Mandingo up for preorder on Amazon

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    In addition to "March of the Wooden Soldiers" it

    seems that Legend films is also quietly releasing

    Mandingo to Blu-ray.


    It can be preordered on Amazon for $16.95


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  2. John Hodson

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    I will add this to my collection. I hope legend can obtain more blaxploitation films from Paramount.

     

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  4. Douglas R

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    I don't like to step in just to rubbish a film but in this case I'll make an exception. MANDINGO is an appalling piece of junk and I could never understand why Richard Fleischer and James Mason ever wanted to be involved in it.
     
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    Absolutely. If there ever was a film that all involved should be deeply embarrassed about making it is Mandingo. I'll admit to seeing it upon release and being embarrassed to my core that I actually watched that film - like no other movie before or since.
     
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    Really wish companies would make it a standard to have transfers in HD be at least 30gb. It appears MANDINGO is about 15gb -- not much of an increase in data size. Legend really needs to take better advantage of the size of the transfer. I know it's affordable but give us a little more, huh? At this point I don't think I'd purchase something like THE SKULL on blu-ray if it's only going to be such a minor increase.
     
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    I Agreee bgart13, I think there should be a standard and no offense but WB's bit rates tend to stay on the lazy side. THX-1138, that film should have been spread out further on the disc. It was a useless waste of disc space just not used. I also think that the mbps should never fall below 20, honestly I would say 25mbps... but so many Warner titles have some highs and lows it is crazy.

     

    I realize WB's churns out more titles than most studios to be sure but I would rather go for quality over quantity. I guess all studios can't be Criterion or even Blue-Underground.
     
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    or vice versa.

     

    Mandingo always controversial and when I interviewed Fleischer he seemed perfectly happy with the movie. I thought it would make a perfect double-bill with Barabbas, another Fleischer film about slavery, and perhaps if Mandingo was set in Ancient Rome the reaction might have been somewhat different. Frankly, my dears, it's a damn sight more realistic than Gone With the Wind.
     
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    I don't think realism is the issue. If we wanted reality we wouldn't go to the movies.
     

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