Yes of course if you are referring to 8-perf horizonal print. However, I have always heard term "VistaVision print" to mean the original dye-transfer prints that were mostly all we had but, as you say, were "spectacular".
Ok, finally got to see this only 50 years after release!
It is different than I thought. It is largely a pretty serious biography with a lot of subtle emotions and issues. I gather that his life was actually worse in some ways. The music and songs work well.
I had expected largely...
My copy of Norway just arrived and I will be watching it this weekend. Much appreciate getting this, even though it is missing the overture and intermission as I understand it.
As a lover of musicals, onstage and onscreen, I love the musicals of the late 60s and early 70s. They are...
Let me explain my history on this issue.
1. I used to buy Japanese LD's. I discovered that inevitably US versions became available that were of higher quality.
2. I bought an all-region DVD player, and subsequently bought a number of DVD's. I discovered that the quality was often poor, and...
Yes, exactly why I do not use streaming for anything I am serious about. And I have a very good Internet connection. If it is hard for a professional reviewer to review, it is hard for me to watch.
Streaming is the modern version of watching a movie on a 16mm print broadcast from your...
The film never found its audience.
MGM tried to market it as a roadshow after the success of Ben-Hur. It was only shot in 35mm and the efforts backfired in my opinion.
I saw it in second run after the roadshow flopped and I was surprised that it was a decent piece of history.
This is an extraordinary movie.
I first saw it shortly after I had installed a 35mm system in my parents's basement and was hungry to get films to show there. I did have good contacts, and came across a treasure trove of Lopert Films releases that included this one.
Thanks, much wisdom in your post. Steadies the force.
I do think that not making the original versions of the first trilogy available is petty and unfair to customers. I have the "definitive" LD set and the many other LD's of the films and have chosen not to buy the modified films until...
One reason I shy away from non-region-A disks is that I have had enough experience with buying DVD's and LD's from abroad that were not as good as the eventual US product. It seems wiser to wait and have a choice.
If there is something you care about, there is nothing like a physical media copy to ensure you have continued access to the item (and the version you prefer).
My only copy of Star Wars is the "Definitive" laserdisc collection. It may be over 20 years old, but it has not suffered the...
Ok. So what we now have is:
A. Ethnically-correct casting??
1. The new movie will feature Puerto Rican actors. The Puerto Rican demographic is 60-70 European, so it will be interesting to see if this fact is observed in the casting, or if they will all be dark-skinned.
2. The role of Tony...
If the original 3 films (unhacked) are made available in quality 4K disks I will make a purchase. Otherwise, the LD box set will remain my record of SW. I gave away my DVD's and never bought the Blu-ray's.
It's all about the customer.