technicolor

  1. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Doctor Cyclops & Cobra Woman - in Blu-ray

    Among some other very interesting titles, Kino Lorber is releasing two early three-strip Technicolor productions, Doctor Cyclops (1940) and Cobra Woman (1943, released in '44.) We've not had great luck with the quality of Universal / Paramount Technicolor of late, and I was very pleasantly...
  2. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Reap the Wild Wind - in Blu-ray

    Cecil B. DeMille's 1942 Technicolor Paramount production of Reap the Wild Wind, with an all-star cast, should be a gorgeous blu-ray. John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Charles Bickford, all in Technicolor, which in 1942 was still a rarity -...
  3. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ Summer Stock - in Blu-ray

    Charles Walters' 1950 Summer Stock, would be the final Judy Garland film in three-strip Technicolor. She would next appear in a 1954 Warner Bros, Eastman Color / CinemaScope production. While not derived directly from the original negatives, Warner Archive's new Blu-ray is a delight. It's...
  4. Robert Harris

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

    I would bet that most cinephiles will know of Rouben Mamoulian's 1935 Becky Sharp by reputation only. A couple of decades ago, UCLA's Master of Restoration, Robert Gitt, performed yeoman-like work to gather the extant film elements and restore the film as well as possible, within the analogue...
  5. Josh Steinberg

    Blu-ray Review The Return Of Frank James Blu-ray Review (Twilight Time)

    Josh Steinberg submitted a new blog post The Return Of Frank James Blu-ray Review (Twilight Time) Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
  6. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Return of Frank James - in Blu-ray

    While Fritz Lang's 1940 Technicolor production, The Return of Frank James, may not fill the boots of its 1939 predecessor, those who take a shot a this new Twilight Time Blu-ray, will be pleasantly surprised that as a representation of the 3-strip era, it's near the top of the pile of Fox's...
  7. Interdimensional

    Early Technicolor discoveries from the BFI National Archive

    A few odds and ends, but a tantalizing glimpse at what has been lost. I was excited to see another piece of Gold Diggers of Broadway, and in much better quality than the last footage that turned up. That film must've been hilarious.
  8. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Garden of Allah -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ The Garden of Allah -- in Blu-ray Shot in early 1936, and released in October, Richard Boleslawski's The Garden of Allah, was an extremely important film in the history of cinema. It was one of only five three-strip Technicolor productions released in...