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A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Man Who Knew Too Much -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Moe Dickstein

    Moe Dickstein Filmmaker

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    Judging by how long it took Paramount to get To Catch A Thief to where they had, I think we wouldn't be much better off if those films were over there...
     
  2. JParker

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    Given what Paramount accomplished with Sunset Boulevard, perhaps it would have been superior if they showed this film the same consideration; but per Wiki, the rights for DVD belong to Universal. Too bad.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/324654/a-few-words-about-sunset-boulevard-in-blu-ray
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Knew_Too_Much_%281956_film%29#Home_video
     
  3. Moe Dickstein

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    Yes, they've done well with one title, but my point was they had to go through 3 releases to get Thief right, and they do one or two big restorations a year and otherwise their catalog sits there un-issued.
    The Par-WB deal should rectify some of this though, but I don't think the large set of Hitchcocks would be doing any better at Paramount.
     
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    In a perfect world, all the studios would sub-licence their titles to Warner to distribute, from scans and masters created by Sony.
     
  5. Robert Harris

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    If you're referring to facilities, and nothing against Sony, but mastering at Warner Bros. facility is as good or better.

    MPI vs. Colorworks.

    Both can do wonderful work.

    But if put to the test with the same elements, I believe MPI will come out ahead. The more difficult the elements, the better.

    I can see this as a reality TV show.

    Scanned.

    RAH
     
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    Just observing the results over time, it does appear that many releases from Sony seem to exhibit an extra degree of care and consideration than any other major studio. Warners also does good work, but sometimes a commitment to excellence makes a difference.
     
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    I would watch that!
     
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    I couldn't agree more with Robert. The color is really lacking in this Bluray and the transitions from one shot to the next are sometimes painful to watch. This should be recalled and redone, especially considering the price of the collection and the advertising announcing that all the titles have been carefully restored. Not this one.
     
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    I can't wait to watch these!
     
  10. Robert Crawford

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    Based on HTF's visit at MPI this past Tuesday, I along with many other members were very impressed with MPI. We met with the colorist that's working on Cabaret, East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause. The scenes she shown us looked beautiful and very film-like.
    Crawdaddy
     
  11. Robert Harris

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    Sounds like you met Janet,who has a great eye.
    RAH
     
  12. Robert Crawford

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    By the way, based on my conversation with Paramount yesterday, they said something about Technicolor or maybe some other company not working on preparing elements for BD in the near future. I thought they said Technicolor, but I might be mistaken.
    Crawdaddy
     
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    Yes, I believe that was her name.
    Crawdaddy
     
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    Janet is responsible for some beautiful work.
    RAH
     
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    I asked her if she was responsible for Singin' in the Rain Blu, and she said she was.
     
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    I wonder how Paramount did with " On A Clear Day You Can See Forever " As it is on Vudu for purchase in HDX @ $15.00. This might mean a Blu-Ray is on it's way.:D
    Everett
     
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    My favorite restoration of 2012, outside of Lawrence Of Arabia...Janet deserves the thanks of every HTF member for her wonderful work here!!!
     
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    And, maybe sadly, I'd watch it.
     
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    Ouch!!!
    Thanks Robert!
     
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    I more than concur with RAH on this. This title, unfortunately, was unwatchable.

    This isn't just a matter of needing to recall the disc. It's a matter of needing to actually do the work to preserve the movie while there is still time to do so. In this condition, I don't know how anyone could watch the movie for five minutes without being knocked completely out of the experience.
     

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