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  1. KMR

    UHD Review A few words about…™ Jaws - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Cropped or vertically compressed? The former, we'll sure miss a lot of the action (although shots of the horizon on the water might be interesting). The latter, people will be super short and super fat! :)
  2. KMR

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ To Catch a Thief (redux) – in Blu-ray

    I would think the raw scans would be treated as the second-most valuable asset, after the original camera negative. It's not like future developments in image processing aren't anticipated. Unless, of course, the caretakers are as insanely short-sighted as the imbeciles at Fox who decided to...
  3. KMR

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Comfort of Strangers (1990) (Blu-ray)

    I know nothing of this film, but the combination of Schrader and Badalamenti intrigues me to no end. Definitely going to check this one out.
  4. KMR

    International Shock to release ORDINARY PEOPLE on Blu in Australia...

    Disappointing to hear. The Paramount DVD is itself one of the worst (if not THE worst) DVDs I have seen from a major label. It's on par with typical releases from no-name budget labels. This title deserves a top-notch transfer. It was a stunning directorial debut from a veteran screen actor and...
  5. KMR

    Gay-Friendly Blu-rays

    Thanks for the news, Will. That looks fascinating!
  6. KMR

    Pre-Order Paramount Presents: To Catch A Thief (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    It was probably even more a "tribute" to Hitchcock's aversion to egg yolks.
  7. KMR

    What is your favorite commentary?

    I think maybe my favorite commentary is Anthony Minghella on The Talented Mr. Ripley. He goes deep into the artistic aspects, the most memorable being the process of adapting the novel into a screenplay. (Creative discussions are always more interesting to me than gossip or walking down Memory...
  8. KMR

    Press Release Shout Select Press Release: The Deer Hunter (1978) (4k UHD)

    I was only trying to be instructive, pointing out how written communication can be improved.
  9. KMR

    Press Release Shout Select Press Release: The Deer Hunter (1978) (4k UHD)

    It helps to be understood if you state things more clearly. For example, "Is this being released as also the Blu-ray alone?"
  10. KMR

    Gay-Friendly Blu-rays

    Wish I'd been warned when it was on the festival circuit, 'cause I wasted my time on it back then...
  11. KMR

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Ben-Hur -- in Blu-ray

    From what I understand, Technirama could be described as essentially "anamorphic VistaVision".
  12. KMR

    Netflix-produced movies...will we get Blu-ray's and DVD's?

    The original term was 14 years (renewable for another 14 years), in the Copyright Act of 1790. The Copyright Act of 1831 changed the term to 28 years.
  13. KMR

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Leave Her To Heaven (Blu-ray)

    You may like your copy of the TT release just fine, but many people are not satisfied because they--wait for it--don't have a copy because it's out of print. Believe it or not, there are other people who may want to buy this, even if you don't.
  14. KMR

    Press Release Scream Factory Press Release: Munster, Go Home (1966) (Blu-ray)

    :lol: That's the only thing I remember from this movie! :lol:
  15. KMR

    UHD Review A few words about...™ The Wizard of Oz -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I don't see a smiley here, so I'm wondering: Is this a joke post?
  16. KMR

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films (Blu-ray)

    The 10% member discount won't be applied to an online order. But if you wait until it's out of stock at your local B&N, you can place an order at the store, which will get you the 10% member discount. That's how I got my copy of the Bergman set last year. (Well, I didn't intentionally wait until...
  17. KMR

    UHD Review The Shining (1980) UHD Review

    (emphasis added) And this is exactly why Stephen King's novels are notoriously difficult to adapt well to the screen. Sometimes what King writes is so internal that it's necessary to come up with some other way to express the essence of the story in a way that works as drama.
  18. KMR

    UHD Review The Shining (1980) UHD Review

    Imagining an attempt at the topiary animals in the Kubrick version of The Shining, and all I'm getting is "O Tannenbaum" on the soundtrack...
  19. KMR

    UHD Review Pan's Labyrinth UHD Review

    Where do such unrealistic expectations come from?
  20. KMR

    Press Release Scream Factory Press Release: Dracula (1979) Collector's Edition

    He won a Tony award in 1975, so he wasn't exactly unknown.
  21. KMR

    20000 Leagues Under The Sea and In Search of the Castaways -- DMC Exclusives Coming Soon

    For non-anamorphic widescreen films (those with aspect ratios of around 1.66:1 to 2:1) shot on film, it's pretty much the norm that "fullscreen" (1.33:1) versions will show more image at the top and bottom, and sometimes less image on the sides, than the widescreen image intended for theatrical...
  22. KMR

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Charming movie, one that I'd love to watch again. Incidentally, I was at the same screening attended by Siskel & Ebert--who sat in the same row, at opposite ends, with empty seats between. I, and most of the audience I believe, enjoyed the movie. So I was eager to read their reviews in the...
  23. KMR

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Gone with the Wind -- in Blu-ray

    "Penultimate"? Isn't that scene quite far from the end of the film?
  24. KMR

    A few words about...™ Summer Stock - in Blu-ray

    At least people won't be having to wait for the summer stock. ;)
  25. KMR

    Gay-Friendly Blu-rays

    Why are people referring to this as a "reboot"? Sounds more like a continuation to me.
  26. KMR

    Pre-Order Becky Sharp (1935) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Thank you for the clarification about dye transfer printing. I didn't even think about the fact that they kept making such prints after going to single negatives.
  27. KMR

    Pre-Order Becky Sharp (1935) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    How correct is the writeup that is currently on the Wikipedia Technicolor page at ? While the two color process did involve a single negative in capturing the image, there would still be some validity to saying "two strip...
  28. KMR

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Blu-ray)

    I can't imagine why it wouldn't be included in the sale (assuming there is one... there had better be!). Every previous sale seems to have included the most recent releases. Take Ingmar Bergman's Cinema, for example--which was released during the last sale. Very much looking forward to this!!
  29. KMR

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Far From Heaven - in Blu-ray

    Really looking forward to this Blu-ray. When I first saw the movie at a test screening, I thought it was quite bad. I had several negative comments to write down on my comment card (they had to urge me to finish writing and leave the theater so they could meet with a select focus group). But...
  30. KMR

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Bohemian Rhapsody & A Star is Born (2018) -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I'm still trying to figure out why some posters here and in another forum keep referring to Bohemian Rhapsody as "BH" and not "BR"...