Blu-ray Review HTF Blu-ray Review: GRUMPY OLD MEN

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  1. Michael Reuben

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    Edited by Michael Reuben - 8/14/2009 at 12:33 am GMT
     
  2. Joe Fisher

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    Thanks for the review Michael. Will be getting this next week. Agree 100%
     
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    I never bought this title on SD-DVD because it was not OAR. I'm glad to read that Warner did not use heavy NR on the transfer. I will definitely be picking up this comedy classic. Thanks for the review, Michael.
     
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    It's a mystery to me why this movie has been treated so badly in the past. I have refused to buy any version of it because it was only available in pan and scan. I'm happy to read that the PQ is good and they didn't NR it to death. It does seem to me they are continuing to devalue this movie by not including any extras. Surely they could have found someone to do a really good commentary. With Lemmon and Mattheau, there must have been back-stories galore to tell.

    I have adopted a policy of not buying on release date, but this movie is selling for $19 at Amazon. I'm sure after a couple of months it will drop in price, but for this one, I don't think I can wait.

    It's been a while since I've seen this movie, was Mattheau's last adlib the "nude scene"?
     
  5. Michael Reuben

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    Not to side track the thread, HDNET is showing the sequel Grumpier Old Men tonight July 6th at 10:05pm Est.
     
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    Exactly! Such a great film and finally in OAR. Thanks for the review!
     
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    It's hard to remember, but I think I had this on laserdisc in OAR wasn't it?
    anyway, It's been that long since I've seen this movie.
    Just for the mere fact that I didn't want to watch the DVD in a marred version.
     
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    I hesitated to buy the DVD, and finally didn't.
    It's a pleasure to see this release. Thanks Michael for the outstanding review.

    (Ordering it from Amazon.)


    Cees
     
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    yes it was in Widescreen on LD and the sequel as well. Glad to see it on BR.
     
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    Watched it last night.
    I thought it looked great on Blu-ray.
    I was very happy with this release and the way it looked and sounded.
    Thank-you WB!
     
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    I knew there was some reason I never bought this on DVD - thanks for reminding me that it was P&S. I guess I'm on for the Blu now. I hope they follow up with GOM2 now that I am one.
     
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    The Grumpy Old Men movies are two of the very few non-OAR movies I ever bought on DVD. Why? Because they're not pan 'n' scan, but open matte. I simply treat them like non-anamorphic widescreen movies, zoom in and get a (fairly) proper widescreen image. Of course, the resolution is reduced, but it's better than nothing (and if they were truly P&S, I wouldn't have bought them).

    Anyway, I'm certainly glad to see these movies coming out in OAR on Blu-ray. I'm not sure I'll feel the need to upgrade, but it's nice to know that the option exists.
     

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