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    Hitchcock in 4K UHD

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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Romance on the High Seas – in Blu-ray

    This came out of left field. Am in a state of shock.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ To Catch a Thief (redux) – in Blu-ray

    It’s not a review I can take seriously in any way. No reviewer worth their salt can simply glide over something as obvious and egregious as massive dnr. Or even make the effort to comnpare with the older BD release.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ To Catch a Thief (redux) – in Blu-ray

    You'll also notice Bruce one of the costumes on the mid rear right , screen 9 is green in the 2012, and pale blue in the new abortion. I had thought the green roof shots were isolated in the 2012 and pronbably filtered but here it is againin splendid isolation within the frame. I can live with...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Pandora and the Flying Dutchman - in Blu-ray

    I’ve heard Rohauer referred to in another place as “ the noted copyright speculator”. Another far more notorious “collector”, was Galeshka Moravioff in France whose realms extended to every non-Mafia resale-owned Rossellini title, and whose prints of vast range and quality still grace the vaults...
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    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Strictly speaking Schünzel’s film is Weimar/pre-Nazi. The simple presence of Anton Walbrook adds some gay frisson to the proceedings, but I agree it’s not centrally gay/queer oriented. It is however charming. Schünzel’s best film as director is probably Amphitryon from 1935. The Nazis had...
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    Notorious (1946) and Spellbound??

    That was my first reaction when the Criterions were announced, but Notorious is now a revelation. Criterion has not only revised the original neg scan which is a distinct improvement over the very good MGM scan. I believe the major source for both MGM and the new Crit was a 35mm Fine grain from...
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    Has Criterion upgraded the Blu-ray of CHILDREN OF PARADISE?

    It’s been seven years Anthony. Not a regret.
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    Has Criterion upgraded the Blu-ray of CHILDREN OF PARADISE?

    Unfortunately Pathé who is the rightsholder ( Now attached to Gaumont) put all its Eggs in this atrocious FUBAR of a restoration back in 2011. They lobbied hard enough to get it a golden egg at Ritrovato Bologna the next year, which only goes to show that the judges on these “distinguished”...
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    Pre-Order Paramount Presents: To Catch A Thief (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I wish I could too but it's geoblocked outside the US. I just wish this and so many other things with new 4Ks' could get a disc rleases in that format. I have a list, growing every day.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Leave Her to Heaven - re-dux -- in Blu-ray

    I think it’s a clear case of the path they’re taking now, Bruce. No risk, safe, nothing out there. much of their new releases already available in good to very good international label releases.
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    The Cotton Club Encore - Blu-ray Review

    Thx for this, I agree with all your comments. I only wish the 4K option gad been extended from streaming only to UHD disc.
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    Press Release Film Movement Press Release: The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Indian Tomb (Blu-ray)

    That baloney about snakes and funerals was either scripted by Godard, or Lang impro’ed it for a scene in Contempt. He doesn’t talk much about widescreen generally but he did talk about finding scope interesting to work with to Bogdanovich. Moonfleet is a masterpiece and for a Scope movie made...
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    Press Release Film Movement Press Release: The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Indian Tomb (Blu-ray)

    The 1.37 ratio has been used in every single DVD and BD release of the movies so far. It's a pity the new edition doesn't take a guess on it and at least mask to 1.66. Lang had already made two movies at RKO in 1956 which were proteced for both widescreen and open matte. They look ridiculous in...
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    Pre-Order Cobra Woman (1944) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I doubt it very much. It will almost certainly have a higher bitrate but otherwise the same master.
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    UHD Review A few words about...™ It's a Wonderful Life -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Can one disable DV or indeed the metadata and watch it with HDR to SDR conversion?
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    Scarface (1932) Incoming on Blu-ray

    Alternate ending plus longer version.
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    Scarface (1932) Incoming on Blu-ray

    Some screens. The image looks worse in screeencaps than in motion.
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    Scarface (1932) Incoming on Blu-ray

    Yes it's the 4K performed by Universal ca. 2016.
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    Scarface (1932) Incoming on Blu-ray

    I have the BD of the 32 Hawks picture from the 83 Scarface edition. I first saw this restoration on 4K DCP in 2017 at Bologna. It was sensational. People I know in the biz were coming out of the cinema raving about how beautiful this new 35mm print it was. It wasn't what they thought but never...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Our Hospitality - in Blu-ray

    I think the people at Cohen won’t be raining on this particular parade. Robert does the disc indicate who did the restoration?
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    Pre-Order The Cotton Club Encore (1984) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Dammit. Thanks for the tip on Tucker, I had wondered what happened to it.
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    Pre-Order Our Hospitality (1923) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    The older Kino Blu is as well, but it came from a different set of elements.
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    Pre-Order Our Hospitality (1923) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Looking at activity from Bologna Ritrovato, it appears Cohen is not doing any work on this title. I agree with Bigshot, the cohen Ritrovato restorations of all the features so far have been wonderful, notwithstanding the weak-ish blown out whites and low contrast on Steamboat Bill BD transfer
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    Blu-ray Review Whirlpool Blu-ray Review

    Much higher bitrate on the TT. I haven’t had time to compare them yet but scanning it thought the TT had slightly higher grain management, and slightly finer shadow detail. The originals were done by Schawn Belston’s team at Fox, ditto Angel Face and Where the Sidewalk Ends. All three BFI...