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    Blu-ray Review Emma. (2020) Blu-ray Review

    The Australian Blu-ray pressing of the Paltrow Emma is all-regions. I just tested it on my A-region player and it plays OK. To Noel, the Paltrow version doesn't suck. It's just that I prefer the Garai. However, I'm not getting good vibes about the latest version.
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    Blu-ray Review Emma. (2020) Blu-ray Review

    I would say this decides it for me. I'll give the latest Emma a miss. Re the Paltrow version, I agree that the supporting cast are terrific.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Romance on the High Seas – in Blu-ray

    I just put on the DVD to check it out. It starts skipping towards the end, so buying the Blue-ray will be a necessity rather than a desire. This is the second disc from the Doris Day Collection Vol 2 that I've had trouble with. My Dream is Yours won't play past half-way!
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    Blu-ray Review Emma. (2020) Blu-ray Review

    I have the Kate Beckinsale, the Gwyneth Paltrow, and the Ramola Garai Blu-rays. (I prefer the Garai.) Can someone please tell me if I need the latest version?
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    Do audiophile quality cables make a difference?

    Plenty of scientific blind tests have proved that the only things that matter in speaker cables are resistance of the cable and contact resistance. In most cases heavy duty mains power cables (or the like) work just as well as anything.
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    Although I watch a lot of free-to-air movies (which I record on my PVR to skip the ads) plus a few streaming, I'm still buying Blu-rays. For one thing, picture quality is almost always better, plus I can watch them at leisure. If I buy a disc that's a bummer, I don't worry about waste of money...
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    Blu-ray Review The Mystery of the Wax Museum Blu-ray Review

    I ordered mine from WOW-HD on May 10. It just shipped today. I think Covid is holding things up everywhere.
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    Blu-ray Review Alice in Wonderland (1933) Blu-ray Review

    None of the 35mm 1000 ft nitrate reel that I once possessed was tinted so it seems unlikely. (I'm pretty certain the reel was an original 1933 print, not a re-release.)
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    Blu-ray Review Alice in Wonderland (1933) Blu-ray Review

    Some years ago when I used to collect 35mm film and run it at home I had one reel from this film. Cary Grant was the most outstanding character. What i remember most is that it was a beautifully sharp print (nitrate of course). It's a pity that the Blu-ray only gets 3.5 for video quality. I...
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    Blu-ray Review The Mystery of the Wax Museum Blu-ray Review

    I’ve just placed my order! This movie fulfills my enjoyment of pre-code Warner’s dramas plus the joy of watching two-color Technicolor as it was meant to be seen. According to my “Dawn of Technicolor” book, the movie was released in Hollywood on Feb 9, 1933 and in New York on Feb 16...
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    Hello from Down Under

    I also live in Melbourne, Michael. In Glen Waverley.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Show Boat (1936) - in Blu-ray

    Re previous post, no sooner said than it finally arrived. I'm absolutely delighted with the picture quality. Sound is good, too. I originally had Show Boat on Laser Disc. Watching this brilliant restoration is like seeing the movie for the first time.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Show Boat (1936) - in Blu-ray

    I'm still waiting here in Australia for my copy which shipped four weeks ago. I'm assuming it's delayed because of the Covid-19 problem.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Lady Eve (Blu-ray)

    I'm amazed to see so much support for "Miracle at Morgan's Creek". I have it on DVD (and along with "The Lady Eve") is one of my favorites. I would have thought few would have remembered "Miracle". I'm not sure if there are any recent releases of Betty Hutton's movies but poor Betty (who had a...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Show Boat (1936) - in Blu-ray

    Another "must" for Showboat fans is the Blu-ray by the San Francisco Opera.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Show Boat (1936) - in Blu-ray

    People are complaining about paying US $27 for Show Boat. Here in Australia it's costing me US $31 including postage! Nevertheless, money well spent. I had the movie on Laser disc and am looking forward to this hi res print.
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    Is it time to talk about coronavirus?

    Here in Australia the supermarkets are admitting only the frail and elderly from 7 to 8 am. Our Prime Minister as told us that hoarding is un-Australian. Sadly, it seems to make no difference to the selfish!
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) (Blu-ray)

    "Dance Girl Dance" came out as a Warner DVD with extras quite some years ago. I, also, am surprised that it's being released by Criterion. It's a delightful little programmer, but nothing more. Nevertheless, if it's from original elements it should look pretty good on Blu-ray.
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    Laurel and Hardy Restorations Coming to Blu Ray and DVD

    The post-Paramount Marx Bros films are in need of a Blu-ray release also.
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    As space saver I repackage many of my discs into slimline 7mm Blu-ray cases. Some others I put into paper sleeves (the computer ones with the transparent front).
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    In defense of the accusation leveled against me, all I can say is that at the time I copied the laser Discs, that medium was defunct and no new Laser discs were being produced. Similarly, the LPs and 78s were copied when no new LPs or 78s were being produced and turntables were almost impossible...
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    How to sell your collectibles and still keep them! I copied all my Laser Discs to DVD and sold the player and the complete collection of laser discs for a tidy sum. Likewise, I copied all of my vinyl discs (and 78s) to Mini-disc and again sold the lot. So I still enjoy everything I used to have...
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    Not always so! I'm 84 years of age and long retired. My DVD/Blu-ray/4K collection totals more than 1000 movies. My wife and I watch at least 4 or 5 of these movies every week. We also watch the occasional streaming or free-to-air movie. I have around 800 CDs and many mini-discs (containing my...
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    Portrait Displays announces Calman calibration support for Panasonic HZ2000 TV

    Sounds like a great TV. I like the idea of a built-in test pattern generator and calibration system. Trouble is that not all Blu-ray and 4K discs maintain a common standard. My Panasonic 55FZ950U 4K OLED has one of its picture modes "tuned to Hollywood Standard characteristics" but because discs...
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    I just thought of a more foreboding reason why LPs are dearer than ever. The medium becomes obsolete, then someone restores it for a small niche market. Hence the low-production high price. It'll probably happen to today's 12cm discs in the long run.
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    There's one advantage of the falling sales of PM that hasn't been mentioned. At sales you can now pick up Blue-rays for a song. Even 4Ks too. CDs? Well, they give them away! Strangely however, new vinyl LPs are more expensive than ever!
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    Josh, you're even more optimistic than me. I was only relating what I see about me. No more crowds browsing DVDs and Blu-rays in shops, the dreadful TV displays I see in the homes of friends and acquaintances, etc. Ask a young person what "Hi Fi" is. How many average "Joes" own Blu-ray or 4K discs?
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    I think it’s sad that the average “Joe” today is not interested in picture or sound quality. Low bit rate compressed audio blaring from cheap speakers has replaced “Hi Fidelity”. Like, who’s interested in Hi Fi sound reproduction today or even knows what it is? Although everyone is buying and...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Cotton Club - in Blu-ray

    Buyer beware! There is a Studio-Canal Blu-ray available of The Cotton Club which is the 129 minute version (although the picture and sound quality is quite OK). Make sure you get the right one.
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    Poll: What to do with your Colorized IAWL Blu-ray disc

    Like many discerning viewers have reported I too cannot cope with colorization. Lighting for black and white photography is an art not to be destroyed by colorization. Go visit a photo exhibition. You will see many B & W photos. How would the photographer react if someone were to color them?