatar   [Blu-ray]  (2009) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - MPEG-4 AVC (28.82 Mbps) - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

     Avatar


  • Up   [Blu-ray]  (2009) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - MPEG-4 AVC (24.04 Mbps) - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 ES

     Up

 


3D Blu-ray


  • Kiss Me Kate 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  (1953) - aspect ratio: 1.75 - (2015 release)

     Kiss Me Kate 3D

Also in the Blu-ray Warner Musical Collection along with Calamity Jane, The Band Wagon, & Singin' in the Rain. See Poster.


  • Dial M for Murder 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  (1954) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Dial M for Murder 3D


  • Avatar 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  (2009) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - MPEG-4 MVC - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

     Avatar 3D


  • Up 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  (2009) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - MPEG-4 MVC - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

     Up 3D


  • Tangled 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  (2010) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - MPEG-4 MVC - DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

     Tangled 3D


     Pina


  • Hugo 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  (2011) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - MPEG-4 MVC - DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

     Hugo 3D

Article: Martin Scorsese Encourages Restoration of 3D Films for Blu-ray


  • Life of Pi 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  (2012) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - MPEG-4 MVC (30.00 Mbps) - DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

     Life of Pi 3D


  • Gravity 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  (2013) - aspect ratio: 2.40 - MPEG-4 MVC (34.63 Mbps) - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)

     Gravity 3D


  • The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  [3D Blu-ray]  (2013) - aspect ratio: 2.40

     The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet 3D


  • The LEGO Movie 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  (2014) - aspect ratio: 2.39 - MPEG-4 MVC - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

     The LEGO Movie 3D


  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D   [3D Blu-ray]  (2014) - aspect ratio: 2.40 - MPEG-4 MVC - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

     The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D

 


4K Ultra HD 2160p Blu-ray

Note: A 4K UHD Blu-ray player is required to play at 2160p resolution. HDMI 2.0a is required for HDR10.


  • Hancock (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Hancock 4K Ultra HD blu-ray

  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Mad Max: Fury Road 4K

  • The Lego Movie (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     The LEGO Movie 4K

  • Pan (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Pan 4K

  • San Andreas (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     San Andreas 4K Blu-ray

  • The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     The Amazing Spider-Man 2 4K Blu-ray

  • Chappie (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Chappie 4K Blu-ray

  • The Smurfs 2 (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     The Smurfs 2 4K Blu-ray

  • Salt (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Salt 4K Blu-ray

  • Pineapple Express (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Pineapple Express 4K Blu-ray

  • Life of Pi (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Life of Pi 4K Blu-ray

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Kingsman: The Secret Service

  • The Maze Runner (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     The Maze Runner 4K Blu-ray

  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials 4K Blu-ray

  • Hitman: Agent 47 (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Hitman: Agent 47

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Exodus: Gods and Kings

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     X-Men: Days of Future Past 4K Blu-ray

  • Wild (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Wild 4K Blu-ray

  • The Martian (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     The Martian 4K Blu-ray

  • Fantastic Four (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p

     Fantastic Four

  • The Peanuts Movie 4K (2016)

     The Peanuts Movie 4K

  • Ghostbusters I & II (2016)

     Ghostbusters 1 & 2_4K

  • Man of Steel (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p
  • Pacific Rim (2016) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - 2160p
  • Fury (2016)
  • Captain Phillips (2016)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2016)
  • Men In Black (2016)
  • The Fifth Element (2016)
  • Bad Boys (2016)
  • The Da Vinci Code (2016)
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (2016)
  • Leon: The Professional (2016)
  • Lawrence Of Arabia (2016)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (2016)
  • The Guns of Navarone (2016)
  • Taxi Driver (2016)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (2016)
  • It Happened One Night (2016)

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Dolby Atmos - Initial Blu-ray Releases


     Transformers: Age of Extinction  (Atmos encoded)


     Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  (Atmos encoded)


  • Step Up All In  [Blu-ray]  (2014)

     Step Up All In (Atmos encoded)


  • Expendables 3  [Blu-ray]  (2014)

     Expendables 3 (Atmos encoded)


  • Gravity: Diamond Luxe Edition  [Blu-ray]  (2015)

     Gravity: Diamond Luxe Edition (Atmos encoded)


     John Wick


  • On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter  [Blu-ray]  (2015)

     On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter


  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1  [Blu-ray]  (2015)

     The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1


     Unbroken


  • The Fifth Element - 4K Remaster [Blu-ray]  (2015)

     The Fifth Element

 


DTS:X - Initial Blu-ray Releases


  • American Ultra  [Blu-ray]  (2015)

     American Ultra


     Ex Machina

 


Natural & Human Wonders - Blu-ray


  • Baraka  [Blu-ray]  (1993) - aspect ratio: 2.20

    


  • Samsara   [Blu-ray]  (2011) - aspect ratio: 2.39

    


  • Extreme - IMAX - National Geographic  [Blu-ray]  (1999) - aspect ratio 1.78

     Extreme


  • Planet Earth - The Complete BBC Series w/David Attenborough  [Blu-ray]  (2007) - aspect ratio 16:9  - 1080p (Note: some of the footage was originally shot at a lower resolution than 1080p and then up-rezzed) (NOTE: the link is to the recommended British version which has 5 discs—as opposed to the American David Attenborough narrated version or the American Sigourney Weaver narrated version, both of which only include 4 discs)

    

 


Classic Christmas - Blu-ray


     Holiday Inn


  • White Christmas  [Blu-ray]  (1954) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     White Christmas


  • Christmas in Connecticut  [Blu-ray]  (1945) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - review

     Christmas in Connecticut


  • It's a Wonderful Life  [Blu-ray]  (1946) - aspect ratio: 1.34 - review

      It's a Wonderful Life 


      Miracle on 34th Street  


  • The Bells of St. Mary's  [Blu-ray]  (1945) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - review

     The Bells of St. Mary's


  • A Christmas Carol  [Blu-ray]  (1938) - aspect ratio: 1.37 - review

     A Christmas Carol 1938


     A Christmas Carol 1951


     Scrooge 1970


  • Scrooged   [Blu-ray]  (1988) - aspect ratio: 1.78

     Scrooged

 


Classic Christmas Animation - Blu-ray


  • Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol  [Blu-Ray]  (1962) - aspect ratio: 1.34

      Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol


  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  [Blu-Ray]  (1966) - aspect ratio: 1.37

      Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Also available in Hats Off to Dr. Seuss  [Blu-ray]

     Hats Off to Dr. Seuss


  • A Charlie Brown Christmas  [Blu-Ray]  (1965) - aspect ratio: 1.37

      A Charlie Brown Christmas

Also available in Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection  [Blu-ray]

     Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection


  • Mickey's Christmas Carol  [Blu-Ray]  (1983) - aspect ratio: 1.78

      Mickey's Christmas Carol

 


Dance - Blu-ray


  • Pina  [Blu-ray]  (2011) - aspect ratio 1.85 - 1080p - 2D & 3D

     Pina


  • Lang: Amelia – featuring La La La Human Steps  [Blu-ray]  (2009) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080p - LPCM 5.0 / LPCM 2.0 - ArkivMusic.com

     Lang Amelia featuring La La La Human Steps


  • Ashton Celebration: The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton  [Blu-ray]  (2013) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080i - DTS-HD MA 5.0 / PCM 2.0 - review - ArkivMusic.com

     Ashton Celebration: The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton


  • Mozart: The Great Mass - A Ballet by Uwe Scholz  [Blu-ray]  (2005) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080i - PCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - ArkivMusic.com

     Mozart: The Great Mass - A Ballet by Uwe Scholz

Opus Arte Ballet/Dance titles

Euroarts Ballet/Dance titles


Opera - Blu-ray


  • Mozart - Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute)  [Blu-ray]  (2003) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080i

    

Opus Arte Opera titles

Euroarts Opera titles

 


Concert Music Videos - Rock/Pop - Blu-ray


  • The Complete Monterey Pop Festival  [Criterion Blu-ray]  (filmed 1967 - released 1968) - aspect ratio: 1.33 - 1080p

     The Complete Monterey Pop Festival    


  • Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music  [Blu-ray]  (filmed 1969 - released 1970) - aspect ratio: 2.40 - 1080p

               Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music - 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited


  • The Last Waltz  [Blu-ray]  (filmed 1976 - released 1978) - aspect ratio: 1.85 - 1080p - review

     The Last Waltz


  • Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense  [Blu-ray]  (filmed 1983 - released 1984) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - 1080p

     Talking Heads Stop Making Sense Blu-ray


  • Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live  [Blu-ray]  (filmed 1993 - released 1994) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - 1080i

     Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live


  • Phil Collins: Live At Montreux  [Blu-ray]  (1996-2004) - aspect ratio: 1.78 - 1080i

     Phil Collins: Live At Montreux


  • Concert for George  [Blu-ray]  (filmed 2002 - released 2003) - aspect ratio 16:9 - 1080i

     Concert for George


  • The Eagles: Farewell I Live From Melbourne  [Blu-ray]  (2005) - aspect ratio 16:9 - 1080i

     The Eagles: Farewell I Live From Melbourne


  • Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City  [Blu-ray]  (2007) - aspect ratio 16:9 - 1080p

     Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City


  • Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: Live from Madison Square Garden  [Blu-ray]  (2008) - aspect ratio 16:9 - 1080p

     Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: Live from Madison Square Garden


  • The Police: Certifiable  [Blu-ray] [Amazon]  (2008) - aspect ratio 16:9 - 1080i

     The Police: Certifiable


  • U2: 360° at the Rose Bowl  [Blu-ray]  (2009) - aspect ratio 16:9 - 1080i

     U2: 360° at the Rose Bowl 


  • Chris Botti: Live with Orchestra and Guests  [Blu-ray]  (2006) - aspect ratio 16:9 - 1080i - LPCM 5.1 (96kHz, 24-bit)

     Chris Botti: Live with Orchestra and Guests


  • Chris Botti in Boston  [Blu-ray]  (2009) - aspect ratio 16:9 - 1080p

    


  • Stevie Wonder Live at Last: A Wonder Summer's Night  [Blu-ray]  (2009) - aspect ratio 16:9 - 1080p

    


  • Jeff Beck Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott's  [Blu-ray]  (2009) - aspect ratio 16:9 - 1080i

    


  • Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972 (10 Disc set)  [Blu-ray]  (2009) (in-depth review)

    


  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts: 25th Anniversary  [Blu-ray]  (2009-10) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080i

     Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts: 25th Anniversary


  • Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends  [Blu-ray]  (2010) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080i

     Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends


  • Sting: Live in Berlin  [Blu-ray]  (2010) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080i

     Sting: Live in Berlin


  • Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook  [Blu-ray]  (2011) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080i

     Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook


  • Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010  [Blu-ray]  (2010) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080p

     Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010


  • Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013  [Blu-ray]  (2013) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080p

     Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013


  • History of The Eagles Parts 1 & 2  [Blu-ray]  (2013) - aspect ratio 1.78 & 1.33 - 1080p

     History of The Eagles Parts 1 & 2


  • Jeff Beck: Live in Tokyo  [Blu-ray]  (2014) - aspect ratio 1.78 - 1080p

     Jeff Beck: Live in Tokyo

 

   
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