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A few words about...™ The Wizard of Oz -- in Blu-ray

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#341 of 352 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted March 21 2010 - 11:11 PM



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Douglas, I'm guessing you haven't looked at "Dreamer of Oz" on this blu-ray. Trust me, Seasons 1 and 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation look like high definition by comparison.
No I have to admit I haven't seen Dreamer of Oz on the blu-ray. The discription just sounded like what you see in the early years of TV edited on video. The uprez of the Trials and Tribulations episode of DS9 on the TOS second season blu-ray looks like garbage.

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Posted March 22 2010 - 04:58 AM

The thing with Dreamer is that it looks like reception interference running through the picture.

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Posted March 22 2010 - 05:36 AM

Anyone know who produced the "Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz" featurette? I'm writing a thesis on digital film restoration and I'm planning to use this featurette as one of my sources. That's why it would be good to know who produced it.


#344 of 352 OFFLINE   Mark-P

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Posted March 22 2010 - 08:45 AM

First of all let me say that The Wizard of Oz on blu-ray is a marvel and everyone should buy a copy. My so-called “complaints” about The Dreamer of Oz are simply out of curiosity as to the reason for its poor quality and by all means NOT a call to arms against Warner. As the picture shimmers with what looks like poor reception, and has video drop-outs like when a VHS tape has been played so many times that the oxide particles are wearing off, I can guarantee you that this is not the master broadcast tape from 1990. May I speculate as to what might have happened?

 

Warner Legal Department: Guess what guys? We just acquired the rights to include “The Dreamer of Oz” on the blu-ray!

 

Warner Home Video: Terrific! Add that to the press release.

 

A week later…

 

A sad-faced young lackey from materials: Bad news fellas, Entity X can’t locate the master tapes for “The Dreamer of Oz”

 

Or

 

Bad news fellas, Entity X refuses to hand over the master tapes for “The Dreamer of Oz.”

 

Warner Home Video: WHAT??? But, but, but… We’ve already announced it! We can’t take it back now! Somebody has to have a recording of this somewhere. Find one!



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Posted March 22 2010 - 08:49 AM



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May I speculate as to what might have happened?

 

Warner Legal Department: Guess what guys? We just acquired the rights to include “The Dreamer of Oz” on the blu-ray!

 

Warner Home Video: Terrific! Add that to the press release.

 

A week later…

 

A sad-faced young lackey from materials: Bad news fellas, Entity X can’t locate the master tapes for “The Dreamer of Oz”

 

Or

 

Bad news fellas, Entity X refuses to hand over the master tapes for “The Dreamer of Oz.”

 

Warner Home Video: WHAT??? But, but, but… We’ve already announced it! We can’t take it back now! Somebody has to have a recording of this somewhere. Find one!

If only this exchange had been concluded this way:

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Sad-faced young lackey from materials:  I know!  Let's check with Eric Scott Richard and see what his copy looks like! 



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Posted March 22 2010 - 09:11 AM

HaHa! I was thinking the same thing!

#347 of 352 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 22 2010 - 09:20 AM

You could be the proverbial "private collector" who could loan your rare "good condition" item to the studio for the purpose of making a new "dub master" for inclusion on some future release!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted March 22 2010 - 09:42 AM

Possibly...I sure wouldn't pull a Star is Born on WB!



#349 of 352 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted March 22 2010 - 11:12 AM

No one should.

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Possibly...I sure wouldn't pull a Star is Born on WB!



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Posted March 23 2010 - 12:36 AM

Yes, its too bad this person who has three copies of the full print of a Star Is Born - (according to Joe Caps) could not loan one of them to WB without the legal problems that would occur.

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Posted March 23 2010 - 12:54 AM



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Possibly...I sure wouldn't pull a Star is Born on WB!

In my best Bones voice, "I don't know what that means."


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Posted March 23 2010 - 05:25 AM

I didn't either Johnny...until I went over and read a six page thread in software about a 6k resolution transfer of A Star is Born.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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