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    Around The World In 80 Days (1956)

    Who would currently hold the Ultra Panavision original elements (if they still exist) for The Fall of the Roman Empire?
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    Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Wondering why the packaging is so thick for a single movie.
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    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 4K/UHD Release possible?

    Mr. Harris, in your 2007 BD review of 2001 you stated the 65mm negative was over-used. Can anything now (10 years later) be done with it to yield an even more impressive image than did the 35mm elements? I think the present Blu-ray looks very good, which already reveals some things that maybe...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ 1776 -- in Blu-ray

    We are the same age. I saw Jaws that summer too. The Quint death scene was seared into my brain at age 13.:lol:
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    Hammer Films Blu Ray in the U.S.

    8 film Hammer set from Universal due out September 13th, 2016. On 4 discs. No indication exactly what films will be included, but we can guess...
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    Cinerama's "Best of" and "Russian Adv." reconstructions

    This is the stuff I love to see here, and wish there was more. Thanks again for all your efforts Mr. Strohmaier.
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    As your mortality begins to stir you...how do you want to die?

    I am. I don't want to get into exactly what I mean on the forum since it would require a lengthy discussion, and it will most likely lead to more disagreement. One of those politics and religion type discussions that hardly ever end well.
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    Migration Related Feedback & Questions

    I found another thread where there may be text or at least a link missing. It's Kevin Koster's review of The Da Vinci Code. Info about the disc is there but no review or link to a review. http://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/htf-blu-ray-review-the-da-vinci-code-extended-cut.281841/
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    As your mortality begins to stir you...how do you want to die?

    Ultimately, you are in control at all times. You can choose exactly how to go from more than enough options. Just gotta watch out for that blindside. I always wanted to go in a blaze of glory.
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    "The Alamo"s Status?

    Be prepared to travel, because a Fathom or TCM limited event in the smallest theater in the mulitiplex just would not do.
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    Around The World In 80 Days (1956)

    Honestly, I think this title would struggle to sell 10,000 copies, not to mention 100,000 on physical media. It may be better suited to 3,000 copies. That means a spruce up of the 35mm version only.
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    Around The World In 80 Days (1956)

    I'm gonna say $10,000.:)
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    "The Alamo"s Status?

    That's the General Release version then at 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Roadshow is listed as 3 hours and 12 minutes. Looks like the same HD (I noted that comcast gave it an additional HD logo) version that's already out there.
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    "The Alamo"s Status?

    Though not a 100% accurate indicator, TIVO info has the TCM HD July 12 showing listed as letterbox, meaning standard definition. They similarly listed 20,000 Leagues like this, but it was clearly HD. I'm also getting two different times for this. While it is in a 3 hours and 30 minutes time...
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    "The Alamo"s Status?

    I've seen the HD version on cable, and I thought others had said it was available to stream. Thanks for clarifying.
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    "The Alamo"s Status?

    They have preserved it. There is an HD version of the General Release for streaming/download and cable. This is MGM's idea of preserving. Apparently the roadshow footage they began "restoring" two years ago must be giving them a bit of a problem.
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    Around The World In 80 Days (1956)

    The AFI Silver is showing this in 35mm on Sunday July 31 at 2PM. Listed at 197 mins. including 15 minute intermission. 4-track stereo or mono TBD. http://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/m-0100000859
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    What annoys you?

    This sounds familiar. Isn't there something like this going on in the news now?
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    Silk Stockings officially announced from WAC

    I remember reading this was one that didn't hold up to being projected, but looked good on smaller displays. Is this a mastering problem, or would it need a new scan?
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    MGM Renews Home Entertainment Distribution Agreement With Fox

    So Fox has the MGM provided transfers, or will they have access to the film elements for further work? I doubt the latter, but am throwing it out there.
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    MGM Renews Home Entertainment Distribution Agreement With Fox

    Now you've gone and done it. I can't wait for more DVD era masters on Blu-ray! Or (trying to contain my excitement), can we now expect DVD era masters on UHD Blu-ray!?
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    A few words about...™ Victor / Victoria (Disc Replacement Program) -- in Blu-ray

    I don't remember reading about this specific problem in the first 8-9 years of the format. Now I've read about a few very recently.
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    Airport: The Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) Available for Preorder

    I probably saw these when they aired, I'm pretty sure about The Horror at 37,000 Feet, but dammit, now I've got see them again:lol:. They are both available on DVD: Death Flight as part of a 6 movie Land and Sea Disasters set, and The Horror at 37,000 Feet by itself...
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    Airport: The Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) Available for Preorder

    The director, David Lowell Rich, was a TV Movie director with a huge resume of TV work.
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    Airport: The Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) Available for Preorder

    According to IMDB :unsure:, The Concorde: Airport '79 had the biggest budget (est. $14M), which may be the final laugh.
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    Blu-ray Review Alexander the Great Blu-ray Review

    How or why the original 4-track discrete got to this 2 channel stereo I don't know. For the time, I think the only other track would have been mono optical, but correct me if I am wrong. I think any stereo track can be run through a matrix decoder and you will get a surround output. If your...
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    Rollercoaster (1977) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    For me, that leaves Midway as the home video Sensurround king. I knew the Sensurround would mainly be used for the rollercoasters, but I was expecting a little more. The fact that the Sensurround track is Dolby Digital at 640 kbps vs the DTS HD Master 2.0 track at over 1800 kbps, means they got...
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    Airport: The Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) Available for Preorder

    I had time to check only about half of Airport 1975 today, and thought it looked very good, despite some complaints about video noise that I read elsewhere. The mono sound is very high register boosted, with higher pitched sounds, like rustling clothing and stewardesses preparing drinks etc...
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    Rollercoaster (1977) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I'm not too impressed with the "Sensurround" track on this disc. It is "Original Sensurround" 2 channel mono with a very anemic LFE channel. The audio menu states Dolby True HD 3.1, but the player is reading Dolby Digital 3.1, so I'm not sure what that is all about. The misspelling on the...