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With more people now voting in the Rondo Awards likely come more younger and newer viewers:TomWeaver999 wrote: The Rondo-losing OLD DARK HOUSE Blu-ray? Isn't this the kind of movie the CHFB is dedicated to? We are the Cyber Old Dark House. And this gift-from-God Blu-ray gets kicked to the curb? Eeeeeek.
You said it! I can't believe how this did not win best restoration. Restoring a 1932 film buried in the LOC for decades vs. restoring a 1977 wide release? Most importantly, the restoration of TODH brought the film out in an entirely new light. Total bleeping bull-bleep!TomWeaver999 wrote: The Rondo-losing OLD DARK HOUSE Blu-ray? Isn't this the kind of movie the CHFB is dedicated to? We are the Cyber Old Dark House. And this gift-from-God Blu-ray gets kicked to the curb? Eeeeeek.
Exactly my feeling.Allen Champion wrote: I certainly am in favor of keeping the Classic Horror Film Board all about CLASSIC HORROR!
(And very little after THE EXORCIST qualifies as that!)
I agree with ALLEN....completely and Abso-FRACKING-Lutely!! Who fought like HECK, as small kids, to FIND THE OLD DARK HOUSE?, To SHOW it, and then get it RELEASED? I first heard of TODH, in FAMOUS MONSTERS....and sent a dime...(which was my weekly "take home pay" at the time). WHY? BECAUSE I knew of its place in the monstrous cycle of life. I knew it THEN, and I know it NOW.....and I will fight like HECK as an adult, to preserve our History. TODH's Restoration should never have had to compete with some of the dreck that's in post millennial theatres.Allen Champion wrote: I would make the cutoff either NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD or THE EXORCIST. I lean towards the latter, because 1974 includes the last gasp of Hammer.
I agree. Much wisdom there. It got me curious and I checked to see what are the most popular folders here on the CHFB. The top five folders on the CHFB are (drum roll, please):MYST0 wrote: I guess as our generation fades, we are losing what this site was created for. I figure that's just the normal process of evolution. It does make me sad, though.
This goes, I think to the same argument sports get into vis-a-vis MVP.Crow T Robot wrote: Yeah, I was a little taken aback by some of the Rondo winners. I had seen the GOG videos of it's restoration and was AMAZED at how much was done to the original film elements. Shouda won, hands down.