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Happy 100th Birthhday Kirk Douglas!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by John Hermes, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Brandon Conway

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    Norman Lloyd turned 103 in November.
     
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    I watched him the other day in Scene Of The Crime. He was really good, playing a wierdo police informer.
     
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    I think it's funny that Kirk sings in 20000 Leagues Under the Sea while Michael Douglas got a non-singing role in A Chorus Line more than three decades later. He returned to Disney around that same time to make Touchstone's Tough Guys with Burt Lancaster, whom recently then-deposed Disney scion-in-law Ron Miller vaguely resembles.

     
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    wow, happy birthday Kirk! You were one of my favorites, especially when you teamed up with Burt and Duke.
     
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    A favorite for all time.

    We lose so many good ones at an unseemly early age. It's wonderful when the likes of Kirk Douglas and Norman Lloyd can still be here with us, reminding us of so much that is good.
     
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    Shirley MacLaine was a big fifties star and is still with us at 83. Of course, Kirk Douglas began his film career about 9 years earlier than she. Both are among my all-time favorite movie actors, having appeared in several of my favorite movies. Kim Novak is 84 and starred in my very favorite movie, VERTIGO. Oh, and Doris Day! She began her film career about 2 years after Kirk and is 95 now.

    Ok, here's one for you; Margaret O'Brien will be 81 in January, started her movie career even earlier than Kirk in 1941 and is still appearing in movies. However, she started as a little kid. She was not a big star of the fifties as those mentioned above, but she was pretty darn big in the forties. I just saw her online in a movie called, I swear, HALLOWEEN PUSSY TRAP KILL KILL (2017).
     
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    Stated simply, Kirk Douglas was one the greatest film making artists in the history of cinema.
    Acting, producing, giving a blacklisted screenwriter a plum opportunity.
    Giving an unknown director a job on a film where he starred.
    So many things.
    They don't make men like Kirk Douglas very often.
    Although he has passed he truly is immortal through his work.

    At one time the names Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas were like Rodgers & Hammerstein.
    Set the standard of excellent & artistic integrity.
     
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    He had a long and very productive life, and it's a pleasure to celebrate all of his many accomplishments in the industry. He made it better for having taken part in it, and that's as fine an epitaph as any man can ask for.

    R.I.P.
     
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    So sad. If I'm not mistaken, Dame Olivia DeHavilland is the only one left from the Golden age...
     
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    Quite often on HTF, posters write notes of condolence for people I've not heard of or whose work i haven't particularly liked. But not Kirk, a giant of 20th century cinema. I watched The Vikings last week and had already cued up Spartacus for this weekend. Instead i shall rewatch my two favourites, Gunfight at the OK Corral and In Harm's Way. Thanks Kirk, RIP.
     
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    I read Spartacus (1960) will get a 4K UHD release in June. It should look Amazing ! Thanks Kirk ! You were one of the Best ! You will be Missed.
     
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    Spartacus should be perfection - on a technical level I would rate its restoration higher than Lawrence of Arabia and Ben-Hur.

    That being said he lived a long and full Life - RIP Kirk.
     
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    I always thought the black levels during the titles on bluray could of been better. I remember seeing it in 70mm and the black levels were very pure.Maybe the 4k will improve this.
     
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    That would be nice, but it's minor issue IMO. The film looks stupendously good on the Restored Edition Blu. I'm looking forward to the 4K UHD!
     
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    Kirk was one of my very favorite actors. I certainly In Harm's Way and Last Train From Gun Hill (and others) will get Blu-ray releases in the future.

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    I don't think I have seen a film with Kirk Douglas in it that I didn't like, such a great actor. R.I.P.
     
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    Last Train From Gun Hill is one of my Favorite Kirk Douglas westerns. I have been waiting a Long time for a Bluray release. Hopefully this will be the year we finally get it. In Vistavision it will look Gorgeous on Bluray like O.K. Corral does.
     
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    Goodbye Kirk. I feel a need to watch Seven Days in May.
     
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