Open Range - any chance of HD release anytime soon?

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  1. Viper

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    I'm wondering who owns the rights, if they're BD or HD, and if there's any chance of a release this year.
     
  2. Douglas Monce

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    Disney in the U.S. Haven't heard anything about this one but I would love to see it on blu-ray.
    Doug
     
  3. Douglas Monce

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    Double post.
     
  4. Viper

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    Well, I've been eye-balling the SD-DVD at Walmart for $7.50 and trying to decide whether to wait for a hi-def release or just get the SD. I still have about 350 VHS tapes to replace and this movie is one of them.
     
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    I'd love to have this on Blu, it's a fantastic western.
     
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    I remember this being listed this time last year as coming in the summer (07). That obviously never happened.
    Disney didn't release much of anything catalog-wise (outside of Pirates and Cars) last year. It's looking a bit better this year with Crimson Tide, The Rock, Unbreakable and Narnia but they have a lot of non-animated films I'm dying to get on BD.
    Open Range
    Pulp Fiction
    Kill Bill 1 and 2
    Sin City
    Tombstone
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Jackie Brown
    Hero
    The Sixth Sense
    Signs
     
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    Waiting for the same movies to be announced plus The Count of Monte Cristo and a few others.
     
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    For $7.50, I'd pick up the SD dvd and not worry about it.

    The SD DVD has an excellent thunderous DTS soundtrack and the picture quality was excellent.

    Plus it is a hell of a good film.

    Dave
     
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    Open Range, one heck of a good film and I would buy it on BD in a heartbeat.
     
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  11. TonyD

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    this is true, literally true.
    besides we need someone to buy it so the br will get announced sooner.
     
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    I also would pick up Open Range in HD in a heart beat! [​IMG] The DTS track on the DVD was awsum, could you imagine that same audio track in lossless! [​IMG]
     
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    The best sound for gun shots I have ever heard.
     
  14. Ronald Epstein

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    There are several threads running that mention Open Range. Had
    forgotten the last one that I participated in. This one seemed as good
    as any to continue with.

    Just received my copy of Open Range on Blu-ray. It's the German
    release (coded for region 2) bought from their Amazon site. It took
    just over two weeks to receive here in the U.S.

    It's great to finally have a copy of this on Blu-ray. Watching it for the
    first time in almost a decade, I am reminded as to what an exceptional
    film this is. Certainly one of my favorite westerns.

    Real shame to be reminded that this was one of the last films that actor
    Michael Jeter (The Green Mile) appeared in before dying of cancer. He
    was a cherished character actor.

    The transfer looks quite pleasing.

    I was initially confused by the indication/selection of a 6.1 track. I had
    no idea what that meant. Did not take long to realize that it was pushing
    mono to the back channels instead of stereo.

    That being said, I was floored by the audio mix. Those rear channels
    really got an earful, particularly for carrying the sound of heavy rain or
    crowds from within a saloon. Very pleased with the surround activity.

    With the state of catalog releases these days (the lack of to be exact),
    I am less optimistic we will ever see a U.S. Blu-ray release. If you have
    a region-free player, it's a no-brainer to import this film.
     
  15. Robert Crawford

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    This is the thread we've been talking about Open Range. I'm glad you enjoyed the BD.
     
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    Ron, in between the introductions of 5.1 and 7.1 there was Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES. Each of these formats offered a center back channel.
     
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    Open Range was made for Blu-ray. I can't believe it is taking this long.
     
  18. Mark Booth

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    Thanks for the review, Ron! If I had a region-free player, I'd jump on it. But I'm holding out hope that 'Open Range' will eventually receive a region 1 release. In the meantime, I'll be renting the HD version from iTunes to get my 'Open Range' fix!

    Mark
     

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