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Grover Crisp checks out A Matter of Life & Death digital resoration, Blu-ray in the works?

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#21 of 33 Mark-P

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Posted April 15 2014 - 06:24 PM

Seems like I read somewhere that Cabin in the Sky was filmed in sepia.

Here's the source: http://www.tcm.com/t...in-the-Sky.html

And by the way, there's no such thing as "filmed in sepia." Release prints would have been tinted in sepia.  :D



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Posted April 17 2014 - 03:53 PM

This is probably my favourite film from the Archers, which is really saying something. I'd love to see it looking as lovely as it should.

(And your avatar makes it easy to tell how much you love it, Yorkshire :) )


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Posted April 17 2014 - 06:13 PM

Here's the source: http://www.tcm.com/t...in-the-Sky.html

And by the way, there's no such thing as "filmed in sepia." Release prints would have been tinted in sepia.  :D

 

Exactly right. I should have written "presented in sepia."


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#24 of 33 Howard Tom

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Posted April 21 2014 - 12:34 PM

I hope the new restoration has restored the sepia tint to the heaven sequences.

 

 

I thought those sequences didn't have a sepia tone to it (as, say, the old Sea Hawk DVD had for the jungle sequences), but what Powell hoped would be a 'pearly' tone? My first viewing on TV I seem to recall it looked like no monochrome I had ever seen before.



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Posted July 03 2014 - 12:43 AM

Apparently AMOLAD has just appeared in 1080p at iTunes in Ireland.

 

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Posted July 03 2014 - 03:57 AM

Okay, jst heard from a second contact in Ireland who says AMOLAD on iTunes in Ireland is only 1080p, file size 3.2gb, listed as a Carlton release.

 

First contact says it's 1080p and listed as Rank.  He's sending me a screenshot.

 

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Posted July 03 2014 - 05:11 PM

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Here's to more Powell and Pressburger on Blu ray!

If 'A Matter of Life and Death' is coming out (I much prefer its original title!), then I hope it's followed fast by 'Tales of Hoffman' which I love dearly.


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Posted July 03 2014 - 05:52 PM

And let's hope that Tales of Hoffmann will finally be released complete at 138 minutes for the first time on home video.



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Posted July 03 2014 - 11:31 PM

And with, as a lovely bonus, the German soundtrack which was made for the movie a few years later, featuring the wonderful soprano Rita Streich.

I love the English version of course, but it would be good to hear Rita in the role.



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Posted July 03 2014 - 11:55 PM

I'm almost certain I saw Universal's version of the Rodgers and Hart musical "The Boys From Syracuse" in Sepia many years ago.

 

"A Matter of Life and Death" on Blu-ray would be an instant purchase for me.

I await with much interest.

 

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Posted July 04 2014 - 10:10 AM

I first saw AMOLAD on TV many, many years ago as "Stairway to Heaven".

 

This will certainly be right near the top of my "immediate pre-order / purchase" list. :)



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Posted July 05 2014 - 06:15 AM

And let's hope that Tales of Hoffmann will finally be released complete at 138 minutes for the first time on home video.

 

Wow there's more to this film than what was in the OOP Criterion release?  Awesome!  What was cut, exactly I wonder?  I'd also love it if they recovered the original ending, which hews more closely to the original opera, but was scrapped by Powell for the ending that now exists in all versions.  

 

And as for AMOLAD, I guess it's a pipe dream, but I hope this could find its way to Criterion...because it drives the OCD in me bonkers having a non-criterion nestled between my P & P collection which is entirely Criterion release!



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Posted July 05 2014 - 08:05 AM

In Tales of Hoffmann, there are approx. 13 minutes missing from what has been released. There are cuts in the Prologue (tavern scene), the Giulietta Act, and a major cut in the Antonia act of a lengthy

aria and solo ballet by Leonide Massine (the servant). The complete soundtrack was released on London records, back in the day, and has been issued on CD. All that is missing from the soundtrack is the background audience noise behind the credits. 


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