By the time The Robe was ready to premiere, 20th Century-Fox had solved the magnetic stereo sound problem on the picture film with the able assistance of Cinerama sound guru Hazard Reeves. Adding the four small bands of magnetic oxide required the use of smaller perforations and a slight...
Got this email:
Thank you for taking part in our latest Warner Archive Collection '4 for $44' Sale! With the overwhelming demand during this sale, we are working as quickly as possible to produce, pack, and ship your order to you safely. However, given the tremendous reaction to our...
I just watched it on TCM. They screwed up and forgot to squeeze the image so I had to watch the letterbox image within 4:3. Not one of Doris Day's best films. The highly directional dialog was great and a surprise for a WB Cinemascope title.
That was one of the emails. Another email had the following:
It's Always Fair Weather (BD)Ships to the USA.Ships within 3 business days.
DEAL APPLIED (-$10.99)
Billy Rose's Jumbo (BD)Ships to the USA.Ships...
Picked up the following with the sale in July.
It's Always Fair Weather (BD) × 1
Billy Rose's Jumbo (BD) × 1
Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 1 (BD) × 1
Mystery of the Wax Museum (BD) × 1
I recorded The Silver Chalice on TCM last night. Great stereo sound but the picture was not that great. Also the file that was sent to them was about 2.2 AR instead of 2.55. Everyone looked a bit thin.
I see that House of Wax 1953 version is sold out at Amazon and Best Buy. I guess 3-D is not dead! Come on Warner, release more of your 1950's 3-D titles. Have the 3-D Film Archive do the 3-D restoration and save a lot of money!