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by countryslicker
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kevin Brownlow's HOLLYWOOD on Amazon Prime
Replies: 29
Views: 3148

Re: Kevin Brownlow's HOLLYWOOD on Amazon Prime

I also bought a few years ago a DVD set transferred from the laserdisc set. Purchased from the USA, good price, excellent NTSC quality, and it will alway be a pleasure to re-watch :D . Glad I took the opportunity to get it. How many DVDs comprise your set? I see two versions for sale, both on DVDs ...
by countryslicker
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: Best "bad" singing in a classic era film?
Replies: 32
Views: 4530

Re: Best "bad" singing in a classic era film?

Is it just me, or is Ruby Keeler's voice deeper than Dick Powell's in that number?😂 I will say she's cute as a button in "Pettin' in the Park". I reckon you're right!. Thoroughly enjoy her acting dancing and singing in all her films. Would NEVER :evil: consider her a "bad" singer. I have the 9 Film...
by countryslicker
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kevin Brownlow's HOLLYWOOD on Amazon Prime
Replies: 29
Views: 3148

Re: Kevin Brownlow's HOLLYWOOD on Amazon Prime

I also bought a few years ago a DVD set transferred from the laserdisc set. Purchased from the USA, good price, excellent NTSC quality, and it will alway be a pleasure to re-watch :D . Glad I took the opportunity to get it.
by countryslicker
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kevin Brownlow's HOLLYWOOD on Amazon Prime
Replies: 29
Views: 3148

Re: Kevin Brownlow's HOLLYWOOD on Amazon Prime

There is a website that sells DVDs off the laserdiscs and the copies are very good. I found it by googling. I have seen a copy of the DVDs referred to. The transfers off laserdisc are extremely good....much better thanI expected. My question is: why would a company like Amazon Prime show this well-...
by countryslicker
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Security Certificate
Replies: 33
Views: 5768

Re: Security Certificate

I usually have to log in a half dozen times.It states I'm logged in successfully, then when I click on Newest Posts I have to log in again, and so ithe merry go round goes on until I eventually have success. Posting is usually impossible. I'm using Chrome on an Android tablet. I'm also getting the f...
by countryslicker
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Can anyone suggest a £20 Classic Ebay Blu Ray?
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Can anyone suggest a £20 Classic Ebay Blu Ray?

If you're interested in classic foreign film, the 1934 french version of Les Miserables from Masters of Cinema is available from eBay.uk on BluRay for less than 8 pounds. A stunning production from Raymond Bertrand - well worth considering!
by countryslicker
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: King Kong Coming to Broadway
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: King Kong Coming to Broadway

This is the same musical that I posted about in October 2013 regarding the upcoming premiere here in Melbourne Australia:

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I clicked on the first link I supplied at that time and it took me straight to the Broadway show.
by countryslicker
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cataloging your disc collection electronically
Replies: 26
Views: 4714

Re: Cataloging your disc collection electronically

IMHO using some sort of database is much safer than any online method. For several years I've been using "Movie Collector" from Collectorz.com on my Mac and my Android tablet and mobile (cell) phone. There are other versions available for PC, iPad and iPhone. Extremely happy with what it does. My co...
by countryslicker
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Old Movies in HD: An Ongoing Guide
Replies: 545
Views: 304412

Re: Old Movies in HD: An Ongoing Guide

One of my favourite films! My purchased DVD copy (NTSC region free) has the correct tinted ending - first green, then sepia, and then the final shot being the portrait in full Technicolor. Would have loved to experience this on the big screen when released, with the ending in large screen Magnascope...
by countryslicker
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: New identity after train accident.
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: New identity after train accident.

This storyline sounded very familiar so I checked my DVD of "Mrs Winterbourne" (1996) directed by Richard Benjamin with Shirley MacLaine,Ricki Lake and Brendan Fraser. The credits include the following: "Based upon the Novel I Married a Dead Man by Cornell Woolrich".
by countryslicker
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD giveaway - "Vampyr" ('32), Dracula ('31) A&C Meet Frankn
Replies: 14
Views: 2062

Re: DVD giveaway - "Vampyr" ('32), Dracula ('31) A&C Meet Fr

Please include me in this great offer. Would love to see these. I'm a long way away, but can pay postage if required.
by countryslicker
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: "King Of Jazz" Restoration at The B.F.I London -- Review
Replies: 13
Views: 4334

Re: "King Of Jazz" Restoration at The B.F.I London -- Review

The KOJ restoration is being shown in Melbourne 26th December-10th January as part of Seniors' Cinema - ticket prices $7 to $13 AUD. Don't know if it's being shown anywhere else in Australia but I'm really looking forward to the chance to see it as it should be seen, and hopefully on a large screen....
by countryslicker
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Pick Your Candidate To Win In The Cinerama Election!
Replies: 24
Views: 6026

Re: Pick Your Candidate To Win In The Cinerama Election!

"The Best of Cinerama" easily gets my vote :D . I saw all the Cinerama movies many years ago as originally presented in their big curved screen presentations, and I still have most of the original Australian printed programmes.
by countryslicker
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: The restored version of King of jazz
Replies: 73
Views: 22509

Re: The restored version of King of jazz

King of Jazz will be screening for 1 week at ACMI in Melbourne in December. Keep an eye out on their website for the exact dates. Great news...much appeciate this info :D Will keep an eye out for any screening dates and if no scheduling probs occur for me down the track I'll definitely attend a scr...
by countryslicker
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Films You've Been In, or Watched Being Made
Replies: 35
Views: 6955

Re: Films You've Been In, or Watched Being Made

In the early 1970's I worked at Bavaria Film in Munich (then West Germany). Among the films I worked on were "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", "Cabaret" and "Divorce His Divorce Hers". In 1974 on my first trip to the US I was invited by a film editor at Universal to watch Billy Wilder directing...
by countryslicker
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Anyone having 522 errors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2918

Re: Anyone having 522 errors?

I think it's because the USA is not a metric country, and you guys also drive on the wrong side of the road, and you also only have 110V instead of 240V to power the Nitrateville website..... :lol:
by countryslicker
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: WINGS (1927) on Youtube
Replies: 139
Views: 30966

Re: WINGS (1927) on Youtube

Using the links provided all I get is "this video is not available" :shock: Tried a YouTube search but to no avail. Looks like it's blocked for viewers here in Australia :evil: .
by countryslicker
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Anyone having 522 errors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2918

Re: Anyone having 522 errors?

I've been getting this error every day on and off for the past week, so have had to give up most times and try again later. I took a screen snapshot - it shows "You - Browser working", Melbourne - CloudFlare working" and "Host Error - NitrateVille". The suggestion offered is to contact NitrateVille ...
by countryslicker
Thu May 12, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: LONG AWAITED "KING OF JAZZ" RESTORATION BEGINS IN 2012
Replies: 243
Views: 103487

Re: LONG AWAITED "KING OF JAZZ" RESTORATION BEGINS IN 2012

I'd love to have been able to view the clip. But no matter what browser or video player I use on my Android tablet, all I get with all of them is the on-screen message "Sorry this video cannot be played" :( Maybe it's been blocked for viewing in my part of Australia, or maybe it uses a special NYT ...
by countryslicker
Thu May 12, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: LONG AWAITED "KING OF JAZZ" RESTORATION BEGINS IN 2012
Replies: 243
Views: 103487

Re: LONG AWAITED "KING OF JAZZ" RESTORATION BEGINS IN 2012

I'd love to have been able to view the clip. But no matter what browser or video player I use on my Android tablet, all I get with all of them is the on-screen message "Sorry this video cannot be played" :( Maybe it's been blocked for viewing in my part of Australia, or maybe it uses a special NYT v...
by countryslicker
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Blu-Ray upgrades of previously released titles
Replies: 46
Views: 10304

Re: Blu-Ray upgrades of previously released titles

.....If a blu-ray significantly adds value to the film, either because superior elements were found and scanned in HD, or if the extras are worth an upgrade...... I've had the DVD of the 1995 BBC TV production of "Pride and Prejudice" for several years. All DVD releases have been scanned from posit...
by countryslicker
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NEW KICKSTARTER: "King of Jazz" book
Replies: 42
Views: 14696

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: "King of Jazz" book

[/quote] The version shown they broadcast in 1987 was very much the same as the 1983 Official VHS Tape version. The only difference was the ending. It got to The Melting Pot Of Music finale. All of the numbers were played out, one by one. The climax got bigger and BIGGER. That massive set started to...
by countryslicker
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2014-15]
Replies: 836
Views: 228288

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched?

I've just watched "Nosferatu" on DVD (Region 4 PAL). I felt my brief comments were better placed under the following topic:

SILENTS> Talking About Silents> "Calling All Nosferatu (1922) Experts!"
by countryslicker
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Calling All Nosferatu (1922) Experts!
Replies: 25
Views: 5606

Re: Calling All Nosferatu (1922) Experts!

A few days ago I borrowed through my local library the two disc version released here in 2008 by Madman Australia (PAL Region 4, stereo). It's the Transit Film/FWM Stiftung release from 2007 with 2 versions - one with new English intertitles, and a German version with English subtitles. Not going to...
by countryslicker
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: 35mm/16mm question
Replies: 19
Views: 9282

Re: 35mm/16mm question

.....and not forgetting the variant Super16mm which used standard single sprocket 16mm film to utilise the area between the sprockets usually reserved for the soundtrack. I worked as film editor on a number of movies shot here in Australia using this format during the 1980's. The widescreen aspect r...
by countryslicker
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Portland, OR: Babes in Toyland (1934) in 35mm - 6 Dec
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: Portland, OR: Babes in Toyland (1934) in 35mm - 6 Dec

Those re-titled March Of The Wooden Soldiers prints are missing all or part of the the story book opening, most are missing the song where TomTom sings Bo Peep to sleep in boogyland, and the story book "the end" close. FWIW, my DVD Australian DVD ("Bounty Classics" Region 4 Pal duration 77 minutes)...
by countryslicker
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The studios did DUMB things
Replies: 16
Views: 4162

Re: The studios did DUMB things

Judy Garland: The Day-by-day Chronicle of a Legend by Scott Schechter provides an excellent, minutely detailed rundown of all her films, including the unfinished Annie . -HA I've been reading this book for the past few days. The "Annie" account was particularly of interest. It's very sad to read on...
by countryslicker
Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Gertrude Lawrence
Replies: 43
Views: 5380

Re: Gertrude Lawrence

P.S. That video link doesn't work for me - "video not available". Pity - would have loved to have seen the doco. That link is to a BBC Radio documentary - sound only. That's why you can't see any video. I'm aware it's a radio broadcast. I've tried that link with several other web browsers but still...
by countryslicker
Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Gertrude Lawrence
Replies: 43
Views: 5380

Re: Gertrude Lawrence

I've only seen Lawrence on film in "The Glass Menagerie", but have owned quite a few of her albums for many years. I was aware of her "vocal deficiencies", but was never really that much concerned. I changed my mind after buying "A Bright Particular Star" for which she re-recorded a number of her ea...
by countryslicker
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: "Hollywood" (Brownlow/Gill) Reconstruction Demo
Replies: 19
Views: 10153

Re: "Hollywood" (Brownlow/Gill) Reconstruction Demo

A really impressive demo FlickeringWindow - congratulations! Your efforts are certainly appreciated. I hope such a project could be officially undertaken down the track, but the cost may make it prohibitive. As a former film and video editor (for most of my working life), I have always been against ...