superb article on Columbia classic films on dvd

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  1. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    page 1 http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articl...ll043003a.html

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    I really enjoyed this article as I learned more about Columbia Pictures that I did not know before.

    and ofcourse lots of classics to look forward to.

    The last thing to mention is Columbia's perspective that Barrie had with the studio.

    I am realy excited about the following

    Status of Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death (1946) - It took two years to get access to original source material at the British Film Institute, but restoration on this title is now complete and a high definition transfer has been done. The film has been added to Columbia's schedule for release. It is still a minimum of four months away, though, as Columbia adheres strictly to a policy of only making specific release information available for titles it expects to release within three-to-four months.

    thanks Barrie for the great article and keeping us informed
     
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    As you say brilliant article oscar; fantastic news about AMOLAD, slightly tempered by the fact that Columbia's track record on disks packed with extras isn't good.

    I bought the recent Carlton R2 two-disk of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and A Matter of Life & Death, because (a) I was fed up waiting for Criterion to do the latter and (b) it was so cheap (though I have the former on Criterion). The transfer isn't bad, but from the moment the opening credits hit the screen, it was obvious that this could be better.

    A pristine AMOLAD will look fantastic, Columbia, and I suppose anything else will be a bonus.

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    So many films, so little time...
     
  3. Jeff_HR

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    You can't have a classic collection without "The Anderson Tapes" which has yet to see the light of day both widescreen version wise and DVD wise...Wise choices must be fulfilled [​IMG]
     
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    Keeping my fingers crossed for that Dick Van Dyke gem The Comic (from 1969); judging from the article it appears to be in the works.

    Jeffrey
     
  7. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    so what is so special about the Anderson Tapes then ?

    cheers

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jeff_HR

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    "The Anderson Tapes" is a fairly decent crime film with some minor action and Sean Connery as a star. There seems to be a message about surveillance being made.
     
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    I sure hope those upcoming Capra releases are better quality than YCTIWY.
     

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