I watched "20 Million Miles to Earth" in color - I actually liked it. Now I am looking for all the old b&w movies that have been colorized. "The Day The Earth Stood Still", "It! The Terror from Beyond Space", "The Thing". I know they were made B&W and TNT showed them in colorized format but hard to find. I hope they put them on Blu-Ray in colorized format. They can also put them in B&W for the die hards that live in the past. I now refuse to buy any B&W movies unless they have been colorized. You have to let the past - old - B&W go!
Why not both as Jamack suggested? I also prefer color to black & white. I feel as if all of my choices are being taken away from me -- from "full-screen" to "wide-screen". I've been watching full screen my whole life, now I'm expected to be satisfied with half a screen. If that's what you like, ok; but why take away the choice? They made Ted Turner stop colorizing movies, why? You could still have the black and white. I would love to see the movie, "Them!" in color; I saw the movie "Cowboy & the Lady" in color on channel 9 about 5 years ago, but couldn't find it. I love the old movies -- I grew up with them, but I would love to see them in color.
I just watched the colorized version of Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version w/ natalie wood) and rather enjoyed it. I have seen the b&w version also. My mother had it on VHS from a number of years back and we watched it the other day for a holiday movie. She, being 49, didnt enjoy the colorized version, but myself, 20, rather did. Maybe its the generation gap.
No generation gap here -- I'm a 57 year old mother and I prefer color and full screen! Can someone please tell me where I can find these movies in color VHS or DVD?: "East Side, West Side (1950)"; "Them (1954)"; "The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)". Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated!
How sad that you refuse to buy B&W movies. You're missing out on some good movies. A few decades ago, colorizing was all the rage, but I think there's been a backlash on it as "a fad" that is now looked down on (as is a good bit of 1980s' pop culture). To each his own, but I watch B&W movies with the mindset of "that's how it was made back in the day".
What should bug you more than color vs. b&w are the incessant 'bugs' and 'crawls' that now infest movies on TV (except on TCM, thankfully).
Hi I too am a fan of colorized movies..I have over 150 of them including: Colorized Movie List 42nd Street (1933) Warner Baxter & Ruby Keeler A Christmas Carol (aka Scrooge) (1951) Alastair Sim A Night at the Opera (1935) The Marx Brothers A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Ronald Colman Above and Beyond (1952 Robert Taylor The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) Fred MacMurray Action in the North Atlantic (1943) Humphrey Bogart Across the Pacific (1942) Humphrey Bogart Advise and Consent (1962) Henry Fonda After The Thin Man (1936) William Powell Air Force (1943) John Garfield Allegheny Uprising (1939) John Wayne Ambush (1949) Robert Taylor Angel and the Badman (1947) John Wayne Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) James Cagney & Humphrey Bogart Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Cary Grant Back to Bataan (1945) John Wayne Badman's Territory (1946) Randolph Scott Bataan (1943) Robert Taylor The Batchelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) Cary Grant Battle Circus (1953) Humphrey Bogart Battleground (1949) Van Johnson The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman The Big Sky (1952) Kirk Douglas The Big Sleep (1946) Humphrey Bogart Blackboard Jungle (1955) Glenn Ford Blood on the Moon (1948) Robert Mitchum Blue Steel (1934) John Wayne Bombardier (1943) Randolph Scott Boom Town (1940) Clark Gable & Spencer Tracy Boy's Town (1938) Spencer Tracy & Mickey Rooney Camille (1936) Robert Taylor The Canterville Ghost (1944) Charles Laughton & Robert Young Captain Blood (1935) Errol Flynn Captains Courageous (1937) Spencer Tracy Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart Chain Lightning (1950) Humphrey Bogart The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) Errol Flynn China Seas (1935) Clark Gable Colorado Territory (1949) Joel McCrae Command Decision (1948) Clark Gable The Corsican Brothers (1941) Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Crisis (1950) Cary Grant Crossfire (1947) Robert Mitchum & Robert Young Dark Command (1940) John Wayne Dark Passage (1947) Humphrey Bogart Dark Victory (1939) Bette Davis & Humphrey Bogart David Copperfield (1935) W C Fields Desperate Journey (1942) Errol Flynn Destination Tokyo (1943) Cary Grant & John Garfield Devil's Doorway (1950) Robert Taylor Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1941) Spencer Tracy Edge of Darkness (1943) Errol Flynn The Enchanted Cottage (1945) Robert Young The Fastest Gun Alive (1956) Glenn Ford Father of the Bride (1950) Spencer Tracy The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) John Wayne The Fighting Seabees (1944) John Wayne Flame of Barbary Coast (1945) John Wayne Fury (1936) Spencer Tracy Flying Tigers (1942) John Wayne Fort Apache (1948) John Wayne Gaslight (1944) Charles Boyer & Ingrid Bergman Gentleman Jim (1942) Errol Flynn The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) Rex Harrison & Gene Tierney Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939) Robert Donat & Greer Garson The Great Sinner (1949) Gregory Peck & Ava Gardner Gunga Din (1939) Cary Grant High Noon (1952) Gary Cooper & Grace Kelly High Sierra (1941) Humphrey Bogart High Wall (1947) Robert Taylor Honky Tonk (1941) Clark Gable House on Haunted Hill (1959) The Hucksters (1947) Clark Gable The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Charles Laughton The Hurricane (1937) Jon Hall In This Our Life (1942) Bette Davis It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) Kenneth Tobey It's a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart In Old California (1942) John Wayne Jezebel (1938) Bette Davis & Henry Fonda Johnny Eager (1942) Robert Taylor Julius Caesar (1953) Marlon Brando Key Largo (1948) Humphrey Bogart & Edward G Robinson Killer McCoy (1947 ) Mickey Rooney King Kong (1933) Fay Wray & Bruce Cabot Kit Carson (1940) Jon Hall Lady From Louisiana (1941) John Wayne The Last Gangster (1937) Edward G Robinson & James Stewart The Last of the Mohicans (1936) Randolph Scott The Last Man On Earth (1964) Vincent Price The Letter (1940) Bette Davis Libeled Lady (1936) William Powell & Jean Harlow Lone Star (1952) Clark Gable The Longest Day (1962) John Wayne The Lucky Texan (1934) John Wayne The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Joseph Cotton The Maltese Falcon (1941) Humphrey Bogart The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) Louis Hayward & Joan Bennett The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942) Bette Davis & Monte Woolley The Mark of Zorro (1940 ) Tyrone Power & Linda Darnell The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) Boris Karloff Manhattan Melodrama (1934) Clark Gable & William Powell Meet John Doe (1941) Gary Cooper Mighty Joe Young (1949) Ben Johnson Mildred Pierce (1945) Joan Crawford & Jack Carson Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Maureen O'Hara & John Payne Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) Cary Grant Mr. Lucky (1943) Cary Grant Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) William Powell Miss Annie Rooney (1942) Shirley Temple The Money Trap (1965) Glenn Ford The Mortal Storm (1940) James Stewart & Robert Young The Most Dangerous Game (1932) Joel McCrae Mrs. Miniver (1942) Greer Garson Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Clark Gable My Favorite Brunette (1947) Bob Hope & Dorothy Lamour My Favorite Wife (1940) Cary Grant My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell Now and Forever (1934) Gary Cooper & Carole Lombard Objective, Burma (1945) Errol Flynn Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum Passage to Marseille (1944) Humphrey Bogart The Petrified Forest (1936) Humphrey Bogart The Philadelphia Story (1940) Cary Grant The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) John Garfield & Lana Turner Pride and Prejudice (1940) Laurence Olivier & Greer Garson Pride of the Marines (1945) John Garfield The Prince & the Pauper (1937) Errol Flynn The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) Ronald Colman Rachel and the Stranger (1948) Robert Mitchum & William Holden The Racket (1951) Robert Mitchum & Robert Ryan Random Harvest (1942) Ronald Colman & Greer Garson The Red Badge of Courage (1951) Audie Murphy Red Dust (1932) Clark Gable Red River (1948) John Wayne Return of the Bad Men (1948) Randolph Scott & Robert Ryan Rio Grande (1950) John Wayne The Roaring Twenties (1939) James Cagney & Humphrey Bogart Robin Hood The Movie (1991) Richard Greene Robin Hood's Greatest Adventures (1991) Richard Greene Robin Hood Quest for the Crown (1991) Richard Greene Rogue Cop (1954) Robert Taylor Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) San Francisco (1936) Clark Gable & Spencer Tracy Santa Fe Trail (1940) Errol Flynn The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) Leslie Howard & Merle Oberon The Sea Hawk (1940) Errol Flynn The Sea Wolf (1941) Edward G Robinson & John Garfield Second Chorus (1940) Fred Astaire & Paulette Goddard Sergeant York (1941) Gary Cooper The Shaggy Dog (1959) Fred MacMurray She (1935) Randolph Scott Sherlock Holmes & The Woman in Green (1945) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes & Prelude to Murder aka Dressed to Kill (1946) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes & The Secret Weapon (1943) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes & Terror By Night (1946) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce Soldiers Three (1951) Stewart Granger Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) Paul Newman Stagecoach (1939) John Wayne Stars in My Crown (1950) Joel McCrae Stowaway (1936) Robert Young & Shirley Temple Suspicion (1941) Cary Grant Tall in the Saddle (1944) John Wayne Tarzan, The Ape Man (1932) Johnny Weismuller Test Pilot (1938) Clark Gable & Spencer Tracy They Died With Their Boot's On (1941) Errol Flynn They Drive By Night (1940) George Raft & Humphrey Bogart They Were Expendable (1945) John Wayne The Thin Man (1934) William Powell Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) Spencer Tracy Three Comrades (1938) Robert Taylor & Robert Young Three Strangers (1946) Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957) Robert Taylor To Have and Have Not (1944) Humphrey Bogart The Three Stooges (1936 Disorder in the Court & (1947) Brideless Groom The Three Stooges (2 Disks) (Punch Drunks, Men in Black, Hoi Polloi, Disorder in the Court, Playing the Ponies, The Sitter-Downers, Violent is the Word, You Natzy Spy, No Census..No Feeling, An Ache in Every Stake, Brideless Groom, Sing a Song of Six Pants, Malice in the Palace) Too Hot To Handle (1938) Clark Gable Topper (1937) Cary Grant Tortilla Flat (1942) Spencer Tracy & John Garfield The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Humphrey Bogart The Two Mrs. Carroll's (1947) Humphrey Bogart Until They Sail (1957) Paul Newman Virginia City (1940) Errol Flynn Wake of the Red Witch (1948) John Wayne Waterloo Bridge (1940) Robert Taylor & Vivien Leigh Way Out West (1937) Laurel & Hardy The Westerner (1940) Gary Cooper & Walter Brennan Westward the Women (1941) Robert Taylor The Woman in the Window (1944) Edward G Robinson The Young in Heart (1938) Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) James Cagney Your Cheatin' Heart (1964) George Hamilton
I will be receiving East Side, West Side this week Graham Clark
where did you get your colorized version of Mrs. Miniver? That is my favorite film of all time and I love it in black and white, but would kill to see it in color! I have looked for it online, and can't seem to find it! Thanks!
Hi Nikki Cant remember exactly when I got it..quality is good. I started collecting the 21 Bogart colorized movies..then colorized John Wayne & next thing I knew I had over 200 of them. Send me your email address & I will send you a complete list. Or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Regards Graham
Hi Kathy In This Our Life was recorded from TV over 20 years ago onto VHS & then transferred to DVD. They Drive by Night was released on VHS & I have transferred to DVD. Only about 1% of these movies were released onto DVD & about 2% onto VHS. They were copied onto VHS from Turner Classic Movies from TV over 20 years ago & transferred to VHS. You can email me if you like & I will give you an updated list (about 30 more titles) Regards Graham
Don't you think colorized films look unnatural and weird? All flesh tones are exactly the same! Plus, B&W enhances the atmosphere of many films, especially horror films and film noir. Isn't there something to be said for the filmmaker's intentions as well?
where on earth are you getting all of these colorized movies--i live in the US in dallas tx. would like to get PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, RANDOM HARVEST, TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, THE THIN MAN, SUSPICION and a lot of others you have
Hi V I bought a lot from eBay, iOffer.com & sell.com but those sites are now banned from selling "colorized" movies. I have nearly 300 now..you can email me at email@example.com & I will send you an updated list. Regards Graham
"Filmmaker's intentions" was a claim made up by the anti-colorization movement of the 80s. As Ray Harryhausen has said on many occasions, most old B&W movies were made that way because IT WAS CHEAPER (period). Very, very, very few were intentionally made that way. "Filmmaker's intentions" was a buzzphrase that meant "if we had anything to do with a film at all (no matter how large or small) and you colorize it and increase its sales, we will object unless you pay us another royalty for the same picture". It was all about money...
Graham, I love colorized movies. I am extremely interested in "East Side, West Side", "Miss Annie Roonie", "The Prince & the Pauper". Do you still have copies? How are they recorded, i.e. Standard Play (SP), Stereo sound -- what is the quality? Please e-mail me at Janis.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. JDrexel
I have just come across your post on Amazon about colorized movies. I would love to have lots of them but I don't seem to be able to track the sellers down. I live in Australia & there's no one here that is able to help me. Could you please send me a list of available titles & an indication of where they might be available from. Many thanks in anticipation, Michael Walsh, Adelaide Australia my email address is : email@example.com
Like Honest I, too, believe that all black and white films should be colorized The original film is not destroyed even when a colorized version is made so if the films were available in both black and white as well as color I'm sure that this would create a new lease of life for them and also create a great deal of money for those who are able to provide this option. Everyone knows that a huge number of "old" movies had great story lines and were extremely well photographed and presented as is verified by the number of people who still prefer to watch these films in spite of their only being available in black and white. Who can we convince that colorization is what a great number of film fans would love, can we begin a campaign to push for it ? Michael
I love musicals & there has been a lot of them in the past that were excellent but crying out for color. I just don't like watching them now but if they color them I'll want to watch them & own them too. There's lots of other genres that should be done too. Sally Ann