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"My Fair Lady" Blu-ray November 15th

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by GMpasqua, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. GMpasqua

    GMpasqua Well-Known Member

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    After the beautiful releases of "The Sound of Music" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" last fall you would think someone at Paramount would have wanted to do one just as good with "MFL" - but nothing like "The Ten Commandments" seems to be in the pipeline.


    Though - "Once Upon a Time in the West" looked great and also had very little fanfare. Keeping the fingers crossed
     
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    I agree with everything you've been saying about the revival. My saying Cheryl was the most competent of the three MFLadies was not to imply she had an ounce of star quality, something Hepburn had coming out of her pores (that face didn't hurt, either). On the other hand, I've seen many film legends (and actor heavyweights) get swallowed up on a stage or those I've met seem very prosaic relative to their screen personas. The biggest star of MFL for me is Lerner (with suitable acknowledgement to GBS). I'd still get a kick out of Alan Jay's ingenious lyrics were my neighbor to read them over the phone to me. Ditto for Camelot. I promised myself I'd wait for the reviews, but I bit the bullet in the wee hours of the morning and pre-ordered the blu on Amazon, if only to guard against an increase in price before release. I got stung with an increase on Man Who Would Be King by not jumping in when first announced.
     
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    Does anybody know whether Paramount has plans on rolling out the Blu-ray of "My Fair Lady" worldwide as quickly as they are with "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (which is being released quite soon in the UK to the US street-date)?
     
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    Amazon Preorder Link
     
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    It would be sad if the transfer is from 35mm elements.
     
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    The problem is far less with the 35mm element, and more with corrections that can now be made. The 35 IP can yield a gorgeous Blu-ray.


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    Just placed my pre-order using the link above. Glad to help out the HTF. I'll bet the Amazon price will even drop a few dollars before release day, but if not it's still a pretty good deal at that price.
     
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    ill it come in a digibox with booklet like the WB releases?
     
  9. classicmovieguy

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    This isn't a Warner release, it's Paramount. Not sure if they are as receptive to digi-book packaging as Warners are.
     
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    Have any reviews come out yet for this release? It comes out in two weeks.
     
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    I am tentatively scheduled to review this title, but the review copy has not arrived.
     
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    Matt- If the news isn't good, please read this - carefully - before you decide to publish it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_the_messenger Signed: 'A friend'.
     
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    we look forward very much to see if this blu ray lives up to Paramount's promise of a restoration. I have my doubts.... roll on your review
     
  14. Matt Hough

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    The review disc did arrive today, but I'm in the midst of a pile of 3D Blu-ray sets which come out next week, so they get first priority. If I get a moment, I'll try to give it a quick look to see what I can see.
     
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    Please do. Let us hope it will a a good surprise, not the disappointment that the WEST SIDE STORY blu ray apparently is.
     
  16. GMpasqua

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    Matt, It's a 3 hour film, but if you could take ten minutes to view a few scenes so we can get an idea - that would be great (looks like yo will be the 1st to review)
     

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