MUSTANG wrote:Now, I should say that the new owners are going to try and get in contact with me as they were unavailable that day. Interestingly, they have purchased one or two entire blocks of buildings including the Woodlawn, and want to restore them to their glory days. Very commendable and expensive! Unfortunately, there aren't any theater archives to go through or if there are, they are not at the Woodlawn. I believe the owner at the time of the premiere is still living, (I know her name) and will try to contact her this weekend.
Doc wrote:Count on me for one of the hard cover editions. I'm sure that this is the definitive story of the making of one of the films which influenced me so long ago.
MUSTANG wrote:I didn't have the opportunity to personally interview Duke, as, obviously, he passed away before I started this, but I do have numerous interviews he gave, including tapes and what was in the print. Plus a whole slew of oral history intewrviews at various university libraries. I must have 15 or 20 interviews from him of various sorts. Very interesting.
MUSTANG wrote:I knew that's what you meant. Actualy, I had an appointment to see him, but he didn't show up! Oh, that's bad!
I would also be remiss if I didn't thank Don Clark in allowing me to steal shamelessly from his book. Of course, he'll get the proper acknowledgement in my book, but he broke the ground upon which I was able to build further. Thanks, my friend for all that you've done!
batjacdon wrote:Oh, I'm still hiding in Oklahoma, sitting on top of Texas and contemplating my next move. I go into hibernation every October 24th and come out each March 6th.
Fargo Fenwyck wrote:...It seems like every film Wayne made is on Blu-ray and yet nothing for "The Alamo". Don't make sense to me.
RLC-GTT wrote:And Mo just sent me a link for Two Rode Together which is coming out on BluRay next month.
RLC-GTT wrote:Come to think of it, this will be the first opportunity to see Alamo Village in BluRay high definition -- unless you include the one scene in How The West Was Won. That's worth the price of admission right off the bat.
AlamoMo wrote:Being we are talking about Blu-Ray DVD releases I thought I would mention another
Well yesterday was a great day from a film point of view my friends in my mail was
the “ 55 Days At Peking “ Blu-Ray DVD and it is stunning and it's the fully restored
Roadshow Version with the Overture, Intermission and Exit Music included and there
is of course Tiomkin’s superb musical score throughout and finally there is a section on
its restoration everything I could have wished for after waiting all these years for it to
be finally restored to its cinema roadshow version and released I was in seventh heaven
and it was well worth the wait for it to be released like this....Mo
Doc wrote:Robert Harris left a rather cryptic remark today over at The Home Theater Forum - "Presume plans are in place for roadshow to premiere on Blu-ray,
"fully restored". Takes under six weeks to do entire job".
Sounds as if our efforts prompted MGM into doing the bare minimum by giving us our blu-ray but abandoning restoration of the original film elements.
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