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  1. CMNash

    Blu-ray Review Oliver! Blu-ray Review

    I had posted this somewhere, but it seemed to have vanished. Anyhow... I've been wanting an expanded soundtrack--with better sound quality--for the longest. At least the TT Blu-ray offers an M&E track. However, I wonder why Columbia and Sony have not reached out to Harvard's Houghton...
  2. CMNash

    Blu-ray Review Oliver! Blu-ray Review

    I've been wanting an expanded soundtrack--with better sound quality--for the longest. At least the TT blu-ray offers a M&E track. However, I wonder why Columbia and Sony have not reached out to Harvard's Houghton Library to get a copy of the original score. The library has in its archive, 10 of...
  3. CMNash

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    Yep, the DVDs are incorrect too. I did it to see how easy would it be to correct it digitally. I ultimately did an HD version and spliced it into the blu-ray video. I can watch it on a hard drive attached to my home theatre and not be bothered by the botched dissolve.
  4. CMNash

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    Good question. I was under the impression it was done on Fox's end.
  5. CMNash

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    You're right. But after reading the 'Hawaii' thread (good read, by the way), I don't think MGM would do very much to correct the film.
  6. CMNash

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    It's not difficult for them to get it right, as RAH had pointed out few times: A Roll, red; B Roll, blue; additive dissolve between the two. For someone who has never seen the negatives, I'm guessing it should have looked like the mock up I did years ago.
  7. CMNash

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    If Fox would just give me a hard drive with just only the Overture, I'd fix it for free for them. I already did an SD test.
  8. CMNash

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

    Now that we have a beautifully restored MFL, I wonder if we can somehow get Fox or MGM (whoever owns the property) to fix West Side Story.
  9. CMNash

    Interview Exclusive Interview: Robert A. Harris & Kevin Koster on the Restoration of My Fair Lady

    I just finished watching the whole film, and it is gorgeous from beginning to end. It can't be said enough what a wonderful job RH, CBS, and others have put into this restoration. This is an excellent example of how a film should be restored. This is now my go-to disc when demonstrating to my...
  10. CMNash

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

    I'm currently giving it a complete watching before the World Series starts up. I agree with many of your statements. However, I have the opposite reaction regarding the sound of the overture. I'm actually surprised by its clarity. Outside of listening to the sound track recording, I can clearly...
  11. CMNash

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

    I am totally blown away by the detail, contrast, and saturation! The title text are nice and crisp, no softness along the edges of the text. The Covent Garden scene is rich with detail among the many shades of black. I swear I am seeing more details on the pillars. And most of all: no milky...
  12. CMNash

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

    It has finally arrived. I can only do a 20 minute spot check before rushing off to campus to meet with my graduate students. So far, the overture looks and sounds stunning!
  13. CMNash

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

    I got mine for the $27.99 pre-order price. But, for this film, I think I'd be willing to pay $35 for it.
  14. CMNash

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

    The second one is closer. Or, you could be like strange like me and habitually call it 'interval'.
  15. CMNash

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

    And I definitely agree with that sentiment when it comes to audio. Yes I may be an LP fan, but it's not for the reason some audiophiles assert. Auditioning an LP with my friends is typically not ideal since I have to control the environment and the occasional click or pop and other surface noise...
  16. CMNash

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

    I guess everything's not up-to-date in Kansas City, because none of these are playing near here. :angry: Edit: Oops, it looks like Fantasia will be shown at the Alamo Drafthouse in Kansas City. Still no MFL or Oklahoma!
  17. CMNash

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

    Amazon has finally gotten it right. Hello, We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on October 13, 2014 (Order No. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx): "My Fair Lady [Blu-ray]" Estimated arrival date: October 27, 2015
  18. CMNash

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

    Kind of a tangent. My master thesis was on acoustic analysis of speech sounds. Prof Peter Ladefoged (UCLA) was very helpful in guiding me through the chaos. He worked on the set of "My Fair Lady". He had lots of wonderful stories about his time coaching the cast.
  19. CMNash

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

    And as someone who has performed some analysis of "The King and I", " West Side Story ", and "My Fair Lady" soundtracks, Marni Nixon is correct. It also helps that my main job is a linguist; I can discern the differences.
  20. CMNash

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

    I'm thinking that Mr Harris is saying that MFL50 is 27 October, while the 'gladiator' film is in the first week of October.
  21. CMNash

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

    Oh! Does it start with an 'S' and rhymes with 'Narticus'?
  22. CMNash

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

    Argh! I may have to eat my words from the previous post. I just checked my THX DVD of The Sound of Music, which was released in 2000, and they have the same widescreen wording on the bottom of the back cover. However, it is stated to be anamorphic under the description for Disc 1.
  23. CMNash

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

    I believe this is the non-anamorphic version that most people on here are talking about. It was released in 1999, which I believe is the first version of Oklahoma! on DVD. I remember being very upset for giving away that version before purchasing and viewing the horrible anamorphic version. I...
  24. CMNash

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

    Yep, they can be really handy.
  25. CMNash

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection -- in Blu-ray

    Now that the bickering overing the colour timing of certain films has died down, why not talk about some interesting finds on the blu-ray. I'm re-watching Carousel, but this time with the Spanish mono track. And, the music is a little strange. The underscoring for the beginning of the film is...
  26. CMNash

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection -- in Blu-ray

    I just nearly blue myself after seeing that image of Tobias.
  27. CMNash

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection -- in Blu-ray

    Well, Chuck, I'm now definitely in the camp that neither the 2005 HD master nor Blu-ray are correct. I think it's got to be somewhere in the middle, hence my weak attempt to show what middle ground image would look like. However, I'd also wish to respect the cinematographer's intent. But, I'm no...
  28. CMNash

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection -- in Blu-ray

    You're right. Unfortunately, I did this in poor lighting on a 13" Macbook Pro. I couldn't see the finer details until I got home and looked at it on my colour-calibrated monitor. But, in general, there was some major tweaking of the colour dynamics and gamma going on with the 2005 version, or...