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  1. Although M.r. Furmanek mainly works on restoring 3D film classics, for 30 years he was an archivist for the abbot and Costello estate.One of their hits is dying and in need of restoring and preserving,"Africa Screams." As he put it it's slowly deteriorating .He has put on a fund raiser at Kick Starter to raise the money up by December 30th to have it fixed.I donated 35 dollars and in return I will receive a Blu - ray copy with my name on the credits to contribution of funds for restoring it and for the website version of the publicity book.Although this wasn't one of my favorite classics I'm looking forward in it's new pristine look. I've seen poor copies on t.v.
  2. It seems that finally the 3D archives is going to restore Universals first shot for Widescreen and stereophonic sound 3D western classic Wings of the Hawk. Reading info from i.m.d.b under the list of films in 3d of the 1950's, The movie will be ratio in it's original wide screen one by eighty five by one and the stereo will be recreated since the original stereo sound track is has been lost and the surviving two reels of it are in poor shape. the archives is also going to working on Taza son of Cochise in it's original 3d and widescreen too.
  3. After a tough struggle, Edward Laruso has completed the restoration of the 1916 Viola Danes classic Thomas Edison's The innocence fo Ruth. Those of us who had put 25 or more Just got our free copies. It's now available from him for 25 dollars. It has a beautiful box cover. So if your interest in a rarity for the silent era You got to contact Him form Kickstand. Just type the film title on the web and you will get to it.
  4. As I was afraid thanks to The Republicans and Republicrats both supporting their den of thieves of big corporations rather than you and I and the rest of the whole populous . This could hurt home video, especially the porn business . Brown shirt Hollywood Corcatters would campaign to have it wiped out in the name of women's rights They would have power to ban third Reich and Russian communist regime classic films from home video. These Darth vaders will outlaw the t.v. set cable ,satalite, internet to elimination any thing that competes with movie houses. Please contact your congressman , senators opposing the elimination of this rule or no more stereo plazma t.v.'s internet .This has to be stopped.
  5. Yes, A recently restored silent film classic aided by many of us classic film fans financially through fundraising, "Kick Stand. " The innocence of Ruth". A very rare Viola Danes vehicles. Produced by The Thomas Edison company in 1916.Five reels.New music score. Directed by John H. Collins. Coming soon to the silent film Market DVD.
  6. That women who was explaining about Emil Janning ,after Faust ,10/ 12/ 29, left many things out about him. The reason why he left Hollywood was because his accent was to thick for American talkies .He needed to make a living in acting at all cost. He went back back to Germany to continue his career. Unfortunately he did make films under the Nazi dictatorship. Many of these did films were no different than Hollywood films ,light entertainment dramas. After the war the American military took over Germany Jannings was black listed from doing any movies period. He did not want to do American movies. Any how settled down at his farm and he was dying of cancer. Since 2001 T.C.M. has been pseudo liberal against showing any more films ,except what they have repeated , Munchausen ,Olympia and Titanic, made during the Nazi dictatorship. Not even right after .They treat this genre like porn. It would be nice if T.C. M . were more open to bad history they would show Emile Jannings later films and the audience would learn more about him, inspire of what he did. Remember. T. C. M. has explored our own dark side. This hypocritical. . .
  7. I was wrong in my earlier views in some ways. I had not seen the film yet. When I saw it on t.c.m the stereo sound was restored or recreated, although it wasn't cropped for widescreen, as the 3D archive under the history of widescreen stated that paramount had cropped their one by thirty-seven by one ratio films to one by Sixty six by one ratio for the new wides screen theaters, releasing them in 53 were adapting until the studios were able to shoot widescreen films. So the ratio on this feature was correct.
  8. Bob Furmanek and the3d archive have raised half the money for the restoration fo Mexicos first 3D film," the sword of Granada. They are still asking for donations on kickstand still. If you want to donate go the Blu -Ray .com and type the Spanish version of the title on search.Then the web page will appear and a print of the poster and kickstand web address to go to. Bob stated years ago that he expects to break even in this film, so he putting art first before profit. Youtube has a before restoration segment in anaglyphic form. It looks good, but it shows that it needs fixing. It's in its none widescreen form too. Katy Jurado is at her best, compare to her American films, but Ceasar Romero own Spanish speaking voice is dubbed by another actor. Could it be that he had forgotten his own language and he was speaking the words poorly and had to have his voice dubbed?
  9. Do you know that in 1953, when this was released, although it was shot on one by thirty seven- one and recorded in monaural sound. It was reframed for none anamorphic widescreen and was remixed for stereophonic sound for the premiere. It's unfortunate that the video presentation on t.c.m. was not restored for the way it was premiered. The stereo sound could have been extracted from the mono soundtrack. Remember Shane was shot on the small screen but was premiered in artificial widescreen and ever since then has been played as one by sixty-six by one with the remix stereo soundtrack on video and t.c.m. I guess the distributor did not want to spend the extra money and felt it wasn't worth showing it the original enhanced premiere. It could have preserved that night.
  10. Those bosses at t.c.m. really tell Their employees to say crazy things to tv viewers sees of t.c.m. If you're a True fan of classic films as opposed to a t.c.m fan, you question those introducing the film or saying comments. After the house of wax was over Mr. David like Robert Osborn was experiencing how the 3d of this film was a gimmick. The 3d in the 53 listed through 54 and 55, then some reissues of the earlier 3d films were released in some theaters in some cities in 1957.W ell, it was short but 3d has never been a gimmick except those who hate it. There are haters. The fact 3d movies are made today converted from 2D and released in the summertime and fall. In kick, start funds are being raised, through donations, to restored Mexicos first 3D film, "The sword of Granada as part of the compile of never before seen3D shorts in 3D rarities part 2, which if they get enough money by July the 3rd, Mr. Furmanek will first have it released in premiere in los Angeles or New York at the theater, then released it through flicker alley on Blu Ray in middle of 2020. Don't hold your breath, we might all be dead by that time. You would think that Fathom events would occasionally include releasing a restored 3D classic of 53 at the theaters for the three-day events for 3D d.c.p.'s Like Kiss me Kate or House of wax or dial m for Murder, through renting the files, since 2013 over more than a dozen classic been restored thanks to the 3d archives. The problem is that Fathom event is tied with t.c.m. who is anti 3D, not even anaglyphic version of the 3D classic they will show. So Fathom would not consider .Mr Furmanek stated that film in a blog would not make big money and he breaks even. I was going to suggest to him that once the restoration is finished and after he had premiered it in La and New York City that he try to get fathom events to show it in various theater in different states in the 3-day engagement, which would give a chance for those with no 3D t.v. set or Blu - ray 3D player to see It first and only time in 3D. That's when learned t.c.m. was connected with Fathom events and probably would not consider as a result. On kick start, you can donate as low as 10 dollars to 10 thousand. In the 10 thousand gifts you will receive two free airplane tickets and accommodations and theater tickets to see the premiere of the 3d film, once it's complete. They got until July the 3rd to raise the funds through donations. Mr. David in the comment stated that he loves to see the house of wax in 3d one day to see the ball come out. Well, it's on Blu -ray still and there are used and unbought 3D t.v sets around and 3d Blu ray player round around. Just have to have an arm an leg or good credit. That was the lines that Mr. David was expressing he probably memorized.
  11. When t.c.m broadcasted both Ride Vaquero ride and take the high ground they attempted to show it in its widescreen ratio but ended up in just taking the 4 by 3 version and stretched it out giving everyone a fat look. Now I remember seeing the high ground on the movie channel in stereo. This version was mono. Then I read for video version the sound was just remixed, originally it was stereo, but that's probably lost too, like many pre cinemascope films of 53. T.c.m. need to fix the ratios of these films. Take the high ground was one by seven five by one. Now Vaquero's wide screen was artificial it was never shot in Widescreen. it was just cropped for widescreen by the projectionist.
  12. Even though it was not the best single strip Cinerama Featured to be put out, obviously, when it was finally premiered in 2009 at the Pacific Cinerama Dome on sunset blvd, Hollywood La, it was only played once, here is the reason for getting it. It is an orphan film of M.g.m and thank goodness, Time Warner does not own it because it would have never been restored. It was the third Cinerama film produced by m.g.m and the first single strip Cinerama feature when production began in 63. George Sanders and Buddy Hackett and little Lorrain Powers and beautiful Budapest, before Liberation, holds the film up. There are just a few problems like there is a kid detective name Honorable Augusts Smythe and the movie don't give credit to the actor. These are just minor problems. The restored 70mm cartoon short, " Tale of Old Whiff," without smell o vision. A fortress of peace, a 70mm Cinerama short about maneuvers practice by the Swiss military. Although the cartoon was not smiled box cause it was not a Cinerama made Cartoon. It's worth collecting.
  13. I have to say that those classic film fans who take opportunity to go to those event are truly casual fans. They are just vacationers using film history as an excuse to take a trip and don't really care about film history., In general . You see I take trips to and I also take opportunity where I go, unless there is something that's there that I wanted to see or buy then I am at the right place at the right time T. C. M . vacationers are not real classic film fans not by my standards. They are just fans of what T . C. M . has to offer.
  14. I saw that message on t.c.m. about that scholar program for actors and filmmakers of ethnicity. I can't help to feel that since this is a big corporation who might be behind this that, they are actually exploiting these possible future talents for the color of their skin, for tax shelters, rather than helping them in their talent. This is the reason why Dave Chapell quit his own show. He discovered that the white producer hires him for the color of his skin and not for his talents, possibly for tax shelter reasons too. This is an insult. .No decent ethnic person loves that.T hat is not equality. Equality is risking not being chosen due to lack of talent or not enough, just like the others as much as being chosen for being the best talent.
  15. Finally, the Blu- ray 3d version of Jivaro id going be released in March. Pre-orders are being offered at Amazon and Kino Lorber. This was Rhonda Fleming third 3D film and Fernando Lamas's second. Just discovers that character actor, Robert Keith was Brian Keith's dad. I did not know that until I read about Jivaro.
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