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Re: Imprint

#26 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 21, 2020 11:20 pm

KJones77 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Second announcement is Jack Smight's No Way to Treat a Lady
A completely forgettable movie despite Rod Steiger’s feverish overacting. I’m not sure I’ve even thought of it once in the decade since I saw it

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#27 Post by KJones77 » Fri May 22, 2020 12:01 am

In much better news, A Place in the Sun is the third announcement!

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#28 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 22, 2020 12:05 am

Excellent! Long in speculation as forthcoming from Criterion, but then they put their big George Stevens extras on Woman of the Year so who knows

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#29 Post by swo17 » Fri May 22, 2020 1:09 am

#4: The Carpetbaggers

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#30 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 22, 2020 1:11 am

The second-worst movie Hollywood ever made about Hollywood (though it held the top title until only quite recently with Trumbo’s usurpation)

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#31 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 22, 2020 1:16 am

Wonder if they’ll announce the spin-off (of sorts), Nevada Smith, which is also Paramount

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#32 Post by swo17 » Fri May 22, 2020 2:01 am

#5: Night Falls on Manhattan

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#33 Post by Grand Wazoo » Fri May 22, 2020 7:57 am

domino harvey wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:11 am
The second-worst movie Hollywood ever made about Hollywood (though it held the top title until only quite recently with Trumbo’s usurpation)
Where does The Oscar rank for you?

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#34 Post by willoneill » Fri May 22, 2020 8:26 am

swo17 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:01 am
#5: Night Falls on Manhattan
Audio commentary from Sidney Lumet ... I wonder why Paramount never put this on their original DVD.

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#35 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 22, 2020 11:06 am

Grand Wazoo wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:57 am
domino harvey wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:11 am
The second-worst movie Hollywood ever made about Hollywood (though it held the top title until only quite recently with Trumbo’s usurpation)
Where does The Oscar rank for you?
Oh, it’s up (down) there. But this is worse, if you can believe it!

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#36 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri May 22, 2020 4:56 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:05 am
Excellent! Long in speculation as forthcoming from Criterion, but then they put their big George Stevens extras on Woman of the Year so who knows
Criterion is saving it for Shelley Winters' beaucoup extras

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#37 Post by PfR73 » Fri May 22, 2020 5:54 pm

willoneill wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:26 am
swo17 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:01 am
#5: Night Falls on Manhattan
Audio commentary from Sidney Lumet ... I wonder why Paramount never put this on their original DVD.
They did, at least if you're referring to the US DVD release.

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#38 Post by JPJ » Fri May 29, 2020 3:53 am

Reports are coming in that Sorry,Wrong Number is a DNR'd mess.Shame,this was the title of the first wave that I was looking for.

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#41 Post by Finch » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:59 pm

Hopefully another label can source a better print or invest in a restoration.

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#42 Post by swo17 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:50 pm

I understand if this is somewhat out of their hands, but have there been any reports yet of a good transfer from this label?

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#43 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:04 pm

david hare praised their War of the Worlds transfer elsewhere

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#44 Post by nitin » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:39 am

Waterloo too I believe.

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#45 Post by rapta » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:19 am

I'm wondering who in the UK will have The War of the Worlds, as it looks like an incredible restoration and it's likely we can narrow it down to labels currently licensing from Paramount (Eureka, Indicator, Arrow). I also hope we see The Duellists too, and if the master is any good, A Place in the Sun too.

Imprint are doing some good work, it seems, but presumably some of these transfers would have been skipped by other labels due to the quality of the available master (e.g. Sorry Wrong Number). If I were importing, I'd be waiting for a review each time one of these Paramount titles was released.

PS: I know they're not released by Via Vision, but I'd also mention The Tenant and Invasion of the Body Snatchers as two more recent examples of decent Paramount transfers recently released in Australia that have yet to make it over here...I suppose it's only a matter of time, and I look forward to them!

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#46 Post by TMDaines » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:24 am

Apperson wrote:
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Sorry, Wrong Number@DVDBeaver... oof!
The screenshots aren't great, but I imagine this might look reasonable in motion. Anyone actually watched it first hand?

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#47 Post by david hare » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:45 pm

I cant manage screens here but this is my review of WoTW.
https://filmalert101.blogspot.com/2020/ ... ar-of.html

The 4K is exemplary and the encode for the Imprint disc is superb. The disc overall is really a very high quality release. Criterion which is also region locked will be hard pressed to beat it.

I have’t seen any of the other Imprint titles but it seems clear they are completely at the mercy of whatever masters Paramount holds. The Haskin was a golden egg début.

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#48 Post by david hare » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:04 pm

Sorry to say but I concur with Tooze, Sorry Wrong Number is possibly the worst encode I’ve seen of a 40s B&W studio film from Hollywood since the beginning of Blu Ray discs. The source looks like an uprez from god knows what which might have been taken from a multi gen exhibition print. It’s been contrast boosted, then blasted with grain mismanagement which makes the grain unstable, then it’s been ‘’smoothed’ which us not exactly DNR but something totally inorganic. It’s shit.

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#49 Post by TMDaines » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:52 am

Fair enough!

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#50 Post by tenia » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:09 am

From what I saw, it reminds me of Criterion's Madame de. It's so smooth it's smeary, and with a crappy encode that can't handle this properly, you get banding everywhere on top of it. it's so bad at times you'd be excused thinking it's not even sourced from a HD master.

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