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Funny Face 50th Anniversary


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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted June 13 2007 - 12:40 PM

Paramount continues to recycle their titles. Upcoming is an anniversary edition of the Fred Astaire-Audrey Hepburn musical FUNNY FACE. Many people have complained about this DVD print, so hopefully Paramount has remastered the film. As I said before Paramount does not seem interested in dipping into their catalogue of films not yet released on DVD.
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Little Darlings (1980), My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), Born to Be Bad (1950), Ivy (1947), Reckless (1935), Springtime in the Rockies (1942), The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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Posted June 13 2007 - 01:55 PM

Any ideas on what the extras are? I just got this dvd last Christmas.

Yeah I wish Paramount would release other movies instead of re-releasing other movies.
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#3 of 29 OFFLINE   Greg_M

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Posted June 13 2007 - 02:20 PM

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Any ideas on what the extras are? I just got this dvd last Christmas.

Yeah I wish Paramount would release other movies instead of re-releasing other movies.



hey! I want some of those other movies!

#4 of 29 OFFLINE   KellyVO

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Posted June 13 2007 - 03:35 PM

That came out wrong. I just meant that Paramount should be releasing other movies instead of coming out with new editions with the same movies.
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Posted June 14 2007 - 01:34 AM

Happy to hear about a 50th Anniversary Edition of FUNNY FACE. The current DVD is one of the worst-looking I have ever seen which is truly a shame considering how enchantingly beautiful the film itself is with its colors and costumes.

The eternal optimist in me is still hoping that films like SEPTEMBER AFFAIR with Joan Fontaine and Joseph Cotten, Fred Astaire's LET'S DANCE and Danny Kaye's hilarious KNOCK ON WOOD will be released at some point!!!! Also, THE RAT RACE with Tony Curtis and Debbie Reynolds, PAID IN FULL with Lizabeth Scott, RED MOUNTAIN with Alan Ladd and ABOUT MRS. LESLIE with Shirley Booth and Robert Ryan.

Come on Paramount!!!
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#6 of 29 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted June 14 2007 - 02:34 AM

Paramount is missing out on money to be made.
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Posted June 14 2007 - 02:47 AM

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Posted June 14 2007 - 04:01 AM

They remastered To Catch a Thief, another VistaVision film of the same vintage, so hopefully this gets the same treatment.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


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Posted June 14 2007 - 06:15 AM

I want Arabesque.
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Posted June 14 2007 - 06:21 AM

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They remastered To Catch a Thief, another VistaVision film of the same vintage, so hopefully this gets the same treatment.
As much as I would like to see more previously unreleased titles, I also do not have a problem with them circling back and fixing the titles that they did not get right in the first place. If a remastered "Funny Face" looks as good or better than the DVDs of VistaVision titles like "Gunfight at the OK Corral" and the remastered "To Catch a Thief" than I will welcome it with open wallet. Similarly, I would not mind them circling back on "The Court Jester" to get that one right.

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#11 of 29 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted June 14 2007 - 06:32 AM

I wouldn't mind a decent re-do of White Christmas. Also would kill for a well-done HD version of The Ten Commandments.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


#12 of 29 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted June 14 2007 - 07:23 AM

I wonder what extras are going to be included. I'm glad I held off buying the old copy cause I saw it for under $7 a lot of places.
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Little Darlings (1980), My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), Born to Be Bad (1950), Ivy (1947), Reckless (1935), Springtime in the Rockies (1942), The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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Posted June 14 2007 - 08:47 AM

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I wonder what extras are going to be included.

According to DVD Empire, it doesn't sound like much:

Features:
Givenchy & His Muse
Parisian Dreams
Paramount in the '50's - Retrospective Featurette
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

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Posted June 14 2007 - 12:33 PM

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According to DVD Empire, it doesn't sound like much:

Features:
Givenchy & His Muse
Parisian Dreams
Paramount in the '50's - Retrospective Featurette
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

Well, that should be enough IF there's a much better transfer this time. And given Paramount's track record on redos Breakfast at Tiffany's and To Catch a Thief, it most probably will be.

Not my favorite Audrey movie, but I'll double dip for an improved picture.

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Posted June 14 2007 - 02:54 PM

How about FUNNY FACE in HD? THAT WOULD BE AMAZING!!!!!!! There arw HD owners over 40!!!! More than twenty something Paramount executives realize!!!!
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Posted June 14 2007 - 03:01 PM

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How about FUNNY FACE in HD? THAT WOULD BE AMAZING!!!!!!! There arw HD owners over 40!!!! More than twenty something Paramount executives realize!!!!

I'm not over 40 (yet), but yes it would be great in HD.

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Posted September 28 2007 - 06:57 AM

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And I hope the framing shifts during a couple of dissolves are fixed, too.

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Posted September 28 2007 - 03:23 PM

Seems like a definite improvement so far.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


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Posted September 28 2007 - 07:58 PM

The yellow and orange doors and the lack of the green wash down the center of the frame lead me to believe a new source was used for this transfer. I hope the red scene, in the darkroom, is viewable this time around. Last time it was so dark the choreography was lost. There were also "dots" seen on the image, much the same as the VHS "VERTIGO" transfer.

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Posted September 29 2007 - 02:28 AM

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I hope the red scene, in the darkroom, is viewable this time around. Last time it was so dark the choreography was lost.

Look at the screencaps from the bookstore scene -- there are books visible in the new version that weren't in the original.
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