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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 20, 2012.
Looks gorgeous !! The sounds and score is wonderful. I hope TT gets to release the Blu ray.
I want to thank FOX and everyone here. I read what people stated and bought Reef and it looks fantastic!!! I have never purchased MODs from Fox before but now look forward to the next release. Just as I do the Twilight Time releases which are always the best.
I thought I got my copy of Reef from Importcds yesterday but inside the envelope was the wrong movie. Grrrrr...
Importcds is still showing my order for 12 Mile Reef as OPEN.
It's starting to look as if January 28th might be the actual release date. Grrrr...Amazon early... Grrrr
I guess that's what happens when you try to save a few bucks. Grrr....
looks like this one is also coming to dvd via movies unlimited.
Looks like there are three new Fox Archive films available through Amazon.com, including the one posted above. The release date is... today!
The Glory Brigade (1953), In Love and War (1958), and Island In The Sky (1938)
Note that both Movies Unlimited and Amazon list In Love and War as a Fullscreen (read P&S) film even though there's a widescreen clip of it on Youtube. Let's pray this is a listing mistake and not a sign of the Fox Archives falling back to its usual terrible ways.
Edit: Just noticed this gem from the description of In Love and War on Amazon which succinctly describes the mentality of the average FCA release.
It's starting to look like 12 Mile Reef was a fluke after all.
I'll wait and see, for Beneath The 12 Mile Reef was first listed as Pan-Scan and does so in the specifications listed on the DVD case.
Keeping my fingers crossed for IN LOVE AND WAR being a new anamorphic transfer.
Still waiting for 12 mile reef to be shipped from Importcds.
I pre-paid them through Pay-pal almost a month ago.
Fast losing patience.
Actually, it's not. The specifications on the Reef DVD case say "4x3 letterbox" which is not P&S but non anamorphic wide screen.
I'll go with that, but still wrong information.
A few weeks ago I watched the Spanish non-anamorphic DVD. I'd love an anamorphic transfer!
Tonight I had a real treat I watched my copy of Beneath The 12 Mile Reef. It is glorious. Presented in the proper aspect ratio and with stereo sound. It may well have had work done to it as the picture was pristine with no scratches or negative marks and all cue marks have been removed. It took me back to those great years when Fox produced all those wonderful cinemascope films. My congratulations to Fox for such a wonderful release. I hope they continue the good work and redo some of their earlier pan and scan disasters with new masters to match this one. This is what the archives is all about and I look forward to some new cinemascope releases to match the quality of this one.
Has anybody bought any of these new releases? I ordered The Glory Brigade, I should have it in a few days.
I see “Danger - Love at Work” (1937) is scheduled for February 18. I saw this on TCM a few years ago and really enjoyed it, and recall the print to be very sharp and crisp, but who knows what the DVD will look like.
I asked this on another thread, but this seems like a good place to bring up the subject. What would it take to get Fox to release the "My Friend Flicka" TV series (39 eps.), one of the very first to be filmed in color, and the first by a major studio, in a box set?
I recently received 2 FCA titles : BATTLE OF BROADWAY- not a great transfer, but watchable. Dark print.
THE MEANEST MAN IN THE WORLD- Excellent transfer.
Both have good but unremarkable mono soundtracks.No problems understanding
the snappy dialogue in both movies.
Two new Academy ratio movies announced by FCA. FIVE FINGERS- an excellent movie- has been released in other regions as a pressed disc and was also out on Laserdisc. Let's hope this leads to the release of the rare Mankiewicz Fox title ESCAPE with Rex Harrison and Peggy Cummins. It has never had a VHS, LD or DVD release.
Did anybody buy In Love and War? If so, what about its video presentation?
I was not going to buy any films from Fox MOD.Beneath The 12 Mile Reef made me change my mind. I might even which do not want to buy a pan and scan of Prince of Players the only film I would do this for even though I have a pan and scan already from Fox Movie channel.