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by BarneyS
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: THE IDLE CLASS A/B Cameras Comparison
Replies: 16
Views: 2556

Re: THE IDLE CLASS A/B Cameras Comparison

Not as glaring a difference as with something like Shoulder Arms or The Kid. I think the Italian version sells the cocktail shaker gag a bit better but it's sometimes a hard comparison to make since the Italian print is zoomed in and missing action going on at the edges of the frame.
by BarneyS
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Thelma Todd - ZaSu Pitts upcoming on DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 3603

Re: Thelma Todd - ZaSu Pitts upcoming on DVD

I recognize some of these titles from the Edition Filmmuseum 2 disc set I have , is this new release mostly duplicates of the Edition FM discs ? By my count, there are only 5 titles in common between the two sets. https://www.edition-filmmuseum.com/product_info.php/info/p112_Female-Comedy-Teams.htm...
by BarneyS
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Thelma Todd - ZaSu Pitts upcoming on DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 3603

Re: Thelma Todd - ZaSu Pitts upcoming on DVD

You know it feels like we are living in a golden age now with all these releases. We've come a long way from these being bonuses on the old Nostalgia Merchant Laurel and Hardy VHS tapes.
by BarneyS
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Thelma Todd - ZaSu Pitts upcoming on DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 3603

Re: Thelma Todd - ZaSu Pitts upcoming on DVD

You can pre-order on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DPFG4S6" target="_blank
by BarneyS
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

It's supposed to look like that, no restoration is necessary.
by BarneyS
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Topper Blu-ray
Replies: 0
Views: 834

Topper Blu-ray

I got the new VCI Blu-ray of Topper in the mail today from Barnes and Noble. All in all it's an improvement over the dvd releases. While playing the image looks well detailed and shows a nice fine grain. My only quibble is that when paused there seems to be some sort of artifacting, manifesting as a...
by BarneyS
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: News of David Shepard's passing
Replies: 69
Views: 28465

Re: News of David Shepard's passing

I doubt there is anyone who loves silent films who has not been enriched by his work.
by BarneyS
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Final Clearance on Select Buster Keaton Titles from Kino
Replies: 65
Views: 13744

Re: Final Clearance on Select Buster Keaton Titles from Kino

I grabbed a copy of the box set. I hadn't finished buying all the separate discs (I have two copies of the shorts collection, one with a booklet, one without for some reason.. so now I'll technically have three plus the new shorts set that just came out) and this was a pretty cheap way to end up com...
by BarneyS
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Send your thoughts and prayers to David Shepard
Replies: 68
Views: 21853

Re: Send your thoughts and prayers to David Shepard

Very sad news.
by BarneyS
Wed May 11, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies
Replies: 24
Views: 7903

Re: Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies

I received my copy of this book yesterday and it looks great! Just had time to skim through it a bit and am really impressed. Now I'll need to watch all the films again and then read up on each one. Wish the L&H silents were available, anyone know why these aren't out? If you can watch region 2 DVD...
by BarneyS
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Blu-Ray upgrades of previously released titles
Replies: 46
Views: 10265

Re: Blu-Ray upgrades of previously released titles

Ok I don't agree with the anti-upgrades. The difference in quality you get upgrading from DVD to a blu-ray is non trivial. Often I find the difference breathtaking. I love my image Chaplin DVDs to death but found it money well spent to have the new Criterion blu-rays right beside them. Have you seen...
by BarneyS
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: BFI Chaplin Mutuals
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: BFI Chaplin Mutuals

Sammy Jones wrote:Anyone know if the BFI Blu-Rays will play in North America?
They say they're are region B so not unless you have a region free player or a computer with a Blu-Ray drive you can dedicate to Region B.