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The New York Times Review ---- about the film and the stunning Technicolor work with stunning Technicolor camera work, has created several memorable and beautiful sequences. It is a good film, one well worth seeing; how much better it might have been with an Essex worthy of Miss Davis's Elizabeth we can only surmise

1939 Review! Funny the snobbery of the times reviewer - Flynn was a natural Davis admitted years later! Seems Bette Davis read the Times review for her then opinion of Flynn!

It's odd that's a review without a byline. It's either an anonymous Bosley Crowther being his usual charming self or a staffer trying to emulate his bitchy style!
 
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I'm also old enough to have seen many, many Technicolor prints in cinemas in the 1940s and can remember the bright "lollypop" colors of, especially, Fox and MGM musicals.
That's a very impressive memory, given that 1949 was 72 years ago.
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That's a very impressive memory, given that 1949 was 72 years ago.
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Memory, especially color memory, is an interesting thing. I recall zero color memory re films from my youth, and sometimes confuse color with black and white.

My more cohesive cinema color memory begins in the late ‘50s, early ‘60s in a general sense. Dye transfer memories of Ten Commandments, N x NW, Vertigo, Tom Jones, et al.

Professionally, I never trust my color memory, and always use approved color reference.
 

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That's a very impressive memory, given that 1949 was 72 years ago.
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I really do remember the bright colors from the (late) 40s. (I was born in 1935.) I recall wondering in the cinema why the women's lipstick in those musicals was so red for instance. I have another advantage. During my 35mm film collecting days (circa 1965 to 1985) I projected many color nitrate prints from the 40s which may have reinforced my memory.
 

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Has anyone noticed that Amazon has not reduced the retail price of this Blu-ray from from $21.99 down to the usual $17.99 ever since the title was announced? I wonder if they're going to stop offering reduced prices on WAC Blu-ray titles?
 

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Has anyone noticed that Amazon has not reduced the retail price of this Blu-ray from from $21.99 down to the usual $17.99 ever since the title was announced? I wonder if they're going to stop offering reduced prices on WAC Blu-ray titles?
Was it $17.99, and maybe it’s gone back up to $21.99

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I was monitoring it as well, and no price decrease. My guess is that the reductions are on a case by case basis. In this case, Essex may have sold well enough from the get go (considering how bad the DVD was) that they didn't want to have to honor all those earlier pre-orders with a price reduction if not necessary. While other titles get the reduction because they want to promote more sales pre-release when the initial pre-orders did not meet expectation.

I recall in earlier days taking exception with Amazon when the first price reduction came just a few days after release, negating having to match the lower price. It will be interesting to see if this one goes down to $17.99 in a couple of days.
 

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Has anyone noticed that Amazon has not reduced the retail price of this Blu-ray from from $21.99 down to the usual $17.99 ever since the title was announced? I wonder if they're going to stop offering reduced prices on WAC Blu-ray titles?
Well, my Blu-ray of "The Private lives of Elizabeth and Essex" shipped today from Amazon and not once did they lower the retail price from $21.99 to the usual $17.99 from the time of the pre-order announcement until the time of the disk's release. I wonder if this is a harbinger of things to come? If Amazon thinks they can get the full price for the WAC titles, we may have seen the last of the $17.99 reduction. I may have to switch to ordering from Deep Discount, which at least offers a $2 discount off the retail price.
 

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Older titles at the Amazon Warner Archive Store seem to be better priced. If price is important waiting may be necessary. I wish they would improve their search function. It has been terrible since it was set up and has not changed since.
 

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