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  1. stevenalejandro

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - One from the Heart - Reprise -- in 4k UHD

    I first saw this on VHS sometime late 82 early 83 at 16 years of age and fell in love with it. So I have always been partial to that Home Video cut of it. I picked up the UK Edition to get the OG version on 4k disc. Francis Ford Coppola is a genius...but I gotta say I prefer the original VHS...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Once Upon a Time in the West -- in 4k UHD

    TMWSLV? The Magician With Silver Leafed Vegetables? That was a terrible transfer
  3. stevenalejandro

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Once Upon a Time in the West -- in 4k UHD

    I think I have a couple Olive catalog titles with occasional reel changes intact.
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Conformist -- in Blu-ray

    Svet Atanasov. That guy. Dear lord. Somehow he disproves the axiom that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
  5. stevenalejandro

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

    I didn't check screen caps. But I just bought the dang thing. As a fan of Filmic and Faithful 4K and Bluray transfers I have to agree with Mr. Harris' review. Viewed on a 92" screen projected through an Epson 3800 Faux K and shoved through an Onkyo 6100. Are there odd digital anomalies here and...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Carpetbaggers -- in Blu-ray

    Also features Commentary from David Del Valle and David DeCoteau who did great commentary for the 1961 version of Backstreet also a Kino Release
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Oppenheimer -- in 4k UHD

    I was lucky enough to catch this in 70MM / 15 perf Imax. Was blown away by the plot, acting, direction, editing, cinematography, image and on and on. Equally blown away by the home presentation on my 90" screen projected through an Epson 3800, with audio pumped through my Onkyo 6100 and viewed...
  8. stevenalejandro

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

    100% correct. But we can scream and cry about it and be immensly sad and commiserate about it
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - American Graffiti -- in 4k UHD

    They're also the films of the DP and Editor and Sound Editor Set Designer and Location Scout and Scriptwriters and the Actors and the producers and and and... Lucas didn't do everything on the Set and he didn't pay for every single thing out of his own pocket. He may own the film but he doesn't...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Frenzy -- in 4k UHD

    Frenzy remains one of my favorites for the Long Take in the street after 1st murder and the reverse tracking shot and the Potato truck scene and the dinner scene at the Chief Inspector's house and Rusk dragging the trunk.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Way We Were -- in 4k UHD

    I first saw The Way We Were on a Double Bill as well. In a re-release paired with the new film on the program, 1976's Robin and Marian
  12. stevenalejandro

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

    There always seemed to be a day when I would remember, "Oh shit theater 4 starts in one minute!" and I would have to speed thread the projector and adjust framing after. And always after a film tear/break.
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  14. stevenalejandro

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

    As a former projectionist I always have a chuckle when people complain about framing issues on Bluray/4K releases. I just think of all the times I adjusted the framing knob and thought, "yeah, that looks about right."
  15. stevenalejandro

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Is Paris Burning? -- in Blu-ray

    Jarre's score for The Year Of Living Dangerously is top 5 soundtracks for me
  16. stevenalejandro

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Night of the Hunter -- in 4k UHD

    I just A/B'd the Criterion and the new Kino and I gotta say the grain levels seemed very close to my eyes I did watch on an Epson Faux-K on a 92" screen
  17. stevenalejandro

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Night of the Hunter -- in 4k UHD

    I've been a grain addict for 50 + years, sometimes I'll sneak off and watch 16MM prints of Stranger Than Paradise
  18. stevenalejandro

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Night of the Hunter -- in 4k UHD

    As to the film grain in contemporary home video releases. I'm 57 and been going to theaters for most of that time, spent a significant time as an amateur and freelance film photographer and did time also as a film projectionist in the late 80's early 90's. So I may have been more cognizant of...
  19. stevenalejandro

    UHD Review Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Finest Film Restoration Effort of 2022

    I have picked up all these titles so far except Paths of Glory and Invaders from Mars (just ordered from Ignite now, tho) Is there a release date for All That Money Can Buy yet?
  20. stevenalejandro

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Planes, Trains and Automobiles -- in 4k UHD

    Does the person who futzed up your display before you viewed the 4K of Casablanca also work at Paramount? Paramount is now the "Hold my beer," entrant with Mill Creek and the old Universal home video depts.
  21. stevenalejandro

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

    And sound stages. There are some amazing sound stage sets for some of these films
  22. stevenalejandro

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

    In his "Of all the gin joints..." speech he does one of the most incredible acting I've ever seen and it lasts for a second. It's at the 2:24 mark. It's as if he is so lost in thought and pain and is gonna start to say something but he can't even muster the energy.
  23. stevenalejandro

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

    As a projectionist in a 2nd run theater during the 80's I must take great umbrage at this statement!... Having said that I remember a fellow projectionist calling the local chain's support guy to assess why the image was wrong on one of the screens and the support guy taking one look and saying...
  24. stevenalejandro

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    I'm 55 years old and was lucky enough (probably like most my age) to be brought up with a family who loved going to the movies together in the 70's and 80's. (I loved film so much that I became a film projectionist in the 80's for a spell.) When, in early 1980, my dad bought a VHS machine home I...
  25. stevenalejandro

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The HD to Blu-ray upgrade saga: Part 3 - The Untouchables – in Blu-ray

    I was a projectionist when this first came out and remember running it in 35MM. Generally speaking projectionists usually just thread the film, start it make sure it's all good and then saunter off and forget it (if you are running the platter system where all reels are cut together to run as...
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