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WHV Announcement: Sherlock Holmes (Blu-ray Combo Pack)


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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 29 2010 - 07:41 AM

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#2 of 14 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted January 29 2010 - 12:28 PM

makes me wish MPI would release the entire Rathbone/Bruce series  in Blu, with all the extras that were on the single releases, UCLA did the restoration so these should still be good i think.
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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 29 2010 - 02:52 PM

This was a little dark I thought (cinematography), but other than that my wife and I really enjoyed this.  I'll pick this one up for sure.

#4 of 14 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted January 29 2010 - 06:33 PM

This is on my blind-buy list.

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#5 of 14 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted January 31 2010 - 06:22 PM

It's too bad that the studio that owns the Rathbone "Sherlock Holmes" films didn't take advantage of this release and put out a Blu-ray set. The Jeremy Brett "Holmes " series would have been nice too. A release of "The Seven Percent Solution" would have been good as well.
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#6 of 14 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted January 31 2010 - 07:15 PM



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It's too bad that the studio that owns the Rathbone "Sherlock Holmes" films didn't take advantage of this release and put out a Blu-ray set. The Jeremy Brett "Holmes " series would have been nice too. A release of "The Seven Percent Solution" would have been good as well.
I'm not sure the Jeremy Brett Holmes series would show much improvement on blu-ray as it was shot on standard 16mm. I know I would like to see it in HD, but I think the upgrade would be so slight that most people would likely not be able to see the difference.

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#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted January 31 2010 - 07:53 PM



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I'm not sure the Jeremy Brett Holmes series would show much improvement on blu-ray as it was shot on standard 16mm. I know I would like to see it in HD, but I think the upgrade would be so slight that most people would likely not be able to see the difference.

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Interesting. I didn't know that. I didn't realize that professional productions still used 16mm. I thought that 16mm would mostly be used by amateur filmmakers as a cost saving measure and that most pro productions shot on film would be 35mm. Wasn't the original Trek shot on 16mm? I know they gussied it up, but the BDs do seem to be a marked improvement over the DVDs.

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#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted January 31 2010 - 11:34 PM



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Interesting. I didn't know that. I didn't realize that professional productions still used 16mm. I thought that 16mm would mostly be used by amateur filmmakers as a cost saving measure and that most pro productions shot on film would be 35mm. Wasn't the original Trek shot on 16mm? I know they gussied it up, but the BDs do seem to be a marked improvement over the DVDs.

No the original Star Trek was shot on 35mm with Mitchell cameras just like the vast majority of American television shows at the time. However in England with much smaller budgets, most television shows were shot on 16mm film with the exception of the Gerry Anderson productions which I believe were all 35mm. Dr. Who was a mix of video (interiors shot on sets) and 16mm film (exteriors).

With the advent of the Panavision 16mm camera in the late 1980's, there was a flirtation with some American shows being shot on 16mm. Xena, In The Heat of the Night, Homicide: Life on the Street, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman among them. Burn Notice, The O.C., Scrubs, are, or were, shot in super 16mm. The combination of modern film stock, and the larger image area of super 16mm would probably make these shows more advantageous in HD.

16mm was actually created as an amateur format, but became a semi-professional medium when 8mm took over the amateur format in 1932.



Interestingly, when I was looking up some information on the Panavision 16mm "elaine" camera, I found an interesting statement from Panavision. "As of 2006, Panavision has no further plans to develop additional film camera models." Apparently the The XL series 35mm system will be the last film camera Panavision will make,  all future R&D is going into digital cinematography.

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Posted February 02 2010 - 11:41 AM

I'll be blind-buying this movie for sure.

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Interesting. I didn't know that. I didn't realize that professional productions still used 16mm
The Hurt Locker was shot on 16mm.


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Posted February 02 2010 - 10:26 PM

The Hurt Locker is a combo of super 16mm and HD video.

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Posted February 03 2010 - 03:25 AM


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The Hurt Locker is a combo of super 16mm and HD video.

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Yep, but the vast majority of it looks like 16mm.  The only shots that I could tell were video were the video feeds from the remote-control robot.

Either way, my point was just that 16mm is still used sometimes in professional productions. /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif



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Posted February 04 2010 - 06:25 AM



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Yep, but the vast majority of it looks like 16mm.  The only shots that I could tell were video were the video feeds from the remote-control robot.

Either way, my point was just that 16mm is still used sometimes in professional productions.
 
Oh very true. In fact there seems to be an upsurge in super 16, particularly in television.

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Posted February 04 2010 - 07:13 AM

The recent "Halloween II" was also shot in 16mm to give it that grungy, grainy 70s aesthetic.

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Posted February 04 2010 - 01:40 PM

As was the recent "The House of the Devil", although there the intent was to make it look like a horror cheapie from the early 80s.

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