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A Few Words About A few words about...™ An Officer and a Gentleman -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, May 18, 2013.

  1. Robert Harris

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    Taylor Hackford's An Officer and a Gentleman, which is unbelievably thirty years old, is a terrifically entertaining film that very nicely stands the test of time.

    The new WB release of the Paramount production, as mastered by Paramount, is as film-like as it needs to be for a Blu-ray.

    Wonderfully detailed image, and far more easily, superb audio in DTS-MA HD.

    An easy one.

    Image - 4.5

    Audio - 5

    With no handicap.  Just a great Blu-ray presentation.

    Highly Recommended

    RAH

     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    I'm aching for another BD fight so I'll probably watch this in the next 24 hours to see if I agree or disagree with your expert opinion. :D
     
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    Completely agree. I've been waiting a long time for this title on Blu-ray and it was worth the wait.
     
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    After viewing this BD in its entirety, I found myself agreeing with RAH's opinion after all. By the way, a very good film with an interesting commentary from Hackford.
     
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    I remember absolutely loving this film back in the day. But who didn't? It was iconic in so many ways. Having not seen it for a couple of decades, I admit to having wondered if it would now stand the test of time. Sounds like i should quit wondering, and enjoy.
     
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    Happy to hear it, RAH. This is a crowd-pleaser that I think transcends the "chick flick" label and in the 30 years since its release is admirably realistic and even a little gritty in a way that it most definitely wouldn't be were it made for the same demographic today.
     
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    It has been years since I watched this, but I'll be darned if each time I watch it I like it more. Fantastic film, and like RAH states a great presentation on Blu-Ray!
     

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