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  1. Rob W

    The Flash (2023)

    Maybe they can turn it into a musical ! (Hey , it worked for The Duelling Cavalier )
  2. Rob W

    R.I.P Pat Carroll

    I think you're confusing her with Nancy Kulp, at least as far as the political differences between the two when Kulp ran for office.
  3. Rob W

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Back to the Beach -- in Blu-ray

    All of the 1960’s Beach films were made by American International Pictures. ( I know you’re funnin’ with us in your review, but crediting Paramount appears to be an honest error )
  4. Rob W

    Press Release PHE Press Release: Star Trek: The Motion Picture Restored Director's Edition and Six-Movie Collection (4k UHD)

    I'm sorry, but we're going to have to remove you from this forum ....;)
  5. Rob W

    Press Release SPHE Press Release: 1776 (1972) (4k UHD)

    Given the poise, class and sophistication Julie Andrews has demonstrated over the years it's inconceivable to me she wouldn't have triumphed in the film as Eliza. If anything, as a relative unknown at the time her transformation would have been much more of a surprise than seeing Audrey Hepburn...
  6. Rob W

    UHD Review Giant UHD Review

    Much as I appreciate GIANT, Dean almost ruins the film for me because of his hammy, method-acting performance which is totally out of place amongst the traditional "Hollywood" performances of stars Taylor & Hudson ( who I thought were absolutely terrific in their roles ). It's not hard to...
  7. Rob W

    Lightyear (2022)

    This has virtually nothing to do with the Toy Story films storylines per se; this is presented as the movie that young Andy saw that turned him into a Buzz Lightyear fan and inspired him to buy the toy. ( The movie stars the "real" Buzz Lightyear, which helps explain why we get Chris Evans'...
  8. Rob W

    Jurassic World: Dominion (June 10, 2022)

    Is there such thing as an IMAX presentation with Dolby Atmos ? The two companies have their own proprietary sound systems.
  9. Rob W

    Press Release BVHE Press Release: Heat (1995) (4k UHD Combo)

    My digital file from the last blu-ray release upgraded to 4K about two years ago.... so I will pass on this.
  10. Rob W

    Coming Soon From Classic Flix: The Little Rascals Preservation & Restoration Project

    Retrosonic - 16mm prints of hundreds of silent films were made available for home rental in the late 20's / early 30's, sometimes complete and sometimes in cut down and retitled versions. A huge number of silent films now only exist in these 16mm Show-At-Home versions , including the Lon Chaney...
  11. Rob W

    ‘Avatar 2’ Renews Push for 3D Format in Movie Theaters

    During the first two years of the pandemic, when everyone was worried about covid transmission from simply touching things, theatres that were open pretty much totally eliminated 3D rather than risk another touch point by distributing and collecting 3D glasses. (Anybody still wiping down their...
  12. Rob W

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    Harry knocked my socks off in 4K HDR on my 83" OLED - it's the highlight of the set IMO.
  13. Rob W

    UHD Review Singin’ in the Rain UHD Review

    I thought of that... I'm not particularly fond of westerns but can still recognize films like Stagecoach, The Searchers or High Noon as great, virtually perfect films....:)
  14. Rob W

    UHD Review Singin’ in the Rain UHD Review

    If Singin' In The Rain only qualifies as a 4.5/5 for production (which is based on the quality of the film itself rather than the presentation ) what does qualify as a 5/5 in your mind ?:confused:
  15. Rob W

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance -- in 4k UHD

    Depressing to hear this... I was going to purchase but won't bother now. This also suggests we should worry about the 4K Untouchables coming up...
  16. Rob W

    Press Release WHV Press Release: The Batman (4k UHD Combo) (Blu-ray)

    Don't rely on Best Buy Canada for any accuracy. Their 4K Steelbook release of NO TIME TO DIE for Canada used a photo of the U.S. 4K steelbook cover, which promised a digital file. The Steelbook that eventually arrived had no digital file advertised on the cover and nothing inside the case, and...
  17. Rob W

    Blu-ray Review Man on the Flying Trapeze Blu-ray Review

    It's Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster, Matt......
  18. Rob W

    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Seeing Counsellor next weekend for the first time at the TCM Classic Film Festival, introduced by Leonard Maltin who will also be getting the Robert Osbourne award at this screening.
  19. Rob W

    UHD Review Spider-Man: No Way Home UHD Review

    Sony's Bravia Core streaming service ( full 4k quality over high-speed internet connections ) offers this on select Sony TVs such as my A90J ; it's the full IMAX ratio throughout with DTS "Imax-Enhanced" sound. Quality is stunning, but I also picked-up the 4K Steelbook because I wanted the ATMOS...
  20. Rob W

    International THE ALAMO (John Wayne's extended cut)

    Fascinating story, Bob. I knew Marissa Contardi, who was a warm and wonderful woman who sadly passed away at far too young an age in 2000.
  21. Rob W

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    I don't see this happening. Higher definitions such as 8K or 16K will make it even more difficult to get consumers to accept film grain as any sort of improvement.
  22. Rob W

    Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

    You would think after two years I would learn to be ready with the remote, but I'm constantly jumping to grab it and swipe in time before they move me on to the next thing!
  23. Rob W

    Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

    Hell, the studios themselves disrespect their own content creators on their streaming services when they shrink the final credits of all their programs in a rush to move you to the next bit of content - a practice I despise since you can't even disable it.
  24. Rob W

    Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

    No such thing exists.
  25. Rob W

    PHE Press Release: Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Fully Restored Director's Edition (4k UHD) (Paramount+ Streaming)

    It was definitely the Director's cut.... the visual improvements were obvious from the very first credits. Paramount+ lists very few details as what they're streaming, but nothing on the service in Canada appears to be in 4K.
  26. Rob W

    PHE Press Release: Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Fully Restored Director's Edition (4k UHD) (Paramount+ Streaming)

    Thanks. I signed up after work and found it, but I don't think it's 4K and it's definitely not in Dolby Atmos. Still looks and sounds great, though.
  27. Rob W

    PHE Press Release: Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Fully Restored Director's Edition (4k UHD) (Paramount+ Streaming)

    Anyone know if this is on Paramount+'s Canadian service ? There's nothing on the sign-in page of titles they currently offer.
  28. Rob W

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm – in Blu-ray

    The ideal overture solution with digital is to make the version with OVERTURE on-screen the default, but allow a menu option that says Play Overture / Entr'acte / Exit with black screen. It couldn't possibly be that difficult or expensive.
  29. Rob W

    Blu-ray Review A Star Is Born (1937) Blu-ray Review

    Going to wait and see this at the TCM Festival next month before I crack open the disc - tempting as it may be... My hunch is they will schedule it in the Chinese theatre so it will never get any better than that.