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    I can understand the emotional responses of classic movie buffs who have been over the moon with WB's original neg scans of b/w greats, along with these jaw-dropping, preternaturally astonishing three-strip Technicolor recombines. In comparison with the sledgehammer magnificence of say, PRIVATE...
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    I'd add Phil Karlson's HELL TO ETERNITY and Richard Wilson's PAY OR DIE! to your AA list.
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    I understood that significant technical advances were made since the earlier days of Ultra-Resolution, when first-tier classics like ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD were prepared. That's why the recent IVANHOE or ANNIE GET YOUR GUN or even FLYING LEATHERNECKS are getting jaw-dropping reactions. What...
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    ...especially if it was remastered with the three-strip recombine process that replicates the look of dye-transfer prints (IVANHOE being the latest miracle along those lines). A Blu-ray equivalent included in that package would make the current BD, pretty as it is, completely obsolete. Do the...
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    Famed film restorer Scott McQueen provided a wonderful commentary for Reinhardt's DREAM on the DVD release. It's pretty clear that he's a fan of the film, as are many others. And if Warners Archives were to scan the original negative for a Blu-ray incarnation, it would be one of the most...
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    SCARAMOUCHE next. Please. Knock us into the stratosphere with a three-strip Tech re-combine of the most flamboyant color adventure film ever made, with probably the greatest sword fight. Follow that up with Granger's THE PRISONER OF ZENDA and Flynn's ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN, and all will be...
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    How fantastic that Warners is providing technical data for their releases again. Doesn't cost them a penny more, and it's exactly what the serious movie collector wants to know.
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    CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS, THE GOOD EARTH, and GOODBYE MR. CHIPS have always been essentials, in term of landmark MGM films from the '30s. In another direction entirely, I'd enjoy a release of the George Pal/Byron Haskin science fiction thriller THE POWER, an underrated little widescreen gem with a...
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    Yes to SCARAMOUCHE, IVANHOE, THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, and THE ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN, for obvious three-strip reasons. But also very much needed is Anthony Mann's THE NAKED SPUR, one of his best westerns from this period, absolutely stunning in Technicolor.
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    Delighted this WASN'T it for August. Better yet, there may be more title announcements on the way. Wow. I apologize for panicking. And maybe, just maybe, another vintage classic will be in our hands within a month...
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    Is this really IT for August? Wow, how the mighty have fallen, at least in terms of WAC dazzling fans with an array of exciting monthly releases, complete with precious technical data and good old-fashioned salesmanship. We're grateful to get what little we get, don't get me wrong, but even...
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    LOL! Me too. I was suggesting their attitude, not ours. We are far younger than most millennials, in many ways.
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    I was hoping the July announcements would be an upswing from the relatively anemic June offerings. Doesn't seem to be the case, at least not so far. Fewer titles, no home runs (couldn't resist, with BALL GAME in the lineup), and, I haven't looked at the official announcements, but I'm assuming...
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    I believe THE NAKED SPUR, one of Anthony Mann's most praised 1950s westerns, may be the only one not available in the Blu-ray format anywhere in the world. For shame, considering what it would look like transferred from 3-strip Technicolor negatives. SCARAMOUCHE is certainly the most...
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    Three-strip Technicolor transfers of SCARAMOUCHE, THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, THE NAKED SPUR, and THE ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN, for starters.
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    Agreed!
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    I say "thank God they're still putting this stuff out, and let's hope that remains the case." You respond by saying, "If you don't want to buy these releases... " Excuse me, but why would I thank God for these current and upcoming releases if I didn't want to buy them? We were discussing the...
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    Of course good people should be working on this stuff, and that's generally been the case. But, in my opinion, what they're working WITH is the really important thing. With rare exception, original negative scans have produced and continue to produce the most spectacular results on video: WA...
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    Sadly, the new approach to announcing WA titles eliminates specific information about the transfer, if it's scanned from the original negative, etc. Looks like I'll have to be bothering Robert Harris every month, as I did this month ("To the best of your knowledge, is this new ZIEGFELD FOLLIES...
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    If you're a collector, the difference is quite important. Years ago, an Eastman color print of a movie was far less valuable than a Technicolor IB print of the same movie, because the Technicolor print, as a result of the dye transfer format, was far more vivid. Just recently, a process was...
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    This is true. I made it a point to ask Robert Harris his opinion about the upcoming ZIEGFELD FOLLIES... If it's a "scanned from the three original Technicolor negatives" transfer, I'm in; if it isn't, I'm not. Harris confirmed that it was (I'm in!). But I was forced to inquire because WAC's...
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