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  1. kenNew

    International German "Roman Empire" problems

    I went to see the BFI copy of ‘Fall’ at their National Film Theatre in London about 20 years ago. It was awful: totally pink. I haven’t seen ‘Fall’ or ‘El Cid’ looking decent since the 1960s. I keep hoping that somehow Pinewood can get ahold of them to work the magic they performed on Peking and...
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    Double Features for a cinema or movie night.

    Rio Bravo and El Dorado.
  3. kenNew

    1492- Sept 6 2012 Germany

    Great! Many thanks.
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    1492- Sept 6 2012 Germany

    Thanks Trajan, I tried the link you provided but all I get is an error message. Actually it's in German so I think it's an error message but I'm not certain. However, it's contains nothing about 1492. Is there another link to try?
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    Washington Behind Closed Doors (1977)

    This is very good news but what do you suppose Amazon mean by their note: "Due to music rights, this program has been modified for home video presentation."? Do you think it refers to occasional source music or has Dominic Frontiere's complete score been replaced with library music?
  6. kenNew

    The Godfather - A Novel for DVD

    Me too. I would certainly buy a DVD of The Novel...
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    A question for RAH about The Godfather

    So would I. I still have a VHS off-air recording made about 15 years ago. It would be great if Paramount recognised that there are customers waiting to spend money on this version.
  8. kenNew

    El Cid and Fall Of The Roman Empire - May 21

    Any news about 55 Days at Peking?
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    Where is Lawrence of Arabia? Anyone Know?

    At my age I shouldn't be wishing my life away but I hope the next six months passes quickly. Can't wait for this one.
  10. kenNew

    Harryhausen Blu Ray of She/Things to Come Question

    Sorry no, I've not heard anything about the quality but I'm intrigued, what did Harryhausen have to do with these two pre-war movies?
  11. kenNew

    CLEOPATRA Region Free BRD

    And if you want my vote for Raintree County you have it.
  12. kenNew

    CLEOPATRA Region Free BRD

    Me too. John, where did you get the cover art from? I couldn't find it on the HMV website.
  13. kenNew

    "My Fair Lady" Blu-ray November 15th

    I also read recently that Reynold Brown created the Ben-Hur poster but contemporary MGM sources such as the Ben-Hur souvenir book credit all of Ben-Hur's artwork to Joseph M. Smith.
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    Blu-ray - Ovetures, Intermissions, Entre'Acte & Exit Music

    I really like the idea of closed curtains during the overture etc but if we can't get that, then a blank screen is definitely preferable to a title card. Regarding Lawrence of Arabia, I think I read somewhere that when the film was being prepared for its first widescreen video release David Lean...
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    Lets talk about CLEOPATRA- 1963

    I saw Cleopatra at about the same time - but in a very different place: It was in Brighton on England's south coast. It's a large resort city which was often the venue for preview runs for major releases which were otherwise restricted to exclusive runs in London's West End. The cinema was...
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    International BFI (British Film Institute) DVD releases

    You're welcome Richard. Actually, the Film Review I was quoting from was the annual hardback book which started publication in 1944 and is still being published now, every autumn. The founder, F. Maurice Speed edited every Film Review from '44 until 1995. Quite an accomplishment.
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    International BFI (British Film Institute) DVD releases

    I checked the Film Review yearbook for 1977-78 and according to that, 'Requiem for a Village' was given a 'floating' (limited) cinema release some time in Late 76 or early 77. According to F. Maurice Speed, editor of Film Review, the movie was a "Quite fascinating and imaginative...
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    Recommend a classic pre-1970 for Warner to release on blu

    Raintree County and Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm.
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    The Ten Commandments Blu-Ray (Two-Disc Special Edition) - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Quite possible Doug - I was only guessing and you may very well be right. However, Amazon did charge me a fee over and above the basic cost of the gift set so I could use their 'Amazon Global Program'. According to their shipping policy, this Program means (to quote from the Amazon.com...
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    The Ten Commandments Blu-Ray (Two-Disc Special Edition) - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Neil, I still haven't played the main feature but I've seen the menus on the Blu-ray discs and played the long, 1956 trailer without any problems and the PQ and sound were fine. So yes, I think we're on to a winner for the UK. Another encouraging sign is that Amazon seem to have stocked up...
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    The Ten Commandments Blu-Ray (Two-Disc Special Edition) - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    I received my gift set today - Number 18,841. I was among those who disliked the design when I first saw images of it on this and other websites but now that I've actually received it I think it looks impressive, especially the contents which I think are great. However, I do agree that the...
  22. kenNew

    Fox Catalog DVD's (From New Label - Twilight Time)

    Any news of a release date for Fate is the Hunter?
  23. kenNew

    Warner Archive Discussion Thread (The Announcements/The Films)

    Very helpful, many thanks for the link.
  24. kenNew

    Warner Archive Discussion Thread (The Announcements/The Films)

    Richard, that's interesting but I haven't been able to locate Warner Archive products on the Axel site. Do they have a special section?
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    Would you buy a Cleopatra: Director's Cut?

    Yes I would buy a Director's Cut of Cleopatra but, just for the record, I would settle for a Blu-ray of the Theatrical Cut. At least I could then watch something of this film on my large, front-projection screen. I have the DVD and the extras are superb but the movie itself, when blown up by a...
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    Thanks for the update. My fingers are definitely crossed for Raintree County. I've actually never seen it but I've heard enough about it to buy the Blu-ray as soon as it appears.
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    Warner to release Ben-Hur on Blu-ray in 2009 (?), or.....

    This is very puzzling. Originally, Ben-Hur was to be released in 2009. Then, not so long ago, there was serious talk of a release this Easter - just a few weeks from now. And here we are in Feb 2011 and we're still wondering what negative they'll use? So how far away do people now think we...
  28. kenNew

    Wishlist for the next year?

    I hope we shall see: Cleopatra (1963) Raintree County The Ten Commandments Ben-Hur (or are Warners issuing King of Kings instead?) Lawrence of Arabia The Abyss
  29. kenNew

    Your want/prediction list for 2011

    I'm with those awaiting the widescreen epics such as Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments and Cleopatra. But I would also like to hear news about Raintree County.