PT 109 / Naked and the Dead

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  1. Ernest

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    PT 109 (story of Jack Kennedy and his Navy experience commanding a PT boat in WW II) and The Naked and the Dead are two very good Cliff Robertson WW II movies not on Blu-ray. Both titles have recently been broadcast on movie channels in 1080i and I was fortunate to record a copy of each in 480i. Better than nothing but I would love to be able to purchase each on Blu-ray. Her is hoping the studios or someone like Twilight or Criterion will release a Blu-ray of each in the near future.
     
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    PT 109 is available on DVD via the Warner Archive, while The Naked and the Dead is owned by Warner but not released on any format. I guess there's always a chance that PT 109 may get one of the WA Blu-ray releases, but no one really knows what films will be coming from them beyond the four they initially announced.
     
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    Thanks for the info Brandon since I recorded both in 480i from a broadcast in 1080i they are similar in quality to DVD. I watched both the other day and they are formatted correctly 16 x 9 and the video quality is very good for DVD. There is no incentive for me to buy either title on DVD I will wait for the Blu-ray which may never happen.
     
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    I've love a great looking Blu of, The Naked & The Dead. I can still remember seeing it on the telly in the early sixties, & the scene where the guy gets bitten by a snake, starts frothing at the mouth & dies almost straight away. I saw it a couple of years ago on a rubbish TV satellite channel, it was pan & scan, & the picture was very green, but it still had that power, & not forgetting that great Bernard Herrmann score.
     

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