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  1. Bill Huelbig

    My 2 cents worth on "Brothers Grimm"

    As busy as he must have been, it seems typical of George Pal to make time to write to his fans. Thanks, Stephen, for posting this letter.
  2. Bill Huelbig

    My 2 cents worth on "Brothers Grimm"

    David Strohmaier is Person of the Year 2020. George Pal would be so thrilled.
  3. Bill Huelbig

    My 2 cents worth on "Brothers Grimm"

    I'll always keep my hopes up for a Smilebox Blu-ray of Brothers Grimm. If I were Lucas or Spielberg, I'd even pay for the restoration. I'm so grateful I got to see it in Cinerama at the Dome in October 2012, another thing concerning this film that was supposed to be impossible and would never...
  4. Bill Huelbig

    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    My vote for the worst-ever mistake in a "2001" home video release was in the very first DVD. HAL's line "Affirmative, Dave. I read you." came out as "Affirmative, Dave", followed by silence.
  5. Bill Huelbig

    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Also not in the regular 70mm prints which started off the anniversary celebration in May 2018 .
  6. Bill Huelbig

    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    I saw it in the digital IMAX prints, but not the 70mm IMAX version.
  7. Bill Huelbig

    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    It is also playing there next weekend. The last day is Sunday November 25th.
  8. Bill Huelbig

    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    A few weeks ago, someone asked about the 2001 screening at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, in Omnimax. I saw it on Saturday 11/10. There were some flaws: the image could have been brighter, and the dome distorts the shape of the monolith in some shots pretty drastically. But that can...
  9. Bill Huelbig

    WAC Releasing Auntie Mame onto Blu-ray 12-05-17!

    One day some years ago, before "Auntie Mame" was on DVD, I got a pinched nerve in my neck which caused terrible pain. I was unable to eat or sleep. "Auntie Mame" happened to be on American Movie Classics that day - this is when they still showed uninterrupted, uncut classic movies. For 2 1/2...
  10. Bill Huelbig

    What about a Blu of Ryans Daughter

    Thanks, Robin. I did not know about that.
  11. Bill Huelbig

    What about a Blu of Ryans Daughter

    Thanks, Ken. It really does look wonderful. It'll do fine until the Blu-ray comes along. The Overture and Exit Music were missing but the Intermission was included. I also bought Summertime and The Magnificent Ambersons in HD - a good way to compensate for the absence of Blu-rays for those...
  12. Bill Huelbig

    What about a Blu of Ryans Daughter

    I want to buy the Amazon streaming video HD version of Ryan's Daughter, but can anyone confirm that the aspect ratio is correct? I rented Star Trek: The Motion Picture from them recently, and it was 1:85 instead of 2:35. Thanks.
  13. Bill Huelbig

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 4K/UHD Release possible?

    The theater reopened in 2011 after a 3-year renovation. According to Cinema Treasures, it seats 264 and has a 50-foot screen. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/34819
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    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 4K/UHD Release possible?

    The screen is about 40 or 50 feet wide and the sound system is excellent. The theater itself has a very unusual design. I also saw It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World here in 70mm.
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    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 4K/UHD Release possible?

    I'm going on Saturday afternoon 7/30. It'll be my 70th time seeing it in a theater (the first was in June 1968). If anyone's going, definitely get the tickets online. "2001" always sells out whenever they show it. Once I was put on a standby list, and I did get in eventually after the...
  16. Bill Huelbig

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 4K/UHD Release possible?

    Come to think of it, Davison blames MGM for cutting the film when it was completely Kubrick's decision, and he made all the cuts himself. A 1968 article from Life magazine addresses this: https://books.google.com/books?id=3lQEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&lr=&rview=1&pg=PA20&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=true
  17. Bill Huelbig

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 4K/UHD Release possible?

    The Jon Davison letter to the New York Times, April 28, 1968, is attached. He's wrong about one thing: Kubrick added the title cards, not MGM.
  18. Bill Huelbig

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

    And in what universe would Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in Bikini Beach be considered "Adult Entertainment"?
  19. Bill Huelbig

    Blu-ray Review The Satan Bug Blu-ray Review

    Found a 1965 newspaper ad. Apparently the movie had a different title in Newark NJ.
  20. Bill Huelbig

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

    Found a 1965 newspaper ad. Apparently the movie had a different title in Newark NJ.
  21. Bill Huelbig

    What about a Blu of Ryans Daughter

    You're probably right about that. I remember when the movie first came out, it had an R rating because of that one scene. MGM must have begged and pleaded for a re-rating to GP (the precursor to PG), which they eventually got.
  22. Bill Huelbig

    What about a Blu of Ryans Daughter

    TCM showed Ryan's Daughter last night for St. Patrick's Day, but it didn't start till 1:45 AM. Since I get up at 6 AM for work I only saw 20 minutes of it, but that was enough to see it was a very beautiful HD transfer. Gives me hope for an upcoming Blu-ray release. I wonder why TCM always...
  23. Bill Huelbig

    Seven Wonders & Search For Paradise Up for Pre-order at Flicker Alley

    Looks like all the Cinerama films are being released except The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. Is there any chance for it at all? This movie has been known to defy expectations. For many years it was said that no 3-strip prints existed, then a beautiful one turned up in Australia. I...
  24. Bill Huelbig

    What is the rarest film ever you would like to be released on Blu-ray?

    ChromeJob: Flicker Alley has released the following 3-strip Cinerama films on Blu-ray, and in Smilebox: This is Cinerama Cinerama Holiday Cinerama South Seas Adventure Windjammer (originally produced in Cinemiracle, a copy of Cinerama) Two more are on deck for November: Seven Wonders of the...
  25. Bill Huelbig

    What is the rarest film ever you would like to be released on Blu-ray?

    George Pal's THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM (1962), the only dramatic film filmed completely in Cinerama (HOW THE WEST WAS WON had some scenes filmed in Ultra Panavision). In Smilebox format, of course. It's a beautiful film with an excellent cast, which never had a DVD release.
  26. Bill Huelbig

    What about a Blu of Ryans Daughter

    Out of all the movies I love that haven't come out on Blu-ray yet, "Ryan's Daughter" is my #1 choice. A film so spectacular in sight and sound deserves nothing less than the best possible home video presentation.
  27. Bill Huelbig

    Marty (1955) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I think that scene with Betsy Blair and the parents was cut before the original theatrical release. All 1955 reviews give the running time as 90 or 91 minutes rather than 94 (making it the shortest Best Picture winner, by the way), and it was never seen on any TV or video versions for decades...
  28. Bill Huelbig

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

    I was going to post this on the "What Happens to Shane?" page, but it's closed. Anyway, movie blogger Glenn Erickson (aka DVD Savant) weighs in on the ending: Nobody mentions the physical symbolism that indicates that the phantom 'angel' gunslinger Shane is not long for this world. Riders...
  29. Bill Huelbig

    What happens to Shane?

    Except for that final shot of the graveyard. It can't just be an arbitrary choice for it to be the last shot in the film. Maybe Stevens did it to make sure audiences would always be able to discuss the ending, the way we are now, 60 years later.
  30. Bill Huelbig

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

    Mark-P, I'm with you on the ending of Titanic. It never crossed my mind that Rose had died at the end until I read it in a review somewhere.
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