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  1. Doug Bull

    'Oklahoma!' & 'The King and I' Blu-Ray's announced for October 7

    ClassicFlix have just announced the separate individual releases of 'The King and I' and 'Oklahoma!' for October 7. There is no word about 'Carousel' or 'State Fair' The Oklahoma! release will feature both the Todd-AO and Cinemascope versions. The big question of course will be "The King and...
  2. Doug Bull

    Everyone says I love you - Blu-ray status?

    Last night I finally got to see Woody Allan's "Everyone Says I Love You" after inexplicably missing it all these years. I loved it and would now like to buy the Blu-ray. After searching around I can only find some various European editions with very little details available. Some Amazon reviews...
  3. Doug Bull

    Opera & Classical Music on Blu-ray

    There seems to be very little, if anything at all, concerning Opera and Classical Music discussed on this forum. How many members have purchased Blu-rays regarding this Genre? Those titles I have purchased have all been visually stunning and with mostly excellent quality sound. Discussions...
  4. Doug Bull

    3D Sex and Adventure in 3D - Circa1954 - Where is it?

    Last night I stumbled across an enjoyable bit of sexy nonsense on TCM. Watching the movie I noticed objects being catapulted towards the camera and lots of scenes which contained strategically placed furniture and other items dominating the foreground. ( not to mention many scantily dressed...
  5. Doug Bull

    International "The Cardinal" Gets German Blu-ray Release

    Yet another major Roadshow Production gets a Blu-ray release outside of the USA. What is going on? I've always liked "THE CARDINAL" even with it's wooden leading man. (Thankfully Romy Schneider more than compensates) The film has undergone some new restoration work for this release and if the...
  6. Doug Bull

    3D Any Chance for "The French Line" in 3D?

    There has been much discussion and requests regarding many of the Golden Age 3D titles. One that keeps escaping these discussions is "The French Line" I remember seeing it at the Cinema, alas in 2D, when I was a teenager. I do remember getting quite excited at the time. :blush: (women have...
  7. Doug Bull

    A Decade of Missing Musicals - The 50s.

    There are many who regard the 50s as the greatest decade of the Hollywood Musical. Let's not forget that there were also many wonderful and memorable Musicals produced in 30s and 40s as well. I'm not sure why the musicals of the fifties are held in such high esteem. Was it the star power, the...
  8. Doug Bull

    BOB HOPE Classic Comedy Collection - April 29th.

    Universal have announced the "BOB HOPE Classic Comedy Collection" 4 disc set for April 29th. The set contains 10 of his Paramount titles and is incredible value for only $13.99 at Amazon. The titles are, "Give me a Sailor" "Thanks for the Memory" "Never Say Die" "The Cat and the Canary" "The...
  9. Doug Bull

    "The War Lord" get's UK Blu-Ray Release on April 14th.

    Franklin Schaffner's oft neglected "The War Lord" finally and deservedly gets the Blu-Ray treatment from Eureka UK on April 14th. It features Jerome Moross' excellent Music Score on an Isolated Music and effects track. Also the Trailer and a booklet featuring a new essay with rare archival...
  10. Doug Bull

    THESE THOUSAND HILLS only Mono - Why?

    I just received 3 of the new Fox Cinemascope Westerns - THESE THOUSAND HILLS - THE PROUD ONES and THE LAST WAGON. While the latter two are in Stereo, These Thousand Hills is only Mono, (although it appears to have a fake stereo option as well) Either way it comes as a bitter dissapointment...
  11. Doug Bull

    Suggestions for a Commecially Viable Warner Musical Box Set

    With so many suggestions for various Warner Musical Box Sets, how about this one? The Great Operettas, or seeing that Operetta might not be a money making word today, how about the Greatest Stage Musicals, or something along those lines. The normal 5 or 6 Box Set to include, "THE STUDENT...
  12. Doug Bull

    The Dam might have burst over at DVD Beaver.

    Just been over to DVD Beaver, which has long been one of my favorite DVD Review sites. They have a message up indicating that lack of support looks like forcing them to close down. They truly deserve the support of every decerning DVD collector, especially those interested in non mainstream...
  13. Doug Bull

    Jean Renoir, Betty Grable, Sonja Henie R2 April

    Some interesting Classic Fox titles are being released in the UK this April. Jean Renoir's SWAMP WATER with Dana Andrews and Anne Baxter. The highly enjoyable, Technicolored DOWN ARGENTINE WAY with Betty Grable and Don Ameche. Sonja Henie and Tyrone Power in SECOND FIDDLE...
  14. Doug Bull

    Bronston's EL CID, etc Now in NTSC & Anamorphic

    Great news for those of us that have been waiting for good quality NTSC ANAMORPHIC DVDs of the Samuel Bronston Epics to become available. Henry Hathaway's CIRCUS WORLD ( DD 2.0 )( 2.32:1 ) Anthony Mann's EL CID ( DD 4.0 ) ( 2.34:1 ) Nicholas Ray's 55 DAYS AT PEKING ( DD 4.0 ) ( 2.28:1 )...
  15. Doug Bull

    DVD Security Tape is a Nightmare!

    It took me 30 minutes just to remove the Security Tape off 5 region 1 DVDs last week. How many others are frustrated by this over the top security nonsense. Surely the cellophane outer protection is more than enough. Most Region 4 DVDs only have the Cellophane protection. Which Studio...
  16. Doug Bull

    Doris Day new to DVD Musicals R2 April

    In a follow up of the Warners chat regarding Doris Day Musicals, it looks as if Region 2 will be first to sample the expected future region 1 releases. Warners have announced the DORIS DAY ANTHOLOGY for April, containing some great titles that will appear for the first time on DVD. TEA FOR...
  17. Doug Bull

    Who Now Owns The TERRY TOON Cartoons?

    Other than a few dreadful quality Public Domain DVDs there has been no sign of any of Fox's Terry Toon Cartoons. While nowhere near the quality of Warners and MGM, these Cartoons still entertained a multitude of Theatergoers over the years. They later appeared on TV, but since then they seem...
  18. Doug Bull

    2 MGM-UA Musicals not yet released on DVD

    Two forgotten United Artists Musicals from the Fifties that I would buy without hesitation have yet to be released on DVD. They are, "TOP BANANA" with Phil Silvers and "GENTLEMEN MARRY BRUNETTES" with Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain. (Anamorphic and Stereo please) MGM-UA at times...
  19. Doug Bull

    Musicals and poorly placed Chapter Stops

    One of the most frustrating and annoying things in regards to DVDs of Movie MUSICALS is the poor placement of Chapter Stops. Just who is responsible? because it appears that they have no idea of what is wanted amongst Musical enthusiasts. Surely the start of each Musical number should be...
  20. Doug Bull

    MARY POPPINS 40th Anniversary Edition DVD is sure to please

    The new 2 disc MARY POPPINS' 40th Anniversary Edition has just been released here in Australia. I picked up a copy from my local Target store yesterday. Until we get a full HTF review of the region 1 edition, I thought that I might pass on some comments to those that are sweating on this...
  21. Doug Bull

    New Disney, Donald, Goofy and Mickey Cartoons available on R4 DVDs - But Beware !

    Just bought 3 new Disney Cartoon collection DVDs, that, believe it or not are only available here exclusively at Australian K-Mart stores. Each DVD is dedicated to one of the characters and each cover title is preceeded with "Everybody Loves" (Donald, etc) Each disc contains 7 Cartoons...
  22. Doug Bull

    Jolson comes to DVD- 3 Columbia Musicals

    Fans of Al Jolson, Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth are in for a treat come October 21, as Columbia have just announced 3 terrific old Musicals. "The Jolson Story" "Jolson Sings Again" "You'll Never Get Rich" (Astaire/Hayworth) Other than a trailer and Bios, there doesn't appear to be any...
  23. Doug Bull

    You think you have it bad, try Oklahoma pan and scan

    Just what are Fox up to? They are treating us like second class citizens. First they release a Widescreen NON ANAMORPHIC version of Oklahoma in region 1.( and hint that they have no intention of any improved re-release) But they have now sank as low as they can get with their just...
  24. Doug Bull

    The Jazz Singer ( 1927 ) Some info on the upcoming DVD

    Warners have been working on the DVD of the historic first ever sound feature, 1927's "THE JAZZ SINGER" While no release date has been yet been announced, some information has become available. The DVD will feature a much improved Soundtrack. All Video and TV presentations up until now have...
  25. Doug Bull

    Paramount - more of the same please

    Martin Blythe and Paramount are to be congratulated for their ongoing committment to releasing Classic Westerns. The 8 upcoming April titles look fabulous and will stretch the old purse strings or Credit Cards to their limit.(Who cares, the titles are well and truly worth it) But like all...
  26. Doug Bull

    Western Fans Rejoice- Paramount releasing 8 classics plus Le Mans and The Carpetbaggers

    Paramount have just announced 8 Classic Westerns for April. "Copper Canyon" "Gunfight at the OK Corral" "Nevada Smith" "The Lonely Man" "Big Jake" "Rio Lobo" "A Man called Horse" and praise the Lord, finally one of the most requested Westerns on this Site, "Little Big Man" Well...
  27. Doug Bull

    Paramount- Any thoughts for "The Little Prince"?

    "The Little Prince" has a lot going for it, to become a possibly successful and good seller on DVD for Paramount. Take these facts into account. 1. One of the alltime best selling and loved Children's Books. 2. Songs by Lerner and Loewe ( My Fair Lady, Camelot, Paint your Wagon and Gigi")...
  28. Doug Bull

    MGM-UA Musicals- New Titles and Anamorphic Re-issues please

    With the pending success of "Chicago" and a sudden upsurge in the upcoming releases of Musical Titles on DVD, it would be a nice gesture if MGM could revisit 2 highly successful Movie Versions of former Broadway Hits. "Guys and Dolls" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"...
  29. Doug Bull

    Like a broken record - Paramount- 2 Musicals Please

    It's beginning to sound like a broken record, but once again for myself and on behalf of others on this Forum, I am pleading for some word on 2 very special Musicals from Paramount. "LI'L ABNER" "HALF A SIXPENCE" Is there any indication that these titles may eventually surface in the near...
  30. Doug Bull

    My Darling Clementine- Alternate cut?

    I see on Digital Bits that John Ford's "My Darling Clementine" is likely to be among the upcoming Fox Westerns that are on the way. It would be fabulous if the recently discovered, John Ford's original cut, with the alternate ending was included. Scholars and lovers of Film everywhere...
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