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    Warner Archive Releasing Shaft's Big Score & Shaft In Africa!

    No new extras or anything but it will have a new transfer.

    Coming in May!

    SHAFT IN AFRICA (1973)
    NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTER
    Run Time 112:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
    Aspect Ratio 16 X 9 LETTERBOX, 2.40:1
    Product Color COLOR
    Disc Configuration BD 50

    Go ahead. Slug, drug, kidnap and leave John Shaft buck naked in a sweltering hellhole. It’s still no deal. If you want to recruit this tough-minded Manhattan detective for an overseas assignment, you’d better use a language he understands. One that offers a fat up-front fee. And a drop-dead-gorgeous accomplice. Richard Roundtree returns as the indomitable Shaft, who poses as a slave, unmasks the leaders of an Africa-to-Europe slavery cartel and, for good measure, mixes his business with amorous pleasure involving a beautiful princess (Vonetta McGee). The cool-fire impact of Roundtree’s performances endures: The actor won the 1993 MTV Movie Award for Lifetime Achievement for his work in the three Shaft thrillers.

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    SHAFT'S BIG SCORE (1972)
    NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTER
    Run Time 105:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
    Aspect Ratio ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.40:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
    Product Color COLOR
    Disc Configuration BD 50

    You can’t say the mob wasn’t warned about John Shaft. “He’s a bad dude,” a numbers racketeer cautions them. Now, Shaft himself will deliver that message in a way New York City’s wiseguys understand.

    Richard Roundtree reunites with the director (Gordon Parks) and screenwriter (Ernest Tidyman) of 1971’s trendsetting Shaft for Shaft’s Big Score!, the second of Roundtree’s three movie portrayals of the street-smart, leather-jacketed private investigator. This time, the blown-to-kingdom-come murder of a client plunges Shaft into a case that bounces him like a pinball between the 133rd Precinct and competing mobs. But the players are about to be played in this “rousing and entertaining thriller” (Newsweek).

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    Awesome news!

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    The old Warner Archive dvd releases were print-on-demand dvd-r, right? Is their blu-ray line the same, i.e. blu-ray-r?

    But in any case, this is good news.

    Btw, I've just discovered that Warner Archive have also released the Shaft tv series, on dvd-r (eight years ago!). I'm certainly gonna get them when the finances allow it (even if word on the steet is they're nowhere nearly as good as the films)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack J View Post
    The old Warner Archive dvd releases were print-on-demand dvd-r, right? Is their blu-ray line the same, i.e. blu-ray-r?

    But in any case, this is good news.

    Btw, I've just discovered that Warner Archive have also released the Shaft tv series, on dvd-r (eight years ago!). I'm certainly gonna get them when the finances allow it (even if word on the steet is they're nowhere nearly as good as the films)
    Do let us know what you think! I've been curious about that series for a long time but I've never heard anything good about. Even Richard Roundrtree says it isn't good. I only found out it even existed a couple years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are pressed discs, not MOD.
    Some of the Warner Archive Blu-rays are pressed discs others are MOD, nothing on the box indicates which you are getting. The same goes for the Warner Archive DVDs. Some are pressed and others are MOD.

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    Do let us know what you think! I've been curious about that series for a long time but I've never heard anything good about. Even Richard Roundrtree says it isn't good. I only found out it even existed a couple years ago.
    I have the Warner Archive set of the series. They are "movies" like the Colombo made-for-TV movies. They aren't anywhere as fun as any of the films and very low budget; however, if you go in understanding what they are they are fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    Some of the Warner Archive Blu-rays are pressed discs others are MOD, nothing on the box indicates which you are getting. The same goes for the Warner Archive DVDs. Some are pressed and others are MOD.
    How can you tell with the Blu-rays if they're pressed or not? When you turn them over they look the same. At least with a DVD-R it has that purple tinge on the disc.

    Which Warner Archive DVDs are pressed discs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post

    I have the Warner Archive set of the series. They are "movies" like the Colombo made-for-TV movies. They aren't anywhere as fun as any of the films and very low budget; however, if you go in understanding what they are they are fun to watch.
    Thanks, Flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Do let us know what you think! I've been curious about that series for a long time but I've never heard anything good about. Even Richard Roundrtree says it isn't good. I only found out it even existed a couple years ago.
    I still haven't bought the tv-series as such but what I have bought is the new triple pack blu-ray set of the three Shaft films. And I've just noticed that the first film has one of the tv-films on as a bonus feature. So one of the episodes is on blu-ray!

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    Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are pressed discs, not MOD.
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