"Oklahoma!""Carousel" "The King and I" coming to UK

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  1. DP 70

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    The Todd-AO 30fps restoration of Oklahoma is going to be in 4K DCPand no 70mm prints as reported @ in70mm.com.
     
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    Could very well be due to some cross-frame fading, Can-Can had the same issue and therefore it was also decided not to do any prints of that one.
     
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    The Rodgers and Hammerstein films are the reason I collect movie musicals. Each is amazing, and deserves the treatment Sound of Music and South Pacific got on Blu-Ray. I hear a restoration of Carousel was completed recently, and now Oklahoma! I hope the reason for the wait it is quality. I have owned every released incarnation of these, and they have never had the treatment they deserve. The dvd of the Todd-AO version was a shock, and a let down. The two films we have so far on Blu-Ray are amazing. Like night and day from the dvd releases. This news makes me so excited. Who else on here has been waiting patiently for these?
     
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    Me. For a long time. Each year I think this will be Fox's special box set release for the fall, and so far nada. Maybe 2014....
     
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    The South Pacific and Sound of Music Blu-rays are so stupendous that the prospect of having Oklahoma (both versions), Carousel, The King and I, and Universal's Flower Drum Song in that kind of shape is a damned holy grail.
     
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    AMEN!!! And let's not forget both R&H versions of "State Fair"!!! :thumbsup:
     
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    Yes! Sorry for omission.
     
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    It great to hear so many others chime in about these films. I'm waiting every year too. I'm also wondering if there will be a blu-ray release of the live Sound of Music, with some of the other R+H films released at the same time. Would be a great chance to get these films out on blu ray if the live Sound of Music is a hit. I also wish for a complete restoration of the South Pacific roadshow version.
     
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    Pains me to say it, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Flower Drum Song. Universal's anniversary release simply slapped a sticker on the old DVD. Why would they change now? Universal is what it is.
     
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    Flower Drum Song is unique in that it's solely owned by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Estate...since they're in the process of fully restoring their entire film canon, it stands to reason that we'll eventually see it released via their distribution agreement with Universal/Comcast...
     
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    I just hope when Flower Drum Song does reach Blu-ray, it gets a transfer that's not an outdated and slathered in DNR. "I Enjoy Being A Girl" has always been grainy because of the optical effects.
     
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    Count me among those who have been waiting...but the word "patiently" does not describe it correctly.

    All of them are greatly wanted (with a lesser emphasis on Carousel for me). But, The King and I should be a revelation in HD. I am not waiting patiently at all.
     

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