MGM's - I'll Be Seeing You (1945)

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  1. Herb Kane

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    The U.A. film was directed by William Dieterle, after Selznick replaced George Cukor midway through production (hmmm … sounds familiar). The story is about a female (Ginger Rogers) is who on a Christmas furlough from prison halfway through a six year term for manslaughter and meets up with a troubled soldier (Joseph Cotten) on his way home from the service - with each of them keeping their past a secret and only eight days to unravel the truths. Shirley Temple also appears as the blabbermouth niece.

    After picking up the recent wave of MGM (Selznick) discs, my wife and I just watched I’ll Be Seeing You the other night and the transfer was most impressive. I doubt much was done in the way of restoring or cleaning up, so the original elements must have been in fantastic shape.

    For those interested, this is a terrific film with an equally impressive presentation. Good job, MGM.
     
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    Thanks Herb; yet another for the list.
     
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    The Selznick library (except GWTW) was sold to ABC in the 1960s. With the purchase of ABC by Disney several years ago, that Selznick library finally received TLC from former Disney archivist Scott McQueen who restored each title to its best possible condition before leaving Disney for greener pastures.
     
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    I got all the 8 releases from the MGM/Selzinck wave and have watched Intermezzo, Ii'll be seeing you and Garden of Allah. All of them look terrific. Just hope the rest of the discs looks the same.
    Does anyone know if MGM plans to release Nothing Sacred and a Star is Born?
     
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    Rafael can you list all for me? I'd appreciate it.
     
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    That explains it then Roger, as I was really impressed with the transfer.

    John... they are:

    Garden Of Allah (1936)
    Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
    Made For Each Other (1939)
    Since You Went Away (1944)
    Young in Heart, The (1938)
    Portrait of Jennie (1948)
    I'll Be Seeing You (1945)

    Looks like I might be missing one. The only one I didn't pick up was Portrait Of Jennie since I already had the R2 version.
     
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    Many thanks Herb [​IMG] Just checking, the ones I haven't got are in my wishlist!
     
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    John, MGM also released Ruby Gentry (1952) on the same date... but if there were 8 (Selznick's), I can't think of the last one.
     
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    Has anyone seen the transfer for "Since You Went Away"? If so, how good is it? I haven't seen any online reviews for the DVD.
     
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    it's ok- nothing special in terms of sharpness, detail, black levels, etc.
    i haven't gone thru the whole film, just spot checked a few scenes.
    watchable, but nothing that would make you say "wow!" or even
    "hmm...nice!"

    if you've seen the Revenge of The Creature from the Creature Legacy set, and compared that with its sequel, then you would have a good idea of how SYWA compares to a good transfer from WB or Fox from the similar early 40s vintage.
     

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