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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Searchers -- in High Definition

    Common wisdom regarding restorations like The Searchers seems to be that keeping it in the electronic realm is the way to go. This thread has asserted such. Without having seen this exact restoration, can one quantify what differences would be noticable with the 70mm film out vs at least a 4K...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Searchers -- in High Definition

    https://www.in70mm.com/presents/1954_vistavision/1956_searchers/restoration/index.htm Hope the link works. I may have misrepresented the actual 'work around'.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Searchers -- in High Definition

    Did you happen to see the link discussing steps of the restoration? A work around for the faded layer?
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Searchers -- in High Definition

    Would your impression be that the yellows were not over-saturated? Unsure what you mean by 'overbaked' with the exisiting release. What do you mean by downscaling for Blu-ray? Thanks
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    Restored "The Searchers" in 70mm

    No idea about Film Foundation’s involvement. I pasted from the TCM festival schedule page on line.
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    Restored "The Searchers" in 70mm

    Thanks for responding. My thoughts exactly about 35/8 being optimal. Screening is at The Egyptian. Being advertised on the TCM site as WORLD PREMIERE RESTORATION COURTESY OF WARNER BROS. CLASSICS Restored by Warner Bros. in collaboration with The Film Foundation. d. John Ford, 119m, 70mm...
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    Restored "The Searchers" in 70mm

    TCM Film Festival is screening a restored print of Ford's The Searchers in 70mm. It was shot in VistaVision. I'm sure a few here can explain why this would be an optimal theatrical viewing experience. Or is it? Is this blown up from 35mm negative? Thanks Craig
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Night of the Hunter -- in 4k UHD

    European wide screen remained 1:66? To the present day?
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    Casablanca coming to 4K UHD on November 8 from WB

    Yes it's nice to see film in a theatrical setting. But the 'romance' of a vintage print wears off quickly after a couple reel changes which are torn up at the head and tail of each reel as well as scratches, etc. A nitrate print of Laura was screened pre-pandemic in Los Angeles and it was...
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    Cabin In The Sky

    thanks.
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    International THE JUNGLE BOOK (aka DAS DSCHUNGELBUCH in Germany) (1942)

    Unless I chose a wrong option, looks like the current sellers on Amazon DE are not shipping to the States.
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    Is there NO 4K player that doesn’t have freezing issues?!

    Other than being 4K enabled, what does my Oppo UDP 205 run as far as HDR? DV enabled? It may have locked up once on 4K but honestly have not sampled a lot of 4K. Have a few issues going back and forth from Region 1/Region 2.
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    Cabin In The Sky

    Is there any difference between the two releases on dvd for Cabin In The Sky? 2006 release against the MOD re-release? Is there a generalization about MOD's that one can state? Thanks Craig
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Red Shoes (1948) (4k UHD)

    Did not notice but see it now. I have a difficult time paying attention to details at times.....
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Red Shoes (1948) (4k UHD)

    Regretted missing this in Los Angeles a few years ago. Isn't the music culled from the many soundtracks of Bernard Herrmann?
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    A Star Is Born 1954 Reconstruction

    Is Ned Price still at WB Home Video? If not who would have taken over that position? Trying to find out if an End Credit card has completely disappeared from the reconstructed re-release of A Star Is Born. Thanks. Craig Holt
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    5.1 Playback in 2 Channel

    Thanks for this. I had always assumed such but curious. Craig
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    5.1 Playback in 2 Channel

    Currently I have an Oppo UDP 205 running through Rotel RA 1572. L - R speakers are B & W CM10 S2. TV is Sony 77" A9G OLED. My question: Do the 5.1 audio mixes (e.g. District 9) playing through my decidedly 2 channel set -up simply mix down automatically? Dialogue seems to be favored in the...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ San Francisco – in Blu-ray

    Haven't seen this in a zillion years but I recall a low key yet masterful earthquake sequence. Slavko Vorkapich gets a credit up front for Montage (Sequence?)
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    General Discussion Best Final Line in a Movie

    "Positively the same dame"....The Lady Eve
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Marseille Trilogy -- in Blu-ray

    Just ordered The Bakers Wife. Hoping for the same treatment some day for CARNIVAL IN FLANDERS. Haven't seen it since the 70's but I recall the same slightly bawdy interplay described for Baker's Wife.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Harvey Girls – in Blu-ray

    'The Harvey Girls' does look terrific. And I also noticed color shift/saturation shifting beginning around 12:25 until about the 25:00 mark. EQ on these discs seems pretty good. Wasn't sure if it was my 75" A9G OLED. But they were present on second viewing.
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    Blu-ray Review Love Me Tonight – Blu-ray Review

    Guess I’m not a fan of her particular operetta voice. For me she’s at her best not singing.
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    Blu-ray Review Love Me Tonight – Blu-ray Review

    I'll second almost everything this review asserts. Had the DVD for years and it wasn't all that awful. But the new Blu - Ray is a vast improvement. Especially the sound. The weakest link for me is Jeanette MacDonald. But the rest of the cast really sparkles in one of the great musicals. Hoping...
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    Rita Hayworth - Ultimate Collection from Mill Creek - 11/17/2020

    Any thoughts on Indicator/Powerhouse 'The Big Heat" compared to Twilight Time?
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    Rita Hayworth - Ultimate Collection from Mill Creek - 11/17/2020

    Thanks for making me aware of the site.
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    Rita Hayworth - Ultimate Collection from Mill Creek - 11/17/2020

    Now that I have an All Region blu ray player (modified my Oppo), been investigating slightly obscure (to me) labels. Kind of difficult to parse which different restorations are superior without definite guidance. Any thoughts on Indicator/Powerhouse "The Big Heat' over Twilight Time? 'The Chase'...
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    Criterion Press Release: Essential Fellini (Blu-ray)

    Ordered this yesterday from Criterion for $199. Amazon has it listed for $249.
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    Blu-ray Review The Lady Eve Blu-ray Review

    Was looking forward to a real stunner as this is a favorite movie. Can't say I was knocked out by a number of washed out close-ups or the very dupey look generally. In any event, my guess is that this may be the best it will ever look. The 1939 'Hunchback" is a totally different look, but when...
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    Modify Oppo UDP 203 For Region B/2

    Sounds fairly easy. Anyone aware of a downside to adapting the Oppo for All Region? Almost everything has a side effect. Thank you all for your help.
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