JoeBond

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  1. Kiss Me Kate in 3D

    I believe that I heard that WB is currently remastering Dial M For Murder in 3D for a 2013 Bluray release. I have never seen either in 3D.
  2. Warner Archives Discussion

    I have never seen Assignment To Kill either, but have watched Dark Of The Sun when it was on TCM and actually own the Thai DVD. I already ordered the Warner Archive DVD edition because of the fact that it is remastered and looks way better than the Thai DVD. I would recommend Dark Of The Sun. I really believe that Rod Taylor's and Jim Brown's performances are the best of their career's in Dark Of The Sun. There is a high level of violence for a PG rated movie, I would consider the content more of a high PG-13. If that doesn't bother you, then I would recommend the movie. Here's two reviews of Dark Of The Sun from DVD Beaver and DVDTalk: [DVD Beaver Review|http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/dvd_reviews54/dark_of_the_sun.htm] [DVD Talk Review|http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/50230/dark-of-the-sun-the-mercenaries/?___rd=1] Edited by: JoeBond on Jun 10, 2011 2:42 PM
  3. > {quote:title=Edgecliff wrote:}{quote} > GAMBIT is one of my favorite films and I purchased this one along with a few other titles. I can't recall any problems with any of these discs. The print of GAMBIT looked beautiful. BTW, I also have a Panasonic BR player so I am wondering what the problem could be. Did the disc freeze for a couple of seconds or just would not restart at all? I am pretty sure its the disc since it wouldn't play on multiple machines so I contacted Amazon and they are going to investigate the issue.
  4. I purchased the Universal Vault edition of Gambit (1966) last week and when I watched it on my Panasonic Blu-Ray player and the DVD simply froze during Chapter 4. It seemed to freeze at the point where Harry Dean is at the Hotel asking why they did not send a limousine to the airport. I played it on my computer and froze up at the exact same point. I sent the DVD back to Amazon and received the replacement DVD today. I put it into the player and it froze at almost the exact point as the first copy I received. I also noticed that the transfer appeared to be interlaced although it was 16:9 enhanced. I do know the movie came out late last year in the U.K. on DVD but is PAL and region 2. I was wondering if anybody has purchased this DVD and have had no playback issues?
  5. I think the system probably needs to be revamped. I generally prefer the U.K. rating system because they split the "R" rating into a 15 and 18 rating and anything worse gets a R restricted rating. I know that the *Henry And June* uncut version received an 18 rating in the U.K. but a movie like Pulp Fiction also recieved an 18 which was rated R in the U.S. I also have a major problem with the MPAA because they rarely ever re-rate classic movies. The majority of classic movies get an unrated rating while the U.K. constantly re-rates classic films. For example, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) received an R originally in the U.S. and was never re-rated but the U.K. re-rated the movie as a PG. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) was never given a restricted rating in the U.K. The main issue with the MPAA is that they are more concerned about sex than violence. You take a movie like Live Free And Die Hard which the difference in the level of violence between the PG-13 and uncut version is that one has more blood than the other. It seems like if you have bloodless violence then you can get away with a PG-13 but a movie has a lot of blood spray then it gets an R. I believe blood actually makes violence more impactful and shows the results of violence.
  6. New opening promo!!

    I really liked this new intro and prefer it over the previous Now Showing intro.
  7. Samantha Eggar tribute on Friday morning/afternoon

    I really liked the last dialogue scene in The Walking Stick between David Hemmings and Samantha Eggar.
  8. Samantha Eggar tribute on Friday morning/afternoon

    I thought that the other movies with Samantha Eggar were very solid movies with solid performances by Samantha Eggar. Edited by: JoeBond on Mar 15, 2010 10:05 AM
  9. Samantha Eggar tribute on Friday morning/afternoon

    I totally agree. I thought the movie could of ended the with a better ending.
  10. I definitely agree that the best classic television show on Blu-Ray is The Prisoner and watching the show in Blu-Ray is like watching the episodes for the first time. Here's my choices for best classic SD DVD for 2009: The Wizard Of Oz North By Northwest Gone With The Wind Downhill Racer (first time on DVD)
  11. "Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?"

    I definitely think it was a good idea to honor John Hughes and play Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I was watching the first ten minutes and you could tell that the movie was very well made and fun to watch. I have no problem with TCM playing this movie and I do consider it is a classic because it is over twenty years old and a really good movie. I also liked the tribute to Patrick McGoohan because I am a big fan of his work in Dangerman and The Prisoner. I actually own The Prisoner on Blu-Ray and it is fantastic.
  12. 6 Degrees of Seperation: The Bogart Edition

    Sean Connery was in From Russia With Love (1963) with Pedro Armend?riz Pedro Armend?riz was in the 3 Godfathers (1949) with Ward Bond Ward Bond was in The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart
  13. "Avatar"

    I just got back from a 3-D screening of Avatar and I really loved it. I am not the biggest fan of 3-D but this movie really impressed me with it's 3-D presentation. I thought that the visual effects were amazing but what made it a great experience is the character development and story. Sam Worthington did an excellent job at playing the wheelchair bound marine and his avatar counterpart but what was most impressive was the performance of Zoe Saldana because she played a native Na'vi and made a mostly CGI character a full real character. The motion capture techniques used to portray the Na'vi seemed to be used in a much superior fashion than any of Robert Zemeckis' efforts with the same technology. James Cameron deserves a lot of the credit for being able to use cutting edge special effects while not sacrificing story or character development.
  14. BLU-RAY Classic Wish List

    I believe that Warner Brothers is planing to release A Star Is Born on Blu-Ray this May which is the first classic Warner Brothers title to be remastered in 6K. All previous Warner classic Blu-Ray titles have been remastered in 4K and A Star Is Born is a test to see if it is cost effective to remaster titles in 6K. This newly restored version of A Star Is Born is going to be played on the first day of the TCM Classic Film Festival. I believe they are also planning to release Forbidden Planet and Ben-Hur later in 2010 on Blu-Ray. I would definitely agree that Universal needs to release all of there Hitchcock titles on Blu-Ray. Here is my wish list: On Her Majesty's Secret Service A Shot In The Dark (1964) Gunga Din Shane A Place In The Sun The Big Country To Catch A Thief Roman Holiday Breakfast At Tiffany's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance The Roaring Twenties The Thing From Another World (1951) The Time Machine (1960) Once Upon A Time In The West
  15. The Narrow Margin is by far better because of the suspense and twists at the end. Charles McGraw was perfect as the hard boiled cop and I thought the twist at the end was perfect. The overall style of the original was superior and just was a solid movie. The original is shorter but the movie never feels too short which is a credit to the director Richard Fleischer. In fact on IMDB the original gets a 7.9 out of 10, while the 1990 version only gets a 6.4 out of 10.

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