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    Blu-ray Review Flower Drum Song Blu-ray Review

    Years ago I advised and loaned pictures to an A&E bio on Vivien Leigh. One of the things they gave me was a copy of Ed Murrow's "Small World" with a "Zoom" call between Leigh, Sam Goldwyn and adder-tongued critic, Ken Tynan. As a matter of interest, maybe, Ken had given the stage production...
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    Unexpected Blu-Ray releases You've Been Delighted to See

    These are 2 films that I love and had no idea they would be given any release on Blu-ray ever. The first one is the wonderful Congress Dances which was filmed in 3 different languages and was the big budgeted UFA musical Of 1931. Only the German version appears on disc. It starred Conrad Veidt...
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    International THE JUNGLE BOOK (aka DAS DSCHUNGELBUCH in Germany) (1942)

    Dieser Artikel erscheint am 12. Mai 2022. Jetzt vorbestellen. This title is getting a new release in May. It's available to preoder in Germany.
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    UHD Review West Side Story (2021) UHD Review

    This film was technically a marvel. But there was no sensuality, no sexual heat---Spielberg does not do that. But consider "America"... did no one think it owed more to " Bonjour" from "Beauty and the Beast" than to the original Broadway conception? Rachel Zegler's coy Disney princess was...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ A Star is Born (1937) – in Blu-ray

    Great review, looking forward to it. I think the BR looks very yellow on GWTW and yet it was intentionally timed to correspond to the color of an original print or two. I don't like it because I was used to prints made later with a less subdued pallette. Ron Haver or Bob Thomas claimed...
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    Pre-Order Murder on the Orient Express (1974) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Compared and contrasted my German blu-ray version with this new Paramount release. I am so glad I read this thread as the new disc lifted a veil on this film. I saw this three times in its theatrical release in German theaters and an American cinema. I don't think I ever enjoyed it more than...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ Gold Diggers of 1933 – in Blu-ray

    Can we just say how a performance like Aline MacMahon's is another big reason this film is the best of the "Golddiggers" series. She is the template for how to zing 'em .
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    Blu-ray Review Song of the Thin Man Blu-ray Review

    Great review; I got mine this week and the film shone.
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    Reavon UBR-X200 4K UHD Universal Disc Player

    I did find out that both the X200 and X100 are multi-region players. After entering the setup menu, you type a 8765 which will take you to region selection. I will definitely get it.
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    Reavon UBR-X200 4K UHD Universal Disc Player

    The lack of multi regional capability is the only thing holding me back.