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  1. Billy Batson

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    I think you're barking up the wrong tree with The Devils (oh well, I have it on DVD, better than nothing), but...The Music Lovers. I believe now owned by MGM, I'd have thought it would have been licensed out by now, but nothing yet.
  2. Billy Batson

    A Question for Grover Crisp

    Yes, I wonder who does decide what gets released, (or licensed out)?
  3. Billy Batson

    Press Release BREAKING NEWS: Paramount Pictures Launches "Paramount Presents" Label

    Yeah, still waiting for an announcement I can get excited about.
  4. Billy Batson

    International Pre-Order No Way To Treat A Lady (1968) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Well I wouldn't say they were outrageous asking prices, unless of course you're paying Amazon's massive mark up. Converted to US dollars, the asking price comes to just under $21 (plus p&p). I've bought three Aussie releases so far, & they only came to around £15 each delivered (to the UK). For...
  5. Billy Batson

    A Question for Grover Crisp

    Mackenna's Gold (1969), not a great western, & many people would say not even a very good one, but I have a soft spot for it. I've liked it since I first saw it at the cinema all those years ago. The DVD is watchable, but that's about it really. I'd love a nice looking Blu-ray. The Devil at 4...
  6. Billy Batson

    A Question for Grover Crisp

    Yeah, Lord Jim & Barabbas. Two large format films, so don't hold your breath...but you never know :)
  7. Billy Batson

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Ah, that's intriguing. Part of the specs on Amazon UK: "1080p presentation on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK from a brand new 4K restoration" - It'll be interesting to see how this pans out.
  8. Billy Batson

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Not important I know, but just how good is that original post art for Five Graves To Cairo. You can't beat those painted posters. Ha, I see we in Blighty are getting the same transfer (& cover art) from Eureka :)
  9. Billy Batson


    The thing about any DVD/Blu-ray that you've had for many years, is that you know how many times you've watched it, or even if you'd watched it at all. I updated a number of DVDs that I hadn't watched & then didn't get around to watching the replacement Blu-ray! I think I've stopped that all now...
  10. Billy Batson

    Pre-Order When Worlds Collide (1951) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Yes, but can you hold it in your hand, can you feel the heft? :) The specs. don't say anything about it being a new transfer, so I'd think the iTunes looking great is good news for the look of the Blu-ray.
  11. Billy Batson


    I've never seen The Return Of The Musketeers & I never want to. I think the accidental death of Roy Kinnear during filming soured the whole thing, I'm sure it did for Richard Lester, who never directed another feature after this. A couple of quotes from IMDB: "Sir Christopher Lee said they...
  12. Billy Batson


    I saw both films the other day (I recorded them off TV a few months ago). I much prefer The Four Musketeers, that's the one I saw at the cinema. I'd certainly buy a new great looking scan/transfer (as I posted a while ago, my Blu-rays went to a charity shop). I do like David Watkin's...
  13. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    I read that, That's Entertainment!: The Complete Collection (parts 1,2 & 3, three discs) is going to be re-released on the Archive label on August 25th. Good, as I never bought them & the set looks to be OOP & goes for a few bob now.
  14. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    Yes, but those two aren't three-strip Technicolor, no CinemaScope film ever was. But what a great Robert Taylor swashbuckler trilogy that would make; Ivanhoe, Knight's Of The Round Table & Quintin Durward :) ...& I see I'm a senior HTF member. Thanks, I'm quite chuffed about that.
  15. Billy Batson

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    I wouldn't mind a Technicolor three-strip swashbuckler or two: The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) The Adventures of Don Juan (1948) The Three Musketeers (1948) Ivanhoe (1952) Scaramouche (1952) The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
  16. Billy Batson

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Yeah, well I'd like a good close-up look at that HD master of Day Of The Triffids before I offered up any amount of money.
  17. Billy Batson

    Dear Warner Bros...How 'Bout Giving Up Your Marx Bros. on Blu-ray?

    And I'd add, At The Circus. They were almost guest stars in their own film by then, but I do enjoy this one. There's Lydia, the Tattooed Lady & the scene where Chico is stopping Groucho from boarding the train (in the rain) is classic Marx Brothers. It is a (low down dirty) shame that none of...
  18. Billy Batson

    Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: Pat and Mike (1952) (Blu-ray)

    My god, I'm three years older that Spencer Tracy was when he died (or I will be in a few months), he looked about 80 in the sixties. I suppose that was all the booze.
  19. Billy Batson

    Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) (Blu-ray)

    Yeah, take no notice of me, I'm just a bitter old sod. I'm sure the colour will be amazing.
  20. Billy Batson

    Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) (Blu-ray)

    …& Scaramouche! Let's face it, I'm just out of sync with what Warner releases. "Wet, she was a star"
  21. Billy Batson

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Gladiator (redux) -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I bought a season of Game Of Thrones in a Steelbook & couldn't get the discs out, they were dangerously bending over & still wouldn't come out. In the end I got the toolbox out & dismantled the damn thing & re-boxed the discs. The first & last time I've ever bought a Steelbook.
  22. Billy Batson

    CAN-CAN 1960 will probably never be released on Blu-ray

    Yeah, I wonder what the hold up with The Music Lovers is all about? As for all these lovely big format films...Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation: you're needed!
  23. Billy Batson

    International The Carpetbaggers- coming to Blu-ray August 2020

    From some of the reviews I've read lately, Paramount aren't above releasing tired old masters themselves (& even new masters aren't a guarantee of excellence). I'd think it'll be the same as the streaming transfer, & I don't know how good that is. I'll do the usual & wait for a review or two.
  24. Billy Batson

    Pre-Order The Sign of the Cross (1932) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    A nice bit of pre-code DeMille. The French release is on its way to me (along with The Crusaders).
  25. Billy Batson

    International Roadshow Sweet Charity from Indicator

    Yup, it seems that the big studios are insisting on region locking now, if anything it's worse that it was 5-10 years ago.
  26. Billy Batson

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

    I don't think they're sold out, they'd be tons of copies still selling on Marketplace. All the Amazon sites say, Currently unavailable. We're living through some bonkers times.
  27. Billy Batson


    So, another title to add to the long list of films that have a Blu-ray worthy master...but no Blu-ray (yet).
  28. Billy Batson

    Has forum been hacked?

    Ah, it's not just me then :) I'm sure they'll sort themselves out.
  29. Billy Batson

    International Via Vision Entertainment Announces Premium Blu-ray Label "IMPRINT"

    Ha, me too (Odeon, Shepherds Bush as I remember). I went to see War Of The Worlds, but stayed on to see Psycho, a bit of a mistake, as it creeped me out for weeks.
  30. Billy Batson

    Pre-Order Spartacus 60th Anniversary Edition (1960) (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Yeah, the film's the thing. I'd rather they spent all their budget on the transfer. I rarely watch extras these days, & when I do it's just the once (but I do like a good commentary).