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    My movie-led Covid recovery Take Two

    We were seriously working in a couple of days out of town, one to visit an old friend’s daughter who is now a director of the Bendigo gallery. Trains are easy ( it was a 19 tram that was the source of my downfall.) I can Kangaroo whisper, after living in the Southern Highlands. Have you been...
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    My movie-led Covid recovery Take Two

    Speedy recovery to both of you Anthony. We are currently in Australia on our first break from the Land of the Giant Kiwi fruit in literally 30 months. I’m sorry to say after a trouble free first ten days in Sydney, we arrived Melbourne for a good bash on May 1. Ken cam down with it on Monday...
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    Pre-Order Marnie (1964) (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Thanks for your thoughts.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Singin' in the Rain -- in 4k UHD

    May 9 in OZ. EZYDVD is even cheaper than JB 25 bucks. BTW I will be in Melbourne from May 1 to 17, (escaping the Kiwi Coop0. Dunno if we can catch up? We might be taking train to Ballarat one day where a very old friend's daughter is managing the gallery there.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Devil In A Blue Dress (1995) (4k UHD/Blu-ray Combo)

    The Twilight Time BluRay was a very nice start on HV for this great movie.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Tales of Hoffman (1951) (Blu-ray)

    I know you are very familiar indeed with the movie Anthony. I was first aware of it in the 60s as a filmie teenager when it (along with Murder at the Vanities) was still one of those Holy Grail movies only a few demented cinephiles and Opera Queens knew about and there were occasional...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Tales of Hoffman (1951) (Blu-ray)

    This restoration originally released by Canal a few years ago is by the Film Foundation and other stakeholders with input from Warner MPI It represents the most complete restoration ever made of the film and includes the incredible "Bows from the cast" sequence at the end which was never even...
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    Secret of the Incas (1954) Charlton Heston, Never released on DVD or BRD?

    Robert, my biggest problem with the ViaVision BD of Naked Jungle is incorrectly open matte at 1.37 AR. This comes just after Incas in 1954 and as far as I can tell both movies were masked for 1.85. Incas DVD is 1.85, but the DVD and now the BD of Jungle is 1.37. obviously both DVD and BD from...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About While we wait for a few words about...™ West Side Story (2021) -- in 4k UHD

    I agree with all of this. And frankly I don't have problem with Kushner's "dramatizaton" for a newer generation. OF coure the score sounds sensational, and for me it's the underlying genius of the whole show.
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    Secret of the Incas (1954) Charlton Heston, Never released on DVD or BRD?

    the Haskin film has just had a Blu Ray release here, the quality is not very good, again the source looks like a bare 1080p done-in-a-hurry scan. It's the same source as the DVD and looks no better frankly. Pity it's the pick of the six titles.
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    Secret of the Incas (1954) Charlton Heston, Never released on DVD or BRD?

    It’s his major pre-DeMille picture. After that he became a statue, and to be fair, he had the guts to fight for Welles on Touch of Evil and the anti racist sub text of it, while he was still a liberal.
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