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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

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      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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Williams filmography in Bluray - a list

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https://www.facebook.com/twilighttimemovies/photos/rpp.199596136725727/1605529889465671/?type=3&theater

 

Release Date: July 18th, 2017.
Pre-order date: Wednesday, July 5th at 4 pm EST.

Special Features:

  • Isolated Music Tracks
    Tom Sawyer Audio Commentary with Screenwriter/Songwriter Richard M. Sherman and Music Producer/Historian Bruce Kimmel
    Tom Sawyer Audio Commentary with Director Don Taylor and Screenwriter/Songwriter Robert B. Sherman
    Tom Sawyer River Song Featurette
    Tom Sawyer Rehearsal with John Williams and the Sherman Brothers
    Original Theatrical Trailers

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Quick question: are all the isolated scores (& music/effects tracks) mentioned in the opening post?

 

It would perhaps be interesting to have an addendum with DVDs with isolated scores that weren't on the blu-rays anymore, although perhaps there's another thread on that.

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On 29/6/2017 at 4:33 PM, fommes said:

Quick question: are all the isolated scores (& music/effects tracks) mentioned in the opening post?

 

It would perhaps be interesting to have an addendum with DVDs with isolated scores that weren't on the blu-rays anymore, although perhaps there's another thread on that.

Yes, they are mentioned.

 

Well, about the DVDs you could check this:

http://www.jwfan.com/?page_id=459

i think the only iso score that wasn't on the bluray, is the Killers (it's in the Criterion edition and it's really a music + FX track)

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Just wanted to share for North America based John Williams fans... Both the River Blu-Ray and Angela's Ashes Blu-Ray are listed as Region B, but they play just fine on Blu Ray Players in the US. I just bought both films from Amazon.com, because the listing said they were region free.  When I received them the back said Region B, but I put them in my player and they played just fine. Not sure if the Region code means anything anymore? Or if some manufacturer of discs just list Region B on the packaging but they aren't really?  I don't know.  But if you are interested in owning these two movies on Blu Ray, they will work.

 

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On 7/9/2017 at 9:24 AM, Jay said:

So far there is no solo Witches BD, just a Practical Magic / Witches combo BD, and it has no special features

 

Thanks, @Jay!  I do have this combo BD and knew it didn't contain the iso score, but I wasn't aware that there are no other BD releases of the film.  I thought I might have missed something.

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Yes, not complaining about the Witches of Eastwick's DVD iso score. Rather was following up on @filmmusic's comment/question about The Killers being the only JW iso score on DVD NOT to make it over to the corresponding BD release. It appears that Witches of Eastwick makes it two.

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On 12/7/2017 at 2:29 AM, thx99 said:

Yes, not complaining about the Witches of Eastwick's DVD iso score. Rather was following up on @filmmusic's comment/question about The Killers being the only JW iso score on DVD NOT to make it over to the corresponding BD release. It appears that Witches of Eastwick makes it two.

Yes, sorry, i forgot about that.

 

BUT there are standalone blurays of Witches of Eastwick in Europe.

 

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On 19/7/2017 at 9:43 AM, Richard said:

$30?! Really?! 

If this was a 4K restoration, I would pay even $60-70 for a barebones release.

But unfortunately it isn't.

Anyway, I hope it's decent.

 

Kino is not so good at encoding as other - mainly European - labels.

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Kino releases always retail for $30, it's a specialty label like Twilight Time and Criterion.

 

But as Kendall already pointed out, Amazon prices rarely stay at SRP. My pre-orders of their Barton Fink and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly releases are both sitting at $19.99. 

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I LOVE the cover!

With all the really bad and kitsch covers they're doing these days for BLurays, it's nice they used an original film poster.

 

I wish they had released it in the start of summer though, because it would be great for a summer viewing.

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I guess noone has purchased The River to comment on quality, right?

 

By the way, i've just seen there is an HD version of Heartbeeps so maybe this will come on Bluray too.

It's one of those "so bad I have to own on Bluray" movies! :lol:

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HEARTBEEPS is one of Williams' two worst films, but unlike the other (JOHN GOLDFARB), its visuality -- especially the opening -- is so gaudy and kitchy, it's actually somewhat hypnotizing to watch. :) I'd love to see how it holds up in crisp Blu quality.

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I just read a comment at facebook about the new Close Encounters bluray by a reviewer that I generally trust that " the new BD looks... different".

 

Hmmm. He didn't say it looks great, or extraordinary or something.

And those dots...

I'm expecting some controversy here. Maybe a shift towards yellow tint as it's usual with these 4k restorations?

 

He says comparisons are coming...

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24 minutes ago, Jay said:

I didn't see any commentary about the theatrical re-release looking different, and wouldn't the same master be used for both?

yes.

 

here's the comparison:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews33/close_encounters_of_the_third_kind_blu-ray.htm

 

You can open the screenshots in new tabs and seer the comparison better.

I'm not sure if I should upgrade or not.

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It looked great. But it obviously still looks like a 1970's anamorphic film. So not the sharpest image, and tons and tons of lens flare.

3 minutes ago, filmmusic said:

yes.

 

here's the comparison:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews33/close_encounters_of_the_third_kind_blu-ray.htm

 

You can open the screenshots in new tabs and seer the comparison better.

I'm not sure if I should upgrade or not.

 

Looks pretty darn similar. Certainly nothing I would ever notice if I wasnt comparing separate releases side by side.

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8 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

It looked great. But it obviously still looks like a 1970's anamorphic film. So not the sharpest image, and tons and tons of lens flare.

 

Looks pretty darn similar. Certainly nothing I would ever notice if I wasnt comparing separate releases side by side.

well, the shadows are darker resulting in seeing less detail in some instances.

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/117219

 

And he says in his opinion the audio is a downgrade.

 

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"Another marvelous Williams-scored title is on the TT docket for 2018, so stay tuned."

https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/news/scoreboard-rising/#.WjK6IkHtQLM.twitter

 

Which could that be?

i would bet Pete 'n' Tillie since the complete score recently released is ready to serve as an isolated score track.

Plus, I recently found that a digital HD version of this film has been released.

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That's great. One of my favourite movies JW has scored. We've had to suffice with a crummy-looking DVD so far, which is basically a scandal. I'm hoping they've restored it properly, so Zsigmond's awesome cinematography shines like it's supposed to.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078FFX7HZ

Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM) soundtracks
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Audio commentary by Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
Scene-select commentary by writer-director Robert Altman
Interview with Robert Altman
Brand new interview with actor Cathryn Harrison
An appreciation by musician and author Stephen Thrower
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Carmen Gray and an extract from Altman on Altman

 

:)

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