Interestingly,our friends at the French Western Movies Site: http://www.westernmovies.fr have posted screengrabs from the Universal
France version of WILD AND THE INNOCENT (4×3 Pan & Scan)
They compare it to an old VHS release which was in widescreen
but with far infewrior p.q.
According to the French guys,they seem to think the widescreen
master of the film was destroyed in the Universal fire of 2008.
At any rate I am glad to at least have the film as its one of the few
gaps in my Audie library.
They have also compared the Sidonis widescreen Blu-Ray to the
version that appeared on Encore Westerns; of A DAY OF FURY.
Hard news if true. Hopefully they will find a widescreen version that can be transferred (what about the negative?). I’m grateful to have seen it once in ‘Scope but want to see it again and I just won’t go back to pan and scan.
You certainly have good taste for picking out the Birthday people!
There is an educational, non-profit website that has 5 or 6 thousand photos of Audie including screen grabs. The website was founded by Terry Murphy and belongs to the Audie Murphy Research Foundation. http://www.audiemurphy.com
If you want to see the movie photos, you can find them at … http://www.audiemurphy.com/movies.htm … select a movie, then scroll down below the credits and you will find a table of pictures. Click and enjoy.