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Old 06-24-19, 03:48 PM
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Re: 10th Annual Historical Challenge, 24 May-5 July 2019 Discussion Thread

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I must admit I've have amassed a rather sizeable video library and it's interesting of what discs I've watched there's always something that I don't get around to watching til a much later date. The surprise of a 2013 doc 'The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz' on the 3D bluray is just flat out great and fascinating to see how of the genesis of the film and filmmaking can be crammed into it's running time of 69 minutes.

Also, while there's a more in depth 'making' of commentary of 1978's "Piranha" with Joe Dante, the new 4K scan 2019 release has a brand new Q&A with Justin Beahm and director/producer Roger Corman that basically encompases so many facets of Corman's filmography and career that for film historian buffs it's essential listening.

Saw yesterday the abbreviated 'First Steps' edition of "Apollo 11" and while it's only 47 minutes as compared to the full theatrical cut (93 min.) - it's such an astonishing movie comprised of no narration, but all filming that was shot for the Apollo 11 flight to the moon

continuing with 1969, I then saw the 'Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation" - I really liked this as it revealed stuff I never knew about how the festival came about - while this is a PBS 'American Experience' doc movie, I'd be surprised what actually winds up on the Broadcast version, as a couple instances of "shit" will obviously be bleeped out, but there's also a bit of the nudity, which again will not be included.
Great post Giles. I often enjoy the special features on discs as much or more than the film themselves, but too often leave them in the (virtual) unpatched pile.

Definitely need to explore that Wizard of Oz 3D set someday.
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Old 06-24-19, 04:23 PM
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Re: 10th Annual Historical Challenge, 24 May-5 July 2019 Discussion Thread

Speaking of bonus features, I finally got around to watching Glory Road, about the 1966 Texas Western team that started five African-Americans in the NCAA championship game. Cool that they interviewed a lot of the actual players, including Pat Riley, who were in that game.
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Old 06-25-19, 10:05 AM
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Re: 10th Annual Historical Challenge, 24 May-5 July 2019 Discussion Thread

A reminder that this challenge runs until July 5, so any documentaries you watch for the Sci Fi challenge as well as time travel into the past get double credit for this challenge.
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Old 06-25-19, 08:29 PM
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Re: 10th Annual Historical Challenge, 24 May-5 July 2019 Discussion Thread

Been a bit slow the past few days with movie watching. Managed to get in Custer of the west for the battle anniversary.
Hope to do better in the upcoming days. At least to make 40 for me.
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Old 06-27-19, 04:16 PM
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starting to watch the 1912 Olympics movie from the Criterion box set - oh boy, these are long features.
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Old 07-03-19, 10:48 AM
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Getting to the end. Might be able to do maybe 3 more at best. Thanks to another good year of doing this.


Caught the first episode of Ken Burns Viet Nam War series last night. 07/04. What an excellent series. I definitely need to get this on DVD soon.

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