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A few words about...™ Father Goose -- in Blu-ray

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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted July 03 2013 - 01:40 PM

Mr. Grant's second to last effort was Father Goose (1964).  Directed by Ralph Nelson, it's a pleasant affair about a beachcomber, sitting out WWII, who becomes embroiled with a teacher in distress (Leslie Caron) and her brood of young girls.


You can sense a bit of Mr. Grant's golden era work in this project.  It just works.


Fortunately, the Blu-ray also seems to work on this release, which is far and away a superior effort to The Grass is Greener on Blu.


With few exceptions, color, shadow detail, black levels and grain structure seem in line here.  No complaints, other than the typical need for just a bit of digital clean-up.


Image - 4


Audio - 4.5





"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did." T.E. Lawrence

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   JoeDoakes



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Posted July 03 2013 - 05:07 PM


#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Robin9



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Posted July 04 2013 - 01:15 AM

Well, that's a relief!


I saw this one when it first was released. I quite enjoyed it but thought it only fairly amusing; certainly not hilariously funny. I've only since it once then, on TV and looking awful.


I think I'll buy this BRD. Cary Grant and Trevor Howard: a powerful combination.

#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted July 04 2013 - 03:33 AM


Me too, I'm surprise RAH's rating is the same as the one I posted in the Olive thread.  He's far more critical than I, but that isn't surprising considering his background versus mine.



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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   atcolomb


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Posted July 05 2013 - 02:03 PM

Big fan of Trevor Howard and it's nice to see him in this film. Like to see Grant's last movie 'Walk, Don't Run" (1966) receive a blu-ray treatment...not his best film but fun to watch.

#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Bob_S.


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Posted July 06 2013 - 12:16 PM

I'll have to add this to my list. Had no idea it was coming on blu.  I have it on dvd-not a great film but a good one.

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Posted July 13 2013 - 11:23 AM

Cary Grant/Olive scorecard: 2 - 1 (so far). Not bad.

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Posted July 13 2013 - 12:39 PM

"Penny Serenade", directed by Leo McCarey and starring Irene Dunne, is due out from Olive Films August 27th...I hope the quality of the image harvest and audio is up to snuff...

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Posted July 13 2013 - 02:00 PM

Not thrilled with it, frankly - color is just not what it should be - always a problem for me.

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted July 13 2013 - 02:03 PM

I've always enjoyed this movie.  I may have to add it to the wish list!

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