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Re: ClassicFlix

#26 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:40 am

I think the wording is just confusing-- they're releasing these titles on DVD and their Blu-ray release is the first in the world

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#27 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:13 pm

Bluray.com reviews Another Man's Poison.... It looks very good. But a "wait and see" is required for future releases, because they did receive a restored version from Cohen for this.

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#28 Post by pointless » Fri May 19, 2017 5:21 pm

You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang, 1937)

Available late 2017

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#29 Post by dda1996a » Fri May 19, 2017 5:39 pm

Can a mod move that post to the Worst Covers thread?
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#30 Post by TMDaines » Sat May 20, 2017 9:43 am

I don't mind that myself. It's far from egregious.

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#31 Post by dda1996a » Sat May 20, 2017 10:11 am

It's supposed to be an early nor by Fritz Lang, not a quirky no budget rom-com.

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#32 Post by AfterTheRain » Sat May 20, 2017 2:45 pm

Hey, at least they used the original artwork for the cover.

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#33 Post by Rayon Vert » Sat May 20, 2017 2:50 pm

The announcement says "later this summer". I really hope it gets out on time for the Lang list project.

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#34 Post by L.A. » Sat May 20, 2017 3:11 pm

Are these A-locked discs?

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#35 Post by mteller » Mon May 22, 2017 11:49 am

dda1996a wrote:It's supposed to be an early nor by Fritz Lang, not a quirky no budget rom-com.
What about that cover says "rom-com" to you?

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#36 Post by dda1996a » Mon May 22, 2017 12:19 pm

The color scheme, the cut outs, the white lines around them... It's just awful

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#37 Post by pointless » Tue May 23, 2017 6:02 pm

pointless wrote:You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang, 1937)
Available late 2017
The release will be available for purchase on July 11.

Special Features and Specs:
  • NEW RESTORATION of the film
    Newly remastered original audio (presented as a lossless track)
    Feature length audio commentary by author and film historian Jeremy Arnold (author of TCM's The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter)
    Before and after restoration comparison
    Optional English subtitles

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#38 Post by pointless » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:19 pm


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#39 Post by Rayon Vert » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:44 am

Doesn't look that great when you play it full screen (image doesn't look very sharp), but then it's hard to say if that's because of the YT video's low resolution.

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#40 Post by Brian C » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:50 am

Is 200 hours a lot of time to spend on something like this? I'm asking seriously. It seems like an unremarkable number but I honestly have no idea.

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#41 Post by swo17 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:00 am

Criterion made a big deal about how they spent 600+ hours restoring Seven Samurai for BD.

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#42 Post by pointless » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:55 pm

Crime of Passion (Gerd Oswald, 1957)
U.S. label ClassicFlix has confirmed that it is preparing a Blu-ray release of director Gerd Oswald's thriller Crime of Passion (1957),
starring Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray, and Virginia Grey.
The release is expected to arrive on the market later this summer.
NEW RESTORATION

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#43 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:02 pm

Interesting, that one seemed to be a shoo-in for KL

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#44 Post by pointless » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:35 pm

T-Men Special Edition (Anthony Mann, 1947) - Fall 2017

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#45 Post by Minkin » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:25 pm

Good thing the cover distinguishes this from all of those non-special editions of T-Men.

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#46 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:28 pm

Am I imagining things or weren't the Mann titles going to be a box set?

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#47 Post by nitin » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:22 am

domino harvey wrote:Am I imagining things or weren't the Mann titles going to be a box set?
I believe this is planned after the individual releases.

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#48 Post by david hare » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:04 pm

The Lang was previously released in Italy only on a local Studio Canal BD about four years ago from a good looking new HD transfer but the fucking disc authoring transferred the movie folder in a squeezed ratio of something like 1.32:1 It became unwatchable I commented on this here and there but nobody gave a shit, as usual. This new disc at least obiously returns the picture geometry to normal and looks otherwise like the same nice clean, sharp Canal restoration. Canal also initally released their spanking new resto of Fallen Idol in the UK with the same pinched ratio issue, They clearly have someone working on the desk who thinks Academy Ratio is 1.32. They fixed it after howls of complaints from the Lean lovers out there, unlike the limited response (me I guess alone) to the Lang years before. Does anyone know who's behind this label? I've got one of their titles, Ratoff's Another Man's Poison and despite a low-ish bitrate it looks fine.

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#49 Post by Ashirg » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:27 pm

Alan K. Rode tweeted that he recorded a commentary with Julie Kirgo for HE WALKED BY NIGHT for this studio

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#50 Post by nitin » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:10 pm

david hare wrote:The Lang was previously released in Italy only on a local Studio Canal BD about four years ago from a good looking new HD transfer but the fucking disc authoring transferred the movie folder in a squeezed ratio of something like 1.32:1 It became unwatchable I commented on this here and there but nobody gave a shit, as usual. This new disc at least obiously returns the picture geometry to normal and looks otherwise like the same nice clean, sharp Canal restoration. Canal also initally released their spanking new resto of Fallen Idol in the UK with the same pinched ratio issue, They clearly have someone working on the desk who thinks Academy Ratio is 1.32. They fixed it after howls of complaints from the Lean lovers out there, unlike the limited response (me I guess alone) to the Lang years before. Does anyone know who's behind this label? I've got one of their titles, Ratoff's Another Man's Poison and despite a low-ish bitrate it looks fine.
Another Man's Poison has an average bitrate over 30, not really lowish.

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