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Robert Crawford

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Sunday’s Facebook Announcement:

Coming in 2023 on Blu-ray!

Brand New HD Master – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative

Will Penny (1968)
Starring Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors, Bruce Dern, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Clifton James, Anthony Zerbe, Roy Jenson, G.D. Spradlin, Quentin Dean, William Schallert, Lydia Clarke, Matt Clark & Luke Askew – Shot by Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch) – Music by David Raskin (Jubal) – Written & Directed by Tom Gries (100 Rifles, Breakout, Breakheart Pass, Helter Skelter).

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Sunday’s Facebook Announcement:

Coming in 2023 on Blu-ray!

Brand New HD Master – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative

Will Penny (1968)
Starring Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors, Bruce Dern, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Clifton James, Anthony Zerbe, Roy Jenson, G.D. Spradlin, Quentin Dean, William Schallert, Lydia Clarke, Matt Clark & Luke Askew – Shot by Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch) – Music by David Raskin (Jubal) – Written & Directed by Tom Gries (100 Rifles, Breakout, Breakheart Pass, Helter Skelter).

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I'm very pleased about this. I haven't much time for director Tom Gries but I like the cast a lot - including Quentin Dean, from In The Heat Of The Night - and I'm a great admirer of the work of both David Raksin and Lucien Ballard.
 

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Sunday’s Facebook Announcement:

Coming in 2023 on Blu-ray!

Brand New HD Master – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative

Will Penny (1968)
Starring Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors, Bruce Dern, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Clifton James, Anthony Zerbe, Roy Jenson, G.D. Spradlin, Quentin Dean, William Schallert, Lydia Clarke, Matt Clark & Luke Askew – Shot by Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch) – Music by David Raskin (Jubal) – Written & Directed by Tom Gries (100 Rifles, Breakout, Breakheart Pass, Helter Skelter).

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This may well be Heston's best performance (yes, that includes Ben Hur). Very excited about this announcement.
 

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Very much appreciated weekend announcements by Kino. Can't wait for both to be released. But Will Penny for me is the big one. Such a good movie with a great understated performance by Charlton Heston. Nice commentaries will make both releases perfect.
 

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As with many other highly desired films, we've had to wait till the great Kino-Lorber came along to finally give us a proper HD treatment on disc of another great title in Will Penny! This should look stunning, as the existing Paramount DVD already looks great, and with two valuable featurettes. The Raksin music is great too, and that Don Cherry sung closing tune is stirring as well.

I remember excitedly buying Will Penny on VHS way back in the day. How far we've come!
 

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Coming February 28th!
https://kinolorber.com/product/secret-of-the-incas-special-edition-1

Secret of the Incas (1954)
• Remastered in HD by Paramount Pictures – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan
• Trailers
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles

B&W 100 Minutes 1.85:1 Not Rated
Screen legend Charlton Heston (Touch of Evil, The Big Country) stars as rugged adventurer Harry Steele in Secret of the Incas, a thrilling action yarn breathtakingly shot at Machu Picchu. Harry earns his living as a tour guide in the jungles of Peru, but plans to make his fortune by finding the Sunburst, an ancient Incan treasure that holds an awesome power. On his perilous quest, he comes across cutthroat Ed Morgan (Thomas Mitchell, Alias Nick Beal), archeologist Stanley Moorehead (Robert Young, Western Union) and beautiful Romanian refugee Elena Antonescu (Nicole Maurey, The Day of the Triffids). Directed by Jerry Hopper (Pony Express, Naked Alibi) and featuring a rare film appearance by Peruvian-American singer Yma Sumac, Secret of the Incas is a colorful, rip-roaring and romance-filled adventure often cited as a key source of inspiration for the Indiana Jones series.

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Coming February 28th!
https://kinolorber.com/product/secret-of-the-incas-special-edition-1

Secret of the Incas (1954)
• Remastered in HD by Paramount Pictures – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan
• Trailers
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles

B&W 100 Minutes 1.85:1 Not Rated
Screen legend Charlton Heston (Touch of Evil, The Big Country) stars as rugged adventurer Harry Steele in Secret of the Incas, a thrilling action yarn breathtakingly shot at Machu Picchu. Harry earns his living as a tour guide in the jungles of Peru, but plans to make his fortune by finding the Sunburst, an ancient Incan treasure that holds an awesome power. On his perilous quest, he comes across cutthroat Ed Morgan (Thomas Mitchell, Alias Nick Beal), archeologist Stanley Moorehead (Robert Young, Western Union) and beautiful Romanian refugee Elena Antonescu (Nicole Maurey, The Day of the Triffids). Directed by Jerry Hopper (Pony Express, Naked Alibi) and featuring a rare film appearance by Peruvian-American singer Yma Sumac, Secret of the Incas is a colorful, rip-roaring and romance-filled adventure often cited as a key source of inspiration for the Indiana Jones series.

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Great cast ----- KINO your the top -
You're the top! You're the Colosseum,
You're the top! You're the Louvre Museum,
You're a melody from a symphony by Strauss,
You're a Bendel bonnet, a Shakespeart sonnet,
You're Mickey Mouse.
You're the Nile, You're the Tow'r of Pisa,
You're the smile on the Mona Lisa.
I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop,
But if, Baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!
 

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Coming February 28th!
https://kinolorber.com/product/secret-of-the-incas-special-edition-1

Secret of the Incas (1954)
• Remastered in HD by Paramount Pictures – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan
• Trailers
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles

B&W 100 Minutes 1.85:1 Not Rated
Screen legend Charlton Heston (Touch of Evil, The Big Country) stars as rugged adventurer Harry Steele in Secret of the Incas, a thrilling action yarn breathtakingly shot at Machu Picchu. Harry earns his living as a tour guide in the jungles of Peru, but plans to make his fortune by finding the Sunburst, an ancient Incan treasure that holds an awesome power. On his perilous quest, he comes across cutthroat Ed Morgan (Thomas Mitchell, Alias Nick Beal), archeologist Stanley Moorehead (Robert Young, Western Union) and beautiful Romanian refugee Elena Antonescu (Nicole Maurey, The Day of the Triffids). Directed by Jerry Hopper (Pony Express, Naked Alibi) and featuring a rare film appearance by Peruvian-American singer Yma Sumac, Secret of the Incas is a colorful, rip-roaring and romance-filled adventure often cited as a key source of inspiration for the Indiana Jones series.

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What aspect ratio?
 

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As I understand it, Paramount films released in 1954 prior to the introduction of VistaVision in late November were designed for and released in the 1.66 aspect ratio. Paramount went the 1.85 route only after VV came along. REAR WINDOW, for example, released in September of 1954, is correctly presented in Universal's video release as a 1.66. By that logic, SECRET OF THE INCAS, released in June of 1954, should certainly be 1.66. IMDb lists it as 1.85, despite the fact that 1.85 was not used by Paramount until five months later.
 

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As I understand it, Paramount films released in 1954 prior to the introduction of VistaVision in late November were designed for and released in the 1.66 aspect ratio. Paramount went the 1.85 route only after VV came along. REAR WINDOW, for example, released in September of 1954, is correctly presented in Universal's video release as a 1.66. By that logic, SECRET OF THE INCAS, released in June of 1954, should certainly be 1.66. IMDb lists it as 1.85, despite the fact that 1.85 was not used by Paramount until five months later.
@Bob Furmanek: can you weigh in here?
 

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