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About njpaddy

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  1. I had emailed WB about this title about 2 weeks ago. First they said "We apologize for the delay in replying to your email. Due to technical problems your email was not received in a timely manner." With regard to the DVD they said "The title should be returned to WBshop.com once the production error is fixed." No time frame was given, so we're pretty much back where we started.
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    I think it's been way over 2 years since it last aired on TCM and I don't see it scheduled in the next few months. I bought the DVD after its first airing. Deep Discount is selling it for $27 with free shipping. That's the cheapest I've seen it.
  3. Thanks. I knew I had read it somewhere. It's discussed in the Nitrateville thread on The Magician from October. It's described as combing/motion-blurring where every few frames it goes back a frame then forward again. I guess TCM is still selling the remaining defective discs. Glad I didn't order.
  4. I haven't gotten a response yet from WB about the status. The TCM site now lists Zenda as Out of Print, limit 1 to customer. What kind of errors did the DVD's have?
  5. I thought WB was selling this one, but can't find listed on the WB site. There is a WB DVD listed for sale on the Turner site and I was wondering if it is the best copy available? Also, who does the score if anyone knows?
  6. There are probably 25 in my Top 10 list. Here's the first 10 that came to mind. Destiny ? Lang (my favorite silent) Hunchback of Notre Dame ? Worsley Woman in the Moon ? Lang The Big Parade ? Vidor (the one I'd like to see most in blu-ray) Die Freudlose Gasse ? Pabst La Roue ? Gance J?Accuse ? Gance Napoleon - Gance L?Enfant de Paris ? Perret Die Nibelungen - Lang A Woman of Paris - Chaplin
  7. Same thing happened to me the last time they ran it, but I only missed 30 seconds or so. I wound up buying it from WB since I like this film. Now I always add at least 5-10 minutes to the scheduled time.
  8. Thanks. Sounds like I better hold onto the Photoplay one I recorded. The Kino score is done on synthesizers by Brian Benison. I haven't seen the Image or Kino DVD's to compare the quality or scores, but I very much enjoyed the Photoplay restoration of this film. I sure hope TCM runs the Photoplay version next week for those who haven't seen it. The Now Playing guide does list it at 152 minutes which is the Photoplay length.
  9. I assume TCM will be running the Photoplay restoration next week. I recorded it in 2008, but was wondering how the Photoplay print (and score) compares to the Kino and Image DVD's? This is one I would like to have on DVD.
  10. I don't think any of those films mentioned have aired in the last year and a half, because I've been on the lookout for Kay Francis films during this period. It seems like TCM forgot about her since she was Star of the Month in Sept 08. TCM is airing a few on 1/13/09, but only 1 pre-code. And most of the rest are the same ones they keep repeating.
  11. Thanks for the heads up. The Now Playing guide didn't list it.
  12. I didn't really care for Fay or the film. My wife, on the other hand, who's not a Fay Wray or pre-code fan, enjoyed it. Go figure. I did enjoy Fay's guinea hen line. Only in pre-code.
  13. If you want to learn more about pre-codes and be entertained in the process, pick up the Forbidden Hollywood Collection VOL 2. Besides some great pre-code movies, it has a very entertaining documentary called Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood, which contains clips from about 50 pre-code films. Seeing this documentary on TCM one night got me hooked on pre-codes. The set also contains the movie, Night Nurse, which is probably my favorite pre-code. Stanwyck and Blondell were outrageous together.
  14. According to Mark Vieira in his excellent book, Sin In Soft Focus, pre-code is generally used to describe films made between March 1930, when the Production Code was adopted, and July 1934 when it was amended and enforced. But I think most of us narrow the meaning down to films during that period that still contained the more risque elements that the Code was meant to stop.
  15. Someone at work gave me a copy of THE BOWERY off FMC. I couldn't believe the number of racial and ethnic slurs in that one. I don't think they missed offending anyone, Blacks, Chinese, Italians, Irish, and women. Jackie Cooper referring to women as "hairpins" was one I hadn't heard before. And that was the least offensive. I've seen a lot of pre-codes, but this was a shocker.
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