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  1. DarkVader

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    You're entitled to your opinion. But what's done is done. Get over it.
  2. DarkVader

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    They cast Henderson because unlike other actors cast in movie musicals at that time she could actually sing the score!
  3. DarkVader

    Press Release Warner Archive Collection Press Release: You're A Big Boy Now (1966) (Blu-ray)

    Hartman was cast so against 'type' and she excelled....her 'Barbara Darling' was a self-absorbed diva-bitch. I love this film...and its 'Lovin' Spoonful' soundtrack. This is one of Karen Black's earliest film roles and she dated the "star" of the film; Peter Kastner.
  4. DarkVader

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    As misguided as I find this adaptation of PYW to be what I do appreciate is the work done by the film's music department. I have no issues with the film's soundtrack (give or take one or two of the 'vocalists') but on the whole, it is a pretty impressive effort. That being said, I do own the...
  5. DarkVader

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    I can't even take that "review" (and I use the term loosely) seriously when the "reviewer" did NOT do her homework and writes this: "Jean sings her number, 'A Million Miles Away Behind the Door" surprisingly well." LOL!! LOL!! LOL!!
  6. DarkVader

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    Seriously? You think those of us who don't care or even like this movie are all 'superhero, action and dear god science fiction spectacle aficionados? Again, seriously? I've got news for you. I'm a huge musical theater fan. I graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art...
  7. DarkVader

    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    This is great news. This has to be one of the more underrated comedies of the 1970s with a very well-deserved Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for Candice Bergen who almost steals the film right from under Burt Reynolds and Jill Clayburgh. James L. Brook's first feature film...
  8. DarkVader

    Disney & Sony Ink Deal For Sony To Take Over Disney's Physical Media Production

    I know what it is and I have every right to post my opinion on the matter. It's your right not to read my posts regardless of what your title on this forum may be. See how that works?
  9. DarkVader

    Disney & Sony Ink Deal For Sony To Take Over Disney's Physical Media Production

    I don't understand why people are not patient to see how this all plays out and what this all entails instead of making up all kinds of unsubstantiated scenarios. People need to seriously chill.
  10. DarkVader

    Press Release SPHE Press Release: Steel Magnolias (1989) 35th Anniversary (4k UHD)

    So great that Sony is releasing this as a stand-alone and opted not to include it in one of their 4k UHD boxed sets. I'm looking forward to seeing the new transfer and listening to Georges Delereu's beautiful score in Dolby Atmos! I love this movie more than my luggage.
  11. DarkVader

    Pre-Order Paint Your Wagon (1969) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I just love a Jean Seberg movie musical.
  12. DarkVader

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Varsity Blues -- in 4k UHD

    Yeah, whatever happened to him?!?!?! As a Nuyorican male who grew up in the inner city housing projects, I found Hardball offensive. It has "white savior" trope written all over it.
  13. DarkVader

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Varsity Blues -- in 4k UHD

    ...and Hardball, let's not forget about Hardball.
  14. DarkVader

    Press Release Lionsgate Press Release: Priscilla (2023) (Blu-ray)

    I have not yet seen this, but I do love Sofia Coppola as a director so I may just give this a spin. This film is actually the second adaptation of Priscilla's memoir, "Elvis and Me", the first being a 1988 mini-series for television starring Susan Walters as Priscilla and Dale Midkiff as Elvis...
  15. DarkVader

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Titanic -- in 4k UHD

    Exactly. All the hand wringing and losing sleep over something that is so done and won't be changed. #BrokenRecord
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  17. DarkVader

    Pre-Order Oklahoma! (1955) Platinum Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    This is the set where the "We Kiss In A Shadow" sequence was originally filmed. That "grass" looks like a carpet. Here is the same sequence re-filmed on the new set. Notice the more realistic foliage around Lun-Tha and Tuptim, and the addition of the cascading waterfall behind them.
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  19. DarkVader

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

    I love how people assign themselves the arbiter of other people's wants and needs...:rolleyes:
  20. DarkVader

    Pre-Order Oklahoma! (1955) Platinum Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    "It's A Puzzlement" was originally not going to be in the film. Fox decided to include it and it was - - - after principal photography had wrapped. The sequence of Anna and her son arriving in Bangkok and walking to the King's palace was another sequence that was shot after principal photography...
  21. DarkVader

    Pre-Order Oklahoma! (1955) Platinum Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Cutting "I Have Dreamed" was just wrong-headed in my opinion. It is a gorgeous song. It would have deepened the tragedy of Tuptim and Lun Tha's ill-fated romance. If only that sequence had survived to be re-instated. It is such a shame that it is forever lost.
  22. DarkVader

    Pre-Order Oklahoma! (1955) Platinum Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Oh wow! Nice find! I stand corrected! Moreno acquitted herself quite nicely! I take it all back! :) I wish they wouldn't have cut it. They deprived Moreno of her only solo. The song is only 2 minutes and 12 seconds long and it would have allowed Moreno to shine.
  23. DarkVader

    General Discussion Movie Themes and/or Soundtracks you dislike

    "Stop! I Don’t Wanna Hear It Any More" sung by Melanie from the film, R.P.M. (1970) - Songs/Score courtesy of Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr. It's a stinker.
  24. DarkVader

    One From the Heart: Reprise 4K UHD

    Limited theatrical re-release is happening. Seeing this at the IFC here in NYC. Opens 01/19.
  25. DarkVader

    Arrow releasing (Limited Edition Blu-ray) of "The Shootist" (1976) on 03-12-24

    I love that Richard Amsel artwork...and that's a great cast!
  26. DarkVader

    Pre-Order Oklahoma! (1955) Platinum Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Yes, this is correct. Betty Wand does a horrid job on "A Boy Like That". Marni Nixon's dubbing for Natalie Wood was not a great match as it was for Deborah Kerr in THE KING & I. It always manages to take me right out of the film in a way that dubbing in other musicals doesn't because it comes...
  27. DarkVader

    Pre-Order Oklahoma! (1955) Platinum Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    On the subject of cut songs and faithful (or less than faithful) movie adaptations of stage musicals: the upcoming screen version of THE COLOR PURPLE: The Musical has 15 of its songs cut. They've inserted "Miss Celie's Blues" from the original film, which was not in the stage production, and...
  28. DarkVader

    Pre-Order Oklahoma! (1955) Platinum Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Moreno can sing but she does not possess the vocal range to sing "I Have Dreamed" or "We Kiss in a Shadow". She may have been able to handle the lower parts of "My Lord and Master" but not the high notes that bring the song to its conclusion. Dubbing her was a no brainer and necessary.
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