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Oliver (1968)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by DP 70, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    I totally missed this thread somehow.

    Count me among those who will be at the front of the line to secure a copy of Oliver.

    I think this is great news--as long as I don't miss out on getting my copy! Can't believe it took me so long to stumble upon this thread.
     
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  2. lukejosephchung

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    Mike, I already have "Oliver!" shipping to me via Sony's region-free release in Germany from Amazon.de...it's under $20 including shipping and will feature the same transfer as the Twilight Time release for about 30% below their list price...plus it's available NOW!!!
     
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  3. Twist

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    About the mentioned "overall consensus", with all due respect to all personal opinion (and therefore subjective), I like to know where is collected and published the "objective observations of the overall consensus".Could it be contributed a link to that source of the index of "general consensus", so useful to support any personal opinion?
     
  4. Paul Rossen

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    Does the disc have the 'Overture' and 'Entr'acte' music?
     
  5. David Weicker

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    According to this post, there is #136 of 144
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    This is NOT a deal breaker...but is the cover artwork (and the on-screen menus) in English?
     
  7. Mark-P

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    While I don't have Oliver! yet, I do have the German Blu-ray releases of As Good As It Gets and Tootsie. The coverart is in German, however the menus are in whatever language is the default of your blu-ray player, so yes in English!
     
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    The cover artwork is German, but the disc's on-screen menus are chosen by the user during the loading process...with English as an option...
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    "Jinx!"

    Thanks, fellas.
     
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    I have heard this looks and sounds excellent and has the Exit music as well as the rest, i am looking forward to
    getting my copy next week.
     
  11. classicmovieguy

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    Didn't the US DVD edition come with the Overture, Entr'acte and Exit music sequences? I'm pretty sure they were included on the UK and Aussie DVD releases.....
     
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    I'll have to look at my US DVD to see what it has. The German blu-ray showed up today in the mail, after less than a week in transit. I can confirm that it has Overture, Entr'acte, and Exit Music. $18 shipped.
     
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    Just checked my 1998 DVD. It's a flipper disc with the overture and intermission card on side one and the entr'acte and exit music on side 2. Both sides are single-layer.
    My Blu-ray will be coming from Amazon.it and should ship out tomorrow. I'm very excited about the upgrade!
     
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    I purchased 7 films from Amazon.it

    Oliver
    Philadelphia
    Sleepless In Seattle
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    The Way We Were
    Tootsie
    China Syndrome

    Pending charge on my credit card is $70.16 or about $10.00 a film including shipping.
    They are scheduled to ship on Tuesday.
     
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    I don't understand about European blu-rays. Do they have PAL speed-up? Does PAL speed-up even apply to blu-rays in the first place?
     
  16. Peter Apruzzese

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    No.
     
  17. classicmovieguy

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    Blu-ray is unaffected by PAL speed-up, as far as I know.
     
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    The only concern about blu rays from Europe or elsewhere is if they are region locked. USA and Canada are Region A, Europe is Region B. From these boards I have read that most Sony/Columbia films on blu ray are region free or at least playable on regions A and B.
     
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    I'm probably going to order Tootsie and The China Syndrome. I intend to order Oliver! and The Way We Were from Twilight Time. I want to support them.
     
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    And I want to save $$$. I'm such a cheapskate! :blush:
     
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