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    Lost Films Found

    If you go to the archive.org site, after bringing up the movie, all you do is click on "6 original" on bottom of the download options at the right of the page and it will automatically download for you.
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    Lost Films Found

    Yes, I have a reasonable copy of "Sleepytime Gal". At least watchable picture quality, but, again, a very poor original print. Pity, as it was one of Judy Canova's best movies. Here's a public domain print of "Lorraine and the Lions" (without music audio) on the archive.org site, which you can...
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    Lost Films Found

    The horror of the history of Tiffany studios is that MGM bought the whole of their library, way back in about 1937 and then proceeded to destroy the negatives of them all for some unknown reason, so we are only left with prints that survived one way or another. Pity, because Tiffany was keen on...
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    Lost Films Found

    Two other 2-strip 1930 Technicolor movies which should be restored and released on BD are "Viennese Nights" and "Whoopee !", which are both extant. Glad to see that "The King of Jazz" was also released on BD and it's original green and red 2-strip Technicolor , rather than the copies of "Whoopee...
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    Lost Films Found

    Yes, got to see a really good print . in Technicolor, of "Follow Thru" some time ago and it was a gorgeous colour print with gorgeous photography, especially, as you mentioned, with the outdoor scenes (have to agree about Jack Haley, too). A definite BD restoration and release if ever there was...
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    Lost Films Found

    This copy is not a restored 3 -strip Technicolor version of that movie, but a two-strip Cinecolor version of it and, while watchable, is not the best print.
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    Lost Films Found

    Yes, love Tom Tyler westerns and action films and vintage cinema serials. Vintage cinema really fascinates me and always has, and it is great that a lot of that is being beautifully restored..
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    Lost Films Found

    It seems that no matter how many people complain about this problem, the big companies still don't release them and I do wonder why, as so many people love vintage movies and would buy them as one can see by the number of write-ups about various ones.
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    Lost Films Found

    I would define "lost" as movies, or segments of, that were thought not to exist anymore, at least in their entirety or only in b/w or not at all, and have now been found in their entirety. All the films mentioned were at least under one of these headings and have never been released to the...
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    Lost Films Found

    "The Lottery Bride" is only available , on DVD, in it's 67 minute b/w version, without the 13 minute Technicolor finale, which surely would be worth adding to the movie, now that they have it. Apparently the full version was shown on TCM, but I haven't seen it. Don't know much about the...
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    Lost Films Found

    Now that the Technicolor "Mamba" (1930), "Hat Check Girl" (1932), "The Lottery Bride" (1930 with full Technicolor ending) and the Technicolor version of "Mysterious Island" (1929) have been found and restored, it would be nice if the general public were able to watch these films., especially as...
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    Blu-ray Review The Emperor Waltz Blu-ray Review

    Instead of concentrating on a rather nondescript Technicolor movie such as "The Emperor Waltz", what about the complete two-strip Technicolor versions of the 1930 "The Vagabond King", "Mamba" and the 1929 "Mysterious Island". all of which are extant in Technicolor now and very much need...
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    Blu-ray Review The Emperor Waltz Blu-ray Review

    I do have the Universal DVD of it, which is excellent picture quality anyway. Can't really see the BD being much better.
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    Blu-ray Review The Emperor Waltz Blu-ray Review

    Interesting as Billy Wilder considered it his worst film of all time.
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    Blu-ray Review The Emperor Waltz Blu-ray Review

    Really don't know why they decided to release that particular Paramount Technicolor movie on Blu Ray, as it was a flop at the time and still isn't a great movie. What about releasing Paramount's brilliant "Blue Skies" (46) or "Lady in the Dark" (44) on Blu Ray ?. That would be more to the point...
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