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 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Stovepipe46   (Member)

Just got hold of this 2017 release from Eureka. A wonderful film, much maligned and misunderstood on its initial release in 1970. A magnificent score from the great Miklos Rozsa. Many extras including in depth interviews with Ernest Walter (film editor) and co- star Christopher Lee and some recovery of the missing footage, but sadly no isolated score. film scholar Neil Sinyard in his analysis of the film is effusive in his praise of the film and the score in particular Tadlows fantastic release of the complete score which he prominently displays at the end of his interview. There is also a 52 page booklet. Altogether a fantastic release .

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Tadlow   (Member)

Just got hold of this 2017 release from Eureka. A wonderful film, much maligned and misunderstood on its initial release in 1970. A magnificent score from the great Miklos Rozsa. Many extras including in depth interviews with Ernest Walter (film editor) and co- star Christopher Lee and some recovery of the missing footage, but sadly no isolated score. film scholar Neil Sinyard in his analysis of the film is effusive in his praise of the film and the score in particular Tadlows fantastic release of the complete score which he prominently displays at the end of his interview. There is also a 52 page booklet. Altogether a fantastic release .

Yes it was a very nice surprise to see Neil plugging my CD production....so glad I just re-released it!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


I saw the film when it came out, always liked both film and score. I was told by a man at United Artists Records at the time that a UA LP was planned but it was canceled. I'm so happy that James / Tadlow recorded it. One magnificent. CD! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 11:29 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

In order for it to be an altogether wonderful release it would have to include, you know, a decent transfer of the damn film. The transfer provided by the horrid MGM/UA people is just that - horrid. If you think that's what this film should look like then you know nothing about this film at all. It's taken from an ancient master which was taken from a fading internegative - fading a LOT. The color is great if you like brown. This does not resemble what this film should look like on iota. The bells and whistles are lovely for those who care about those things. I care about the movie.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 11:35 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Iirc the laser disc transfer was fine.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 12:07 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Iirc the laser disc transfer was fine.

Nope - that was off the same exact fading internegative. There has never been a home video release that's been good in terms of what this film should look like. I love the movie - I owned a gorgeous 16mm scope print with, at the time, perfect color.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 12:23 AM   
 By:   Stovepipe46   (Member)

I haven't got round to watching the actual film yet (that's scheduled for this weekend) I'll report back when I've seen it

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 10:02 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Iirc the laser disc transfer was fine.

Nope - that was off the same exact fading internegative. There has never been a home video release that's been good in terms of what this film should look like. I love the movie - I owned a gorgeous 16mm scope print with, at the time, perfect color.


Maybe someday......
Its wonderful and might have done better with a different title.
Fans of Holmes thought it was a spoof or a risque , 'adult' take and stayed home. Plus the studio meddling ....

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2018 - 3:19 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I was saved from buying this as it's been on TCM in HD (in fact it's on right now) & I've seen it & thought, do I really want this transfer? No. In a mid-sixties edition of that grand old film magazine, Films & Filming, it was reported that Billy Wilder's next film would be, The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes staring...Peter Sellers & Peter O'Toole. Well that never happened, it wasn't stated who would play who, but looking at the film that did get made I'd think it would have been O'Toole for Sherlock. I can thoroughly recommend the Tadlow recording of the great Rozsa soundtrack.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2018 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   martyn.crosthwaite   (Member)

Just got hold of this 2017 release from Eureka. A wonderful film, much maligned and misunderstood on its initial release in 1970. A magnificent score from the great Miklos Rozsa. Many extras including in depth interviews with Ernest Walter (film editor) and co- star Christopher Lee and some recovery of the missing footage, but sadly no isolated score. film scholar Neil Sinyard in his analysis of the film is effusive in his praise of the film and the score in particular Tadlows fantastic release of the complete score which he prominently displays at the end of his interview. There is also a 52 page booklet. Altogether a fantastic release .
Yes all very good with exception to one rather important fact which is that the print supplier to Eureka is poor with many dropouts and colours that are in many cases washed out.

 
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