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Anyone seen new musicals dvds?

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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Joe Caps

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Posted January 02 2007 - 01:54 PM

Some new releases of musicals in the past few weeks on dvd and no one has mentioned the quality here. 1. Bing Crosby Collection from Universal 2. Warners - Best Foot Forward 3. warners - Presenting Lily Mars

#2 of 9 OFFLINE   ChrisPearson


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Posted January 02 2007 - 09:40 PM

DVDTalk has a review of the Crosby set here: http://www.dvdtalk.c....=25243&___rd=1

#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Mark B

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Posted January 03 2007 - 12:45 AM

BEST FOOT FORWARD looks great, from different elements than the vhs or laser release. LILY MARS looks like the same master as was used for laser....it's not horrific, but it's not top notch either.

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Will Krupp

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Posted January 03 2007 - 01:02 AM

BEST FOOT FORWARD does, inded look superb. The rest of the movie now matches (if not exceeds) the quality of the "3 B's" footage seen in THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT III. I'd seen it before, but didn't remember it being as much fun as I found it recently. It's a definite keeper.

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Roger Rollins

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Posted January 03 2007 - 04:15 AM

I agree with all the kudos for BEST FOOT FORWARD. It looks sensational, and no one here has mentioned that the film's OVERTURE and EXIT MUSIC have been restored for the first time. I don't agree that LILY MARS is the same transfer as was used on laser. I compared the two, and the DVD is much sharper, and cleaner. The LILY MARS DVD is a progressive transfer, whereas to my eye the LILY MARS laser is a much older transfer, possibly analog. It is likely that both transfers were derived from the same film source. I am delighted with both new DVDs.

#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Mark B

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Posted January 03 2007 - 07:09 AM

That's the point I was trying to make. Sorry if it was foggy. Good point about the Overture and Exit Music....I was glad to see that included.

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Posted January 03 2007 - 07:52 AM

best foot forward looks gorgeous. i just can't replaying the three B's over and over again. I can't wait till they release some more MGM musicals.
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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted January 03 2007 - 09:14 AM

Another who has nothing but raves for BEST FOOT FORWARD. It has the best Technicolor I've seen lately apart from the Ultra-Resolution DVDs. And the overture and exit music were REAL surprises to me. Had never seen or heard them until the DVD.

#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Steve Armbrust

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Posted January 03 2007 - 09:39 AM

DVDTalk's review of the Crosby set is basically in line with my own opinion. No restoration has been done on these films, but the video and audio seem to be in pretty good shape. However, there are no extras, not even scene selections, which is pretty pathetic, in my opinion.

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