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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Tell Them Willie Boy is Here - in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Archivist

    Feb 8, 1999
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    In one of the great injustices in artistic history, filmmaker Abraham Polonsky was denied his rightful place in Hollywood by the American government under the guise of HUAC.

    After penning Body and Soul in 1947, and following up with the direction (and screenplay) of the brilliant Force of Evil in 1948, he was knee-capped by a bunch of do-gooding American politicians, who should have felt the bottom side of a rope for their troubles.

    It took 21 years for him to get another shot at a major production, and that was Tell Them Willie Boy is Here, with Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake and Susan Clark in the leads.

    Photographed by Conrad Hall, Kino Lorber's new Blu-ray has a wonderfully grain-reduced aura, with occasional (minor) digital artifacts, but sit back a bit and enjoy, as I can't imagine this getting a new image harvest anytime soon.

    Color seems fine, and the final result is on the positive side of more than okay.

    You'll want a copy of this one.

    Image - 3.75

    Audio - 5

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Upgrade from DVD - Yes

    Highly Recommended

    PMF, B-ROLL, Vegas 1 and 6 others like this.
  2. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator

    Dec 9, 1998
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    The Black List was a tragedy for those artistic people as well as movie buffs. It robbed the general public of an unidentified number of great movies that could've been made during that film era. What a waste! As to this movie, I have that BD, but I need to find time to watch it.
    B-ROLL, atcolomb, nara and 1 other person like this.

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