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Damn Fool Idealistic Crusader-My Youtube channel about film transfers, Laserdisc and film theory

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I finally started making videos of my Laserdisc collection because I got tired of the general lack of info on the format for most online videos and the fact that no one discusses transfers etc.
So if you’re interested or simply bored and have some spare time I’ve been doing uploads where I go through each title one at a time and discuss the transfer, sound, packaging and a little history. My channel has now expanded to simply be about all media formats.
Primarily I talk about transfers, but there is a bit of film history and theory.

https://www.youtube.com/user/duckyousuckr

Admittedly these videos are very low fi but I was tired of “LDs suck or were stupid” videos or mere pickup ones without detail.
I’ve been doing some livestreaming so stop by if you are interested.
This week’s livestream is at 8:30 tonight.
https://youtu.be/1dcospBFuWU

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.
“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford
YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/DamnFoolIdealisticCrusader

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Great name for a channel that, mate 😃

Looking forward to watching some of those videos (when time permits) - nice one.
 

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Nice work, man. I’ll give them a look for sure. I have that same 007 set in the background. Also all the original Scooby Doo, Where Are You? episodes. Mine aren’t in that cool Mystery Machine box though.

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This weeks stream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfNRk7F-jVQ

Thanks guys! The name is something I’ve wanted use for years.

The Scooby box is pretty cool. The first version was an actual plastic van but just had the discs shoved in foam in the top. This one is just a box but still cool.
The best news is that the series is coming to Blu-ray at the end of this year.

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.
“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford
YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/DamnFoolIdealisticCrusader

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I love your channel. I credit you with getting me into Laserdisc collecting again.

I was very envious of those evergreen 007 Laserdiscs.

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Thanks for the vote of confidence. Sorry if I got you started down a rabbit hole, but it’s pure fun and surprising what you wind up learning…after being surrounded by tons of LDs…

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.
“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford
YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/DamnFoolIdealisticCrusader

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I subbed. I love those films by Michael Curtiz that Errol Flynn was in. Especially Captain Blood, and the Adventures of Robin Hood.

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Oh gosh yes the Flynn films are all time greats and the more you dig into his filmography the more you find unheralded gems outside the action swashbucklers and films with Curtiz.

Arguably his films with Walsh and Keighley are as rewarding and films like They Died With Their Boots On and Rocky Mountain are essential.

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.
“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford
YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/DamnFoolIdealisticCrusader

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I’m waiting for a new HD master of Adventures of Robin Hood. We are stuck with the one which was prepared for HD-DVD. I guess i will be waiting a long time. I doubt WB will ever do a new scan for 4K.

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Well that being said it does look amazing and is the best release on home video so far. It was actually the first Blu-ray I ever purchased long before I even had a Blu-ray player. The criterion LD also has an excellent transfer with the lovely exclusive extras but the modern restoration techniques on the Blu-ray really vaults ahead on vintage Technicolor. I cannot wait to see what this would look like in 4K!

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.
“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford
YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/DamnFoolIdealisticCrusader

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I added The Spy Who loved me Laserdisc, Dr No Laserdisc, and Goldfinger Laserdisc from the Japan remastered series to my collection. I also had recently purchased from russia with love from the same series. Only Spy who loved me has its Obi and original seal.

Not sure if you did a video on those Captain Solo.

I also picked up the Man with the Golden Gun first issue for the double gatefold, its beautiful.

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thatguyakira123 said:

Where did you get a picture of that 1935 TCF Logo Positive?

Glad someone noticed!! That’s actually a photo I asked a projectionist buddy of mine to snap when he last ran a print of Grapes of Wrath. This was right around the time of the Disney buyout.

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I added The Spy Who loved me Laserdisc, Dr No Laserdisc, and Goldfinger Laserdisc from the Japan remastered series to my collection. I also had recently purchased from russia with love from the same series. Only Spy who loved me has its Obi and original seal.

Not sure if you did a video on those Captain Solo.

I also picked up the Man with the Golden Gun first issue for the double gatefold, its beautiful.

I’m working on a video for the letterbox Japanese series. Just trying to finish making all the comparisons first.

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.
“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford
YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/DamnFoolIdealisticCrusader

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Great channel, captainsolo.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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I love your live streams and commentaries i also want to chime in and say thanks.

I like the commentaries they remind me of those on TCM and Criterion collection.

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Thanks very much guys!!

I’m hoping to get some more things finished and uploaded very soon. And of course I’ve got to do some classic horror material for October.

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.
“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford
YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/DamnFoolIdealisticCrusader