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  1. Craig Beam

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: All That Money Can Buy (1941) (Blu-ray)

    My good friend Bill Huelbig has already preordered this for me as an early birthday present. I first saw it on VHS thanks to him... gosh, I guess it's been 30 years ago now. A wonderful film. And that cover is breathtaking!
  2. Craig Beam

    Pre-Order Sci-Fi From The Vault: 4 Films (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    The back of the Mill Creek set boasts "select audio commentaries with film historians" but doesn't give any names. Anybody know who they are?
  3. Craig Beam

    Press Release PHE Press Release: War of the Worlds (1953) (4k UHD) / When Worlds Collide (1951) (Blu-ray) Limited Edition

    You're under no obligation to "get" my opinions about anything. This has nothing to do with the fact that I already own the existing Blu-rays of both titles. I have no issue with Paramount releasing WAR OF THE WORLDS on UHD, nor do I have an issue with them releasing WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE...
  4. Craig Beam

    Press Release PHE Press Release: War of the Worlds (1953) (4k UHD) / When Worlds Collide (1951) (Blu-ray) Limited Edition

    Dumb. Just... dumb. I've got both the Criterion *and* the Imprint editions of WAR OF THE WORLDS, and the Imprint WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (which was sourced from a 4K scan, so a UHD was totally doable). I've gotta draw the line someplace. No sale.
  5. Craig Beam

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    Just to clarify---- my plastic sleeves are just resting between the cardboard book pages, not in the disc slots. If it weren't for the outer box, they'd fall right out. I *really* wish I'd just started buying the individual releases when volume 1 came out. Sure, they take up more room, but...
  6. Craig Beam

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    My TROUBLE WITH HARRY UHD disc arrived with a couple of ugly scratches, but it seems to play without issue. SABOTEUR was stuck inside the cardboard sleeve thanks to some overzealous gluing (but the disc ultimately cleaned up just fine after being liberated). The first thing I did (which is the...
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  8. Craig Beam

    International DVD Announcement: The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (The Complete Series)

    Hey, just a heads up---- Amazon has this set for $99.98 right now:
  9. Craig Beam

    Night Gallery on Blu-ray

    In terms of image quality, the Blu-ray represents a significant improvement over the DVD. For fans of the show, that alone should merit an upgrade. The supplements are just icing on the cake.
  10. Craig Beam

    Night Gallery on Blu-ray

    Having seen the masters for season 1, I can tell you that the Blu-rays essentially mirror the DVDs in terms of format (meaning no bumpers or Four-in-One intros... I mean, unless something dramatically changed in the last few months, but I'd be surprised as hell). In terms of image quality, they...
  11. Craig Beam

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    My replacement discs arrived a few days ago. Yesterday I checked both the Blu-ray and the UHD for the original mono track.... and I can confirm that both discs do in fact contain the original mono.
  12. Craig Beam

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries Delayed Again !

    You may be right. However, Eureka has done some stellar work (their recent MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE/THE BLACK CAT/THE RAVEN set is wonderful), and before Indicator came along they were the closest thing to Criterion-level excellence in the UK. I trust them WAY more than I'd ever trust Mill...
  13. Craig Beam

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries Delayed Again !

    I'd be surprised if Mill Creek does anything about this (their new Hammer mega-set repurposes the same outdated transfers from their previous releases, after all). I'm cautiously optimistic that Eureka's effort will be superior.
  14. Craig Beam

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries Delayed Again !

    I'll be really interested to see how PILLOW OF DEATH looks on the Eureka release....
  15. Craig Beam

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries Delayed Again !

    Definitely a step up from the DVDs, based on a quick A/B comparison. I honestly can't tell if these are new scans or simply upconverts, but the Blu-ray definitely looks (and sounds) better.
  16. Craig Beam

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries Delayed Again !

    Mine arrived today!!!!!!! Forgive the excessive exclamation points, but damn.
  17. Craig Beam

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries Delayed Again !

    I just now received a notification that Amazon has shipped my copy (the US edition), and that I'll have it tomorrow. We'll see. After all the delays, I need to see it with my own eyes before I'll believe it.
  18. Craig Beam

    Barnes & Noble Semi-Annual 50% off Criterion Sale

    Today's haul! I'm making another trip later in the month.
  19. Craig Beam

    Disney Complete Animation 57 disc set 5 still DVD only

    Goddammit, just fucking release MAKE MINE MUSIC and MELODY TIME on Blu-ray already.
  20. Craig Beam

    Pre-Order Psycho (1960) 60th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Both the French and Spanish tracks match the new fake mono track (three stabs, then the scream).
  21. Craig Beam

    UHD International Hitchcock's Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo on 4K UHD - September 2020 (France)!

    My copy arrived today. Ugh. It wouldn't be a Universal Hitchcock release without some problems, right? First off, the PSYCHO mono track definitely is NOT the original mono (as others have suspected/reported). There are two dead giveaways: In the first scene, right after Marion says "Oh, we can...
  22. Craig Beam

    Pre-Order Amazon Women On The Moon (1987) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I'd love to say I'll hold out for a lower price... but c'mon---It's AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON. I just bought THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE on Blu-ray last week in preparation for this (I've had both on DVD forever now)... I'm not gonna be able to wait. It'll be mine on release day regardless of price.
  23. Craig Beam

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries Delayed Again !

    In an age where some of us are now upgrading from Blu-ray to 4K/UHD, why would we be satisfied with DVD? Last time I checked, this is a Home Theater Forum, where the goal is to see films in the highest possible quality.
  24. Craig Beam

    USHE Press Release: Universal Collections September 2020 (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    I'll have it on day one. I upgraded to an LG OLED C9 recently, and I wanna see some Hitch in 4K, dammit!
  25. Craig Beam

    International The New Indicator SINBAD Trilogy Box set...OUTSTANDING!!

    You will not be disappointed. Do it!
  26. Craig Beam

    International The New Indicator SINBAD Trilogy Box set...OUTSTANDING!!

    Given that your set came out in 2015, I have to assume it contains the same transfers found on the earlier domestic Blu-rays. JASON is in a different Harryhausen boxed set from Indicator, but sadly it's the same exact disc as the earlier release. The indicator editions of the Sinbad films are...
  27. Craig Beam

    International The New Indicator SINBAD Trilogy Box set...OUTSTANDING!!

    The Indicator release of 7th VOYAGE is light years ahead of the domestic Blu-ray. A significant upgrade.
  28. Craig Beam

    The Twilight Time News and Info Thread

    My order was placed May 10th, and it just arrived!
  29. Craig Beam

    LG begins rollout out of 2020 OLED TV lineup

    Thanks, Robert. That kinda crystallizes it a bit for me. I'm intrigued by the CX's Filmmaker Mode, but my (admittedly less than comprehensive) research suggests that I can get something close to it with the C9... or did I arrive at that conclusion in error?
  30. Craig Beam

    LG begins rollout out of 2020 OLED TV lineup

    I've had my eye on the C9 at Costco for a while, but I've held off in hopes that they'd drop a bit lower than $2,149.00. The cheapest 65" CX I've found is $2,499.00 at a local retailer, but most places are selling it for $2,799.00. It doesn't sound like the CX is *that* much better than the C9...
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