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    My 2 cents worth on "Brothers Grimm"

    As busy as he must have been, it seems typical of George Pal to make time to write to his fans. Thanks, Stephen, for posting this letter.
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    My 2 cents worth on "Brothers Grimm"

    David Strohmaier is Person of the Year 2020. George Pal would be so thrilled.
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    My 2 cents worth on "Brothers Grimm"

    I'll always keep my hopes up for a Smilebox Blu-ray of Brothers Grimm. If I were Lucas or Spielberg, I'd even pay for the restoration. I'm so grateful I got to see it in Cinerama at the Dome in October 2012, another thing concerning this film that was supposed to be impossible and would never...
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    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    My vote for the worst-ever mistake in a "2001" home video release was in the very first DVD. HAL's line "Affirmative, Dave. I read you." came out as "Affirmative, Dave", followed by silence.
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    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Also not in the regular 70mm prints which started off the anniversary celebration in May 2018 .
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    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    I saw it in the digital IMAX prints, but not the 70mm IMAX version.
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    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    It is also playing there next weekend. The last day is Sunday November 25th.
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    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    A few weeks ago, someone asked about the 2001 screening at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, in Omnimax. I saw it on Saturday 11/10. There were some flaws: the image could have been brighter, and the dome distorts the shape of the monolith in some shots pretty drastically. But that can...
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    WAC Releasing Auntie Mame onto Blu-ray 12-05-17!

    One day some years ago, before "Auntie Mame" was on DVD, I got a pinched nerve in my neck which caused terrible pain. I was unable to eat or sleep. "Auntie Mame" happened to be on American Movie Classics that day - this is when they still showed uninterrupted, uncut classic movies. For 2 1/2...
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    What about a Blu of Ryans Daughter

    Thanks, Robin. I did not know about that.
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    What about a Blu of Ryans Daughter

    Thanks, Ken. It really does look wonderful. It'll do fine until the Blu-ray comes along. The Overture and Exit Music were missing but the Intermission was included. I also bought Summertime and The Magnificent Ambersons in HD - a good way to compensate for the absence of Blu-rays for those...
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    What about a Blu of Ryans Daughter

    I want to buy the Amazon streaming video HD version of Ryan's Daughter, but can anyone confirm that the aspect ratio is correct? I rented Star Trek: The Motion Picture from them recently, and it was 1:85 instead of 2:35. Thanks.
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    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 4K/UHD Release possible?

    The theater reopened in 2011 after a 3-year renovation. According to Cinema Treasures, it seats 264 and has a 50-foot screen. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/34819
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    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 4K/UHD Release possible?

    The screen is about 40 or 50 feet wide and the sound system is excellent. The theater itself has a very unusual design. I also saw It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World here in 70mm.
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    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 4K/UHD Release possible?

    I'm going on Saturday afternoon 7/30. It'll be my 70th time seeing it in a theater (the first was in June 1968). If anyone's going, definitely get the tickets online. "2001" always sells out whenever they show it. Once I was put on a standby list, and I did get in eventually after the...
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