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  1. Ed Lachmann

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    Some love it, some REALLY hate it. I always considered it really Jack Palance and Virginia Mayo's movie and they are such fun to watch chewing up the scenery (especially Palance). Mayo is fitted with dramatic eyebrows that rival Nancy Pelosi's. The standout outlandish dinner scene with Nero is...
  2. Ed Lachmann

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    Love the Brothers Grimm and Star is Born releases, but still am holding my breath for the likes of Scaramouche, Land of the Pharaohs and Helen of Troy.
  3. Ed Lachmann

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    Damn, I thought the King Richard mentioned was King Richard and the Crusaders. I literally flew over to Deep Discount! Oops!
  4. Ed Lachmann

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    Couldn't have put it better!
  5. Ed Lachmann

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    SO happy about Ivanhoe! I know that there are few here who, like me, are really hoping for more historical adventure titles like Helen of Troy, Land of the Pharaohs, Scaramouche, Silver Chalice, Julius Caesar, The Prodigal and Knights of the Round Table. Ivanhoe is MUCH appreciated.
  6. Ed Lachmann

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    God yes, Rick, how the hell did I neglect to mention that, my most wanted blu-ray title of ALL. It would look so gorgeous in HD.
  7. Ed Lachmann

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    Someday, if I'm lucky, I'll topple over with a heart attack when they ever dare to release the likes of Scaramouche, Land of the Pharaohs or Ivanhoe. Sadly, I'd then be dead and unable to enjoy them.
  8. Ed Lachmann

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    I'm WAY older than millennials, boomers or the "great generation" in heart although just into my 60's now, that's why I'm still hoping for Greed, The Crowd, The Wind and Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
  9. Ed Lachmann

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    Then, for seconds, how about Helen of Troy, Ivanhoe and Land of the Pharaohs?
  10. Ed Lachmann

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    Bless you David for saying what many of us are thinking!
  11. Ed Lachmann

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    See above.
  12. Ed Lachmann

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    Yes, and I do hope WB considers releasing this, but not keeping my fingers crossed about it. Just saw it and it was wonderful.
  13. Ed Lachmann

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    Northwest Passage???????? This classic needs to be restored! Guess the gorgeous restoration of Lubisch's 1926 So This is Paris merits nothing but another Northwest Passage rant. Really some "classic film buffs" around here I guess.
  14. Ed Lachmann

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    As for hopes from the TCM festival, the top wish for me is a release of the restored So This is Paris which will be seen tomorrow night at 5:00 Pacific Time. Can't wait to see it and someday maybe own it.
  15. Ed Lachmann

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    I'd even add Ivanhoe, Scaramouche, and for those who love the campy side of spectaculars, The Prodigal (Holly Woodlawn's favorite movie). My DVDs look more than acceptable but HD upgrades would certainly be gorgeous, probably no need for expensive prohibitive restorations. Thanks Joe for...
  16. Ed Lachmann

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    I picked up mostly classic age DVDs through this 4/44 sale. The blu-rays, not so much. WB owns historical adventure galore from the first decade of the widescreen era which would be SO improved in HD. Wish they'd pop one in say every 6 months, just to spice it up beyond the musicals and 80s...
  17. Ed Lachmann

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    ONE of those isn't with Warners, Hud (so sorry I made a mistake). Which of the rest "aren't with Warners"?
  18. Ed Lachmann

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    A few of the MIA classic titles I'd love are: Four Horsemen on the Apocalypse, Greed, Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, The Crowd, Ben-Hur ('25) and The Wind in silents. Then in "talkies": Cimarron ('30), Freaks, Broadway Melody, I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang, High Sierra, Goodbye Mr...
  19. Ed Lachmann

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    Or Jack Palance either.
  20. Ed Lachmann

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    That's most likely the same post I read. Did get me a bit excited, though, as Pharaohs is an HD release I'd die for.
  21. Ed Lachmann

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    Just hope that WB doesn't follow your recommendations, but I imagine that they will. Thank God we did get grand classics like From Hell it Came, The Cyclops and Queen of Outer Space. That's not to say I didn't pick one or two up, however. "One man's crap" as they say.
  22. Ed Lachmann

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    I totally get Newman's hatred for Silver Chalice. He got a "crap" part as Virginia Mayo's boy toy in revealing little feminine togas which I'm certain, against his aspirations, he loathed having to wear in his first major studio "introduction". The movie belonged to Mayo and Jack Palance, who...
  23. Ed Lachmann

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    Totally agree, and even the DVDs of The Prodigal, The Silver Chalice and Helen of Troy look superb in SD. These and all other widescreen films benefit SO greatly from hi-def upgrades. I've even taken to not buying certain 4:3 upgrades as some seem a small improvement over the DVDs. Of course my...
  24. Ed Lachmann

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    I'm trying to recover the thread, no luck yet. That poster wrote that he saw the HD Pharoahs on a U.K. site, said it looked fabulous. I've tried to find it in HD on Amazon and iTunes, no luck yet. Speaking of Kazan, I'd kill for a blu-ray of America America! Wish WB would go for more real...
  25. Ed Lachmann

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    Still wish they'd release that 4K scan of Land of the Pharaohs I've been hearing about in a blu-ray. Seems they've got their needle stuck on a few genres and don't venture out too far from those. Still, I'm sold on Underwater which sounds like a hoot.
  26. Ed Lachmann

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    Still holding the eternal flame of hope for at least one classic widescreen historical epic like Helen of Troy, Land of the Pharaohs, Scaramouche, Ivanhoe or (as next month is Christmas) perhaps The Silver Chalice or The Prodigal.
  27. Ed Lachmann

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    From that original list, I'd go crazy over Julius Caesar, Land of the Pharaohs, Ivanhoe, Scaramouche or Freaks. I sure wish they'd consider a, "epics" blu-ray set with the first four or perhaps with The Silver Chalice and The Prodigal involved. It's surely a sadly under-represented genre...
  28. Ed Lachmann

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    YES! I'm a super fan of The Prodigal, too, as was my now sadly departed friend Holly Woodlawn. It was Holly's favorite film in fact, and we sat through it multiple times usually along with exotic tiki cocktails. It would look FABULOUS in hi-def!
  29. Ed Lachmann

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    Really stoked about this batch! Moonfleet, Wagon Master, Jezebel are all day one purchases. Now I'm getting a bit excited that someday we might actually see BD versions of Helen of Troy, Scaramouche, Ivanhoe, The Silver Chalice, Raintree County and Land of the Pharaohs. Hope these deep...
  30. Ed Lachmann

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    Just wish they'd throw classic film fans a real bone. This last bunch is the best they can do?
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