Recent content by Douglas R

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    Gone With the Wind physical copies are now sold out everywhere... (Thanks to HBO Max)

    In the U.K. the Sky Cinema subscription service has a description saying “This film has outdated attitudes, language and cultural depictions which may cause offence today”. The same description is given to FLASH GORDON (1980) which has got me puzzled!
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    Pre-Order The Last Valley (1971) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    It was good to see THE LAST VALLEY again. It's still a fascinating allegorical and literate film set at a time of events seldom portrayed on screen. The source material is obviously not ideal but I'm content to have it as it is. At least one can't say it doesn't look like film - complete with...
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    Pre-Order The Last Valley (1971) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I am sure it's a lot better than my one and only theatrical viewing of the film. I was away from London so missed being able to see it in 70mm and stereo sound. I don't think the film had a wide release and the only screening the film had in the large provincial city where I was staying was in...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations - in Blu-ray

    Pleased to say I also ordered from Deep Discount although goodness knows how long it will take to get to the U.K. At the moment packages are taking many weeks.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations - in Blu-ray

    Don't we all know better than to accept marketing blurb as gospel? :)
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    Warner Archive - The Miracle (1959)????

    I was a few years older and remember it quite well. I thoroughly enjoyed it - but there’s no accounting for taste!
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    Gone With the Wind physical copies are now sold out everywhere... (Thanks to HBO Max)

    My first viewing of the film was the 70mm blow-up in 1967. Obviously not the best way to see the film, especially for the first time but my reaction to the film was mainly one of boredom. Despite that I’ve bought the film on each format simply because it’s an important film historically which I...
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    Could 'Gigi' be restored for Blu ray?

    The process shots of fades and dissolves In discs never bothers me because that’s what the films looked like originally. Come to think of it, I miss seeing reel change markers as well!
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    International International shipping from amazon US

    Nothing to do with COVID-19. Other than third party sellers, Amazon have only been offering Global shipping export for some time now.
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    3D Meet Bob Furmanek: HTF Golden Age 3-D Consultant

    I agree. Another excellent 3D restoration but I found the film to be rather a bore. Not helped by my never having thought much of Rock Hudson as an actor. It did seem to be a very low budget western as well - with too many night scenes, which didn't show off 3-D well. A word of praise though...
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    International Via Vision Entertainment Announces Premium Blu-ray Label "IMPRINT"

    Received “War of the Worlds” today. Huge improvement on the DVD and Amazon Prime HD version. I first saw the film as a reissue in the mid 1960s as a double bill with, of all things, “Psycho”. “War of the Worlds“ was shown cropped to fit the wide screen.
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    Pre-Order 3-D Rarities, Volume II (3D Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    It took time to get across the ocean but 3-D Rarities II has at last arrived in the U.K. Mail has of course been crazy over the past few months. Another fascinating collection, superbly packaged. I particularly liked the stills, especially those taken by Harold Lloyd. Aside from the...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ To Catch a Thief (redux) – in Blu-ray

    Somehow I doubt that “Digitally Cleaned-Up Version” is going to cut it as a purchasing incentive:)
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ To Catch a Thief (redux) – in Blu-ray

    I’ve ordered this because I like to judge for myself regardless as to who or how many say it’s not worth buying. From what I can see, with some exceptions, the vast majority have judged it on screen caps - something I won’t do. Of course if I prefer it to the 2012 release, you can rest assured...