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  1. AnthonyClarke

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    I have been waiting for Me and My Gal for o so long. It's in my two or three favourite Judy Garland numbers ... possibly number one for her wonderful number 'After You're Gone. At last....
  2. AnthonyClarke

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    I'm tired of waiting for 'Captain Blood' so this time around I'm not going to even mention how overdue it is.
  3. AnthonyClarke

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    There is so much beauty running through 'Three Little Words' with those two wonderful dance partners for Fred. Not to mention Debbie Reynold's cameo performance miming to Helen Kane's re-recording of her classic 'I Want to be Loved By You'. Sorry, I did just mention it.... Total bliss, that movie.
  4. AnthonyClarke

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    Like you, Keith, I love 'Three Little Words'. That, and 'Two Weeks with Love', would make my day any day of the year. And speaking of 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', I just started this week to re-read my pretty large collection of James Thurber first editions. And am delighted to report that...
  5. AnthonyClarke

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    Like David, I've been patiently awaiting Captain Blood for too many years to mention. And while I hope the film noir and Western afficianados get their due, I refuse to give up on my hopes for a continued solid ration of old musicals. Here's to a Fred and Ginger box set, and to Two Weeks with...
  6. AnthonyClarke

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    What a great Christmas gift Three Little Words and the Astaire and Rogers movies would make. Only problem ... we'd have to wait a year.
  7. AnthonyClarke

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    I also always think of those two movies as a natural double. Maybe because Elizabeth Taylor is in both? Anyway, for me they're forever linked.
  8. AnthonyClarke

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    Hi Dana Forgive my ignorance, but what was the issue with 'Tarzan Escapes'? It's the only one of the three I haven't seen, and I always thought 'Tarzan and His Mate' was the most heavily censored one, with the swimming scene. But have I got that muddled up?
  9. AnthonyClarke

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    EVERYONE must get The Last of Sheila. So good in so many ways, including a star turn from James Mason sort of reprising his Humbert Humbert role. Thanks Warner for this star outing.
  10. AnthonyClarke

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    National Velvet was announced only a few days ago along with some other choice items including The Last of Sheila. I long for Two Weeks with Love, Captains Courageous and Random Harvest amond many others, and am optimistic ... as long as I live long enough. And since I'm definitely going to die...
  11. AnthonyClarke

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    The Last of Sheila is one of our very favourite movies. I always hesitate about putting the awful DVD on for friends in case they, as I do, find the soundtrack so badly muffled as to make it at times totally incomprehensible. I hope there is some way they can remedy this. But still .. it's one...
  12. AnthonyClarke

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    Overlooked in all those lists is 'The Desert Song', which hasn't even had a halfway decent DVD release. The Warner Archive DVD was an unviewable travesty, a dark, lifeless image which lacked the visual appeal of the very good VHS. Though purists hate the way the story has been dumbed down so...
  13. AnthonyClarke

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    At last. Great musical and should look ravishing in refurbished Technicolor.
  14. AnthonyClarke

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    I ran a quick check and my set seems to have survived the global catastrophe.
  15. AnthonyClarke

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    Thanks Gary for the clip from the Don Lane Show (the poor man's Graham Kenendy!). Fabulous insights from both Louis and Leslie ... both of looking so great.
  16. AnthonyClarke

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    Years since I read the Sabatini novel so I can't judge which is most truthful. But his novels were amazing (when read as an 11 or 12 year old) and the Flynn movie is a ripper!
  17. AnthonyClarke

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    Yes yes please The Last of Sheila. The image quality is ok on the DVD but the muffled soundtrack makes it virtually unplayable for me. Such bad audio. I hope it's not an endemic issue and can be improved for Blu ray release.
  18. AnthonyClarke

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    I'm with you, Josh. And my budget also says forget it .... dream away!
  19. AnthonyClarke

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    I am inspired by the comments about Fred and Lucille in 'This Heart of MIne'. So long since I've seen it! I'll fire up my woodfire space heater, lower the projection cinema screen and pull out the DVD this afternoon! We're so lucky to be in this age of instant video gratification!
  20. AnthonyClarke

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    I asked time after time for a Blu ray release of 'The Major and the MInor' and it WAS released. And undoubtedly, due solely to my efforts. Way back I asked for 'Casablanca' too.
  21. AnthonyClarke

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    My DVD of Blandings was totally fine until,years ago, I lent it to an architect friend to screen to some of his students. By the time I viewed it again, I'd moved interstate and it was too late to complain about the scratches ..... So this could not be more welcome. One of my favourite movies...
  22. AnthonyClarke

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    And if it's under the Amazon aegis,it means overseas buyers should be able to order from it .. which they couldn't from the old shop. For that reason, good riddance to it, I say.
  23. AnthonyClarke

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    I wrote just yesterday in another thread that i couldn't imagine seeing a major quality lift in Annie Get Your Gun if it came to Blu ray as the DVD was so good. So here it is, just announced, and I know I'm going to have to succumb and buy the darn thing. We love it despite the dreadful ending...
  24. AnthonyClarke

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    I'm sure they're the same excellent transfer. Mine is so old it's in the Snapper case with the cardboard front which I love and everyone else hates. I'm sure they wouldn't have sought to improve that transfer for another DVD edition.
  25. AnthonyClarke

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    The Annie Get Your Gun DVD (for which we waited so many years) was a brilliant DVD, pretty well up to Blu ray standard. It will take an exceptional transfer to better it significantly. Still, if it came up, I'd get it ... just in hope of something astonishing.
  26. AnthonyClarke

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    Captain Blood and Captains Courageous ... and FRED AND GINGER
  27. AnthonyClarke

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    That single BB disc would make a terrific Blu ray. A bit like the Fred and Ginger and Judy Garland compilation discs I've lovingly crafted myself .. though on standard DVD, not Blu ray. I go to a lot of work .. on 'Fine Romance' I edit out all the crap guff which happens halfway through the...
  28. AnthonyClarke

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    I;m already waiting with bated breath for Show Boat but I may try the same for Three Little Words and For Me and My Gal. The latter in its original one-strip B&W thanks.... And thanks David for the news on Show Boat. Robyn wants me to find some podcasts featuring some favourite people (Sam...
  29. AnthonyClarke

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    We wait with bated breath to find out which of our longest-held wishes now disappear with George Feltenstein's departure. I do hope that we may still see the Blu ray of Show Boat (1951 of course) finally materialise.
  30. AnthonyClarke

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    I wonder who owns rights to one of my favourite golden-era comedies --- Mr Blandings Builds his Dream Castle, with Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. That would make a great Archive Blu ray offering.
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