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    Tenet (July 17, 2020)

    Josh, I don't understand how Mr Nolan could accomplish his goal, that you noted, of having Tenet being screened "on film: 35mm, 70mm, and IMAX 70mm film", since nearly all of the film projectors that had previously been used in the United States for projecting movies that were in film form...
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    Posting Issue today!

    Something is wrong with this site. My last entry sat for more than 10 minutes, with nothing happening after I clicked on POST REPLY. So with my entry still awaiting the actual posting of it to occur, I logged out of HTF. Then, and after logging back in, and returning to this thread, I discovered...
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    Tenet (July 17, 2020)

    Josh, I don't understand how in the U.S. that Mr Nolan could accomplish his goal, that you noted, of having Tenet being screened "on film: 35mm, 70mm, and IMAX 70mm film", since almost every film projector that was previously being
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    "The Alamo"s Status?

    Yes RAH, Mr Wayne specifically wanted his film to celebrate American patriotism, as its story dealt with a battle waged by American settlers in Texas, to be free of Mexico's control of its territory. But the great irony is that history tells us that what Mexico particularly objected to, was...
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    "The Alamo"s Status?

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    "The Alamo"s Status?

    Well, the battle that Davy Crockett & company, fought to defend the original Alamo, was certainly far shorter than the battle people are now waging to defend John Wayne's film about the Alamo, from gradually deteriorating & fading away!
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    Movies & Cinema during the Pandemic? Catch-all Discussion

    Yeah, but if everyone starts figuring on going to movie showings at those times which are known to feature low numbers of movie fans attending such shows, before too long, those times might become so well attended, that it will be difficult to isolate one's self from other moviegoers. Of...
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    1962's "The Miracle Worker" is the next film in our movie viewing line-up. Just recorded it off of TCM-HD last night, and my wife and I will probably watch it tonight. Have only seen "The Miracle Worker" once, myself, which was when my parents took me to see it at the Meadowbrook Theater, in...
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    Pre-90s catalog on Blu - A comprehensive list

    Brandon, we really appreciate your update including mention that 1983's "Tender Mercies" will be a Kino BD release in August. Because just last week, my wife and I were remembering that strong drama, which also happens to be the movie containing Robert Duvall's fine Oscar winning performance...
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    Happy Anniversary to all of my fellow HTF Members, who also enjoy this "What's on your Daily Viewing List?" thread!! Because Robert Crawford launched this thread exactly 7 years ago, on May 11th 2013. And the last movie I viewed was 2019's "Hustlers", which my wife and I caught on the...
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    What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

    The last discs I bought of material originally presented on TV, are the discs of a 6 DVD set of "The Monroes", a TV series that only had 1 season, and was originally telecast from September 7 1966 to March 15 1967, according to Wikipedia. Recalled having seen a few episodes of the show, when in...
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    Blu-ray Review Ace in the Hole Blu-ray Review

    I'm fortunate enough to have used part of my retirement nest egg, to have obtained both of those powerful films in their Criterion Collection Blu-ray editions. And those 2 films, IMO, can easily demonstrate to people that both Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster, 2 actors who were often underrated...
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    Blu-ray Review Ace in the Hole Blu-ray Review

    Thanks dpippel, I greatly appreciate that heads up!
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    Blu-ray Review Ace in the Hole Blu-ray Review

    Matt, I'm quite late in finally reading your excellent review of a movie that's right at the top of my list of favorite Kirk Douglas films. But even in reading this review so late, I'm most grateful for it! Thanks for pointing me to your review.
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    Blu-ray Review Ace in the Hole Blu-ray Review

    Yes Matt, along with you and Steve...O, I've long wondered why "20 Thousand Leagues", one of Walt Disney's very biggest live action movie hits of the 1950's, has never had a Blu-ray release, though I understand that there's been a pretty good looking digital HD version, released of that film...
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    TONIGHT, at 8PM Eastern time, TCM will be showing 1951's "Ace In The Hole", starring the late Kirk Douglas. I could give no higher recommendation than my advice to catch, or DVR, the showing tonight, of a film featuring what many Kirk Douglas fans would tell you, is as strong a performance, as...
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    Dave, tonight, catching up with your post, and seeing that you have Lethal Weapon 4 on your viewing list, just reminded me that I got the Blu-ray set of the Lethal Weapon movies 1-4, at Target, probably, almost as long as a year ago, but as yet, my wife and I still haven't watched any of them...
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    The Wolf of Wall Street.
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    LG to introduce expanded 8K TV lineup at CES

    I think RAH would verify that 8k TVs offer viewers no visible advantage in PQ (even for viewers with "fighter pilot" vision) over properly calibrated, top quality, 4k UHD TVs, that take full advantage of the excellent HDR capability, as well as the very wide color gamut, which the 4k UHD format...
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    Pre-90s catalog on Blu - A comprehensive list

    I think it's very impressive that a relatively small company, like Criterion, has managed to release 627 pre-1990 movies on BD. And, IMO, that achievement is particularly remarkable, since Criterion, to its credit, puts such an emphasis on the films contained on its Blu-rays having been...
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    Is it time to talk about coronavirus?

    I see what you mean, TravisR, but a point I was making about that particular conspiracy theory "America Faked The Moon Landing", is that, IMO, a person believing in it, is about as ludicrous of a proposition as one believing that injecting some disinfectant into himself, might be a practical way...
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    Status of George Stevens' "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

    Yes, 5 years ago, my fellow HTF member, Ernest, stated that he thought that the responsible parties at the movie studio, had basically "washed their hands", of becoming involved in any further restoration of The Greatest Story Ever Told. So to me, anyway, if such a claim is true, it causes a...
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    Is it time to talk about coronavirus?

    I'm not so sure about that, since sadly enough, I personally know 3 people, who are now in their 60s and 70s, who had all reached adulthood by July 1969, when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, and yet, to this day, all 3 BELIEVE that the LIVE TV coverage that showed images of Armstrong...
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    Is it time to talk about coronavirus?

    Except maybe those kinds of folks who are clueless enough to also believe in myths as absurd as these 2 examples: #1- "The United States never actually landed men on the moon" (I personally know 3 folks, who are in their 60s, who sadly, still DON'T believe that America ever put a man on the...
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    RYAN’S DAUGHTER: Discussions for a BD Release (2015 - 2020)

    I agree that in these perilous times, movies are not only a welcome distraction from the current tension and sadness, being caused by an ongoing horror, but that also, movie watching certainly can help to keep us home, and inside, as our medical authorities are asking us to do, for the sake of...
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    I find your reaction to modern viewings of Butch Cassidy to be a somewhat strange one, since after originally seeing the movie 2 times in theaters, in 1969, and then at a college presentation of it in 1970, or 71, when viewing Butch Cassidy on DVD last weekend, I had as much of a blast watching...
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    I get a kick out of that Longest Day poster, which features Robert Mitchum, in the foreground, because that scene of Mitchum on Omaha Beach, is in color, although as everyone knows, "The Longest Day" is a very well shot black & white film!
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    Also, that "lady" states in the film that she won't go to church to pray for her endangered husband because she says "I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons." Yup, if I was dating a woman like the one in that film, I think I'd want a bodyguard to be along for the ride!
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    Concerning Dave Moritz's comment about 480p material (such as DVDs) being upconverted to 4k, somewhere I read that using a 4k display to upconvert 480p material will usually result in picture quality that's actually WORSE than playing those same DVDs on a high quality 1080p TV. Because 4k...
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    After catching up on a few minutes of news, on the hour here, I'll be putting on the Criterion Collection Blu-ray edition of 1951's "Ace In The Hole", starring one of my all-time favorite actors, the late Kirk Douglas. "Ace In The Hole" was made by the great Billy Wilder, and was the next film...