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The Great Train Robbery (1978) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 27, 2014.

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I am more than delighted this is coming out. Saw it theatrically on its initial release, and, having already read the novel, found it to be remarkably faithful. Incredibly entertaining in spite of Donald Sutherland's terrible attempt at a British accent (but no worse than Robert Duvall's in THE SEVEN PER-CENT SOLUTION). So happy I can (presumably) dump the non-anamorphic MGM DVD.
     
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    Good news! I saw this in a theater on the upper-east side of Manhattan with great sound, one of the best Dolby optical experiences i had during that period.

    The film itself holds up. Put me down for someone who liked Donald Sutherland. He was just crazy enough to be believable. He played well opposite Connery's cool.
     
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    Yup, ordered along with six other titles.
     
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    Yeah, I wish I only pre-ordered 6 titles. Lol
     
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    Actually it was seven titles. There might be 2 or so other titles that I might buy at a lower price point.
     
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    A great film, the only one of this batch for me.
     
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    I thought Sutherland was doing an Irish accent in First Great Train Robbery.
     
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    I'm with Keith. This is the only Kino UA title I'm interested in so far.

    And this is one of my favorite films of all time, I've seen it over 100 times at least. Let's hope the excellent commentary from the LD and DVD carry over. This will be the 4th format I've owned this one on, I remember how the red titles were never readable until the Laserdisc, and then the DVD was maybe a little improvement not being anamorphic and from the same transfer. The leap forward on this Blu should be pretty major.
     
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    Not a fan of Burt Lancaster then?
     
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    I don't dislike him. Don't have any particular passion for him either. Like him a lot in Airport which is the only thing I have with him outside a few Criterions.
     
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    I'm good with Airport, The Train and Sorry Wrong Number. That's about it. But do wish to see Elmer Gantry again for Jean Simmons and Shirley Jones.
     
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    No Lancaster in Night of the Hunter. I do agree with you on Elmer Gantry. Watch it now for Simmons and Jones. Exceptional performances.
     
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    Absolutely right don't know what I was thinking, it was Robert Mitchum. I meant to say Sorry wrong Number. How did I confuse those? Oh I know Advil PM.
     
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    I guess the Kinos arent getting pre-street reviews?
     
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    RAH has his review up now....
     
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    And it's a rave...4.5 rating out of 5 for the video, 5 out of 5 for the 5.1-channel surround audio... :thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    I have now had the opportunity to watch the blu-ray. My first (and so far only) Kino, the transfer is good but doesn't sparkle (not a technical term I know!) and I was slightly disappointed. However, a great film with a great cast.
     
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    I was disappointed too, with picture. Sound was great. I guess that blown-out, over-exposed look that certain shots have is intended. I had always thought, from my laser disc copy, that they had tried to enhance it and caused white halos around certain areas of the image. But it's still there now. Intentional I guess, to help with the "period" look perhaps?
     

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