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

Robert Harris

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Hitchcock, Lloyd, Keaton, Hawks, Wyler, Wellman...

Victor Halperin?

Not a name that generally arises in discussions of the cinema, and yet in one arena, he's legendary, most probably based upon the slightly lower budgeted production he directed just before he did Supernatural for Paramount.

White Zombie.

Supernatural, with Carole Lombard and Randolph Scott in the leads, is an interesting little film about the underbelly of the medium business.

It's a decidedly short film, typical of horror at the time, at 64 minutes. But also typical of the era, a live show came along for the price of a ticket.

When it opened at the Paramount, in April of 1933, per the New York Times, you got "dancing, singing and acrobatic performers... the stage program, "Spring Varieties," is a lively entertainment, with humor furnished by the indefatigable Al Trahan. Among others who contribute to this show are Jane Friman, Betty Jane Cooper and the Lathrop Brothers, the California Collegians and Gertrude Hoffman Girls.

Kino (yes, it's Kino with yet another Paramount release, and I love it!) delivers a quality Blu-ray, which although showing its age, is just fine for our needs.

It's an odd little film, that easy to take.

Image - 4

Audio - 4.5

Pass / Fail - Pass

Upgrade from DVD - Yes

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RAH
 

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The DVD of Supernatural was MOD. Good to have a pressed disc.
 
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It looks pretty rough but thank you, Kino, for giving us all these treasures and doing the best you can with the elements in their fragile condition. You can be sure if it's from Kino, it's the best it can look.
 
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Mr Harris has given us much information about what happened to the Fox nitrate negatives. I don't recall anything written about the Paramount nitrate negatives other than they are gone. So what happened other than the films were sold to MCA for TV use in the 1950's.
 

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Mr Harris has given us much information about what happened to the Fox nitrate negatives. I don't recall anything written about the Paramount nitrate negatives other than they are gone. So what happened other than the films were sold to MCA for TV use in the 1950's.
Afaik, all (or most) of the black & white negatives and masters were junked after new (two sets, I believe- at different times) were produced.

I also believe the original negatives on the three-strips survive.
 
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I wanted to like this film but unfortunately it wasn't very good.
 

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Afaik, all (or most) of the black & white negatives and masters were junked after new (two sets, I believe- at different times) were produced.

I also believe the original negatives on the three-strips survive.
Thank you for the information. Good to know the three-strips survive.
 

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