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by Michael O'Regan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN: BORIS KARLOFF: THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN: BORIS KARLOFF: THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER

I'm in.
C'mon folks.
I watched Toms doc on Leslie Howard on TV here in the UK a few months back. Excellent.
by Michael O'Regan
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: THE WHALES OF AUGUST blu ray release
Replies: 1
Views: 711

Re: THE WHALES OF AUGUST blu ray release

There are no amazing performances in this, despite who's in it. It is a wonderful film, regardless.
by Michael O'Regan
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Queen Kelly (1929)
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Queen Kelly (1929)

I watched this (or whats left of it) for the first time last night. Wonderful film. Swanson looks gorgeous; Tully Marshall is deliciously disgusting. Seena Owen frothing at the mouth...yeh!! Is the Kino the best available? Is the alternative ending viewable anywhere online? Is all of the footage of ...
by Michael O'Regan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NY Post: Millennials don’t really care about classic movies
Replies: 112
Views: 16065

Re: NY Post: Millennials don’t really care about classic mov

As in all previous generations, those who become interested in old movies will pursue this interest; those who don't, won't. I did, though none other of the friends I grew up with did.
by Michael O'Regan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Blu-ray: the beginning of the end
Replies: 74
Views: 20591

Re: Blu-ray: the beginning of the end

Traveling right now, and in places that carry used discs, the prices I'm seeing for DVDs and BLUs are: $1 and $3. If you see the Flicker Alley Sherlock Holmes blu for $3 pick it up for me please. I want it but it's just a little too pricey at list price. Ditto. Craig, I have a list of stuff you can...
by Michael O'Regan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera (25/30)
Replies: 6
Views: 1857

Re: The Phantom of the Opera (25/30)

Mick, rumors persist of a truly decent '25 disc being in the works. THAT one, ALL real POTO fans need. That does sound interesting, Craig. However, isn't the BFI collection said to have a decent '25 version? I ask the question, in fact, because I've read so much about the BFI version and Milestone ...
by Michael O'Regan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera (25/30)
Replies: 6
Views: 1857

The Phantom of the Opera (25/30)

If I own the Reelclassic Supreme Collectors Edition, do I need another?
by Michael O'Regan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Doctor X (32)
Replies: 16
Views: 4090

Re: Doctor X (32)

The Blackbird wrote: It's interesting that the black and white version uses different takes from the colour one.
Indeed, which is why I'm interested in seeing it.
by Michael O'Regan
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Plough and the Stars (1936) - Director's Cut?
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: The Plough and the Stars (1936) - Director's Cut?

Well, I presume the Talking Pictures screening was a once-off. It hasn't appeared again and is not in the listings for the coming week.
:?
by Michael O'Regan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Plough and the Stars (1936) - Director's Cut?
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: The Plough and the Stars (1936) - Director's Cut?

I saw this only once, on TV here in the UK back in the early 90s and I really liked it. I'm Irish and it meant something to me. Good to know it's on Talking Pictures. I shall look forward to seeing it shortly.
I remember neither narration nor newsreel footage in the version I saw.
by Michael O'Regan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Doctor X (32)
Replies: 16
Views: 4090

Re: Doctor X (32)

Thanks for the thought. Unfortunately, I no longer have a VHS player.
by Michael O'Regan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Doctor X (32)
Replies: 16
Views: 4090

Re: Doctor X (32)

I would love a 16mm print but it's unlikely to happen. I watched the colour version last night for the third or fourth time and there developed a craving for the B&W version. Oh well! I'm sure it'll turn up at some point.
by Michael O'Regan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Doctor X (32)
Replies: 16
Views: 4090

Doctor X (32)

Is the B&W version available?
by Michael O'Regan
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Night of the Hunter (55)
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: The Night of the Hunter (55)

I guess another interesting question is why he was led to direct in the first place. Was it this particular property that drew him?
by Michael O'Regan
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Night of the Hunter (55)
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

The Night of the Hunter (55)

I watched this again last night for the first time in 20 years or so. It's a beautiful piece of work. My question is why did Laughton never direct another picture?
by Michael O'Regan
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Oh dear!
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: Oh dear!

It is actually a really good overview, as you correctly say.
I'll still recommend it, despite the tabloid style remark.
by Michael O'Regan
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Oh dear!
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: Oh dear!

Hah! Don't know about new, though. This was written in 1981.
by Michael O'Regan
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Oh dear!
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Oh dear!

Regarding Joan Crawford:

"In Joan Crawford's case, at least, the onscreen hardness mirrored her true personality. Child torturer and castrating wife, Crawford was a vicious woman"
- Foster Hirsch in Film Noir; The Dark Side of the Screen

...and I was enjoying this book, too.
by Michael O'Regan
Tue May 23, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluray Region B/2 question.
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: Bluray Region B/2 question.

Me too, but in reverse. I've picked up some nice stuff from the US which has not been available over here in the UK.
by Michael O'Regan
Mon May 15, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Journey's End (30)
Replies: 23
Views: 4783

Re: Journey's End (30)

I liked him in The Last Flight . After years of ridiculing him for his hapless role in Dracula , i realized i'm actually quite fond of him, to the point that i'll watch anything he's in. He did get stuck in lots of boring "love interest" parts, but he's good when he has the chance. I especially lik...
by Michael O'Regan
Mon May 15, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Journey's End (30)
Replies: 23
Views: 4783

Re: Journey's End (30)

He's always reminded me somewhat of Zeppo Marx.
by Michael O'Regan
Wed May 10, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: NEW KICKSTARTER PROJECT: DVD of 2 SILENT HORROR FILMS
Replies: 45
Views: 15297

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER PROJECT: DVD of 2 SILENT HORROR FILMS

I'm in.
Looking forward to these.
Well done. Great project.
by Michael O'Regan
Wed May 10, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Journey's End (30)
Replies: 23
Views: 4783

Re: Journey's End (30)

I liked him in The Last Flight.
by Michael O'Regan
Wed May 10, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Dead End (37) - set query
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Dead End (37) - set query

Thanks. I guess I may have seen it in stills over the years.
by Michael O'Regan
Tue May 09, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Dead End (37) - set query
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Dead End (37) - set query

Has the street set in Dead End been used in anything else? I watched this last night (I think for the first time!) and it looked so familiar.
by Michael O'Regan
Sun May 07, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Journey's End (30)
Replies: 23
Views: 4783

Journey's End (30)

I just watched this for the first time.
Unlike many, I don't usually have any problem with David Manners, but, here...amateurishly inadequate, shall I say.
What an extraordinary performance by Colin Clive.
Any sign of a restored version of this ever appearing?