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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by atfree, Aug 3, 2018.
How about ...Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) Universal Cinemascope with James Cagney ?
Time to retire my dvd.
Interesting release by Shout. Great film. It will be great to finally get this in widescreen.
If WAC could give us this, I'd be delighted!
They did! It’s available! But on DVD...
Right. I have the DVD.
Don't forget "New York Stories", as well.
"The Glen Miller Story" won the Oscar for Best Sound; so this holds much interest for my ear.
Top Ten domestic rentals 1954:
White Christmas $12 million
The Caine Mutiny $8.7 million
The Glenn Miller Story $7 million
The Egyptian $6 million
Rear Window $5.3 million
The High and Mighty $5.2 million
Magnificent Obsession $5 million
Three Coins in the Fountain $5 million
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers $4.75 million
Desiree $4.5 million
How reliable are those figures? I ask because I've always heard that The Egyptian was a commercial failure, but your statistics indicate it was a big hit and made more money than several well-known commercial successes.
That seems about right for box office for the Egyptian. It cost about 4-5 million so it was an expensive production which did not recover much more than its production cost and publicity at the Box Office. Foreign revenues would have helped though.
Got my shipping notice today from Shout!
The Buddy Holly Story still stands out as a terrific biopic and the Twilight Time blu ray is excellent.
Sadly, when I watched The Jolson Story the other day it seemed to have dated terribly ... though seeing Al Jolson himself doing Swanee (the only scene he wouldn't let Larry Parks do) is a great nostalgia trip. My DVD is in such excellent shape that I doubt if there's be much improvement if it ever came to Blu ray .. or should we say Black-face Ray?
Looks okay. Not great. "Strategic Air Command" looked better, but that's mostly because of VistaVision. This transfer was clearly based on the early-2000's master made for the DVD release instead of a new one. Still, if you're an Anthony Mann, Jimmy Stewart, Glenn Miller fan, BUY IT! I couldn't tell which scenes were cut from the 1954 version, so including the second cut wasn't much of an extra. That's nearly four hours on one blu-ray disc. The commentary is okay, but only if you don't know much about Anthony Mann and Jimmy Stewart. Not a great track for those wanting to know more about the making of the film, but maybe there's not much info out there to re-tell.
So, no reason to have this if one has the overseas version, yes? Sounds exactly the same and I assume it will be so for Sweet Charity, too.
Remains to be seen on Sweet Charity, but Kino does claim it's a new 4K restoration: https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/kino-lorber-insider-read-guidelines-post-3.355034/page-108#post-4671222
If you’re talking about the German Blu of Glenn Miller Story, I avoided that one because it was reported that the widescreen version on the disc was mono whereas the 1.33:1 version was stereo. I really hope that the Shout! Factory release is stereo, but no one has confirmed it yet.
English DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo and Mono.
Well, the last time I believed that and made a purchase was Irma La Douce. That was kind of a disaster. So, I'll wait for reports because the French Blu is pretty good.
Out of the ones I've seen...
Raw Deal, T-Men, The Tall Target, The Naked Spur, Bend of the River, Winchester '73, The Furies, El Cid, The Fall of the Roman Empire, The Man from Laramie, Man of the West, The Far Country, Men in War, Border Incident, Black Book (a.k.a. Reign or Terror), Devil's Doorway, The Tin Star
The Glenn Miller Story, Strategic Air Command, Heroes of Telemark, Cimarron, Side Street, God's Little Acre, A Dandy in Aspic, Desperate, The Great Flamarion
Strangers in the Night, Serenade, Thunder Bay, Bamboo Blonde, Strange Impersonation, The Last Frontier, Railroaded!, Two O'Clock Courage, Sing Your Way Home