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    My movie-led Covid recovery Take Two

    We were seriously working in a couple of days out of town, one to visit an old friend’s daughter who is now a director of the Bendigo gallery. Trains are easy ( it was a 19 tram that was the source of my downfall.) I can Kangaroo whisper, after living in the Southern Highlands. Have you been...
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    My movie-led Covid recovery Take Two

    Speedy recovery to both of you Anthony. We are currently in Australia on our first break from the Land of the Giant Kiwi fruit in literally 30 months. I’m sorry to say after a trouble free first ten days in Sydney, we arrived Melbourne for a good bash on May 1. Ken cam down with it on Monday...
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    Pre-Order Marnie (1964) (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Thanks for your thoughts.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Singin' in the Rain -- in 4k UHD

    May 9 in OZ. EZYDVD is even cheaper than JB 25 bucks. BTW I will be in Melbourne from May 1 to 17, (escaping the Kiwi Coop0. Dunno if we can catch up? We might be taking train to Ballarat one day where a very old friend's daughter is managing the gallery there.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Devil In A Blue Dress (1995) (4k UHD/Blu-ray Combo)

    The Twilight Time BluRay was a very nice start on HV for this great movie.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Tales of Hoffman (1951) (Blu-ray)

    I know you are very familiar indeed with the movie Anthony. I was first aware of it in the 60s as a filmie teenager when it (along with Murder at the Vanities) was still one of those Holy Grail movies only a few demented cinephiles and Opera Queens knew about and there were occasional...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Tales of Hoffman (1951) (Blu-ray)

    This restoration originally released by Canal a few years ago is by the Film Foundation and other stakeholders with input from Warner MPI It represents the most complete restoration ever made of the film and includes the incredible "Bows from the cast" sequence at the end which was never even...
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    Secret of the Incas (1954) Charlton Heston, Never released on DVD or BRD?

    Robert, my biggest problem with the ViaVision BD of Naked Jungle is incorrectly open matte at 1.37 AR. This comes just after Incas in 1954 and as far as I can tell both movies were masked for 1.85. Incas DVD is 1.85, but the DVD and now the BD of Jungle is 1.37. obviously both DVD and BD from...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About While we wait for a few words about...™ West Side Story (2021) -- in 4k UHD

    I agree with all of this. And frankly I don't have problem with Kushner's "dramatizaton" for a newer generation. OF coure the score sounds sensational, and for me it's the underlying genius of the whole show.
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    Secret of the Incas (1954) Charlton Heston, Never released on DVD or BRD?

    the Haskin film has just had a Blu Ray release here, the quality is not very good, again the source looks like a bare 1080p done-in-a-hurry scan. It's the same source as the DVD and looks no better frankly. Pity it's the pick of the six titles.
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    Secret of the Incas (1954) Charlton Heston, Never released on DVD or BRD?

    It’s his major pre-DeMille picture. After that he became a statue, and to be fair, he had the guts to fight for Welles on Touch of Evil and the anti racist sub text of it, while he was still a liberal.
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    Secret of the Incas (1954) Charlton Heston, Never released on DVD or BRD?

    It has been released by ViaVision in Australia as part of a six DVD/six Chuck Heston movie pack. The transfers are all from older, unrestored masters but quite OK for DVD. Incas is finally correctly matted to 1.85 which looks fine, and despite lower res and PQ generally the color looks nice...
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    Columbia Classics Vol 3 Suggestions

    Two color, two BAndW: A Matter of Life and Death Bonjour Tristesse Lady from Shanghai Only Angels have Wings
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Double Indemnity (1944) (4k UHD)

    I am wondering if the other Universal property they're still hanging onto for later better quality release is Midnight? Nowhere near as well known as the Wilder of course.
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Stage Fright -- in Blu-ray

    Thanks guys. I assumed as much but I ditched the old DVD when I received the new BluRay (Space is a major issue in my life.) I wondered, as you do, f you could fix it by removing the three or four (or however many) and back print replacement frames from the darker "A" shot while keeping the...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Stage Fright -- in Blu-ray

    I would not normally post this kind of “spot the glitch”moment, but I feel I must, given I cannot recall any similar instance in any other Archive Blu Ray in living memory. In Stage Fright at 15m; 33seconds, there is what looks like a printing error in a lap dissolve in which the “B” shot...
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    Judex (1916) Bluray release from Gaumont...?

    Forgive my stupidity. It took a week of watching these until I bothered to look at the menu itself which includes subtitle option. The reviews are correct, both titles are English subbed. now buy and enjoy.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Le cercle rouge (1970) (4K UHD)

    Mark I think the UHD is a revelation.
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    UHD Review The Red Shoes UHD Review

    I am kinda surprised you’re on the fence Will. I jumped at this, but still waiting for delivery.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Le cercle rouge (1970) (4K UHD)

    I have the Canal UHD set. The ”warmer” color palette in this is totally correct and matches original Eastman prints. The UHD is gorgeous and reveals terrific upgrades in detail, color, blacks, depth. Even the 1080p looks good, but not as deep or detailed. There were reports that when the uhd was...
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    Judex (1916) Bluray release from Gaumont...?

    You will have to wait for an Anglophone label picks them up. Good luck, I fear.
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    Judex (1916) Bluray release from Gaumont...?

    Try fnac. You should also be aware Gaumont have also released a spectacular 2 BD set of Tih Minh, never before available in anything but desperate backwater boots. Again no English subs, but if you can read French these are a breeze, here's a page link...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Red Shoes -- in 4k

    Bruce Chris Galloway's review is coming later today at (gulp) criterionforum.org. He is so thorough he didn't even cut up and send back the botched Kane Blu Ray from the Criterion set but reviewed it from viewing first. I would trust his reviews along with Robert Harris above the other web...
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