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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Crawford, May 11, 2013.
Tonight is Jurassic Park.
A true masterpiece of cinema.
Oh I so have to find a way over and see that movie on 35mm on your system if the invite is still good.
Hadn't seen this one since it first came out. It didn't leave much of an impression on me originally, but I enjoyed it more with this viewing. It can't hold a candle to the first film, of course, but this one is still fun, especially the final 45 minutes, where Danny Glover goes toe-to-toe with the Predator.
I had never seen the 1934 version of State Fair all the way through, so I bought it for $5 from iTunes tonight and streamed it. I enjoyed this version even if I did miss the Rodgers and Hammerstein songs immensely.
Our home theatre is always open and ready to entertain interested guest Dave.
Just let me know when you can make the trip.
I definitely will take you up on that and will let you know.
I have a day full of DVR material today. First will come this week's Noir Alley at lunchtime. This will be followed by My Sister Eileen, the original 1942 film version. I also recorded The Odessa File from TCM. I haven't seen this since viewing it in the theater back in the 1970s, so I will see if the Blu-ray release will be worth picking up. I remember liking the book more than the film, but I need to give it another view.
Don't anybody laugh! Yesterday I watched Odongo, an old-fashioned children's film with a child in the leading role. The reason I watched it was that Rhonda Fleming is in the film and I wanted to drool over her! She looked good too which is not surprising because the cinematographer was Ted Moore who later did From Russia With Love and A Man For All Seasons. His camera operator was Ernest Day who later became Freddie Young's operator.
Sony's MOD disc's presentation is too dark but free of dirt and scratches. A new master would be very welcome but I don't imagine Odongo is high on Grover Crisp's list for a clean-up.
I'll do a wartime musical today, the Blu-ray of Thank Your Lucky Stars.
Last night was "Hello Dolly".
On iTunes using the TCM app "The Little Foxes".
On Blu-ray, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers".
Lately I have been catching quite a few films I've never seen before, and today there was another one - quite famous but one which for some reason has eluded me all these years: East Side, West Side. Besides terrific performances by all the principals (Stanwyck, James Mason, Ava Gardner, Van Heflin, Nancy Davis, Cyd Charisse, Gale Sondergaard, William Frawley, William Conrad), I was SO impressed that this film did not resort to a conventional happy ending. It rather left things a bit ambiguous (and I didn't guess the murderer's identity either; I thought it was Charisse).
Tonight is SANGAREE, 3D BD
A fine movie, I might watch my DVD again tomorrow if my new shipment of discs don't arrive in time.
Cyd Charisse as a murderess! Outrageous! This was in her pre Singin' In The Rain period when she was playing "nice girls" in films like Tension.
I enjoy East Side, West Side a lot although I don't accept that the James Mason character was such a cad. I thought he was a normal, rather weak-willed man who gave in to temptation a bit too easily.
I watched it tonight and I must say the DVD quality was excellent.
He was the type of guy that shouldn't be married.
Can't argue with that!
Today I watched Thank Your Lucky Stars, having being reminded of it by another thread at HTF. Maybe I was in exactly the right mood but I loved the film more than ever before. The Warner Archive Blu-ray disc is absolutely superb.