A Few Words About A few words about...™ Father Goose -- in Blu-ray

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  1. Robert Harris

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    Mr. Grant's second to last effort was Father Goose (1964). Directed by Ralph Nelson, it's a pleasant affair about a beachcomber, sitting out WWII, who becomes embroiled with a teacher in distress (Leslie Caron) and her brood of young girls.

    You can sense a bit of Mr. Grant's golden era work in this project. It just works.

    Fortunately, the Blu-ray also seems to work on this release, which is far and away a superior effort to The Grass is Greener on Blu.

    With few exceptions, color, shadow detail, black levels and grain structure seem in line here. No complaints, other than the typical need for just a bit of digital clean-up.

    Image - 4

    Audio - 4.5

    Recommended.

    RAH
     
  2. JoeDoakes

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    Wow
     
  3. Robin9

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    Well, that's a relief!

    I saw this one when it first was released. I quite enjoyed it but thought it only fairly amusing; certainly not hilariously funny. I've only since it once then, on TV and looking awful.

    I think I'll buy this BRD. Cary Grant and Trevor Howard: a powerful combination.
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    Me too, I'm surprise RAH's rating is the same as the one I posted in the Olive thread. He's far more critical than I, but that isn't surprising considering his background versus mine.
     
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    Big fan of Trevor Howard and it's nice to see him in this film. Like to see Grant's last movie 'Walk, Don't Run" (1966) receive a blu-ray treatment...not his best film but fun to watch.
     
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    I'll have to add this to my list. Had no idea it was coming on blu. I have it on dvd-not a great film but a good one.
     
  7. davidmatychuk

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    Cary Grant/Olive scorecard: 2 - 1 (so far). Not bad.
     
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    "Penny Serenade", directed by Leo McCarey and starring Irene Dunne, is due out from Olive Films August 27th...I hope the quality of the image harvest and audio is up to snuff...
     
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    Not thrilled with it, frankly - color is just not what it should be - always a problem for me.
     
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    I've always enjoyed this movie. I may have to add it to the wish list!
     

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