Thomas Crown Affair (1968) Blu-ray: Any thoughts on quality?

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  1. Mark Walker

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    I saw that the 1968 version of The Thomas Crown Affair is available on Blu-ray at Amazon for under $10
    and want to snap it up, but I am wondering if anyone has had a chance to review the new Blu-ray for picture and sound quality.
     
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    It's been about three years since I watched the BD, but I don't remember having any negative thoughts about it. It has been on TV lately, I think on HDNET Movies as I've caught a few scenes while channel surfing. What a great film! The beginning the film is classic.
     
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    I wish I could help, but I only reviewed the 1999 remake on Blu-ray three or four years ago. I'm not even sure I have the original on Blu-ray. I need to make a search for it tomorrow.
     
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    You need a database of all your movies that syncs with your smartphone. I use Collectorz and I can't tell you how useful that is when I'm in a store and see some Blu-ray on sale and can't remember if I already own it!
     
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    I thought it was fine. I saw the film several times in original release and it was a bit grainy, especially with all of the process shots for the "multiple windows". The grain comes through in a very natural way.

    I am a big Steve McQueen fan.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments!

    I came late to being a fan of McQueen. After I saw Bullet, I thought, "I need to check out his other films."

    Just glad I will have BOTH versions of The Thomas Crown Affair on Blu.
     
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    I had the dvd of the movie so i got the blu-ray and it's a better looking but the image is grainy and there is some print damage. McQueen and Dunaway are a good reason i like the movie.
     
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