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Peter Pan (Mary Martin, 1960)


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Posted August 31 2010 - 04:32 PM

Has anyone heard of a re-release of this classic? This year marks the 50th Anniversary and the original dvd is OOP. Prices are up to $400.00 on ebay.



#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Joe Lugoff

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Posted August 31 2010 - 07:15 PM

I heard there are plans to finally release the kinescope of the original live broadcast of March 7, 1955, which is a better performance.  Unfortunately, the kinescope is only in black and white.

 

There was another live performance in January of 1956, then the show was taped in color in 1960, which is what the old DVD was.  In an ideal world, all three versions would be on one DVD set.  It's possible that might happen, but they need to hurry up already.



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Posted September 01 2010 - 12:59 AM

They found a way to get color from kinescopes of PAL video by reconstructing the color info from chroma dots. Unfortunately, it can't be done for kinescopes of NTSC video. Here's a demo:

 



 

So it looks like the two live kines of Peter Pan will be in B&W forever, barring some technological breakthrough. But they can still do LiveFeed on them.


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Posted September 01 2010 - 08:30 AM

I just don't want to pay $400.00 for the OOP one. I bid on one on ebay, but it went too high.



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Posted February 18 2012 - 06:19 PM

Well its too bad its out of print

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Posted February 19 2012 - 12:38 AM

I really hope this would come out on DVD. james

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Posted February 19 2012 - 02:14 AM

I'm glad I bought it when it was first issued, but I don't understand why a perennial like this wouldn't stay in constant release.



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Posted February 19 2012 - 09:00 AM

I got one off of ioffer.



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Posted February 19 2012 - 09:01 AM

music rights would be the most likely reason it's been out of print.

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Posted February 19 2012 - 03:13 PM

Someone told me a couple of years ago that a spectacular DVD release of all three of the Mary Martin PETER PANs (1955, live kinescope; 1956, live kinescope; 1960, tape) would be coming out. I think they ran into trouble getting decent versions of the kinescopes. I'm still hoping, though.

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Posted February 20 2012 - 12:26 AM



Originally Posted by Joe Lugoff 

Someone told me a couple of years ago that a spectacular DVD release of all three of the Mary Martin PETER PANs (1955, live kinescope; 1956, live kinescope; 1960, tape) would be coming out. I think they ran into trouble getting decent versions of the kinescopes. I'm still hoping, though.


I remember reading about that and getting excited about the possibility of having all three, but then promptly forgot about it. I've never watched the two live versions at the Museum of TV and Radio, but the next time in NYC, I'll request at least one of them to watch.




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Posted February 20 2012 - 12:41 AM

That certainly would be the dream set.  I wonder if I saw either of the first two as a kid.  It's certainly possible.


I'm continually amazed at how the collectors' prices on the DVD hold up on Amazon.  I was lucky to score the LD for a ridiculously low price several years ago.




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Posted February 21 2012 - 08:13 AM

I would hope that is Peter Pan with Mary Martin gets re-issued that it would be re-stored. Teh DVD that I saw the color was fine and the sound was ok however with todays tech they could do wonders with a new transfer.

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Posted February 25 2012 - 07:58 AM

I guess since NBC was the production company and more than likely still owns it, that a new DVD would come from Universal now.


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Posted February 25 2012 - 01:46 PM

The entire special is on youtube for those of you wanting to see it again. I got a copy of the dvd with NBC opening and closing and will be fine with that until a new version is released.