Oklahoma!

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  1. Adam Lenhardt

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    How's the Region 1 DVD? On Ebert and Roeper, it was mentioned that this was filmed at 30 fps... that should mean that there is no 3:2 pulldown, and thus a smoother picture. Anyone know?
     
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    Good theory, but no prize. This is a pretty mediocre transfer, from the not-so-good-old Fox days.
     
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    Ugh. Hopefully they'll do a re-release on this great musical.
     
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    The DVD version is the 30fps Todd-AO version of the film, and the 3-2 pulldown detection is indeed not indicated. But with the right line-doubler, even 3-2 pulldown elimination is not an issue.

    Oh, and agreed, the transfer is mediocre.

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    Hendrik, I'll second that, although some of us might find the sight of a singing, dancing Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), too much to handle! [​IMG]
    - Steve
     
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    My understanding is that the Todd AO version needs a restoration. The material used by the Goldwyn Company (who had distribution rights) back in the 70s for a theatrical release was not in the best of shape (the version on the DVD).. There's a lot of color shifting from scene to scene. Because this version has passed from one company to another through the years, I wonder if any original elements remain? Also the Todd AO version was filmed in Eastman Color - which means FADE.

    Peter
     
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    The dvd is THX certified...if that tells you anything [​IMG]
     
  9. Peter Kline

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    "THX Certified" means nothing. Garbage in, garbage out. All it means is a royalty to Mr. Luca$ and that the DVD was mastered to certain standards that only he and his people know what they are for sure. . [​IMG]
     
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    Actually I take issue with that, Peter.
    Thinking of the Abyss, King and I, South Pacific...
    THX certainly *does* tell you something. By and large it tells you that a particular DVD is probably mastered from a non-anamorphic recycled laserdisc transfer.
    dave [​IMG]
     
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    A local theater is showing this in Todd-AO (they claim to have the equipment to project it) so I'll have to go check it out this week and see how good/bad their print is, color-wise...
     

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