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After the mixed reception – critically acclaimed yet financially unsuccessful – of his landmark debut Hollywood film Citizen Kane (1941), Orson Welles followed with The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) and Journey Into Fear (1943) (the latter he produced and appeared as an actor only) before a brief hiatus – not entirely of his choosing – until his next directorial effort The Stranger (1946). For the follow up to that movie, Welles (by his own account) cut a deal with Harry Cohn – the studio boss of Columbia Pictures – to create a motion picture out of a pulp novel in exchange for $50,000 to help finance a stage production – or at least fund the costumes – of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days; the result would be The Lady from Shanghai. Previously released on DVD by Sony and on Blu-ray by TCM, Mill Creek and Powerhouse Films (Indicator), Kino has licensed the movie for its latest...

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Thank you for your fine review. I bought this movie four different times on Blu-ray. :blush: If it comes out again on 4K/UHD, I'll buy it again. :rolleyes:

The main reason I purchased this on Blu-ray for the fourth time is because of the new audio commentaries, particularly, Imogen Sara Smith's. Besides Eddie Muller, she is my favorite film noir expert and I can listen to her talk about noir all day long.
 

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There’s a review of the new El Cid blu ray from Japan in today’s TheDigitalBits that sounds promising. Wonder how it compares to the Remini version.

Thank you for your fine review. I bought this movie four different times on Blu-ray. :blush: If it comes out again on 4K/UHD, I'll buy it again. :rolleyes:

The main reason I purchased this on Blu-ray for the fourth time is because of the new audio commentaries, particularly, Imogen Sara Smith's. Besides Eddie Muller, she is my favorite film noir expert and I can listen to her talk about noir all day long.
I also have all the releases on disc since i am a big fan of Welles and a great film to watch. Can't wait to hear the new commentary.
 

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Thank you for your fine review. I bought this movie four different times on Blu-ray. :blush: If it comes out again on 4K/UHD, I'll buy it again. :rolleyes:

I also have all the releases on disc since i am a big fan of Welles and a great film to watch. Can't wait to hear the new commentary.
You guys are not alone. What time is our support group meeting this week?
 

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Same here...both of the TCM releases, the Mill Creek, the Indicator, AND the Kino! Glad to see that I'm not alone or crazy.....
 

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I just purchased this for the first time today unbelievably for $12.49 on Amazon. It was recently on TCM and I caught it midway and was instantly hooked. This movie is twisted! In the best way! I remember once like 40 years ago in my 20’s trying to watch it and shut it off. I guess like a fine wine before it’s time some things get better with age or I just wasn’t ready for it at the time!
 

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