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  1. RichMurphy

    My 2 cents worth on "Brothers Grimm"

    With the passing of its founder, Paul Allen, Vulcan was moving away from its support of Allen's pet projects, of which the Seattle Cinerama was one. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/vulcan-to-close-its-arts-entertainment-division-which-includes-cinerama-and-seattle-art-fair/
  2. RichMurphy

    My 2 cents worth on "Brothers Grimm"

    Sad news. First DC's Uptown (which had some traces of its Cinerama past), then the Seattle Cinerama, and now the Dome.
  3. RichMurphy

    My 2 cents worth on "Brothers Grimm"

    I'll respect this forum's Rule of Conduct #10 and not state my opinion of the nitpickers who are second-guessing what may be the most unexpected and amazing film renewal effort since Abel Gance's NAPOLEON. Instead, I will continue to enjoy my video library and its many Cinerama features...
  4. RichMurphy

    Pre-Order PHE Press Release: My Fair Lady (1964) (4k UHD)

    "As the title cards (MY FAIR LADY -- starring Audrey Hepburn -- Rex Harrison -- etc.) fade from one to the other, each new credit or set of credits begins to fade in before the previous one has faded out. Therefore, at each fade, two sets of lettering momentarily appear one on top of the other...
  5. RichMurphy

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Broadway Melody of 1940 – in Blu-ray

    Garysb, I tip my hat to your amazing sleuthing skills.
  6. RichMurphy

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Broadway Melody of 1940 – in Blu-ray

    My copy is pre-ordered from Deep Discount and I hope will arrive soon, given the transitioning of Warner Archive (the Blu is nowhere to be found on the current WBShop website or on Amazon, as of today). I have the Rhino Handmade CD soundtrack, and I always found it interesting that the biggest...
  7. RichMurphy

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    I would argue that "I Enjoy Being a Girl" is somewhat of a R&H standard. And it's "Rodgers". I'm also looking forward to this release.
  8. RichMurphy

    Mommie Dearest (1981) - Paramount Presents - June 1, 2021

    His commentary on the Taylor-Burton BOOM is worth the price of the disc by itself.
  9. RichMurphy

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Maybe "The Conqueror" will be next weekend's announcement. ;)
  10. RichMurphy

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    It would seem to be easily proven. The less talented executives focus more on quarterly earnings to make their compensation incentive benchmarks, whether or not their actions cause long-term damage to the company. Maybe because of that, they also seem to be the ones who don't stay long at a...
  11. RichMurphy

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    While I was disheartened to learn about the layoff of Mr. Feltenstein, I am equally concerned about the fate of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging. Maintaining and monetizing a corporation's legacy and intellectual properties would seem to be a no-brainer, but "no brains" seems to be a mission...
  12. RichMurphy

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Thank goodness for the Urban Dictionary website. It keeps me hep to what the cool cats are saying. :cool:
  13. RichMurphy

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Greatest Show on Earth – in Blu-ray

    When I watched MANK on Netflix, I had to rewind a part of the film to confirm that I was actually seeing cue marks at times. (Obviously fake ones). Maybe the film received all those Oscar nominations this week because there are lots of cue mark fans in the Academy. LOL
  14. RichMurphy

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Ten Commandments (1956) - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I knew you did, of course. I am keeping my pre-order, since I have a fairly large projection screen. Plus, I want to lend my support to Paramount for finally resuming disc releases. So it shall be written, so it shall be done.
  15. RichMurphy

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Greatest Show on Earth – in Blu-ray

    Strange, it's been available for pre-order and release date delivery on both amazon.com and amazon.ca. Maybe the abstract cover art is confusing you.
  16. RichMurphy

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Apparently those three assorted titles weren't desired much either, as the Insider said in "the other forum" that the Durbins were poor sellers.
  17. RichMurphy

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Ten Commandments (1956) - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Paramount's press release for this 4K release stated "The move to Dolby Vision created the opportunity to further improve the look of the film: blacks are enhanced and improvements were made to smooth out special effects mattes to create the most vibrant and pristine image possible." Mr. Harris...
  18. RichMurphy

    The Bible (1966)

    At every roadshow engagement I attended in the '60s and '70s, there was ALWAYS a longer, silent intermission period before the entr'acte played. What would be the point of just playing music for four minutes in the middle of the movie? Plus, remember that deluxe theaters of the day usually sat...
  19. RichMurphy

    Pre-Order PHE Press Release: My Fair Lady (1964) (4k UHD)

    I agree about their projection. In all my decades of visiting the Uptown, I never saw any dust or hair projected on the screen, which amazed me given how large the image was. As for the cross-illumination problem, maybe I never noticed it because I usually sat dead center in the orchestra.
  20. RichMurphy

    Pre-Order PHE Press Release: My Fair Lady (1964) (4k UHD)

    AMC closed the Uptown just before COVID shut down every theater in DC. The neighborhood is trying to save as much of the building as it can. https://dcist.com/story/20/05/22/with-uptown-theater-closed-some-residents-are-trying-to-make-it-a-historic-landmark/ I was surprised at how well the...
  21. RichMurphy

    Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: Annie Get Your Gun (1950) (Blu-ray)

    It cracked me up when the DVD came out and "Broadway star" Susan Lucci, Bernadette's three-week vacation replacement, got to appear on the DVD special features. I saw both Bernadette and Reba in the role, and Reba was brilliant, Bernadette was a trouper but miscast. I am sorry I didn't see it...
  22. RichMurphy

    Pre-Order PHE Press Release: My Fair Lady (1964) (4k UHD)

    Not that Robert Harris needs my support for anything, but he is spot on here. When I was a stringer for Lucasfilm's Theatre Alignment Program back in the day, I remember one of their technicians deriding DC's Uptown Theatre for its "too big" formerly-Cinerama screen, which automatically made it...
  23. RichMurphy

    Pre-Order PHE Press Release: My Fair Lady (1964) (4k UHD)

    Could you please delete my post #5, which has now been rendered nonsensical.
  24. RichMurphy

    Ken Russell's "The Music Lovers"

    As a big Ken Russell fan since the early 1970s, I think your comparison to Quentin Tarantino is spot on. Both often opt for style over substance, yet on occasion can extract brilliant performances from actors if the actors are game enough. When the BBC created a wonderful Blu-Ray of WOMEN IN...
  25. RichMurphy

    Pre-Order Wonder Woman 1984 (4k UHD) (3D Blu-ray) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Interestingly, the 3D version of WONDER WOMAN 1984 is being sold through Warner Archive. I guess 3D is a niche format nowadays, so that seems appropriate. https://www.wbshop.com/collections/warner-archive-pre-orders/products/wonder-woman-1984-3d-blu-ray-blu-ray-digital-combo-pack
  26. RichMurphy

    Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: The Great Caruso (1951) (Blu-ray)

    Like with its version of SHOWBOAT, I guess MGM didn't want to make a musical with darker elements, so they made major changes. In the case of ON THE TOWN, they ditched almost all of the songs by that unknown hack Leonard Bernstein. While I enjoy both films for what they are, I realize that...
  27. RichMurphy

    Blu-ray Review The Harvey Girls Blu-ray Review

    Recently watched THE BANDWAGON for the millionth time on TCM, and just noticed that at the film's beginning, Fred Astaire arrived in New York City on a Santa Fe rail car.
  28. RichMurphy

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Perhaps that was a typo by the Insider. I can't imagine not making an HD master after doing a 4K scan, but you never know.
  29. RichMurphy

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    I guess the Insider wanted to see if anyone reads those descriptions carefully. Then again, Ms. Buzzi considers herself "NBC's geriatric sex symbol", as shown below four months ago.
  30. RichMurphy

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Show Boat (1951) – in Blu-ray

    I came across a VERY lengthy pair of articles which interestingly touches upon the various incarnations of SHOW BOAT, from book to Broadway to the various film versions. The emphasis here is the James Whale version, but the MGM version is touched upon near the end of the second part (Spoiler...
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