Dodge City Blu Ray

17 Jul

I have given up on my favorite review site DVDBeaver which seems to show better quality images than other sites including this one,…. It has been too long so I am now posting this from Bluraydotcom. Quote: “For this 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray release, Warner has created a new master from an interpositive, using digital technology to realign and “re- register” the three layers of the original photography of this 1939 classic. The result stands in stark contrast to its treatment of two other recently released Technicolor productions from a few years later, Anchors Aweigh (1945) and On the Town (1949). Dodge City’s Blu-ray image is much sharper and better defined, while still retaining a film-like texture and a natural grain pattern. The presentation may not be quite as impressive as an Ultra Resolution restoration such as that given The Band Wagon, but it is still good enough to render complex scenes like the huge barroom brawl, the cattle stampede or the train ambush with depth and detail.” I did not see if either Robin Hood or Gone With The Wind were given the (Ultra Resolution) treatment but from the images seen on all three it seems like GWTW has the clearest image but that is the way it was filmed to begin with I suspect were with Warner’s there is softer look to give it a fantasy element especially on Robin Hood. I have not purchased it yet but they say that the still image wont look as good as the moving images while watching the film. So far so good. Will report back after I get the film.…

— twinarchers


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  1. twinarchers

    July 19, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I have gotten several emails that “require my attention” regarding this post but nothing is showing up? Lets see if this one does?

    • David DeWitt

      July 19, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      There has been some support testing going on using this post and the problem of the Reply button not working has been resolved.

  2. zacal

    July 21, 2015 at 3:46 am

    The greatest year in Hollywood history. Flynn’s contribution was one of the most beautiful Westerns ever produced. Incredible cinematography, a saloon fight that was so iconic that it became a cliché, and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland being directed by the incomparable Michael Curtiz. It wasn’t Gone With The Wind but it sure was entertaining.

    • David DeWitt

      July 21, 2015 at 4:26 am

      I stopped in Dodge City, Kansas, on the way out to live on the East coast a few years ago. I found the theatre where the film was actually shown (one of three locations) and noticed the marquee was laying in the lobby on the floor of the closed and abandoned movie house. Nearby, what is left of the parade route was still recognizeable and I drove along it back to theatre before I, um, got out of Dodge …

      Errol speaks from the stasge of the Dodge Theatre, April 1, 1939 during the Premiere of Dodge City.

      The Dodge Theatre, before the marquee was torn down.

      • Gentleman Tim

        July 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

        How very cool you went to Dodge, David!!!

        What a spectacle that premier was. We’re so lucky to have glimpses of it on film. Beatlemania had nothing on Flynn. Look how that crowd adored him, and how much fun he was. Incredible. It was good to be Flynn.…