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SPHE Press Release: The Films of Rita Hayworth


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 30 2010 - 06:33 AM


 

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#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Mike*HTF

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Posted September 01 2010 - 12:06 AM

So it's official. Cheers to Sony for caring enough to release classic films on pressed DVD. They get my full support!

#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Robin9

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Posted September 04 2010 - 10:21 PM

I certainly hope Gilda and Cover Girl have been "fully restored and remastered". The previous DVDs weren't good enough.


#4 of 15 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted September 06 2010 - 06:44 AM

Yay, Finally!!

#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 18 2010 - 05:41 AM

Just in from Sony:


The Films of Rita Hayworth is MOVING from November to DECEMBER 21



I have updated the Press Release to reflect the date change.


 

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#6 of 15 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted October 18 2010 - 06:40 AM



Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein 

Just in from Sony:


The Films of Rita Hayworth is MOVING from November to DECEMBER 21



I have updated the Press Release to reflect the date change.


I knew something was up because I checked the release schedule last week and it was temporarily missing from the schedule.


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#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Richard M S

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Posted October 19 2010 - 05:44 AM

Well that's a relief. I just got my notice about the date change from Amazon as well.

#8 of 15 OFFLINE   marcco00

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Posted October 19 2010 - 07:05 AM

another delay on this release?! my 'most anticipated' dvd of the year is proving to be the most elusive set ever!!

#9 of 15 ONLINE   ahollis

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Posted October 19 2010 - 07:41 AM

Smart move on Sony's part.  There was just so much classic being released on November 2nd in Blu-ray so it might have gotten lost.
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#10 of 15 OFFLINE   marcco00

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Posted November 11 2010 - 01:59 PM

amazon has put up sampler clips of 'tonight and every night' and 'miss sadie thompson' on their webpage for this boxset...and boy, those images are sharp and colorful!  'sadie', at least in the amazon videoplayer, is 1:33:1.

#11 of 15 OFFLINE   marcco00

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Posted December 15 2010 - 12:47 PM

dvd beaver has it's review up for this set--a not too favorable review, transfer wise. the sony home video website has clips of each film available for viewing also. the color films look a little dark, with the technicolor muted. hopefully i can just adjust my tv settings to get that vivid technicolor look. this set will finally be released in under a week, i can hardly believe it...

#12 of 15 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted December 15 2010 - 01:26 PM

Yes, it sounds kind of so-so.  Salome looks to be the best one out of the lot, in regards to picture quality.  But why do those subtitles have to be so awful?  It is a bad precedent they are starting with those.


I'm still excited, though I feel we are in some sort of bizarro world in which the MOD titles have cleaner mastering being done.

Originally Posted by marcco00 

dvd beaver has it's review up for this set--a not too favorable review, transfer wise.


the sony home video website has clips of each film available for viewing also. the color films look a little dark, with the technicolor muted. hopefully i can just adjust my tv settings to get that vivid technicolor look.


this set will finally be released in under a week, i can hardly believe it...



#13 of 15 OFFLINE   marcco00

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Posted December 15 2010 - 07:20 PM

i'm taking the beaver's review with a grain of salt. he suggests that some of the films are badly in need of a restoration. but i believe sony's mike s. when he said all of the films on this set have been remastered. looking at the screencaps on my computer screen, all i see is that the colors are muted and there is some grain evident in the image. that can be adjusted on my tv screen. the 'kim novak collection' and 'bridge on the river kwai'  also looked much better on my tv than the beaver's screencaps suggest. ALSO- just found another review of this set on  the J!-ENT site. they say there that the transfers are clean, with some grain. 'sadie' seems to be the worst for wear, according to this particular reviewer. can't wait to see these dvds with my own eyes! http://www.dvdbeaver...ta_hayworth.htm http://www.nt2099.co...ent-dvd-review/

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Posted December 16 2010 - 08:38 AM

I believe there is a difference between 'remastered' and 'restoration'...

#15 of 15 OFFLINE   marcco00

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Posted December 16 2010 - 09:05 AM



Originally Posted by shoeshineboy 

I believe there is a difference between 'remastered' and 'restoration'...


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