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One can only agree with most of the reviewers who found this film so utterly delightful. Which, of course, it is. I note that some sort of DVD release of the film is scheduled for September, 2008 but I am apprehensive that the quality of this release might not be that great. I hope I am wrong, of course.
Contrary to the opinion of one writer this film was beautifully photographed in the original, wonderful Technicolor process, not in black and white, as was erroneously stated. Those lucky enough to see an original Technicolor print are lucky indeed for the colour cinematography was one of the best things about that movie. Nowadays that the old Technicolor "imbibition" process is no longer used (it ceased in 1977) we are mostly left with pale, washed-out poor colour prints of this great movie. That is why I fear this upcoming DVD release may be a sad disappointment.
It is a pity that the original studio (British Lion/Columbia/Sony) doesn't spend a few dollars by going back to the film negative and giving us a nice restored version, as is done with so many other older films. Look what Warner Brothers recently did restoring the old 1937 Technicolor "Robin Hood" for DVD: it looks like the film was shot yesterday. And the same thing could be done to nearly every old Technicolor film, if the studios would make the effort.
"Wee Geordie" is a terrific film, so let's hope it one day gets a new lease on life with a proper transfer to DVD.
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