As of 12/29/15, Greenbriar has been here a
decade. There have been 1660 posts.A separate siteindexes them all by dates,
film titles, and names involved. When Greenbriar started in 2005, there were
vintage movies on DVD, but nothing like now. You could store a collection on a
single shelf then. Now it would take a house, and then some. I watch a disc and
wonder if I'll live long enough to see it again. With dozens or even hundreds
still unwrapped, could I justify re-watch of The Flesh Eaters?
Ambrosia pours forth constant: books, movies, engaging
things on the Internet. Each week comes Blu-rays to set a new bar. Something
good from one label is often bettered by the same title from another, like
Olive's The Quiet Mantoppling to Region Two re-do by Masters Of Cinema. Disappointments
can be redeemed by change in direction, like Fox gone streamer route at I-Tunes
with HD vaulties (The Black Watch, Captain From Castile, a hundred others)
after On-Demand cropped and ancient transferred titles on DVD. Now is to await
Universal doing same or similar with their own and pre-49 Paramounts the
company owns. I'm confident that will come in good time.
What more marvels since Greenbriar started? I
submit higher-definition as peak of them. Pictures I liked all along have whole
new impact now. Just in a past couple days: Remember The Night,Lady On A Train, Brides Of Dracula done right on Blu and proper framing at 1.85 (from France).
TCM has blossomed during 2015 with HD broadcast of many titles, Warner Archive
continues to release rarities, and Warner Instant mines much from the 20's
forward. TCM really is the model for freshening oldies and luring a modern (and
young) audience for them. I haven't been to their L.A. festival or taken any of cruises, but
reports from these are positive. Making old movies a social occasion ripens
with TCM's lately introduced Wine Club, marketing on par with showmanship of
yore as I see it. Yes, the picture lifeoverall have never been better, at
least in these quarters. Given further flow of viewing riches, Greenbriar
should be around another ten years.