Allan Quatermain / King Solomon's Mines... reviews?

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  1. soop.spoon

    soop.spoon Supporting Actor

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    Even after searching the forum and browsing the usual DVD sites, I haven't been able to find anything about MGM's recent Allan Quatermain & The Lost City Of Gold and King Solomon's Mines DVDs.

    I'd be very interested to read some opinions not only of the transfers and sound, but also of the content... I haven't seen these in a LONG time.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mike_Richardson

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    MGM doesn't send out catalog titles to review publications & sites unless it's a major title or a Special Edition.

    I have mine on order from Deepdiscount and am curious to see them again after so many years. KING SOLOMON'S MINES was campy and entertaining, but I recall ALLAN QUARTERMAIN to be utterly boring, a total waste of time. We'll see.
     
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    Important note (for those with widescreen TVs):

    King Solomon's Mines is letterboxed but is not 16:9 enhanced.

    Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold is letterboxed and is 16:9 enhanced.
     
  5. Mike_Richardson

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    Alan's right -- KING SOLOMON'S is NOT 16:9. ALLAN QUARTERMAIN, for whatever reason, *is*.

    So they took the worse movie and gave it the anamorphic treatment -- what's up with that? (Right, it IS MGM....)
     
  6. stephen^wilson

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    After recieving the 2 movies yesterday and realising that King Solomon's mines wasn't anamorphic,I checked out a few sites to see what they said about the region 2 discs that were released in the uk,also by MGM,the day before the region 1 versions and surprise surprise,THEY'RE BOTH ANAMORPHIC!
     
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    I'm still waiting for King Solomon's Mines with Stewart Granger.
     
  8. Randy A Salas

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    Sure it does. But those titles often must be requested, and the studio grants those requests depending on who's asking.
     
  9. Mike_Richardson

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    That's what I was trying to say. They rarely ever will do a "mass mailing" of a catalog title unless it's a Special Edition. Of course if you've got studio contacts you can get ahold of anything (which is what I've learned from my own experience).
     

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