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A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Favorite Year - in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Sep 8, 2019.

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    Robert Harris

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    Richard Benjamin's first foray into direction, was a relatively low-budget affair, shot on both coasts - location in various parts of New York, and studio work at M-G-M in Culver City.

    It was photographed by one of my favorite cinematographers, who would work equally well in black & white, as well as that new-fangled Eastman Color.

    Black & white, think Fail-Safe and the brilliant Young Frankenstein. Color, Goodbye, Columbus (there's that connection) and Last Summer.

    My Favorite Year (1982) is one of my favorite films. Not just of the era, but ever.

    I've always considered it to be the last of the great Errol Flynn films, although strangely, Mr. Flynn, who was unavailable, is played not by an Australian, but rather, by some Englishman.

    Regardless, for those who are unaware, I suggest you order a copy immediately - possibly avoid Amazon - and place it at the top of your "to view" pile.

    It's That good!

    With huge thanks to Warner Archive of finally making this available as a Blu-ray!

    As an extra, a quality commentary by herr director.


    Image – 5

    Audio – 5

    Pass / Fail – Pass

    Upgrade from DVD – You'd better believe it

    Very Highly Recommended

    RAH

     
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    Thanks for the early review, RAH. One of my favorite comedies and films ever! I think the only person who would not like this film is Boss Hijack himself:)!!!
     
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    Why?
     
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    Just to be sure to get the disc before Thanksgiving
     
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    Again, why?
     
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    Don;t know why Amazon has had issues for the last 6-9 months with most of the WAC discs, but it's happened to more discs than not.
    Yet another Amazon distributor issue -- Disney, WAC, Universal and Sony Allied Vaughn pressed MODs, general Warner titles.
    More releases than not it appears Amazon has little ability to deliver on time or even within several weeks of release.
     
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    Mel Brooks was the executive producer and Peter O' Toole gives another great performance.
     
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    Yes -and another great performance is GOODBYE MR CHIPS if Warner will ever release it.
     
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    I neglected to mention, color, stability, grain, black levels, all go.
     
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    A wonderful movie; I can only imagine that Errol Flynn would have enjoyed Peter O’Toole’s glorious performance.
    One of the great film comedies.
     
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    Who is Peter O'Toole? When I saw this a few years back I was sure it was Errol
    Flynn. Have they remade it?
     
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    Jolson's coming?
     
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    Parrot!
     
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    Learn something new all the time. I am surprised this very New York set film had its interiors filmed in Culver City. Was anything filmed at 30 Rock?
     
  15. Robert Harris

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    Apparently, only exteriors, and possibly lobby. One would have to look closely. Or may be noted in the commentary, which I find quite open and honest.
     
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    I visited the rooftop set when my friend was filming a part in Billy Wilder's Buddy Buddy!
     
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    One of my favorite movies ever. I can't wait for this. And one of my favorite jokes ever too.
     
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    "Welcome to our humble chapeau." That one?
     
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    Story line is very close to Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor". Watch Lainie Kazan try out the Jewish Mother character that she later used on "The Nanny"
     
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