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Old 02-24-09, 12:39 AM
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Originally Posted by MTRodaba2468
TheDigitalBits mentioned that they heard that Paramount was working on both Wings and The African Queen. If that's true, I could see those being released under this line.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

I think The African Queen has been rumored to be "in the works" for a few years now.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

DVD Beaver comparison of To Catch a Thief
Old 03-06-09, 12:36 PM
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

It's good to see Paramount removed the spoiler from the DVD synopsis of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance that was on the last release. A bit off topic, but I was unaware until I saw the trailer that there was a song originally recorded for the movie. It's by Gene Pitney and can downloaded from Amazon for 89 cents. It's goofy in that 1960s cowboy song kinda way. I was also unaware that the movie was based on a short story by Dorothy Johnson. I checked out a collection of her short stories from the library, though I've yet to read it.

So, um, yeah, count me in for the Liberty Valance Centennial Collection release.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

I got my review copies of Funny Face and Breakfast at Tiffany's yesterday. Never seen either one.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

I am SO in for To Catch a Thief
Old 03-06-09, 04:38 PM
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

To Catch a Thief is $12.99 on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Catch-Thief-Ca...6378926&sr=1-2
Old 03-06-09, 09:39 PM
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I never double-dipped on To Catch a Thief the last time, and I admit I rolled my eyes when I saw they were releasing it again, but those screencaps look like a definite improvement. I think it's finally time to do it.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
I got my review copies of Funny Face and Breakfast at Tiffany's yesterday. Never seen either one.
Steel yourself for Mickey Rooney's "hirarious" performance in the latter.
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In for The Odd Couple, my favorite comedy of all time. That siblings commentary track should be... interesting.
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How is the new Odd Couple dvd? I have the old version which last i checked, besides a few specks here and there, it was perfectly fine
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

With the release of the new wave yesterday, I think there should be another announcement soon.

Even if Stalag 17, It's a Wonderful Life, and Once Upon a Time in the West have been done several times before, if they are released again under this banner with improved transfers and more features, I don't think I'll be able to resist.

Also looking forward to first time releases of Wings and The African Queen.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

DVD Beaver on The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Old 05-08-09, 10:00 AM
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Universal Pictures should be doing a Paramount Centennial collection of its own, since they own the rights to all the pre-'48 Paramount titles, including the early Marx Bros., Mae West, W.C. Fields, Hope, Crosby, Hope and Crosby, Betty Hutton, Ernst Lubitsch, Mitchell Leisen, early Billy Wilder, Preston Sturges, THIS GUN FOR HIRE, Alan Ladd, etc., etc., etc.

The stuff cited in the OP starts at 1950, leaving out 38 significant years of Paramount's history.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Originally Posted by BillWatkins
Even if Stalag 17, It's a Wonderful Life, and Once Upon a Time in the West have been done several times before, if they are released again under this banner with improved transfers and more features, I don't think I'll be able to resist.
I agree with you on this one, but I doubt Paramount could possibly make this film look any better on SD. What it REALLY needs is a BD release. And it would be nice if they fixed the ringing audio issue. That drives me nuts everytime I watch it.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

The film has recently been restored...

Restored ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST Screens across North America

After premiering at the Rome Film Festival in 2007, the restored Sergio Leone classic, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968), celebrated its North American debut with several screenings across the continent. The film had its American premiere at a gala screening at the Miami International Film Festival on March 2nd, as part of the Preservation Screening Program presented by The Film Foundation and American Express.

It next opened in New York City as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in association with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on April 30th. This was followed by a successful week-long engagement at MoMA from May 1st - 5th. The film then made its way to the West Coast for a premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on Friday, June 20th. The film premiered in Canada at the Calgary International Film Festival on Sunday, September 21st, as part of the Preservation Screening Program presented by The Film Foundation and American Express.

All of the screenings featured an introductory presentation on the restoration process by Barry Allen, Executive Director of Film Preservation and Archival Resources at Paramount Pictures.

The restoration of ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST was made possible with support by The Film Foundation and The Rome Film Festival in association with Sergio Leone Productions and Paramount Pictures.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Originally Posted by John Hodson
The film has recently been restored...
Restored ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST Screens across North America

After premiering at the Rome Film Festival in 2007, the restored Sergio Leone classic, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968), celebrated its North American debut with several screenings across the continent. The film had its American premiere at a gala screening at the Miami International Film Festival on March 2nd, as part of the Preservation Screening Program presented by The Film Foundation and American Express.

It next opened in New York City as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in association with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on April 30th. This was followed by a successful week-long engagement at MoMA from May 1st - 5th. The film then made its way to the West Coast for a premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on Friday, June 20th. The film premiered in Canada at the Calgary International Film Festival on Sunday, September 21st, as part of the Preservation Screening Program presented by The Film Foundation and American Express.

All of the screenings featured an introductory presentation on the restoration process by Barry Allen, Executive Director of Film Preservation and Archival Resources at Paramount Pictures.

The restoration of ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST was made possible with support by The Film Foundation and The Rome Film Festival in association with Sergio Leone Productions and Paramount Pictures.
A Blu of that restoration would be awesome...
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Oh, wow. I would love to see Once Upon a Time in the theater.
Old 05-10-09, 09:17 PM
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Deep discount has most (if not all) of these Centennial titles for only $10.97 (including new releases like El dorado.)
Also remember to use the 10% off a $40 purchase coupon code if you havn't yet.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Originally Posted by Jeffy Pop
Oh, wow. I would love to see Once Upon a Time in the theater.
I would too. One of the great westerns, without a doubt. I don't have enough superlatives for this film, quite possibly Leone's best (and that's saying a lot).
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Originally Posted by Jeffy Pop
Oh, wow. I would love to see Once Upon a Time in the theater.
Originally Posted by Superdaddy
I would too. One of the great westerns, without a doubt. I don't have enough superlatives for this film, quite possibly Leone's best (and that's saying a lot).
Not that it does either or you any good, but for those that it might there is a screening on June 20th & 21st at the New Beverly in Hollywood. I'm planning to attend.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Now this is truly unexpected news! From classic flix:
No line on price or bonus features, but Paramount has scheduled an October 13th release date for The African Queen as part of their Paramount Centennial Collection series. Stay tuned for more details...
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Originally Posted by NoirFan
Now this is truly unexpected news! From classic flix:
No line on price or bonus features, but Paramount has scheduled an October 13th release date for The African Queen as part of their Paramount Centennial Collection series. Stay tuned for more details...
Called it!!
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Originally Posted by MTRodaba2468
Called it!!
Now let's hope your Wings prediction turns out to be correct as well.
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Re: The Official Paramount Centennial Collection Thread

Nice! I've never seen The African Queen but I've heard so much about it, and I love Bogie, that it's a definite buy for me.

Paramount really needs to start issuing these on Blu day-and-date, though.

I just got my review copies of El Dorado and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Both look awesome. Can't wait to dive in!

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