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    Blu-ray Review Oliver! Blu-ray Review

    I had posted this somewhere, but it seemed to have vanished. Anyhow... I've been wanting an expanded soundtrack--with better sound quality--for the longest. At least the TT Blu-ray offers an M&E track. However, I wonder why Columbia and Sony have not reached out to Harvard's Houghton...
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    Blu-ray Review Oliver! Blu-ray Review

    I've been wanting an expanded soundtrack--with better sound quality--for the longest. At least the TT blu-ray offers a M&E track. However, I wonder why Columbia and Sony have not reached out to Harvard's Houghton Library to get a copy of the original score. The library has in its archive, 10 of...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    Yep, the DVDs are incorrect too. I did it to see how easy would it be to correct it digitally. I ultimately did an HD version and spliced it into the blu-ray video. I can watch it on a hard drive attached to my home theatre and not be bothered by the botched dissolve.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    Good question. I was under the impression it was done on Fox's end.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    You're right. But after reading the 'Hawaii' thread (good read, by the way), I don't think MGM would do very much to correct the film.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    It's not difficult for them to get it right, as RAH had pointed out few times: A Roll, red; B Roll, blue; additive dissolve between the two. For someone who has never seen the negatives, I'm guessing it should have looked like the mock up I did years ago.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    If Fox would just give me a hard drive with just only the Overture, I'd fix it for free for them. I already did an SD test.
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    My Fair Lady 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Now that we have a beautifully restored MFL, I wonder if we can somehow get Fox or MGM (whoever owns the property) to fix West Side Story.
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    Interview Exclusive Interview: Robert A. Harris & Kevin Koster on the Restoration of My Fair Lady

    I just finished watching the whole film, and it is gorgeous from beginning to end. It can't be said enough what a wonderful job RH, CBS, and others have put into this restoration. This is an excellent example of how a film should be restored. This is now my go-to disc when demonstrating to my...
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    My Fair Lady 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I'm currently giving it a complete watching before the World Series starts up. I agree with many of your statements. However, I have the opposite reaction regarding the sound of the overture. I'm actually surprised by its clarity. Outside of listening to the sound track recording, I can clearly...
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    My Fair Lady 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I am totally blown away by the detail, contrast, and saturation! The title text are nice and crisp, no softness along the edges of the text. The Covent Garden scene is rich with detail among the many shades of black. I swear I am seeing more details on the pillars. And most of all: no milky...
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    My Fair Lady 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    It has finally arrived. I can only do a 20 minute spot check before rushing off to campus to meet with my graduate students. So far, the overture looks and sounds stunning!
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    My Fair Lady 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I got mine for the $27.99 pre-order price. But, for this film, I think I'd be willing to pay $35 for it.
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    My Fair Lady 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    The second one is closer. Or, you could be like strange like me and habitually call it 'interval'.