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    Press Release SPHE Press Release: 1776 (1972) (4k UHD)

    I received my 4K disc a couple of hours ago. It looks and sounds excellent. I skimmed through the disc and doesn’t have any problems (Oppo-203). I also skimmed through the laserdisc version. I actually have the laserdisc which I haven’t watched in years ever since the DVD of 1776 came out. I’ll...
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    Blu-ray Review Flower Drum Song Blu-ray Review

    Just finished watching Flower Drum Song twice, a second time with the charming audio commentary with Nick Redman and Nancy Kwan. It’s from the DVD release of 2006. Audio and video are excellent. Enjoyed every minute. I was comparing the song list of the film and the Broadway production. Only one...
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    Blu-ray Review Flower Drum Song Blu-ray Review

    I’m expecting mine tomorrow. Love Look Away is the show’s best song. Sad but beautiful. Rosemary Clooney recorded it for one of her albums.
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    What Forgotten Films do you want on Blu ray or 4K?

    The 1939 version of The Man in the Iron Mask. Directed by James Whale and starring Louis Hayward (in the dual roles), Joan Bennett, Joseph Shildkraut and Alan Hale. This was a favorite of my father and was released on a DVD by Hen’s Tooth.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    I’ve gotten through Harry, Shadow & Marnie. They all look very good. The autumn colors and foliage are stunning in Harry. The black & white cinematography in Shadow is fine. I have to compare it with the blu-ray. Marnie looks great compared with the poor old blu-ray. The hunt scene especially...
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    What Forgotten Films do you want on Blu ray or 4K?

    Not a bad sequel to Peyton Place except for the fact that all the major rolls are re-cast with different actors. In the early 60s 20th-Fox released this and the original as a double bill when they saw that The Robe/Demetrius & the Gladiators did well as a pair. Mary Astor steals every scene...
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    Some Twilight Time Discs No Longer Playing

    So far no Twilight Time problems. I checked a few of the discs some of you cited as problematic. I have an Oppo 203.
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    Criterion Blu-ray titles!

    I have the Criterion laserdisc of Summertime. It’s an enjoyable romance with a great score and a wonderful K. Hepburn performance. It was of excellent quality on the LD, the blu-ray (or maybe 4K UHD) would be very nice. Richard Rodgers composed a fine score for a Broadway adaptation of...
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    Barabbas HELP !!!!!!!!!

    I did not say that it wasn’t good. I said it wasn’t the best. The other theaters I mentioned had wider screens (some curved), better sound systems and were more luxurious in general (just my opinion).
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    Unexpected Blu-Ray releases You've Been Delighted to See

    I’m also a fan of Half a Sixpence. It has a terrific score with memorable tunes. Saw it in its roadshow run at the Criterion in NY. Both soundtrack and Broadway cast albums are quite good.
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    Movies you want on HD disc but don't expect to ever see

    Fine drama with Sinatra, Crain & Gaynor in fine form. Sinatra croons Oscar winner All the Way among others. Several versions of the Oscar winning song from the film are available in the boxed set Sinatra in Hollywood. The VistaVision film should yield a nice blu-ray of a film never released on...
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    It has an excellent score by Bernard Herrmann.
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    International THE ALAMO (John Wayne's extended cut)

    Just finished reading all of the articles you included links to above. I saw The Alamo in its original run at the Rivoli Theatre in NYC. I don’t know whether it was the cut version or not. When the laserdisc of the complete film was released I purchased it and was impressed at the quality of the...