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    Fox Cinema Archives Debuts 18 New Classic Films on DVD starting March 18!

    Color fringing out the wazoo in some of those screen grabs. I'm not happy that Fox didn't show this film some love. They never have.
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    "The Alamo"s Status?

    It's a shame we still talk about the sad state of The Alamo five years after a restoration was due to happen. At this point, I've lost hope that the roadshow version will ever see the light of day again.
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    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection -- in Blu-ray

    Judging by Fox's past reputation, a reissue of The King and I is not going to happen. I'm very displeased, since I've put off seeing the film for a long time to wait for a superior presentation. Alas, the color palate has been modernized with too much blue. Or it could be due to yellow dye fade...
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    The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    The version of the 1945 State Fair I saw on TCMHD a couple of years ago looked pretty stellar, without any major color fringing or image damage present in most Fox 3-strip titles. It was actually one of the better looking Fox Technicolor transfers I've seen them show. I sincerely hope it did get...
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    The Day of the Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special)

    I'll see how things go. Right now I'm planning to buy a mix of R1 and R2 discs simply due to my current system arrangement, unless the R1 titles are too expensive, of course. Actually, collecting Doctor Who on home video is an expensive endeavor no matter what region you buy from. On a...
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    The Day of the Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special)

    Thanks for the info and the warning. I'll still go with the PAL imports, I think because having media which can eventually play properly after upgrading my HT system is more important to me than just having something that will play poorly no matter what. Plus, a lot of classic Doctor Who DVDs...
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    Coming Soon From Olive Films

    Yes, some look quite badly damaged. However, as I always say, element issues should not prevent a title from reaching Blu-ray in some form or another under any circumstances.
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    The Day of the Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special)

    VidFIRE was developed to make a 25fps film recording look like a 50i video recording by interpolating the frames lost in the film recording process. If we're dealing with a 60i NTSC output conversion, how would that mean that it would lose the video look? Would there be artifacting or stutter...
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    The Day of the Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special)

    It must be the overseas shipping which drives the cost up. I do have a multi-region DVD player (actually a BD player capable of playing DVDs from any region), but not a multi-system TV. And I have no idea how to set the output to PAL or whatever if that's even an option on it. So you're saying...
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    The Day of the Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special)

    Thank heaven! Really pisses me off that we're getting the shaft over here, but I can always get the UK disc. Just have to pay import and shipping fees. Grrr. I'm glad BBC has learned their lesson not to author over here.
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    Gone With the Wind - another restoration?

    Damn straight.
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    The Day of the Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special)

    In Doctor Who-related news, the DVD release of The Moonbase apparently has been slowed down to 24p, according to a number of Amazon reviews. The master created from the 25fps film recordings restored using VIDFIRE to restore the 50i video look should simply be encoded in 60i for NTSC release...
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    Blu-ray Review The 300 Spartans Blu-ray Review

    I think Matt did a decent job with the review. Most of the actors are terribly miscast. To me, this film was a missed opportunity, painful to watch at times, and a waste of two hours of my life. The only reason it's getting released on BD ahead of other '60s Fox classics like Two for the Road...
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    The Day of the Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special)

    So the UK BD of Day of the Doctor is not effected by the slow-down? Is it region-free?
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    Gone With the Wind - another restoration?

    Unless Warner does an MPEG-4 AVC reencode and spreads the film across 2 discs, I won't buy this again. Lossless original mono and the rediscovered scenes would be fantastic as well. However, Warner will probably take the half-assed repackage approach and use the current discs with crap bit-rate...
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