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Old 01-13-2014, 08:53 PM
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Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute.

Did Shout seriously just dump out a "Collector's Edition" that has dropped nearly all of the extras from the previous DVD and HD DVD? The director commentary hasn't been ported? The 25-minute "Cat People: An Intimate Conversation with Paul Schrader" featurette is just... gone? "Special Makeup Effects by Tom Burman" featurette and "Filmmaker Robert Wise on Val Lewton" featurette both up and vanished?

Please, E, tell me you've missed a sub-menu or something?

If not... wow. Sucky.
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Terrible job by Shout!
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WTF?! Why is this NOT the 1930s versions!!!??
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WTF?! Why is this NOT the 1930s versions!!!??
The original Cat People (1942, btw) and Curse of the Cat People (1944) are part of the RKO library, which was bought by Ted Turner and subsequently folded into Warner Brothers.

WB released the films on DVD, both as a double feature and a part of a larger 9-film Val Lewton Horror Collection.

If either (or both) ever come to Blu-ray, it'll most likely have to be through Warner (which isn't in the business of licensing films out to other companies).
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Since the A/V quality is almost identical to the HD-DVD counterpart, then there is no reason for me to buy the blu-ray, if there isn't any improvements.
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Please, E, tell me you've missed a sub-menu or something?

If not... wow. Sucky.
Wish I did miss something, but sadly, no. Shout really didn't port any special goodies worth replacing the HD DVD for.
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The original Cat People (1942, btw) and Curse of the Cat People (1944) are part of the RKO library, which was bought by Ted Turner and subsequently folded into Warner Brothers.

WB released the films on DVD, both as a double feature and a part of a larger 9-film Val Lewton Horror Collection.

If either (or both) ever come to Blu-ray, it'll most likely have to be through Warner (which isn't in the business of licensing films out to other companies).
Okay, but that still does not explain why the original is not out on BD.
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Okay, but that still does not explain why the original is not out on BD.
There isn't a specific reason, as to why the original is not released on blu-ray. It just haven't been officially announced from the studio yet, like many other blu-ray releases.
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Wish I did miss something, but sadly, no. Shout really didn't port any special goodies worth replacing the HD DVD for.
Well for those who thought it couldn't be any worse than Universal doing it themselves, here's proof otherwise.

Going forward it doesn't look to be a good sign, if Universal trends are to license out remaining exclusive-to-HD DVD titles with the agreement that's it's movie-only and not the extras (like Sony does with TT).

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