FXM Retro has been showing Henry King's CHAD HANNA in sumptuous color. Has anyone picked up the Fox Archive release of this one? If it is anything like what has been playing, it's worth getting; and maybe, just maybe, Fox's restoration team could work on it and release it themselves or through TT.
Dorothy Lamour, Linda Darnell and even Henry Fonda's blue eyes in a gorgeous color print...worth checking.
I watched the DVD-R of Chad Hanna last night. It's quite good and well worth buying if you like the film. (I do. Linda Darnell is my favorite female movie star and I always like the two Henrys, Fonda and King)
The colors are good. Blues and reds are vibrant and although the transfer has some difficulty coping with Ernest Palmer's and Ray Rennahan's more subtle shadings, in total I have no major complaint. The focus is slightly soft but I don't know if the original negative had soft images or if it's a problem with the remaining elements. Anyway, I emphasise slightly. The sound is good.
I'm pleased with this disc. It's so much better than the old VHS off-air recording I've been persevering with all these years.