The Great Escape - 50th Anniversary Restoration, TCM Showing in 2013 along with probable BD release

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  1. Billy Batson

    Billy Batson Cinematographer

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    Yeah, I was thinking that, I have the CD(s) & it sounds fantastic. I suppose it depends if they still have the seperate music, effects & dialogue tracks. If all they have is a final mix then I can't see how they can do it.
     
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    Sounds good to me.
     
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    Fox said "The Great Escape" would come to Blu in 2013. Sony said we would get "Funny Girl" in 2013 also
     
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    Well, it's already November, so Fox has exactly 2 months to make good on that target...we'll see!!!
     
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    No.James Finn said 2013.That clearly makes sense (50th Anniversary).
     
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    Great Escape is playing at Cinemark theaters nationwide next week as part of their Cinema Classics series. Last night was Young Frankenstein, which looked really good on their XD screen.
     
  7. Larry-Bender

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    IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT would be nice.
     
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    I think Women in Love would look spectacular on Blu-ray.
     
  9. MLamarre

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    I merged the two threads together so that it is easier to follow the discussion regarding the restoration, TCM showing and hopefully, BD release.









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    Just hope that whatever was shown at Cinemark this week will not see the light of day in BD format.
    It was a painful experience. Super grainy, no detail nor definition...sad, sad, sad.
     
  12. MLamarre

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    I received my copy of the Blu-ray and had a chance to check it out. In the original post I posted some screencaps from scenes in the 2004 SE DVD that I felt were particularly problematic. I've taken screencaps from the Blu-ray of the very same scenes to compare. The difference is significant.

    DVD screencaps are on top, Blu-ray on the bottom.


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    A perfect example of how unreliable screencaptures can be. Anyone basing judgment on the Blu-ray caps above would assume the BD has a washed out picture. Even the black bars are dark grey (measuring 95% of black in Photoshop's greyscale slider)
     

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