Hello Dolly Cover and Specs...16x9 and 4.0 DD !!!

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  1. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Folks,

    Wanted to make sure you caught this before the parade passes by. Those of you who are fans of this film need to check out this link:

    http://www.bjsmusic.com/fawk-tv27.html

    Specs:

    Hello, Dolly! (1969)
    Release Date: August 19, 2003
    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
    Suggested Retail Price: $14.98
    Catalog Number: 2007579
    UPC: 024543075790
    Features:
    * Anamorphic 16x9 Widescreen Format (2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio)
    * English 4.0 Dolby Surround
    * Special Features:
    - Original 1969 Featurette
    - HD Retrospective Trailer
    - Spanish Trailer
    Running Time: 146 minutes
    DVD Region Code 1 Rating: G


    Let's hope for no EE! Here's the really exciting part of the blurb:

     
  2. Greg_M

    Greg_M Screenwriter

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    David, There may have been a mistake in that site's listed extras. DVD file lists features to include a new retrospective and the original 1969 featurettes;

    I've also read on some site that the extras are as follows:

    Original 1969 Featurette
    HD Retrospective (new)
    US Trailer
    Spanish Trailer

    AMC runs the US trailer so I see no reason why FOX wouldn't include it.
     
  3. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Here's what's listed on this site:

    - Original 1969 Featurette
    - HD Retrospective Trailer

    Seems to me they forgot to hit the carrige return between "HD Retrospecive" and "Trailer".

    In other words...seems like a typo which ought to look like this:

    - Original 1969 Featurette
    - HD Retrospective
    - Trailer


    In any case...

    wanna show a little excitement about Fox using that new print?!!!?!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Tim Glover

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    This sounds great. [​IMG]
     
  5. BBbrowd

    BBbrowd Stunt Coordinator

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    Hooray for Fox using the new print! Can't wait!

    I won't count my Dollys until they hatch, but I'm still excited. I hope the new retrospective is significant in length. That sounds great.

    It's so nice to have Dolly back where she belongs!!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Alan_Horner

    Alan_Horner Stunt Coordinator

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    Wasn't the showing of Hello, Dolly last year part of some sort of DTS festival? If so, the lack of a DTS soundtrack is a bit disappointing since I'm sure they worked hard to make the DTS presentation sound its best.
     
  7. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Actually, I heard that the Dolly film-print was screened with an analog multi-channel soundtrack and *not* digital sound (but I could be wrong). Anybody know for sure?

    Agreed that either way DTS would have been SOOO nice.
     
  8. Thomas T

    Thomas T Cinematographer

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but Hello Dolly was shot in the Todd-AO wide frame process rather than an anamorphic scope process, so shouldn't the OAR be closer to 2.20:1 rather than 2.35:1?
     
  9. SteveP

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    The correct Todd-AO aspect ratio of HELLO, DOLLY! should be 2.20:1.

    If this transfer is indeed 2.35:1, it suggests it is mastered from a 35MM element.

    Let's hope not.
     
  10. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    $14.98 list price?? They're GIVING it away! I think this was about $59 on laserdisc!
     
  11. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    I'd love for an "insider" to let us know about the proper aspect ratio and what it will be on DVD for certain. Peter...do you still post around these parts?

    dave [​IMG]
     
  12. AlanP

    AlanP Supporting Actor

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    FINALLY DOLLLY IS GOING TO ARRIVE, BEFORE THE PARADE PASSES
    BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NOW WHERE IS "PEYTON PLACE"
    I WANT THAT DVD IN LUCIOUS GORGEOUS WIDESCREEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Dennis Nicholls

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    I'm surprized that the sound won't be encoded in "Dolly Digital".....
     
  14. Paul Linfesty

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    Last year's theatrical release debuted at the American Cinemateques Really Big Film Festival, dedicated to 70mm film presentations. I got to attend the showing. The print had just been finished literally a couple of days before the showing. It was off the ON (except for some dupe work incorporating opticals) and looked incredible, with deep, rich blacks and not a hint of aging. The image was so sharp I walked up close for a few minutes (10 rows from the screen) and still couldn't detect any grain.

    The print was not sounded (mag-striped). It included the DTS Timecode outside the perf area. However, this was not the standard 5.1 DTS format. Rather, it was a "special venue" format that was 6-track discrete (Todd-AO 5 screen channels with mono surround). It was not a re-mix but rather, a "transfer" to the DTS system. (although Im sure there was some "clean-up" the sound remained directional and dynamic range was typical for the era).

    The other films in the series: "2001: a Space Odyssey" (with SR-encoded Todd-AO format 6-track magnetic sound, another "transfer" from the original masters), "Patton" (same DTS special venue format as HELLO DOLLY), and "LORD JIM" (standard DTS format but not a remix. Only the 3 stage channels used in the original mix were used. Although the original 60's release probably used the "spread" to 5 channels at the time of sounding each print, this was, IMHO, a bastardization which diluted the sound quality).

    In other words, all 4 films, although with new prints, featured the original 60's mixes (OK, in the case of Patton, 1970).
     
  15. Doug Bull

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    NEW TRANSFER! Great news, nice to see the intermission included.

    Now I can use my wretched Dolly region 4 Pal DVD as a placemat or frisbee or trash for the garbage bin.
    (Actually I'll probably sell it off and use the funds for this upcoming region 1 release)
     
  16. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Paul,

    Thanks for that amazing wealth of information! What an experience...I wish I could have seen those projected prints with their original sound mixes!

    Did Hello Dolly *sound* good? I've always been disappointed with the sound on the laser (both) and the CD soundtrack sounds harsh and flat. I'm hoping the new mix on the DVD sounds more listenable...

    -dave
     
  17. DeeF

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    Just a question:

    If this DVD is from a 35mm source print, then the aspect ratio of 2.35:1 is slightly narrower than the original 70mm ratio, which would be 2.2:1. When they made these 35mm prints (for normal theater venues), did they crop the film top and bottom? Or did they add extra information on the sides?
     
  18. Mark Booth

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    Fantastic! Hello Dolly DVD! [​IMG]

    2003 is shaping up to be my favorite DVD year. Back to the Future a few months ago, Popeye next week, Hello Dolly in August and Indy Jones Trilogy at the end of the year! Life is good! [​IMG]

    Mark
     
  19. george kaplan

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    Well I'm certainly buying this and it's sounds like I'll be very happy. The one thing that would make me ecstatic would be closed captioning available for the songs themselves, which would allow me (after years of trying to figure it out), to finally understand what they're singing during parts of It Takes A Woman. [​IMG]
     
  20. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    I've used CC/subtitles to discern the lyrics on a number of musicals I own on DVD in just that way [​IMG]
     

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