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Three-Strip Technicolor.

Warner Archive / MPI

'Nuff said.

One of the Kings of the Technicolor process, Errol Flynn appeared in a dozen three-strip productions, starring in all but one.

Which are currently available?

Here you go:

1938 The Aventures of Robin Hood - Warner Archive

1939 Dodge City - Warner Brothers
Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex - Warner Archive

1941 Dive Bomber - Warner Archive - DVD

1945 San Antonio - Warner Archive - DVD

1948 The Adventures of Don Juan - Warner Archive

1949 It's a Great Feeling - Warner Achieve - DVD
That Forsyte Woman - Warner Archive - DVD

1950 Montana - Warner Archive - DVD
Kim - Warner Archive - DVD

1952 Against All Flags - Universal via Kino

1953 Master of Ballantrae - Warner Archive - DVD

All of them, in one format or another.

Where does Don Juan fit in the Flynn overview.

I've always found it to be lesser Flynn, with a few interesting action sequences, but in this new Archive release, the three-strip steps to the fore.

That noted, I'd love to see Warner do a new scan of The Master of Ballantrae, Mr. Flynn's final Technicolor outing, a UK production, and the final film of William Keighley.

For Flynn and Three-strip collectors, without a doubt.


Image – 5

Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 2.0)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Plays nicely with projectors - Yes

Upgrade from DVD - Absolutely

Recommended

RAH
 
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Three-Strip Technicolor.

Warner Archive / MPI

'Nuff said.

One of the Kings of the Technicolor process, Errol Flynn appeared in a dozen three-strip productions, starring in all but one.

Which are currently available?

Here you go:

1938 The Aventures of Robin Hood - Warner Archive

1939 Dodge City - Warner Brothers
Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex - Warner Archive

1941 Dive Bomber - Warner Archive - DVD

1945 San Antonio - Warner Archive - DVD

1948 The Adventures of Don Juan - Warner Archive

1949 It's a Great Feeling - Warner Achieve - DVD
That Forsyte Woman - Warner Archive - DVD

1950 Montana - Warner Archive - DVD
Kim - Warner Archive - DVD

1952 Against All Flags - Universal via Kino

1953 Master of Ballantrae - Warner Archive - DVD

All of them, in one format or another.

Where does Don Juan fit in the Flynn overview.

I've always found it to be lesser Flynn, with a few interesting action sequences, but in this new Archive release, the three-strip steps to the fore.

That noted, I'd love to see Warner do a new scan of The Master of Ballantrae, Mr. Flynn's final Technicolor outing, a UK production, and the final film of William Keighley.

For Flynn and Three-strip collectors, without a doubt.


Image – 5

Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 2.0)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Plays nicely with projectors - Yes

Upgrade from DVD - Absolutely

Recommended

RAH
Wow sounds like eye candy! I always considered this Flynn's tip of his hat to the swashbucklers he made famous Great cast great score and a great watch and these restored classics gives us a glimpse of seeing these again as on opening night - thank you RAH you now have us counting the days till release! Thank to Mr F and team too!
 

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one for the books is his portrail of Gentelman Jim Corbett, him self!!! Although not color, the cast and production make up for it!!!
 

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Great stuff! I can't wait to watch it. I'd also like The Master Of Ballantrae, I have the old Warner DVD, but I'd love to see it looking really good. It starts & ends in Scotland, but the middle of the film plays out like a pirate film, with Flynn in excellent form, even if all those years of dissolute living has started to show on his face.
 

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Great stuff! I can't wait to watch it. I'd also like The Master Of Ballantrae, I have the old Warner DVD, but I'd love to see it looking really good. It starts & ends in Scotland, but the middle of the film plays out like a pirate film, with Flynn in excellent form, even if all those years of dissolute living has started to show on his face.
MASTER OF BALLENTRAE used to show up all the time on the second half of double bills when I was young. It had absolutely stunning three-strip cinematography by Jack Cardiff, especially the material shot in Scotland, so I always stayed and watched it.
 

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Three-Strip Technicolor.

Warner Archive / MPI

'Nuff said.

One of the Kings of the Technicolor process, Errol Flynn appeared in a dozen three-strip productions, starring in all but one.

Which are currently available?

Here you go:

1938 The Aventures of Robin Hood - Warner Archive

1939 Dodge City - Warner Brothers
Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex - Warner Archive

1941 Dive Bomber - Warner Archive - DVD

1945 San Antonio - Warner Archive - DVD

1948 The Adventures of Don Juan - Warner Archive

1949 It's a Great Feeling - Warner Achieve - DVD
That Forsyte Woman - Warner Archive - DVD

1950 Montana - Warner Archive - DVD
Kim - Warner Archive - DVD

1952 Against All Flags - Universal via Kino

1953 Master of Ballantrae - Warner Archive - DVD

All of them, in one format or another.

Where does Don Juan fit in the Flynn overview.

I've always found it to be lesser Flynn, with a few interesting action sequences, but in this new Archive release, the three-strip steps to the fore.

That noted, I'd love to see Warner do a new scan of The Master of Ballantrae, Mr. Flynn's final Technicolor outing, a UK production, and the final film of William Keighley.

For Flynn and Three-strip collectors, without a doubt.


Image – 5

Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 2.0)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Plays nicely with projectors - Yes

Upgrade from DVD - Absolutely

Recommended

RAH
But as even Mr F pointed out even 'THE' Bosley Crowther thought it was a great Christmas present to the movie goers --- guess it was a welcomed return of swashbuckling Flynn after his western films
 

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Great stuff! I can't wait to watch it. I'd also like The Master Of Ballantrae, I have the old Warner DVD, but I'd love to see it looking really good. It starts & ends in Scotland, but the middle of the film plays out like a pirate film, with Flynn in excellent form, even if all those years of dissolute living has started to show on his face.
 

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being fair he was also ill most of his life - malaria
 

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He put the alcohol in the oranges as that transport mechanism is the least likely to arouse suspicion. However, I'd suspect almost everyone on set knew what was going on.
 

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Can we please allow the man to Rest In Peace?
No! He's one of my favorite all-time actors, but his shortcomings are well known and have been discussed often on this forum. If you don't want to talk about them then that's your perogative. He wasn't even 39 years old when he filmed Don Juan, but he looked 10-15 years older.
 

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Can we please allow the man to Rest In Peace?
No! He's one of my favorite all-time actors, but his shortcomings are well known and have been discussed often on this forum. If you don't want to talk about them then that's your perogative. He wasn't even 39 years old when he filmed Don Juan, but he looked 10-15 years older.
I think in a way telling the truth about his malaria that clearly hindered him his whole life is preserving his good name and we are all celebrating his talent while honoring his films
 

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I got the DVD coming from Netflix to see if the movie justifies a Blu-ray purchase!
 

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