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  1. Mark Stenroos

    Where is Warner Archive?

    I received my shipment yesterday. All was in order.
  2. Mark Stenroos

    Where is Warner Archive?

    I received an email yesterday informing me that my order has been dispatched via UPS and should arrive this Friday, 4/23.
  3. Mark Stenroos

    2021 Universal disc player

    I am also in the market for a player that will play 4k UHD movies and SACD audio discs. I was looking at the Sony 700 and 800 model lines, but the interwebs are rife with articles and videos documenting that these players freeze when playing 4k discs. They also freeze up during streaming...
  4. Mark Stenroos

    Where is Warner Archive?

    I’m still waiting for delivery from that last 4/$44 sale. No way to check on order status at this point.
  5. Mark Stenroos

    International THE ALAMO (John Wayne's extended cut)

    I find that the added footage in the scene where the Alamo defenders discuss their belief or non-belief in god is much more balanced in the extended version than in the cut version, which basically endorses the Xian point of view.
  6. Mark Stenroos

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

    Considering that the whole “Jews were enslaved in Egypt and built the pyramids as slaves” is an outright myth (ask any Egyptologist/Archeologist), I don’t know if outrage over not casting Jews as the thousands of extras is an issue. I mean, the guy playing Moses wasn’t a Jew. 🤔😱 BTW - I noticed...
  7. Mark Stenroos

    While we await the next Warner Archive Announcements...

    ??? I visited the WB Shop today and it isn’t there. The screen says the domain name is available to buy. What gives?
  8. Mark Stenroos

    WARNER ARCHIVES WBSHOP 4 for $44 Sale March 12, 2021 - March 15, 2021 (Possible Last WbShop ever)

    Why is my shopping cart not updating? I put an item in the cart, go back to pick more items, and when the new item displays my shopping cart is empty.
  9. Mark Stenroos

    Apple TV+ Vudu New Classic Columbia Titles Streaming

    I just got the BluRay as a Xmas present. Very bare-bones: no extras.
  10. Mark Stenroos

    PHE Press Release: The Ten Commandments (4k UHD)

    Oh, Moses, Moses. Are not my lips even redder like a pomegranate in 4k?
  11. Mark Stenroos

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Great Escape (Criterion) - in Blu-ray

    I watched the new Criterion version last night. I greatly prefer it to the 2013 BluRay. Yes, I like the grain. The whole picture is clear, clean and natural to my way of looking, and the mono ST is fine. Worth the $30.
  12. Mark Stenroos

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Great Escape (Criterion) - in Blu-ray

    I’ve got this on preorder. Hoping it’s an improvement over the BluRay (which I reviewed unfavorably upon its 2013 release (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/review/B000IZ0WQ4/R1QJS65U7ZXESI/ref=cm_cr_dp_mb_rvw_3?ie=UTF8&cursor=3)
  13. Mark Stenroos

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ It's a Wonderful Life (Corrected)-- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Yes. I mentioned it as some earlier posts in this thread remarked that doing a good, cleaned-up UHD version can often mean an improvement in the standard BluRay version. That certainly is not the case here. Same-old, same-old.
  14. Mark Stenroos

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ It's a Wonderful Life (Corrected)-- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I took a look at the colorized BluRay - the last 9 minutes of the film (starting when George returns to the bridge) are still disfigured by a scratch running down the right side of the image. This scratch has been removed in the 4k version.
  15. Mark Stenroos

    "The Alamo"s Status?

    Amazon Prime is currently offering a widescreen version of The Alamo for viewing. It is widescreen throughout, and seems to be longer than the typical cut version of the film, though there are some obvious cuts. Does anyone know the provenance of this version? Is it an actual widescreen...
  16. Mark Stenroos

    Win an Onkyo TX-NR1030 9.2 channel Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

    I owned an Onkyo many years ago, back in the pre-CD days. I'm currently still relying on my circa-1996 NAD amp & pre-amp to drive my Bose 640s. Truth be told, that set-up does a pretty fine job reproducing classical music, which is what I listen to almost exclusively. But when it comes to...
  17. Mark Stenroos

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Bishop's Wife -- in Blu-ray

    Thanks for the review and the comments. i think I'll pass on this and stick with my DVD.
  18. Mark Stenroos

    Blu-ray Review Lifeforce Blu-ray Review

    I still own the LD of this movie. Unfortunately, my LD player is hooked up to the smallest of our remaining CRT TVs. Maybe an upgrade to the BD version is warranted. I caught the movie last week on a cable channel. Hadn't seen it it years. It still holds up pretty well. As noted, the musical...
  19. Mark Stenroos

    Blu-ray Review Cleopatra (1963) Blu-ray Review

    Lucky you. I also ordered the Blu-Ray Book version when it was mis-priced at $18.99 at amazon, but my order somehow evaporated when they fixed the price. I can't complain as I've had my share of good fortune with amazon price screw ups in my favor. I reordered the film at $24.99. No big deal.
  20. Mark Stenroos

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

    I bought the CE of "Lawrence" on BD for Xmas. The stand-alone BD of Lawrence sells for $9.99 all the time at amazon, and that is the super-duper RAH restoration we're talking about. I bought the Ben-Hur/10 Commandments two-fer from amazon for $14.99, and both of those are the super-duper...
  21. Mark Stenroos

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

    I don't understand this sentiment. If you're only going to focus on "the story," then what matter what the video looks like, or what the soundtrack sounds like? You should be happy with your fading VHS copy of TGE. Isn't the ultimate point of a good restoration to get even more out of the story?
  22. Mark Stenroos

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

    I would assume that few people can truthfully recall what a film looked like when they saw it in a theater 20 years ago, let alone 50. Is that really the standard/question we're to apply when discussing BD reissues of classic films? Seems like a dead end discussion to me. The fact is that very...
  23. Mark Stenroos

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

    Well, here I go with my first post: I agree entirely with these sentiments. I posted a review at Amazon back on May 6, stating that I agreed in large measure with the review posted at blu-ray.com (now revised). To be honest, I was quite surprised to read RAH's initial review of this BD. That...
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