- May 9, 2013
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Another awesome set.
I wonder what aspect ratio FROM HERE TO ETERNITY will get?
They started filming this movie in early March, 1953 and finished the movie in 8 weeks. I think the correct aspect ratio is 1.37.It was also released 1.85 and stereo 3 channel sound.
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Disc Breakdown
- 4K Ultra HD Includes:
- Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
- Dolby Atmos English audio
- 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Original Mono DTS-HD Master Audio
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They started filming this movie in early March, 1953 and finished the movie in 8 weeks. I think the correct aspect ratio is 1.37.
However the original 3-channel stereo tracks are considered lost, which is why the mono mix is considered the only surviving “original” mix. The 5.1 and Atmos mixes are not original.Yes, it is fine. I just wanted people to know that it was released widescreen even though it wasn't filmed that way. Also the original sound was not mono.
I concur but there are those who love the film version… After seeing Broadway originals Dorothy Loudon, Reid Shelton, Andrea McArdle, Laurie Beechman and the under-rated Bob Fitch (Pennies from Heaven!) as Rooster it was a far fall to the film for me. Even with actors I love in the cast and John Houston being a great director. As Arthur Laurent’s said, “You have to have the musical (theater) in your bones.”Annie? One of the worst stage to film musicals ever made?
Where’s Funny Girl?
I concur but there are those who love the film version… After seeing Broadway originals Dorothy Loudon, Reid Shelton, Andrea McArdle, Laurie Beechman and the under-rated Bob Fitch (Pennies from Heaven!) as Rooster it was a far fall to the film for me. Even with actors I love in the cast and John Houston being a great director. As Arthur Laurent’s said, “You have to have the musical (theater) in your bones.”
40 years later ,and still the "Annie" bashing...sad, really. Fun little film. Blame all the missteps not on John Huston, but producer Ray Stark - he thought he could do BETTER with the material. Hey, if TCM felt it was worth showing at the festival in the spring this year - then it's a classic. Huston saved the film with the reshoots and studio imposed tight editing. (The original cut was 2 1/2 hours long)
Plus the poor Stark was obsessed with doing an non-musical adventure follow-up for a decade. Keep Aileen Quinn under contract till her early teens, (Sources vary how long - Mid 1984, Mid-1985 or Mid-1986) Films was in turn-around twice, 3 different scripts/concepts. Last one in 1993 with Patrick Stewart as Warbucks - fell apart due to his 18 month commitment to the final season of STAR TREK:TNG and ST:GENERATONS. Funding and locations were set, a new Annie was being cast. Stark wanted to shoot earlier, but Steward was unavailable due to Season 6.
Stark retires in 1983 (Heart Attack?) , a year an half later, the TV division of Sony makes a TV movie-Direct to Video on the Cheap in the. U.S. Stark Personally holds the film sequel rights, so he got paid for his rights, and executive producer credit for "Cashing the Check" - No input and none of his scripts used. (Much like Glen Larson on The revival of "Battlestar: Galactica")
Sony is marketing these films as “ Acclaimed” and “Award Winning” which Annie is definitely not. It was universally panned. Someone please show me an award or rave review this film ever received. Thanks.As far as "Annie" is concerned, despite the liberties taken with the source material it has gained a strong following and is now considered (to the chagrin of Broadway purists) a film classic. Is it a perfect film? No. Is it enjoyable on its own terms? In my humble opinion: Yes - there are many things in this film that saved it from being a complete and utter disaster.
Sony is marketing these films as “ Acclaimed” and “Award Winning” which Annie is definitely not. It was universally panned. Someone please show me an award or rave review this film ever received. Thanks.
Forget the fact that it deviated from the stage version. The entire movie falls flat in fact Disney I believe remade it for TV which was actually better!
Funny Girl on the other is both acclaimed and award winning and currently on Amazon prime in 4K Dolby Vision.
I don't think any of the films in volume 2 have been released individually yet. Perhaps some will be this fall after volume 3 comes out.
For volume 1 individual 4K:
Lawrence of Arabia (steelbook) Seems sold out and only available from 3rd parties at high price.
Gandhi UK Import only?
Not released individually:
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
A League of Their Own
So those waiting for the ones they want in 4k may have a long wait.
I remember seeing Annie when it opened 40 years ago. It seemed so-so and I haven't seen it since, but maybe I'll like it better with this release. Who knows where the time goes....(Judy Collins, 1968):
Anyway, the impressive bonus features on this set show that Columbia/Sony cares about fans. They also know how to do 4K/UHD right. And the slim hardcover books that these come with these sets are a real treat. Hope Julie Kirgo is writing this one too.
Is there a wish list somewhere for Volume 4? Funny Girl, Little Women (1994), The China Syndrome, etc, etc.