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Good Old Movies

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by olguy, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. olguy

    olguy Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2006
    I'll let you decide what is old to you. Anyway, last night I watched Wake of the Red Witch from 1948. And I enjoyed it almost as much as I did as a 10 year old kid. But then it had Gail Russell in it. But the giant rubber octopus wasn't quite as impressive as it was back then.:lol:

    I watched via Netflix Instant. The Logitech Revue up-converts to 1080p so it looked pretty good. Even the 4:3 didn't bother me. My 82" uses about as much of my field of vision as did the movie screens back in the day, or maybe more so it was a fun experience watching John Wayne fight the rubber octopus and free the kid from the big clam, what ever it was made of.
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    +1......a good movie is as entertaining today as it was years ago in spite of it's lack of high tech special effects. A few days ago I watched "Them". It has a assemble of great character actors encluding the rubber ants and a pre "Gunsmoke" James Arness! Nothing wrong with reliving one's childhood. :)
  3. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    I watched a recent showing of "Ben Hur" on TCM. I'd never seen the chariot race in it's entirety in one sitting.
  4. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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  5. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    I have always enjoyed the old classics but the other night I had the chance to watch the Road to Morocco with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope (1947) for the first time and really enjoyed it.
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    One of my favorite old movies is Buster Keaton's The General. The stunt work is phenomenal, and an amazing film over all. I actually saw it on Blu-Ray, it looked really good.
  7. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Buster Keaton on Blu-Ray ... who woulda thunk? :grin:
  8. jeffshoaf

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    Jun 17, 2006
    Yeah - I bet Blu-Ray really shows off Buster's many nuanced facial expressions! :D
  9. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Here is one site with various comparisons (Blu-Ray on the bottom on the comparison shots, then a bunch of Blu only captures.)

    Seriously, it looks really good. Now, some of that could simply be restoration work but being film, I'd think there could be more resolution than a standard DVD could do.
  10. yosoyellobo

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    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl

    Just saw Gail Russell in The Uninvited with Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey from 1944. I have always like Gail Russel and this was one of her first movie. She died way too young at 36 in 1961.
  11. olguy

    olguy Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2006
    Yes she did. I read where the studio terminated her contract when she got caught DUI. Way different than today. Studios don't care what they do as long as they're relatively sober on set.

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