What's new

Matt Hough

Reviewer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2006
Messages
24,556
Location
Charlotte, NC
Real Name
Matt Hough
As Oscar Hammerstein once wrote, “Impossible things are happening every day,” and that’s exactly what you’ll be thinking when you take a gander at the astonishing new Warner Archive release of George Pal and Henry Levin’s The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm.



The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)



Released: 16 Jul 1963
Rated: G
Runtime: 135 min




Director: Henry Levin, George Pal
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Biography



Cast: Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karlheinz Böhm
Writer(s): David P. Harmon, Charles Beaumont, William Roberts



Plot: The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories...



IMDB rating: 6.3
MetaScore: N/A





Disc Information



Studio: MGM
Distributed By: Warner Archive...

Continue reading...
 

Neil S. Bulk

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Sep 13, 1999
Messages
2,707
Real Name
Neil S. Bulk
...precise dialogue and song lyrics rooted to the center channel...
Is that correct? When I produced the soundtrack album, I had access to the multi-track film mix and I remember working very hard to position the vocals in "Dee-Are-A-Gee-O-En (Dragon)" to the center for the album. The film mix panned the vocals to match the on-screen action, but I was able to merge just the vocals with the scoring masters for the album mix.
 

Matt Hough

Reviewer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2006
Messages
24,556
Location
Charlotte, NC
Real Name
Matt Hough
Is that correct? When I produced the soundtrack album, I had access to the multi-track film mix and I remember working very hard to position the vocals in "Dee-Are-A-Gee-O-En (Dragon)" to the center for the album. The film mix panned the vocals to match the on-screen action, but I was able to merge just the vocals with the scoring masters for the album mix.
I didn't notice a pan there, but I'll check it out again tomorrow. There was so much to absorb throughout the movie that I'm sure I missed a ton of interesting and worthwhile things.
 

TimatTheExtras

Auditioning
Joined
Mar 28, 2022
Messages
3
Real Name
Tim Millard
For those interested in hearing from "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" Restorers Dave Strohmaier and Tom March, you can check out my recent podcast with them https://www.theextras.tv/podcasts/blog-post-grimm-32722. There are also a few images on the website from their excellent documentary that is a part of the Blu-ray release.
 

pitchman

Screenwriter
Joined
Aug 11, 1998
Messages
1,860
Location
Columbia, MO
Real Name
Gary
I watched the Smilebox version last night and it shattered my expectations. From an a/v presentation standpoint, I was anticipating something akin to Warner's brilliant How The West Was Won restoration. In my opinion, this release takes everything that was exceptional about that one and turns it up to eleven. This is a "must add" for every film library.
 

Angelo Colombus

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2009
Messages
2,989
Location
Chicago Area
Real Name
Angelo Colombus
That horrible looking print shown on TCM kept me from watching it for the first time until a few hours ago when I watched the first hour of the Blu-ray and had a great time and a great job done on the restoration. Can’t wait to see the rest of it tomorrow nigh.
 

Vern Dias

Second Unit
Joined
Apr 27, 1999
Messages
312
Real Name
Theodore V Dias
Absolutely amazing. I can't even find the joint lines! How in the world did they do that? Color is fantastic. I'm at a loss for words. When I regain my composure, I'll add more here.
Watch the restoration documentary on the SmileBox disc to find out all about the whys and hows of the restoration.
 

Matt Hough

Reviewer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2006
Messages
24,556
Location
Charlotte, NC
Real Name
Matt Hough
Actually, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd wrote "A hundred million miracles are happening every day." Flower Drum Song. The restoration IS quite remarkable. So good to have all the major Cinerama released now available on video.
He also wrote, "Impossible things are happening every day" in Cinderella which is what I quoted.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum Sponsors

Latest Articles

Forum statistics

Threads
351,017
Messages
4,939,063
Members
142,962
Latest member
bannedjr
Recent bookmarks
0
Top