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Three-strip Technicolor on Blu-ray: any recommendations?


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#41 of 54 Keith Cobby

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Posted March 25 2014 - 11:00 PM

Against All Flags, available from amazon.de, has a beautiful transfer.



#42 of 54 Will Krupp

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Posted March 26 2014 - 02:50 AM

Is that biography any good?

 

I enjoyed it, quite a bit!



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Posted March 26 2014 - 09:49 AM

I enjoyed it, quite a bit!

 

OK Thank you. I might buy that.


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Posted March 26 2014 - 05:12 PM

Two really enjoyable Universal Technicolor Westerns "Backlash" and "Man Without a Star" have just been given lush Blu-ray treatment in Germany.

While these are most likely not 3 strip productions, if the screen grabs over at the Beaver are anything to go by, the colors do look very attractive, especially MWAStar.

 

I might order both of them along with "The Cardinal" Blu-ray.

 

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Posted March 27 2014 - 08:16 AM

Two really enjoyable Universal Technicolor Westerns "Backlash" and "Man Without a Star" have just been given lush Blu-ray treatment in Germany.

While these are most likely not 3 strip productions, if the screen grabs over at the Beaver are anything to go by, the colors do look very attractive, especially MWAStar.

 

I might order both of them along with "The Cardinal" Blu-ray.

 

Doug.

 

If you do buy them, please let us know about the quality. I don't trust Beaver's caps at all!


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#46 of 54 Will Krupp

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Posted March 29 2014 - 07:37 AM

So Vic Pardo, you started this WONDERFUL thread and then checked out!!  :o

 

I'm so curious as to whether you were able to expand your 3-strip blu-ray experience and if you took anybody's recommendations and what you thought of them if you did.

 

PLEASE come back to us Vic!!!



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Posted April 01 2014 - 02:33 PM

Well not yet on Blu-ray, but the 1942 Cecil B. de Mille movie, Reap The Wild Wind was on the telly in HD the other day (UK), I recorded it, & it looks...stunning! Beautiful colour, hardly a mark on it & sharp as a tack. I grew up watching this on our little b/w TV in the late 50's. It's great to see it after all these years looking so good. I hope Universal gets around to releasing this, & while they're at it, releases the equally great looking C.B. de Mille, Unconquered 1947.

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Posted April 01 2014 - 10:35 PM

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman looks wonderful

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Posted April 01 2014 - 11:24 PM

Well not yet on Blu-ray, but the 1942 Cecil B. de Mille movie, Reap The Wild Wind was on the telly in HD the other day (UK), I recorded it, & it looks...stunning! Beautiful colour, hardly a mark on it & sharp as a tack. I grew up watching this on our little b/w TV in the late 50's. It's great to see it after all these years looking so good. I hope Universal gets around to releasing this, & while they're at it, releases the equally great looking C.B. de Mille, Unconquered 1947.

 

It did look good considering the lower bitrate of HD television, the problem would be that if Universal releases it they might screw it up, i am not a Universal "hater" but they can be very hit or miss when it comes to the presentation of catalog on blu ray, in particular i think they have too much of a fondness for sharpening up HD releases when really they don't need to do that.


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Posted April 01 2014 - 11:49 PM

Two really enjoyable Universal Technicolor Westerns "Backlash" and "Man Without a Star" have just been given lush Blu-ray treatment in Germany.

 

Doug, I have these from Germany and they look very good to me. They do default to the German dubbing but a that's not a problem to fix.

 

Both films have William Campbell as a co-star. He recently died. He was much older than I thought.



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Posted April 02 2014 - 11:51 AM

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Is Warners would get off their butts and release more MGM titles...eh, I'm sick of bringing it up!
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#52 of 54 Will Krupp

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Posted April 02 2014 - 01:48 PM

Is Warners would get off their butts and release more MGM titles...eh, I'm sick of bringing it up!

 

I was REALLY expecting to see BAND WAGON by now  :huh:


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Posted April 02 2014 - 05:54 PM

Is Warners would get off their butts and release more MGM titles...eh, I'm sick of bringing it up!

With that library, I was really hoping to see anything from them even remotely interesting by now.


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Posted April 25 2014 - 08:28 AM

Well not yet on Blu-ray, but the 1942 Cecil B. de Mille movie, Reap The Wild Wind was on the telly in HD the other day (UK), I recorded it, & it looks...stunning! Beautiful colour, hardly a mark on it & sharp as a tack. I grew up watching this on our little b/w TV in the late 50's. It's great to see it after all these years looking so good. I hope Universal gets around to releasing this, & while they're at it, releases the equally great looking C.B. de Mille, Unconquered 1947.


I watched this all the way through the other night, a trip down memory lane as it's the kind of film I grew up with, seeing it on the telly in the late 50's early 60's. And wow, it looks stunning! Hardly a mark on it, sharp, almost like 3D at times, & that lovely 40's thick colour. I thought it looked as good as the new Samson & Delilah transfer. Koch, if you're reading this, this would be a good Blu for you, & while you're at it, you might just as well release Unconquered as well.

It looks like Universal has been doing some great work on its forties titles.




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