1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Criterion Press Release: The Great Dictator (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    44,713
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein


     
  2. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Messages:
    7,632
    Likes Received:
    1
    Mine on release date.


    Very cool indeed
     
  3. SD_Brian

    SD_Brian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    16
    Love the cover art!
     
  4. James Luckard

    James Luckard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2003
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    2
    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!


    One of my favorite films of all time, and it looks like they're reproducing all the bonus features of both the original Image DVD, and the dreadful later Warner one, sourced from a PAL master, with speed-up and image ghosting, which had that great documentary as its only redeeming feature.


    I was afraid they wouldn't get the doc and I'd be stuck having to keep the Warner set, but now I can unload it along with the Image!


    I shouldn't have doubted Criterion. Another job well done!!!!
     
  5. dana martin

    dana martin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Messages:
    2,434
    Likes Received:
    444
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    Real Name:
    Dana Martin


    that would make a great poster
     
  6. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith Extremely Talented Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    4,989
    Likes Received:
    1,017
    Location:
    Nor'east
    Real Name:
    Charles Smith
    All I have to say is that this year's B&N Criterion sales are going to be Major Events for me. No holds barred, man. The plastic awaits.
     
  7. Russell G

    Russell G Fake Shemp
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    Messages:
    10,839
    Likes Received:
    486
    Location:
    Deadmonton
    Real Name:
    Russell
    I just watched the Criterion of "Modern Times" and loved it. I look forward to upgrading this one too. I have the Warners set, and this was the one film I thought looked a bit crap, the rest I could live with.
     
  8. jdee28

    jdee28 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    53
    It's nice to see Criterion continuing with the Chaplins. I just got Modern Times, and I agree the transfer is such an upgrade over the disgraceful Warner product.


    It's ironic; the studio most devoted to releasing classic US films on DVD and Blu-ray, Warner, with the rights to the films of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, and those were the two sets we got, with those horrid PAL sped-up transfers that made me not even want to watch the films. Criterion is finally righting a wrong of 7-8 years ago when those Warner sets first came out.
     

Share This Page