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  1. Ed Lachmann

    UHD VCI's "STREET SCENE" is not in 4K, 2 discs one blu ray 1080P or DVD

    Whatever it is in, it's really a phenomenal movie with a phenomenal restoration. Saw it last at a TCM festival many years ago as a beaten to hell print that still had the power to mesmerize. To me it's one of the great classics, Vidor at his best and a worthy companion to The Crowd and The Big...
  2. Ed Lachmann

    Top 10 discs to complete our collections

    Or also perhaps the fun and pulpy Journey Beneath the Desert ('61), an Italian version of She starring a barely clad Haya Harareet as the evil queen. Esther from Ben-Hur would certainly blush!
  3. Ed Lachmann

    Biblical-Roman-Egyptian epics not yet on Blu-ray

    I'd buy Samson and His Mighty Challenge, good or bad, without the corny weak comedy version. but not this. Of course, that included original movie is in disappointing SD! A really good comedy team could re-voice Citizen Kane and turn it into a goofus laugh riot too. From what I see in the...
  4. Ed Lachmann

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    No fun adventure, historical or literature films that WB was once famous for either. Damn, give some of us at least one of these even just once in a while.
  5. Ed Lachmann

    Top 10 discs to complete our collections

    Having a go at "never been released on disc": Hot Spell (’58) Intense George Cukor drama with Tony Quinn Wild is the Wind (’57) Another Cukor drama with Quinn and Magnani Siege of Syracuse (’60) Fine Italian epic with young Tina Louise L’Amour (’70) Joyful Paul Morrissey romance set in Paris...
  6. Ed Lachmann

    Biblical-Roman-Egyptian epics not yet on Blu-ray

    Some welcome news in the relatively bleak new release desert of this beloved genre. Pre-orders are being taken for the late June Deaf Crocodile release of Aleksandr Ptusko’s final epic film Ruslan and Ludmila (’72). Just ordered mine and can't wait. Check it out here...
  7. Ed Lachmann

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

    Just LOVE EVERTHING Burt Gordon, if just for the ecstatic joy of his ruthless filmmaking technique. Great news (especially about Food of the Gods)!
  8. Ed Lachmann

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Exactly! The TCM HD Raintree is more than acceptable (to my eyes at least) to warrant a DVD or even blu-ray. They eventually upgraded Giant and I had no problem rebuying the improved version (which was MUCH improved). If it is between an adequate Raintree or none at all I'd rush to buy the...
  9. Ed Lachmann

    Will MGM and Warner Bros. collaborate on MGM's 100th anniversary?

    Still, The Colossus Of Rhodes was a REAL trophy for me. Wonder if there's hope for other titles like it down the road.
  10. Ed Lachmann

    Stewart Granger BRDs? Hey Warner Bros, Isn't it time for an upgrade?

    Scaramouche is at the top of my list. Almost seems odd that WB hasn't delivered this one yet. Nobody's mentioned the wonderful young and handsome Granger as Appolodrus in Gabriel Pascal's 1945.Caesar and Cleopatra. Probably not a favorite here as it is quite stagey but it is still a favorite...
  11. Ed Lachmann

    International Via Vision Entertainment announces new premium Blu-ray label IMPRINT

    I'm excited to take four; Negulesco's Jessica, Woman of Straw, Synanon and Taming of the Shrew. A nice group of "most wanted"!
  12. Ed Lachmann

    Criterion and Janus films sold!

    Could mean that some of the classics at Janus might finally show up in HD like I am Curious Yellow and Blue. which I'd love to see. Depends, I suppose, on the tastes of a certain Indian paintbrush mogul.
  13. Ed Lachmann

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Yes, it's amazing how my supposedly" fragile" burned DVD discs have survived nicely while many supposedly "longevity quality" pressed discs fail. A word of warning, though, about the Spanish BDs that have a higher failure rate. Perhaps the use of the "lifetime/100 year" archive blank discs may...
  14. Ed Lachmann

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Makes me wonder how Timeless Media Group got away with their 114 episode Peter Gunn set what with Lola Albright singing standards in most episodes. Some "not so reputable" sets can be found of the above shows. The Surfside 6 one is filled with what I'd call "the unwatchables", horrid damaged...
  15. Ed Lachmann

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

    Wonderful, I've been waiting for Little Sheba and Rose Tattoo forever. Two of my favorites in HD at last. Thank you, Kino!
  16. Ed Lachmann

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

    Got to get this Noir XIX treasure chest, especially for Mitch Leisen's No Man of Her Own. Could get expensive as usually I buy these for the rest of what's left of Mitch's family. Dark City is also a must!
  17. Ed Lachmann

    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I'll probably get The Alaskans but REALLY hope they can get their rights in order and release 77 Sunset Strip, Surfside 6, Bourbon Street Beat and/or Hawaiian Eye. Won't get my hopes up. though.
  18. Ed Lachmann

    Biblical-Roman-Egyptian epics not yet on Blu-ray

    Prodigal & Ruth are at the top of my most-wanted, too. I ran into an interesting YouTube channel that, among others, presents a gorgeous 720p version with English subs of Siege of Syracuse from '61. Was really enjoying it but the it cut off before the end. The author claims he is searching...
  19. Ed Lachmann

    Blu-ray Review You Never Can Tell Blu-ray Review

    Mine arrived yesterday and I'm joyful to report that, through my eyes, the visuals have excellent sharpness and are such an improvement over the old DVD. The "beastatory" scenes are in negative so a bit wonky but were intended to have a haunting dream-like quality. All in all just love this...
  20. Ed Lachmann

    Criterion's Blu Ray edition of Rosemary's Baby no longer plays

    I had an odd occurrence with a Criterion BD of A Matter of Life and Death. I'd just bought it at B&N sale a some years ago. Popped it in, played it up to a point where it stopped and started then began breaking up every few frames. Took it back to B&N and got a replacement, which has played...
  21. Ed Lachmann

    Blu-ray Review You Never Can Tell Blu-ray Review

    Some people really love this movie, I among them, and I pre-ordered it. Even if it's only a bit sharper and a bit cleaner than the old DVD, I'm totally in. Few joyful and fun classic movies like this make it to blu-ray and it is a rare event for me and long hoped for. So, yes, I bought it and...
  22. Ed Lachmann

    Blu-ray Review Helen of Troy Blu-ray Review

    The lack of an official CD of Steiner's gorgeous score is something I dearly hope will be rectified one day. There is bootleg of dubious quality around, but we hope for better. Thankfully with this wonderful blu-ray we can enjoy the music as well as the majestic visuals together.
  23. Ed Lachmann

    Blu-ray Review The Boob & Why Be Good? Blu-ray Review

    Come on WB Archives, give us some more of these wonderful silents. God that we might see Greed, The Wind, 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Student Prince and The Crowd (all with the Carl Davis scores), please!
  24. Ed Lachmann

    Movies you want on HD disc but don't expect to ever see

    Any more classic Peplum or Sword and Sandal films whatsoever, which really pisses me off.
  25. Ed Lachmann

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Robe -- in Blu-ray

    The ideal double feature would obviously be The Robe and Demetrius and the Gladiators. It might be hoping for a miracle but perhaps the foreign 20th Century Fox entities might be able to do it, But, with the Disney purchase "disaster" it will never happen here. Funny though that both are...
  26. Ed Lachmann

    Notorious (1946) and Spellbound??

    I hadn't played mine for a few years and, after viewing perfectly the companion Rebecca BD, I decided to revisit Spellbound. The disc was rejected by my Oppo and even by my Mac connected OWC Mercury Pro for whatever reasons. Thankfully, I haven't had that many duds, but when a $70...
  27. Ed Lachmann

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

    Damn! I'll be sopping up my new Halloween classics early this year. One with my beloved Peggie Castle, too. Nice bunch, Kino!
  28. Ed Lachmann

    Man´s Castle and other new Borzage restorations screening at MoMA

    Thank God France released HD versions of Borzage's masterpiece trilogy of Seventh Heaven, Lucky Star and Street Angel. Too bad no company in the USA has any interest in making these available in HD stateside.
  29. Ed Lachmann

    Will MGM and Warner Bros. collaborate on MGM's 100th anniversary?

    Just hoping and praying that the upcoming TCM The Wind will be that recent restoration. That would be something REALLY special!
  30. Ed Lachmann

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

    Will enjoy the super rare John Bunnys in this set, but hope that the legendary Bachelor Buttons and A Cure For Pokeritis appear in HD some day. Love the fabulous Flora Finch too!
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