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  1. Steve Rothaus

    A Serious Question --- Why Is Sanford And Son and All In The Family Okay And Amos And Andy Not

    In 1983, actor-comedian George Kirby hosted a well-made documentary, Amos 'n' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy (TV Movie 1983) - IMDb The nearly 40-year-old film has had more than a quarter-million views on YouTube since being uploaded in 2015:
  2. Steve Rothaus

    General Discussion BFIPlayer Steaming App Now available

    BFI Player Classics is also available on streaming services including Apple TV, Prime Video and Roku, and can be billed directly on those services for $5.99 a month.
  3. Steve Rothaus

    Blu-ray Review For Me and My Gal Blu-ray Review

    La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935) along with all the other extras (including Every Sunday) appeared on the original 2004 DVD release. Looking forward to seeing the Technicolor short in HD and the condition of the source material used for this (hopefully) new transfer.
  4. Steve Rothaus

    The Wizard of Oz returns to theater with a previously deleted musical number

    "That's Dancing!" opened in theaters on Jan. 18, 1985.
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  6. Steve Rothaus

    UHD Review Singin’ in the Rain UHD Review

    Nearly all the special features found in the 2012 DVD bonus disc are included with the Apple TV digital copy that comes with the new 4K disc.
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  9. Steve Rothaus

    West Side Story – Spielberg remake

    And months after the 2009 Broadway revival opened, most of the Spanish lyric translations were — very quietly — returned to English. https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/theater/27west.html
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ CITIZEN KANE -- in 4k UHD

    Mine, too. Froze at the 50-minute mark. I removed the disc from my Sony UBP-X700, carefully wiped it and the disc played fine.
  11. Steve Rothaus

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ Dinner at Eight – in Blu-ray

    Several typos/misspellings on this Smithsonian page -- including "advertisment" not advertisement in the headline and body. Hopefully, this is correct: "3-color carbro photograph" ...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ Dinner at Eight – in Blu-ray

    The Smithsonian has catalogued the 1934 Dinner at Eight/Coca-Cola advertisement: Dinner at Eight, Coca Cola advertisment | National Museum of American History (si.edu) DESCRIPTION A Nicholas Muray 3-color carbro photograph ca. 1934. Cast of "Dinner at Eight" in a Coca Cola advertisment. The...
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  14. Steve Rothaus

    Blu-ray Review In the Good Old Summertime Blu-ray Review

    In 2004, Warner Home Video released a four-disc "That's Entertainment" set that contained the three films on single discs, plus a fourth disc of bonus features, including the outtakes and extras. That set is long out of print and the films have been widely available on single DVDs without the...
  15. Steve Rothaus

    Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: Annie Get Your Gun (1950) (Blu-ray)

    The disclaimer, attached, has also been added to purchased video streams including iTunes, Prime Video and Vudu. Also, three short TCM discussions about the film are now included with the iTunes Extras.
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  17. Steve Rothaus

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Love Story – in Blu-ray

    iTunes has upgraded “Love Story” to 4K and Dolby Vision. Current sale price: $4.99.
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  19. Steve Rothaus

    Facts about Perspecta Stereophonic Sound

    You are correct. Found these photos on eBay. Read the back jacket for details about the musical sequences being presented in stereo by MGM's Scott Perry "for the first time anywhere." https://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Society-Bing-Crosby-Grace-Kelly-Frank-Sinatra-Laser-Disc/333735345989
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  22. Steve Rothaus

    Warner Archive Press Release: The Pajama Game (1957) (Blu-ray)

    I interviewed Janis Paige, then age 93, in 2016. Here's what she told me about casting "The Pajama Game": “The truth of it is that the film was offered to Frank Sinatra, who would have been a fantastic Sid,” Paige says. “Then they sent the script to Doris. The word out was they wanted to use as...
  23. Steve Rothaus

    Apple All-In-One Services: What Would You Pay (if at all)?

    This bundle prompted me to subscribe to Apple TV+, along with Showtime and CBS All Access (premium, no commercials): $14.98 a month for all three services. Actually, I am saving an additional $10 a year by subscribing annually to Apple TV+ for $49.99; then Showtime and CBS All Access for $9.99...
  24. Steve Rothaus

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

    My disc arrived today and there's a subtle change to the cover ...
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    Warner Archive: Summer Stock on Blu-ray

    Just got my copy today and the cover has been altered ...