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Blu-ray Review Oliver! Blu-ray Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Todd Erwin, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Todd Erwin

    Todd Erwin Producer
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    Todd - you appeared in Oliver! too as a small schoolboy? Ah, bless! I myself played the role of Oliver in our amateur school production about four decades ago. On the opening night performance for the parents , I was so overcome with nerves, I couldn't sing "Where Is Love?" for the life of me! My proud mother recorded the dreadful performance and she played it at a family gathering a few years ago. Ghastly, toe-curlingly bad. Like a cat yowling. My son was in hysterics. I've rarely been so embarrassed.
     
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    The lack of the isolated score makes me very glad that I bought the TT version.
     
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    Hopefully Sony will also reissue Blu-Rays of PICNIC and PAL JOEY.
     
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    I love this movie and I will be buying this one.
     
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    Glad to learn that "Oliver" will continue to be available for future viewers.
    I, for one, already have the TT edition; with both the isolated score tracks and 8-page booklet;
    so, any other purchase would only occur if Sony decided to produce a 4K/UHD disc.
    Let's hope.
     
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    This movie is awesome! One of the greatest ever. Perfection -- great songs and truly terrifying in places.
     
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    I always found Mark Lester just a tad a bit too soppy ... though it's always amused me that Oliver's voice was in fact dubbed by Carol Reed's daughter!
    But visually, it is indeed simply wonderful. If you want to hear it as it should sound however, you must track down a copy of the original London cast recording. It's sublime. Never been bettered. And, as a bonus, that original cast recording features the great Barry Humphries as the undertaker, in 'That's Your Funeral'.
     
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    The Google found it pretty quickly https://www.amazon.com/Oliver-1960-Original-London-Cast/dp/B000025BD5

    The Beatles first appearances on the Ed Sullivan Shows have the original Broadway cast doing some of the songs as well ...


    And I believe Mr. Jones may have Monkeed around with the notes in this full version of "I'ld Do Anything" ...
     
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    Just wanted to mention in my very extensive cast album collection (both LP and CD), I had always been meaning to get the Original London Cast of Oliver! and for some reason had never gotten around to getting it even though it has always been important to me (possibly not important enough until today) to hear the score in its initial recording by its original cast. I rectified that omission this morning after being reminded in this thread that I didn't have it. Soon it will join its Broadway sibling on the shelf.
     
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    I've been wanting an expanded soundtrack--with better sound quality--for the longest. At least the TT blu-ray offers a M&E track. However, I wonder why Columbia and Sony have not reached out to Harvard's Houghton Library to get a copy of the original score. The library has in its archive, 10 of Green's reel-to-reel copies of transfers, playbacks, and the background score.
     
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    I had posted this somewhere, but it seemed to have vanished. Anyhow...

    I've been wanting an expanded soundtrack--with better sound quality--for the longest. At least the TT Blu-ray offers an M&E track. However, I wonder why Columbia and Sony have not reached out to Harvard's Houghton Library to get a copy of the original score. The library has in its archive, 10 of Green's reel-to-reel copies of transfers, playbacks, and background score.

    https://hollisarchives.lib.harvard.edu/repositories/24/archival_objects/909303
    https://hollisarchives.lib.harvard.edu/repositories/24/archival_objects/909304
    https://hollisarchives.lib.harvard.edu/repositories/24/archival_objects/909412
     

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