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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:58 pm 

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1.) I'm trying to remember how rotary phones work but sticking the pencil in the dial when it's in mid-dial, would that have the same effect as leaving it off the hook?


Yes, once the receiver is picked up to dial (even in mid-dial), it is "off the hook"......which has become a well-worn catchphrase of its own.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:00 pm 
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New restoration of Woman in the Window coming to Kino!
They obviously got this done real quick because they were reading our Lang list thread.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:53 am 
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Old Ironsides and Covered Wagon will be out in 2018, according to their Facebook.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:14 pm 

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The Reincarnation of Peter Proud and Special Delivery due in 2018 for the first time in both Blu-ray and DVD.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:21 pm 
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Beaver on Take the Money & Run, which thankfully looks not to be a complete disaster like Prizzi's Honor


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:45 pm 
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Sorry -- put this on another thread by mistake. All the way at the bottom is an interesting bit of info:

Coming November 21st! Only on Blu-ray!
FRITZ LANG: THE SILENT FILMS
Includes 32 Page Booklet with essay by Tom Gunning
12 discs - Region A
Disc 1:
THE SPIDERS (Die Spinnen)
1919-1920 Germany 173 Min. Color Tinted
Part One: THE GOLDEN SEA 69 Min.
Part Two: THE DIAMOND SHIP 104 Min.
Music composed and performed by Ben Model
Disc 2:
HARAKIRI
1919 Germany 87 Min. Color Tinted
Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann
THE WANDERING SHADOW (Das Wandernde Bild)
1920 Germany 67 Min. Color Tinted
Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann
Note: Both films on Disc 2 are standard definition masters that have been up-converted for Blu-ray release.
Disc 3:
FOUR AROUND THE WOMAN(Kämpfende Herzen / Hearts in Struggle / Vier um die Frau)
1921 Germany 84 Min. Color Tinted
Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann
Disc 4:
DESTINY (Der müde Tod)
1921 Germany 98 Min. Color Tinted
Music composed by Cornelius Schwehr, performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB)
SPECIAL FEATURES:
• Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
• Restoration demonstration footage
• 2016 Re-release trailer
Discs 5-6
DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER (Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler)
1922 Germany 270 Min. B&W
Music (2001) by Aljoscha Zimmermann
SPECIAL FEATURES:
• “The Story Behind Dr. Mabuse,” (52 Min.), a three-part documentary exploring the musical score by Aljoscha Zimmermann, the career of novelist Norbert Jacques, and an analysis of the film
Discs 7-8:
DIE NIBELUNGEN
1924-1925 Germany Color Tinted
Disc 7: SIEGFRIED 149 Min.
Disc 8: KRIEMHILD’S REVENGE 131 Min.
Original score by Gottfried Huppertz
Performed by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
SPECIAL FEATURES:
• “The Legacy of the Nibelungen,” a 68-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film, by Guido Altendorf and Anke Wilkening
• Newsreel footage taken on the set
Disc 9:
METROPOLIS
UFA 1927 Germany 148 Min. B&W
Original Score: Gottfried Huppertz
Performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB)
SPECIAL FEATURES:
• “Voyage to Metropolis,” a 50-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film
• Interview with Paula Felix-Didier, curator of the Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires, where previously missing footage was discovered
Disc 10:
SPIES (Spione)
1928 Germany 150 Min. B&W
Piano score (2005) by Neil Brand
SPECIAL FEATURES:
• “Spies: A Small Film With Lots of Action” (2006, 72 Min.) a documentary by Guido Altendorf and Anke Wilkening
• Original German theatrical trailer (5 min.) courtesy of the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna
Disc 11:
WOMAN IN THE MOON (Frau im Mond)
1929 Germany 169 Min. B&W
Piano score (2005) by Javier Pérez de Azpeitia.
SPECIAL FEATURES:
• “Woman in the Moon: The First Scientific Science Fiction Film,” a documentary on the making of the film (14 Min.)
Disc 12 (Bonus Disc):
THE PLAGUE OF FLORENCE (Pest in Florenz)
1919 Germany 102 Min. B&W
Directed by Otto Rippert - Screenplay by Fritz Lang
Based on “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe
Music (2014): Uwe Dierksen.
Note: SPIES and WOMAN IN THE MOON have been re-authored to correct an error in the aspect ratio that appeared in the first pressing of the single-disc Blu-ray releases.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:54 pm 
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Wow they actually admitted and fixed an error! Kudos are in order, though didn't they throw a tantrum and deny it at the time?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:10 pm 
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Wow they actually admitted and fixed an error! Kudos are in order, though didn't they throw a tantrum and deny it at the time?


Yeah, they did -- now they need to start an exchange program for those of us who bought that first run of improperly mastered Blu-Rays. I'm not holding my breath. This would be an attractive box set if I didn't already own all of it that I want on Blu-Ray already.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:37 pm 
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It's a great set for me, as I never upgraded my MOCs so I can keep them for the extras and get these for the Blu-ray transfers


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:23 am 

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Sinbad of the Seven Seas was also announced today, in case anyone was wondering or interested.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:06 pm 
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Excellent:

Coming November 14th on DVD and Blu-ray!
2K restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
THE LAST LAUGH (1924) (2-Disc Set) - Directed by F.W. Murnau - Production Design: Edgar G. Ulmer - Starring Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz
SPECIAL FEATURES:
• New musical score (2017) by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra
• Original 1924 score by Giuseppe Becce, orchestrated by Detlev Glanert (2003)
• Audio commentary by film historian Noah Isenberg
• “The Last Laugh: The Making of,” a 40-minute documentary
• Bonus DVD featuring the unrestored export version with music by Timothy Brock, performed by the Olympia Chamber Orchestra


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:42 pm 
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Roscoe wrote:
Drucker wrote:
Wow they actually admitted and fixed an error! Kudos are in order, though didn't they throw a tantrum and deny it at the time?


Yeah, they did -- now they need to start an exchange program for those of us who bought that first run of improperly mastered Blu-Rays. I'm not holding my breath. This would be an attractive box set if I didn't already own all of it that I want on Blu-Ray already.


Many people on Facebook and other message boards have asked about a replacement program but all questions have been ignored so far...


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