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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:18 am 
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Between this and the Olive Tashlins, thank God for VistaVision's ultra-crisp resolution lending itself to super stellar Blu transfers

Apparently the Olive Tashlins weren't actually transferred from VV elements, though.

They look good all the same though. Damn those blues and pinks bounce.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:11 pm 
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Blu-ray.com on To Catch a Thief


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Don't you talk about Clue. Clue is fucking great.

Don't under exaggerate. It's the fucking greatest.

Just went to a midnight showing of Clue & while there were some funny moments, I didn't find it as uproariously funny as the rest of the (mostly college student) crowd. Unlike The Life Of Brian, Airplane!, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or The History Of The World Part 1, it wasn't something I envision revisiting. Then again the taste of kids today (judging by midnight movie offerings) seems rather pedestrian (John Hughes fare & 1980s sci fi or horror blockbusters) in comparison to the midnight movie offerings when I was their age (John Waters, Rocky Horror, Make Them Die Slowly, Querelle, Salo)

On the other hand, I just finished watching the Dietrich "box" which I thoroughly enjoyed. Would love to see Criterion pick up at least The Devil Is A Woman which I thought was even better than The Scarlet Empress. Why Paramount put 4 movies on a dual-sided dvd & then one film (one of the weakest of the set) on a single dvd is inexplicable. Would love to see Criterion do a von Sternberg/Dietrich box.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:53 pm 
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I can just about guarantee an audience sympathetic to Clue grew up with it-- it's only a generational thing in terms of proximity, not taste


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:51 pm 

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As expected, Indiana Jones collection will be released later this year.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:01 pm 
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I'm astonished that the thing everyone is complaining about at that site is having to double dip on Crystal Skull.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Quite. On the contrary, the inclusion of Crystal Skull is enough to dissuade me from buying the set. I'll maybe pay for two films I don't really want, but not three.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:41 pm 

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Amazon pre-order is up.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Instead of Crystal Skull, they should just license the South Park parody for the fourth disc.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:56 pm 
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That wouldn't need a license since they're both Viacom though it's far from the worst in the series.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Sabrina and Funny Face on the way...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Got my copy of To Catch a Thief and I can not BELIEVE how good it looks. This has always had a spotty home video record, as it always seemed like the masters were a couple generations old, but this transfer is a revelation. I am in awe


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:05 pm 
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Not surprised - I saw a DCP "print" a couple months back, and my knee-jerk dislike of digital projection (and Grant's striped shirt) aside, it looked pretty phenomenal. They would have really had to screw up badly for the Blu-ray to be anything less than excellent.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:37 am 
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Chinatown Bluray.com review


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:03 pm 
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Is clearly taken from the same three or four year old master as the HDnet Broadcast (in 720p.)

It's very good but could have been better if they'd done a new 4k scan.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:20 pm 
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I think this thread at HTF is worth sharing. Check the last few posts out.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:08 pm 
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I hand't caught up with the last 24 hours over there. This just gets worse and worse. Ron Smith has basically been let go because they decided they can't afford him. So they are hereon using older captures from over four years ago which just satisfy the specs for a haflway decent Blu encode. I won't be holding too much hope for the May French releases of Funny Face and Sabrina. FF as a Vistavision title in particular is really going to suffer from what will almost certainly be a 35mm reduction print transfer, not an 8 perf VV.

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These are from the HDNet Chinatown:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:36 pm 
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DVDBeaver on Chinatown


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:05 pm 
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knives wrote:
CSM126 wrote:
Don't you talk about Clue. Clue is fucking great.
Don't under exaggerate. It's the fucking greatest.

Damn right. Clue now has an announced date of August 7 and is available for pre-order at Amazon.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Has anyone here seen the Chinatown blu ray for sale anywhere? I was going to just pick it up in a store, but the Barnes and Noble and Best Buy near where I work in NYC didn't have it, nor was it at Princeton Record Exchange in NJ or an FYE in Philly I went to over the weekend. These places all have Criterions, Hitchcock blus, Woody Allen blus, Buster Keaton, etc. etc.

Just wondering if anyone here has actually seen it for sale!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:10 pm 
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Drucker wrote:
Has anyone here seen the Chinatown blu ray for sale anywhere? I was going to just pick it up in a store, but the Barnes and Noble and Best Buy near where I work in NYC didn't have it, nor was it at Princeton Record Exchange in NJ or an FYE in Philly I went to over the weekend. These places all have Criterions, Hitchcock blus, Woody Allen blus, Buster Keaton, etc. etc.

Just wondering if anyone here has actually seen it for sale!

In Canada, I've seen it at HMV, and at Best Buy (where I purchased it).


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Drucker wrote:
Has anyone here seen the Chinatown blu ray for sale anywhere? I was going to just pick it up in a store, but the Barnes and Noble and Best Buy near where I work in NYC didn't have it, nor was it at Princeton Record Exchange in NJ or an FYE in Philly I went to over the weekend. These places all have Criterions, Hitchcock blus, Woody Allen blus, Buster Keaton, etc. etc.

Just wondering if anyone here has actually seen it for sale!

Best Buy would be your best bet, but they're currently doing the trade and save promo ($5 off of any blu-ray with dvd trade-in), so copies of it are likely rather scarce at the moment. Suggest trying their website to see at which "nearby" stores it may still be available.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Such a missed opportunity for a triple feature combo pack.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Catch Me if You Can!! A film that desperately needs a new transfer despite the fact that is isn't even a decade old. You guys take your flashy Spielberg Blu-rays, this is the one I'm most excited about.


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