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      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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Williams filmography in Bluray - a list

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This is great. thanks, film!

P.s. "Always" is on Blu, at least in Europe.

What?

I don't think so. I would have bought it already. (it's one of my most wanted Williams Blurays along with Spacecamp).

I don't see it anywhere..

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Titles in GREEN are released (or announced to be released).

Some may not be US releases, but European ones (eg. Long Goodbye etc.) or Asian (Dracula)

2013 - The Book Thief Coming in March 2014 WANT

2012 - Lincoln WANT

2011 - War Horse HAVE

2011 - The Adventures of Tintin HAVE

2008 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull HAVE

2005 - Munich

2005 - Memoirs of a Geisha

2005 - War of the Worlds WANT

2005 - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

2004 - The Terminal

2004 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban HAVE

2002 - Catch Me If You Can

2002 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets HAVE

2002 - Minority Report

2002 - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

2001 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone HAVE

2001 - A.I. Artificial Intelligence HAVE

2000 - The Patriot WANT

1999 - Angela's Ashes

1999 - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

1998 - Stepmom

1998 - Saving Private Ryan

1997 - Amistad

1997 - Seven Years in Tibet

1997 - The Lost World: Jurassic Park HAVE

1997 - Rosewood

1996 - Sleepers

1995 - Nixon

1995 - Sabrina

1993 - Schindler's List HAVE

1993 - Jurassic Park HAVE

1992 - Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

1992 - Far and Away Coming in March 2014

1991 - JFK

1991 - Hook

1990 - Home Alone HAVE

1990 - Presumed Innocent

1990 - Stanley & Iris

1989 - Always

1989 - Born on the Fourth of July

1989 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade HAVE

1988 - The Accidental Tourist

1987 - Superman IV - The Quest for Peace (Three themes) HAVE

1987 - Empire of the Sun HAVE

1987 - The Witches of Eastwick

1986 - SpaceCamp

1984 - The River WANT

1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom HAVE

1983 - Return of the Jedi NOT YET RELEASED ON BLU

1982 - Monsignor

1982 - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial HAVE

1982 - Yes, Giorgio (Theme)

1981 - Heartbeeps

1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark HAVE

1980 - The Empire Strikes Back NOT YET RELEASED ON BLU

1979 - 1941 WANT

1979 - Dracula

1978 - Superman - The Movie WANT

1978 - Jaws 2 WANT

1978 - The Fury (2 releases with isolated score)

1977 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind HAVE

1977 - Star Wars NOT YET RELEASED ON BLU

1977 - Black Sunday ON MY NETFLIX QUE

1976 - Midway WANT

1976 - The Missouri Breaks

1976 - Family Plot

1975 - The Eiger Sanction

1975 - Jaws HAVE

1974 - The Towering Inferno HAVE

1974 - Earthquake HAVE

1974 - The Sugarland Express WANT

1974 - Conrack Coming in March 2014 with isolated score probably - limited 3000

1973 - Cinderella Liberty

1973 - The Long Goodbye (contains isolated score)

1973 - The Paper Chase

1973 - The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

1973 - Tom Sawyer (Score Adaptation)

1973 - Images

1973 - Pete 'N' Tillie

1972 - The Poseidon Adventure HAVE

1972 - The Cowboys WANT

1971 - Fiddler on the Roof (Score Adaptation)

what I have or what I want.

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@ Joey

There are many great films (with great music of course) in your list, that you don't "have" or "want" like Memoirs and SPR.

Does that mean you don't like the films and their music or you have them on DVD and no need to upgrade to BLU?

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Super happy you did this. AND that you are updating it. Thanks much. Good to see I am not the only one who is keeping a John Williams on Blu Ray collection.

Bummer about some of them being Japanese and European releases only.

Presumed Innocent I heard has a good transfer on Blu Ray, but I have heard that Witches of Eastwick was a horrible transfer. At least on the double disc with Practical Magic. That's one of my favorites too. I hope it gets a better release someday.

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you're welcome!

And.... I just found out about another release too on the same date!

THE TERMINAL! :)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Terminal-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561yf%256fr%2575m%252d20?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1390928159&sr=1-15&tag=blurayforum-20&ASIN=B00I0VTRFA

(updated the first post)

(I fear that my most wanted Spielberg film that hasn't been released yet [ALWAYS] won't get a release like ever! :( )

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Was there a seperate thread for Far and Away Bluray? I'm searching but it doesn't come up with anything.

Anyway, here's the review of the BLuray:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Far-and-Away-Blu-ray/37218/#Review

Judging from the screenshots this looks quite good! I'm excited because I love the movie!

Jason I remember you haven't seen it yet. You should definitely give it a chance!

Williams's score is agreeably preserved, retaining sharp instrumentation and feeling, reaching big at times while developing a deep sound and wide reach.

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Far and Away looks like a DNR mess! There goes yet another missed opportunity for Blu-Ray greatness.

What? I wouldn't say that.

It certainly isn't excessive like Predator for example..

I myself love grain and can't stand DNR, and this seems good enough...

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The wrong aspect ratio is the cherry on top.

How did they screw up the aspect ratio?

The original aspect ratio is 2.20:1 and this is 2.35:1.

But i'm not sure what that means exactly. Did they crop from top and bottom?

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I just don't understand why they don't use the original film poster in the covers of Blurays:

They use different covers so they don't have to pay the original poster artist. The new one looks absolutely hideous. It looks like the plane and Catherine Zeta Jones are about to fly into Tom Hanks.

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I just don't understand why they don't use the original film poster in the covers of Blurays:

They use different covers so they don't have to pay the original poster artist. The new one looks absolutely hideous. It looks like the plane and Catherine Zeta Jones are about to fly into Tom Hanks.

Hmmm... I'm not sure if this applies here. I mean they're using the image of Tom Hanks, don't they?

That alone is the original poster art.

They didn't have to add that thing with Catherine Zeta Jones.

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The film is pure nonsense from start to finish -- and very sexist -- but it's worth it for the scene with the dog stealing the dinosaur bone & Williams' mambo.

Glad to see it get some form of release. It was the first Williams film that started his association with wacky comedies in the 60s.

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It would be great if we could get Storia di una Donna in such a release too (eg. from the Universal Vault Series DVD-Rs), but I think we were lucky enough already to get that youtube video. :biglaugh:

ooooh.... one month passed already since that historical moment! :)

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review of THE TERMINAL Bluray with 40 screenshots, which comes "Very highly recommended" !

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Terminal-Blu-ray/44111/#Review

video & audio: 4.5/5

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John Williams' score is rather light throughout, and the presentation is true; it's nicely defined and airy, effortlessly flowing into the stage and supported by both strong clarity at the top and middle and a nice little weight at the bottom.

It seems an excellent release! I love grain so much and I'm glad that they kept it!!

the colors seem that are in the teal side, as usual with new Blurays and restorations. I don't remember though if this was the color palette originally, or if it was more in the blue side.

included:

In Flight Service: The Music of The Terminal (SD, 5:53): A glimpse into Composer John Williams' music and contributions.

This will be perhaps one of those few times, that I'll buy a film that i'm not so crazy about, just because it has a stellar release!

P.S.: Oh, I really hope ALWAYS (1989) receives such treatment! (if it will ever be released)

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Whatever happened to The Book Thief Bluray? It was supposed to be released on fourth of March( I preordered it)

and just got an announcement, it will be released on July 7th. Just a tiny delay...!? Bullshit

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Whatever happened to The Book Thief Bluray? It was supposed to be released on fourth of March( I preordered it)

and just got an announcement, it will be released on July 7th. Just a tiny delay...!? Bullshit

What country's release are you ordering?

the Us release is out!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Book-Thief-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d020%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-020-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00G15MFBU&ASIN=B00G15MFBU&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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Not to sound like an idiot, but which Blu-ray of Close Encounters is the one to have? Amazon isn't clear (to me, at any rate) on what set has what. I assume one of the releases has all 3 cuts?

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