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3-strip Technicolor, year by year

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by benbess, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. bujaki

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    I saw the restored BECKY SHARP in the '80s at MoMA. The final reel was, unfortunately, still in Cinecolor; the third, missing strip still being unaccounted for. The rest of the film looked amazing!
     
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    Nothing looks better than nitrate Technicolor on a silver screen. :wub:
     
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    Would recommend Cobra Woman from Germany.

    English track but B locked.

    And it did star the " Queen of Technicolor " herself.!
     
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    Huh? ...Maureen O'Hara?? ...in Cobra Woman???

    Just kidding; I have the Alive Blu-ray of Cobra Woman and agree that it looks great with the mesmerising performance of Maria Montez - that other Technicolor Queen.
     
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    But Maria was Queen Technicolor the first and was anointed thus in the trailer on the German BD. :D
     
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    i thought the "Queen of Technicolor" was-


    rita hayworth OR betty grable OR maureen o'hara OR maria montez OR yvonne decarlo OR gene tierney OR


    rhonda fleming.........


    honestly, for me, seeing any glamorous woman in a three-strip technicolor close-up is amazing!
     
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    And don't forget Lucille Ball (her MGM years).
     
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    They called her Technicolor Tessie :D


    from LIFE magazine, August 1943 (I assume to coincide with the release of DuBARRY)


    lucy-techni-tessie.
     
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    While we're on the topic, don't forget Esther Williams.
     
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    i wouldn't exactly call it a fetish(!!), but the vibrant, jewel-like 3 strip technicolor really makes the leading ladies look


    SPECTACULAR to me--- particularly the close ups.


    i have collected just about all the technicolor films of that era for this reason.
     
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    Well if we're going to throw in just any glamorous actress who was filmed in Technicolor, let's why not include Virginia Mayo, Eleanor Parker, Linda Darnell, Jeanne Crain, Vivien Leigh and Janet Leigh.


    Why is there zero representation of the unique Esther Williams on Blu-ray?
     
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    Probably because Warners believe that her fan base is the age group that has not embraced Blu-ray. I'm not aware of young people discovering Esther Williams and becoming fans. I'd like to be wrong about this.
     
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    Is there any news on A Star Is Born (1937)? This is my number one BD wish for 2016. Can we make a petition or anything to help speed up the release of this BD? I own a Kino BD of A Star Is Born but I was very disappoined with video AND audio quality - the trailer of this movie (as an extra on WB´s BD of a 54´s Star with Judy Garland) is of MUCH better quality and I can only dream of what it would look like on Blu ray!! I also dont like when people whine about ˝too expensive˝ BDs...I would pay 10x as much for movies that I like and are restored and done with great care, as best as possible - sort of ˝WAC treatment˝. Hammer Horror Classics-Volume 1 by WB was done because of a big petition that people started and I dont think the collection would have seen the light of day otherwise. I was thinking about that for quite some time, I just dont know how to do it and where to start - petition, I mean. Its such a shame that they sit on original elements (as Mr. RAH stated) and dont do anything about it. What can we do to make this happen? This film has the most gorgeous Technicolor I ever saw, its a dream.
     
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    Is Carmen Miranda represented on BR?
     
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    Yes, in a Region B/2 release through Masters of Cinema/Eureka Entertainment of Fox's The Gang's All Here (1943).
     
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    And another beautiful lady who starred in quite a few 3-strip Technicolor productions, Dottie Lamour.
     
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    thanx for reminding me Joel!


    just bought 'chad hanna' and 'her jungle love'.


    and thanx for the lovely posters & photos guys!
     
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    ...and what a Blu-ray it is too! The Gang's All Here is among the most sumptuous looking discs in my collection. If you have the means to watch B-region-locked Blus, I highly recommend it.

    Busby Berkeley films are unique works of art/entertainment and deserve to look as good as The Gang's All Here does on Blu - I wish we had more to choose from, whether starring Esther Williams, Carmen Miranda...
     
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    Sorry, but I have to make some corrections. None of those live-action shorts were in 3-strip technicolor except for Seeing is Believing and World’s Fair. Interestingly, these two live-action 3-strip shorts were not intended for public viewing.
     
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    Without checking for confirmation, I'm going to just throw a spitball and guess that the aforementioned two live action 3-strip technicolor shorts weren't meant for release because they were made before Walt Disney Productions 2 Year exclusive (Meaning NO other studio could release 3-strip technicolor productions!) contract with Technicolor had run out. It was only in 1934 that non Disney studios could begin releasing films utilizing the 3-strip process.

    CHEERS! :)
     

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