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  1. Paul Rossen

    Status of George Stevens' "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

    i believe the 260 minute version references a preview or earlier cut of the film. TGSET opened in NYC at 3 hours 40 minutes or so plus intermission.
  2. Paul Rossen

    Status of George Stevens' "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

    In it’s original Roadshow run at the Warner Cinerama in NYC it surely was a magnificent looking and sounding film. It’s a shame that TGSET will never be restored to the version I saw way back in Feb 1965.
  3. Paul Rossen

    International THE ALAMO (John Wayne's extended cut)

    Twilight Time released Hawaii and Criterion released Mad World. I will be very surprised if Criterion doesn’t release The Alamo.
  4. Paul Rossen

    "The Alamo"s Status?

    Re: The Hindenburg at the UA 150 The showing of The Hindenburg at this theater was quite spectacular. The sound came from all over theater with an emphasis on over head sounds. This was 45 years or more prior to the advent of Dolby Atmos.
  5. Paul Rossen

    "The Alamo"s Status?

    I did see Patton on the D150 screen in the UA 150'in Woodbury. The showing covered the complete screen. What was unusual about it was that a week earlier it played at the UA Syosset (which was down the block) in 70mm. Needless to say the presentation at the UA 150 was more impressive. As I...
  6. Paul Rossen

    "The Alamo"s Status?

    My favorite theater on Long Island was the UA 150 theater in Woodbury NY. Saw many 70mm presentations where the screen was fully opened. Like many of our favorites theaters it's long gone.
  7. Paul Rossen

    "The Alamo"s Status?

    Re The Bible The screen utilized for showing at Loew's State for The Bible was quite large and was much larger than the normal 70mm presentations. Re: The Sand Pebbles I believe TSP was cut in January 1967 within a month of the premier. I saw the uncut version in December 1966. My parents...
  8. Paul Rossen

    "The Alamo"s Status?

    Re: The Bible Both statements were used in the ads. I have the same one from above as well as full page ads showing 'Filmed and Presented in D-150.' I also have ads showing 'Produced in 70mm'. I just have the ads from the NYT without dates but I will assume the ads with the D-150...
  9. Paul Rossen

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

    At least in the last theatrical version at Lincoln Center the end has Eliza literally running away from Higgins to a hushed and stunned audience!
  10. Paul Rossen

    "The Alamo"s Status?

    There might have been an ad to two for films being shown on the D150 screen at the Rivoli. Of course there were two Roadshow films that played in NYC theaters that were indeed filmed in D;150. They were The Bible at the Loews State and Patton at the Criterion. The Criterion was shown on their...
  11. Paul Rossen

    "The Alamo"s Status?

    Too bad. I guess Wayne's The Alamo will never be seen as originally released. Missed out on seeing The Alamo at The Rivoli. The sound and picture must have been something to hear and see.
  12. Paul Rossen

    "The Alamo"s Status?

    Besides possibly the missing ToddAO credit in the titles what would be the difference between that old laser transfer and the actual original Roadshow version. Thanks
  13. Paul Rossen

    Will EL CID, THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, and 55 DAYS AT PEKING ever get a proper restoration and h

    Don’t know what it needs but much of the film lacks facial detail with Heston looking waxy throughout. I rate this as one of my worst blu rays if not the worst.
  14. Paul Rossen

    Will EL CID, THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, and 55 DAYS AT PEKING ever get a proper restoration and h

    Do you have the ‘remastered’ U.K. release? I have the Umbrella release and find it a poor reproduction of the film from 1961. Would the U.K. version be different from all the other Versions out there? There has never been a release here in the U S.
  15. Paul Rossen

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

    Just a case of one person being color blind.
  16. Paul Rossen

    FEATURE FILMS SEEN IN 70MM

    I too had Ben-Hur as my first 70 mm experience. At the New York Loews State. What a presentation! To the films listed by Haineshisway add the following 70 mm films I saw during their Roadshow runs Fall of the Roman Empire.. DeMille Theater Circus World... Loews Capitol/ Cinerama Patton...
  17. Paul Rossen

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ How the West Was Won -- in Blu-ray

    I saw South Pacific in NYC with an Overture long after it’s Roadshow run at a 70 mm festival in the 70’s.
  18. Paul Rossen

    Upcoming slate of 4k releases 2021 (all studios)

    After Paramount releases The Ten Commandments my number one request from Paramount is My Fair Lady. MFL will look marvelous in 4k uhd.
  19. Paul Rossen

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ How the West Was Won -- in Blu-ray

    The Longest was successful and kept Fox in business as the studio put all of its resources into the Cleopatra production. Fox cancelled a number of productions during this time period including the George Cukor film starring Marilyn Monroe.
  20. Paul Rossen

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ How the West Was Won -- in Blu-ray

    I believe the longest running Roadshow film in New York was Around the world in 80 Day’s at the Rivoli Theater at 102 weeks . Sound of Music was cut short at 96 weeks due to arrangements made for the premiere showing of The Sand Pebbles at the Rivoli.
  21. Paul Rossen

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ How the West Was Won -- in Blu-ray

    Cleopatra eventually did earn back its cost and was the biggest money earner of the films mentioned. As I stated it cost a fortune that that in part is the reason for its noterietry.
  22. Paul Rossen

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ How the West Was Won -- in Blu-ray

    Without having the statistics to back me up I truly doubt that Tom Jones was more successful than the other films mentioned. Huge Roadshow films that had lengthy runs. Even Cleopatra made a ton of money. Unfortunately it also cost a ton. In any case they were all entertaining and fine films...
  23. Paul Rossen

    Upcoming slate of 4k releases 2021 (all studios)

    Of all the WB films the one that I would consider as my number one request. Ben-Hur 1959. Number two would be Mutiny on the Bounty 1962.
  24. Paul Rossen

    The Ten Commandments (1956) 4K UHD Coming from Paramount

    Why wait? Spartacus is available now. Hopefully The Ten Commandments in the spring. No word on Ben-Hur at all,
  25. Paul Rossen

    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    WSS had the Overture during the opening Saul Bass visuals. It was also shown with an Intermission in some venues.
  26. Paul Rossen

    To Mr. Robert Harris: 10 films you'd like to have restored!

    Disney has been trying to kill off physical media for quite some time. They bought Fox for I believe 2 reasons. Their theme parks and streaming Service. And that is probably where we’ll end up seeing the Fox films. Hope I’m wrong. Would love to have 4k uhd versions of Patton, SOM and...
  27. Paul Rossen

    Blu-ray Review Spartacus Restored Edition Blu-ray Review - Highly Recommended

    As someone who has seen Spartacus numerous times since 1960 I can state that the 4k uhd is just amazing and perhaps as good as the original roadshow presentations. There are scenes that were never as richly colored as on this new disc. The sound has also been upgraded for the better and now...
  28. Paul Rossen

    To Mr. Robert Harris: 10 films you'd like to have restored!

    You are correct. The only way one can the TSP in it’s original length is the aforementioned DVD. Which is quite good. It does play better but that’s the way it goes. Even better would have been the pre release version as Director Robert Wise was working on cutting right up to the premiere.
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