What about a Blu of Ryans Daughter

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  1. DP 70

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    One of the best openings on film in 70mm the pq should be fantastic from the 65mm. From one of the worlds best directors.
     
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    Out of all the movies I love that haven't come out on Blu-ray yet, "Ryan's Daughter" is my #1 choice. A film so spectacular in sight and sound deserves nothing less than the best possible home video presentation.
     
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    I could not agree more. This is my number one choice from Warner. Maybe Warner archives will come through. I thought we would never see the likes of GREAT RACE --WIND AND LION ---GYPSY, but we did. I hope we can get all the 70mm productions on blu. The roadshows are a very special breed that need to be seen in their best possible format. Are you listening Fox---TODD-AO of DOCTOR DOLITTLE ---STAR! Sony---LORD JIM---[SUPER PANAVISION 70] FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE --[ULTRA-PANAVISION 70.] I would even love to see a TODD-AO transfer of AIRPORT , but Universal will never do it. I saw AIRPORT at the Radio City Music Hall and it was very impressive in TODD-AO.
     
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    I would love to have this in Blu-ray also. The photography is awesome and I have not seen this incredible cinematography since it's release. The Blu would be incredible.
     
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    The 2 Disc DVD is one of the best looking SD transfers out there. It looks much better that a lot of recent films on DVD. So a Blu-ray should be spectacular.
     
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    DOCTOR DOLITTLE is already is already on bluray. FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE fell badly at the box office.It was ,in my opinion,one of the most tedious 70mm films that I ever saw.
     
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    I agree - it is truly spectacular in sight and sound.. A pity that is was also one of David Lean's lesser efforts.It did move ever so slowly.
     
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    The German release of DOLITTLE is very poor. I saw this film when it first came out in TODD-AO and a proper transfer would be amazing. Yes, FORE was a mess , but it would be interesting to see the grand sets in Ultra Panavion 70
     
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    It would be lovely!
     
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    Germany is not the only country to release DOLITTLE on bluray.
     
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    I bought the HDX of RYAN'S DAUGHTER on VUDU. Looks spectacular so it must have been restored.....I truly hope the Blu Ray comes soon!!!!!
     
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    Excellent News thanks.

    I knew it was a good idea starting this Topic.
     
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    This would be a must buy for me. A Lean epic.
     
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    I believe "Lord Jim" is out on BRD in France.
     
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    Its a poor transfer.
     
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    "Fall of the Roman Empire" is available in Europe on Blu-Ray (locked for Region B). I made the mistake of buying it a couple of years ago; PQ was substandard to the point of unwatchable. Speaking of Samuel Bronston-produced 70MM epics, "55 Days at Peking" was released in Europe on Blu-Ray earlier this year---PQ is splendid. I have the version that was released in France (English subtitles can be removed) and it was not region locked.

    I agree that the HDX version of "Ryan's Daughter" available on Vudu is stellar; it's worth renting for the visuals alone. If only the story was more compelling...
     
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    +92735109 for a blu ray of Ryan's Daughter sourced from the original large format negative.
     
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    I am not familiar with this - if you buy it can/must it then be stored on some proprietary device?
     
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    I've never seen it! I just didn't fancy it when it came out. But I'd buy a Blu-ray, esp. after reading all about the making of it in Kevin Brownlow's great Biography of David Lean. In the seventies there was an electrician where I was working (in a film lab) who'd been on the crew on Ryan's Daughter, & had made so much money on it, he bought a house outright in London with some of his earnings.
     
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    Some more info here for you Oliver.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vudu

    Apparently film grain is an imperfection that they will try to preserve. :D
     

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