1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Blu-ray Review The Return Of Frank James Blu-ray Review (Twilight Time)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Josh Steinberg, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    18,085
    Likes Received:
    22,144
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
  2. JoelA

    JoelA Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,135
    Likes Received:
    1,040
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    The Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
    Real Name:
    Joel Arndt
    Josh, excellent review and glad to know this particular title escaped Fox Eastman hell somehow. More Gene Tierney on Blu-ray is always a good thing and Henry Fonda's not too bad either.
     
  3. Tony Bensley

    Tony Bensley Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    5,973
    Likes Received:
    3,536
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Somewhere in Canada
    Real Name:
    Anthony
    It was during an early 1980s TVO Saturday Night At The Movies presentation of this film and its predecessor, JESSE JAMES (1939), that I first learned about 20th Century Fox having dumped the original Technicolor film elements, which was then thought to encompass their entire Technicolor film library. How fantastic that THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES (1940) apparently escaped that ignominious fate!

    CHEERS! :)
     
  4. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    18,085
    Likes Received:
    22,144
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    Don’t get me wrong - Frank James also had its negatives dumped. But the single strip backup they made was apparently much better on this one than most. It’s not a perfect representation of the original look but it’s much closer than most of the other Fox titles of this time.
     
    Robert Crawford and Tony Bensley like this.
  5. Tony Bensley

    Tony Bensley Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    5,973
    Likes Received:
    3,536
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Somewhere in Canada
    Real Name:
    Anthony
    I appreciate your clarification, Josh! :)
     

Share This Page