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  1. Douglas R

    Is Paris Burning? (1966) restored in 4K

    I've watched the HD version on Paramount+ in the UK. It looks pretty good, complete with overture and intermission.
  2. Douglas R

    International Get Carter BFI 4K UHD & Blu-ray

    At last! Someone who's opinion of the film chimes with mine.
  3. Douglas R

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I don’t know why Time Out of Mind has been so neglected over the years. For some reason it’s never been released on DVD but sound and picture quality on KL’s Blu-ray is excellent. The film has lush production values and is well directed by Robert Siodmak with fluid camera work and excellent...
  4. Douglas R

    Aspect Ratio Documentation

    The early Bond films were all 1.85:1 for U.K., not 1.75:1. Please see my post above with images from Kine Weekly.
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  8. Douglas R

    Aspect Ratio Documentation

    Kine Weekly has no aspect ratio listed for Hound of the Baskervilles. The Curse of Frankenstein is listed as being filmed in Hammerscope. Presumably, either an error or was initially intended to be in Hammerscope.
  9. Douglas R

    Aspect Ratio Documentation

    Kine Weekly lists Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger as being filmed for 1.85:1.
  10. Douglas R

    Barabbas HELP !!!!!!!!!

    I’d say Julius Caesar is the most likely candidate from Warner’s point of view. A far more prestigious film than the others mentioned, with wide appeal; Mankiewicz; Shakespeare; Brando. Very highly praised -the film even received a 70mm reissue.
  11. Douglas R

    International The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie (1972) 4K disc release.

    I have this and frankly I don't like it. It is much darker than the previous Blu-ray. I saw the film when it was first released theatrically. I don't claim to know exactly what it looked like but I don't recall it being so dark.
  12. Douglas R

    Blu-ray Review Blue Skies Blu-ray Review

    Sorry, no. I’m still waiting to ensure the corrected version will be sent from retailers like rarewaves.
  13. Douglas R

    Barabbas HELP !!!!!!!!!

    I'm not willing to wait for something which may never happen, so I'm perfectly content to buy existing Blu-rays of BARABBAS, LORD JIM. EL CID etc. and have something better then the DVD versions, even if not up to the best they could ideally be on the format. Packaging and extras are also a...
  14. Douglas R

    International BFI release of Mary, Queen Of Scots (1971)

    Thank you but I don't pretend to understand that, especially in view of this piece from In70mm which seems to say the 70mm exemption from the quota encouraged the use of 70mm blow-ups: British Quota: There was situation peculiar to Britain which favored the use of 70mm prints. The "British...
  15. Douglas R

    International BFI release of Mary, Queen Of Scots (1971)

    I never saw THE COBOYS theatrically but I've often wondered about that. How many theaters played it as a roadshow with intermission? Very few I imagine.
  16. Douglas R

    International BFI release of Mary, Queen Of Scots (1971)

    Curiously, Mary, Queen of Scots seems to have had only one 70mm showing in the UK at the Odeon Leicester Square for the Royal Film Premiere. I don't know whether that had an intermission but after that one showing subsequent showings were 35mm. I didn't see it at the Odeon but saw it on general...
  17. Douglas R

    Aspect Ratio Documentation

    It’s best to correct errors when seen (as I try to do) - although it’s a full time job!
  18. Douglas R

    International BFI release of Mary, Queen Of Scots (1971)

    The back cover does indeed say "Original overture and musical intermission" but neither are on the disc. Someone seems to have duplicated the wrong master!!
  19. Douglas R

    Blu-ray Review Summertime (1955) Blu-ray Review

    That’s obviously not the original theatrical trailer.
  20. Douglas R

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I was doing well with Bullets or Ballots, Smart Money, Lady Killer, Mayor of Hell, Picture Snatcher and G Men, all of which played fine but about three quarters into watching David Copperfield (W C Fields etc) the disc refused to play any further.
  21. Douglas R

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Giant -- in 4k UHD

    I have to agree. I've always struggled with the film as well. I always thought Stevens a vastly overrated director.
  22. Douglas R

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I'm not saying all their releases are bootlegs but I would say that their Warner Bros controlled titles look suspicious. They released THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD on Blu-ray and for example FREAKS and LITTLE WOMEN on DVD. None of these has a Warner Bros logo. The credits don't even say MGM...
  23. Douglas R

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Pidax appear to be bootleggers.
  24. Douglas R

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    If it's not already been mentioned I can add The Little Giant with Edward G. Robinson to the list. Decided to watch it after not seeing it for many years and the screen went completely black about half way through at a new chapter point. The disc wouldn't even come out of the player after that...
  25. Douglas R

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

    The film has a great score by Alfred Newman and the stereo soundtrack CD is still available from Kritzerland.
  26. Douglas R

    Pre-Order The Night My Number Came Up (1955) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Just received this but inside the package was a DVD. I was too eager to jump at what looked a good price. I keep forgetting that Kino do DVDs. Incidentally, 1.33:1 is clearly incorrect for a 1955 film. I watched it 1.75:1 and it looked perfectly framed at that ratio.
  27. Douglas R

    Where's High Society on Blu Ray Warner's?

    Here in the U.K., BBC TV showed High Society today. Listed as being in HD, I had a quick look and it looked very poor - no better than an SD upscale. Aspect ratio was wrong at 1.77:1 showing masses of headroom. I saw the film theatrically in a 1964 reissue and what stood out was the remarkable...
  28. Douglas R

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I look around HMV and the vast majority of discs stocked are DVD. I see lots of people buying them as well!
  29. Douglas R

    What was your very first movie on physical media purchase?

    Gosh we're including vinyl records now? The first LP record I bought was in 1960, using my pocket money (allowance). Nothing to do with films though. It was Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.