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    Press Release BREAKING NEWS: Paramount Pictures Launches "Paramount Presents" Label

    Yeah, still waiting for an announcement I can get excited about.
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    International Pre-Order No Way To Treat A Lady (1968) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Well I wouldn't say they were outrageous asking prices, unless of course you're paying Amazon's massive mark up. Converted to US dollars, the asking price comes to just under $21 (plus p&p). I've bought three Aussie releases so far, & they only came to around £15 each delivered (to the UK). For...
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    A Question for Grover Crisp

    Mackenna's Gold (1969), not a great western, & many people would say not even a very good one, but I have a soft spot for it. I've liked it since I first saw it at the cinema all those years ago. The DVD is watchable, but that's about it really. I'd love a nice looking Blu-ray. The Devil at 4...
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    A Question for Grover Crisp

    Yeah, Lord Jim & Barabbas. Two large format films, so don't hold your breath...but you never know :)
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    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Ah, that's intriguing. Part of the specs on Amazon UK: "1080p presentation on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK from a brand new 4K restoration" - It'll be interesting to see how this pans out.
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    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Not important I know, but just how good is that original post art for Five Graves To Cairo. You can't beat those painted posters. Ha, I see we in Blighty are getting the same transfer (& cover art) from Eureka :)
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    RETREADS YOUR OPINION

    The thing about any DVD/Blu-ray that you've had for many years, is that you know how many times you've watched it, or even if you'd watched it at all. I updated a number of DVDs that I hadn't watched & then didn't get around to watching the replacement Blu-ray! I think I've stopped that all now...
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    Pre-Order When Worlds Collide (1951) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Yes, but can you hold it in your hand, can you feel the heft? :) The specs. don't say anything about it being a new transfer, so I'd think the iTunes looking great is good news for the look of the Blu-ray.
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    Time For THE THREE MUSKETEERS & THE FOUR MUSKETEERS on a Region A Blu

    I've never seen The Return Of The Musketeers & I never want to. I think the accidental death of Roy Kinnear during filming soured the whole thing, I'm sure it did for Richard Lester, who never directed another feature after this. A couple of quotes from IMDB: "Sir Christopher Lee said they...
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    Time For THE THREE MUSKETEERS & THE FOUR MUSKETEERS on a Region A Blu

    I saw both films the other day (I recorded them off TV a few months ago). I much prefer The Four Musketeers, that's the one I saw at the cinema. I'd certainly buy a new great looking scan/transfer (as I posted a while ago, my Blu-rays went to a charity shop). I do like David Watkin's...
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    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    I read that, That's Entertainment!: The Complete Collection (parts 1,2 & 3, three discs) is going to be re-released on the Archive label on August 25th. Good, as I never bought them & the set looks to be OOP & goes for a few bob now.
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    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Yes, but those two aren't three-strip Technicolor, no CinemaScope film ever was. But what a great Robert Taylor swashbuckler trilogy that would make; Ivanhoe, Knight's Of The Round Table & Quintin Durward :) ...& I see I'm a senior HTF member. Thanks, I'm quite chuffed about that.
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    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    I wouldn't mind a Technicolor three-strip swashbuckler or two: The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) The Adventures of Don Juan (1948) The Three Musketeers (1948) Ivanhoe (1952) Scaramouche (1952) The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
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    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Yeah, well I'd like a good close-up look at that HD master of Day Of The Triffids before I offered up any amount of money.
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    Dear Warner Bros...How 'Bout Giving Up Your Marx Bros. on Blu-ray?

    And I'd add, At The Circus. They were almost guest stars in their own film by then, but I do enjoy this one. There's Lydia, the Tattooed Lady & the scene where Chico is stopping Groucho from boarding the train (in the rain) is classic Marx Brothers. It is a (low down dirty) shame that none of...