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Blu-ray Review Black Widow (1954) Blu-ray Review (Twilight Time)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Josh Steinberg, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Josh Steinberg

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    Thanks for the nice review, these early Cinemascope titles have a lot of appeal for me. Looks like I need to pick this one up, especially that the PQ is wonderful.
     
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    This movie is so bad. Why on earth would Twilight Time even bother?
     
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    Because there are other people like myself that liked this movie.
     
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    I can't speak to why Twilight Time picks any specific movies, but their braintrust does seem to have some specific tastes. They released a lot of 1950s CinemaScope titles from Twentieth Century Fox in 2018, and I think this was part of that pattern -- both of the October Fox releases from TT were early 50s CinemaScope films.
     
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    Try as I might, I can’t get TT interested in acquiring & releasing Skatetown USA (1979).

    On a side note, there doesn’t seem to be any connection between this film and the 1987 Black Widow even though TT has released both.

     
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    You don’t think Skatetown has Mill Creek written all over it? :D
     
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    Early CinemaScope has a lot of appeal. The stereo mixes were full-bodied, and the 255 AR spoke of real wide screen.

    CinemaScope is still the most influential process IMHO. You can still see it on display (in effect) in today's big productions.
     
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    Honestly I don’t care who would end up releasing it as long as we get a quality Blu-ray or UHD Blu-ray.

    I bring up TT because they do have an agreement with Sony/Columbia.

    Enough on that subtopic. I don’t want to derail this thread.
     
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    Yes it is quite bad considering the talents involved.
     

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