1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

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

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

Tags:
  1. Peter Apruzzese

    Peter Apruzzese Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 1999
    Messages:
    4,127
    Likes Received:
    2,118
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Peter Apruzzese
    Looks like an error to me, there’s a slug of video leader for Captive City in-between the two Eddie segments.
     
  2. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 1998
    Messages:
    15,375
    Likes Received:
    3,061
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    We got hit hard late Friday night into Saturday morning -- our first real snow here in SE Michigan since Veteran's Day in November. There was probably 7-8 inches out there when I cleared our driveway. We were stuck at home waiting for our street to get plowed -- and then I had to dig out the approach, which had some very large "snow boulders".

    Roads were icy again this morning when we went out for our weekly Sunday breakfast. I cannot wait to get to Key West in a few weeks.
     
    Robert Crawford likes this.
  3. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,492
    Likes Received:
    21,166
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Perhaps, but people have been asking Eddie for a long time that his comments appear on the TCM app even if TCM doesn't have the right to place the actual movie on the TCM app due to contractual restrictions.
     
    Peter Apruzzese likes this.
  4. Peter Apruzzese

    Peter Apruzzese Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 1999
    Messages:
    4,127
    Likes Received:
    2,118
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Peter Apruzzese
    I hope they do decide to post his comments and to have the older ones available in an archive.
     
  5. Hollywoodaholic

    Hollywoodaholic Edge of Glory?

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Messages:
    3,088
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Somewhere in Florida
    Real Name:
    Wayne
    Captive City. Just okay. John Forsythe is the perfect actor... for Bachelor Father. There's just nothing dynamic going on below the surface that makes him carry a film as a star. He found where he belonged on the small screen. I found myself admiring the framing with the new deep focus lens they were using where there was always something in focus going on in the background, as well as the main action in the foreground. And when you are doing that; it's not a compelling sign for the story you are watching.
     
  6. Matt Hough

    Matt Hough Director
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    21,424
    Likes Received:
    10,942
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Real Name:
    Matt Hough
    I felt the same. The Captive City was just okay. More action and fewer telegraphed events would have gone a long way to make it more compelling.
     
  7. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,492
    Likes Received:
    21,166
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    That's about what I thought you guys would say about "The Captive City". Have any of you seen "The Phenix City Story"?
     
  8. bujaki

    bujaki Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,082
    Likes Received:
    3,468
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Richardson, TX
    Real Name:
    Jose Ortiz-Marrero
    Yes, but not recently. It was added in 2019 to the National Film Registry.
     
  9. Keith Cobby

    Keith Cobby Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    Messages:
    2,557
    Likes Received:
    1,576
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Kent "The Garden of England", UK
    Real Name:
    Keith Cobby
    Phil Karlson was a more dynamic director for film noir. Phenix City, one of his best.
     
    Robert Crawford likes this.
  10. HawksFord

    HawksFord Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2019
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    114
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Location:
    central NY
    Real Name:
    Maurice
    I enjoyed The Captive City well enough. It's an entertaining film but certainly not a great one. It did remind me of The Phenix City Story in terms of the subject matter, but Phenix has an intensity that Captive City is lacking.
     
    Robert Crawford likes this.
  11. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,492
    Likes Received:
    21,166
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Bingo!
     
  12. Cranston37

    Cranston37 Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,052
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    .
    Just purchased The Phenix City Story on iTunes for $4.99. Never seen it so looking forward to it.
     
    Robert Crawford likes this.
  13. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,492
    Likes Received:
    21,166
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
  14. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,492
    Likes Received:
    21,166
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    We didn't get as hard as you. Perhaps, 5-6 inches at the most.
     
  15. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,492
    Likes Received:
    21,166
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    I've heard a lot of good things about this weekend's Noir Alley selection "Try and Get Me!" (1950) starring Frank Lovejoy and Lloyd Bridges. This is another movie I haven't seen, but have owned the 2016 Olive Blu-ray for almost four years.:blush: I almost watched it last month when it was mentioned on the audio commentary for "Trapped", but elected instead to watch it when the movie is shown this weekend. I do know a quite a bit about the film so it's about time I finally see the movie for myself.:)

    Sadly, this will be the last Noir Alley until March 7th due to TCM's annual "31 Days of Oscar" promotion.



    [​IMG]
    TCM's Noir Alley 2019/2020 schedule.

    03-09-19: D.O.A. (1950)
    03-16-19: High Sierra (1941)
    03-23-19: Lady in the Lake (1946)
    03-30-19: Border Incident (1949)
    04-06-19: 99 River Street (1953)
    04-13-19: Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
    04-20-19: M (1951)
    04-27-19: Woman on the Run (1950)
    05-04-19: Nightmare Alley (1947)
    05-11-19: White Heat (1949)
    05-18-19: Key Largo (1948)
    05-25-19: Dead Reckoning (1947)
    06-01-19: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
    06-08-19: Nora Prentiss (1947)
    06-15-19: Pickup on South Street (1953)
    06-22-19: Shadow on the Wall (1950)
    06-29-19: On Dangerous Ground (1951)
    07-06-19: The Tattooed Stranger (1950)
    07-13-19: The People Against O'Hara (1951)
    07-20-19: While the City Sleeps (1956)
    07-27-19: Thieves' Highway (1949)
    09-07-19: The Big Clock (1948)
    09-14-19: Nocturne (1946)
    09-21-19: The Woman on the Beach (1947)
    09-28-19: The Harder They Fall (1956)
    10-05-19: Trapped (1949)
    10-12-19: Clash By Night (1952)
    10-19-19: This Gun For Hire (1942)
    10-26-19: Force of Evil (1948)
    11-02-19: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
    11-09-19: Johnny Eager (1941)
    11-16-19: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
    11-23-19: Kansas City Confidential (1952)
    11-30-19: The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
    12-07-19: Berlin Express (1948)
    12-14-19: Criss Cross (1949)
    12-21-19: Cash on Demand (1961)
    12-28-19: Repeat Performance (1947)
    01-04-20: The Big Sleep (1946)
    01-11-20: The Big Night (1951)
    01-18-20: The Captive City (1952)
    01-25-20: Try and Get Me! (1950)
    03-07-20: Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
    03-14-20: I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
    03-21-20: Elevator to the Gallows (1958) (I believe this is the first "French" film on Noir Alley)
    03-28-20: Crime Wave (1954)
     
    ahollis likes this.
  16. bujaki

    bujaki Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,082
    Likes Received:
    3,468
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Richardson, TX
    Real Name:
    Jose Ortiz-Marrero
    Robert, you should watch the BD first for the PQ. It's really good and the movie can stand a second viewing. It's that good!
     
  17. Message #2917 of 3047 Jan 24, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2020
    Cranston37

    Cranston37 Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,052
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    .
    Wow!

    You have a treat in store for you this weekend, Robert. This is a noir with some teeth.

    If anybody else hasn't seen it, do what you need to do to fix that Saturday night...
     
  18. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,492
    Likes Received:
    21,166
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    I always watch the Blu-ray first, if I never watched it beforehand.
     
  19. Matt Hough

    Matt Hough Director
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    21,424
    Likes Received:
    10,942
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Real Name:
    Matt Hough
    I'm looking forward to it, too.
     
  20. Cranston37

    Cranston37 Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,052
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    .
    Eddie tweeted a few days ago:

    "DON'T MISS THIS. A TCM premiere this weekend on Noir Alley. TRY AND GET ME is perhaps the most powerful film I've presented, noir or otherwise. Unsettling and unforgettable - that's why The Film Noir Foundation restored it."
     

Share This Page