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Everything posted by Zoetrope

  1. Warner Home Video is running a special promotion for blu-ray buyers: http://warnerbros.eprize.net/goblu/index.tbapp It's basically "buy 5, get 1 free (plus shipping and handling)" and it expires on 4/6/2010. The list of titles elegible is obviously subject to change, but right now it includes the UCE's of "Gone with the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz", as well as the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (which is not yet formally announced).
  2. Lynn, What is your source on this story? I'm curious because "Cover Girl" isn't even on the current schedule for the Stanford Theater (at least not the one in Palo Alto). http://www.stanfordtheatre.org/stf/calendars/Winter%202009.html Could it have been some other Stanford Theater? Or could it have been a _private_ screening?
  3. dvdbeaver.com has posted a review of a _region-free_ blu-ray player, which is currently selling at online stores for about $350 plus shipping: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/hardwarereviews/momitsu_bdp-899.htm
  4. This one sounds vaguely familiar. I used the search function to try to find any previous mention of this, and nothing came up. Sorry if it's been mentioned before. Jack Lemmon Film Collection - Phffft! (1954) Operation Mad Ball (1957) Notorious Landlady, The (1962) Under The Yum Yum Tree (1963) Good Neighbor Sam (1964) - Sony Pictures (Scheduled for June 9) Also, *The Graduate will get confused on Blu-Ray in June* MGM Home Entertainment has added a Blu-Ray Disc version of the 1967 Academy-Award winner The Graduate to their release line-up. Uncertain of what he wants to do
  5. According to Video Business, Netflix is now boosting the blu-ray surcharge for subscribers who receive blu-ray discs: http://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6647771.html *Netflix boosts Blu-ray subscription pricing* Adoption, selection jump in recent months By Danny King -- Video Business, 3/30/2009 MARCH 30 | Netflix will increase the price it's charging subscribers for access to Blu-ray Disc titles next month as both its high-definition disc inventory and adoption of the option has surged in the past few months. Netflix's Blu-ray premium will range between $1 a month for
  6. > {quote:title=filmlover wrote:}{quote} > Something worth noting is that "Knight Without Armour" was Miklos Rozsa's first film score. Well, one thing is for sure: I am going to enjoy listening to this movie, as well as watching it.
  7. > {quote:title=jcphelps wrote:}{quote} > Well I for one will be watching, I appreciate all his picks, especially the 1934 Showboat. I have been waiting for that to re air, I missed half of it one day. So I'm thrilled. It's actually _1936_. But the important thing is that it's a great adaptation of the Jerome Kern musical, a version which some consider better in some ways than the more widely seen MGM version of the 50s.
  8. From digitalbits.com: Yeah, remember how we said the 1:45 PM post was going to be our last for the week? Not so much. But there's a good reason we came back with one last post today: Amazon.com has just revealed at least the preliminary box art for Warner's forthcoming Gone with the Wind: Ultimate Collector's Edition and Wizard of Oz: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray Disc box sets. And the surprise is that the retailer is already taking pre-orders for both of them, with each priced at an $84.99 SRP but selling for $59.49 on Amazon. Street dates and other specs and details are still TBA
  9. > {quote:title=filmlover wrote:}{quote} > This is a theme I have been waiting awhile for as I enjoyed so many of the Korda films on TV when I was young. It's probably been about 30-40 years since I have seen Knight Without Armour. I'm not sure that I've ever seen "Knight Without Armor", but I certainly look forward to it. As for this Thursday's Korda movies, I don't believe any of them are premieres, in fact I think they've all been shown recently. But hopefully anyone who hasn't had a chance to watch them will enjoy some of them.
  10. Has anyone here gotten the *Pinocchio* blu-ray yet? I haven't because I'd been worried when I read that Disney was now going to be adding "painted panels" to the sides of this non-anamorphic movie to "fill out" the sides of the wider HDTV screens. I actually had considered passing on this title, but I read today in digitalbits.com that the panels can be switched off. Don't really know how many people will appreciate this dubious feature, but as long as they can be switched off, I guess I won't mind.
  11. > {quote:title=CelluloidKid wrote:}{quote} > This wasn't bad either! > > You mean, aside from the tragic accident that cost Vic Morrow his life?
  12. Writer and director John Landis sits down with Robert Osborne on March 16 to present some of his favorite movies: * The Navigator * Fatty Arbuckle Comedy Shorts: Mabel and Fatty’s Wash Day (1915), Fatty and Mable’s Simple Life (1915) and He Did and He Didn’t (1916). * The Brain That Wouldn't Die * Show Boat (1936) * Frenzy http://www.tcm.com/thismonth/article.jsp?cid=218673
  13. One of the most fascinating themes TCM has presented in a while is this retrospective of the movies by the Korda Bros., presented each Thursday in March. It includes a total of 21 movies: * Marius - 3/5 * Reserved for Ladies - 3/5 * Wedding Rehearsal - 3/5 * The Private Life of Henry VIII - 3/5 * Richard III - 3/5 * Rembrandt - 3/12 * That Hamilton Woman - 3/12 * Vacation from Marriage - 3/12 * The Third Man - 3/12 * Fire Over England - 3/12 * Drums - 3/19 * The Jungle Book - 3/19 * The Four Feathers (1939) - 3/19 * Cry, the Beloved Country (1951) - 3/19 * Sahara - 3/19
  14. Just in case anyone in the NYC area is interested: Reality and Charm in a Feast for Cineastes By STEPHEN HOLDEN When the C?sar awards (the French Oscars) are presented Friday night at the Th??tre du Ch?telet in Paris, “Mesrine” and “S?raphine,” two films going head to head with 19 nominations between them, will represent the visceral and cerebral extremes of Gallic cinema. The good news for American audiences is that both contenders — the two-part, four-hour gangster epic “Mesrine,” which has 10 nominations, and “S?raphine,” a portrait of the early-20th-century painter S?raphine de Se
  15. Well, it could be because of Harrison Ford. But it might also be that the original movie is older than the sequel by more than 15 years and they need extra time to restore it so it looks good on blu-ray.
  16. Thank you for bumping this thread. I watched the webcast a while back and found it fascinating. Do you think there's any chance we could persuade TCM to do this on a more regular basis? Maybe he can talk about each new Star of the Month or about any other themes they have each month.
  17. I'm all for a reappraisal of Mickey Rourke's career. Maybe some day *Nine and 1/2 Weeks* will even be considered a classic.
  18. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > ?Mutiny on the Bounty?. > > All my bosses seemed like Captain Bligh, and I?ve been very lucky not to have been hanged from the highest yardarm in the British (or any other) fleet. Didn't you say in another thread that you had worked in TV? Or am I thinking about someone else? Well, it sounds like a life full of risk and adventure. Hopefully you never had to worry about scurvy.
  19. Just read in dvdbeaver that a new "Lola Montes" is being released on DVD in Britain. Hopefully it will be a better transfer than the old US one from Fox Lorber: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001P0WLNS/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim
  20. > {quote:title=filmlover wrote:}{quote} > I really must add in the story of the Trolley from Hell that several of us were on. Will do so in a day or so. You tease...
  21. > {quote:title=ChelseaRialtoStudios wrote:}{quote} > THE LONG NIGHT was produced by the Hakim brothers and merely distributed in its initial run by RKO. KINO obtained the rights and has released it on DVD. A TCM telecast would be most welcome! Wonder why Warner Home Video wasn't able to hold on to the rights. I thought they had pretty much all of the RKO films.
  22. Agreed. I was very happy to hear the Postal Service was issuing stamps honoring her this year. Have you already bought yours?
  23. We were somewhat late in sending in for the coupons, so its probably going to be a while before we get ours. Hopefully, this thread will still be around in a few weeks for anyone who gets their converter box in the coming months.
  24. Judging from the May schedule, not only is TCM definitely NOT turning into AMC, it actually continues to find new things to offer its viewers, such as the 007 movies. Those are going to be huge crowd-pleasers, I'm sure. And as some have pointed out, there's a few movies that haven't been seen in a long time, like *The Big Parade*
  25. I don't know whether this qualifies as a horror flick or a spoof, but fans of Bruce Campbell's movies will probably enjoy it. It basically has Bruce playing himself and becoming contacted by someone to fight a "real" monster and Bruce going along thinking it's actually all just a gag set up by his manager. There are a few laughs, maybe not as many as in Bruce's other, more famous movies, and he's good with the more self-depreciating humor. It could have been a bit shorter, maybe, but for genre fans it will probably seem just right.
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