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vayapues wrote:Count Murco, if by "removing the phony sound effects" you mean the better to hear GORGO's rich musical sore, ya know the latter is available on a compendium CD from Monstrous Movie Music, together with BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS & some 50s Universal SF titles. It's a new performance but perfectly faithful to the cues heard in the film proper. Since GORGO's music is, indeed, sometimes hard to discern over the thunderous din of the sound FX, I can't recommend this recording more enthusiastically.BTW, what's so wrong with the VCI "widespread destruction" DVD? I thought it a quantum leap over previous issues, with just enough contrast adjustment to present scenes that in older VHS/DVD/TV prints were unviewably dark (i.e. the bathysphere sequence). If yer talking about smoothing out the flaws in the erratic blue screen work, well, that's a different matter; it would be nice if the film were restored with the reverence accorded the first Star Trek series, but I don't think any of us expects that.
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frankenstein31 wrote:Gorgo was So scary, they didn't dare show him on the F.O.H. Stills in the U.K.....
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Steve R wrote:
So does that mean that if they find the original negative, which seems really doubtful,
we will be making a new HD 1080P transfer from either the 35mm negative, or master positive
Mar 13 12 3:07 PM
Steve R wrote:Stephen, "Eastman Color stock and the 35mm release prints were Dye Transfer Technicolor."
I never knew that. So does that mean that if they find the original negative, which seems really doubtful,
that if they do not make a print with the same process, using that same stock that it will not look the same?
And if they have a decent print that was made that way will making an internegative lessen the effect?
That Technicolor look sometimes varied depending on the prints that were used. Different runs from different times also
had their own character. Naturally the hope is that enough attention will be paid so that Gorgo will have that wonderful
look we all loved back then.
Mar 13 12 3:26 PM
Mark Hodgson wrote:Yes. 1.66 aspect ratio is definitely what GORGO needs.
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Stephen Pickard wrote:Despite there being a US Technicolor branch, prints made in London were shipped to the US for distribution by MGM (British Lion/BLC released it in the UK). Upon their return, they were in such bad shape and rather than pay the customs 'they' instead had them destroyed. However, at least one print survived the chopping block and is in very safe hands!
Mar 13 12 5:40 PM
Aupperle wrote:Stephen Pickard wrote:Despite there being a US Technicolor branch, prints made in London were shipped to the US for distribution by MGM (British Lion/BLC released it in the UK). Upon their return, they were in such bad shape and rather than pay the customs 'they' instead had them destroyed. However, at least one print survived the chopping block and is in very safe hands!The only time I ever saw a 35mm print of GORGO screened was at UCLA back in January 2003 and at the time I remember thinking that it looked like an IB Tech. GORGO was on a double bill with MOTHRA which made for a most delightful afternoon.
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