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Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Crawford, Feb 23, 2017.

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    I have both DVD releases, the 04-27-10 MOC DVD and the one in the 2-22-10 Barbara Stanwyck Collection. I'll be watching the former before the week's out.
     
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    Is the MoC release of There's Always Tomorrow in the correct AR?
     
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    1.85 as I just confirmed on my Oppo 203.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    I forgot how much I enjoyed "TLOR: The Two Towers" and think it's the best film of the trilogy. I sat there for about four hours without eating any concessions nor drinking any liquids as I didn't want to miss a minute of action for a bathroom break like almost everyone else in today's audience.;) IMO, a great film!
     
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    I never indulge in liquids before a movie. I trained since childhood to hold everything in until after the movie ended (or intermission time). I even sit through the credits, though once I had to bolt during them, and I remember that sometimes I can barely walk to the rest room due to the pain from holding it in. Oh the sacrifices we make for movies!
    BTW, I'm much older than you, and you know what that means...
     
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    The Big Clock. Rarely have I seen a more tightly wound... story. No wonder it was ripe for a remake, but No Way as good. Is there a more perfect example of the rich, powerful, banality of evil as Laughton as Januth? There's no way for a moment he expects any consequences for his capital crime. The complexity of this story and interlocking characters to make it logically work and run smoothly is beyond precision. I've never been a huge Ray Milland fan (except for X, pluck them out), but he delivers without overplaying the moments that his expressions could give everything away. And I loved the comment by Muller that this was a Cary Grant performance without Cary Grant. So aptly true. Plus, you had Lois Lane running the elevator at a huge newspaper organization (almost as big as a planet) before she so deservedly becomes a cub reporter. A good time was had by all.
     
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    No, just a matter of not needing to find new material to watch with so much in the backlog. Believe me, there are plenty of untapped classic films that I should try to watch, but my viewing of films is fairly infrequent these days. Just how it is.

    - Walter.
     
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    I bitch about running out of room for physical discs then I buy 10 of them this morning from Amazon.:rolleyes: Since, I don't drink, do drugs or smoke, it's my addiction.
     
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    I have to be honest, by not eating or drinking during the movie, I was more engrossed in the movie without any urge for the bathroom. I might do this for other movies including ones that don't last 236 minutes.:)
     
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    It’s a 170 minutes?! :eek:

    I’ve got a friend trying to convince me to see it but that gives me pause. I’ll probably see it anyway.
     
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    That's one of the reasons I rarely go to the movie theater anymore and wait for the film to come out on home video -- the pause button. ;) I recently attended the Fathom Event showing of Lawrence of Arabia, and even without having any drinks before or during the film I was a little uncomfortable waiting for the intermission. I could never make it through any of the Lord of the Rings films without a restroom break.
     
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    It's amazing that I made it through the first LOTR movie that was extended edition because I had their largest popcorn bucket and drink.:) I was very uncomfortable by the time the end credits cease so I didn't have anything yesterday and was able to drive home before relieving myself.:)
     
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    That is the name I see thrown around when discussing the replicators for WAC discs

    From the titles listed, Ragtime would be a definite purchase.

    I hope a lot more titles get announced.
     
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    I'm not surprise that it's coming out on Blu-ray, since, earlier in the year I bought the HD digital from iTunes for $4.99:)
     
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    Is it, though? I know I saw this mentioned on the other forum, and they were discussing how the only film mentioned as coming on Blu-ray in that article was Barberella. After all, the article does start out saying they got the DVD/Blu-ray titles, so how do we know that, outside of Barbarella, any of these are getting a Blu-ray release and not just a DVD-only re-release (at least, right away)?
     
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    Perhaps, but I try to hope for the best in these matters.
     
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    Allied Vaughn is probably the biggest Manufacture-On-Demand distributor. In addition to burn-on-demand they also do short run disc pressings as used by the Warner Archive. Here's my feeling about Paramount. For several years now, they given us the clear indication that they were done with physical media for catalog content. Now that they've successfully weaned me off of Blu-ray by opening the floodgates with digital content, I'm not about to jump for that carrot of physical media and re-buy anything I've already bought from them digitally.
     

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