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Naturama - Republic's New Wide-Screen Process
Topic Started: Oct 4 2017, 12:26 PM (92 Views)
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From a thread at the HTF. I've never heard of "Naturama".

Naturama - Republic's New Wide-Screen Process


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Isn't there a Blu-Ray of a Naturama film coming soon? I can't remember whether it's Olive or K-L that will release it.
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I'm not aware, but intrigued.

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Yes, I believe Kino has "The Man Who Died Twice" (1958-Rep) slated for release in November. Starring Rod Cameron and Vera Ralston (her last film, I believe). I plan on getting the Blu-ray.

Can't recall offhand if any others have been released. Olive has done many 1950s Republics, but I'm not sure if any were Naturama efforts. Usually, I'm most apt to remember old tv viewings of pan-and-scan examples like "Accused of Murder" (1956) and "Affair in Reno" (1957), all looking pretty awful. Might be pretty nice to see them in their correct ratios. I recall "Young and Wild" (1958) being a better-than-average 'teen delinquent' film, but it too was pan-and-scanned, when I taped it off-air decades ago. I'd rather like to see some of those late Republics all done right, so as to re-assess them. Those wretched old tv-prints from long ago tended to turn me away, and perhaps created an unfair bias that I harbored for a long time. I'd also rather like to see the earlier Rod Cameron and Vera Ralston pairing, "Spoilers of the Forest" (1957), of which I only have the vaguest memories of.
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