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You gotta fix that. :)Glasses are cheap now. Check ebay.
I will check it out although none of my Blu rays are in 3d
 
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Received the Budd Boetticher five western blu ray set today and intend to watch one each day. Today it was The Tall T, my favourite Randolph Scott film. Small budget, small cast, short running time, a perfect western. Well almost perfect, I would have had Maureen O'Sullivan pull the trigger at the end!
 
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I re-watched Broken Arrow yesterday, a film I pleased to have on Blu-ray disc. No idea yet what I'll watch tonight.
 
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The Gunfight at Dodge City (Kino BD) 1959. Joel McCrea is the noble, stalwart hero. He winds up with the right woman. A good, late western for the actor. Not Ride the High Country, but serviceable.
Unorthodox (Netflix HD) 2020. 4-part story (watched in one sitting) of an orthodox Jewish woman who, stifled by her life, escapes Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, to embark on a journey of self discovery and fulfillment in today's Berlin. Highly recommended.
 

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I re-watched Broken Arrow yesterday, a film I pleased to have on Blu-ray disc. No idea yet what I'll watch tonight.
John Travolta was terrific in that movie.;)
 

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Double Feature day!

The matinee this afternoon (which I loved):



The second feature which Peg and I watched tonight:



Unfortunately, this film didn't resonate with us. it left us wanting. We didn't find ourselves really caring about any of the characters and we were thinking that none of them really did anything all that interesting. If it wasn't for all the nature porn of the mountains of Montana, the rivers and the fly-fishing...there wouldn't have been much of anything (except maybe the score) to make a mark on our memories. It's too bad because I particularly purchased this film on Blu after watching Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and being blown away by Pitt's performance in that. Not that his performance here was lacking. It's just that his character really didn't have all that much to do.
 

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Last night I had another look at The Burglar, an unusual crime film starring Dan Duryea and Jayne Mansfield. It's a flawed film with a misshapen screenplay by the source novelist David Goodis. I have four of his novels and they all have severe faults so I'm not surprised he didn't do better. I notice the IMDB "reviewers" all attack Jayne Mansfield but I didn't think she was so bad. It would be interesting to see this material re-made as a "woman's movie" and to see everything through the girl's eyes.

I've now received a package of Blu-ray discs from Indicator bought during their recent sale. I'll watch one tonight; probably The Third Secret.
 

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Last night I had another look at The Burglar, an unusual crime film starring Dan Duryea and Jayne Mansfield. It's a flawed film with a misshapen screenplay by the source novelist David Goodis. I have four of his novels and they all have severe faults so I'm not surprised he didn't do better. I notice the IMDB "reviewers" all attack Jayne Mansfield but I didn't think she was so bad. It would be interesting to see this material re-made as a "woman's movie" and to see everything through the girl's eyes.

I've now received a package of Blu-ray discs from Indicator bought during their recent sale. I'll watch one tonight; probably The Third Secret.
I need to watch "The Burglar" as I think I saw it a long time ago in my younger days. I'll try to get to it this upcoming week.
 

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A Jean Epstein double feature:
The Three-sided Mirror (Potemkine DVD Region 2 PAL) 1927. Avant-garde tale of a man's entanglements with 3 women, told from their POVs. Fast cutting, multiple super-imposed images, oblique, dreamlike storytelling. Duration: 45 minutes.
6 1/2 x 11 (Potemkine DVD Region 2 PAL) 1927. A story of two brothers who separately fall for the same woman. The title refers to the size of a photo which reveals a fateful secret. Epstein uses the same avant-garde techniques in service of his story, but they're not as oblique as in his other films.
Una familia de tantas (A Family Like Many Others) (VCI BD) 1949. Classic Mexican film derived from the best existing elements and showing some damage (but still watchable and enjoyable). A door-to-door vacuum cleaning salesman arrives at the home of a typical patriarch/dictator. The cobwebs will be cleared away by film's end. The oppressive atmosphere under which the children live is typical of the way Mexican households of a certain class during the first half of the 20th century were ruled (a not-humorous Life with Father).
 

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With a very young Christian Bale.

 
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Yesterday I revisited The Third Secret which I saw when it was first released and once again later on TV. It's a good film although savaged by the critics when new and I'm not sure it would find an audience among today's film goers. It's essentially a character piece requiring good acting - which it certainly gets! - about a TV presenter investigating an inexplicable suicide. Richard Attenborough and Jack Hawkins in particular are excellent but the acting throughout is good except, I'm very sorry to say, Pamela Franklin in a key role. She mis-reads nearly all her lines and never sounds like a child talking naturally. I'll have another look soon at The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie where she was far better.

The picture quality of the Blu-ray disc is above and beyond serious criticism and shows off Douglas Slocombe's superb cinematography to perfection. An interview with Mr. Slocombe - sadly, audio only - is one of the "extras" and the only one I've had time to sample. I'm only halfway through but he's very interesting and I intend to return later today.

I'll probably watch Age Of Consent tonight. I haven't seen that since it first came out.
 

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Oklahoma! (Broadway HD) 1999. Hugh Jackman stars in this London production which was transplanted to Broadway (where I saw it) without him because he was not a big enough name. Idiots! Jackman is so charismatic! Enjoyable production.
3-D Rarities II (Flicker Alley BD) Another winner from 3D Film Archives. A fun disc and great work from the Archives!
Porto (Kino BD) 2016. One night; two damaged beings connect and we view that connection and its aftermath through the refracting lens of their own perspectives. Then we glimpse the future as we double up into the one night they shared.
 

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