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  1. Matt Hough

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    The Big Parade got a lush, digi-book Blu-ray release. There are other celebrated MGM silents awaiting such treatment!
  2. Matt Hough

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    The first thing that came to mind was The Great Ziegfeld. Could Raintree County also qualify?
  3. Matt Hough

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    March or April? Already announced for March are Captain in the Clouds, Brothers Grimm, A Star Is Born (1937).
  4. Matt Hough

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    Yeah, it may have been made at MGM's third musical unit (Jack Cummings' unit), but it contains some of Astaire's best dancing of the MGM era especially since Vera-Ellen's diminutive size and mammoth talent were perfect matches for him.
  5. Matt Hough

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    Crawdaddy is right: the iTunes digitals I have, while looking more than acceptable, pale in comparison to the quality of the Blu-ray transfers. I mostly have musicals like Summer Stock, Ziegfeld Follies, My Dream Is Yours. Holiday is also leagues inferior to the Criterion Blu-ray release.
  6. Matt Hough

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    She won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Actress award for her performance and then wasn't even nominated for the Oscar. Incredible!
  7. Matt Hough

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    I have it on one of the streaming services. Looks OK but needs work to qualify for Warner Archive Blu-ray release.
  8. Matt Hough

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    Absolutely a necessity!
  9. Matt Hough

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    And For Me and My Gal.
  10. Matt Hough

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    I can't be too disappointed. 2021 has been a great year for WA.
  11. Matt Hough

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    While I can't speak directly for him, I was following his logic in that he was ONLY speaking of the Best Picture nomination which Ivanhoe received and which was denied both The Bad and the Beautiful and Viva Zapata!
  12. Matt Hough

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    It's kind of ironic that two indelible Anne Revere performances are in this batch. She makes a wonderful Crazy Mary in The Thin Man Comes Home, too.
  13. Matt Hough

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    It really shouldn't be released unless it's in its original 3D. "J.R. in 3-D" went the ads.
  14. Matt Hough

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    If that's true about In the Good Old Summertime, I will be thrilled because the print that TCM has been showing for years and years is only okay, and you know Warner Archive will do a stunning job with the Technicolor.
  15. Matt Hough

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    It's my favorite of the Garland-Rooney films, mainly because of that stylish "Ghost Theater" sequence and the great Oscar-nominated song "How About You?" And Judy sings her heart out in "F.D.R. Jones" and "Waitin' for the Robert E. Lee."
  16. Matt Hough

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    Very excited about Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
  17. Matt Hough

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    Ah, well....hopefully we'll get it some time this year.
  18. Matt Hough

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    Argh! Closer to three hundred for me!
  19. Matt Hough

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    I bought the iTunes HD streaming version of Royal Wedding for $5, and it looks beautiful, definitely from Warners' transfer and not a public domain source.
  20. Matt Hough

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    Oh, please. I had it on laserdisc and watched it many times before it came out on DVD. Yes, Miranda is more entertaining here than in her other big MGM musical A Date with Judy. However, I'd rather have Jane Powell in Two Weeks with Love than either of those other two.
  21. Matt Hough

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    I bought the HD streaming version of Ziegfeld Follies months ago and was underwhelmed with it. However, every Warner Archive Blu-ray that I had an accompanying iTunes stream for has been noticeably and enthusiastically improved from the streaming master. (The first one that comes to mind was...
  22. Matt Hough

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Absolutely. Streaming is very convenient, and I wouldn't want to be without it, but it's very comforting to know that I have almost every favorite movie of my life's viewing within easy access either on disc or on a service.
  23. Matt Hough

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    Yes, I always thought that song should have become a standard: it's haunting and beautiful. Sadly, it wasn't even Oscar-nominated that year.
  24. Matt Hough

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    I would say Fred Astaire is the star of the film since he's in four segments (three of them classic for-the-ages musical moments), far more than any other MGM star, and he's also mentioned by "Ziegfeld" in his opening sequence as the one of the stars from his era that was still shining brightly...
  25. Matt Hough

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    I appreciate those of you who keep us posted each month. I hope you will very soon get some information you can impart to us!
  26. Matt Hough

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    My order arrived this afternoon. :dancing-banana-04:
  27. Matt Hough

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    Once again, same here....
  28. Matt Hough

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    Same here.
  29. Matt Hough

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    They seem naturals for the Criterion Collection since Warner Archive chose other Hepburn and Hepburn-Tracy pictures to release under its own banner.
  30. Matt Hough

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    The DVD of Annie looks very good, so the Blu-ray should be a stunner.
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