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  1. MatthewA

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    What's more important is whether you believe the actors' reaction to their surroundings, real or fake, and that's where the movie really shines. They even united two Oscar competitors: three years earlier, Jack Albertson won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Subject Was Roses over Gene...
  2. MatthewA

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    So I guess the snozzberries no longer taste like snozzberries.
  3. MatthewA

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I'm also seeing what looks like plenty of film grain. There also seems to be a lot more fine detail on fabric, faces, and things of that nature.
  4. MatthewA

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I found two articles by Roger Ebert on the old full-frame DVD brouhaha from 20 years ago. Note the date of publication on the one by Salon; that was the last thing on people's minds that day for obvious reasons.
  5. MatthewA

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Either way, I'm still buying this disc. Whoever did the framing obviously had the same intentions in mind as whoever framed the 30th anniversary DVD that was only created after the uproar over a full-frame-only disc announced first. I haven't been able to track down the Roger Ebert rant about...
  6. MatthewA

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Plenty of other Paramount releases from 1971 had them, particularly Harold and Maude:
  7. MatthewA

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Were the original 35mm Technicolor prints open-matte or hard-matted? There's your answer. Even so, they waited on a Wonka release in that format longer than I would have expected. The oldest home video release I've seen of any kind was from 1984:
  8. MatthewA

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Not being born until the early 1980s, I had never seen any version prior to that late 1980s VHS in the slipcover with the WB shield replacing the \\' that replaced the Paramount mountain when it moved to the house that Jack built. The Disney Channel had the rights to it in the early 1990s and I...
  9. MatthewA

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Pre-1980s optical effects are likely to have lots of grain/contrast issues simply from how many generations of dupe stock are involved.
  10. MatthewA

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I doubt that if one of them had a stuffy nose that that child would be allowed in.
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