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  1. marsnkc

    One Eyed Jacks on Blu-ray

    Brilliant! Thanks, Willy. My friend's wife, Mina, is third picture down, wearing the mantilla (the ring scene).
  2. marsnkc

    Blu-ray Review The Ox-Bow Incident Blu-ray Review

    It's a masterpiece, so great news about the quality, Matt. A friend of mine turned me onto it in VHS days. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! Met Marc Lawrence at the time Marathon Man was in cinemas. A kind, sweet nature that belied the looks that had him cast so often as a villain. Proof...
  3. marsnkc

    One Eyed Jacks on Blu-ray

    Muchas Gracias, Ramin. Up to my neck at my local theater. Lot of catching up to do here. Toby Roan is writing a book: A Million Feet of Film: The making of One Eyed Jacks. A search for the title will bring up his Facebook and Tumblr. pages. Some terrific behind the scenes pictures, including...
  4. marsnkc

    One Eyed Jacks on Blu-ray

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/film-archivists-confab-open-screening-919609 Article says faded blues had to be restored using a black and white archival element. The rest from the original negative.
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    Maureen O'Hara passes away

    Fiery redhead is right! My friend Gil got invited to the set of The Rare Breed by Brian Keith. She'd been arguing with Andrew McLaglen so the first word he heard from that beautiful mouth as she approached them was a loud Anglo-Saxon F-bomb. Hard to believe, but he said the cameras didn't do...
  6. marsnkc

    My Fair Lady 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Rich- A great resource for a history of Amazon price changes is camelcamelcamel.com. Just copy the Amazon URL and paste. (Ironically, I tried to copy and paste the camel link for MFL here for you but it's not 'taking'). $27.99 as Raul shows. (Just now saw Mike's post).
  7. marsnkc

    A Few Words About 'While we wait for A few words about...™ Spartacus -- in Blu-ray'

    http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/stanley-kubricks-boxes/ ​ 'Stanley Kubrick's Boxes'. Documentary at bottom of page was filmed at the director's home in England. The boxes were afterwards donated in 2007 to an arts college in London.
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    A Few Words About 'While we wait for A few words about...™ Spartacus -- in Blu-ray'

    First I knew of this, and so true! That committee was very Un-American. Ironic that ol' Joe Stalin would have felt right at home on it.
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    A Few Words About 'While we wait for A few words about...™ Spartacus -- in Blu-ray'

    The reason I'm most proud to have met Gene Kelly was for what Jules Dassin had to say about him. In his interview on the Criterion Rififi, Dassin recalls the time at a Cannes Festival when he spotted Kelly and, eager not to embarrass him, hid around a corner. He thought he was safe when he felt...
  10. marsnkc

    SOUTH PACIFIC

    Thank God it isn't, but that's what makes the world go round!
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    SOUTH PACIFIC

    She was my first crush! Surreal meeting her in the early '90s with this in mind. Didn't mention it, of course. Mitzi is adorable. Love every millimeter of every frame. Have yet to meet anyone who feels the same, but I also love the filters. For me, they add to the magical element attributed to...
  12. marsnkc

    Announcing www.twilighttimemovies.com

    Just got through watching The Searchers. Documentaries include the marvelous, 'A turning of the Earth', written, directed and produced by none other than...Nick Redman.
  13. marsnkc

    One Eyed Jacks on Blu-ray

    Sorry, hit the attachment button twice.
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    One Eyed Jacks on Blu-ray

    Brando's first aid kit for Rio, sitting on the hat that covered the pate on rides through iconic western locations Monument Valley and Lone Pine.
  15. marsnkc

    Movies Should, At The Least, Be Good

    :P I told a friend I threw out all my Superman movies after seeing this. (Still, it looks like Citizen Kane compared to the last Superman!)
  16. marsnkc

    Movies Should, At The Least, Be Good

    Paul Newman: "I'm nostalgic for the days when they made movies instead of schedules"
  17. marsnkc

    Roman Holiday Restoration

    The one that made me fall in love with movies. Shown at our boarding school eons ago, we sat on benches without backs, the projector on a table behind us, noisily whirring away. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!
  18. marsnkc

    One Eyed Jacks on Blu-ray

    The Spanish reviewer in Douglas's link cites the AR as 1.77:1. I gave away the Entertainment One BD in 2011 after suffering through 20 minutes of it, but assuming it was 1.85, it would be interesting to compare the purported 1.77 captures (if native and not resized for the page) with it. I was...
  19. marsnkc

    The Ultimate James Bond Collection (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Yep, so those this morning. Look like they came from a public domain rip off artist.
  20. marsnkc

    The Ultimate James Bond Collection (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Those spots put me in my place.... :wub: My favorites: 1/ Face to Face...In Space. 2/ There's no Bond on Earth like it.
  21. marsnkc

    One Eyed Jacks on Blu-ray

    One of my favorite books from a hundred years ago was Calder Willingham's 'Eternal Fire', though I imagine the line, "Get up, you scum sucking pig" was the director's own contribution.... :P No one has mentioned Mr. Kubrick's aborted involvement (or did I miss that?).
  22. marsnkc

    One Eyed Jacks on Blu-ray

    That's my friend's ex-wife he gives the ring to and later pulls off her finger. In addition to the leather piece I mentioned in the Spartacus thread, I have the first 'sides' Mina was given (it's buried away, but if memory serves, it's an early version of the script when it had the working title...
  23. marsnkc

    The Ultimate James Bond Collection (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Imagine that in a few hundred years, Bond will be Universe-trotting instead of just Globe-trotting. Locations will include Mars, Pluto etc. Eon, of course, will be forced by The Martian Actors Union to employ locals.
  24. marsnkc

    The Ultimate James Bond Collection (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Exactly! The first thing that came into my mind when drooling over the steelbooks. Dr. No is one of my three desert island discs. (Got to meet Connery and Ursula Andress on separate occasions. Brief one-on-ones in the mid-seventies and early eighties respectively).
  25. marsnkc

    Restored SPARTACUS OCT 6.

    Thanks to my (older, I'm glad to say) friend, I own the leather pouch Brando wore in One Eyed Jacks after getting his hand smashed in by Malden. His wife has a small part in it and both became friends with Mr. Brando. Philip Rhodes, Brando's lifelong friend since before the Broadway Streetcar...
  26. marsnkc

    USHE Announcement: Spartacus: Restored Edition (Blu-ray)

    Me too and mine also.... :P No need to wait for A Few Words About... since RAH has already given the heads up.
  27. marsnkc

    Omar Shariff

    Thanks, Ramin, will look into that. By the way, Paul Scofield's King Lear DVD is available from Amazon Italy for 7,30 euro (8,90 inc. VAT for Euro countries).
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    HAWAII

    The argument in your full post has been made countless times in this forum since the outset of the format. Some studios took note (and enjoyed, or are about to enjoy, a double or triple dip as a byproduct of a remaster), but the 'hotel company' (as Dr. Griffin rightly called it in the 1960...
  29. marsnkc

    Omar Shariff

    David - Not all available on Blu, but The Horsemen and Tamarind Seed (doubled with the Burton/Loren remake of Brief Encounter) are on DVD. The others, of course, are on BD.
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    Omar Shariff

    He was poetry in motion. Like Peter Cushing, he never put a foot wrong, whether the roles were major or minor. Always consistent.