Recent content by MatthewA

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    RETREADS YOUR OPINION

    I would welcome a double-dip of Bedknobs and Broomsticks that was actually uncut. I also do not mind double-dipping on titles to take problematic picture/sound and replace it with improved transfers as long as they are actually better. On some of the early Blu-rays, they went overboard with...
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Seinfeld I could take or leave but I knew fighting that would be a losing battle. I was more preoccupied with The Simpsons anyway.
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    Home Alone (4k UHD) 9/15/20

    Actually, Disney is less heavy-handed on de-graining their live-action output. I just wish that mentality extended to animation since that's what they're known for and what the company was founded on.
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    MGM's Distribution Deal with Fox has expired with Warner taking over! See Post#74

    There's also Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Man of La Mancha, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Hair which Olive just reissued. Oh, and Yentl. I don't think they have any actual legal claims to any of The Beatles' movies anymore. Ironically, other...
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    Unreleased Disney Movies & TV

    As capricious as they can be, guessing what they will do next is an exercise in futility. Or perhaps would it be more appropriate to call it a Mousercise in futility?
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    That's generous compared to sites with no edit function at all.
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    Hugh Downs Of 20/20 Dies In 2020 At 99!!!!

    Rest in peace. And in addition to all his hours on US television, there was this*: *From an episode that also mentioned it being Mary Tyler Moore's birthday.
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    That sounds more like Mike Hammer to me. Most of the best comedy shows of the last 30 years, IMO, are animated. They don't have to deal with the laws of physics or child actors growing up. Some of them were on cable or streaming where they could do fewer episodes a year (the British model of...
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Yet you put up with an abusive jerk like Ross, a moron like Joey, an even bigger jerk like Chandler*, and three women who best represent that line from 1939's The Women about that word only used in polite society in a kennel? And as for tone, its vapid TGIF-meets-TNBC tone has been dragging TV...
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I take back every bad thing I ever said about Norman Lear. Seriously, F(r)iends is indefensible. I haven't come across a single 1980s show anywhere near as bad nor any since it. Not one. And I've seen some clunkers in my day. One of the reasons I have slowed down on my LA Law recaps is because...
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    Gone With the Wind physical copies are now sold out everywhere... (Thanks to HBO Max)

    Why is that warning only for racial/ethnic stereotypes? Why not sexual stereotypes as well?
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    Gone With the Wind physical copies are now sold out everywhere... (Thanks to HBO Max)

    I'll believe they are sincere when anti-gay depictions have a similar warning.
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    The 1970s was the last decade not graced by my presence, and the reminiscences of those who lived through it as adults or became adults then made it sound like they needed me.:biggrin: But that's actually one of the first shows I ever watched in reruns in the 1980s when it, Good Times, What's...
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    Song of the South (1946)

    People cared enough to write condescending clickbait articles attacking the Splash Mountain ride for being based on a film they don't want to release except outside the US where an organized backlash never materialized. This is why I agree with Mike Frezon when he speculated that that was...
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    Song of the South (1946)

    I find it extremely difficult to believe anyone that racist would even want to watch a film centered around black characters at all. That's one reason why I don't believe Disney's motivations are out of anything other than fear. Another reason I don't is the way they have treated other...