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Press Release Criterion Press Release: All About Eve (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. lark144

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    My mistake, then. I was sure it was Sardi's, because of the caricatures. But them, I'm too young to have gone to the Stork Club, but I was taken to Sardi's as a child, so the first time I saw ALL ABOUT EVE I always assumed that was Sardi's. Unlike many NYC night clubs of the 1920's & 30's, the Stork Club was not a place that captured my imagination, so I've never done any research on it. You clearly have.
     
  2. Will Krupp

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    It captured my imagination when I first watched the Jim Hutton ELLERY QUEEN series as a kid in the 70's. It was, perhaps, the most iconic of those cafe society haunts and there was actually a live series broadcast from there in the early days of television. It achieved some level of notoriety in the 1950's when Josephine Baker accused Sherman Billingsley of racism. It was quite a thing.

    https://timeline.com/josephine-baker-wanted-dinner-and-lawyered-up-when-racists-refused-761faf7c79de
     
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    What a great TV series that was!
     
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    My all-time favorite detective series (and that includes Columbo and Murder, She Wrote).
     
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    At FIRST I thought you were talking about the Stork Club TV series and I thought, how has he seen this? Lol!

    (It wasn't until Matt's reply that I figured it out, hahah, apparently I'm no Ellery Queen)
     
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    Based on comments I'm reading here it is clear posters are unaware that the 2009 Fox disc IS from a 4K master. As was An Affair to Remember that was released on the same date. The upcoming Criterion will likely being using that SAME 4K master which is made apparent by the press wording Criterion chose to use. Notice how the other 4K based master's for the other films are listed as NEW 4K as opposed to Eve's merely stating 4K master.
     
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    I'm thinking the Fox disc will be OOP at one point (maybe soon) and this will be the version on the market.
     
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    Will Krupp

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    I don't doubt what you're saying but would you mind telling me how you're so sure? I can't find mention of a 4k master on any of the packaging or in any contemporaneous reviews. I realize that we didn't prize that information so much in 2010/2011 so I don't think that necessarily means anything, but I'm wondering if you have some solid citation? It would be super helpful.
     
  9. Robert Crawford

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    Perhaps you and Rob W are correct as Robert Harris has indicated that he started working on 4K masters back in 2007. Until RAH confirmed it, I didn't know they have been working on 4K masters that long ago.
     
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    Robert Harris

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    They weren’t masters, but rather, full-blown restorations. Multiple going concurrently. While I was working on the GF films in Burbank, Mr. Crisp was scanning Strangelove in N.Y. The video masters were down the pipeline.

    Four projects were the first out of the gate.

    There would be no logical reason to re-scan AAE, which, as I recall, is derived from a fine grain, preserved by MOMA.

    I would be buying the Criterion for new extras.
     
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    Gotcha! Thanks for the clarification. There you go folks.
     

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