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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
  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 , sen
  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 movi
  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 no
  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 an
  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 ar
  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
  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
  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 equal
  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.
  16. I had found out that the 3 color technicolor print of 1936, the first musical feature in 3 color Technicolor, the dancing pirate was found in 2015. It was fixed up and H.D, also It's own by William Wade and films around the world. That at the time they were looking for a distributor. Then I saw at the t.c.m. shop that the DVD version of the film was being distrusted by reel vault. the date of release coincided with a few months after the 3colo version was restored. I had assumed it was the restored version. Wrong it was the old cine color version, put out on VHS back in the '90s. Worst they ad
  17. Well, AMC theater chain does still show 3d movies They were playing the IMAX 3D version and the real D 3d version. I wasn't ware the disaster that was about to happen. I went to see the real D 3D version of the film. When the theater announcer told the audience to put our glasses on, which I did, guess what? the 3D trailers were in 2d! yes, and all the jerks in the audience was looking at 2D with 3D glasses. I thought, maybe, when the feature came on it would double, the images. The image was also below the ratio of Panavision screen and dark. I ran to the manager and complained. He went to th
  18. For years I have had a horrible VHS version of a cine color version of the dancing pirate 1936. I felt that the technicolor version was gone forever. I just found out that in 2015 that a nitrate Technicolor print was found. Once it was cleaned up and converted into hi-def decision would be made the if it should be put on t.v. or Blu Ray and DVD. Since then nothing .what's the delay. Selfishness and greed .beucase of deregulations big and medium corporate distributor of classic films don't serve all classic film fans. Just the casual. They are the majority and don't want to equally serve the se
  19. This afternoon, yesterday, 09/9/18, Alicia Malone was introducing Kiss me Kate and she expresses misinformation. She claimed that by the time kiss me kate was released the 3D had died and it was flat, bull. M.g.m tested the 3D prints with the flat prints in different cities. The 3D prints won. It was released nationally in 3D from late in 53 through 54 in big major cities and small suburb theaters. If you don't believe me read the 3D archive. It's on the internet
  20. I read this years ago, but, do you know that Lionel Atwill was a swinger? I was surprised when I read it. He had an understanding wife. His home was on an Island, I forgot the name of it.He would have wild parties on the weekends, including stag films. Before a guest was allowed to come in, they had to go through an examination, by a real doctor, to make sure they had no disease. Knowing the Hays code, he was very discreet and kept it away from his work. The moguls knew what he did and were worried that if the public found out it would have a bad effect on the studio. Because of this, he ended
  21. Disney self-censored,"Song of the south", from being put on home video, for the sake of human rights. They then fired Rosanne Barr because of her insult jokes on Obama's associates, for the sake of human rights. More recently they did something else for the sake of human rights. The Corpcatters have been paying starving wages, with no benefits, against their employees. That's how liberal they really are. Remember the starving wages that Disney was paying to their employees, when he was alive, except for the 9 old gentlemen? he paid them well.
  22. Tonight, today, at after 1 a.m. 06/04/18, they are showing two Ingrid Bergan films, that they have shown so many times, Stromboli and A women's face. They,t.c.m., could have had the opportunity, instead to introduce one of Ingrid Bergman film, that has yet to be seen on Television the film she did in Germany back in 1937. Die Vier Gessellen, by Sacrificing the other feature. The reason why they have not premiered this.M y guess is that the c.e.o's were afraid that many of the casual classic film fans, the only one they serve, might not be aware that she was naive, at the time of what was goi
  23. The problem with this offer is that's not academic enough and more commercial than a real education on film history. It's focusing on just the popular. At least it works that way.
  24. The time Warner corporate fascist.look they did with the tribute to Conrad Viet, some time back, they only show his familiars they did not introduce his never before seen German talking classic, which they should of.Why time Warner was too stingy and reactionary to spend the extra money.The fascist recently has given a bad treatment to Micheal Curtis.They did do not introduce him never before seen silent classics, like Sodom and Gomorrah, that is available or his intact restored technicolor film classic Under a Texas moon 1930, which unlike bright light, the color is intact, since 1989.Time W
  25. When I saw it yesterday night, Sunday 25,2018.It was the silent version.At first, it did not make any sense.I was thinking that if this was for theaters, without sound equipment, then why the sound effects and music? then when the scene of the French women coming out including Yola D'Arvil, of the king of jazz fame, they were speaking.I guess that studios weren't sure if talkies were going to stick so they did a silent version with sound just in case.But see At that time people wanted to see a film that talked, just as they were still waiting for 3 color cinematography.Then I learned that univ
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