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A few words about...™ The Man Who Knew Too Much -- in Blu-ray

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#21 of 331 OFFLINE   Moe Dickstein

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Posted October 26 2012 - 11:14 AM

Judging by how long it took Paramount to get To Catch A Thief to where they had, I think we wouldn't be much better off if those films were over there...
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Posted October 26 2012 - 12:41 PM

Judging by how long it took Paramount to get To Catch A Thief to where they had, I think we wouldn't be much better off if those films were over there...

I was almost going to ask that myself. The Monsters collection is pretty awesome.

Given what Paramount accomplished with Sunset Boulevard, perhaps it would have been superior if they showed this film the same consideration; but per Wiki, the rights for DVD belong to Universal. Too bad.

http://www.hometheat...vard-in-blu-ray

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The film has been released on home video by Universal Pictures, which acquired the distribution rights to all but one of Hitchcock's Paramount films, in both VHS and DVD formats.


#23 of 331 OFFLINE   Moe Dickstein

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Posted October 26 2012 - 01:36 PM

Yes, they've done well with one title, but my point was they had to go through 3 releases to get Thief right, and they do one or two big restorations a year and otherwise their catalog sits there un-issued. The Par-WB deal should rectify some of this though, but I don't think the large set of Hitchcocks would be doing any better at Paramount.
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Posted October 26 2012 - 02:43 PM

In a perfect world, all the studios would sub-licence their titles to Warner to distribute, from scans and masters created by Sony.
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Posted October 26 2012 - 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Worth /t/324714/a-few-words-about-the-man-who-knew-too-much-in-blu-ray#post_3993786 In a perfect world, all the studios would sub-licence their titles to Warner to distribute, from scans and masters created by Sony.
If you're referring to facilities, and nothing against Sony, but mastering at Warner Bros. facility is as good or better.   MPI vs. Colorworks.   Both can do wonderful work.   But if put to the test with the same elements, I believe MPI will come out ahead.  The more difficult the elements, the better.   I can see this as a reality TV show.   Scanned.   RAH

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Posted October 26 2012 - 03:53 PM

If you're referring to facilities, and nothing against Sony, but mastering at Warner Bros. facility is as good or better. MPI vs. Colorworks. Both can do wonderful work. But if put to the test with the same elements, I believe MPI will come out ahead.  The more difficult the elements, the better. I can see this as a reality TV show. Scanned. RAH
Just observing the results over time, it does appear that many releases from Sony seem to exhibit an extra degree of care and consideration than any other major studio. Warners also does good work, but sometimes a commitment to excellence makes a difference.

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Posted October 26 2012 - 06:12 PM

MPI vs. Colorworks. Both can do wonderful work. But if put to the test with the same elements, I believe MPI will come out ahead.  The more difficult the elements, the better. I can see this as a reality TV show. Scanned. RAH
I would watch that!

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Posted October 26 2012 - 09:55 PM

I couldn't agree more with Robert. The color is really lacking in this Bluray and the transitions from one shot to the next are sometimes painful to watch. This should be recalled and redone, especially considering the price of the collection and the advertising announcing that all the titles have been carefully restored. Not this one.
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Posted October 26 2012 - 10:28 PM

I can't wait to watch these!

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Posted October 26 2012 - 10:29 PM

If you're referring to facilities, and nothing against Sony, but mastering at Warner Bros. facility is as good or better. MPI vs. Colorworks. Both can do wonderful work. But if put to the test with the same elements, I believe MPI will come out ahead.  The more difficult the elements, the better. I can see this as a reality TV show. Scanned. RAH
Based on HTF's visit at MPI this past Tuesday, I along with many other members were very impressed with MPI. We met with the colorist that's working on Cabaret, East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause. The scenes she shown us looked beautiful and very film-like. Crawdaddy

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Posted October 27 2012 - 04:25 AM

Based on HTF's visit at MPI this past Tuesday, I along with many other members were very impressed with MPI. We met with the colorist that's working on Cabaret, East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause. The scenes she shown us looked beautiful and very film-like. Crawdaddy
Sounds like you met Janet,who has a great eye. RAH

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Posted October 27 2012 - 05:54 AM

By the way, based on my conversation with Paramount yesterday, they said something about Technicolor or maybe some other company not working on preparing elements for BD in the near future. I thought they said Technicolor, but I might be mistaken. Crawdaddy

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Posted October 27 2012 - 05:57 AM

Sounds like you met Janet,who has a great eye. RAH
Yes, I believe that was her name. Crawdaddy

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Posted October 27 2012 - 07:04 AM

Yes, I believe that was her name. Crawdaddy
Janet is responsible for some beautiful work. RAH

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Posted October 27 2012 - 12:19 PM

Janet is responsible for some beautiful work. RAH
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Posted October 27 2012 - 01:16 PM

I wonder how Paramount did with " On A Clear Day You Can See Forever " As it is on Vudu for purchase in HDX @ $15.00. This might mean a Blu-Ray is on it's way.:D Everett
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Posted October 27 2012 - 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by MattH. /t/324714/a-few-words-about-the-man-who-knew-too-much-in-blu-ray/30#post_3994084 I asked her if she was responsible for Singin' in the Rain Blu, and she said she was.
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Posted October 27 2012 - 05:26 PM

If you're referring to facilities, and nothing against Sony, but mastering at Warner Bros. facility is as good or better. MPI vs. Colorworks. Both can do wonderful work. But if put to the test with the same elements, I believe MPI will come out ahead.  The more difficult the elements, the better. I can see this as a reality TV show. Scanned. RAH
And, maybe sadly, I'd watch it.

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Posted October 27 2012 - 07:24 PM

Ouch!!! Thanks Robert!

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Posted October 28 2012 - 12:40 AM

I more than concur with RAH on this.  This title, unfortunately, was unwatchable.    This isn't just a matter of needing to recall the disc.  It's a matter of needing to actually do the work to preserve the movie while there is still time to do so.  In this condition, I don't know how anyone could watch the movie for five minutes without being knocked completely out of the experience.





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