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  1. Todd Mattraw

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

    Did "Aliens" need to be re-imagined? Could it have been restored or remastered?
  2. Todd Mattraw

    Digital Review Aliens Digital UHD Review

    So you're right and he's wrong?
  3. Todd Mattraw

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Abe Lincoln in Illinois -- in Blu-ray

    Now Edith Massey would have been completely miscast as Honest Abe.
  4. Todd Mattraw

    Blu-ray Review The Beatles: Get Back Blu-ray Review

    It simply looks awful. Different sure...awful different. But anyone is free to like it as he's presented it --- I sure don't.
  5. Todd Mattraw

    Blu-ray Review The Beatles: Get Back Blu-ray Review

    I only watched this on Disney+, but there is no excuse for what Peter Jackson did to this 16mm film --- it did NOT have to look like this.
  6. Todd Mattraw

    RIP Joe Turkel

    Wonderful in "Paths of Glory" as well.
  7. Todd Mattraw

    Tommy Kirk, young Disney star dead at 79

    Well put, that is how it feels.
  8. Todd Mattraw

    TCM Changing September 1 2021 >

    Hmmm...CC...Criterion Channel???
  9. Todd Mattraw

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ A Tale of Two Cities – in Blu-ray

    I took a look at the opening sample uploaded by WAC to YouTube, and the same glitch is there, so it appears to be a problem with the transfer and not a defective disc --- if I saved this correctly, it's at this moment:
  10. Todd Mattraw

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ A Tale of Two Cities – in Blu-ray

    Just received, this week, my copy of "A Tale of Two Cities" blu-ray through Amazon, and I've immediately noticed what appears to be a digital anomaly, right past the 3 minute mark of the film (when the coachman hears the approaching hoofbeats) --- Tom, the coachman says "Aye, Joe" and Joe...
  11. Todd Mattraw

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations - in Blu-ray

    I received my copy of the Definitive blu-ray from DD today, having attempted unsuccessfully to cancel my order last Saturday. I'm not opening it, instead I'm returning it next week. When even the positive reviews carry serious negatives (negatives which line up with Robert Harris'...
  12. Todd Mattraw

    A PEEK AT THE COURT JESTER

    I watched "The Court Jester" on Criterion Channel, January 1, as my first movie of 2020, just knowing it was going to be a bang up year... where's the pellet with the poison?
  13. Todd Mattraw

    Danny Kaye on blu-ray?

    Both of those (and a few others) are coming to the Criterion Channel in January --- fingers crossed that they are new masters.
  14. Todd Mattraw

    Disney+ Disney+ Streaming Service (Official Thread)

    Very annoying, even with the option to reassert control by pressing "enter" on the small window. "Sword in the Stone", like so many earlier Disney animated films, doesn't have end credits, so when I watched it 3 weeks ago, the last 60 seconds or so of the actual film was minimized into that...
  15. Todd Mattraw

    NIGHT/CURSE OF THE DEMON…Coming Soon From Indicator

    I also ordered from Powerhouse direct in early August, and I did not receive a shipping notice, but once I'd heard they were shipping, I sent them an email and they got back to me about 5 days later, last week, and confirmed that mine had shipped Tuesday Oct 16 --- package arrived Monday Oct 22...
  16. Todd Mattraw

    Blu-ray Review The Spiral Staircase (1946) Blu-ray Review

    I usually wait for Kino titles to drop in price, but I grabbed this last week at around $20, received it Saturday afternoon, and watched it Saturday night --- it is one of the best purchases I've made, worth every penny, a really great (and somewhat overlooked) film and it made for a wonderfully...
  17. Todd Mattraw

    THE THING (1951) Streaming Tragedy

    "The Thing from Another World" has aired on TCM at 16x9, and if memory serves, I read elsewhere in HTF that it was from a reformatted mid 50's reissue print. Obviously, not what I'd want on a blu-ray, at least not as the main presentation.
  18. Todd Mattraw

    International Indicator October 2018 Releases

    Blown away...just ordered the Halloween bundle...holy cow, I can't wait, especially for "Night of the Demon".
  19. Todd Mattraw

    The Invisible Man + The Creature from the Black Lagoon Blu Ray Legacy Sets coming 8/28

    Well, they're invisible, so how can you tell?
  20. Todd Mattraw

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

    Apologies, my comment was an incomplete thought --- I meant to say "why isn't Amazon offering it at $22.09 to people who ordered it at $22.09 as a pre-order and then had their orders cancelled? Is it because they don't want to sell it at that price point?"
  21. Todd Mattraw

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

    But why isn't Amazon offering it at the $22.99 or $22.09 price point now? I tried an online chat to get my pre-order price of $22.09 and hit a wall, excerpt below: 04:09 PM PST Harshada: I would have loved to adjust the price for you but please understand that our hands are tied to policies...
  22. Todd Mattraw

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

    Pure speculation on my part, but maybe Amazon sold this item under the assumption that Arrow would be dealing it at a specific wholesale price, and then things changed (for whatever reason), and Amazon realized they had sold a bunch below or at cost ($22.99), so they canceled most of those...
  23. Todd Mattraw

    Night/Curse of the Demon (1957): UK or US Blu-ray?

    Very interesting read here from the Cinesavant f/k/a DVDSavant column May 2017: https://trailersfromhell.com/rescuing-the-runes-the-almost-lost-original-long-cut-of-night-of-the-demon/
  24. Todd Mattraw

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Favorite Brunette -- in Blu-ray

    Obviously one of Woody Allen's favorites as well.
  25. Todd Mattraw

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [4 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Combo][Super Deluxe Ed] Preorder

    I know, I'd live with a bad disc if I knew it was my player, because I will upgrade at some point. But unfortunately, most of my friends seem to have moved beyond physical media at this point. I did love CD3 from the set, and I don't see myself, at this moment, sending the whole box back...
  26. Todd Mattraw

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [4 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Combo][Super Deluxe Ed] Preorder

    I did switch to stereo PCM and still had issues. I will say, after giving up on the blu-ray, and not wanting to listen to the 5.1 on the DVD, I threw in CD2, the beginning of the outtakes, and I was livid about the fade out on take 7 of "Strawberry Fields" --- I made better fade outs on mix...
  27. Todd Mattraw

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [4 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Combo][Super Deluxe Ed] Preorder

    I did update the firmware and it helped...until halfway through "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" then it started stuttering again. Not fun.
  28. Todd Mattraw

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [4 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Combo][Super Deluxe Ed] Preorder

    I seem to simply be cursed when it comes to this release --- popped the blu-ray into my Oppo BDP-83, and after having to turn it off and on just to get it to register, it stutters all over the place, as soon as it gets past the Apple logo. Tried listening to the PCM stereo on the blu-ray, and...
  29. Todd Mattraw

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [4 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Combo][Super Deluxe Ed] Preorder

    Just to follow-up --- my box arrived on schedule today, Sunday, from Amazon (even though the USPS tracking website told me this morning that it would not be delivered until Tuesday), and the (very impressive) box is in absolute pristine Mint. So I'm happy, and credit to Amazon for making me so...
  30. Todd Mattraw

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [4 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Combo][Super Deluxe Ed] Preorder

    Mike It's comforting to hear that the box is well packed. Really, in my experience, Amazon does remarkably well getting the goods to me in Mint condition, even in some cases where the packing job leaves a lot to be desired. But I'm the type that can spend 15 minutes in a store picking out the...
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