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Home Video Report: The Vagaries of Digital

(Kathy Baker and Sandy Dennis star in "Come Back To The Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.")

(Kathy Baker and Sandy Dennis star in “Come Back To The Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.”)

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By Bob Nelson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s been increased interest these days in pioneering movies, some of which are reborn as DVDs while others survive in their original format.

There are a number of vintage movies that should have made it on a contemporary format but did not.

Come Back To The Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean was released in the early ’80s but was a no-show as a DVD.

Then, there was contemporary nonsense — the likes of Popeye and Ready To Wear, did make it on a new format.

The 1985 horror flick Re-Animator was called “reasonably disgusting but a solid winner” on the Blu-ray format.

Another DVD winner, from 1970: Airport, starring Bert Lancaster, Dean Martin, and Jean Seberg.

Finally, The Navigator, from 1924, starring Buster Keaton — certainly a Blu-ray masterpiece.

And of course we know that the recent Titanic, the boy-meets-girl, ship-meets-iceberg epic featuring Kate Winslet (who survives) and Leonardo DiCaprio (who doesn’t) is already a Blu-ray blockbuster.

 

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