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#901 of 1088 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted January 27 2013 - 06:15 AM

Normally I'd be disappointed at the amount of doube-dipping here, but that is one great price.

#902 of 1088 OFFLINE   Eastmancolor

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Posted February 25 2013 - 09:26 AM

Recently ordered a handful of Sony titles and am having problems with two of them, APPOINTMENT IN BERLIN and DUEL ON THE MISSISSIPPI. Both have a soft, "out of focus" quality to them and the image strobes whenever there are camera pans or movement across the screen. Very distracting. It appears the discs were not mastered correctly. I've since received replacement copies and they are bad too. Anyone else have any issues with these titles, or others in the library? These are the first bad Sony discs I've received, apart from WHITE LINE FEVER being 4x3 letterbox, which isn't a "defect" per se.

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Posted February 25 2013 - 10:23 AM

I have Appointment in Berlin and my copy looks fine.

#904 of 1088 OFFLINE   jdee28

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Posted February 26 2013 - 04:29 AM

Recently ordered a handful of Sony titles and am having problems with two of them, APPOINTMENT IN BERLIN and DUEL ON THE MISSISSIPPI. Both have a soft, "out of focus" quality to them and the image strobes whenever there are camera pans or movement across the screen. Very distracting. It appears the discs were not mastered correctly. I've since received replacement copies and they are bad too. Anyone else have any issues with these titles, or others in the library? These are the first bad Sony discs I've received, apart from WHITE LINE FEVER being 4x3 letterbox, which isn't a "defect" per se.
It might be the display you're watching them on or the machine you're using to run the discs.

#905 of 1088 OFFLINE   Eastmancolor

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Posted February 26 2013 - 07:31 AM

It might be the display you're watching them on or the machine you're using to run the discs.
Nope, the flaw occurs on multiple machines in different locations. And again, it's only these 2 discs. The other 3 discs in the same order (which are also Sony MOD) were fine. Also, every other Sony disc I've bought, which is around 50, are fine as well.

#906 of 1088 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted February 28 2013 - 04:33 PM

Three for April announced by Classicflix.com Branded (1931) - Buck Jones Harem Girl (1952) - Joan Davis, Peggie Castle The Key (1958) - William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oskar Homolka, Kieron Moore Also, I recently ran into two OAR issues in a couple of Sony MODs The Fuller Brush Girl is noticeably squished/stretched horizontally along with being windowboxed. I can tweak it to the correct aspect ratio fine, but it is annoying 5 Golden Hours is nonanamorphic widescreen. The picture quality is very good even zoomed to the correct ratio, but another annoyance.

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Posted March 01 2013 - 02:01 AM

Here is the complete list of April titles: 20 30 40 (2004) The Big C - The Complete Third Season (2012) Branded (1931) ** public domain print is available from VCI. This is likely a better transfer Harem Girl (1952) If You Could Only Cook (1935) ** Available in Icons of Screwball Comedy, Vol. 1 The Key (1958) The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) **Available in Bad Girls of Film Noir, Vol. 1 A Night to Remember (1943) **Available in Icons of Screwball Comedy, Vol. 2 Theodora Goes Wild (1936) **Available in Icons of Screwball Comedy, Vol. 2 Too Many Husbands (1940) ** Available in Icons of Screwball Comedy, Vol. 1 ** previously released on DVD

#908 of 1088 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted March 01 2013 - 02:39 AM

I sure would like to see some more Jungle Jim titles and perhaps the five peppers series.
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Posted March 01 2013 - 02:40 AM

The Key with Holden is all I see that interests me . I have the screwball comedy sets . So there goes the whole wave , pretty much .

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Posted March 23 2013 - 09:18 AM

There are a couple of good titles in that batch.



#911 of 1088 OFFLINE   borisfw

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Posted March 23 2013 - 01:40 PM

There are some good titles . But most of them have been out on DVD already . I wish they would get moving on some titles that haven't seen a DVD release yet . 



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Posted April 24 2013 - 08:45 PM

Late to the party, but not posted here.

 

http://www.classicfl...our-a-1424.html

 

Sony has announced four Columbia Classic DVDs for release on May 7th.

A couple of crime dramas, including a quota quickie starring Rita Hayworth, are coming:


    [*]Special Inspector (1939) - Rita Hayworth, Charles Quigley, George McKay, Edgar Edwards
    [*]Alias Mr. Twilight (1946) - Michael Duane, Trudy Marshall, Lloyd Corrigan
    [/list]

    along with a couple of Westerns:


      [*]Adventures in Silverado (1948) - William Bishop, Gloria Henry, Edgar Buchanan, Forrest Tucker, Edgar Barrier
      [*]The Thrill Hunter (1946) - Buck Jones, Dorothy Revier, Edward LeSaint, Eddie Kane, Arthur Rankin
      [/list]

      Edited by rdf8585, April 24 2013 - 08:45 PM.


#913 of 1088 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted April 24 2013 - 10:40 PM

Sony sure loves their Western MOD releases.  Buck Jones in particular has virtually become a regular staple.



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Posted April 25 2013 - 08:53 AM

Thanks for keeping us informed - see a John Sturges (ALIAS MR. TWILIGHT) and a Phil Karlson (ADVENTURES IN SILVERADO) which I will get.



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Posted April 25 2013 - 02:09 PM

Too bad they haven't released HOLLYWOOD ROUND-UP or HEADIN EAST, both Buck Jones titles with Shemp Howard in the cast.

 

More two-reelers getting out would be great as well.



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Posted April 25 2013 - 10:33 PM

I would love to see [font="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"]"YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM IT"[/font] released either as a mod or a pressed disc.

 

It's time that this enjoyable 50's Musical remake of the Academy Award winning [font="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"]"It Happened One Night"[/font] saw the light of day.

 

jlemmon.jpg

 

 

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Posted April 26 2013 - 04:39 PM

Nice to see Sony is still doing some releases, given everything in their financial mess.


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#918 of 1088 OFFLINE   Michael Allred

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Posted April 26 2013 - 09:32 PM

I see "Switching Channels" (Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve) is now on DVD through Sony's MOD but Son'y site gives no tech info and amazon lists the aspect ration as 1.33(!) Has anyone bought this and can confirm whether this is indeed full screen (hope not) or widescreen?



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Posted April 27 2013 - 05:47 PM

Switching Channels is Widescreen . Looks pretty good to me . 



#920 of 1088 OFFLINE   Michael Allred

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Posted April 29 2013 - 04:15 AM

Switching Channels is Widescreen . Looks pretty good to me . 

 

So I assume you bought it then?







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