Thread: The Iron Giant on Blu-ray
04-29-2012 01:38 PM #1
The Iron Giant on Blu-ray
Interesting interview with Brad Bird where he confirms that he and Warner are discussing details for a release on of this much anticipated feature:
Plans are afoot for a Blu-ray release of Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant. And it’s not going to be a bog standard release, by the sounds of it…
In town to promote his new movie, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, we managed to get 20 cherishable minutes in the company of Mr Brad Bird yesterday. And just before we were thrown out of the room, we managed to ask if he had any plans for a Blu-ray or big screen re-release for The Iron Giant.
The answer? It’s a good one.
“I’ve been talking with Warner Bros for basically the past ten years, and all sorts of options have been discussed", he told us. There’s been talk of doing about a minute and a half, two minutes, of new animation for it, that were some sequences that we designed in the original, that I think were cool. There’s been talk of doing 3D. There’s been talk of doing a limited digital release, kind of like Blade Runner had. And all of them kind of blossom and fade. Now, we’re having more serious discussions about doing something in anticipation of the Blu-ray.
“But I don’t want the Blu-ray to simply be a higher resolution version of our DVD. I would love to get into some of the stuff, now we all have some perspective, that went into the making of it. There’s a lot of good stories there that haven’t been told about the struggles that we went through. We’ll see what happens, but we are in discussions about it right now”.TV - Pioneer LX6090h 60" 9th Gen Kuro
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04-29-2012 02:12 PM #2
Remember, Warner... I can't buy it until you sell it.
04-30-2012 04:06 AM #3
I would pick this up in a heart beat. Have not seen this in years and my son loved this flick as a boy.My mancave:
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04-30-2012 08:38 AM #4
This movie is amazing and if I recall...brought a tear or two to my eyes.
There I've said it.
04-30-2012 09:17 AM #5
04-30-2012 11:52 AM #6
I just watched the DVD a couple of weeks ago. It's a great film.
04-30-2012 11:59 AM #7Member
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Brad Bird is an amazing director/writer. While I enjoyed Ghost Protocol (the best of the Mission films), his true talent is in animation. The Incredibles was fantastic is both animation and story, and Iron Giant was revolutionary in its day.