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  1. Mark Philp

    Summer of 42 digital download, Advice please

    Don't know where you saw it, but I was a TV film editor back in the 1970's and I remember being surprised that the film was syndicated uncut. Any editing you saw was either by the network (if it was a network showing) or by your local station. They all had their own standards and some stations...
  2. Mark Philp

    I Need A New DVD Supplier

    I use Amazon, DVDEmpire, and Deepdiscount mostly. Deepdiscount usually has the best price for what I'm looking for, but their free shipping can be slow. My suggestion is to try at least a couple of places and see which one suits your needs best.
  3. Mark Philp

    BELLS OF ST. MARY'S and the @&!# annoying bar

    First of all it does refer to RKO, but this isn't really anything new. Those of us who are old enough to remember when just about all tv stations broadcast in black & white may recall that the distributors would make b/w prints of color movies for tv stations because it was cheaper than using...
  4. Mark Philp

    Anyone know anything about gas furnaces? It's cold in here!

    We had two new gas furnaces installed in our two-family home about four years ago and every August or September I have the service tech come out and clean and check them out. The peace of mind it gives me more than outweighs the cost. Keeps my tenant happy too. I don't care if it's 90 degrees...
  5. Mark Philp

    Need a little help regarding a DirecTV Tivo

    Well you may be right. I did try doing that a couple of times even keeping it unplugged over a weekend to know avail. I have a feeling that they really accidently close my account on that unit, but didn't want to say so. Anyway, its been working ever since I called them so I'm grateful for that...
  6. Mark Philp

    I didn't know they were Bootlegs until today

    Film Addict: I don't think anyone should come down on you. Everybody makes mistakes. I think you did the right thing by blowing them in to the FBI. I doubt that you'll see your $80 again, but at least you have the satisfaction of knowing you did the right thing. I have no sympathy for bootleggers.
  7. Mark Philp

    16MM Fans: I need help...

    A friend of mine is the last "factory authorized" Eiki serviceman in Upstate New York and I'm pretty sure he can help you. Send me a private message and I'll give you his name address and number.
  8. Mark Philp

    Need a little help regarding a DirecTV Tivo

    Thanks guys, for your suggestions. Here's the latest. First I checked the signal strength and it was zero on both satellites. Well, then I went to the system information page just to see if there was anything useful there and I found something. The listing for "account status" said closed. I...
  9. Mark Philp

    Need a little help regarding a DirecTV Tivo

    I own three R-10s and they're the best. However, one of them is sick. All I get is a full-screen message that says "recorder must reaquire information from satellite" and "0% complete". It's been that way for days. I tried all the usual things like resetting it. I unplugged it for about 48 hours...
  10. Mark Philp

    Cleopatra (1963)-Intermission Music

    I haven't seen that DVD, but usually if the movie is on two discs the "intermission" music will be the end of of disc one and the "entr' acte" music will start disc two. In cases, when it's all one one disc they usually butt them both together with a quick fade to black between and have the...
  11. Mark Philp

    Cleopatra (1963)-Intermission Music

    Intermission music was always played at the end of the first part. After an "intermission" title on the screen, for fifteen or twenty seconds, the curtain would close, the lights would come up and the music would continue for a few minutes. Most films that had an intermission would also have...
  12. Mark Philp

    Anyone ever refinish their bathtub?

    I don't believe that Re-Bath refinishes claw-foot tubs. I think they just do new tubs and surrounds over old ones. We had a job like that done using Bath Fitters and were very pleased. Completely redone in one day. As for refinishing your old tub, you might check your phone book under something...
  13. Mark Philp

    If you're recording VHS tapes to DVD, what's the best speed?

    Well, I think you should experiment. Take a disc and record a few minutes of a tape at each of the speeds and then choose the speed you like best. As for me, I don't care about wasting disc space, I want the best quality I can get. If quality isn't that important than one of the slower speeds...
  14. Mark Philp

    Warner Brothers Films of the Fifties

    Even though TCM and Warner Bros. are owned by Time-Warner, they are in seperate divisions. TCM doesn't have any special rights to Warner Bros. films. If they want to show them they have to lease them like anybody else. It would be the same way if HBO wanted to run one of the films that TCM had...
  15. Mark Philp

    Pilot on gas fireplace won't stay lit.

    I agree about holding the button down, but I've had hot water heaters where you had to hold it down for at least a minute and then very slowly let up on it. You might try that.
  16. Mark Philp

    Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 3 in slim cases?

    I think it all comes down to cost. I believe that cases are made from a petroleum product and we all know where the price of gas has gone, so it makes cents (spelling intended) that they find a way to shave costs. I think we'll see a lot of thin cases in the future from many companies.
  17. Mark Philp


    Mark, I don't find anything irrational about it, I usually just try and find the simplest way to do things.
  18. Mark Philp


    If you trust the person enough to let them go into your house, why not just give them a key? We do keep a key hidden out in our backyard (not in plastic rocks) but that's just in case my wife and I lock ourselves out.
  19. Mark Philp

    is this the stupidest road sign ever?

    The stupidest sign I ever saw was a "detour" sign. Not that the sign itself, but it's placement. The highway department was repairing a main road and the detour sign was sending traffic down a deadend street. Talk about a traffic jam.
  20. Mark Philp

    Defective "Scarlet Street" DVD?

    Kino may have gotten a bad bunch of DVDs from the manufacturer. Contact them, they are one of the best companies when it comes to replacing defective DVDs.
  21. Mark Philp

    jury duty

    They call you every year in Baltimore? Interesting. Here in New York State, if you're summoned, you can ask to be excused once. However,to get it, you must agree to serve on another specific week, usually you can choose the date. After that, even if you never were chosen for a jury, you're...
  22. Mark Philp

    The Ticket Booth Experience

    Colton, judging from the picture, it was well worth the time, money and energy you spent on it. After you get it and your friends are green with envy think of the great story you'll have to tell. Now you need one of those lighted admission price signs most theatres had. I was going to suggest...
  23. Mark Philp

    Homeowner's Policy change?

    Joe is right. It happened to a guy I worked with. First, he installed it himself, then never bothered to report it to his insurance agent. Within a month he had a major fire and the insurance company wouldn't pay. If he had it done properly, and reported it, the increase in his insurance would...
  24. Mark Philp

    Is there a market for poster/lobby repros as DVD extras?

    Little poster reprints in DVDs don't really do much for me. They only make me want the full size ones. It would be nice to have a coupon in the case to send in for a full size poster, but that will never happen.
  25. Mark Philp

    The War Lord (1965)

    "The War Lord" was produced by Court Productions and only distributed by Universal. Perhaps Universal no longer has the rights to it.
  26. Mark Philp

    Netflix experiment semi-log --- how fast and how many can i rent

    Well, I don't know what percentage of customers rent so many that Netflix loses money on them, but a company, any company, has to make a profit to stay in business. If it's becoming a problem and they're losing money they have two choices, decrease service or increase prices. I don't like it...
  27. Mark Philp

    DOCTOR X's color

    It's no excuse, but maybe somebody decided to "correct" the color so people wouldn't think "there's something wrong with the color" and return it.
  28. Mark Philp

    Vincent Price - which is his best movie on DVD?

    I love 'em all. Had the chance to meet him twice and have lunch with him once. What a great guy he was. Most interesting and a true gentleman.
  29. Mark Philp

    Earthquake DVD Sensuround track is pitiful

    I was a projectionist when "Earthquake" came out and we ran an optical mono print. I never thought the effect was that good, myself. It was a big hit because it was something new and different. If made today it would be far more spectacular.
  30. Mark Philp

    Netflix experiment semi-log --- how fast and how many can i rent

    If they have a lot of customers like this, I can see why they delay shipments. They're losing money on this one. Don't get me wrong, I think they should be upfront about limiting deliveries to frequent customers, but you shouldn't expect them to take a loss on every customer.