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

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  1. Robert Harris

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    The arrival on Blu-ray of Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese's brilliant bio of middleweight boxing champ Jake La Motta, is a cause for celebration.

    With its original UA logo intact, this MGM release via Fox shows what can be done when there is a desire to replicate the look of film on Blu-ray.

    The end result is superb.

    Great film.

    Beautiful transition to home video on Blu-ray.

    Highly Recommended!

    RAH
     
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    Thank you, Mr. Harris. Here's hoping we also get a quality release of "Taxi Driver" on Blu-ray!
     
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    Actually, neither of those logos should be on the BD.

    They still used the Transamerica "T" until the company's sale to MGM in 1981.
     
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    Great movie and will definitely be picking this up.
     
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    I got both Raging Bull, Die Hard IV and the original Pink Panther in a 3 for 2 sale and it looks like it was indeed money well spent [​IMG]

    While I understand that there generally is a deplorable lack of the original logos with many releases it would be nice to have a separate thread for it in order to keep track of the issue for those interested.

    As this seems a problem with several studios this could be brought up with studio folks when the opportunity arises. In that case it would be nice to be able to point them to a separate thread that identifies the issues for a number of releases.
     
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    In regard to logos, my point was less to the specific incarnation, and more to giving credit to the original distribution entity.
     
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    I must have gotten a faulty disc unless this is what everyone else is encountering.

    My Blu-ray comes with a discolored vertical strip just inside the right hand side that is visible throughout all related features on the disc including the menu screen and the film itself.

    I would imagine I need to possibly contact Fox or MGM, but was curious if anyone else had encountered this.

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks a lot.
     
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    I noticed it too. I was scared at first that my screen was burned in, although I couldn't see it at the other side of the screen, and I haven't been playing a lot of 1.33:1 movies. I'm glad it wasn't my screen, but what is it then?
     

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