Has anyone else recieved their copy of "Sunset Blvd."?

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  1. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Mine is in the post - should be here by monday morning. I live in Britain and ordered it from Laser Visual Software which is a site that is famous for getting titles over two weeks early. Cost me £18.99/$30.13, which is quite expensive for my sensibilities, but I just thought "what the heck" on this occassion and ordered it. They have Roman Holiday in stock too. I have not read reviews of either yet, but I have heard that the transfer for Sunset Blvd. is very good. [​IMG]
    As soon as I get it, I'll give my opinion on it.
    Thanks for reading.
    Gordy
     
  2. Robert Harris

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    There should be a piece on line at Bits later today.

    RAH
     
  3. Ken_McAlinden

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    Matt Brighton at dvdauthority.com posted his review today. It was very positive. His only real complaint was that the commentary track was presented a bit dryly. It can be reached by clicking here.
    Regards,
     
  4. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Thanks, Bob, I'll be sure to check it out.
    It's a great film and I have been looking forward to the DVD for a long time now. [​IMG]
    Gordy
     
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    A good review and excellent screen grabs can be seen at THE BIG PICTURE at:
    http://www.thebigpicturedvd.com/cgi-...nset_Boulevard
    Apparently the work by LDI is as good as always
    I ordered my copy from PLAY for £ 14.99 though I shan't get it until the 16th at the earliest...
     
  6. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Thanks for the link, Ken. [​IMG]
    I'm glad that Paramount chose to work with LDI for this release. I can't wait to revel in the quality of the transfer! [​IMG]
     
  7. Gordon McMurphy

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    To work, Sergio! Cheers! [​IMG]
     
  8. DeeF

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    Interesting, unfortunate news.

    Sunset Boulevard (special edition) is being sold in a Billy Wilder set, with Sabrina and Stalag 17.

    Roman Holiday (special edition) is being sold in an Audrey Hepburn set, with Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

    Both sets contain Sabrina! How annoying.
     
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    What are the odds on major B&Ms stocking this? I really want to pick this up on it's release day and am waiting to place my next online order in early December.
     
  10. Larry Sutliff

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    The screenshots on the BIG Picture Review are incredible, I can't wait to get this!
     
  11. Ted Lee

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    i used to be a page at paramount studios. sometimes i would give studio tours.
    one place i *always* stopped at was the original studio gate which (unfortunately) isn't used anymore.
    i always said, "anyone remember the part in sunset boulevard where norma desmond comes driving through in her car? it was done RIGHT HERE!!! you're standing on history folks!"
    very few people knew what the hell i was talking about...
    but then i would take them to the medical facility which doubled as the porch for the flight-instructor chick from top gun and they all knew exactly what i was talking about.
    sheesh... [​IMG]
     
  12. Patrick McCart

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    The Big Picture mentions this was done to be output to film...

    Is this just the standard lower-res 2K restoration, or high enough to actually qualify as a preservation of the film?

    This DVD is on my purchase list...
     
  13. Gordon McMurphy

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    DVD File's review: www.dvdfile.com/software/review/dvd-video_5/sunsetboulevard.html
    [​IMG]
    Gordy
     
  14. Ronald Epstein

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    My review goes up later tonight.

    Outstanding DVD. Transfer is first-rate.

    This was the first time I ever saw the movie,
    and I have to tell you....I was floored!

    One of the best classic films I have ever seen.

    What's also funny is that BIG PICTURE took the
    exact same screenshots that I selected (and vise-
    versa). Seems we both have the same taste when it
    comes to favorite stills.

     
  15. Robert Crawford

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    Just got through the whole dvd and like Ron stated the dvd presentation is excellent. However, the absence of film grain does take a way the feeling that you're replicating a movie theater experience when watching this dvd.




    Crawdaddy
     

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