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International The African Queen -Masters of Cinema UK Release

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Garysb, Sep 12, 2019.

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    I like how after the restoration credits, the put an age appropriate Paramount logo. Obviously as this wasn't originally a Paramount Picture it would not have been on the original prints. This screen shot was taken from Amazon Prime showing of The African Queen.
     
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    It's from a deleted scene I'm sure ;) ... His name was Allnut ...
     
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    Yes, it's disgraceful. John Dall is in modern clothes, and the Bette Davis portrait is from The Great Lie released in 1941 and set in the then-modern era. BTW, in the book Mother Goddam by Whitney Stine where Bette commented in counterpoint to the author's biographical text, she pointedly mentioned this ad and how much she despised it.
     
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    My 2-disc Warners Blu ray which came with lots of extras is so good I don't see the need to update. There again, it IS one of my very favourite movies, so if there's an absolutely compelling comparative review, I might as usual rethink, despite what I just said!
     
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    [​IMG] :D
     
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    Yeah, that’s probably the same one I have for that reason.
     
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    Here to say - it's not a very good movie.
     
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    Quite correct. Originally written as a low-budget creature film. It was made years later, with a proper cast, as Leech Woman.
     
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    Yes, Leech Woman was undeniably the classier film. For a start, the sets weren't so obviously fake, shot on a back-lot in Hollywood.
     
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    I do enjoy your rather demented sense of humor. I have it also.
     
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    Eureka's Trailer for this release from youtube. Spoilers.

     
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    My copy arrived today: it looks wonderful, but it is very hard to get the disc and book out of the slip-case, as it is way too tight: you will have to try and wedge a finger in to pry them out. Fortunately that does not seem to damage the slip-case.
     
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    Love that green cover !
     
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    I'm still waiting on mine to ship from the UK.
     
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    what ?
     
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    Fair enough, it's not a favourite of mine either. Never liked Katharine Hepburn as an actor and don't own any of her films on disc. Bogie is a different matter. Watched The Caine Mutiny and The Enforcer over the weekend. Like Gable, brilliant in everything.
     
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    'The African Queen' is one of my absolute favourites. Has anyone anywhere posted a comparison of this edition with the US Warner Blu ray? I thought that edition was pretty good and would need to see a real improvement to upgrade.
     

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