Portra 400 VC and NC have been replaced with a single Portra 400, but I've seen no indication that Portra 160 NC or 1600 VC are being replaced.
If you want more color saturation, then maybe you want to try Ektar 100. I don't think that will work for you because the color on that one is really a bit over the top, but I'd test it just to see if it will work. But really, does it matter that much? This is for a catalog, so you know that these images will be digitized. It's an easy thing to modify the hue, saturation, and contrast at that point. The lighting will be the same. Exposures should be well controlled (if they're not, you're doing something wrong). Color balance should be the same across all the images. Once you've got all that under control, it's an easy thing to set up a script to apply the same adjustments to all the images as a batch job. Any necessary adjustments after that will be minor. With all that going for you, you could shoot the thing on just about any medium speed consumer color print film and still have a very nice product.
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