PAL JOEY, Look & Sound

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  1. GerardoHP

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    I'm thinking about buying this title and, since it's not exactly an inexpensive title, I would like some feedback on the transfer and sound. Thanks in advance.
     
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    It's been a while since I watched it, but I thought it looked and sounded great. I was also extremely hesitant to buy it because of the price, but luckily found it on sale at Borders for 17.99.
     
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    It's in pretty good shape although not really restored. Color is typical Columbia Pictures (which is not up to say, MGM) of the period and varies from scene to scene. Sound is mono. Songs are crisp sounding. Disc is both in full frame and OAR. Too bad the film wasn't made a few years later when it could have been less censored. it's watered down compared to the stage version. I'm a Sinatra fan and he's obviously well cast in the part.
     
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    Kim Novak looks great. Frank Sinatra sounds great.
     
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    Would you believe that I actually own an extra unopened copy of this dvd?[​IMG]
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    The Pal Joey DVD looks just fine. Its the best I've ever seen it look but to be honest I've never been impressed with its look in any previous incarnations including theatrical, TV, laser disc etc. The color films of Columbia just don't seem to have that gorgeous color look that 20th Century Fox, MGM or even Universal and Paramount had in the 1950s.
     

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