A Few Words About A few words about...™ Glory -- in Blu-ray

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  1. Robert Harris

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    Edward Zwick's Glory, which was nominated for four Academy Awards in 1990, and won three -- Best Sound, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Denzel Washington), and Best Cinematography by Freddie Francis, BSC, has been on my "worry list."

    It was created with a slightly granular look, which among other things, I presume added to the precise look of occasional Matthew Brady-like tableaus, but with terrific resolution, and I feared that it might go over to the "dark side."

    This evening my hat is raised high to Columbia / Sony for reproducing Mr. Francis' work, in all its glorious detail, as photographed, and for the precise reasons that it won the Academy Award.

    Glory is as perfect a 1989 production as one will find on Blu-ray, and much like Columbia's Dr. Strangelove, is a standard-inducing release of which others should take careful note.

    This is the way that Blu-rays should look, but unfortunately so often today, do not.

    Glory is a wonderful film, brilliantly produced, that has survived the transition to Blu-ray as if Mr. Francis (who passed away in March of 2007) was fully in charge, held steadfastly to his ideals, and created the perfect Blu-ray of his work.

    Glory is a brilliant piece of cinema, reproduced to Perfection.

    Highly Recommended!

    RAH
     
  2. Chuck Mayer

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    Sampled a good 45 minutes tonight. It really does look good, based on the source material. Still a beautiful movie.
     
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    I'm so very glad to hear that this is another title that was handled well. I look forward to viewing it.
     
  4. Rachael B

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    My copy is in the mail. I thought Glory looked rather well on HD Net Movies. Robert's comments have made me feel warm and fuzzy in anticipation, aye!
     
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    Thank you for the review, Mr. Harris. I have not watched this movie in many years, and am really looking forward to revisiting it (my copy is in the mail).
     
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    Gorgeous film! Very glad to have this disc in my collection.
     
  7. Cees Alons

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    Glory! Glory!

    Hallel...


    Just received the word that mine is in the mail. And $1 less expensive than I ordered it for!

    Thanks for the review, I'll wait.


    Cees
     
  8. Aaron Silverman

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    Whew!!!
     
  9. David Wilkins

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    Watched it last night. Everything you said it was, RAH, and then some. What a treat to have this movie so well presented in 1080p, and for a price that's easily doable, even during these dicey times.
     
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    Glory was glorious....what more could be said?
     

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