Recent content by Spencer Draper

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    Gone With the Wind physical copies are now sold out everywhere... (Thanks to HBO Max)

    It does seem to be panic buying indeed. WB has always saturated the market with every reissue and the endless repackaging. As for me I have the big swag and all second BD boxset and both flavors of the LD release: CLV and CAV. One day I’d love to see the rare 1998 final LD which apparently has...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Well thankfully most everything is available via MOD. I emailed in my message and list of bad discs and got a response from Sherri almost lickety split which was very surprising! Once they reopen the offices I'll be doing disc swaps. I only have a few MODs but none are reprints. The reprint MOD...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Yes they're all DVDs. The problem seems to be for all DVDs from the affected years that don't carry the Made in Mexico stamp on the rear cover.
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I think I've now checked every WB disc I own from 2006-2009 that does not have a Made in Mexico stamp. This means I checked somewhere between 200-250 discs and flipper sides. Dead discs are completely rotted and will not play whatsoever or load. Others freeze at points and will not recover. some...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    For me those that are shot will not play at all nor will they launch in any player, pc drive or allow me to even open disc information on a PC. I think Dragon Seed from the Hepburn set will play to about 40 mins and then craps out. With most used discs I get I use a piece of software that I got...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Well I just had the issue happen on two different sets. Three of the five discs in the Errol Flynn Signature Collection Volume 2 are totally dead and will not load whatsoever nor in a PC drive. Charge of the Light Brigade, Dawn Patrol and Gentleman Jim are affected but Dive Bomber And Don Juan...
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    Pre-Order Paramount Presents: To Catch A Thief (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I posted a big response over on the BD forum but am quite perplexed at what is going on here. Personally I had been waiting for reviews to see if this would change much if anything from the 2012 disc. TCAT is a film that I've found perplexing on all major release as it never seems to look quite...
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    Can a Plasma TV make speakers blow diaphragms?

    That’s what I had thought. It was simply weird for it to happen all at once but adding the plasma in was the only change I had made.
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    Can a Plasma TV make speakers blow diaphragms?

    I’ve had a weird issue pop up and have been posting around trying to see what people think. My main setup was built around my HDCRT originally. About six months ago I found a plasma to play with and so I've had to have my Panasonic ST60 on a stand in front of my CRT stand and receiver. Suddenly...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I've had a few DVDs go bad but only a few compared to the bigger pile of Laserdisc rotters out there. Usually it's DVD rot from early year releases. The latest I had die on me was the Special Edition DVD of For Your Eyes Only which I replaced. There are seemingly a number of WB titles that...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Night Passage - in Blu-ray

    Holy moly! I was expecting just a 1080p version of the old master. I can't believe it's been redone. Wowzers this looks great. You can't get away from the "this started as a Mann western" feeling of Night Passage. It has a darkness and should have been a great Western but never manages to shape...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Rare Breed - in Blu-ray

    I'm happy this one looks good. It's non-essential but still fun. I was afraid all of these were just going to be cleanups of the DVD masters like most of the German BDs are and Bend of the River was.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Show Boat (1936) - in Blu-ray

    Can't wait to check this out at some point. I have the big MGM LD boxset with the other versions. Seeing this always makes me think of how shameful it was that Whale never got proper recognition during his heyday and especially afterwards to this day. Once the studio handover was complete he...
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    UHD Review A few words about...™ It's a Wonderful Life (Corrected)-- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I have to say the darkness in the captures posted so far does give me pause. Finding the thread here at least convinced me I wasn't just seeing something from UHD captures posted online and then viewing on a non HDR monitor. As someone who is still not 4K capable but actively keeps up with the...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Leopard Man - in Blu-ray

    The more you see this, the more it grows on you and despite being a lesser film it's still a great one due to the power and atmospherics. If they must be doled out one by one then so be it, but this is a great time to be a Lewton and Tourneur enthusiast.