THE QUIET MAN

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Unread post by Scoundrel » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:13 pm

TCM ran this a few weeks ago and their print seems to be in much better shape than what is currently available on DVD.

Is there any hope of a better transfer of this film...?

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Unread post by Scoundrel » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:15 am

I guess I've forgotten to give the secret handshake before asking for a reply here....

Any takers on this one...?

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:49 am

Sorry, I just don't think anyone has an answer offhand.

It seems likely that if a better transfer was made, it wasn't made only for TCM showing. The best transfers on TCM generally tend to be the ones that have also been released on DVD. So it's reasonable to hope it will be coming out... I just don't have any specifics.
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Unread post by Jim Reid » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:46 am

The Republic library has not been well-served on DVD. The Quiet Man has long been considered one of the poorest of transfers. Not sure why it has not been re-done.

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Unread post by Scoundrel » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:33 pm

Thank you.

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