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  1. titch

    Pre-Order The World's End / Hot Fuzz / Shaun of the Dead Trilogy (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Yes - I find the blu-ray is too bright, some of the whites look blown out. I think this is the same transfer as the previous blu-ray, but I've given away my old one, so I can't compare. A tad disappointed that they didn't do a new scan and make a 4K master for Shaun.
  2. titch

    Pre-Order The World's End / Hot Fuzz / Shaun of the Dead Trilogy (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    The 4K is too dark - it was never that dark when projected in the cinema! Have no idea why some of these 4K titles are mastered for viewing at thousands of nits!
  3. titch

    Pre-Order Atlantic City (1980) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    What's the transfer like?
  4. titch

    Pre-Order Diva (1981) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Fantastic cult film that has never been available on blu-ray previously. Remember it fondly from the cinema club days as a student. Thought maybe Criterion would publish it, as they recently published Betty Blue, but I'll definitely take the Kino.
  5. titch

    Hitchcock in 4K UHD

    Sacre bleu! Somehow Hitchcock's films sound terrifically sexy in French: "Les Oiseaux"! "Fenêtre Sur Cour"! "Sueurs Froides"! "Psychose!" Even though this hasn't got a confirmed release date (a few announced European 4K releases don't materialise), this is great news. Maybe we'll even get the...
  6. titch

    Denon Receiver and Audyssey... Need Some Quick Clarification

    I have a Denon AVR-X7200W and the model number on the Audyssey microphone is ACM1HB. Looks as though each receiver has it's own calibrated microphone. "It is important to use ONLY the microphone that is supplied with the Denon receiver as the calibration curve built into the receiver is...
  7. titch

    UHD Review The Shining (1980) UHD Review

    The Shining is 40 years old today! https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/the-shining-film-kubrick-40-anniversary-horror-jack-nicholson-making-of-a9525881.html
  8. titch

    Blu-ray Review Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

    All the reviews at the time stated that the 2012 blu ray transfer was from a fresh 4K scan from the original negatives, so you might just want to open this up and treat yourself....
  9. titch

    Blu-ray Review Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

    You haven't opened it yet?! But there's a lovely set of coasters for your drinks inside!
  10. titch

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Great Escape (Criterion) - in Blu-ray

    Are you talking about the CAV supplementary section on side four of the laserdisc, with the audio introduction and still frame essay? I agree, this was a marvellous supplement. It was really detailed, explaining how Sturges planned the construction of both the camp and the film, photos of the...
  11. titch

    Notorious (1946) and Spellbound??

    Absolutely agree. Even better than the MGM blu-ray. There aren't that many Hitchcock films which have superior masters on disc, compared to the iTunes version. And they included the fine Rudy Behlmer commentary from the laserdisc too.
  12. titch

    Pre-Order Hannibal Brooks (1969) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Wow - this is an obscure Michael Winner film. No reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, even. I remember seeing this at my primary boarding school at the tender age of seven. For small, irritating schoolboys, such as myself, it was tremendously exciting. I vaguely remember an elephant in it and a German...
  13. titch

    Press Release TWILIGHT TIME MOVIES PRESS RELEASE: It's Twilight Time For Us! Our "Goodbye" & "Gratitude" Sale

    The Gang's All Here is still available. I purchased the UK blu ray first but then I saw that Twilight Time had access to a superior scan of the same elements: https://caps-a-holic.com/c_list.php?c=4032 The Twilight Time version has a good selection of special features too.
  14. titch

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Complete Films of Agnès Varda (Blu-ray)

    This is fabulous news for lovers of international cinema. I had almost purchased the UK StudioCanal box, published in 2017, to get Cleo From 5 to 7 and Vagabond, which I previously have on Criterion laserdisc. I thought Criterion would never get anything which StudioCanal holds the rights to (I...
  15. titch

    Pre-Order Atlantic City (1980) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    This Paramount release is really great news - I had given up waiting. I don't think this has been available in high definition previously. I think it's one of Burt Lancaster's greatest roles. Susan Sarandon is fantastic too.
  16. titch

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Prince of Tides (Blu-ray)

    Eraserhead is pretty close.
  17. titch

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Singin' in the Rain -- in Blu-ray

    This weekend I watched the region "B" Studiocanal 4K restoration of Powell & Pressburger's The Tales Of Hoffmann (1951) and compared it to Singin' In The Rain (1952). If you want to see what a 4K Singin' In The Rain restoration might have looked like, had it come from the original negatives...
  18. titch

    International The Elephant Man (4k UHD) coming from Studio Canal

    No matter how often I see this film, it always moves me to tears. I will look forward to seeing this as soon as I am given Covid-19 leave from my hospital. I'm beginning to feel a bit like a permanent resident inside!
  19. titch

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Star Wars: A New Hope -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    They seemed to have fiddled around with the grading, if screen caps can be believed. I haven't got the blu-ray to compare myself. https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?a=1&x=569&y=143&d1=13932&d2=13929&s1=141348&s2=141281&l=0&i=1&go=1
  20. titch

    Pre-Order Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke 40th Anniversary (1978) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I know Ron will like this: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/apr/10/tommy-chong-interview-cheech-movies-stoner-quarantine
  21. titch

    Blu-ray Review Little Women (2019) Blu-ray Review

    Yes - I also really dislike Timothy Chalamet - the only film I find him tolerable in was his very small role as the creepy boyfriend in Lady Bird. I saw him again in Woody Allen's A Rainy Day In New York earlier this week and he is immature and wooden. This version of Little Women might improve...
  22. titch

    UHD James Bond films in Ultra HD blu Ray?

    My favourite Bond girl - Pooshy - died at the ripe old age of 94. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/apr/06/honor-blackman-james-bond-pussy-galore-avengers-dies-aged-94
  23. titch

    International The Elephant Man (4k UHD) coming from Studio Canal

    It looks gorgeous. Can't wait to see this projected! https://caps-a-holic.com/c_list.php?c=5417
  24. titch

    An Appreciation for Scandinavian Films...

    Didn't quite catch what Scandinavian film you had the pleasure of seeing in the late 1950s - was that Bergman's Summer With Monika?
  25. titch

    Pre-Order Paramount Pictures Presents: Flashdance (1983) (Blu-ray)

    Now, if George Lucas had made Flashdance, he would have just digitally fixed that. And then there would have been outrage for years on forums about him ruining people's childhood legacies and demands from fans to release the original, as it was, "with the guy in the breakdance spin". :D
  26. titch

    Pre-Order Paramount Pictures Presents: Flashdance (1983) (Blu-ray)

    Ahem...only if you were 13 in 1983. There's a legendary Joe Eszterhas quote on how Jennifer Beals got the part... https://slate.com/culture/2004/02/the-best-bits-of-hollywood-animal.html
  27. titch

    Amazon.com no longer shipping orders overseas?

    Apparently a "living hell" https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8157501/Amazon-worker-revealsliving-hell-conditions-store-continues-ship-non-essential-items.html
  28. titch

    Pre-Order Paramount Pictures Presents: Flashdance (1983) (Blu-ray)

    This is going to stir all those who hit puberty in the early 80's with Jennifer Beal tacked on to their bedroom wall. I've just dug out the soundtrack from the Giorgio Moroder section on my shelf. I can still listen to that, but I'm not sure what's going to happen when I see the film again...
  29. titch

    Amazon.com no longer shipping orders overseas?

    Amazon.ca is still shipping to Norway.