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  1. For anyone out there whom may know, I am wondering how close dubbed versions of old Jackie Chan films are to their native language counterparts? I've recently watched WHO AM I? (1998), TWIN DRAGONS (1992), DRAGON LORD (1982), OPERATION CONDOR (1991), ARMOUR OF GOD {for some ridiculous reason titled OPERATION CONDOR II: ARMOUR OF GOD} (1986), PROJECT A (1983), PROJECT A: PART II (1987) WHEELS ON MEALS (1984), and CITY HUNTER (1993). Now Jackie does speak English in some of these, so I have to assume what is said is what was originally intended, but when he is dubbed things get REALLY crazy an
  2. HA! Thanks for all the responses. I too scanned everything I posted and did not see PITFALL (1948), but I wanted to double check so I decided to ask the community. Funny thing Dargo, I've never found Lizabeth Scott particularly attractive. And honestly I wasn't really a fan of her until I saw TOO LATE FOR TEARS (1949) on NOIR ALLEY. I bought that Blu-Ray immediately. I actually did not end up buying that PITFALL (1948) Blu-Ray this week. Right after I posted here I was contacted by someone in the Babylon 5 community about an item I have been trying to get my hands on, so the money
  3. So I am about to buy PITFALL (1948) on Blu-Ray, but I can't remember what I thought of it. I decided to stop by and read what I said when I saw it on NOIR ALLEY. Scanned all my posts and PITFALL didn't catch my eye. ..... Anyone remember what I thought of it? ..... 🤣😂🤣 I hope everyone is doing well, or as well as they can be. Sorry I didn't read through the hundred or more pages since my last post to catch up on what I have been missing. (I'm just glad my login still worked.)
  4. Haven't read any comments yet. Been having internet issues so I didn't catch the whole movie. I went ahead an bought it since it is one of two Greenstreet Lorre pictures I don't have yet. Hopefully I will see the whole thing by the end of the week.
  5. The more details are depressing. Just know that it is not fun to be out with such a woman and watch her rub her **** on literally every person on a dance floor, but you for hours. Well briefly you, but only briefly. The rest of the time she tried to get rid of you. Until she needed you again for a ride. And again later when she needed you to possibly bail her out of jail. That is the briefest outline of what happened. (This is a basic outline of Looney's entire life experience.) Oooo TCM Edit. How about "booty" TCM?
  6. So I was scanning what I have missed in the passed several weeks and saw this, but never saw that laffite was given and answer and I didn't answer sooooo. LOL When I originally signed up for Sling there was a $20 package, so with TCM it would have been $25. There was also a $25 package - which I have-, with TCM $30. Of course I don't know what their current pricing is, but I probably should. (Note I did go looking from pricing and what I found says the pricing is as I stated, but that wasn't actually on Sling's site so I don't know if it is still accurate.) THIS GUN FOR HIRE (1942) -
  7. Do you know the reasons the Programs were canceled? I am too lazy to look it up myself.
  8. Okay so just to add to what I already started. I can't really justify even a dollar a day for a streaming service just to access TCM. I am already paying for, HULUPLUS, Netflix Streaming AND DVD service, Amazon Prime, MLBTV, on top of $30 a month for Sling. That is also why all of the options people have given me are not panning out so far. They are even more expensive than Sling and for instance Hulu Live doesn't have any sports. Like I said, it isn't just me watching. If it were just me I wouldn't worry about the sports and put the MLB money into Sling. LOL CLASH BY NIGHT (1952)
  9. REALLY?! I already have HULU, but I've never seen any mention. I will investigate immediately. THANKS and thanks Dr. Somnabula for the Cord Cutters link. 👍
  10. Saw it Thursday evening. It was exactly what I expected. Did NOT care for it, but I would LOVE to see them try to spin a Batman Sequel out of this and with a ninety three million dollar opening weekend I'm sure they might try. I can't see LEAF Phoenix's Joker being much of a foil for any incarnation of Batman. I gotta say that I do have a problem with them pointing to him being seriously mentally ill, but I am glad that he knew it. Would I ever sit through this again. NOPE. And honestly I think with Phoenix's acting chops this could have been better. I blame Todd Phillips. He should no
  11. TRAPPED (1949) I really enjoyed it. I admit that Bridges disappearance does create a shift, but I also see it as an interesting twist - at least structurally. I admit that the having Sylvester (James Todd) be the vanquished villain was lacking, but it was still a decent idea for an On-The-Fly turn of events due to Bridges' illness. I have to admit that my favorite part of the film, and the aspect that may lead to me purchasing this little gem, was John Hoyt. His performance was good, but just the fact that he was playing against his typecasting thrilled me. LOL OKAY TCM FA
  12. THE HARDER THEY FALL (1956) I admit I have seen this one a few times. Predictable, but WOW that is a hell of a movie. The acting is so fabulous and I LOVE so many of those pretty pictures of the cities. The script is fantastic. I do understand how some could get bored with the subject matter, but it is just so well done. So many things one could discuss, but I think one of the most unique things about this movie is the scene where Nick (Steiger) tries to get Beth (Sterling) to play ball. Most of the rest of the movie is following a pretty well formulated and predictable structure.
  13. Prejudice. It was basically a re-reading of the movie script with some slight alterations. Another change I remember was Steve Brodie was not Floyd Bowers. Bowers was voiced by someone else.
  14. I don't know if the hour long SUSPENSE CROSSFIRE is better than the movie, but I also don't know how you could tell. I can't believe how much of what is in the movie made it into the radio program. It seemed like almost everything was the same. One place I noticed seemed a bit more rushed was when Montgomery kills Floyd. If I remember correctly there was more dialogue in the movie before the actual act. I'm sure there was more abbreviation than that in the SUSPENSE play, but that is the only thing I can remember off the top of my head. It was excellent.
  15. Thanks to some internet issues I was unable to watch NOCTURN (1946) when it aired on NOIR ALLEY last weekend. I watched it Friday night, here were my thoughts. NOCTURN (1946) Tonight I learned I am NOT a George Raft fan. I guess this movie just rubbed me the wrong way, especially Raft. I saw no glimmer of talent in him, though I assume there must be – or at least he can dance. LOL The rest of the cast was really good, but Raft just blah. My other big issues would be some of the logic involved. I feel there was no indication that Joe was acting differently as a detective than h
  16. For those who follow such things, after Saturday night I put this Blu-Ray on my wishlist and yesterday I noticed Amazon dropped the price from $39.99 to . . . . https://www.amazon.com/Big-Clock-Blu-ray-Ray-Milland/dp/B07NHPLHTG/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=the+big+clock&qid=1568226329&s=gateway&sr=8-4 . . . . so yeah I immediately made that purchase. Thought everyone should know because that is a great movie. The DVD price isn't too bad either.
  17. THE BIG CLOCK (1948) All I needed to hear was Charles Laughton and I knew I was in for a treat, but then add Elsa Lanchester and there is pretty much no way I was falling asleep last night. What and "absolute treat" indeed. I loved it start to finish. The only way it could have been better was more Laughton and Lanchester. And mysterious Henry (Harry) Morgan was great too, but I wish there had been a bit more to his character. And I love seeing Philip Van Zandt in anything. Not only do I enjoy his work, but I immediately think of The Three Stooges. That is probably not something Mr
  18. You say that as if I am not worthy. I will certainly admit that I have not seen enough Noir and I claim no expertise. For some reason the only thing that stands out where Andrews really impressed me was THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (1942). It is true, though, I've only seen a handful of Andrew's films. And in my humble defense of not seeing enough Noir or Andrews films, I pretty much watch everything. I am only lacking in the Noir category because there are FAR too many categories to cover. The only reason I post so much here is because Noir Alley has become a TCM event I can usually f
  19. WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (1956) I was disappointed on soooo many levels. I love Vincent Price and Ida Lupino. The fact that they were both in this film was about the only highlight. Definitely feel this is my least favorite Lang film. I think my big issue is that there is a great plot here and it is relegated to being a subplot. Focusing on a contest between people I had no interest in really spoiled it. I don't think they should have focused on the killer, but I didn't really like the people they focused on so it wasn't very interesting. Somewhere in the middle there is a place where
  20. I don't know what you people are talking about. I've never been to New York, but I've seen MANY movies that have shown me this is exactly what it looks like. I think you all got confused. Some of these scenes were taking place very late at night, after people put all of their cars away in their garages. THE PEOPLE AGAINST O'HARA (1951) I enjoyed this one, but not so much Tracy. He was okay, but I honestly felt he seemed a bit drunk the whole time. This might be the first time I wish Eddie hadn't said anything in the prologue. Maybe the fact that he mentioned Trac
  21. THE TATTOOED STRANGER (1950) Well let me just say that I think the poster is more interesting than the film , but the film was okay. I liked the plot, but as misswonderly3 pointed out I would have liked more closure. There is a lot behind this stranger and we never really get to know him. I do feel this plot deserved better than some of the weaker performances, but I am also glad it wasn't overly melodramatic. All and all I am very glad I saw it if only for some of those great shots cigarjoe pointed out. I won't be adding this one to my collection, but it was an interesting exercise.
  22. Yeah things were so much easier when I lived in L.A. (from a collectibles standpoint.)
  23. WOW! Thanks for all the responses. I have many collectibles and a meager autograph collection, but what my brother purchased is beyond most anything I have so I want to be certain things are done correctly. As yanceycravat said above, "we are merely custodians". That is definitely true for what my brother bought. He bought real pieces of history, not just a signature. So glad I revived this thread because I will be coming back to it. My next question might be about spotting forgeries. (And how you find addresses to mail a request letter in this day and age?)
  24. My brother recently acquired two ULTRA-RARE autographed scripts from the 1950's. I told him I would investigate proper storage and preservation options. Any opinions or fact based knowledge on how to preserve these pieces of history? I want to make sure this is done correctly because they are each one of a kind. If anyone knows what I need to do or where I need to turn to find out what I need to do please don't hesitate to speak up. I will be evaluating all options.
  25. Does anyone know a lot about serious collecting? My brother recently acquired a couple of ULTRA-RARE autographed scripts from the 1950's and I told him I would investigate proper storage and preservation. If anyone has any knowledge or could at least point me in a good general direction it would be greatly appreciated.
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