This movie is wild. Has been very high on my "holy grail Blu ray" list. I saw this years ago and I couldn't quite believe it was the goody-goody Joan Leslie of "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and endless other Warner Bros ingenue roles. I highly recommend this to B-noir fans hungry for an...
I was pretty blown away by the picture quality of this one ... and by that certain plot twist 3/4 in !
I'd love to see Busby Berkeley's Gold Diggers of 1933 ...and the wild pre-code Wonder Bar (also with Kay Francis) in an extraordinary presentation like this.
Blind purchase for me. Have heard so many good things about this film over the years... excited to finally watch it.
Tho to be honest ....Technicolor Anything from Warner Archive ... I'll likely buy it no matter what the film is. (is Technicolor addiction a thing?)
I stand behind my belief that blind Mr Merkle swinging his cane around and busting through the glass door of W C Fields' store is the funniest thing Ive ever seen in my life. ("ya got that door closed again!...")
Very excited to get this.
this and the announcement of The Red Shoes and Citizen Kane from Criterion are enough to get me to upgrade to 4k at long last. Seeing classic movies in gorgeous picture and sound quality is one of life's great pleasures.
Another interesting credit : written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby... who wrote the Marx’s “Duck Soup” and “Horse Feathers”.
I’ll definitely support this release. This is kinda thing I used to play hooky from work to go see at places like the Film Forum. Only reparatory theaters right now are...
Tho not included here, the 3D Blu ray version of “Miss Sadie Thompson” from Twilight was wonderful ... we were really startled by the “rain storm in your living room” effect that occurred ...and Hayworth was MUCH better in that role than I had been led to believe. Im excited to get the rest of...
This is great news. Ive always longed to see what those two Busby Berkeley numbers look like in their full Technicolor glory (or at least as close a we can currently get). The movie itself is ok...but it really comes roaring to life during those two sequences. (There's a good episode about...
Gotta place my order for this.
Durbin was my late grandmothers favorite actress. She said all the girls in Catholic school were obsessed with her. They'd sing "Ave Maria" in church and pretend to be her. Ha.
Im still holding out hope for her film noir CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY to get a release in...
It’s bad in a “Lost Horizon” (1973) way as opposed to a “Valley of The Dolls” way.
“Fascinatingly ill-advised” would be my take
What stuck out for me was an animated sequence with giants coming over the mountain that is completely out of nowhere and kind of disturbing.
Day one purchase for me.
Been wanting “The Sleeping City” forever. Richard Conte is one my favorite noir actors.
Hoping for possible release of another Universal noir of his that is MIA: “Under The Gun”.
I watched by Blu ray again yesterday, here in the lengthy, ongoing Quarantine Film Festival.
Yes...I saw the restoration comparison...I agree...the restored version is free from any scratches or dirt whatsoever...as a "clean up" it is extraordinary. No question.
But honestly the grain...
Watched last night via HD projector...am so happy with this presentation. Transfer, package, supplements...the works. Even the graphics on the physical blu ray disc itself are beautiful.
I was reminded how incredibly lucky we are to have access to films like this, which were missing from...
My experience in straight bars is absolutely minimal.... but I confess I never pictured crowds meeting for after-work beers while cheering on cabaret shows with strobe lights and waterfalls.
How long has that been going on?
I live in midtown Manhattan....all projects I was working on, and that would be my income for the next year are cancelled.
My clients are wiped out. I’m going to be wiped out if this goes more than 2 more months.
But I have my health, and my rescue dog.
I’m blessed to have a big...
This is a good time for a sale. Just bought 8 titles...i have the big projection screen up and am just having all-day, quarantine film festivals here in my NYC apt for me and my dog...i was happy to add 8 classic films I hadn't seen yet.
So happy to see that "Image - 5".
I do miss my Criterion CAV laserdisc...which had so much supplementary material it took a week to get through it (It had to be thousands of stills on that disc...about the film, the stage production, history of show boats, you name it).
I was fortunate to...