More on the Simply Media releases: JohnK was right; they’re disappointing. THE RESTLESS BREED is a passable color print but it isn’t widescreen. ROSE OF CIMARRON looks awful, colors faded and very soft, probably sourced from a videotape.
On the other hand, Odeon’s release of STATION WEST is an improvement on the old Manga release, even though no one will mistake it for something from Criterion.
I thought RESTLESS BREED was the best of a bad bunch.
At least ROSE OF CIMARRON is an upgrade on my “off air” copy.
Regarding CARIBOO TRAIL and FIGHTING MAN OF THE PLAINS
do not bother they are no better than what we have had before!
RESTLESS BREED in widescreen would be amazing;;;;;;;;;;;
Speaking of Allan Dwan I have given up on any of his rarer
films surfacing from Olive Films so I am sourcing my own
“off air” copies. There are decent copies of old Republic
pictures floating around out there.
Got a great one to watch tonight;never seen it and what a
WILD BLUE YONDER
Wendell Corey,Vera Ralston,Forrest Tucker,Phil Harris,
Walter Brennan,Harry Carey Jr.James Brown,Richard Erdman
Penny Edwards,Jack Kelly,Jay Silverheels and William Witney in
an acting role!
Mr Dwan needs far more respect from those who decide which
films are deemed worthy of release on DVD.