Sweet Charity, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman March 4

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  1. oscar_merkx

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    a couple of things wrong with the announcement - Glenn Miler Story was stereo in theater (four track) and stereo and the laser disc - mono one the DVD. Sweet Charity was 70mm six track in theaters and 2.o on the dvd - shoued be 4.0
     
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    Joe, I have the Glen Miller Story laserdisc and the Stereo Sound while a little primitive is terrific.( was it originally Perspecta?)

    I think that it was only available in Stereo with Special Roadshow presentations.
    I have several original 35mm frames and they are Optical Mono.

    If the DVD has only the Mono tracks, then that is a huge disappointment.

    What about "The Benny Goodman Story" that was an early Cinemascope picture and most theatrical prints would have been 4 track Magnetic Stereo.
    Is the DVD Stereo?

    If not, then I may have to reconsider buying this double set.
     
  4. Richard Carnahan

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    THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY was *not* photographed in CinemaScope, and I'll bet THE GLENN MILLER STORY turns out to be a stereo DVD after all.
     
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    I absolutely love Sweet Charity and I hope
    the studio sends me an early copy for review.

    This was a movie I saw in film class. If I remember
    correctly, it is based on Nights of Cabiria.

    Anyhow, it's a terrific musical. The Sammy Davis Jr.
    number is worth the price of the DVD alone.
     
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    Thanks Ron for the info, added to my pre order list when it comes out

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    Doug, Benny Goodman Story was NOT cinemascope.
    I hope the upcoming Throughly Modern Millie is 4.0 instead of a two track stereo gig. I wish Universal would release Flower Drum Song!
    Glenn Miller story was four channel mage, NOT Perspecta. (I've argued thiws on other forums, but Perspecta stereo is a misnomer - it isn't stereo at allbut just mono moved around - NOT the same thing as true stereo.)
     
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    Thank goodness the alternate ending (which I like better) is included in "Sweet Charity" so unlike "1776" this is one musical I'll be happily trading in my LD for!
     
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    "The Benny Goodman Story" was not in Cinemascope"

    Thanks Richard and Joe, it shows that one should not always trust their memories.
    I could have sworn that I saw it in..... Oh well, I guess not.:b


    Joe can you confirm that the 4 track Mag, Glen Miller story was only shown at Roadshow Presentations?
     
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    I'm very happy to see all of these titles, but most especially Sweet Charity. My favorite thing about this film is the incomperable choreography. Especially the nightclub scene, when Ricardo M first introduces Shirley M to the world of the hip & famous.
    I would like to second Flower Drum Song, too. Perhaps, if the new Broadway stage version gets as much attention from the Tonys this year as TMM did recently, we will see a renewed interest from the studio in releasing the film version on disc.

    Note: the film version of The Producers showed up pretty snappily after sweeping the Tonys last year and has done quite well on DVD - at least where I work!
    Fingers crossed, it'll happen again! [​IMG]
     
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    I believe rights issues are holding up Flower Drum Song.
     
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    Doug, Glenn Miller Story was a wide ster3o release in 1954 -itislisted this way in boxoffice magazine and all the ads in New York Times and in my small home town paper say stereo. In 1953 alone there were over 80 so called flat films released with stereo sound.
    Doug, its also a common mistake to think that all early scope films were released with stereo sound. Fox originally demanded this from other studios but quickly backed off on it. It was one of the reasons Columbia was so late getting into scope (Other studios were into it by early "54, Columbia not till 55).
     
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    Actually, I was the one who mentioned prefering the alternate. Studio suggested it might have been, but the original is just too bizarre and made me feel as though I'd wasted my time when I first saw the movie. It's only because of the alternate that I can enjoy the rest of the movie.
     
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    Sorry about that Eric! In that case, I'll have to agree to disagree with *you* about the ending.
     
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    SWEET CHARITY I may get. Yes I like the Sammy Davis number and I like Shirley Maclaine.
     

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