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  1. Matt Hough

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Annie Get Your Gun – in Blu-ray

    Both of Garland's numbers were included in That's Entertainment III which is available in high definition, and I suspect that's where you saw them. The quality is 1000 times better there than the clips in SP on the Annie Blu-ray.
  2. Matt Hough

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Annie Get Your Gun – in Blu-ray

    No, Dick Van Dyke did not have a pay or play contract. He was not a part of Say It with Music which is where Julie's contract came from. The other potential films never got to the contract stage with him. (At least, not to my knowledge. I'm operating on memories as a teenager when I devoured...
  3. Matt Hough

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Annie Get Your Gun – in Blu-ray

    You shouldn't be disappointed with Show Boat. It looks and sounds amazing.
  4. Matt Hough

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Annie Get Your Gun – in Blu-ray

    As I recall, Julie Andrews was paid a million dollars by MGM for canceling Say It with Music where she had a pay-or-play contract. When MGM canceled the film, their first alternative was to do She Loves Me with Julie and Dick Van Dyke (oh, the pain of that not getting made with them; perfect...
  5. Matt Hough

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Annie Get Your Gun – in Blu-ray

    If they were live performances (and I believe the Martin-Raitt Annie was live), the video quality was likely better because what we're seeing is a kinescope, a movie shot off a television screen during the performance, and that kind of quality is never going to be great. It was probably in...
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