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  1. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Easter Parade -- in Blu-ray

    Man that big MGM fire is the burn that keeps on burning. Seems everything we miss now, the last surviving print was lost in THAT fire!
  2. Brianruns10

    Announcing the Cohen Film Collection of Restored Cinematic Classics

    Why, if they have the OCN of "The General," are they relying on a struck fine grain for the restoration? Scan the OCN in 4K for a proper DI, and make a preservation master from that.
  3. Brianruns10

    Announcing the Cohen Film Collection of Restored Cinematic Classics

    Wouldn't do much good. The 25 version is for all intents and purposes a lost film. It survives through murky 16mm "Show At Home" prints, no two of which seem to be alike, so what we have now as the 25 version is really more of a Frankenstein, cobbled together from bits and pieces of several...
  4. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ How Green Was My Valley -- in Blu-ray

    All the debate over the merit of the film aside, and the rather unfair legacy it has had to bear being "The film that beat Citizen Kane," I must say, without hyperbole, that the the wedding scene, ending with that shot of Mr. Gryffyd standing in the distance in the church cemetery...is the...
  5. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Vertigo -- in Blu-ray

    I won't buy this one either, not until it is done right. And if anyone from Universal is reading this, I'd GLADLY pay criterion level prices, 40 bucks even, for a proper, full on restoration...I'm talking 4K scan of the O-neg, with Mr. Harris doing all that is necessary. But for half assed...
  6. Brianruns10

    Criterion Blu-ray titles!

    But the economy has changed a lot since that New Line DVD release. The estate had said they hoped to do a follow up box set with the surviving Lonesome Lukes, but nothing materialized. Six years hence, a Criterion release would be a pretty tasty proposition...they come with a fervently loyal...
  7. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Vertigo -- in Blu-ray

    The ultimate grudge match would no doubt be between RAH and whoever was in charge of storing that roadshow copy of "The Alamo"
  8. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Vertigo -- in Blu-ray

    I want to see Robert Harris in the ring with Rick Schmidlin. Kevin Brownlow could ref. It could be called "Fightrate in the Nitrate." No holds will be brared, no punches pulled, and the O-neg won't be in cans, it'll be in IV bags...this Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!!!!
  9. Brianruns10

    Orei BDP-M2 Region Free blu-ray player won't play my region B disc

    Hey All, I live in the States, and I just bought an Orei BDP-M2 player to play an MoC blu-ray I bought. It is advertised on Amazon as playing region A B C, and many reviews stated the same. The box even has a sticker that says, "Region Free." Yet on my player, when I attempt to play my MoC...
  10. Brianruns10

    Blu-ray Review Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate Blu-ray Review

    I recall reading somewhere that the very first shot of the film was a stolen one...Cimino wanted to open on that particular steeple, and he couldn't get the permission needed. So they did it on the sly early one morning, laying down the dirt to make the road seem unpaved, grabbed the shot, then...
  11. Brianruns10

    Criterion Blu-ray titles!

    This release will go down as Criterion's biggest what-if/missed opportunity. It speaks volumes of Cimino, who after all these years has lost apparently very little of his self importance, self righteousness and hubris. He has completely whitewashed over the vital historical context of the...
  12. Brianruns10

    Post-1990 Titles From Each Studio That You Would Like To See On Blu-Ray

    "Far and Away"...one of the last Hollywood produced 65mm films. I'd love to see a downsampled 8K scan of this.
  13. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Man Who Knew Too Much -- in Blu-ray

    If those five films still belong to the Hitchcock family, I would surely hope they would be induced to take them somewhere where they might be treated better. Bring them to the Film Foundation, or Warners, or Criterion...
  14. Brianruns10

    Blu-ray Review Patton (2012 Remaster) Blu-ray Review

    I applaud Fox for owning up and fixing their mistakes. I'll reward them with my money, and plan on getting the new Patton. Universal by comparison, has a history of fucking up their releases. They mucked up Vertigo how many times, what with the wrong color timing for the credits, and omitting...
  15. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in Blu-ray

    I think they are able to manage such a long film on a single dual layer blu-ray in part because since the film's aspect ratio necessitates black bars on top and bottom, that area of black is able to help keep the file size down when they encode it. There is literally less image (for the...
  16. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Man Who Knew Too Much -- in Blu-ray

    I saw that trailer...."Digitally restored" my ass. False advertising more like it.
  17. Brianruns10

    USHE Announcement: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Blu-ray)

    Never have I read a better analogy for the problem at hand. This is precisely why we shouldn't be willing to cut Universal any slack, why we shouldn't say, "Oh well, they did a good job on the best films, and the rest aren't horrible. If these WERE a dozen eggs, and half were good, another...
  18. Brianruns10

    USHE Announcement: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Blu-ray)

    Exactly. These films received such mediocre treatment in part because they were bundled together. I'd much rather take them piecemeal, two or three a year, so each is given their proper due.
  19. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Obviously I can't complain at all about what we've been given, which is a marvel, and shows what can be done when you have people who CARE about their films (as opposed to Universal). But if I could add one thing, it'd be a commentary track, with Harris, Crisp, Raskin, Anne Coates, Omar Sharif...
  20. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in Blu-ray

    It's slightly off topic, but I'd love for this to happen. A Nobel prize for cinema would be fantastic.
  21. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Man Who Knew Too Much -- in Blu-ray

    Universal is quickly becoming the studio I loathe the most. From their wholesale junking of nearly their entire silent library in the 40s, to the current treatment of the greatest films by the greatest director (including a film rated the GREATEST ever by Sight and Sound), it is clear these...
  22. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in Blu-ray

    How was...the brightness...of the frame that is? :P
  23. Brianruns10

    Disney just bought LucasFilm! - Will Disney release the Original Versions of Star Wars?

    I think you've nailed it. Why would Disney pay that much only to have their hands tied by not being able to do something with the original theatrical versions? That's what everyone wants, those are the crown jewels. Those are the only things that retain any of the aura which Lucas has so...
  24. Brianruns10

    Disney just bought LucasFilm! - Will Disney release the Original Versions of Star Wars?

    Man how effin' lame is it gonna be to see the next Star Wars film open not with a Fox logo, but with that goddamn Disneyland Castle and shooting star...not to mention how 'effin lame the next Star Wars will be, period.
  25. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Hey all, this is a really basic question and hopefully not too dumb, but one I've been meaning to ask. I've been to plenty of extremely well done theatrical screenings, such as the ones at Ebertfest where the expert projectionist is James Bond (his real name, and an alumnus of my grad...
  26. Brianruns10

    GWTW and Wizard of OZ again in 2013

    I'd buy if they gave you a "Dark Side of the Rainbow" option :)
  27. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Oh I know! There were so many people I knew who I told about this show, who wanted to go, but were unable, because it was a Thursday night.
  28. Brianruns10

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Now if only Warner's can ink a deal with Universal and SAVE THE HITCHCOCKS!
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