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#21 of 82 OFFLINE   John Hermes

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Posted January 01 2014 - 04:15 PM

I pray he is right.

I'm certainly not spending what little I have on yet another 4:3 pan and scan or letterboxed travesty.

 

Is this the start of better things to come? 

 

If it is, then let's hope they rescue "New Faces" out of public domain hell or at least give us a decent Anamorphic/Stereo DVD.

Fox (under their Key Video label) did release an official widescreen edition on VHS many years ago.  

Since then we have had to suffer several absolutely dreadful looking public domain DVD monstrosities.

 

The movie had some really great musical numbers performed by Eartha Kitt, (International recording artist and performer) Alice Ghostley, Robert Clary (Hogan's Heroes), Paul Lynde (Bye Bye Birdie) and others, plus the writing of Mel Brooks and Ronnie Graham.

 

I'd truly love to see this one returned to somewhere near it's former glory.

 

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The Savant has an review copy and you can read his review here:

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#22 of 82 OFFLINE   Doug Bull

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Posted January 01 2014 - 04:32 PM

Thanks for the link.

Sounds OK, so I think I'll take a chance and order it along with some Alice Faye and Sonja Henie titles.

 

Importcds seem to have the best prices on Fox Archives at the moment.

 

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#23 of 82 OFFLINE   John Hermes

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Posted January 01 2014 - 04:36 PM

Thanks for the link.

Sounds OK, so I think I'll take a chance and order it along with some Alice Faye and Sonja Henie titles.

 

Importcds seem to have the best prices on Fox Archives at the moment.

 

Doug.

I ordered 12 Mile Reef from them as well.



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Posted January 02 2014 - 06:51 PM

Ordered 12 Mile Reef. It's on its way. I can not wait.

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Posted January 07 2014 - 06:26 PM

After nearly a week there's still no movement on my order for 12 mile reef from Importcds.

I see Amazon has it listed as in stock.

 

Has anybody got their copy yet?

 

While at Amazon I saw some even cheaper prices for several of the Fox Archive titles, although 12 mile reef is still at $17plus.

 

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Posted January 07 2014 - 07:13 PM

After nearly a week there's still no movement on my order for 12 mile reef from Importcds.

I see Amazon has it listed as in stock.

 

Has anybody got their copy yet?

 

While at Amazon I saw some even cheaper prices for several of the Fox Archive titles, although 12 mile reef is still at $17plus.

 

Doug.

Mine hasn't shipped either.   :(



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Posted January 08 2014 - 01:57 PM

Amazon delivered mine today

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Posted January 08 2014 - 08:14 PM

Yes, Amazon delivered mine today too and it was well worth the wait! Gorgeous anamorphic transfer (the jacket erroneously states 4x3 letterbox) with a clean stereophonic soundtrack.


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Posted January 09 2014 - 05:51 AM

Yes, Amazon delivered mine today too and it was well worth the wait! Gorgeous anamorphic transfer (the jacket erroneously states 4x3 letterbox) with a clean stereophonic soundtrack.

 

Thank you for confirming the good news. That  was what we all wanted to hear!



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Posted January 09 2014 - 03:24 PM

For the first time for me, some actual genuine excitement regarding a Fox Archives release. :banana:



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Posted January 09 2014 - 07:09 PM

If BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF is any indication that Fox has turned the corner with their MOD releases then I am ecstatic. It is anamorphic wide screen as any CinemaScope film should be, the color is very good and the sound is outstanding. Do not hesitate in getting this film if you have any interest in it.

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Posted January 09 2014 - 08:04 PM

Still no action from importcds.

 

With still a 2-3 week postage time to Australia added on, I'm starting to get somewhat frustrated. :(

 

When it finally does get sent to Australia I hope it makes it over and not Beneath the Great Barrier Reef. :D

 

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Posted January 09 2014 - 10:01 PM

Now I'm really frustrated. :(

Classicflix has it listed as an up-coming release set for January 28th.

Amazon must have got it early.

 

Oh well, I'll just have to sweat it out I guess. 



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Posted January 09 2014 - 10:45 PM

Now I'm really frustrated. :(
Classicflix has it listed as an up-coming release set for January 28th.
Amazon must have got it early.

Oh well, I'll just have to sweat it out I guess.


It will well worth the wait but I hope it arrives to you sooner.

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Posted January 10 2014 - 06:50 AM

importcds usually has great prices on everything, but they often use DHL for shipping and it seems to take about 6-8 days for DHL to hand off packages to the post office in the US. I assume they use DHL for overseas orders also, but don't know for sure.

Also if your importcds order has not shipped in 23 days or so, after ordering, they automatically cancel the order, without notification.

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Posted January 11 2014 - 07:11 AM

If BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF is any indication that Fox has turned the corner with their MOD releases then I am ecstatic. It is anamorphic wide screen as any CinemaScope film should be, the color is very good and the sound is outstanding. Do not hesitate in getting this film if you have any interest in it.

Right, watched it this morning and it looked excellent.


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Posted January 12 2014 - 06:23 AM

Im still waiting for Hand of Death and SpaceMaster x7 from Fox to show up on MOD. Good thing I dont hold my breath! :)



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Posted January 12 2014 - 08:15 AM

Finally got around to watching Beneath the 12 Mile Reef last night . I was very impressed . I thought it looked like one of the better Fox  Archive titles I've seen so far .



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Posted January 12 2014 - 01:42 PM

Has anyone heard of Fox Archives MOD releases for January or February ?   I wonder why they announce them, in some cases, after the release date.



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Posted January 14 2014 - 05:26 PM

Still no movement from Importcds in regards to "Beneath the 12 Mile Reef"

 

In the meantime I just received 2 other Fox Archive titles from them.

 

 "George White's 1935 Scandals"

Very soft and very grainy. Sound is acceptable.

 

I now own 3 different copies (VHS and an off-air recording to DVD+R) and I'm convinced this new DVD is the best we can expect.

It's clear that all my copies are from the same print.   Sadly, I think this is all Fox have left to work with.

It remains a favourite of mine and I adore Alice Faye, so I'll forgive it's short comings.

 

Here are some scans from the new DVD.

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Always a worry.

 

george2.jpg george3.jpg

george5.jpg george4.jpg

 

The other disc I received was a pleasant surprise.

"My Lucky Star"

looks good when compared with other Fox Archive discs.

 

The grayscale is very nice and the sound is also surprisingly crisp.

Sharpness is also quite acceptable.

If the other Sonja Henie titles are as good as this one then I may have to order some more.

Don't get me wrong it's no DVD of the year, but compared to other Fox Archive titles, it's a lot better than average. 

 

Here are more scans.

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henie3.jpg henie4.jpg  

 

Doug.






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