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Josh Steinberg submitted a new blog post

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

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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! :)
 

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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.
 

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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.
I appreciate your clarification, Josh! :)
 

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