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  1. Ken Volok

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The French Connection : Filmmakers Signature Series -- in Blu-ray

    I'm thankful for Friedkin's experimentaion here. Thanks to what I learned here of his original process for the first blu-ray version (unable to post a reply on that thread) I've been able to more than satisfactorily save footage I thought was unusable, thus saving time, money and my rep!
  2. Ken Volok

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Warner Bros. Home Video & The WB Archive Collection -- in Blu-ray

    I'd like to see Merchant/Ivory's "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries" get a release period.
  3. Ken Volok

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Poseidon Adventure -- in Blu-ray

    We went to DisneyLand soon after I saw this film (6-7yo) and I was terrified the Jungle Cruise boat was going to capsize!
  4. Ken Volok

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Poseidon Adventure -- in Blu-ray

    This is one of those films that made me want to make films when my Mom took me to the drive-in to see it (c.1972/73). I actually revisited the much maligned "beyond the Poseidon Adventure" last night from Warner Archive: great picture quality, overall fun tho it bogs down a bit at the beginning...
  5. Ken Volok

    Win a copy of McLintock!

    My favorite Western with Wayne is "Red River". He's given a great character and he runs with it, the cinematography is gorgeous and the character relationships facsinating and fun.
  6. Ken Volok

    Could the original, unaltered STAR WARS be on its way to Blu-ray?

    Even if, God forbid the OCNs are gone; there should be enough prints of the 1977 version to piece together a "restored" new print. The OCNs for Citizen Kane and Double Indemnity are long gone yet look at prints and HD/blu of those films.
  7. Ken Volok

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Big Country -- in Blu-ray

    It's in fun, I'm also a site "Stunt Coordinator" and while I've coordinated stunts, I've done so as director. I haven't won three real life Oscars either but I'm stoked on my HTF three.
  8. Ken Volok

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Big Country -- in Blu-ray

    How did distortion ever get past QC? Bored intern?? And if they're bored by that film they have no business in the business!
  9. Ken Volok

    Fox Cinema Archives Debuts 18 New Classic Films on DVD starting March 18!

    I have some production mementoes from Sodom & Gomorrah if anybody is interested.... https://www.etsy.com/listing/182815899/1961-sodom-and-gomorrah-production-art?
  10. Ken Volok

    Warner Archive Show Boat : Universal logo chopped off

    I'm pretty sure the Criterion laserdisc had the Universal logo. It's really surprising how neglected this film has been.
  11. Ken Volok

    Warner Archive Show Boat : Universal logo chopped off

    While I'm still stoked to have scored a pressed disc of James Whales' Show Baot, my initial joy was diminished when I discovered the vintage Universal logo had been chopped off. Why??????
  12. Ken Volok

    What would you like to see next from criterion?

    James Whale's "Showboat" (1936;) Bunuel's Land without Bread as a special feature or something; Robert Altman's H.E.A.L.T.H.
  13. Ken Volok

    What's on Amazon's exclusive R&H musicals box set?

    The 1945 State Fair is a remake folks, c'mon! How can you forget the far superior 1933 version with Janet Gaynor and Will Rogers!
  14. Ken Volok

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    If I had the resources I'd print out on paper each frame of all my films fror preservation purposes. I'd go as far as having the sound transcribed on disc if I could. While I enjoy as an audience and benefit as an artist by the digital opportunities; I still prefer and trust analog more. I feel...
  15. Ken Volok

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Vertigo -- in Blu-ray

    I just don't think these TMZ style posts are appropriate to this discussion.
  16. Ken Volok

    Movies On Blu With A Teal Tint.

    Often times the teal tint is a last ditch effort to get rid of mattelines and green/blue screen spill.
  17. Ken Volok

    Blu-ray Review Sunrise Blu-ray Review

    This went unannounced? I recall no advanve word at all..? Thankfully it sounds like the BFI blu which was my favorite birthday gift last year.
  18. Ken Volok

    Anamorphic stretching on Man Of Steel? What is this!? UGH!

    Has anyone adjusted the settings on their players or TVs? I just fixed my roomates and he was watching the same film. Your settings should be at 16x9/ 1080
  19. Ken Volok

    UHD Samsung and Paramount Pictures to Bring Premier Ultra High-Definition (UHD) Content

    OMG, too much resolution! I can already see every pore!
  20. Ken Volok

    Blu-ray Review Nashville Blu-ray Review

    Blu ray superb. One cool bonus feature could've been some of the Hal Philip Walker recordings.
  21. Ken Volok

    KING OF COMEDY- OCT29 2013.

    Could the elements be in that bad of condition? Perhaps the pinstripes on costumes causing havoc?
  22. Ken Volok

    Blu-ray Review Nashville Blu-ray Review

    Amazon had an amazing price of $22 so I lept at it like a panther on pig. Superstoked. If we're starting an Altman wish list, number one should be: H.E.A.L.T.H. (c.1978) with Carol Burnett, Lauren Bacall, Alfre Woodard, James Garner, Dick Cavett, Henry Gibson, Glenda Jackson and many more...
  23. Ken Volok

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Ben-Hur -- in Blu-ray

    Thanks guys, it was really a late late show I was having, I just got the box and couldn't wait. Do they need to be compressing SD files for blu-ray? Couldn't they at least put an uncompressed SD file onto that huge disc? I did read how this restoration had only been output to PAL tape which is a...
  24. Ken Volok

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Ben-Hur -- in Blu-ray

    I have the 1925 version from the blu ltd. edtn. box and my player is reading it as 1080p (with sidebars of course.)
  25. Ken Volok

    Blu-ray Review City Lights Blu-ray Review

    Why only an excerpt from The Champion? I believe the full short has been released on DVD before by Image by with a Motilla soundtrack.