Recent content by Joel Vardy

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    Isn't it about time for The African Queen?

    Finally some good news...been waiting for over a decade...hope a BD version is in the works as well since most interested parties will likely have this capability in the probable timeframe (09/10?)...hope there is some effort to produce some new extras (like the influence this film has had on...
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    Annie Hall question...

    I've got a high def version recorded on my DVR (probably from a HDNM broadcast). I wish they would bring it on BD sometime soon. I agree that the SD version doesn't do it justice...oh well...I may be able to record onto a DVD through component if no imminent quality version is forthcoming... Joel
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    Isn't it about time for The African Queen?

    Another year with no word? There is no doubt in my mind that if the interest would be consolidated that Paramount would feel some pressure and perhaps get a clue...The market is there... Joel
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    HD DVD $5.99 sale (Universal) + shipping ($4.95 for first, @$2 for others) 5/24/08

    I got an unusual surprise. They've refunded the shipping costs (which were considerable (over $20)... Joel
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    African Queen at Barnes and Noble?

    I've been tracking the 'development' of this title on DVD for many years. I also have the mediocre region 2 release with Cardiff's commentary. Paramount seems to have dropped the ball on this one and I don't hold out much hope of this being rectified in SD. It might, in some future...
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    HD DVD $5.99 sale (Universal) + shipping ($4.95 for first, @$2 for others) 5/24/08

    I've tried to find where to put the free shipping code...anyone able to advise? Thanks... Joel
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    Isn't it about time for The African Queen?

    Another year has passed with no word. By far, the most anticipated unreleased title for me. I believe someone once said that this will be the 'last' of the AFI list to be released -- which leaves the Jazz Singer ('27) yet to be released next... any word on that title? Joel
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    The Sopranos Season 6, Part II - April 2007

    Did anyone get the lines of that old rock hit with the repeated line "you keep on going on..."? It seemed like Chase was telegraphing the ending...nicely done (especially with the additional song titles near the end -- on the diner jukebox menu)...the message was there... Joel
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    Ace In The Hole restoration - DVD Release on 07-17-07 See Post #66

    This is a major disappointment after several years of assurances (from combined studio sources and one of the mods) that this one was being actively restored. Licensing to Criterion would certainly make sense and would be a bit of a coup for them. Paramount has 'dropped the ball' once...
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    Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition, etc. Exchange Number and info

    Finally received my replacements yesterday -- after being among the first to call in. Better late than never. The process took about 6 weeks... Joel
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    Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition, etc. Exchange Number and info

    This 'process' has become quite frustrating. I have gone through the process of calling in and receiving the assurance of getting a call-back within 24 hours. Naturally, this did not happen. I then proceeded to call them to verify that they hadn't called me and give them my particulars. They...
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    Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition, etc. Exchange Number and info

    Just got my SASE today. Guess they shipped these things out alphabetically...I believe the number hand-written on the envelope maps to our ID and address. I put a return address on the back, just in case. I still don't expect to get the corrected versions before the end of the year... Joel
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    1900

    Glad to hear that 1900 has a good transfer (I picked it up from Amazon) since The Last Emperor may be one of the worst in my collection. I hear that non-R1 releases are much superior. I might have to break down one of these days for one of the imports unless we start hearing about a redo of the...
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    Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition, etc. Exchange Number and info

    Called yesterday to confirm that my name/address were properly filed. It was reassuring to find out that everything was in place except the mailings are still not sent after more than 2 weeks. They indicated that they would 'try' to get them out this week or next...Whenever anyone gives me this...
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    AFI missing titles

    I've sent several emails to Bill over the last few years with not a peep or response. I guess their information is old or was never as solid as they thought. It would be nice to have some updates or remove their dated speculation about these titles being readied for release... Joel