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oscar_merkx

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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...
 

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A wise man once said

"Hollywood is the only industry in the world where you can stand outside the company gates waving your wallet begging to buy something and they still won't give it to you"
I agree completely!!!!!!!!
 

ChristopherBlig

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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 ;)
 

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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
The R2 version which I refered to in another thread has an aspect ratio of 1:1.85 anamorphic with 1.0 Mono DD sound.
 

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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
 

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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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